Find the courage to keep on pursuing what you believe in, no matter how many people fail to want you to succeed. You are worthy of happiness, love and peace, do whatever it takes for that to be achieved. There will be days where your patience runs thin but do not give up on what keeps you alive. Keep chasing the things that call for you and never give up on your dreams.
Okay but imagine what DA2 could maybe have done with the clinic if there had been more time and resources to flesh out all parts of the game more?
More ambient dialogue where the people are actually supportive of and thankful for their Healer, and that tell you about what sort of patients Anders has
a collection box maybe where Hawke could plonk herbs or a little money, potions, or whatever. Something to help running the clinic, or to distribute to the people of Darktown. Maybe the box is something that Anders hasn’t actually put there on purpose because who in Darktown has anything to give but Hawke just keeps leaving stuff in it and eventually Anders remarks on it, or maybe the clinic could get some little visual upgrades if you donate enough? Nothing mandatory you know, but just maybe a good place to throw like thrown trousers for bandage material or something instead of selling them for some copper pieces. xD
maybe a patient or two with a quest? Some patient that a healer mage Hawke could heal when Anders is busy with some other patient, or something else for rogue and warrior Hawkes? Bandaging the wound instead? idk something small and nice that’d let you help a little bit. ;u;
or maybe a scene where Anders asks your help with something there? Holding a patient’s hand or helping to keep them steady or whatever, I don’t even care. LET ME HELP ANDERS.
stuff you could interact with to see and hear Hawke comment on what’s there (like you can at Gamlen’s, and at the manor later) and what Anders’ life is at the clinic - DOES he leave his socks under the bed there as well? What’s on the desk? I WANNA KNOW. (tbh everyone’s home base would so benefit from this). Some of these things could change in each act to SHOW what’s going on in their lives!
idk guys I’m just saying that that place could feel really alive and cool instead of a big mostly empty room. ;u;<3 (Also the Alienage? could have had something cool to do as well.)
I had a strange dream where the Battle Lovers and the Caerula Adamas had to face a new villain
The villain was no one else than Future!Yumoto, who was trying to stop them from battling. He wanted to incapacitate them so Wombat and his organization would call other heroes for the duty, since he lost all of his friends to a really powerful enemy. Kinda like Dobby from Harry Potter, but more messed up in the head.
He had long fluffy hair, a lot of scars (but was still pretty, regardless), and kinda reminded me of Jareth (the Goblin King from Labyrinth); his transformed outfit was a fusion between Battle Lover and Caerula Adamas ones, and he carried the CA’s rings on his fingers and the others’ Lovracelets on pendants. (I dunno about the VEPPer’s brooches, though, sorry)
In a point of the history, he gets desperate at the boys getting fed up with his Dobby-like attempts and fighting his schemes back every single time and kidnaps Arima (shipping bias, i know; the VEPPer barely appear in my dreams, but they do mention the two as suspects in this moment, lol). He wanted to make sure he’d save at least ONE of the boys from this enemy, so he wouldn’t be alone in the future.
Cue to Yumoto’s rescue of Arima being him straight up PUNCHING FUTURE!YUMOTO ON THE MUG.
Actually, it was after a short exchange, lol
“LEAVE IBU-CHAN-SENPAI ALONE!“
“BUT I’LL BE LONELY IF I LET HIM DIE!“
“WELL, I WON’T LET IT HAPPEN!“ *YUMOPUNCH*
It was so freaking awesome. How come I only DREAM things that awesome? It never happens when I’m actually writing fanfiction.
Future!Yumoto then reveals why he’s doing it, which makes everyone feel kinda sad. Yumoto says they’ll work hard so it never happens, and that even if he gets alone, he can always visit his friends in the past and have fun with them.
Future!Yumoto smiles, agreeing with him; after all, traumatized or not, Yumoto is still Yumoto.