For romances in which the Warden would, for some reason, not be able to get pregnant under normal circumstances, use your imagination.
Alistair (WARDEN): He’s worried. He doesn’t know how the Warden is going to raise a child as a Grey Warden, or what will become of the child, or the Warden. Nevertheless, he does his best to support them, even becoming somewhat overprotective. If romanced: Forget worried, he’s panicked. He wants the best for his child, but he doesn’t know how or what they should do. For the time, he requests leave from the Wardens, and stays with his lover, doing his best. He’s also left utterly baffled by the fact that they’re pregnant at all.
Alistair (KING): He offers his congratulations and anything that the Warden’s child could need: clothes, food, education, comfort, you name it. He also gets them the best in maternity care and invites them (and the other parent) to stay in his castle for the time being. If Romanced, Warden is mistress: He’s giddy, but also worries about the child’s future– he was born in a similar situation, and he doesn’t want his child to end up like he did. In spite of detractors and scandal, he names the child his heir, and is nothing but thrilled that he’ll be a father. He spends even more time (as much time as possible) with his mistress, utterly in love, utterly excited, no matter what comes. If romanced, Warden is queen: The kingdom celebrates that he and his beloved queen will finally have a heir to the throne, but no one is happier than the king himself. When he’s not dealing with matters of the kingdom, he’s with his wife and coddling her, wanting nothing but to make her as happy and comfortable as possible. He thinks he’s the luckiest man in the world.
Leliana: She’s thrilled; she pulls the Warden in for a big hug and talks and plans with them. “I’m going to be an aunt!” she exclaims, utterly delighted. Soon thereafter, the Warden is sent a box of goodies for the child, which includes a pair of pink socks with nug ears sown on them and other baby clothes. Leliana also takes the to-be parent to buy some maternity gowns. If Romanced: Leliana never pictured herself as a mother, not with her history. She, nevertheless, responds with nothing but excitement (and a bit of apprehension) and embraces her lover. She begins looking up children’s tales and lullabies she can sing to her little one.
Zevran: He doesn’t actually know how to respond at first, and settles on offering his congratulations to the Warden, as well as a “congratulations on the sex!” He tries to teach their LI massage techniques to soothe the Warden’s aches and pains as the pregnancy progresses. If Romanced: Zevran is dumbstruck and silent, staring wide-eyed at his beloved for several moments in complete and utter shock. Him? A father? Joy and fear in equal measure bubble up in him, and he lets out a giggle as he pulls his lover into a tight embrace. He readily adjusts to the idea and is so, so excited. He tries his best to bring comfort to his lover in any way during their pregnancy.
Morrigan (IF DARK RITUAL COMPLETE): She congratulates them with a genuine smile and offers advice on handling pregnancy. She is remarkably candid about what the Warden will be experiencing– good details and less-than-fortunate details like nausea and back pain. She’s glad she has someone she can relate to, though she never says so directly. If Romanced: “Kieran will have a sibling, then? ‘Tis fortunate indeed.” Again, she’s very candid about what her lover will be experiencing. She offers her aid in reducing their discomfort, and has a long chat with Kieran about the matter. Kieran is consequently excited to be an older brother.
Morrigan (IF DARK RITUAL NOT COMPLETE): “Pregnancy is a messy, uncomfortable affair. I would not know why you would want to be in such a state, but if it pleases you, then I offer my congratulations.” She doesn’t really get why everyone’s so excited– she sees it as an overblown social affair– but she’s nice enough about it. If Romanced: She’s wary of the idea of being a mother, but she’ll try her best. She’s somewhat uncomfortable, but she takes it well out of love for her significant other, and starts reading up on what to expect.
Oghren: He grins and pats the Warden on the back. “Hey, good for you!” he says cheerfully. “It feels damn good to be a parent. And you’ll be good to yours, so here, a toast to you, Ward– wait. You can’t have any of the booze right now. Sorry.” Nevertheless, he begins peeking through stores for things like little toy ponies and other trinkets, until he finds a tiny pair of socks with griffins sown on them. He gives it them all to the Warden at the baby shower, and begins referring to himself as Uncle Oghren.
Wynne: She smiles, congratulating the Warden earnestly. If they’re a mage, she’s also worried, and she has a long chat with them. She takes to sewing clothes and a blanket for the little one, and when the child is born, she likes to visit and read them a story in a rocking chair, calm and quiet. She’s practically their grandma. If After Asunder: The Warden names the baby Wynne, either as a first or middle name. Shale: “It is… carrying a child? Why is this noteworthy?” The Warden snorts at Shale, who sounds unimpressed. When the baby is born, she examines the child in mild surprise. “It… is so tiny and soft. How do your people survive until they can wear armor?” She takes it upon herself to watch out for the little thing as she grumbles that it’s helpless.
Sten: He doesn’t really react strongly. He does, however, assume the child was bred to be a leader like their parent, and remarks that the baby will lead to a fine, productive member of society.
Loghain: He cracks a rare smile and compliments the Warden, stating that parenthood is a great thing; he would know. He offers a bit of advice on parenting, but otherwise leaves them to it. He trusts they know what they’re doing.
Dog: Barks excitedly and repeatedly licks the Warden’s face (and belly). If anyone during the pregnancy tries to touch their belly without their permission, he jumps up and swats their hands away with a low growl. When the baby is born, he takes to standing guard and helps look after the little one.
Anders: He’s the one that makes the diagnosis when the Warden reports feeling out of sorts. He’s grinning and congratulating them over and over again, and offers his services throughout the pregnancy as their healer. “See? This is another reason why mages are important.” he declares. “With my help, your babe will come into the world safely. And they’ll have a charming uncle.”
Nathaniel: Awkwardly offers his congratulations and then sends a letter asking Delilah about advice for the Warden. Otherwise, he reacts little, as he’s unsure of himself and what to say. Delilah shows up for a surprise visit shortly thereafter, to greet him and the Warden, to whom she gives some advice. Velanna: She seems unimpressed and talks about the pregnancy very little, unless the Warden is an elf, especially a Dalish elf, in which case she’s a bit more enthusiastic about it. She does, however, write down a popular Dalish lullaby and gives it to the Warden to sing to their child.
Justice: He doesn’t really know how to react. “Is the baby possessing you as I possess Kristoff’s corpse?” he asks, to which the Warden can’t help but laugh.
Sigrun: She’s excited; she begins looking for all sorts of trinkets and toys for the kid. She also takes great joy and curiosity in feeling the baby kick, and it delights her to no end. She also tells the Warden to keep their baby safe; she would loathe to think about them ending up in a place like the Deep Roads.
Music blared through the bunker when Dean and Sam walked in. Both covered their ears and turned to each other, wincing.
“What the hell is that racket?!” Dean yelled over the lyrics. He stormed through the bunker to Amalia’s room.
You’re so afraid, so you try to break me, yeah I don’t want to care And I don’t want to hate And I don’t want to see you fall too far away All because of fear ‘Cause when you’re afraid You lash out at me When you say all the things you never meant to say You’re so afraid, so you try to break me
Dean walked into the room, strode to the stereo and jammed the power button. The song cut off and he breathed a sigh of relief.
“Amalia, what the hell?! You know the music rules–” he stopped talking when he saw his daughter’s shoulders shaking. She was laying face down on the bed, face buried in her pillow.
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