Take a seat, he said.
Thinking about forehead touches:
- With Garrus, it’s the same as a kiss - Turians don’t have lips, after all, but they have other ways to show affection. He hums almost inaudibly with pleasure, and Shepard feels the gentle vibration and it makes her feel like she’s home.
- With Kaidan, it’s late at night after a nightmare. He needs that touch and close contact to remind himself that Shepard is still there, and still real.
- With Thane, it’s a goodbye, and a thousand words and looks and gestures are packed into that one simple touch.
- With Fenris, it’s a gesture of wordless comfort after a battle or an argument. Hawke gathers him close and they both shut out everything else for a few minutes, breathing each other in.
- With Anders, it’s a way to rest his weary head against Hawke’s when he feels as though he can’t carry on. He’s wearing himself so thin and just keeps trying, and Hawke is his anchor - the one thing keeping him from flying to pieces.
Two other women, also breast cancer survivors, said their husbands left them after they were diagnosed. Both had to have mastectomies (in case anyone doesn’t know, this is the surgical operation to remove one or both breasts).
The first woman said her husband told her that he would rather see her dead than see her lose her breasts. The second woman had her operation and waited all day to be picked up by her husband, who never arrived. By nightfall, one of the nurses offered to give her a ride, and she came home to find the house empty.
Obviously, these are extreme cases of a man’s reaction to his wife’s breast cancer, but this is what I see when I see the “I ♥ Boobies” bracelets. I see love of the body parts, not the person being treated—not the patient, not the victim, not the survivor.
oh my god this is heartbreaking
"The Circle system is fundamentally flawed"
"Mages as a whole should not be responsible for the actions of a few bad apples"
"Abuses of power inherent in the Chantry needed to be addressed and abolished."
"Anders did nothing wrong!"
"Elthina deserved to be murdered!"
"Templars are the bad guys!"