What do the like best about their partner?
They have the same answer - they love each other’s passion.
In saying that she loves how passionate he is, Isii doesn’t simply mean the qualities of his physical affection. In their earliest days together, she loved engaging him with questions about the Fade because of how passionately he’d discuss the topic. Something in his voice, in his eyes, in the way he would brighten at her interest - there’s something about it that has always appealed to her. His is a quiet kind of passion, understated and yet fiery at the same time. She could always tell there was more there, hidden beneath the surface and all she wanted to do was draw it out into the open.
He loves how she lives her life so vibrantly, that her passion seems to extend to all of the things she does. It’s infectious. Her laughter brightens his heart, her touch stirs his desires. She makes him feel more alive, more engaged than he’s ever been since he emerged from uthenera.
Anything they both dread?
Isii would not want to answer this question seriously. She’d brush it off as a joke, simply saying “wolves” and moving on. She wouldn’t tell anyone that she constantly dreads losing everyone she cares about. Part of her will always believe that it’s inevitable - that fate is cruel and only gives you happiness so that it can be ripped away from you. She has nightmares of failing, of leading her people into a battle they cannot win, of having to watch each of her companions being killed off. Worst of all are the dreams where Solas dies. She doesn’t tell anyone about these and she tries to convince herself that it’s nothing more than a bad dream. It won’t happen that way. Things will be different this time.
Solas dreads his own failure. He dreads making another shortsighted mistake that will cost lives. He dreads her death most of all because he knows he can do nothing to stop it. One day, she will leave him, no matter what either one of them wants. He doesn’t know how he’ll cope with that. It’s something he tries to avoid thinking about.
[Send me a ship and a number meme.]