write some thing about aveline! either the legend or the companion.
here’s a bit about Aveline Vallen in the aftermath of da2
Kirkwall feels emptier after Hawke leaves.
Of course it is emptier; so many people died in the aftermath of the Chantry explosion, templars and mages alike, but Aveline has to admit that she searches for familiar faces in the people milling about in the tattered streets.
She stayed while the others left. It wasn’t safe for them to stay, but Aveline figured it would be safe if she stayed. Maybe not safe for her, but safe for everyone left who deserved even a relatively safe city. Donnic stayed, too, because he is a good man and a good guard. Most of the surviving guards stayed, too, and they rallied when Aveline called for them. She knows Sebastian will return one day, seeking revenge or perhaps justice.
Kind of ironic, really.
Still, she finds her breath catching in her throat every time she happens to encounter an elf with short dark hair or a man with feathered pauldrons, or hears the clicking of a crossbow being loaded echoing between the crumbling Lowtown buildings. Donnic sees her tense up every time every now and then, and he puts his hand on her arm.
“I’m fine,” Aveline tells him every time.
“I know,” he replies every time.
It’s true, and she’s never needed people around her to make her feel somehow complete anyway, but some days she just feels so damn empty.
(She passes the Hawke mansion every day, but the door is always locked.)