Anyway so ... this is basically what goes on in my head while I'm at school suffering from senoritis. Ultimately this will be a Leliana/femMahariel, but there is alot of talk about Tamlen and Alistair in it as well. Lenimph is my character, and of course the rest belong to bioware. She's my first playthrough and I named her after my ename, and I was going to change it for the story because it seemed sort of egocentric but... meh I couldn't think of anything else. I'm going to try to keep it T... if things get out of hand I'll just change the rating I guess. Oh and as for the title... lets just say that song get's stuck in my head alot... both willingly and through force.
Anyway I hope you enjoy it. Read&Review of course.
The group of eccentric heroes arrived at a crowded inn a whiles away from the ruined Highever. A drenched dalish warden stepped into the doorway of the aged rest stop where she saw families sleeping awkwardly on the reception hall couches. "Oh don't mind them," the innkeeper announced from the other side of the room, "they're cousins from Highever."
"Sure they are…" Alistair mumbled.
"I have a feeling that we will be paying quite a price for these rooms," Morrigan added.
The female warden sighed and walked to the innkeeper and asked for shelter. "We only have 2 of our finest rooms left; each one for a gold piece." The girl winced, too tired to argue or persuade, handed over 2 gold pieces and 20 bronze. "Make sure your 'cousins' get food in the morning." She whispered. Leliana, Wynne and Alistair smiled in approval while the rest, especially Morrigan, groaned at the wardens unnecessary spending. They were then directed to their rooms. First the men arrived at theirs only to immediately bicker about who was to share beds with whom. Alistair pulled his fellow warden aside before she was able to follow the women down the hall. "Yes?" She asked looking up at him, her ocean eyes were barely opened and her long auburn hair with braided strands was wet and matted from the rain.
"About the other day when I gave you…" His words came out gawkily and he even pointed behind him as if he was indicating the past day. It made the elf smile.
"What about it?" She crossed her arms, too distracted by fatigue to give him any real reflection.
"Have you… thought about us?" She gave him dense look. "You know, us the last 2 Grey wardens?"
She remained silent. "Aww come on it will be you and me, fighting thousands of darkspawn, our kisses and adoration will stop them dead in their tracks, blinding them with purity. Or if you prefer I can take that flower back and use it like you suggested… would that make you happy… I want to make you happy, oh sorry I'm babbling… I'll stop." He blushed profusely as she looked away trying to stifle her laughter. "Watch Ares for me tonight, would you?"She asked quickly and before he could respond the mabari leaped onto him; showering him with adoring slobber. She ran away.
Entering the female quarters Lenimph saw Shale at the doorway who sighed in relief at the sight of her, "Can it make the witch stop?" Morrigan was fighting with Wynne over who was to have the remaining bed and not the coach. The elf looked at the room. There were 2 beds, one already had Leliana and her own packs arranged next to it. Morrigan refused to share a bed with anyone, even her friend the warden, so it became custom that she use the sofa. Wynne was a secret notorious bed hog after knocking Leliana off the bed the one time they tried a different sleeping combination. The warden remembered the loud cute "oomph" that woke her up from the sofa and Morrigan's laughter from the other side of the room.
"Morrigan…" the elf said cautiously giving her a glare. The witch stared back at her friend frowning "Oh fine, but next time, I'm tired of sleeping on the sofa!"the witch wailed, and the elf nodded in the attempt to sooth her. "Thank you warden," Wynne said slipping into the bed, while Morrigan arranged her sofa mumbling curses. The elf walked into the adjoining restroom.
The red headed bard was already nude in the large stone tub, but it was not new to them ever since the elf had mistakenly joined her in a spring. The conversation was awkward as the elf explained how the dalish women all bathed together, as did the men, and she didn't mean to intrude. Leliana didn't mind, in fact it was her pleasure to watch the painted elf step out of the new armor Varathorn had made them, and into the tub across from her. The warden dumped her whole self quickly into the water and then childishly made bubbles in the water with her mouth. Leliana smiled looking at the soft pattern on the woman's forehead that adorned her shining eyes, while the warden sighed and sat back mumbling "If this is how we are,I can't imagine how the men must fight about the beds."Leliana laughed and replied "How frightful it must be to share a bed with Zevran."They both laughed hystirically, however the initial excitement the elf felt from the warm water left her face when Leliana asked, "Speaking of men…what did Alistair want?"
The elf looked at Leliana. She was washing her white skin with soap, humming a tune that was unfamiliar to her. In response to the warden's silence she continued, "He likes you doesn't he, and don't you like him?"
"It's harmless flirting." She grumbled turning to the side. "You might think it's harmless…" Leliana's words where not reaching the warden, all the elf could hear was the bard's critical and possible jealous undertone. "Why do you sound upset?"The elf rebuked, glancing at her from the corner of her eye.
"Upset?"Leliana began to pick at her nails nervously. "I just think you should be more concerned about the signals you send," she gulped and blushed, "to others."Those last two words sent a jolt up the warden's spine. Leliana was looking at her, the gaze was penetrating, and the feeling it gave her was indescribable. She suddenly felt vulnerable to the woman across from her and began to blush profusely when she saw Leliana smile. "I forget what she is sometimes." The elf thought, looking at Leliana's seemingly harmless and youthful face, while the bard began to wash her hair.
"Anyway to answer your original question, Alistair gave me a flower, a rose, that he found in Lothering. I believe it was the one... you spoke of."
"He plucked it?!" Leliana gasped after pouring water over her head to rinse her hair. "Oh that fool... you have it?"Leliana lips where pouted and her brow furrowed with frustration, the elf thought she looked quite charming when angry."Yes, do you want it?"
Leliana calmed down. "At least it's in her hands" she thought to herself, and then replied with a long breath. "I can't take the gift he gave you, besides I already have flowers from you..." Leliana thought back contently to the moment the warden brought her Andraste's Grace. The elf joked "So do I get a kiss now?" and Leliana oh so eagerly said "Yes, a little one," and kissed her quickly on the cheek while the elf stared blankly into space, asking her if they where her mothers.
"So… do you like Alistair or not?"The elf was quiet, she didn't even hear Leliana's question, for she was contemplating about the kiss on the cheek as well. "Did you say something?"
"You and Alistair…" The bard reminded her.
"Oh… well I like him but…"
"…There's someone."Leliana paused, a flicker of hope shot cruising through her body, until she heard a muffled sob, "Tamlen" The elf was crying now and Leliana was thoughtless seeing the powerful woman in such a state. The elf tried to hide her tears behind her long wet hair, while Leliana moved closer to rest a comforting hand on her shoulder. "Tamlen was a fool, his stupid curiosity killed him, I warned him, I would always warn him…"The elf suddenly shot out of the water, grabbed a towel and hastily robed herself. "Wait…" Leliana whispered, the elf turned and shook her head to silently say, "I can't talk about this right now" and walked away.
"Dear Maker, that girl. You think your finally getting answers from her and then it turns out there's a whole other story to it." Leliana sighed to herself. "What did I get myself into?"
She would say the same thing about you, you know.
I think I fixed it... for the most part. There was a few parts where Leliana's and Lenimph's dialogue could have gotten confused. I haven't written fanfiction in so long that I got so incredibly nervous about getting the characters right that I lost alot of fluidity in my writing. Sorry about that. (ok fine there's still mistakes but x.x Im not going back and fixing them. So just pretend I'm Cormac McCarthy or someone like that and I'm taking some grammatical "liberties" to show how tense the situation is.) I'll try harder on the 2nd chp...