You’d think a video game lawyer could just drop into a pseudo-medieval universe filled with magic and demons and be totally okay with it, right?
In the wake of her brother, Spencer’s, disappearance, Belle dropped into Thedas with luggage, but without a clue. After a brief but memorable panic attack, she resolved to be the best goddamn lawyer Thedas had ever seen. Even if she was the only goddamn lawyer Thedas had ever seen. And even if that obstinate asshole, Cullen, wouldn’t stop giving her the side-eye every time she walked into a room…Or every time he walked into a room with her in it…Or every time they walked into a room together…Or–Fuck it. You get it.
Chapter 15: Lies and Bullshit
Cullen dressed faster than Belle, like men always did,
though he donned his clothes from the previous night. The thought of the filth
on those clothes made Belle’s left eye twitch. He helped her with the clasps
along the side of her golden silk corset. It was a gift from a baroness that
came with a rather licentious proposal that Belle politely declined, but it was
a nice corset, so she kept it.
They rushed down the stairs and toward the war room with
Cullen running his hand through his mess of curls and Belle tugging at the hem
of her dress to straighten it out under the corset. They were both unkempt and
uncomfortable when she followed behind his crashing entrance. The heavy door
knocked into the wall behind it, and Cullen asked, “What’s this about Blackwall