I put centuries on my current playlist and now I have to remember that I shouldn’t stop everything and rock out wherever I happen to be when it comes up
i have an open document titled “ill-advised me-so3 xover” and i’m really not sure how i feel about that
AU where Bann Teagan raises Alistair instead of Arl Eamon.
- Alistair gets a nice warm bed in his own room to sleep in, decorated the way he wants, instead of sleeping in the kennels with the dogs.
- Alistair is doted on and lavished with attention by Teagan. Who regularly takes time out of his busy schedule to play with him. They play with Alistair’s Grey Warden dolls a lot together.
- When he has nightmares, or gets scared of the thunder outside, or is sick, Teagan comforts him and reads him stories, and dotes on him and tries his hardest to make sure Alistair is happy.
- Alistair is still not told about his elven heritage, because Maric promised Fiona not to tell him, but despite this, Teagan ensures, as much as possible, elves like Shartan, Garahel, the members of the Night Elves, and other elven historical figures, receive attention during history classes
- Alistair frequently gets to have playdates with his half brother and the two are able to bond.
- Maric visits his son frequently, because Teagan insists it’s good for him to.
- Teagan takes time every month to write Fiona and inform her about her son’s life.
- Fiona and Duncan are frequent guests at his home in Rainesfere, both as ‘Grey Wardens looking for new recruits’ and ‘friends of the king.’ They’re able to spend time with Alistair and do stuff with him if they wish. Fiona, despite still feeling odd about it, and worried her son might realise she’s his mother, often does so. And usually comes to the castle with gifts she thought Alistair might like.
- Alistair is never sent to a monastery ever. Instead, he undertakes martial training under Teagan and gets to specialize as a Champion, rather than as a templar.
- Alistair and the warden meet during the attack on Redcliffe, and as a reward for helping the village, Alistair suggests that he joins the warden as his skill could be useful.
- During their journey Alistair is wary of Morrigan but being that he never became a templar, his feelings on apostates aren’t so strong and the two actually get along.
- Alistair is never forced onto the throne, as Teagan refuses to put Alistair in a position he’s not or ever has been comfortable with, instead seeking alternative options.
- During the landsmeet, he has a heart-warming reunion with Teagan, and post-coronation is grateful he has a home to return to with people who care about him
- Alistair is still shy and dorky when it comes to romance, but he’s not afraid of it and acknowledges his feelings instead of trying to push them away or feel guilty about them like the Chantry wanted him to as a trained templar.
I disagree on one point. I think being raised by Teagan and being raised knowing Maric, Alistair would want to take the throne, even if it makes him anxious at first.