(Cullen x Trevelyan)
(Prompt: Cullen thinks quizy and Dorian are together as they spend so much time with each other, the flirts go over his head until he is told Dorian prefers men and cue hope, and fluffiness when he understands the flirts.)
He could barely think over the sound of metal clashing
Luckily, he preferred it that way.
He didn’t much care for his thoughts recently, seeing as
they were often centered on one particular person that he had no business
focusing on. Alys. She had been a constant niggling in his head
since almost the first moment he had seen her, wide eyed and terrified looking,
outside the ruins of the Temple of Sacred Ashes. He had been impressed in those first few
minutes by her determination to help close the rifts, later, after she had
joined the Inquisition, he had moved from impressed to fascinated.
It had quickly tumbled into smitten by the time they made it
to Skyhold, and he was still mentally kicking himself for letting it get so
Not that he would ever do anything about it. He had no desire to embarrass himself, and
there was no other way admitting to his feelings could end.
Which made it even sadder, in his opinion, that he couldn’t
keep her off his mind.
“Are you alright, Commander?”
The question nearly had him jumping out of his skin, and he
glanced to his side to see the current object of his thoughts staring at him
with curious green eyes.
“I-I’m, um, I’m fine, Inquisitor. Just… Thinking of what needs to be done
today.” He silently cursed himself for
the stutter, and prayed to the Maker he wouldn’t start blushing when a quick
smile crossed her face.
“I hope there isn’t too much. I was looking forward to seeing you at dinner
since you worked through it last night.”
He gave a vague shrug, not really hearing her since he was
still mentally berating himself.
Managing to get himself under control he focused back on her, trying to
keep his smile from looking forced. “Was
there something you needed?”
She blinked then brought a hand up to tug at the end of her
braid as she looked away. “No,
sorry. I didn’t mean to bother you, I
just thought I would say hello while I was waiting on Dorian.”
He just barely stopped himself from gritting his teeth at
the mention of the Tevinter mage. Of
course she was waiting for Dorian. Of
course she was.