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Dragon Age: Fanfic: Rotten Wood

  • Feb. 9th, 2015 at 3:08 PM
Title: Rotten Wood
Fandom: Dragon Age
Rating: G
Length: 200 words
Content notes: No warnings apply
Author notes: Written for the 'fancy' prompt in fan_flashworks, and the ‘minor character’ prompt in genprompt_bingo.
Summary: Leandra finds time for fancy work, and thinks about her family.

Leandra sits in front of the library fire, her hands occupied by the embroidery she has been working on all winter. She has finished the Amell crest, and mother and father have been stitched into their places, a line of backstitch running down to meet the marriage of her and Malcolm. She is beginning the youngest generation now – Sara, Bethany, and poor Carver, as well as the children of cousin Revka.

Behind, she can hear Sara’s quill scratching at vellum. Another letter to Bethany, perhaps. Leandra restrains a sigh. They aren’t allowed to visit nearly often enough. She can remember a time when mages – educated and dashing – were allowed to entertain young nobles with their skills. Now they waste away in the Gallows.

And she worries about Sara, too. No interest in anyone except that Tevinter elf with the strange markings. She has spurned Leandra’s attempts to introduce her to proper young folk. Will the Amell family die out with this generation? Leandra looks up at the portraits of mother and father looking down from their places above the fire. This would not have happened if they had only accepted Malcolm.

Leandra sighs, picks up her needle, and continues stitching.


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[personal profile] sarasa_cat wrote:
Feb. 9th, 2015 08:09 am (UTC)
Such a sense of weariness in this.
[personal profile] phdfan wrote:
Feb. 9th, 2015 08:16 am (UTC)
Thank you for commenting! That is how I see Leandra, beset by weariness... the feeling that nothing has ever gone as it *should*.
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[personal profile] sarasa_cat wrote:
Feb. 9th, 2015 08:28 am (UTC)
She is an interesting character: sufficient existing canon but with much possibility for interpretation & expansion.

Love the idea of Leandra internally fighting/fretting over what socially should have been vs what is (and what could occur).


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