Cassandra Pentaghast

anonymous asked:

This request is for DAI. How would the companions admit that they have deeper feelings for the Inquisitor than just friends?

Cassandra: At first she studiously refuses to act on her feelings. He is the inquisitor, constantly in the public eye, and she was the Right Hand of the Divine.So for awhile it’s only quick glances over the tops of books and reports, with slightly longer ones while they are on the road. (And of course the one time she had accidentally seen him bathing and lost track of more than a few moments before being able to pull herself away). But after Adamant- the certainty of loss if she is not in the Fade and the terror of losing him if she is- the Seeker reaches her breaking point. She goes to his tent and tells him the simple truth: she loves him and that is that.

Solas: He second guesses himself a hundred times once he realizes the depths of his feelings for her, and more than one night is spent consulting long time spirit-friends Eventually he decides to simply be content with the little flame of infatuation burning in his chest and to leave it at that.He has no intention of pursuing her, but after their first encounter in the fade his resolve crumbles. They spend more time together both in and out of the Fade, and the memories made there will -he hopes- be a comfort for both of them when he must move on.

Sera: It hits her- really hits her- the first time they go pranking together. Titles and responsibilities fall away, and for just a moment the archer can see more than just the long road to fight Coryphypiss. The inquisition’s not forever, after all, and when it’s all over they have to go somewhere. They might as well go together.The week or so after that revelation sees perhaps the most extensive pulling of pigtails that Thedas has ever experienced. The inquisitor is pranked day and night, and when she finally confronts Sera in the tavern the Red Jenny hems and haws for long moments before blurting out the truth in an “I like you, yeah? Wasn’t sure how else to get you to notice.

”Blackwall: Even as the first waves of affection blossom within his chest, the false Warden is swamped with guilt. He is living a lie with a dead man’s name and he has no choice but to try and honor that sacrifice with his actions in the Inquisition. But its hard to put aside his longing, and he ruins more than one carving- and nicks a finger or three- with a wandering mind while he carves. Its so easy to imagine a life together- children, a home, a future- b ut everytime he does that guilt blossoms up again, that he’d be living a lie with the best woman he’s ever met. After Revelations, though -when everything is out in the open and the secrets are done- he goes about courting her properly ad never misses a chance to tell her how he truly feels.

Iron Bull: Unlike the other companions, The Iron Bulls comes after he begins a physical reaction with the Inquisitor. He’s fine with giving the Inquisitor what they need -and it doesn’t hurt they they are flexible in both body and mind- so he’s not thinking much beyond that. But after their first dragon kill, when drinks have been toasted and songs sung and the Inquisitor is resting their forehead against his shoulder, Bull finds himself thinking he shoud carry his Kadan upstairs. The thought comes out of nowhere and it shocks him into stillness. And yet it fits perfectly. He’ll have to think about it for awhile, but there are certainly a dragon tooth in his future plans.

Dorian: The first time he catches himself thinking about the Inquisitor with more than just carnal fascination- reading together in the evening or inviting them to share a meal- he is immediately swamped with self loathing and takes himself off to the tavern. Didn’t he learn his lesson too many times in Tevinter? There is nothing more for two men together, no future and no hoping for…for more. No matter that the Inquisitor is kind and caring and seems to delight in asking him questions on every topic under the sun. That way lies heartbreak and shame, and he resolves to treat this like he has his other infatuations: a satisfying one night stand and then back to bland friendliness if they acknowledge each other at all. And if part of his heart is twisted into knots over that plan well, he’s had ears of practice ignoring it.

– Ferel-done


Dragon Age: Inquisition                          

                           Companion Tarot Cards

Reasons Dragon Age Inquisition must be protected

1. They’ve got no breeches.

2. I’m too pretty to die!

3. Pillowy man-bosoms

4. Look up, giant lady with titsicles.

5. I see you like to play with fire, Inquisitor.

6. We discovered this man attacking the building… With a goat.

7. *Solas Disapproves*

8. [Disgusted Noise]

dai characters as things teachers have said to me

cassandra: oh sorry. i was into this new romance novel i got over the weekend and spaced out what was your question

varric: i have a retirement plan in place and it’s going to be rad. i’m not telling any of you because it’s super cool and all of you will steal it but it’s cool i’ll be famous 

solas: im kinda of like the school gypsy. im here for one year and boom then im gone

iron bull: the june on the board is a reminder for when i have to arm wrestle this kid in my algebra class. if he wins they get 10 extra points on their finals but if i win i get satisfaction of winning and my pride 

