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    Alternate Universe. Prince Alistair is the son of King Maric Theirin, second in line to the throne of Ferelden after his older brother Cailan, and he suffers from an arranged marriage. His intended? The only daughter of Bryce and Eleanor Cousland, Roselyn. A girl he last saw when they were children and who arrives in Denerim for their impending nuptials as eager for it as he is.

    Helped by Alistair’s sister-in-law, Anora the two find opportunities to get to know one another and to bond. Over time, they warm up both to the idea of marriage and to each other and develop into a formidable team in the hopes of making Ferelden better under the rule of King Maric and the future rule of Cailan.

    Rating to change in later chapters.

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    Selene gazed from Kaidan’s eyes to the thing she’d touched on his temple—a tattoo, hidden under his hair until he’d tucked it behind his ears. What would happen if she touched it again? She held her breath and reached out. Her fingers brushed his skin.

    “Selene.”

    Desire rippled through Kaidan’s voice. Selene opened her eyes—his expression sharpened to wary curiosity. “Sorry.” She snatched her hand back. “Thought I saw something there.”

    “Look.” He shook his hair loose. “I’m good with a sword, I can see you safe to wherever you’re bound.”

    Selene shivered. “Have you ever…” she bit her lip and glanced down at the river. She’d intercepted prayers she shouldn’t have, her dreams were haunted by dragons and mountaintop battles and songs she’d never heard, but...

    He shrugged. “Ever what?”

    Her words came out in a tumble. “Have you ever seen something you weren’t sure about? Whether or not it was really there, I mean?”

    He smiled, a sad smile that barely tweaked the corners of his mouth and didn’t light his eyes. “I’ve wondered the same thing since you walked into my cell. Now,” he said, taking her hands in his and pulling her up to stand, “where do you want to go?”

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    31 Jan 2021

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    Year: 2558. Master Chief is returned triumphant to Infinity following the destruction of the Didact's ship, but the cost of humanity's salvation is steep this time - perhaps too steep. The UNSC's hero is a threat ONI can no longer abide. They've already pocketed one dirty secret. What to do with a legendary super soldier in a downward spiral? (Femme B312/117 pairing) Canon up to and including events of Halo 4 for majority of characters.

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    After her discharge from the Alliance, Commander Helen Trevelyan joined the Andromeda Initiative, wanting to leave her personal tragedies and a psycho ex-boyfriend behind her. She expected to sleep for 600 years, and wake up in a med bay. Instead, she crash-landed on a snow-covered mountain, ten-thousand years later. She is alone, confused, and dying from eezo radiation. And the only sign of civilization is an old church in the distance.

    A Post-Modern Girl on Thedas fic.

    Many, many thanks to my betas, Dreadlordcherrycake and Duinemerwen, who have advised me on all matters of lore, plausibility and verb tense. If it wasn't for them, this story would still be in cryo. Any mistakes are mine, not theirs.

    I have a regular work schedule IRL, which means I don't have a regular update schedule on AO3. This story is visually supported.

    I sometimes tumblr at https://unhealthynpcobsession.tumblr.com/

    Bioware owns all/legal boilerplate/blah blah blah.

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    Sometimes, all it takes is one decision to change everything. For Nathaly Shepard, it was accepting a new post from her old mentor, and a mission that quickly turned into a war.

    When a rogue turian threatens human civilization, Nathaly is forced to grow into the spectre she was perhaps never meant to be. Amid the chaos of burning colonies and hostile AI, she forges lifelong friendships, falls in love despite herself, and fights for a home she never thought she'd have- while a secret fifty thousand years old threatens to take it all away.

    A reimagined Mass Effect 1, that keeps to the spirit of the canon while deepening connections between events and characters, delving into backstories, and expanding the narrative.

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    31 Aug 2020