trust exercise

I love how the further Dragon Age progresses as a series, the more retroactively badass everything the warden did in the first game becomes.

I mean, the guy you pulled out of a cage can become the freaking Arishok. That odd woman you meet in the tavern and decide to bring along can become Divine Victoria. Alistair can be king. That witch who turned into a dragon when you fought her was actually an ancient elven god. If we count Dragon!Andraste and the arch demon, that’s three potential dragon gods you can kill in that game.

You manage to resolve tense political situations that would take other groups months of efforts and tons of diplomatic resources and military presence with just yourself, your colourful band of misfit/murderous companions, and your dog. In under a year. 

You can even make friends with one of those insane darkspawn magisters that almost destroys the world in DA:I. Just like, palling around with him. Swapping notes. Doing trust building exercises while everyone else is losing their shit over Corypheus.

And it’s just hilarious because the Hero of Ferelden is this person who some of the most powerful individuals in Thedas will actually fall in line behind, this ridiculously competent and influential figure who solves world-ending problems like they’re Sunday morning crosswords, and it’s going to be useless in the coming crisis because they can’t bring the warden back.

Otp Moments ~ Prompts

“I fell into your lap on accident oh god you’re so close now I can’t breathe”

“You’re cutting my hair and I’m trying not to focus on your hands in my hair and your breath on my neck”

“I scraped my knee and now your fixing it up and I swear if you don’t stop running your hands over my leg I will kick you”

“We may or may not be hiding in a locker and we may or may not be squished against each other”

“Hold me I’m cold…oh god you are VERY close is that my heart or freaking sonic stuck in my chest”

“Hey, you got something on your face let me get it for you, wait oh crap”

“We’re doing that trusting exercise of staring at each other for 5 minutes and the tension between us is suffocating”

“Here I’ll help you, I know first aid, just sit still”

“This sofa is very small and our legs are brushing and our shoulders touching and now you’re whispering something in my ear I can’t handle this”

“I did NOT mean to lean into you I just saw something okay I SWEAR”

“You tried to reach across me but your face got really close to mine and now we’re just staring at each other”

“I’m going to teach you how to dance, come here”

Sherlolly TRUST in 3x03

When he got shot and used his deduction version of her to decide what to do after being shot, aka…a figurative “trust fall” exercise…

“Fall, now.”

and then again when she tells him he’s going into shock…

“You’re going into shock, it’s the next thing that’s going to kill you…What do I do?

and then again when he goes to her after leaving the hospital though.

“So where would he go?”

Him thinking about what Molly knows, has taught him, and would instruct him to do, literally saved his life in this episode.

I feel like such an idiot missing all this during the first watch.

Trust Exercise - A Phan Fiction (Based off PINOF7)

Name: Trust Exercise

Pairing: Dan and Phil - Phan

Length: 391 words (it’s hella short but it made me laugh)

Warnings: None

Genre: High school!Phan AU, fluff

Inspiration: PINOF7 & Anna 

Plot: Dan and Phil didn’t really know each other in school. Their teacher makes them do a trust exercise, which leaves Dan literally in Phil’s arms.

Credit goes to pepperoni-puppies (Anna) because she totally gave me the idea. You should check out her blog and follow her! She’s hella rad and so is her blog~


“Okay, class. We’re going to do a trust exercise today,” the teacher, Ms. Wespen, spoke from the front. Phil smiled, he was ready. He leaned forward in his seat, due to the anticipation. “You’ll need partners for this, and I’ve already chosen them,” Ms. Wespen started rambling off names and who their partners are. “…And last but not least, Phil Lester, your partner is Dan Howell,” she finished.

Phil was fine with that. Dan and him never really talked, but he couldn’t complain. He definitely could have had a worse partner, like Smelly Joe, or Sticky Stephen. The teacher instructed them to spread out around the room with their partners close to them.

“Hey, Dan,” Phil walked over to the chestnut haired boy. “I’m Phil.” Dan noticed Phil had raven hair, and a smile that resembled actual joy itself. Phil reminded Dan of sunshine.

“Hello,” Dan nodded, stood up, and followed Phil to a corner in the room.

“Right, now you’re going to fall into your partner’s arms, for a trust exercise,” Ms. Wespen explained. Phil smiled, and held out his arms to Dan.

“No,” Dan looked at Phil and drew out the ‘o.’

“Yes,” Phil replied, smirking.

“No,” Dan drew out the ‘o’ again.

“You’re the one that has to fall,” Phil smiled.

“No, that’s not a good idea,” Dan disagreed. They stared at each other for a few seconds before Dan gave in and turned around, his back faced Phil. “I’m actually scared,” Dan put his arms up.

“You can do it!” Phil encouraged.

“Phil, you better-”

“I’m going to catch you!” Phil interrupted Dan. Dan paused. “Fall.”

“Oh my god,” Dan panicked.

“Fall,” Phil repeated. Dan slowly fell backwards, and began screaming while he was going down. It was so high-pitched, it made Phil chuckle. Phil caught Dan, and started pushing him back up.

“Oh my god, oh my god,” Dan kept repeating, obviously shocked he didn’t collapse onto the ground.

“That scream was incredible,” Phil chuckled.

“You caught me!” Dan yelled. “I didn’t die!”

“Yeah!” Phil exclaimed. Dan and Phil high fived, and thus began a beautiful friendship.

~five years later~

Ms. Wespen,

Thank you for introducing us. We’d like to invite you to our wedding.

Date: November 29, 2015

Place: London Chapel

Time: 8pm

Hope to see you there!


Dan and Phil Lester

(A/N: I’m not even sorry. Based of Phil Is Not On Fire 7. Thank you Anna for the idea.) 

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  • (Anakin Learns his troops only pretend laugh at his jokes)
  • Anakin: This is a little trust exercise that I think is gonna connect us again. Remove your blindfolds, please.
  • (Cut to the Troopers, standing at the edge of a roof, removing blindfolds.)
  • Anakin.: See your death, see your death, see your death…
  • (Anakin. pushes Each Clone off in turn.)
  • Anakin.: Rex…
  • (Rex turns around)
  • Anakin.: Don’t worry, buddy we’re cool.
  • Rex: Really?
  • Anakin: Nooo! See your death.
  • (Anakin. pushes Rex off the roof.)
  • Rex: (as he flips backwards off the roof) But I looked up to yooouuuuu!
  • (Cut to Anakin in the Briefing Area. The preceding scene was a fantasy. Anakin sees his Troops chatting and joking on the other side of the room.)