otp: the bear and the dragon

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otp aesthetic ▶▶ Talyn Surana + Leliana

Prolong the night, Goddess who sets us aflame!
Hold back from us the golden-sandalled dawn!
Already on the sea the first faint gleam
  Of day is coming on.

Sleeping under your veils, protect us yet,
Having forgotten the cruelty day may give!
The wine of darkness, wine of the stars let
  Overwhelm us with love!

Since no one knows what dawn will come,
Bearing the dismal future with its sorrows
In its hands, we tremble at full day, our dream
  Fears all tomorrows.

Oh! keeping our hands on our still-closed eyes,
Let us vainly recall the joys that take flight!
Goddess who delights in the ruin of the rose,
  Prolong the night!

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I’ve been blessed by amazing authors willing to bring my AUs to life as fic. Here’s a shout out to them and to let everyone know what we’re working on!

Story summaries mine, subject to change. `Cover` drafts.

Reincarnation AU, title pending

Author: @diatasair, writing below mine: spoilerspoilerlespoiling

The Shepherd, the Lord of Calamity
The Lady of the Lake bears witness
The cycle continues
continues
contin

Kingmaker AU, title pending

Author: @eachainn, the writing below mine:

The world and its people burn in dragonfire. 

Sorey struggles with the weight and the sins of a broken empire that enslaves the seraphim. Mikleo is the remaining survivor of an attack that left him manifesting as a dragon. 

“Make a pact with me. Make me king and let’s bring peace to the world with a benevolent hand, or destroy it trying.”

If you hear a voice
In the middle of the night,
Saying it will be all right,
It will be me;
If you feel a hand
Guiding you along
When the path seems wrong,
It will be me.

There is no mountain
That I can’t climb;
For you I’d swim through
The rivers of time.
As you go your way,
And I go mine,
A light will shine,
And it will be me.

If there is a key
That goes to your heart,
A special part,
It will be me.
If you need a friend,
Call out to the wind
To hold you again:
It will be me.

Oh, how the world
Seems so unfair,
Creating a love
That cannot be shared!
As you go your way,
And I go mine,
A light will shine,
And it will be me.

Past the ever after,
There’s a place for two;
In your tears of laughter,
I’ll be there for you.

In the sun and the moon,
In the land and the sea,
Look all around you:
It will be me.

There is no mountain
That I can’t climb;
For you I’d swim through
The rivers of time.
As you go your way,
And I go mine,
A light will shine,
And it will be me.


It will be me, it will be me…


This song, originally from the Brother Bear 2 soundtrack, is one of my favourite picks for tragic OTPs. This time, it works for Solavellan from Inquisition. ^^ The drawing itself pictures a little headcanon moment of mine: after burying Haven during her stand-off against Corypheus, Lavellan finds her way to safety by following a ghostly image of a wolf, woven out of the snow - and when she finally gets to camp, Solas has to put on his best I-had-nothing-to-do-with-this face.

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They needed to know that there’s a way to come back - from anything. And I wanted to help them if I could. I thought going up there on the gallows was difficult. This was worse.

aka repentant bear becomes human punching bag as he embarks on grand apology tour of Thedas