Da:I how would they react to an orphan/refugee child taking a shine to them.
yoooooo I’m here. I’m so sorry but idk why this one took me so long to write. Some of the characters were easy to come up with ideas but others were hard. Also I might have gone away from the prompt a little, looking back at the original prompt and what I wrote. Sorry if it’s not what you wanted and thank you for all of your patience with me on this blog…
Cassandra: When the refugee child approaches the party, Cassandra acted almost like a stray cat, almost like the hair of her back was standing up with distrust. She doesn’t know if she can trust the child, not knowing their enemies’ tactics. The child asks the Inquisitor if they could spare a few coins so that they could eat. Cassandra is constantly on caution of the child but she couldn’t help but wonder where the child’s parents are. Before the Inquisitor could give the child any money, Cassandra gives them a few of the coins that she carries. It didn’t hurt he, if it was an agent of the enemy and if not then it was an act of charity. The child, a young girl, looks at Cassandra with eyes of wonder and thanks her. When Cassandra finds herself in the same place later where the girl was, she see the girl again approaching the party. She thanks Cassandra again for her help and gazes curiously at her weapon. Cassandra unsheathed her weapon and shows it to the girl. The girl seemed a little scared by it but still found it pretty cool. Over time Cassandra frequented the place where this refugee girl was to help her out and showed her some tricks with a sword. Some of the people who saw the two would say that Cassandra was just as taken with the girl as the girl was with her.
Solas: Solas hated going into the alienages but this time the Inquisitor had official business there so he forced himself to go. While he was in the Alienage, he was approached by a small elven child who held curiosity in their eyes. They asked him if he was Dalish or from another alienage, to which he simply scoffed and said he was neither. The child continued to question him about where he came from and such. In the end, the whole time the Inquisitor was doing their business, Solas talked to the child and explained many things about the fade and ancient elves to them. The child seemed to drink in everything he said with the curiosity that only a child could possibly have. Solas found himself having fun and it surprised him. He only found out as he was going to leave with the Inquisitor that the child was an orphan within the Alienage. He later found himself making a point of visiting the child more often to talk with them, since it never seemed he could have conversations like that with anyone in Skyhold.
Varric: Varric knew urchins like the back of his hand after living so long in Kirkwall. He knew all the tricks that they pulled so when the kid tried to steal from the Inquisitor, Varric quickly stopped him. It wasn’t necessary to shoot the kid like he had when saving Hawke from an urchin similar to this one. Instead he just grabbed the kid’s arms and took back the Inquisitor’s wallet. He could see that urchin child was no more than eight and what had Thedas come to if one so young had to turn the life of crime. He felt like it was all turning to the shithole of Kirkwall and that was too much. “Andraste’s tits…” he mumbled before releasing the kid again. He handed over a coin or two since his writing made him decent enough money. “Make it count kid.” Later in the Tavern, Varric was warm with alcohol and telling one of his famous stories to anyone who would listen. The urchin child has in the tavern near the fire and decided to listen to the stories being told. They were amazed by his stories and listened for hours until Varric had to leave. He could tell that the kid loved the tapes so made sure to keep telling them as the night went on. Before he left, the kid asked if he would tell stories again some other time. Varric didn’t often make a habit of revisiting taverns if they weren’t the Hanged Man or the Herald’s Rest but this kid, well he liked them. So he promised they that he would come back to tell stories again soon.
Sera: Of all the people for her friends to be the one to sell out a noble, she didn’t expect it so be someone so young. It was a child really, a child of one of the servants at the noble’s manor. The young boy knew how the noble mistreated the servants and gathered information within the manor. The loot that she got for messing with the noble was hardly more than a child’s allowance but meant something to her. It was almost like when she was a child, living with that noblewoman that she now hates. Often after that, she got information from this friend, this kid, who worked hard to gather it for the person that helped him. One day, Sera met the young boy at the loot drop and he told her how much she appreciated what she does. It made her feel slightly fuzzy inside bc even though she likes sticking it to bad nobles, this, helping people is really what being a Red Jenny is about. After that, Sera helped the young boy become an official Red Jenny as well.
Vivienne: There were always apprentice mages of all ages in the Circle and some were so young they could barely control their magic yet. To Vivienne, they were the real victims of the Mage rebellion. When all the rebel mages wanted to rebel, not one of them seemed to think of what would happen to them. Many of the apprentices stayed with the loyal mages so that they didn’t have to live in fear of themselves. One of the apprentices, a young boy that was unfortunate enough to join the Circle only weeks before the rebellion, he stuck to Vivienne’s side as much as he could. As a First Enchanter, Vivienne knew she had to make sure the apprentices were learn what they needed for their Harrowing so she allowed the boy to stay by her during the times she was in the Circle. When she would go away, she found that he was intensely ice magic like hers and it made her feel a little proud. The boy was soft spoken most of the time and he looked up to her with eyes of wonder that even she couldn’t deny. When it became time for Vivienne to join the the Inquisition, she made only the request that the boy come along with her and he could stay in Haven after everything he and all the other apprentices went through during the rebellion.
