Title: Knight's Bloom - Chapter 1: Old Friends
Game: Dragon Age 2
Characters/pairing: Female mage Hawke/Cullen
Disclaimer: Dragon Age and its characters belong to Bioware.
Summary: As the new Viscountess of Kirkwall, Marian Hawke needed all the friends she could get. So then why was Knight-Commander Cullen avoiding her? A story of how Hawke and Cullen navigate a new friendship in the aftermath of Battle of the Gallows, leading to an explanation for why the Viscountess ultimately left Kirkwall.
Varric leaned back in his chair as he finished his tale of the Champion of Kirkwall's rise to power. After hours of interrogation by the Seeker of Truth, he had come to his spellbinding finish, wherein the former refugee had saved the city from a mad despot and had taken the seat of Viscountess of Kirkwall.
"So that's it. That's the whole story."
The Seeker considered his words thoughtfully. "Then Meredith turn