So Fenris’s romance has the best most beautiful most telling callback scene in the Gallows, my god okay here we go:
In one of their earliest conversations, he’ll tell Hawke they’re handsome/beautiful and has a genuine I can’t believe someone like you would notice me moment. Purple!Hawke says, “I didn’t quite catch that first part.” And Fenris just chuckles and insists that he doesn’t need to repeat the obvious.
AND THEN in the Gallows, yeeeaaars and a whole lot of relationship fumbles later, Fenris says “I can’t bear the thought of living without you,” to which snarky Hawke replies, “I didn’t quite catch that. Could you speak up?” And Fenris goes, “Then let me make it clearer for you,” and commences with the hottest public makeout session in all of history.
HE’S GROWN UP SO MUCH I CAN’T. He goes from being vaguely uncomfortable with being the object of someone’s romantic affections and just sort of ~brushing it off~ to fuck yeah I am so into this person that I’m gonna show them right here in front of everyone and I AM SO PROUD.
He goes from “yeah I don’t need to repeat the obvious” to IT IS TIME TO REPEAT THE OBVIOUS and I think that’s beautiful.