Ava -

Everything here at Skyhold is progressing well. The mages seem to finally be relaxing around the templars and guards we have posted along the battlements. Leliana has managed to weed out even more operatives for our cause and Lady Montiliyet has proven herself an expert at handling nobles. Though I must confess, whenever she wishes you were here, I find myself agreeing.

The newest batch of recruits are excelling at I doubt that matters.

Is it foolish of me to say that I miss you? You’ve only been gone a few days and yet I feel your loss with every passing moment. No matter how hard I try, I cannot shake you from my mind. Not to say that I want to drive you from my thoughts, simply that they are distracting. You are distracting. In the good kind of way. I mean to say that you are the most welcome kind of distraction I have ever met.

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Ava, it’s not simply my thoughts that you occupy. I care for you. More than I thought I would ever care for another. I catch myself thinking of our times together, remembering the tingle on my lips when I first kissed you. Perhaps this is too fast, perhaps I should wait to tell you this in person, but I want to be with you.

I realize things may be difficult between us, but please know that any hesitation, any reluctance, is purely on my shoulders. I think you are perfect as you are and I would not change you nor any of the powers you possess.

Do you think you could you care for a templar?
Could you care for me, Ava, unworthy as I am?

Forgive me, Inquisitor. You have much on your shoulders; I hope this letter will be a boon and not a burden.

Return safely, Ava. I would The Inquisition would be lost without you.

Cullen Rutherford.

(The letter referred to in Doubt. Inquisitor belongs to therealmcgee​)