Chapter 15 : The Dragon and the child.
Right above Viconia was a black Dragon, as black as night. Faye being out of combat, Paarthurnax being nowhere to be seen. Viconia was alone to defend Martin against the world eater, Akatosh's first born, alone against Alduin !
Viconia got her bow out and prepared an arrow. Unfortunately, the Dragon shouted first, « ZUN ! » making the Drow let loose of her weapons, and shouted again, « FUS ! » making her bow and sword slip on the end of the mountain. The big Dragon landed, and approached the Drow. Looking at her with his big, piercing, red eyes.
His look was heavy, full of power, and strenghtened of his centuries of existence. For the fist time in her life, the Drow had to admit it, her foe was imposing.
Alduin was walking for Martin, not noticing Viconia anymore. Without thinking, she jumped between him and Alduin.
The Dragon laughed and said « What do you think you are doing, joor ? It's pathetic. », the Dragon prepared a new shout. Viconia searched with her eyes everywhere, searching for anything to help her, but it was too late, she heard the 'Fire Breath', « YOOL TOOR SHUL ! ». She closed her eyes by reflex, but did not felt the fire.
She opened her eyes, seeing Paarthurnax, protecting them with his own body and prepared to fight his own kind. « Paarthurnax ! », exclaimed Alduin. « I will protect Dovahkiin ! » shouted back the old dragon. « No joor can be protected from me ! » exclaimed Alduin again, stretching his neck and biting one of Paarthurnax's wing. The old Dragon sreamed his pain, but kept protecting the two mortals.
Alduin was feed up of it, and summoned a meteor rain. Paarthurnax took them, as he can. Viconia jumped out of the protection of the Dragon to go take her weapons, dodging meteor on meteor. She jumped to take her weapon. Unfortunately, she calculated wrong her jump and rolled out of the peak, her bow in one hand and the other on the border.
Alduin saw her and decided to take her out for good. He prepared a shout, begining « YOO- ». But got cut by a blaster fire. Viconia looked up. Faye was flying above her, with rocket boots. She flew to Viconia and grabed her. « You did not through I would let you have all the fun ? » she said with a smile. « Not even a second. » answered the Drow, smiling too. The two women got to Martin's side, in front of Paarthurnax.
Preparing to fight again. They saw the Dragon's wound heal. « Gods damn it ! Without Martin, we can't harm him ! » grunted Viconia. « Of course you can harm him ! » said a familiar voice. Martin was out of his trance, his greatsword ready. Without any more wait, he used his new shout, 'Dragonrend', « JOOR... ZAH FRUL ! », a shockwave hit Alduin, who voiced his pain, « Draaf ! ».
Martin charged on Alduin, cutting a part of his face. The nord runned on the monster's side. Using that the Dragon was stunned. Martin jumped to cut the Dragon's head. But the weakened beast, hitted him with his wing, screaming « NO ! I am the first born of Akatosh ! I am Alduin ! I can not be beaten ! Not here ! Not by you ! » and, the beast flew off.
Martin was on the ground. Knocked out by the hit he just got. Viconia was the first to run to him. « Mrann d'ssinss ! ». Checking his pulse, she sighed in relief and took him in her arms. Lifting him to go back to the temple. Before the depart, she asked Paarthurnax if he knew where Alduin had fled. The Dragon explained to her that Alduin was off to Sovngarde to heal himself with the mortal's soul. He explained that only one of his ally could lead them here. Not knowing where to find one of Alduin's ally, Faye and Viconia got down, Martin still knoked out in Viconia's arms
Getting through the blizzard and arriving to the temple. Viconia explained the situation to the Grey-Beards, who proposed them to use Dragonreach, in Whiterun, to trap a Dragon in it. Their way was decided, Viconia and Faye began to walk with Martin, still knocked out, for Whiterun, to ask the Jarl for help.
During their trip, Faye looked regulary at Martin, in Viconia's arms, and at the Drow.
She finally started the conversation. « Shouldn't it be better to wait for him to wake up ? », « We should not waste time... » said Viconia, looking at the ground. « We can't carry him like that forever... ». At those words, Viconia got pissed off, « I'll carry him as long as he need to be carryed ! ». « I didn't mean it like- » started Faye. « I can't leave him ! » interupted Viconia. « Just... Take some rest, the night is arriving, and you carry Martin for kilometers. » said Faye with an worried tone. Viconia looked up, finally seeing the night taking place.
The young women decided to make a camp. Viconia putted Martin close the fire. Faye said, « He is out for a while now... He should wake up soon. », Viconia did not said a thing and gave a light nod. After a quick meal, she fell asleep next to her lover, exausted from all that has happened.
The next day, Viconia woke up, feeling like something disapeared. Feeling proved, for Martin was not here anymore.
Next, chapter 16 : The council.