Every Wave of the Storm
Anchor by AricaZorel
17 Aug 2020
Anyssa McBride’s job was in historic preservation, a dream career from her childhood. She never expected to be living history, especially not on another world. Pulled through a rift into Thedas, she is rescued by members of the Inquisition, specifically Commander Cullen Rutherford. With no knowledge of her new world or the Inquisition, Anyssa attempts to overcome her troubled past as she searches for a way home. With the unexpected aid of the Commander, will she discover a way back to Earth or find out that somethings happen for a reason and some people are more than they appear.
"When I get tired of finding
All of the fears I've been hiding
You gave me a breath, and tell me to rest
You never left
I can, I can, I can hear You, calling me by name
Pulling me up from under my shame
I'll never be the same
I can face anything, so let it rain
You are my anchor
So steady me, steady me now
You are my anchor
You're keeping my feet on the ground
In angry oceans, You've never broken through
Every wave of the storm
You are my anchor"
~'Anchor' by Skillet
- Part 1 of Every Wave of the Storm
27 Oct 2020
“The story told of Commander Cullen and Lady Anyssa is overly romanticized. At least that is what Cullen will tell you. Anyssa will not publicly comment; she will only give a shy grin if asked about it. The story the public knows, the one Varric perpetuates is not all that occurred between them. If you genuinely want to understand their relationship and why it is so inspirational (and romantic in my opinion), you need to know of these important moments as well.”
~Seeker Cassandra Pentaghast, 9:42 Dragon
Cullen and Anyssa grew quite close to one another despite their differing backgrounds. One a former Templar attempting to atone for his past while overcoming a lyrium addiction. The other a historian from a completely different world using her education and skills to get by while overcoming a traumatic experience of her own. This is only part of their story...
"I'm falling even more in love with you
Letting go of all I've held onto
I'm standing here until you make me move
I'm hanging by a moment here with you"
Hanging By a Moment ~ Lifehouse
- Part 2 of Every Wave of the Storm