A new fluffy piece of Fan-Fiction is up, cute and wholesome like the Chibis I had drawn by my friend SavvyScribbles.
This Dragon Age fanfic short story was written for my step-daughter’s Sweet Sixteen.
Sera and Eclipse Lavellan are celebrating one year of marriage.
They each want to make a special surprise for the other.
Little do each of them know, they have the same idea.
The smell of something burning filled the air in the tavern’s kitchen.
‘Oh no!’ Sera complained. Sweat beaded on her brow, making her blonde bangs stick to her skin.
‘I don’t think you’re supposed to cook the raisins before putting them in the dough,’ said Iron Bull, plucking one of the charred raisins from the cooking pan. He observed it carefully, without heeding the burning raisins, it seemed.
Sera grabbed the pan with a mitt and tossed it aside; it clattered loudly as it hit the countertop.
‘Not the end of the world, right.’ She looked to her Qunari friend for confirmation.
He shrugged, popping the burnt raisin in his mouth. ‘I still don’t understand why you wanted me to help you with these, Sera.’
‘Because you sort of did that thing, yeah, with the rice, yeah, and you made it taste good, yeah?’
Iron Bull nodded, a smug grin spreading across his face.
‘You can help me make the cookies taste good, yeah?’
Iron Bull pursed his lips. ‘I’ll see what I can do, but I’m not doing all the heavy lifting.’
‘Nah, of course, not. Flour isn’t heavy.’ Sera pointed at a bag of flour. ‘Now pass the flour and the spalaturilla.’
‘You mean the spatula?’ asked Iron Bull.
‘What…ever! Just pass it to me!’
Iron Bull chuckled. ‘Okay, let me get the sugar for you, I’ll measure the ingredients.’
* * *
‘And you’re certain soaking the raisins in the honey will enhance their flavour?’ Eclipse asked, a little sceptical.
‘I guarantee it.’ Dorian motioned to the bowl with a flourish of his hand. ‘It is done in Tevinter, and most of the bakers in the Imperium take pride in it.’
Eclipse cocked a brow, even more dubious than before.
‘Let them sit for a bit,’ Dorian said, his tone reassuring. ‘They’ll be ready once the rest of the batter is ready.’
Eclipse began mixing all her ingredients into a bowl, while Dorian stirred the soaking raisins. They were working in Skyhold’s main kitchen and were making good progress on their batter already.
Finally, Eclipse added the raisins to her recipe. Dorian dipped his fingers into the bowl of raisins before they had all been transferred and ate one.
He smacked his tongue. ‘Delicious.’ He went to grab another.
Eclipse playfully slapped his hand away, suppressing a smile. Dorian gave her a look of mock vexation.
‘Help me shape these.’
* * *
Sera stared into the oven watching the cookies bake.
‘I think I see them rising. Do cookies rise? Are they rising? They’re not rising fast.’
‘Give them time,’ said Iron Bull, his deep voice sounding soothing.
‘Yeah, waiting sucks.’
Iron Bull chuckled. He passed her the bowl in which remained a bit of batter.
‘Here.’ He passed her a spatula and took one for himself. ‘This is the best part.’
‘Now you’re talking.’
Together, they dipped in, scraping the bowl clean and eating whatever remained of the dough.
* * *
‘Perfect!’ Eclipse clapped her hand excitedly.
‘Only a true test will tell,’ said Dorian, grabbing one of the cookies. He took a bite. ‘Mmhmmm.’ He closed his eyes, chewing slowly.
‘Does that mean it’s good?’ Eclipse asked, unsure.
‘Mmhmm,’ was all the reply she got.
‘Then I’ll have to take your word for it.’
Taking a platter, she stacked the cookies on it and then started for the door. Before she exited, Dorian came to gallantly open the door for her, and then snatched another cookie from the plate. Had Eclipse not needed both hands, she would have again slapped his hand away. Instead, she narrowed her eyes; Dorian merely shrugged.
‘Enjoy.’ He chuckled.
Eclipse hurried through the courtyard, where Cullen was snapping orders at the soldiers training, and bounded up the steps.
‘In a hurry?’ asked Varric, looking up from a book in which he was writing.
Eclipse ignored him and hurried past. She ran up the stairs to her Inquisitor’s chamber and sighed in relief when she realised she wasn’t late.
But not a moment too soon, there came a knock at the door.
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