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Dragon Age: Fanfic: The Last Embers

  • Jan. 12th, 2015 at 11:53 AM
Title: The Last Embers
Fandom: Dragon Age
Rating: G
Length: 200 words
Content notes: Referenced canonical character death
Author notes:  Written for the 'burn' prompt in [community profile] fan_flashworks , and 'episode tags and missing scenes' for [community profile] genprompt_bingo .
Summary: Bethany receives special dispensation to attend her Mother's funeral.

“Of course you may go,” Meredith said as she handed her the leave papers. But two Templars shadowed her to the city.

She stood next to her sister. Sara was wearing armour that smelt of stale sweat and blood, and Bethany, freshly laundered Circle robes. She reached out and took her sister’s hand, but Sara didn’t squeeze back.

Mother was burnt in the Chantry courtyard, a fitting tribute for an Amell. The flames reflected off the whitewashed mansion walls, and the smell – flesh, hair and wood – would linger for days. Bethany could escape to the Gallows, where the windows let in the fresh breath of the sea. Sara would be reminded every moment.

“I, too, have lost someone to magic,” Meredith had said when Bethany lingered in her office. Her voice was softer than its usual bark. “You have my sympathy.”

She nodded, unsure how to respond.

“Pass my condolences on to your sister,” Meredith continued, and turned to look out the window. The fading light fell on the silver in her thinning blonde hair.

“Thank you, Knight Commander,” Bethany said with a curtsey, and fled to the boat.

The coals still glowed when she strode back to the docks.


sarasa_cat: (Meredith)
[personal profile] sarasa_cat wrote:
Jan. 17th, 2015 02:53 am (UTC)
Ooooooh, nice use of the prompt!

Meredith's line about having lost someone to magic too stings wonderfully.

Aren't double drabbles fun?! :)
[personal profile] phdfan wrote:
Jan. 17th, 2015 03:52 am (UTC)
Thank you! :)

Yes, I'm enjoying the double drabble format - I think this is what I'm going to stick to for future prompts. :)


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