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Chapter 42: Bonds (1/3)


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"The strong survive"

 

Sorry for taking so long, i really didn't want to fucking do this chapter. If you don't know who these people are don't worry, they were introduced just now, so no need to backtrack. Also sorry if this feels lower quality than normal.

 

 

(Ivarstead)

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Redguard: soo

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Redguard: think he'll show up?
???: He has to.
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Nord Mage: We paid quite a bit, so he should come.
Redguard: Shyvana this is skyrim, that courier could have easily been lying when he said he knew someone.
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Redguard: Besides we can handle a few bounty hunters.
Shyvana: no we can't, you remember how tough those guys were.
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Redguard: Ahhh.
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Redguard: Fuck.
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Shyvana: Stay with me Eletta.
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Shyvana: Stay with me.
Shyvana: We barely got out of there alive.
Eletta: Well...
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Eletta: i was caught off guard.

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Eletta: i won't b-
Shyvana: Eletta.

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Shyvana: promise me you won't do anything rash like that again okay.
Eletta: I.
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Shyvana: Prooomise.
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Eletta: .......
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Eletta: fine.
Shyvana: *sigh* good
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Eletta: but this guy better be good, i can't let you die either.
Shyvana: i don't worry i heard he's one of the best around.
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Shyvana: I heard he defeated a dragon all by himself.
Eletta: Hmph, yeah right.
*door opening*
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Eletta: like someone could defeat a dragon that easily.
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Eletta: i bet he even dresses in dragon armor just to look badass
Shyvana: Well...he d-
Warrior: Excuse me.
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Eletta: Gods, this is just sad.
Shyvana: That armor?

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Shyvana: are you Mr....Red-Blade.
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Red-Blade: I am. and you two are Shyvana and Eletta i'm guessing?
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Shyvana: We are, thank you for taking up the job.
Red-Blade: no no, its my pleasure.
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Eletta: Have you really killed a dragon.
Red-Blade: of course.
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Red-Blade: though i didn't kill it easily i must say, was very difficult. Their skulls are quite thick.
Eletta: I see.
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Shyvana: Done interrogating him?
Eletta: For now.
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Red-Blade: Now come along you two, we must get to Solitude quickly.
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Red-Blade: I've got other contracts to do.
Shyvana: Right.
Eletta: Lead the way dragonslayer.
Shyvana: Eletta!
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(outside, 20 minutes later)
*walking*

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Eletta: *whispering* You sure we can trust this guy.
Shyvana: *whispering* I'm pretty sure we can.

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Eletta: *whispering* But what if he's working for them.
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Eletta: *whispering* we can't let our guard down for even a moment.
Shyvana: *whispering* Come on Eletta.
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Shyvana: I'm sure he won't just suddenly turn on us.
*Red-blade stops*
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*unshealthing sound*
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Eletta: Shyvana watch-
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Eletta: out?
Shyvana: Wha-
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Khajiit: GAH!!!
Nord: WHAT THE!!!
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Eletta: Holy shit.
*running sound*
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*sound of ribs cracking*
Nord: GAHH!!!
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*blade being picked up*

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Nord: Wait no-
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*stab*
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Eletta: Wow.
Shyvana: See.
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Shyvana: Nothing to worry about.
Eletta:.....maybe.
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Red-Blade: Hey you two, mind telling me what's going on.
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Red-Blade: You hired me to protect you from bandits.
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Red-Blade: But the armor these two wear is the uniform of a small assassins guild, so.
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Red-Blade: Mind telling me what's really going on?
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Shyvana: its....its complicated
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Red-Blade: Look i don't work for someone unless i got the full story.

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Red-Blade: So either tell me right now, or i leave.

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Shyvana: V-very well.
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Shyvana: Me and Eletta are novice adventures from Cyrodill, so we go from place to place helping people. We arrived in Riften about 3 days go and rented an Inn at the Bee'n Barb.
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Shyvana: We were talking as we headed towards our room. The inn keeper told us it was already unlocked.
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Shyvana: We were told to go into the room straight ahead but we were so busy talking we didn't notice.

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Shyvana: and walked into the wrong room.
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Shyvana: Oh my
Eletta: Wow.
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*sound of skin slapping stops*
Mavin: Do you mind?
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Mavin: I'm busy.

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Shyvana: Right, excuse us!
Mavin: Yes, right there!

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Mavin: Ahh!!
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Mavin: Yes yes!
Eletta: Gross site.
Shyvana: ....right, anyways.
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Shyvana: We went to our room and decided to forget seeing the Jarl in such a state.
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Shyvana: But next morning.
Shyvana: AHHH!!!
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Shyvana: It happened.
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Shyvana: While we were shopping at the market the next day i was attacked but Eletta saved me
Shyvana: W-wha.
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Eletta: I though it was just some crazy thief.
Eletta: You okay?
Shyvana: Y-yes

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Eletta: Sadly.
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Eletta: It wasn't as Shyvana was attacked again, this time in the pawned prawn only a few hours later.
Bersi: What in Talos name?

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Shyvana: Then on the docks.
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Shyvana: I saved Eletta from another assassin.
Shyvana: You okay Eletta?
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Eletta: At this point i was worried because they were aiming for both of us.
Eletta: Yeah.....thanks.
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Shyvana: Eletta searched his body and found a note.
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Shyvana: that Scared both of us.
Eletta: It looked like Maven had put a hit on us.
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Shyvana: Because of it, we decided to run rather than get corned in a place like Riften.
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Shyvana: We ran and ran.
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Shyvana: We encountered a few bandits but nothing too dangerous except for one incident, then we decided to hire you.

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Red-Blade: So lemme get this straight, you caught Jarl Maven Black-Briar fucking two guys and to protect her image she decided to put a hit on you two.

