I really am a sucker for Anders kicking ass prompts. I think this is the third one I’ve filled, but this one is for the Volutions universe.
The prompt on the meme was:
While I do enjoy reading stories where Anders is saved (or not) from Templars, I can’t help but think that there needs to be more Independent!Anders.
I mean, we are talking about a full-grown mage who passed his Harrowing, escaped the Tower seven times, became a Warden, faked his own death (depending on which story line you pick up in the game) and made his way to Kirkwall and has a shop in Darktown.
Show me an Anders who gets cornered, alone, and is about to either get the shit beat out of him or raped…but he comes out the victor.
Whether anyone witnesses this or not is up to the AA.
This is set a few weeks after the end of Latibule. About 3800 words.
Anders had enjoyed Wicked Grace night for years, but in recent weeks, he had been learning to look forward to it to an indecent degree. Every Wicked Grace night, Fenris would escort him to the Hanged Man, sit beside him to win Anders’ coin straight out of his pockets, and then, when the game wrapped up, he would escort Anders back to Hawke’s mansion, see him up to his room, and when the door closed, Fenris would be on the same side of that door as Anders.
What they did behind that closed door made Wicked Grace night Anders’ favorite night of the week.
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It was Wicked Grace night.
Anders finished resetting a longshoreman’s dislocated shoulder and surveyed his empty clinic with satisfaction. All he needed was for Fenris to arrive, and Wicked Grace night could get off to a proper start.
He busied himself cleaning the clinic rather than watching the door for Fenris’ arrival. There were always sheets to fold, old cloth to be torn into bandages, potion vials to scrub, and when he ran out of those things, there were notes to scribble on tattered pages that Hawke gave him – heresies written on the back of pages of Chant of Light doctrine, in the margins of military communiqués, on the blank frontispiece of the Tome of the Slumbering Elders, and scrawled over the diagrams in books of forbidden lore.
One I was re-reading and decided to queue up because I needed some BAMF Anders in my life.