dorian: i think it’s important that you all learn to be yourselves and not like your peers or your parents. like me for example. my father was a mean bastard. me? im a sarcastic bastard. be yourself kids

cole:i think sophia’s right, not all ghosts have to be mean. if i was a ghost i’d be a helpful ghost. i’d do taxes or something

vivienne: and this is… wait, wait a second. let’s take a moment to take in what he is wearing, those shoes do not that match that outfit 

blackwall: hey guys just a side note in this contest between teachers dont vote for me. if i win not only will i be decorated but they’ll make me and mr chasse shave our beards and if my beard goes i go

sera: i hate the no cursing rule. as long as im not cursing at anyone i should be already. if i say ‘hey student fuck you’ then im screwed but if i go to this crap tv and say ‘come on you piece of shit turn on’ i should be alright, right?

cullen: cough drops? that’s drugs you cant have drugs here. I’m kidding i’ll take anything to numb the pain of living. 

leliana: if a bad guy were to walk into this room i could kill him in eight different ways so there’s no need to worry about anything like that

josephine: why did everything in history have to end in a fight im sure if they all just got into a room and talked it out they could have gotten to some sort of agreement


Dragon Age Portraits Masterpost

This series started as a way to get me comfortable illustrating different skin tones & to build up palettes for all the characters. But I’m finding myself really digging doing the quick portrait sketches.

Little first moments between the Inquisitor and their love interest that it makes my heart happy to think about:

- The first time Cassandra finds he’s left something for her, a rose lying across her favourite book or a little message scrawled on a piece of parchment cut into the shape of a heart, and realises that the flowers and the candles and the moonlit glade weren’t a one-time thing, this is going to be forever. The first time she picks up the gift and holds it close, knowing it’s not just a gift but a promise that he’s always going to make her feel like one of those women from her books, always going to see the woman inside the armour.

- The first time Blackwall wakes up beside her after she learns the truth, and remembers that he’s not hiding anything from her anymore, she knows exactly who he is and what he’s done and she’s still right here in his arms. The first time he looks at her lying there, and feels tears of a kind he’s not familiar with sting his eyes, tears charged by joy, and at last there’s no burning pang of guilt and grief clawing at his insides - because she knows, and she still chose him, and he can just look at her and be happy.

- The first time Bull slips off his eyepatch, feeling… not awkward, exactly, just very aware that this is the first time his kadan has seen him without it, that so, so few people have ever seen his face just as it is. The first time his lover smiles at him and reaches up and takes his face into their hands, traces the jagged lines of his scars with gentle fingers and presses their lips against them, and murmurs to him that he’s beautiful (and hot, of course).

- The first time Dorian kisses the Inquisitor in a street or in the throne room or in the courtyard, where everyone can see, and his smug grin has a touch of wonder behind it because yes, they can do this, they can show what they feel in front of the entire world and no one is going to come up to them and wrench them apart. The first time he glances at the people who’ve seen them and realises that some of them are even smiling to see them together, that the people around them want them to be happy.

- The first time Solas looks at her and realises with a jolt that he’s stopped seeing the vallaslin, that the silent voice inside him has stopped screaming about the wrongness of it every time he sees her, that while he still wishes it were gone, her face has become the most important thing. The first time that the way she smiles and the warmth in her eyes seem to outshine the marks of her slavery and ignorance, and he aches to think of all she doesn’t know, but she is so beautiful, so beautiful.

- The first time Sera hears the Inquisitor call something shite or frigging and stands frozen for a moment, her grin too wide for her face, because her girlfriend’s speaking like her, those are her words coming from the mouth of the woman she loves. The first time she realises that she’s become a part of the Inquisitor, part of the way she speaks and thinks and lives, and feels joy sweep through her because the Inquisitor is part of her, too, always will be.

- The first time Cullen goes through a whole day with no feverish longing, no shaking, no sick feeling in his stomach, and he knows the battle isn’t over and that all the pain could come back tomorrow, but right now he can look at the Inquisitor and think, this is what the rest of our life could be like. The first time he can really picture long nights and longer mornings beside her with no nightmares and restless sleep, years ahead of listening to her laugh, and he almost cries from the terrifying beauty of it.

- The first time Josephine pens a letter to her family and then stops and stares at what she’s written, because she’s told them all about the Inquisitor and how she hopes to introduce them some day, and just like that it seems so official, it’s set down in ink on parchment that she wants the Inquisitor to be part of her future. The first time she gazes at the letter in awe, because it suddenly seems to be the most precious thing in the world.