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Redcliffe Castle wasn't anything Tatum was prepared for.  Graciously accepting Alexius' invitation, while denying him the privacy he so desperately yearned for hung heavily on her thoughts.  He taunted her about still accepting, but she was more intrigued by what Dorian had told her about time magic and was worried about these people he called the Venetori.  Tevinter Supremacists were two words she'd never though she'd hear in the same sentence.  Sure, they existed.  There wasn't a doubt in her mind about that, but the rub being that one was in so close a proximity and now in control of a town that was a gateway to Orlais, so to speak.
She had been vexed by the idea, just as the advisers had been, but she didn't let it on.  It was more subtle amusement that she'd had watching Cullen choke out that they had been outplayed.  Another rub to get under his skin, however it had nothing to truly do with me, so no one's the wiser, she
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Tatum stood outside the stables.  The large horse whinnied and stomped its heavy hooves upon the frozen ground.  Her sack of ingredients she'd picked up for Adan weighed heavily on her shoulder.  Two weeks traipsing through muck and blood to reach Mother Giselle had left the mage concerned and weary.  So many mages, templars, and bandits had littered their path through the Hinterlands.  She'd fought before, but never so strenuously.  I have to stop this somehow, she thought as she switched her pack to her other shoulder.
She bit her lip, exhaustion and trepidation about her return to Haven filled her.  Casandra noticed her discomfort coming up the path, but didn't mention it.  It was too late in the evening to begin another interrogation and both sought the small comfort that was bed.  Varric had invited her to have a drink with him at the tavern.  Tatum didn't know if she was up to doing that.  As friendly
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Cullen watched his troop run drills in the makeshift training yard.  Raw recruits, some almost too intimidated by more seasoned veterans, nervously swung their swords.  It was a level of frustration that he hadn't experienced in awhile.  He knew with practice and confidence, they would eventually learn to tell the difference between the blade and the grip.  Some of these people were nothing but pilgrims that had gotten caught in the aftermath of the blast.  Others were volunteers from the nearby village.  There was a certain level of irony that he felt about turning those who were on pilgrimages into battle ready soldiers.
He shook his head.  The bright sunlight and snowblindness made his head hurt.  The constant clatter of steel on steel or steel on wood didn't help matters in the slightest.  His fingers twinged.  The first onset of a withdrawal attack coming on.  He crossed his arms to hide it and looked across t
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Tatum awoke with a start. Her head flooded with memories as fast a rate as the surge of adrenaline coursing through her veins. She sat up and looked around the room she was in. A small crackling fire warmed the room. Herbs and bottles lined the shelves on the walls. The sweet smell of blood lotus and soap were crisp and welcoming to her senses.
She rubbed her eyes, trying to remove the pain and sleep from them. She let out a grunt and swung her legs off the bed. What's happened? How long have I been out, she thought as she continued to gaze around the room. Everything still felt like a dream or a terrible nightmare she couldn't find herself waking from. Rifts, Breach, Knight-Captain Cullen: all stuff that couldn't have been lined up at the same time for. Hence, nightmare.
Tatum heard a gasp from the floor. Her eyes fell to the small hunched over body before her. She cocked her head, unable to figure out what the person was doing.
“Umm,” Tatum began w
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Cullen stood outside the house. His fist lingered a mere inches from the door. Shadows danced across the wall and Adan's gruff voice muttered off profanities several times before the movement stopped. Cullen watched it, listened to the sound of water falling and then the heavy sigh came from the man.
“Oh! Adan, we need you. You're our healer. We're sorry we don't have one that's specifically trained right now. Yes, we know you are an alchemist, but you do have knowledge that could help save her. She's our Herald,” Adan's voice pleaded in a mocking female tone. He cleared his throat, letting it slip into its natural octave “Bah. What does that Seeker know?”
Cullen leaned slightly into the window to see what the alchemist was doing. The most he saw was his back and the subtle movements of a person at work. A roaring fire lit up the single room dwelling and the sweet smell of pine burning was relieving compared to the death that had stuck to him.
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Cullen felt the shock wave roar through him. Several people scattered as chunks of debris flew through the air and smashed the ground around them. The way station where he'd rested his soldiers had now become a mortuary for those that hadn't survived the fighting. He'd lost two on the way down, both from wounds that they couldn't have sustained being so far from a healer. He regretted it, wished he could have left them at the forward camp, but he needed them. This was so much bigger than him, them or anyone.
Still, it was a poorly constructed excuse he had to force himself to swallow.
He heard the yelling before him. The sounds of boots hitting stone drawing closer at a fast clip. People were running toward him. His eyes narrowed on the pass before them. The first group of scouts came towards him, followed by a soldier carrying an unconscious woman over his shoulders. A messy mop of black hair hung over her face. He stopped them and swept away the damp locks away.
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Tatum looked around the battlefield, her ears still ringing from the venom inflicted on them.  Her hand throbbed.  The new wound didn't abate, but grew with every burst of energy released from the breach.  Her fingertips tingled and grew numb. Whether it was from the cold or the constant pain that wracked her nerves, or a combination of the two, she couldn't say.  She held her wrist to keep the fire from rising.
The words “execution” and “killing you” taunted her.  She felt them gnaw at her with a damned if you do, damned if you don't sentiment. She glanced around the snow capped valley, unaware of the true danger those words held for her.  
“Are you alright?” Cassandra asked from behind her.
“Yes,” Tatum replied with a nod and continued to walk.
“Don't worry about Chancellor Roderick, the most he can do is bark at this point,” Cassandra snorted with little amusement.
The light in
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Cullen watched the ash fall from the sky.  The smell of charred bodies and burnt wood wafted dangerously through the air.  Only the briefest of breezes cleared his senses long enough to take a large inhalation.  His body ached from fighting.  Sweat beaded on his forehead.  He didn't know how long this latest respite was going to last before he and his remaining men were confronted with another rift.
Several soldiers caught their breath.  Others were wounded, but he wouldn't relieve them.  He couldn't.  He needed to fight until Cassandra caught up to them.  He had split off from her group to get a bead on the situation, but was swamped by a rift opening.  He had ordered his men through the gates and told the guards to not open it.  
“Commander, what are we going to do?” a soldier asked out of breath.  “We are trapped here with that rift right on the other side of that door.”
Cullen let o
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Colleen
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To start, I'm married (been that way since '02 to my hs sweetheart) w/ 4 kids.

