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19 June 2016 @ 02:20 am
Dragon Age 2, 12 recs, Hawke/Sebastian & Hawke/Varric  
Fandom: Dragon Age 2
Pairing: Female Hawke/Sebastian Vael, past Hawke/Zevran Arainai
Title: Starkhaven is for Lovers
Author: tinyfierce
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/316829/chapters/509004
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 102,329/Yes (1 more chapter to go)
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 84 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Sebastian decides to go back to Starkhaven at last to take back the throne, after hearing reports of how his cousin, who is currently King, is mishandling his rule. Hawke, as Champion of Kirkwall, agrees to an engagement with Sebastian in order to strengthen his bid for the throne. It was supposed to be a political alliance only, but as things progress, Sebastian and Hawke find themselves falling for each other. This is an amazing story. I really love Sebastian and Hawke's banter and easy relationship, and the way it gradually deepens. These two truly make each other better. It also features an incredible ensemble cast and tons of political intrigues.


Title: The Morning Chant
Author: adrasste
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/2218656
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 3160/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 85 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Nnnnnngh, this is incredibly hot. Sebastian gives Hawke a very pleasant wake-up call. Also featuring the use of a Chantry prayer for very wicked purposes.


Title: Confess your Sins, Child
Author: Hatsepsut
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4791917
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 4700/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 86 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: So canonically, if you romance Sebastian, you end up having a chaste marriage. In this story, both Sebastian and Hawke are struggling with having to remain chaste, both convinced their spouse would be horrified if they knew the carnal thoughts they were harboring. In the throes of such guilt, Hawke tries to hide in the confessional to avoid her husband, only to realize she's accidentally entered the confessors' side and the next confessor is Sebastian, who's come to admit his sinful thoughts. Cue the very thorough debauching of a holy confessional booth. Sweet baby Jesus is this hot. BLASPHEMOUS but really, scorchingly hot.


Title: Chafing
Author: RenShep
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/5463404
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 5535/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 87 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Sebastian accidentally gets sex pollened and while trying to ah, alleviate his condition, he experiences some inevitable chafing. Hawke offers a little hands-on help. This was delicious.


Pairing: Female Hawke/Varric Tethras
Title: Greatly Approved
Author: damalur
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/3221774
Rating/Warning(s): M
Word Count/WIP?: 34,586/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 88 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: This is basically my favorite Hawke/Varric story ever. Cassandra, super fan, decides to start a book club to discuss the books Varric has written. Hawke joins it for the lols, and Varric is bemused, and then genuinely kind of worried when he finds out which book they're reading first... This story is screamingly funny and this is pretty much my favorite Hawke. The party banter is hilarious and on-point and my god, the pining and the slow burn and then the way Varric eventually declares his intentions!! It's just. SO MUCH. You need this story in your life!


Title: I Remember Touch
Author: FeoplePeel
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4562490
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 15,997/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 89 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Regency AU!!! Everyone lives!! Friends-to-Lovers!! Cute background pairings!! All the things I like! :D


Title: In Good Hands
Author: KyeShgall
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/201744/chapters/298866
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 12,082/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 90 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: A friendly massage leads to a realization of deeper feelings for Varric and he begins a deliberate seduction. So very sexy, and the last chapter is comedy gold. Oh, Merill.


Title: Liquid Courage
Author: pibroch
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/257555/chapters/402070
Rating/Warning(s): E
Word Count/WIP?: 17,229/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 91 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: Hawke takes a potion that gives her a little extra bravery to go after what she wants--which is a certain dwarf. A series of kinkmeme fills, these are sexy and romantic and fluffy all at once.


Title: Rude Awakenings
Author: moenochrome
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4567158
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 5262/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 92 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: A cute and funny AU wherein Hawke turned herself into the Circle when she was young. Even so, she still manages to meet Varric, develop a friendship and...something more?


Title: Over Again
Author: Renne
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4541280
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 10,069/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 93 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: When Varric and company find the mangled and decaying corpse of a woman of a height and the same hair color as Hawke, and wearing her armor and weapons, they're naturally convinced she's dead. Meanwhile, Hawke, thrown into a pit by slavers, has to rescue herself. This is a great action adventure story, with Hawke being scrappy and badass, loooots of mutual pining, and a happy ending.


Title: The Usual Suspects
Author: ishie
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/4567983
Rating/Warning(s): T
Word Count/WIP?: 3202/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 94 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: A ModernMagic!AU wherein Hawke and Varric are thieves. This is a really cool AU and setting featuring one of my favorite tropes: the fake out makeout.


Title: Conceits series
Author: damalur
Link: http://archiveofourown.org/series/183179
Rating/Warning(s): rated T-E
Word Count/WIP?: 19,021/No
Recced on LiveJournal By: super_tricie341 (LJ) | blackestglass (tumblr)
Special Rec: 95 of ?

Why This Must Be Read: I think we've established that damalur writes my very favorite Hawke, so here's another rec! The Inquisitor's pointed prodding leads Varric to realize that he's been in love with Hawke lo these many years and never realized it. But how to figure out if she feels the same...? I love seeing how they get together, how they figure out how to make their relationship work, and a glimpse of a happier future for them. There's also a podfic of the first story, The Moral of the Story by RsCreighton (which she made for meeeeee and I might be biased but it's also REALLY GREAT).


Mods, can I have a tag for Hawke/Sebastian Vael?
 
 
 
blithersblithers on June 19th, 2016 05:48 pm (UTC)
Tag added!