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Shyvana: We know it sounds dumb but its the truth.
Eletta: The very stupid truth.
Shyvana: Eletta!

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Red-Blade: I'm not saying i don't believe, you i ju-
Eletta: Lemme guess, you plan on leaving us?
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Eletta: It may be stupid, but we don't plan on dying to bitch-briar's goons over something so odd. I'll make sure i protect Shyvana to my last breath.
Shyvana: Eletta...thanks, but you re-
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Red-Blade: I never said i was leaving.
Eletta: Huh?

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Red-Blade: I'm fine with guarding you two as there is still actual danger, the last guy i was protecting was afraid rabbits were gonna eat him.

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Eletta: Oh....well, thanks.
Shyvana: Thank you Mr. Red-Blade.
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Red-Blade: Just call me Red, now lets get a move on, before more assassins show up.

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*Shyvana smiling at Eletta*
Eletta: Okay, so he's getting better.
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Shyvana: Told you, now come on, we can't fall behind.
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Shyvana: Hopefully we don't run into anymore problems.
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(2 hours later)
Red: HA HA!!!
*blade ripping through bandit armor*

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Red: Take that!
Bandit Khajit: This one needs to die!
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Shyvana: Eletta, Red, Look out!
*shooting lighting*
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Eletta: One more.
Red: I got him!
Bandit Khajiit: This one regrets everything!
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Red: That's that.
Eletta: Gods, Helgen's just a bandit breeding ground now huh.

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Eletta: So why are we cutting through the southern end of Skyrim.
Red: Quickest way to Solitude from Riften is going to Ivarstead, then Whiterun, Rorikstead, Dragonsbridge, then Solitude. If we pass through areas that people don't expect. it'll be harder for assassins to catch up with us. But we will still have to stop at Rorikstead to rest.
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Shyvana: I see, how long will this take.
Red: Only 2 days counting today.
Eletta: Not too bad.
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Shyvana: So where are you from Red?
Red: Skyrim. Became an adventurer like my parents. How about you two? What are you two looking for in Skyrim?
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Shyvana: We are just looking for something interesting here.
Eletta: Mainly to get rich from our adventures.
Shyvana: No.....well yes.
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Eletta: What about you Red? Why do you go guard people?
Red: Well.
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Red: I get a sense of satisfaction from helping people.

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Red: Also nice to see their happy faces when i get them to their destination. Trust is vital in this province, some people betray you easily.
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Eletta: I see.
Red: Also the money.
Shyvana: You two.
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Red: Almost there.
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Red: We should get there in about 30 minutes.
Eletta: Great.

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Eletta: First thing i'm gonna do is get some mead. You Shyvana?
Shyvana: Wine.
Red: I prefer water thanks.
Eletta: damn, that's boring.
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(Rorikstead, 3 hours later)

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*Shyvana falling on bed*
Shyvana: Ahhhh.
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Shyvana: That food was great.
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Eletta: It was wasn't it, especially the mead.
Shyvana: Oh yeah, that wine was just right.

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Eletta: Hey Red, come and join us.
Red: No thank you.
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Red: I wanna make sure no assassin appears.
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Shyvana: An assassin isn't just gonna show up in the middle of the night.
Red: That's when most assassins show up actu-
Eletta: Just a few minutes.
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Red: *sigh* fine.
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Red: So, what is you want to do?
Shyvana: Mmmmm.
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Shyvana: How about showing us what's under that mask.
Red: What?
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Eletta: yeah, you said trust was Vital in this province, so how can we trust you if we don't see your face?
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Red: Well....I....uh.
Shyvana: Come on we won't laugh.
Eletta: You that ugly?
Shyvana: Eletta don't tease him.
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Red: Its not that, its just i was....cursed, similar to the dragonborn my face has a small oddity, one that would get me attacked by the vigil of stendarr.
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Eletta: Okay now we're really curious.
Shyvana: Come on, just one peek?

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Red: Very well.
Shyvana: Yay!
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Red: There happy.
Shyvana: Whoa!
Eletta: Wow um.....you're actually pretty fucking handsome but.
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Red: The eyes.
Shyvana: Yeah.
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Red: A curse.
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Red: Over 20 years ago i was an adventurer like you. Me and my friends were tasked to kill a powerful bandit, but instead we were defeated by her. She killed all my friends and hurt me pretty badly, i thought i'd never fight or even walk again from all the arrows in my back.
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Red: As a cruel joke she cursed me with these eyes so that people would attack me if i ever showed them.
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Eletta: Wow....i'm sorry.
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Shyvana: We didn't know.
Red: Its alright.
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Red: Nice to show some people that don't freak out over my eyes though.
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Red: Well have a good night.
Eletta and Shyvana: Night.

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Eletta: Those eyes were just like a Daedra, is he really huma-
Shyvana: Eletta.

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Shyvana: Even the Dovakiin has eyes like a vampire, but he's still trustworthy, this man helped save us several times already.
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Eletta: But what if it's a front, i mean there is still no proof he killed a dragon.
Shyvana: What does it matter.
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Shyvana: So long as he protects us and gets us to solitude safely, we should have no problems.
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Part 2: http://www.loverslab.com/blog/407/entry-5510-chapter-42-bonds-23/
Part 3: http://www.loverslab.com/blog/407/entry-5511-chapter-42-bonds-33/

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Aria: Ah Red Hand, cool guy, never shows his face and now I know why. Tell him I said Hi

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Ambiguous yet strong characters, that's a nice start for a story. Also, great action shot (the blade being thrown behind them into the khajit was very cinematographic). :)

 

Malicia : « Looks like Skyrim's people have a lot of ocular problems, yes. Gonna turn myself into an ophtalmologist. Gonna get rich. »:D

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