Jun 03, 2020 11:37 AM
anya and tabs are dropped into dragon age 2. literally.
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“In these vials, right?” Tabs points at the small glass vials lined up.

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“...how am I being bullied into this?”

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“Probably because you have a thing for being bossed around.”

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Anders laughs. “The opposite, actually.”

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Tabs raises the ladle threateningly to him, then, grinning. “Then I forbid you from letting us help!”

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Anya searches around for another ladle and then shoos him. "Go be useful somewhere else. We've got this."

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"Hang on, this is my bloody clinic, you can't shoo me!"

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"And yet, here we are."

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"All right, fine, help if you must!" Anders' smile is fond, if a little concerned. "What about some lessons in Ander? So it feels like I'm at least bossing you around just as much."

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"I can talk and bottle at the same time!"

Taking Ander is still such a trip. Especially since it comes so naturally.

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Anders frowns, concentrating. "No, didn't get that. Again?"

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Anya repeats herself, going a little slower. "I've never actually taught anyone a language before. Stop me if you don't recognise certain words."

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"Relearning's harder. I know I know the words, but they aren't quite..." Anders thinks for a minute, then smiles, a little unsure. "They don't quite click."

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"That's good. I kinda feel like I'm cheating here. The language is burned into my brain, I don't think I could get rid of it even if I wanted to." She pauses and then repeats that in Ander.

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"Why would you want to forget any language?" Anders replies, haltingly.

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"I wouldn't, really. But even if I did, I doubt I could."

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"Well, for my benefit, I'm glad you can remember it."

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Tabs, while completely ignorant of what they're saying, enjoys the way the language sounds.

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"I'm happy to help. Especially since you're helping me and my lofty and probably unattainable ambitions of making the world a better place." She pauses and explains 'lofty', 'unattainable' and 'ambitions' in Common.

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"Lofty isn't unworthy. I think it's a nice thought, and I would hope you could succeed."

He sighs, and looks out the front of the clinic. "In the meantime, I think you've more than paid back the smallest bit of teaching I gave you."

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"We'll see you tomorrow? You don't actually have to teach me every day, but we would really like to help out here."

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"That's kind, but you really don't have to. I get help from the other Ferelden refugees. I'm sure you'll want to focus on whatever brought you here?"

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"Well, running away brought us here. Suppose we might like to help out a noble cause? If only to pass the time."

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Anders smiles. "I'm cursed with overbearingly kind friends, it seems."

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"Super unbearable. You'll never shake us. Terrible."

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