Eyes on the Future: 2. Wed

Blasted thieves and their blasted mead – or however they called the concoction they had served us. I bolted awake with the first light streaming through the window of our room, a throbbing pain in my head and a disgusting, sour taste in my mouth. I felt sore all over, muscles taut and aching. Only…

Eyes on the Enemy: 16. Daedra

“Qhouri, we gotta go. Bjorlam is waiting.” Athis shoved back his chair, still chewing on a piece of bread, and fetched his pack from the corner where we had deposited our gear. I grumbled under a yawn. “Can’t even finish my breakfast? Gimme a moment.” I wasn’t even entirely awake yet after a night with…

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…

Eyes on the Prey: 20. Regret

Betrayed. Another lightning bolt slammed me into the wall and drove the air from my lungs, but I barely felt it under the feeling of bursting into fragments. Something clenched around my chest, prevented any breathing, and at the same time I felt how I left my flesh, was shattered and torn apart and pulled…

Eyes on the Prey: 19. Krosis

I could have killed Farkas for his assault with the mask if it hadn’t felt so good to have arrived here. Wherever here was. When the strange feeling of falling without moving subsided, I felt nearly dizzy with the sudden silence around me. No wind howling through open windows and broken walls, none of the…