ReflectionAlistair sat in his study room in the royal palace of Denerim, his head resting in his palms. He sniffed, fighting off sleep as he tried to recall complex fighting techniques.Reflection in Settings More Like This
Sleep overtook him, however, with an iron fist and flung him deep into the Fade.
He wandered the uneven areas, demons hissing at him, spirits staring in wonder at him, but he walked past them all numbly, just as he had for the past week.
Alistair looked up to the ever-present Black City and screamed, "Maker! Why have you taken her from me? She was mine, not yours!!"
His voice echoed, rebounded, merged, and echoed again until the words meant nothing. He kept his dead eyes on the City. He stared at it until the Fade around him blurred into blackness. Demons slid by, giving him a wide berth, as if they knew when to leave well enough alone.
But one essence forced his gaze downward.
Her long black hair tied into a loose ponytail, her bright red eye shadow, her flame tattoos, her silver eyesthey were all as
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"Will it change your mind?"
I stared at my love, my heart breaking as he turned and walked back up the steps of the Gallows, saying, "I loved you once, but I cannot watch you do this."
"Don't do this," I begged. "Please..."
His golden eyes softened. "I'm sorry. But I have no choice." He whipped out his staff and shot me with a spirit bolt. I stumbled back, feeling incredibly betrayed and heartbroken, as Merrill cast a paralysis spell on Anders.
Half out of my mind with the pain of loss, I roared, letting my emotions fuel my spell, and flung a bright lightning bolt at Anders.
As soon as the spell left my fingertips, I ran forward, a terrified scream escaping my lips, but time seemed to slow as I watched the bolt strike him in his chest. Two shades sprouted on the stairs, blocking my path to him.
I watched as he fell, even as I swept my staff across the path of the two obstacles, causing ice to impale them.
As soon as the last shade vanished, someone flung himself at my feet and cried, "