I love to write. Nothing makes me happier (besides settling with a good game and zenning out on the couch). I've been a gamer for almost 23 years and am part of the Atari 2600 generation. Ah, the good old days of Joust and Pitfall.

I love all kinds of games, mainly RPGs such as Dragon Age, Mass Effect, and Elder Scrolls/Fallout. I also hold very near and dear to my heart survival/horror (Dead Space, Resident Evil, Fatal Frame, Silent Hill).

I'm a musician. Classically trained in saxophone and can play just about every instrument. It might seem to be ego, but its not. I'm not very good at most of them.

I also perform in the Adrian Empire (a renaissance reenactment group). I belly dance and do ballet as well.

Eccentricities aside, I do love my fan fiction. I love writing it and reading it. I love to write just about anything and am willing to do so for arttrades in exchanges for art (since I can't draw beyond stick figures). But do with that as you will. So whatever you see enjoy and heed the warning: I will make you see things that most people won't let you. The deep dark parts of the human psyche that are rarely spoken of in polite company. If you don't care for that, then move on. That's all I write.


Favourite genre of music: Metal, Rock
Operating System: Windows 7
Favourite cartoon character: Dexter, Zim & GIR
Personal Quote: Leap! Leap! Don't make me push you!!
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Journal Entry: Sun Feb 22, 2015, 1:59 AM
  • Listening to: Snow Hill, "Be My Baby"
  • Playing: Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Drinking: Coffee
Wow.  Craziness.  Things seem to be looking up for me. ;)  I also am finished working on something, I WILL NOT be posting on dA.  It's more lore for my book (since I want to get the series done and out of the way before publishing).  I might take this week off to take give a little extra attention to my third kiddo who was a witness in his friend's dog attack.  He's only 8 so he's having some problems processing everything.  Though he tells me everyday that it doesn't bother him.  (It's a lie.  I've watched him sleep.)  If I have time, I'll get to Chapter 12 of IFaR.  But priorities.  Yeah. Priorities /sarcasm.

In the interim have a whale:

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wazubababi Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2016
I haven't seen anything from you in quite a while, I just wanted to stop by and say hi.. That I haven't forgotten about you and your wonderful work :D
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Happy Birthday!
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Thanks for the watch! :)
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:D :D Happy *early* Birthday!!!!!!

Just in case I go crazy between now an then lol
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haven't gotten much time yet, but I did get Fallout NV the other day so I can start playing some and see what's going on in your story :nod:
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Hey!!! Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!! Hope you're enjoying the day and having some fun!
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happy B-day!
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thanks for the llama!!!
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Hey, thanks for the watch :D :D -sorry it took so long for me to get to thanking you... been a long day lol
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