I also just realized I’ve got a bit of play money this paycheck.
So I may have to commission mahself some art things.
But what to commission specifically and by whom?
Probably Ceci and Varric being adorable in some fashion because I’m fucking predictable. Or possible just Ceci on her own.
elleblr asked: 8 - Eyelid kiss: Ceci and Anne ;P
She knew it was time to get out of bed.
Being aware that it was time to get up didn’t mean that she necessarily wanted to, though. Having things to do, like laundry or painting, and being aware that she needed to get those things done didn’t make the bed any less comfortable. If anything, the warm blankets and soft pillows felt all the more alluring with the knowledge that she had to step away from them.
“Dammit,” she muttered, huffing out an agitated sigh as she kept her eyes stubbornly closed.
The body lying beside her shifted, sheets noisily rustling around as an arm lifted over her, warm thighs slipping through her own in a welcoming tangle of limbs and weary breaths. Cecilia was happy to press closer, nose against Anne’s neck as she heard the other woman clearing the tiredness from her voice before she spoke.
“Stay in bed.”
“Can’t. Got things to do.”
“They can wait,” Anne groused, too comfortable to get up herself and too stubborn to relinquish the coziness that Cecilia’s body heat offered.
It was tempting, oh so tempting, to just accept the sleep-driven commands of her partner when she herself wanted to give in to them, responsibility be damned, but somehow having someone else to spurn on her laziness gave Cecilia the push she needed to stop ignoring the sunlight pouring in through the curtains. She sat up, with a bit of difficulty when Anne didn’t seem keen on letting her go right away, looking down at the mild glare on the other woman’s face with an inquisitive little smile.
“Can breakfast wait?”
She heard the telltale grumbling of an empty stomach under the blankets, watching Anne’s brow scrunch in that annoyed way it often did when she knew someone other than herself was right and she didn’t want to admit it. She tossed her hands up over her head, letting them flop against the pillows behind her, and shrugged her shoulders, blue eyes closing.
“Yeah. Sure,” she mumbled, a bit dismissive and evidently intent on dozing back off if she could, even if she had to be grudgingly do it without a soft body to lie against.
Compelled to placate her, or maybe annoy Anne further with soon to be absent affection, Cecilia pushed the hair back from her lover’s brow and pressed her lips to each closed eyelid, swearing she felt the tickle of lashes brushing her lips when she pulled away. Anne’s eyes fluttered open again, the frowning slant of her lips lingering, and somehow making her expression appear more determined than frustrated. She kicked the blankets back, towards the foot of the bed, and locked her legs around Cecilia’s waist just as her arms pulled the artist down against her, rolling the snickering blonde beneath her.
“Fuck it. Breakfast can wait.”
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Days 9 through 16
I’ve been so bad at keeping up with this.
Do they believe in The Maker?: Cecilia doesn’t particularly have a close bond with or belief in the Maker. The possibility of a higher power seems plausible to her and at her lowest points she can be prone to quiet prayers when she’s alone, but it’s fairly rare. She believes that her time is better spent doing what needs to be done, doing what she feels is right, and she doesn’t feel the inclination to let worship occupy her mind or dictate her choices. Her belief in the Maker is modest at best.
Do their beliefs affect their actions?: Though Cecilia tries to do right or at least what she personally feels is right, she doesn’t always make honest choices. Nothing of what she does has to do with faith or the like, because while she’ll try to help those who need it, she does often make decisions that directly affect those who matter to her specifically above all else. She’s considered on a few occasions that some her choices and actions wouldn’t be smiled upon by either the Maker or those who believe in him, particularly her belief that mages should be free from the Circle, but considering such things doesn’t mean she’s particularly bothered by it either.
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Days 7 & 8
Day 7: Relationships - Family Matters.
How was Hawke’s relationship with Malcolm?: Cecilia looked up to Malcolm and felt that she couldn’t have had a better father. Although much of his time was spent teaching Bethany about the magic and how to control it, he regardless never neglected his other children. He was always sure to show them his love, let them know how proud of them he was whenever she or Carver showed progress in their fighting skills or learning their letters. He was a loving father who did his best to protect his family and he never let his children see the fear or worry he felt in being an apostate, always at risk of being caught and taken away from those he loved. He was very much Cecilia’s role model.
