Her Wolf and His Hawke part 5
Hawke slowly moved about her room, still sore from her wound. It had been several days since she received said wound. Anders had come to check on her everyday since she had been hurt. But Fenris had not came back since he left that night. 'Again' she thought. 'He's left me twice. I'm on a roll' she kept thinking to herself when her name was called by Bodahn.
"Mistress Hawke I have an important news for you." Shouted the dwarf from the bottom of the stairs.
"I'll be right down." Hawke said as she limped to her door and down the stairs.
"What is it Bodahn?" She asked, eyeing the dwarf.
"The Knight-Commander said she would like to speak to you at the Keep."
Hawke sighed," Joy oh joy, the Knight-Commander asked for my presence. I guess I should feel honored." Hawke said as she made her way to the entry hall to grab her staff and cloak. She made her way out of the estate and towards the Keep.
She ran into the one person who had been avoiding her. Fenris. It seems he was making his way towards Lowtown. 'Probably to play Wicked Grace with Varric and Isabela.' Hawke thought as she saw he walk by. On a quick whim she decided to follow him. With her cloak hood up he and everybody else wouldn't be able to recognize her.
He made he way down the steps to Lowtown with Hawke not to far behind. Some might be thinking Hawke has turned into a stalker, maybe she has or maybe she is just following the elf she loves.
Finally arriving at The Hanged Man, she waited a while after he went in then she went in herself. She looked through the mass of drunkards to spot a white headed elf sitting with a blonde dwarf and pirate queen.
Still not wanting her presence to be known, she sat at a table just a ways from the table her friends were at. She watched as Varric dealt the cards and as Isabela smirked, Hawke knowing the pirate was going to cheat. Norah came up to them asking if the wanted pints, they all agreed.
Hawke watched as she saw Fenris accuse Varric and Isabela cheating.
"Then why do you play with us?" Varric asked the elf after he was done accusing them.
Fenris thought for some time then replied "Ihave nothing better to do. And I guess I consider you two my friends."
"What about Hawke? Or do you not consider her a friend because she's a mage?" Isabela asked the elf, staring intently at him.
"I...I do cosider Hawke a friend, but.... I don't know." Fenris said looking back down at his hand and not Isabela's intense gaze.
Varric and Isabela looked at each other, smirking to each other.
"Just friends?" Asked the dwarf.
"Just.....friends." The elf said as Norah came back with their pints.
"Whatever you say elf. But I have seen the way Hawke looks at you. There's something their, I know it." Varric said as he took a drink from his pint.
"Whatever you say dwarf." Fenris replied taking a drink from his own pint.
Hawke listened to everything they said, 'Varric is very observant then'.
Just then a man came up to Hawke, drunk as can be, asking her if she wanted to 'have a little fun'. She said no but the man persisted. Hawke still turned the man down, but the man went to as far as grabbing her arm forcefully and yanking her up from her seat.
The chair fell to the ground with a great thud, grabbing everyone's attention. Hawke started trying to pull from the man, trying to free her arm, and not being successful.
Then the drunk man yanked her hood down and forcefully kissed her, shoving his tongue in her mouth.
She kept trying to push him to no avail, but then the man went flying across the room, landing with a great 'thud' on the ground. Then there was a bluish glow in front of the drunk man. Hawke realized quickly that glow was Fenris, and he looked like he was about to kill the man.
Hawke ran over to Fenris and laid a hand on Fenris' arm "Don't, Fenris. What this man did was foolish, but he doesn't deserve death." Hawke's soothing voice calmed Fenris enough not to kill the man. He growled at the man to leave and not come back, if he knew what was good for him. The man jumped to his feet and ran for the door, faster than Hawke has seen any drunk man run.
Fenris turned and looked at Hawke with his big emerald puppy dog eyes, "Are you ok? He didn't hurt you, did he?" Fenris said looking Hawke up and down for any sort of injury.
"I'm fine Fenris. I just feel a little.....violated. That's all." Hawke said as Varric and Isabela came over to check on Hawke.
"Then that's good. The fine part not the part where you feel violated." Fenris said blushing at himself for being so awkward with Hawke.
Hawke could see the pink hue go all the way to Fenris' ears. 'Awe! How cute!' She shook her head. 'Stop thinking like that. He doesn't feel that way about you.'
"What are you doing here anyway, Hawke? We didn't see you walk in." Varric asked their leader.
"Oh, ah, I was just coming here to see, ah, Norah. Isn't that right Norah?" Hawke asked the bar maid, pleading with her eyes to catch on.
Luckily she did. "Yeah. How have you been Hawke? Been a while since you been in here."
"Oh you know killing bandits, saving people, the usual." Hawke said smiling to the woman and telling her thanks with her eyes.
They talked for a while then Hawke said her good-byes to Norah and went to her friends to say good-bye to them.
"Where are you going Hawke?" Asked Varric.
"The lovely Knight-Commander wishes to see me." Hawke said, rolling her eyes.
"Well have fun trying to deal with her." Varric said with a smile.
Hawke waved her hand behind her to her friends, making her way to the door. She stop cold with what she heard next.
"Hawke, please be careful." Fenris said to her with concern in his voice.
Hawke's heart beat stuttered a bit then went back to normal, she turned to him with a smile on her face, " Thanks. Always am."
Hawke turned and made her way to the door and out of The Hanged Man, with a smiled plastered on he face because of the elf she loves.