*muffled cackling in the distance*
I love Alistair, I really do. That’s probably obvious if you’ve followed me for any amount of time. He is perfect and I always romance him, I find it near impossible to romance Zevran.
Except that’s mostly because it takes so long for Zevran to actually show up. By the time Zevran joins the party I’m already in a relationship with Alistair. Because I’m weak and Alistair is perfection. I can’t hold out until Zevran gets there.
But in truth, I love Zevran as much as I love Alistair. That shamelessly sassy elven rogue is so accepting of everyone, and pretty open about himself when you talk to him. All he asks is that you don’t judge him. If you greet stories of his past with compassion, he’ll find it strange. But nice.
A relationship with him evolves gradually over time. He slowly lowers his defensive wall of snark and lets you in. Until he has to admit that he actually… cares for you. And he’s scared that after finally letting his guard down, you may not feel the same. But if you do, he will never leave your side. You are his heart, his world, his life. If anything happens to you, he never loves anyone else ever again.
Romancing Zevran is surprisingly sweet and incredibly rewarding. I hardly ever get to, because it’s hard to wait for him with Alistair sitting there looking pretty. The choice between Alistair and Zevran is easy if Zevran isn’t even there. But if Zevran were recruited earlier in the game, I honestly don’t know what I would do.