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Cole ([personal profile] killedwithlove) wrote2015-08-25 09:24 pm

for [personal profile] insurgoaltus

A couple of days of enforced bed rest had Cole's thigh knitted up and the bruising mostly gone from sight. After so long trapped inside, it was hardly surprising that Cole immediately took off into the yard and gardens, visiting all the animals and people he hadn't been able to see while he was healing.

It was around dinner time that he realised he felt something tight and hard, an over wound string waiting to snap. He followed it, flicking through shadows and almost distracted by the bright, painful grief of a soldier, but the grief would burn out and this felt bad.

This was Dorian. Dorian needed him. Cole made his way up to Dorian's reading nook, making sure to be noticeable before he rounded the corner. "Dorian?"
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-25 12:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Dorian had, with good reason, let Cole have his day visiting all the sad folk and baby ducklings with a broken leg on his own. No need to be a hovering mother hen, and besides, he was going out to face his detractors. He was ready for any and all to come after him for dallying with the young man sans spirit. Yet after three very purposeful walks around Skyhold, he didn't get as much as a dirty look.

Huh. The Inquisitor must have spread the word around.

So he went to the tavern, sat down to have a truly horrible glass of wine, and found himself with a Sera, a Iron Bull and a Varric, who started playing Wicked Grace and making fun of Cullen's apparent crush on one of the mage girls. It was ... normal. He liked normal - at least for them normal - so he let himself relax.

Which was a mistake, because then he wasn't prepared for one of Leiliana's scouts to come up to him, and drop off a letter from his mother on his way to dinner.

After that, he went to the library and glowered out of the window, trying not to crumple the thing in his hand into a tight little ball so it could meet his rage.

He actually heard Cole before he spoke, so he was dimly proud of him for remembering. He started off by saying simply, "My mother is very disappointed in me."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-25 09:14 pm (UTC)(link)
Dorian heaved out a sigh, staring pensively out at the courtyard below. He could see Cullen down there, directing troops as Leliana followed by his side. His lips pressed together, and he tried to pull himself further into himself.

"I am also a gross disappointment to my mother - and some sort of horrible abomination besides. My mother never really was very clear on her demonic lore." He sighed quietly, tilting his head back.
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-26 01:50 am (UTC)(link)
Well, Dorian was doing his best to rub out the words with his fingers and thumbs, he kept running them over the ink. As if willing them to smear into the ugly lies they were.

He looked down to where Cole was crouched, and one corner of his mouth twisted. "You see. Completely without the proper demonic lore." He sighed as he looked out the window again. "She says it would all be forgiven if I just came home - gave her and Father what they want ... and she says she's afraid of me. Afraid what will happen if I live my life this ... unnatural way. She doesn't even threaten to disown me - just ... curses and begs me in the same breath. My mother has always been a contradiction to me."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-26 02:09 am (UTC)(link)
Dorian felt Cole's fingers curling around his, making him lose contact with the paper. He reached out, stroking Cole's fingers with his own, his voice soft. "So is she scared for me, or of me? I don't think that's ever been really clear."


He let out a deep breath, looking down at the young man perched between his legs, grey eyes searching Cole's pale blue ones. "I've never been tempted -- isn't that absurd? No matter what that life was thrown at me - the good, the bad, everything ... I was never tempted to go down that path. To give up everything for power and for wealth, to damn myself with blood magic. Is that what makes me different? I just don't know how to want to be corrupted?"
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-29 06:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"So she's afraid I'm going to get hurt, and she's afraid I am going to change her world. Well, Mother, it appears you are shit out of luck, because I can't stop the first and I will not stop the second. Her world does need to change." Tevinter first, then everywhere else. Maybe not in big sweeping motions ...but yes.

"You're very strange, indeed, but in an adorable sort of way." He smiled at the gesture, quietly, "I could not imagine being anyone else. I am glad you like that."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-08-31 01:54 pm (UTC)(link)
Finally, Dorian put the letter aside and instead wrapped his fingers around Cole's wrist, so he could pull the young spirit-man up and into his lap. Purely so he could press his face into Cole's strong shoulder, and sigh.

"Well, then you ought to be very glad my parents never had their way, and never will. Whoever that Dorian would have become is lost and long ago. There's only the me here, who is dreadfully fond of the Cole you are now."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-01 03:18 am (UTC)(link)
Dorian winced as Cole's knee banged against the chair, and one hand went to massage the poor, injured limb. Honestly, the man just couldn't seem to keep from hurting himself.

He sighed, softly, before he tipped his head back at Cole, his gaze serious. "I know there was you Cole, and the human Cole. There was ... mage Cole and demon Cole, yes?"
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-08 12:20 am (UTC)(link)
He hummed softly, thinking of all those Coles. Each Cole was a new side of Cole, summing up to this Cole, the one who who was curled into him, pressing his fingers through his hair. Looking at him under those long, blonde eyelashes, his voice soft.

He slipped his arm around the other man's waist, tugged him in and lifted his hand to slide along the other man's jaw. "Well, I like this Cole. This Cole is here, with me and for me. And I am here for him. So ... thank you for this. And you."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-10 01:20 pm (UTC)(link)
He chuckled quietly, continuing to gently caress the side of Cole's face, feeling for the first time in a few hours that his choice was more than the right one. That if he had not, he would not have met and fallen for this rather ... unique man. "Well, Despair and I would have been old friends, don't you know? Loads in common."

One corner of his mouth crooked up, as he said quietly, "That's why I am doing it."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-10 02:32 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well, I thought about it ... but honestly that would have made all the wrong people happy. I never make those people happy. They're too deplorable for words." Dorian allowed his fingers to trace over the lines of Cole's face - both brilliant and sub-par. How could he have fallen for such an interesting face, with good lines and such a deplorable nose? Tch.

"Thank you, for letting me."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-11 02:43 am (UTC)(link)
"Your nose makes your entire face look narrow, and it ruins perfectly gorgeous lines." Dorian stated firmly, before he tweaked that nose. "You're lucky I adore you, and so adore your snub nose."

His fingers smoothed along Cole's cheek again, "I have a feeling people have hurt you enough - I don't want to be in that number. I want it to feel good, not bad."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-11 02:50 am (UTC)(link)
"Yes, but it is not that narrow." Dorian huffed, "Trust the expert on handsome features. He smiled a little, "Good, it was meant to tickle."

He shifted himself, wrapping one arm around Cole's waist, and his free hand just slipping along Cole's jaw and throat gently, "Clearly, Solas needs to pay more attention to the world around him. Especially when he's swinging his staff around."
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[personal profile] insurgoaltus 2015-09-11 03:08 am (UTC)(link)
Three little words that meant the world to Dorian. In answer, he leaned in and brushed his lips over that fine cheek, and over that snub nose; fond, soft kisses.

"As well he should be ... going around, whacking people with staffs. This is why people think mages are so violent - we're always whacking people over the heads with the things."

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