Hawke shows up in inquisition, minus Fenris; Varric mentions Fenris is probably off hunting slavers. Ever since my first playthrough, I've wondered how exactly their parting went down. Cute and fluffy? Hard and angry? Did they argue? Did Hawke even tell Fenris he was leaving, or did Fenris just wake up in camp one morning to Hawke being gone? I MUST KNOW!
If you look, I have a few drabbles about this. I don’t feel like looking them up at the moment though. This is short. I’m sorry.
They had been fighting about it for a week, and they both knew Hawke would go, and they both knew Fenris would stay, and they fought about it anyway, because Fenris couldn’t give up that easily.
“My place is by your side, Hawke,” Fenris said.
“I’d rather have you alive and angry at me, than dead in my arms.”
It was the red lyrium Varric wrote of. Fenris had heard the argument so many times, he thought he might scream if Hawke brought it up again.
“I belong with you,” he insisted.
“Don’t make me leave in secret,” Hawke pled. “You won’t follow me. Promise me, Fenris. Promise.”
They made love the night before Hawke left. Fenris was all fury and fire, teeth and nails and rage, but he clung to Hawke, when it was over, panting and bruised, and he made him swear to come home.
“I’ll never forgive you,” he said, “If you die without me.”