Word Count: 17,690
Characters: Anders, Mistress Selby, m!Hawke (mage)
Summary: Tobias Hawke is just a distraction. Anders knows that—or he thinks he does—but he’s in two minds about many things… and Justice never did understand human emotions.
Author’s Note: This story stands alone, but overlaps with characters, timelines and universes from my DA2 stories Ephemera (Anders/Karl) and Justice in Surrender (m!Hawke/Anders). Broadly, it rambles through parts of Act II, as Anders sidles up to his feelings for Hawke, and tries to reconcile them against living with Justice, and his involvement with the Mage Underground.