So, normally I don't post my own fic here, but this one, well, I want to post it wherever I can, and that amounts to about four places, one of them being here, so, well, there you go. This wiki entry
and this one
sort of give you an idea of the general things surrounding this specific story; it helps to know that the character you play in Dragon Age is a Grey Warden, which is an order of people who drink darkspawn blood in order to be able to kill archdemons, taking the taint and mastering it, at least for a little while.
Anyway, here is my fic; hope you enjoy it.Title:
The Warden and Andraste; a study in light.Notes:
This was originally going to be my entry for the "legendary" lightning round at the dao_challenge
LJ community, but I quickly realized I wouldn't be able to do it in fifteen minutes. Try two hours
and fifteen minutes. Anyway, I have to acknowledge a few influences on this piece:
1) The fic "But A Sword,"
by tjadis, which has been lingering in the back of my head in its own beautiful way,
2) The novel The King's Rose
, by Alisa Libby, which is an absolutely fantastic
character study of Catherine Howard, fifth wife of Henry VIII, and
3) The fic "Deathsong,"
by LoquaciousQuark, which is an excellent Bleach fic (I'm not in the fandom, but there's nothing a little wiki-ing can't help you with), as well as some of her other fic, as well as her general outlook on life.
This was written to "Farewell,"
the final track on the Pocahontas soundtrack, on repeat, and reads pretty well with it.
The quotes from the Chant I obtained from the Dragon Age wiki
A little piece of my heart went into this; I'd love to read your reviews. Disclaimer:
Dragon Age belongs to the brilliant people at Bioware.( Leliana calls the Warden a sunflower, and it is not far from the truth. )