Fall Is Here

Its that time of year again, football and falling leaves.

As a kid I grew up in Canada and actually had a season change, unlike Houston, and remember fondly of fall.  The changing of the leaves, the red, yellow and orange which signaled that cooler weather was on the way, along with winter which meant Thanksgiving, Halloween and Christmas (a kid’s favorite holiday).

It was about this time, 19 years ago that I created my first website using an aol address.  I did it so a friend could read my stories.  It was made up of one story, Master of Violence which has sense been redone.  But I was writing Battlestar Galactica fanfiction as well and had a couple of stories, maybe numbering four or five. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 10

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 10

Zoe made her way to the Blue Palace along with Jordis to meet up with the Jarl before the Thalmor arrived.  It would prove to be an interesting morning which started out good.  The pastries were indeed good making Zoe wonder why he hadn’t been able to start up his business.

He explained over the meal that he acquired some debt due to his father’s gambling addiction before he died.  Zoe asked if it was still a problem and he said he had paid them off last week to which Jordis affirmed his claim.

So with good pastries Zoe agreed to fund his business and if the gamblers came back to send them her way, as a backer she basically ‘owned’ him in their eyes.  He didn’t seem too disappointed and was working with Leah to see about starting the business. Continue reading…

 

Dovakhin’s Flight – Part 9

Dovakhin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 9

Zoe glanced around the party which were going with her to Solitude.  What started out as a small group with only Jordis, Leah and her had grown larger as Brelyna decided to head there to look for some herbs nearby.  Aela, upon hearing she was headed there, mentioned doing some work there as well.  Finally the young merchant, Ysolda, asked to go with them to do some business but had been afraid of going with herself.

Looking down the path Zoe spotted an overturned cart and looked over at Aela who also noticed it.  They shared a glance both knowing what it probably meant before looking at the others

“Hold up,” Zoe stated.

“What’s up?” Leah asked, moving up beside her.

“Trouble, Aela, with me, the rest stay here,” Zoe said to them as she looked at the cart. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 8

Dovakhin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 8

Zoe woke to an empty bed, not that it surprised her.  It had been a week since her defeat of Alduin and returning back to the Suite.  She had relaxed a bit the first couple of days, and allowing herself to heal up after all her travels.  Leah had already gotten up, she said the previous night there were some things she needed to do.

Running the suite was a challenge, one which Zoe was learning about.  A lot of things, from cleaning to keeping things stocked and that wasn’t even including keep customers happy.  She felt grateful to the girls and OMB who worked hard to keep the suite running.  Farquar was more than capable of handling the locals, and if anyone really got out of hand, they learned real quick the girls were also warriors.

Down below she thought she heard Aela’s voice, along with either Farkas or Valkas, or both.  She also heard some other voices and figured some of the guests were awake.  Getting up and putting on some simple clothes, no need for armor, made her way down the stairs. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 7

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 7

Zoe made her way down the street with the stars overhead.  It had taken her longer to return than she expected today, but she’d be home in a short time.  Already familiar sights were all around her.  She had gone over everything which had happened in the past year since coming to Skyrim on her way back.

It turned out she was the Dragonborn, and had the unique ability to learn shouts.  She also learned that dragons coming back had been the result of a dragon called Alduin, the World Eater.  Now, it was all over as she turned to cross the bridge and headed to her destination.  A long house which had the best bathing suite in all of Skyrim, the Bathing Beauties Luxury Suite.

Lights were on outside, not that unusual as it was open pretty much all day round.  It got visitors at all times, from people looking for a place to sleep on the road to visitors from all the major cities.  Its reputation had grown that much since she had become owner.

She learned it had much to do with the Bride of Migal, located under the bathing house.  Its energy fed the waters giving it a magical quality, and filling the entire suite with a relaxing, wonderful feeling. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 6

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 6

Zoe looked on as the man behind the counter placed down the glass he was cleaning and looked over at them.

“Leah, what are you shouting for?” he asked, cleaning his hands and making his way over.  “If you want something to drink let me know.”