How did your Hawke deal with the death of Malcolm?: Her father’s passing hit Cecilia hard deep down and the loss of his warmth was something that she always carried with her. His death meant that it was up to her to take care of the family, to protect them all, and keep Bethany from being discovered as a mage, so she kept much of her grief bottled up. He loved his family with everything he had and when he died, Cecilia knew that she wanted to do her best to fill the void left by his loss.
What is their relationship like with Leandra?: Though Cecilia loved her mother dearly, she never shared the same sort of closeness with Leandra that she did with Malcolm. Her mother was gentle, nurturing, and she was always there to offer comfort when her children were sick or sleepless. Yet Cecilia felt that she wasn’t quite the delicate daughter her mother might have liked, always coming home dirty or bruised and having little interest in finding love like in the fairy tales Leandra would tell before bedtime. After Malcolm’s death, Leandra was understandably devastated and Cecilia felt as if she might never be able to be able to fully fill Malcolm’s shoes as head of the family. Cecilia does realize that her mother is proud of her, but it bothers her how Leandra sometimes frets about finding her a suitable husband and the like, often wishing that her mother would accept her exactly as she is.
What is their relationship like with their siblings Carver and Bethany?: Cecilia and Bethany are like two peas in a pod. Cecilia adores her little sister more than anything. The two of them could talk about almost anything and although their interests differ in many ways, they’re incredibly close. Protecting Bethany is incredibly important to Cecilia and she wants her sister to be free, to be able to be a mage without being afraid. Bethany being taken to the Circle was incredibly hard for both of them.
Carver and Cecilia almost always fought, but not always seriously. If the two weren’t wrestling or disagreeing about something, they were often picking at one another just for fun. Playfully calling each other names was a means of showing affection, so while outwardly they seemed to be at odds, the two did care about one another a great deal. Carver always grumbled about his annoying sister, but he was the first to defend her if she’d been insulted or threatened. Her brother was the biggest pain in her neck, but he was a welcome pain.
How did your Hawke cope with the sudden death of Carver/Bethany?: Cecilia focused on anger for a while. Her anger at the Darkspawn for taking her brother away. Her anger at Carver for being foolish and brave and charging up to an ogre on his own to protect their mother. Her anger at herself for not being able to stop him, to keep alive. After that, she let herself miss him silently, keeping his bracer close at all times, and though she didn’t fully blame herself for his death, she never stopped wishing there had been something she could’ve done to keep her little brother from being killed.
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Days 5 & 6
Lumping two days together again. I have a feeling I’ll be doing that a lot, because I can be so forgetful.
Day 5: Sexual Orientation - What makes that kitten purr?
What is your Hawke’s sexual orientation?: Cecilia doesn’t really pursue sex or relationships much at all, but in her experience she has leaned more towards men despite finding women equally attractive. If anything, I’d consider her more Varricsexual, I suppose.
How do they feel about the topic of sex?: Sex is a subject Cecilia didn’t really talk about much before Kirkwall, save in cautious conversations with Bethany growing up, so it’s something that she can discuss and even joke about casually, but usually with an accompanying blush or a bit of awkwardness. She’s not overly shy about it per say, but she is prone to easy embarrassment. Especially if the subject isn’t about sex in general, but sex involving her in particular.
What are some of your Hawke’s sexual experiences?: Few and far between. Her first roll in the hay happened prior to the battle at Ostagar, primarily as a potential last hurrah, because she simply never felt a significant urge to have sex prior to thinking that she might potentially die and thus lose her chance to experience it. Beyond that, she didn’t feel a notable desire to knock boots again until after arriving in Kirkwall when she eventually found herself becoming interested in Varric and thus spent many, many years and nights alone with thoughts and unresolved wants for one of her closest friends.
