Wait, what, Dwarf Appreciation Week is going on right now?? Was so busy with work this past week that it totally slipped my mind >_<
Dang it, already missed Cadash Day ;A; That one will have to be belated, alas. In the meantime, have a selection of older works (including that one rogue cosplay experience, ha) featuring my fav Warden, Sorsha Aeducan ;w;
This is an alternate take on Lady A’s fade dream sequence in the Until We Sleep AU. My original headcanon is something else entirely, but I felt this kinda works for the purpose of answering this reply.
Anders was in a Rivalmance with my Warrior Rashida Hawke, so he was coerced by Justice to commit the act that started the Mage-Templar War. Hawke killed him out of a combination of shock and mercy.
Anders appears to Lady A as a combo between his Awakening-Dragon Age 2 selves. Why? Dreams are weird, yo.
While this isn’t exactly the answer you were perhaps expecting, I hope this works for you motherhen-bear :)