Season Unending Part 16It had been more than thirty years since Ulfric had walked the Seven Thousand Steps. Of course, last time he had been descending the Throat of the World so he would join the Imperial Legion to help protect his home.Season Unending Part 16 by heiwako
How appropriate that he finally return now to try to do the same.
He still wasn’t sure how the Dragonborn had convinced him to come back. Part of him was worried that she had used the influence of the thu’um to sway her audiences, but it was unlikely. He glanced at the whining bundle of clothes riding behind him; every inch of the Bosmer was covered in at least three layers except her eyes. She had given little evidence of understanding Dovahzul and no inclination to learn more of the language despite her gift for it. A shame in some ways, a blessing in others.
They rounded a corner to find High Hrothgar looming in the distance. “Finally,” the Dragonborn sighed happily. She heeled her mount to canter forward, eager for the warmer halls instead of the
Season Unending Part 15First Emissary Justiciar Elenwen was not by nature a whimsical woman. She had never wasted time with daydreams or foolish flights of fancy as a young girl. Instead she had focused on her duties and goals, putting all of her energy into achieving greatness. Life was pointless otherwise. Why expend effort thinking about what might be instead of striving to make it real?Season Unending Part 15 by heiwako
But today the elf found herself replaying last night's activities over and over in her head. After Ulfric had passed out, she had curled up next to him and watched him sleep for about an hour. Then he had stirred awake. He had stared woefully up at her with his big blue eyes.
"Am I in trouble?" he had whispered.
"No, darling." She had kissed him and they ended up making love three more times. Nothing so dramatic as earlier that night. It had been slow and sweet, almost like the first time they had slept together.
Something had changed, and Elenwen knew it was the power dynamic between them. Before Ulfric had fought agains
Meria Alone“Not now Meria I have important business with the First Ambassador!” snapped a tall Thalmor Justicar with black hair slicked back in a neat style and vivid green eyes.Meria Alone by The-Serene-Mage
“B-But uncle, you promised that we practice magic today!” pleaded a smaller Altmer similar to the Justicar.
The Thalmor agent paused in mid step and gazed down at the smaller Mer with annoyance in his eyes,
“I said, not now, go back to your room before I get reprimanded for allowing a child to be up here!” he snapped before pushing her back, nearly knocking her off her feet.
Meria watched her uncle leave the hallway of the embassy, holding back her tears before wrapping her arms around herself.
“That’s what you always say…” she murmured to herself before looking over to a frost window overlooking the Courtyard of the Embassy.
The snow gently fell from the sky onto the patrolling guards as well as a few Justicars, Meria wished she was allowed into the courtyard
Pride Comes Before the Fall“As a Thalmor Commander, it is your duty to set an example for your troops in a time of need,” The Grand Justiciar had told his student as the two made their way into a lavish temple, “Despite what you may believe, this principle surpasses all other aspects of your position.”Pride Comes Before the Fall by Andropunk
“I don’t understand,” The new Commander turned his head to look up at the towering mer, “As a Justiciar, it was my duty, it always had been my duty, to track down those who commit heresy. I had never needed an example - you just need to get your information, and make your kill. Why is it that I must set an example now? It seems rather unnecessary, sir.”
The taller elf extended a hand, gesturing for the younger man to follow him down the corridor. Their footsteps echoed on the marble floor, and their forms cast shadows upon the sun-kissed stone. Attendants of the temple stepped out of their path as they passed, respectfully bowing their heads. As they approached
Season Unending Part 1"Dammit, Ulfric got here first," General Tullius groused as he dismounted.Season Unending Part 1 by heiwako
There were two horses bearing the Windhelm colors already in the High Hrothgar stables as the Imperial contingent filed in. With Tullius, Legate Rikke, Jarl Elisif, Jarl Balgruuf, their housecarls, and Ambassador Elenwen's mounts included, the small shed was overly full. The Greybeards had no need for horses, but they had the building for their rare visitors. It was highly unusual for them to have this many guests at once.
"Of course he did," Elenwen said as she smoothly dismounted. "He's much closer than we were, he has a smaller contingent, and he had to be here first to prove his worth."
"He's also not going to be happy that the ambassador is here," Rikke murmured to Tullius. Elenwen smiled, not acknowledging the legate's words. "You know how much Ulfric hates the Thalmor."
"What was I supposed to do, Legate?" Tullius replied lowly. "She's higher ranked than me and has every right to be here. I couldn't exact
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