Blackwall: He noticed the child following him each time he went with the Inquisitor to Val Royeaux. At first the following was merely a far distance but it soon became close following in the shadows. So one day, he calls out to the child, trying to get them to reveal themselves and speak with him. Out of the shadows steps a little boy who couldn’t be more than ten years old. Blackwall smiles at the boy and noticed the way he gazes with awe at the shiny armor he wore and the sword at his belt. “Are you a soldier, Mister?” The boy asks Blackwall and he could see the curiosity in his eyes. Blackwall nodded and wonder lit up in the boy’s eyes. “That’s so cool.” The boy said and Blackwall almost felt his heart melt a little. He offered to show the boy some tricks to swordfighting if he wanted. The boy honestly could not nod fast enough and Blackwall doesn’t regret the offer like he thought he would. He knew that the world didn’t really need another soldier with the peace the Inquisition was trying to achieve but he couldn’t resist this kid.
Iron Bull: Iron Bull had met many different people in his travels everywhere. He faced many enemies, had many allies, and seen many die. The worst had been seeing some Tevinter mage kill an orphanage of kids. After that happened, Iron Bull seemed to always want to visit any local orphanages near jobs that the Chargers took. He didn’t look like he cared that much since he was a Qunari and looks kind of big and scary but he honestly did. In fact when the Inquisition was settled in Haven, he often visited an orphanage near Haven. He told the children stories of several jobs with the Chargers, sparing the gory details for the younger children. When he told the children, they always sat on the edge of their seats to listen. Iron Bull knew that his team would give him shit if they knew and once Krem found out he really did, but he still visited them. Even after Haven was destroyed by Corypheus’s forces, Iron Bull would often check to make sure the children there were still okay. The kids got extremely worried for all the Chargers when news traveled about Haven. Iron Bull and the Chargers became those children’s heroes and they really liked them. After a long while with the children constantly asking, he brought the Chargers with him to see the children. It was obvious how much Iron Bull cared.
Dorian: Dorian didn’t travel to Tevinter often after leaving his home to go south. However the Inquisitor had some business and it was his duty as their companion to go with them if they so ask him. Once they were actually in the Tevinter City, not Minrathous but another city, Dorian felt the knot of homesickness in his stomach start to unwind. For all the time he had been away from Tevinter, he had missed the beauty of it. As Dorian travels with the Inquisitor through the city, he hears some of the rumors that have spread throughout the city. One such rumor was of one of the noble’s daughters, who refused an arranged marriage with one of the magister’s sons in favor of a female companions who happened to be a Soporati. It was one of the biggest scandals the city had seen in quite some time and Dorian couldn’t help but think of his own family. The Inquisitor insisted on stopping at a tavern after their business was complete and while Dorian nursed a hot cup of wine, he noticed a young girl about the age of 15. She didn’t look like she was used to the tavern environment and something about her drew him to talk to her. Upon speaking to the girl, he found that it was the noble’s daughter whom the rumors spread about the city like disease. They chatted and he told his story, similar to her’s, and strangely they bonded. Dorian never really thought that he was good with children but he could relate to her personally. By the time he had to leave with the Inquisitor, the girl had seen Dorian as a hero to her and begged him to take her with them, away from Tevinter. Dorian’s heart soften at this girl whom struggled similar to himself and he smiled and invited her to join the Inquisition, with the permission of the Inquisitor of course.
Cole: “Helpless, hunger, hard, heat, homeless.” He says as he feels a rush of emotions in the back alley of Denerim. He traced back the source of the sorrow to a child, about the age of ten, bundled in a pile of trash. They reminded him of Cole as he called out for death after the mistreatment from the templars. He reached out his hand to the child to help them and they shrunk into themself more. Cole then got out some of his rations from the things that he carried and offered them to the child. He didn’t really need much food so he always had extras in his rations. “Here you go.” He simply offered and left the child with the food. After that, every time he came to Denerim, he would see the child, a young girl, and give them some food. Soon enough the girl began to follow him as he traveled around Denerim. She would ask him some questions and even help him help others. Cole liked the girl and her presence so he eventually invited her to Skyhold where she could help them there. That is how Cole basically became a father to a young girl and no one thought a thing of it.
-Direct From Orzammar