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Days 3 & 4
I skipped yesterday, so I’m just going to compile these two days together in one double post. Whoo hoo!
Day 3: Physical Accents - There’s a story behind everything.
Does your Hawke have any scars or tattoos?: Cecilia doesn’t have any tattoos, but she has a fair number of scars. They range from tiny little marks on her hands or arms, in various places from this fight and that over the years given that she tends to scar pretty easily. There are three that are most notable to her.
The first is atop her left thigh, about two inches in length, which she got due to her own clumsiness by attempting to whittle a piece of wood when she was still very young. She thankfully became much better at carving figurines over the years and never hurt herself while indulging her hobby ever again.
The second and third were gained during her duel with the Arishok. One stretches across her back from her right shoulder down towards her left hip while the other is a bit less severe; a cut near the left corner of her mouth which goes down her upper and lower lip. She considered herself very lucky to have obtained those scars without losing her life in the process.
Do they wear any accessories?: It’s much too big for her, but Cecilia has one of Carver’s bracers and she wears it at all times almost. She took one for herself and gave the other to Bethany after their brother was killed as the Hawke family tried to flee the Darkspawn.
Do they wear any make-up? Why or why not?: Cecilia does wear a pale blue eyeshadow simply because she likes the way it looks and draws attention to her eyes. Plus, she likes the color blue, so it suits her to wear it in some fashion and eyeshadow seems like an easy enough way to do so. In her opinion, it doesn’t hurt to indulge herself in a little bit of vanity.
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Day 2
Day 2: Appearance - Eluvian, eluvian on the wall. Who’s the fairest of them all?
Hair style/colour: Cecilia’s hair is a bit wavy and a pale shade of blonde, which she typically keeps above her shoulders for easy management. While her siblings take very much after their mother, Cecilia takes after their father, possessing the same pale hair that he did. (Before he started going a bit bald.)
Eyes: Her eyes are almond shaped, pale green, slightly close together, and rimmed by light lashes.
Lips: She has lips that are full without being too full, pinkish, and not overly wide. Neither the upper nor lower lip are terribly bigger than one another.
Complexion: Cecilia tends to be fairly pale and prone to easy scarring, so she has a number of little scars here and there. While she has no notable freckles or marks on her face initially, she does end up with a scar on her mouth after dueling with the Arishok.
Height/Weight/Build: Cecilia’s about 5’6” in height and fairly fit. She’s got a fair bit of muscle, particularly in her arms and especially her legs thanks to the endless stairs she climbs during her life in Kirkwall. (And boy howdy does she have a nice tushy thanks to all those stairs.) Her breasts are a bit on the small side whereas she’s ample in the hips.
Are there any features your Hawke likes/dislikes about themselves?: Cecilia is fairly content with her appearance and there’s not much about herself she would change. She doesn’t think she’s overly pretty, but she feels confidant enough in her appearance. She loves her hair, which she takes good care of, and secretly laments that her breasts are, in her opinion, nothing to fuss about.
How do others view Hawke? Do they find Hawke attractive? At face value, a few folks tend to think Cecilia is an attractive woman. Some Hightown nobles consider her typically reserved demeanor enchanting. Until they realize that she’s not always the composed diplomat she often seems to be.
Dragon Age II: 31 Day Hawke Challenge: Day 1
Day 1: The Bare Essentials - Who is Hawke?
Hawke’s Name: Cecilia. I picture that initially Leandra had been quite certain that her first child would be a boy, so she became very insistent upon the name Cecil. When her first born son ended up being a first born daughter, Malcolm suggested they keep the name she’d been so set on, albeit slightly tweaked.
Date of Birth: The 6th of Wintermarch. (I’ve not had an official date set for her within DA2 as I have for AU versions, but I tend to always see her as having a birthday early in the year when the weather is most likely still cold.)
Gender: Female. Because I love a bad-ass lady.
Class: A duel-wielding rogue with a talent for assassination and sabotage. (Fog and sneaky stabs to an enemy’s weak spot. The girl likes to do her killing quick.)