lmao. i love how last season they were all about romanticizing violence in ian and mickey’s relationship, like “omg aren’t these boys fucking and fighting so hot? they’re so unique and passionate! not like all you other girlie gays!” and now they’re like “aww poor ian, he doesn’t know how to love because he’s just so used to being beaten. he’s lucky to be alive. :( ”
not that anyone cares but speaking of cats, every time my sister and i would go back to romanian to visit, my grandparents would prepare me a batch of kitties to choose from. like they asked all their neighbors and friends and theyd get at least 7+ kitties so by the time i arrived, there would be just kitties all over the yard. funniest memory is a few weeks after i got there, there were already 6 kitties there– and one day i hear the doorbell ring so i run to get the door and its these two oooooooold grannies holding a box and a bag. they come inside and lo and behold - you know what is in the box and bag? two new cats for me- black ones!! bc my grandma knew that black cats were my favorite so she called her granny friends and they brought over two cats- one was a TINY BABY WITH BLUE EYES and the other one was an adult but it was SO SMART AND HYPER omg he was adorable my sis loved him he was kind of like a dog so playful.
anyways cutest memory- the two old hungarian ladies with black kitties in a box/bag ;A;
So Fenris has been in Kirkwall for well over a year, and he’s grown comfortable with this band of misfits. Now he told them all he doesn’t like being touched, and they took that to heart and have given him as much space as he needs. So, over a year in and Fenris realizes that a) he wouldn’t mind them touching him (in a friendly way only, if you please) and b) he is touch-starved as fuck and actually very much wants this. But he doesn’t know how to ask for it, because he doesn’t really ask shit of other people, not to mention it would sound super awkward (”hey can u touch me” “……”).
So one day he comes down to the Hanged Man and everyone’s sitting around playing cards and Hawke’s sitting on one side of the bench. And Fenris hesitates and then comes over and just sits like…way too close to him. Like there’s three whole feet of empty bench but Fenris just squishes up next to Hawke for no discernible reason. And Hawke is like ???? :D ????? :D :D and Isabela starts to say something snarky and Hawke with his booming voice Cuts Her the Fuck Off because no way is he gonna let some sly comment disrupt this pure precious moment.
They play the whole game like that, elbowing each other constantly and having to consciously keep their eyes averted from the other’s cards. But their legs are touching the whole time and Fenris never even gets up to get himself a drink. Afterwards Hawke hugs him (slowly, giving him time to pull away) and Fenris tenses up reflexively but then he hugs Hawke back real tight to make sure Hawke knows he liked it.
And it sort of spreads after that. Aveline takes to grasping his shoulder, and Isabela starts hugging him too, and Fenris is like wow this is…actually very nice I like this