Eyes on the Future: 18. Alduin

I was on my own and dependent only on myself, the strength of my arm and of my will. My own perseverance. Odahviing had dropped me off a short distance beneath the looming walls of Skuldafn, and his farewell had been short and taciturn. “We will meet again if you return, Dovahkiin,” he had said.…

Eyes on the Future: 12. Alduin’s Bane

Relief surged through me as we stood in the door and watched after the man walking towards the market place. He didn’t look back, and I relaxed into Farkas’ arms that were slung around my waist. His brother was finally on his way to Jorrvaskr. Vilkas had been taciturn about his conversation with Kodlak, but…

Eyes on the Enemy: 3. One Step at a Time

I hated him. What a pretentious, ungrateful, horrible old man. At least the feeling was mutual. Esbern frowned deeply when we finally left the sewers. “Great, first drinking games with a bunch of thieves, and now this… why don’t we simply stay here? After all, we’re as good as dead already.” But I dragged him…

Eyes on the Enemy: 1. Resurrection

It was the day the bard came that I realised that the endless frost would make way for spring and that life would return. Something was different that morning. Snowback’s familiar weight on my feet was missing when I woke up, and the sun shone under my ledge, causing bright flecks to dance behind my…