character: vivienne

anonymous asked:

Could I please ask for the night routines (like before bed) of DAI companions and Advisors (and if it is possible what the romance routines are like, too)?

The sun is coming up. I can manage some fluff.

Josephine: Since being an ambassador means that her appearance is critical, her nightly routine involves a lot of lotions and creams on her skin, washing off her makeup, and keeping her hair carefully contained. It usually takes her nearly an hour to get ready for bed. If Romanced: Not much changes about her routine except that her lover watches her apply her lotions to her skin and she either goes a little slower to tease them or rushes through it so she can lay in bed with them.

Leliana: Her nightly routine involves extensive security sweeps. She checks that all her alarms are in place and functional (There are at least a dozen), then falls in a light sleep as soon as she’s laying down. She’ll wake at the first disturbance, however.

Cullen: Before bed he always does maintenance on his armor, polishing the metal and making sure everything is in place. He has pretty bad insomnia, though, so once he does lie down he frequently spends hours staring at the ceiling and waiting for sleep to take him, the lyrium withdrawal making his dreams nearly as bad as the exhaustion. If Romanced: His armor still receives all the attention it needs, but when he can’t sleep he doesn’t stare at the ceiling anymore. Instead he studies the Inquisitor, the way they look when they sleep. He counts their breaths and falls asleep to the rhythm. The nightmares aren’t so bad if he isn’t sleeping alone.

Solas: His nightly routine is simple; strip to his smallclothes, lie down, go to sleep. This is still his favorite part of the day because at least the Fade still makes sense. If Romanced: A slightly altered routine; strip to his smallclothes, lie down, think of his vhenan, fall asleep in the middle of some very inappropriate imaginings (not necessarily sexual. He considers his love for the Inquisitor fairly inappropriate, no matter if there are any sexual impulses) that frequently follow him into the Fade.

Vivienne: Her routine closely matches Josephine. All of her clothes are carefully folded, her makeup is removed, and lotions applied to her skin. She doesn’t have to worry about her hair, fortunately.

Dorian: Despite his careful appearance, he doesn’t have much of a routine at night. Most of his grooming is done first thing in the morning rather than at night. He has to wash the product out of his hair, then he just falls into bed. If Romanced: He falls into bed and tucks himself against his amatus. He falls asleep to the sound of his heartbeat.

Cassandra: Like Cullen, maintaining her armor comprises most of her nightly routine. She brushes out her hair thoroughly, as well. She’d never admit to how much care goes into her hair and the careful little braid. If Romanced: Frequently, her lover will be the one to brush out her hair while she tends to her armor. She’s fallen asleep with her armor still in her lap like that more than once.

Blackwall: Again, armor maintenance. It’s very important for a warrior who wears heavy armor to keep it in good condition. When he falls into bed he tries very hard to blank his thoughts and keep his mind clear, otherwise if sleeps at all he’ll be plagued by nightmares. If Romanced: He never sleeps better than he does with the Inquisitor snuggled up with him. He doesn’t neglect his armor, but he might go a little faster in order to get into bed sooner.

Iron Bull: Armor is important, guys. Bull also performs routine maintenance on his armor before bed, also taking a few minutes to make sure his giant fucking sword/axe is sharp and in peak condition. This usually happens after whoever he just tumbled goes back to their own bed. If Romanced: Armor maintenance first, which is kind of weird for him. He can perform his nightly routine before having sex? Relationships are weird, but he kind of likes it. He performs his routine while the Inquisitor performs theirs. And then he ties them up.

Cole: He doesn’t sleep.

Sera: She counts her arrows. Don’t question it. She counts them. then she passes out whenever she gets tired of it. If Romanced: No need to count arrows when she can count Inky’s breaths as she holds her. She nods off pretty quickly that way, warm and secure and satisfied.

Varric: He lost track of time. It’s now the middle of the night and his hand is cramping from holding his pen and writing for too long. Damn it, he did it again! He may or may not strip out of his clothes before falling face-first into bed and snoring immediately. It depends on how late it is this time.


