I need to stop going to the Varric tag and making myself sad.
This is a guy who spent most of his youth caring for an alcoholic mother. After she dies he tries to take the same role with Bartrand by finding a way to enable his crazy expedition dreams. Then, when Bartrand discards him, he creates a nice little replacement family and makes his home their meeting spot with alcohol and cool stories.
And he’s happy. His situation might not be, uh, entirely healthy, but he really loves his friends. They all need him to keep the group together and help manage their terrible disaster lives. What could be better? If he had his way, he’d buy the Hanged Man and keep it forever.
But he can’t. His patchwork family goes, and then he’s taken away, and there’s nothing left for him to do but trail along behind the Inquisition, which is made up of independent professionals who don’t require an attentive brother.
What does Varric do when no one is depending on him? When it is time for someone to take care of him?
I- I just want him to make it home, you guys. And maybe to see Merrill again because you know he worries about her, what if she’s wandered into a crypt somewhere, she might try to pet the zombies.
That’s okay, I didn’t need my heart to be whole ever again.