dark reflections (4/?)

more morriana noir au……….. this time in Denerim. :9

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The problem—the problem with Denerim was this: it was a sea rushing through a dam.

Bright lights and neon signs marked every waypoint until there were too many to consider, the possibilities rushing by in a blink-and-you-miss-it sort of way. The streets ran with people and cars at all times of the day, folks of all shapes and sizes flowing between the towering buildings. The commercial part of town was the worst, so much so fast that even the dazzling facades of hotels and business centers raced by without much notice.

If Lothering had been slow decay, Denerim was a technicolor bullet to the brain, and Leliana’s head was aching.

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dai characters as things teachers have said to me

cassandra: oh sorry. i was into this new romance novel i got over the weekend and spaced out what was your question

varric: i have a retirement plan in place and it’s going to be rad. i’m not telling any of you because it’s super cool and all of you will steal it but it’s cool i’ll be famous 

solas: im kinda of like the school gypsy. im here for one year and boom then im gone

iron bull: the june on the board is a reminder for when i have to arm wrestle this kid in my algebra class. if he wins they get 10 extra points on their finals but if i win i get satisfaction of winning and my pride 

dorian: i think it’s important that you all learn to be yourselves and not like your peers or your parents. like me for example. my father was a mean bastard. me? im a sarcastic bastard. be yourself kids

cole:i think sophia’s right, not all ghosts have to be mean. if i was a ghost i’d be a helpful ghost. i’d do taxes or something

vivienne: and this is… wait, wait a second. let’s take a moment to take in what he is wearing, those shoes do not that match that outfit 

blackwall: hey guys just a side note in this contest between teachers dont vote for me. if i win not only will i be decorated but they’ll make me and mr chasse shave our beards and if my beard goes i go

sera: i hate the no cursing rule. as long as im not cursing at anyone i should be already. if i say ‘hey student fuck you’ then im screwed but if i go to this crap tv and say ‘come on you piece of shit turn on’ i should be alright, right?

cullen: cough drops? that’s drugs you cant have drugs here. I’m kidding i’ll take anything to numb the pain of living. 

leliana: if a bad guy were to walk into this room i could kill him in eight different ways so there’s no need to worry about anything like that

josephine: why did everything in history have to end in a fight im sure if they all just got into a room and talked it out they could have gotten to some sort of agreement

dragon age mod where you don’t have to see the weird sex cut scenes in Origins. Instead, you see the rest of the party all sitting around looking really uncomfortable, while the Warden and their LI go at it a few feet away. Leliana is singing to try to distract everyone. (If Leliana is the LI, Sten is singing in a perfect Leliana impression.)

so like, Morrigan in Origins was the undebated, unchallenged goth of the group. there’s no denying that. so imagine you’re Morrigan and you’ve held this firm goth-status over your friend-group that you haven’t been around in years, and a decade later you see some of those friends again, and the perky, preppy little religious kid of the group is now hanging out with ravens, wearing hoods all the time, and has a wardrobe that consists entirely of dark colors. This kid who used to sing nonstop is quiet and emo 24/7 now. Imagine Morrigan learning that Leliana is the new goth