Posted by : Wendy B Thursday, 31 May 2012
DISCLAIMER: This is a work of fanfiction for my personal entertainment (and maybe yours). Dragon Age II and all related characters and locations are the property of Bioware Inc. RATING: Grown ups.Father taught me how to use my magic and how to keep it secret. He taught my sister how to protect our family. To protect me. And she always did. After the Deep Roads, I'd felt betrayed and abandoned by her, but I realized that this too, was her way of protecting me.
Protecting us. The people she loves. It's all she's ever known.
And from the moment we left Kirkwall, it's the one thing she believes she has failed at.
Carver. Mother. Merrill.
I had never seen a look like that on my sister's face before. It was like ... I could see a part of her soul dying right in front of me. Anders saw it too. Perhaps that was what helped him gain control of Justice - of Vengeance. Not that any of us believed his actions were done at the mercy of Vengeance, but, I think, maybe Anders had tried, for Joili's sake ... At least, that's what she'd thought. She'd thought she'd been able to get through to him.
And that's why this betrayal was the last she could handle.
I didn't quite understand then why she would choose to side with Meredith. But I stood by her. She is my sister.
And now, it's my turn to protect her.
We leave for the Deep Roads in the morning.