Old soldiers never die they just fade away… (HTBD 121)
At the end of his life, Cullen expected little. He had seen too much, done too much. He collected nightmares the way Orlesian ladies collected useless glass figurines, with equal utility and less joy.
He fought in his nightmares like a gladiator in some Tevinter coliseum, fending off temptations of power and pride, lust and ownership. He fought Uldred a thousand times over, or Meredith as she called him to forget that protecting mages was as much a part of his duty as destroying them. More nights than he wanted to admit, he fought Solona Amell out of his bed to wake aching with desire for her.
He fought so hard, for so many years that by the end of his life, he felt that he had left the best parts of himself on battlegrounds in the Fade.
Oh wow. Yes.
- fitztabkat likes this
- msdirected likes this
- defira85 said: *sobbing* So fantastic
- sakuratsukikage likes this
- defira85 likes this
- stellarvoyage likes this
- blackthumbgreenwitch likes this
- cherith likes this
- tarysande likes this
- teleutelilybloom reblogged this from tempus-teapot
- avocadofries likes this
- teleutelilybloom likes this
- solitae reblogged this from tempus-teapot and added:
- solitae likes this
- serindrana reblogged this from tempus-teapot
- serindrana likes this
- fandom-shame reblogged this from tempus-teapot
- rhubarbfernsehen likes this
- autumnesquirrel said: *sniffles* I am so curious about the fade. Where do spirits come from? Demons? People can go there corporeally? How does any of it work? I like this theory?
- nikolagriffin reblogged this from tempus-teapot and added:
- autumnesquirrel likes this
- orbitoflove likes this
- janiemcpants likes this
- goddammitanders reblogged this from myjusticecake and added:
- stormcloak likes this
- narudone reblogged this from tempus-teapot
- narudone likes this
- mygoodrabbit reblogged this from myjusticecake
- myjusticecake reblogged this from tempus-teapot and added:
- mygoodrabbit likes this
- runebeak likes this
- stealyourshiny likes this
- spicyshimmy likes this
- hawkeward likes this
- sesca likes this
- tempus-teapot posted this