Those who can tap into the raw energy of the Fade and block the whispering temptations of demons are truly exceptional. When they turn that mental focus onto the field of war, they can be truly terrifying opponents. Rains of fire, walls of ice, or even the ability to heal allies make up a mage’s toolkit. Most employ considerable skills rendering foes not only weakened, but also vulnerable to physical attacks, setting up opportunities for their teammates to exploit.

  • Leliana: So. Who broke it? I'm not mad. I just want to know.
  • Josephine: I did. I broke it...
  • Leliana: No. No, you didn't. Dorian?
  • Dorian: Don't look at me. Look at Cullen.
  • Cullen: What?! I didn't break it.
  • Dorian: Huh. That's weird. How did you even know it was broken?
  • Cullen: Because it's sitting right in front of us and it's broken!
  • Dorian: Suspicious.
  • Cullen: No, it's not!
  • Sera: If it matters, probably not... Vivienne was the last one to use it.
  • Vivienne: I don't even drink that!
  • Sera: Oh really? Then what were you doing by the tea cart earlier?
  • Vivienne: I use the wooden stirrers to push back my cuticles. Everyone knows that, darling!
  • Josephine: Alright let's not fight. I broke it, let me pay for it, Leliana.
  • Leliana: No. Who broke it?
  • Varric: Solas has been awfully quiet…
  • Solas: Really?!
  • Varric: Yeah, really!
  • [...]
  • Leliana: I broke it. I burned my hand so I punched it. I predict ten minutes from now, they'll be at each other's throats with warpaint on their faces and a nug head on a stick. Good. It was getting a little chummy around here.

Confession:  In one of my DA:I playthroughs, I made a female Qunari mage and tried out different choices. I sided with the Templars (which I’ve never done) and made an effort to bring along different companions. In doing so, I learned a lot more about Vivienne. I never really understood how a mage could support the Circle and the Templars, but as I got to know her my views changed.
I misunderstood Vivienne: she wants mages to be free, but she also knows the dangers of inexperienced magic and wants to make the Circles a place for people to learn their magic in peace. She believes that Templars are necessary for everyone’s protection, but also realizes that there are issues with the current system.
When I made Vivienne the Divine it further changed my perspective on her, and I realized I agree with a lot of the points she makes. So far that playthrough is still my favorite playthrough of Inquisition.

ultradreamologistblog  asked:

please I beg of you I've been following you for a while & I know how good your fanfics are so I literally need you to write a fanfic for Vivienne and Kallias in order for me to keep existing ❤️

A Court of Love and Waiting


She froze.

Vivienne knew that voice. The sound of her best friend, the male she loved. She hadn’t heard that sound in fifty years. Hadn’t heard the soft lull outside of her dreams.

She was afraid to turn around. This was a trick her mind played, it had to be. He..he was with Amarantha. He was Under the Mountain, far away. She shook her, no he wasn’t here, it was like every other time she thought she heard it. She would just be heartbroken all over again. She shouldn’t-


Her heart fractured in her chest and she was turning before she could stop herself.

A sob broke from her. 


She was running. Running to him. To her High Lord, to her friend, to her love. He enveloped her in a hug and she pulled him down to her lips, her hands shook, touching his face.

She kissed him, his cheeks, his brow, his temple, his lips. She kissed him breathless and Cauldron she missed him, she loved him. 

They were on their knees, hugging each other, trying to meld into one another. 

“I love you.” She was breathless. “I loved you since forever.”

His glacier eyes lit up and his beautiful smile lit up the rest of his face. “I love you, Vivienne. I love you so much.”

She kissed him again. Slower this time, more tender, less frantic. She clung to him and sobbed. “I never thought I would see you again.”

He brushed back her tears and she did the same for him. 

“Not a day, a second, went by,” he whispered, “That I didn’t miss you.”

She clasped his face and kissed him. 

“Tell me everything.”


this literally popped off the top of my head, i hope you like it. Comments are loved XO