Empress-Celene

Their Return to Skyhold

Hawke x Cullen (687)

Summary: The Inquisition returns to Skyhold. (Just a tiny baby chapter.)

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The four day ride back to Skyhold was far too long for Cullen’s liking and it gave him ample time to think over what a disaster Halamshiral had been. Everything went according to plan for the Inquisition; the Grand Duchess defeated, Empress Celene remained in charge, Cullen was a different matter, however. He cringed every time he thought over his time alone with Darla. Maker, what a mess. He was slowly coming to terms with Hawke’s death, true, but jumping in at the deep end with a woman he’d only just met had been a huge mistake. It was the first time he’d ever encountered that kind of problem though. Cullen groaned inwardly as he reluctantly recalled the memory once again. Thank the Maker they were finally back at Skyhold and he could lose himself in the mountains of reports he was sure to have by now.

Cullen followed in closely behind the Inquisitor, dismounting his horse once they finally got through the mass of people at the gate wanting to greet them all. He had no time for pleasantries; he suspected most, if not all, were there to see their illustrious leader anyway. It was early evening and the sky was just beginning to darken. All Cullen wanted to do was remove his armour and flump down on his bed to hopefully get his first good night’s sleep in weeks.

“Commander!”

“What.” Cullen growled.

The recruit came stumbling down the stairs from the keep. The last thing he needed was some crisis the recruits had caused while he was away.

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Girls, romanticize yourselves. You are a queen. You are a warrior. You are an enchantress. You are a mermaid. You are a goddess. You are all these things and more, you are the stuff of fairytales.

Women, traumatize others. You are a dragon. You are a wolf. You are a bump in the night. You are the last thing they see in the darkness. You are all of these things and more, you are the heart of their fucking nightmares

Ahhhhh Karin Weekes looks so fierce as Celene from Dragon Age: Inquisition’s “Masked Empire”!!! I helped out with her make up ^.^ GaymerX is already the best <3

Confession: The fact that Empress Celene chose to come along when the Inquisition marched on the Arbor Wilds was fine. I kept her on her throne, she was grateful, she wanted to inspire her people. All good. But Celie, come on - showing up in the exact same ensemble you wore to the Halamshiral ball? Including the weird metallic wings on your back? Not only was that a ridiculous choice of attire for the surroundings, but I can’t believe you were seen in public wearing the same thing twice!