Chapter 14 : Discovery.
« And I suppose your help will not be free... » said Faye. « I wonder how well a Bounty Hunter is in combat... » responded Martin. Faye prepared her weapons, the Nord stopped her « Calm down, I didn't mean it like that. ». Faye regained composure and asked, « What is it that you meant ? ». « You see, we have a problem to solve... Wanna help us save our world ? », before Faye could answer, Viconia stepped in, « You must be jocking ! We don't even know a thing about her ! ». « Neither does she. », responded Martin. Viconia didn't said a word and the silence came in. « So, what do you say, Faye ? », finally asked Martin. « Fair enough... » she answered, after some seconds, thinking.
A discussion began, the three new companions entered Faye's ship, making a summuary of what they needed to fix it. Fortunately, Martin knew how to obtain, or replace, them. On the way of the discussion, a powerfull blizzard woke up, too powerfull for Martin's 'clear sky' shout. Faye offered them to stay, the time the storm calm down. In those hours of waiting, the three of them got to know each other, better. Faye told the stories of her adventures. Martin and Viconia did the same. They got along pretty well, not even seeing the blizzard stopped. On the discussion, Martin explained to Faye what he would have to do, in order to defeat Alduin. At sun rise, the three of them remembered one thing... They didn't slept that night !
Too late now, the world can't wait ! They prepared themselfs, and began their walking journey.
After many hours of walking, they were getting close to the High Hrothgar. Martin was always curious. And him and Faye were still discussing about the galaxy.
Faye explained that the galaxie had lived a troubling period, not long ago. That is now some years that the peace is going, thanks to a Choosen One, named Michael GoldenHeart, and his wife, Elsa, who restored peace with the help of the Galactic Gardians.
Some meters after, the team was a the temple's doors. Viconia pointed something and said, « And here is who we could have called... ». Martin kept silence while Faye wondered, « A Dragon ? », « Yeah, flying on his back... » answered Viconia, « No way in my life I do that. » said Faye. Martin did a facepalm and asked, « Why don't we, ever, think about those things ?! », « Too simple ? » shruged Viconia. Martin stayed silent and motioned the team to continue. The two women made a little laugh at his reaction and resumed following him.
The way to the Throat of the World had been as difficult as always. Fortunately, Faye had a warm coat, Viconia had Martin's cape, and Martin... The cold never bothered him anyway...
Once up. Martin was about to open the elder scroll. « Are you sure about that, Mrann d'ssinss ? » asked Viconia, making a step to him. Martin made a serene smile, stepped forward, and kissed the Drow's forehead, then, he pat the up of her head, reassuring her, « Do not fear, my love. It's going to be alright, I promise. ». Viconia lifted her head, letting Martin see her wet eyes. « Do not do those kind of promise... It me feel like you'll never really come back... ». Martin took Viconia in his arms and softly said, « And that's now you're worried about it ? ». « Because that's only now that I see the dangers you put yourself in... » said the Drow, nestling her head in Martin's torso. He lifted her chin, making her look at him in the eyes. He began, « I'll- », « -Atchooo ! », interupted Faye's sneeze, « Sorry... I'm not used to the cold. » she apologized.
Martin smiled, looking at Viconia again, and resumed what he was saying, « I'll return to you. » looking deep in her brown eyes. He gave her a kiss of true love, a the end of which, he wispered « I love you. », and made some steps back, opening the elder scroll. Martin had his vision blured, and felt himself go.
While he was in trance and was learning the shout he needed, Faye asked Viconia, « Are those scrolls that dangerous ? ». « The smartest of men have difficulties understanding them, but most of all, even with their rigurous training, they usually end up blind. » simply answered Viconia, her two hands on her chest, worrying. « Ow... But, what are those scrolls ? ». « It's difficult to explain, they are everyting but nothing, they know all, nothing and less. » Faye looked at Viconia with a puzzled look, « Sorry, it's the kind of things you only explain with sentences like this... » finished Viconia.
The two women stayed in silence some seconds. Faye was about to ask something else. When they heard a shout behing them, « FUS RO DAH ! ». Faye was instantly projected out of the montain. Viconia quickly turned, widening her eyes at the sight of a gread black Dragon.
Next, Chapter 15 : the Dragon and the child.