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: 23. A Proposal

“Wait, Qhouri. I gotta show you something.” Aela grabbed my arm and held me back when I turned straight for the dorm. I gave her a scornful look. The journey from Rorikstead had been horrible. I was covered in a grimy, reeking layer of sweat and dust from the road, my barely healed wounds throbbed…

Eyes on the Prey: 21. An End to all Evil

Was it possible to encounter a tree? It was. The entrance to the sanctuary cave was small and unmarked, and I nearly missed it in the long shadows of the evening sun. But everything changed when I entered Kyne’s Sanctuary. The journey here had been exhausting, Snowback and I had made the whole trip in…

Eyes on the Prey: 14. Brothers

Every stranger entering the Moorside Inn next morning would have just seen an utterly ordinary family having the first meal of the day together. Parents chatting about everyday problems like parents do it everywhere and have done it forever, the children wriggling about in their chairs, eager to finish and get out into the autumn…

Eyes on the Prey: 11. Dragonborn

“I have an announcement to make!” The mead hall was filled for dinner, but the Harbinger’s deep voice drowned out the chatter easily. At least a dozen faces turned curiously to the man standing on top of the stairs, the noise instantly dying away. “The last days have been hard for all of us. The…