Zoe watched unsure what was going on as Leah waited for OMB to walk over to them.

“Just come over here,” Leah said waving him over waiting until he crouched down next to them.

“Now, I’m here, what’s going on?” he asked, looking at Leah.

“Zoe here says you sent her a letter,” Leah said pointing to her.  She watched as an unusual expression covered his face. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 5

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 5

Zoe stood in front of the Jarl of Whiterun once more, a position she never dreamed of only a short time ago.  She had been a nobody only a short time ago and now after defeating a dragon whispers of Dragonborn were directed at her.  A title she never heard of before, of course she had never seen a dragon either, or so she thought until recently.

It had been strange, she should have been fearful upon first seeing the creature attacking the outpost.  Yet, something inside her jumped at the chance to take down a dragon.  When it died she had gone for a closer look, only to have something strange.  She absorbed the dragon’s power.  She could shout, something she only heard in tales, and even then it was rare or took a lot of training.  Being able to do it like she had was unusual.

Now her third time in front of the Jarl, the first was to warn him of the dragon attack on Helgan.  He had asked her to help his court wizard.  The second they received word of the dragon attack and now, she was here once more being appointed a Thane of Whiterun by him.

“Thank you my lord,” she said to him. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 4

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 4

The Underground!

Zoe moved along seeing flickering torches lining many walls giving a bit of light in a dark place.  Now that she ran down here she understood why few came down here.  The depths of death and despair in the Imperial City.  Full of thieves, murders, and druggies all down here to hide from the authorities.

A person didn’t come down here for the tourism, but were here for some other reason and most were not legal.  She moved along keeping an eye out for any trouble, not that she had anything on her to stop trouble.  You didn’t exist down here and you didn’t rat anyone out.  The only rule for the area, or so the rumor went.

She felt certain the Thalmor wouldn’t come down here, at least not for a while giving her time to plan her next move if she had one.  She slumped to the ground looking around in the dim flicker of light provided by gas lamps on the side of the wall. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 3

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 3

Zoe made her way past a group of people and she recognized several, including the Orc and Imperial from earlier and Tegan.  Pausing she looked on at the scene and noticed that Tegan appeared to be trying to appease them all.  Moving closer until she could make out the conversation.

“I know you swindled us,” the Orc said to Tegan.

“Now, I don’t know a thing of what you’re talking about,” Tegan said, holding his hands up as he plead with the group.  “All I know is what they tell me, what matches are going to be that day, that’s it.”

“And why should we believe you?” the imperial said, stepping closer to Tegan who now was against the wall looking for an escape route.

“I know what it looked like, and it was a surprise to me as well,” Tegan said to them.  His eyes glancing around at all of them. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight – Part 2

Dovahkin’s Flight

by AJ Marks

Part 2

Zoe made her way out of the city thinking she might do some fishing.  If nothing else she might get something to eat for the next couple of days.  It might not solve her money problem but she could at least eat.

Looking down the road she noticed a man talking with the guard, wearing an impressive looking set of leather armor and sword.  She slightly flinched when the guard pointed in her direction and the man started towards her.  She wondered if running was an option, but she really had no problems with anyone at the moment.  No debt fortunately so no collectors.

“Are you Zoe Scatlite?” he asked walking up to her.

“Yeah, and you are?” she asked, ready for just about anything, including running if this suddenly turned bad. Continue reading…

 

Dovahkin’s Flight

Dovahkin’s Flight

Disclaimer: This is a fanfiction based upon the game Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and also is based upon the mod ‘Bathing Beauties Luxury Suite” by Migal130.

Part 1

“Welcome,” the large creature said, speaking in a strange guttural voice.  It was massive, dwarfing her.  “You fear me Laat Dovahkiin.”

Zoe blinked at the name, so unfamiliar it sounded like gibberish to her.  In her fear riddled mind she had trouble even forming a coherent thought with such a creature in front of her.  She did manage to step back, almost stumbling over a rock behind her.

“I see, you are weak,” it stated, its massive head lowering down to look at her, a large eye peering at her.  “I can see into your soul Dovahkin.” Continue reading…