Skyrim: The Dragon's Bane C08The Dragon’s Bane
Chapter Eight – To Ride in Snow
The chill air plumed from her mouth as the horse cantered along the river’s shoreline. Spotting the ford to cross, Mira grinned, shot a look over to the other rider whose fair hair was flowing loose from any bonds, matching her steed’s pace easily. Kicking her heels into the horse’s ribs, Mira laughed as the horse bounded across the shallow water toward the snowy plains on the other side. The horse wickered at the sudden freedom of running. Mira could hear a yell coming from Ulfric as he urged his horse to chase after her.
They ran wildly over the snowy plain sparkling pristinely in the pale sunshine, enjoying the bit of freedom from war, politics, and the troubles of the land. It was if they were transported back twenty years when they were young and doing the same chase. Mira swerved her horse, to which Ulric laid a parallel run to Mira. Slapping the reins, Ulfric le
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A/N: Okay, the dreaded Horizon confrontation but….here is my version. Still some anger and trust issues in there but not horrendous.
Kaidan spotted the dark mass flying down on the colony and used the scope to check it out. His gut instinct warned him of danger and immediately yelled at Lilith to get the people into shelter. Raising his rifle again, Kaidan fired off a couple of bursts at the fast approaching swarm to little effect. The droning was filling the air as he ran backward trying to swat away the oversized insects. All around him, the bugs were stabbing at the colonists, paralyzing them. He managed to swat at one that just landed on his neck and squashed it with disgust.
The lone Alliance officer and trained soldier ran like hell to the laser turret bunker, to see if he could finally smash the thing in to work. The sky was turning to fire as a ship was entering atmosphere. When he reached the bunker, the blast doors were c
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Vido Santiago held a hand up to his people, halting them from doing anything. He sauntered to the middle of the empty space between his group and the two Spectres. Mira’s eyes narrowed, her gun never wavering its aim at the Blue Suns leader. He started to smile, which unnerved her. Kaidan chanced a look to Mira but she silently communicated to let her do the talking.
“Well, well, well, the woman who has caused me so much trouble and a lot of money these past few months. Tell me, do you still hang around that mongrel, Zaeed?”
“Maybe but then he isn’t your concern. I am.” Mira’s voice turned icy and dangerous, her body flickering with a dark blue corona.
“True, I am more concerned with you and getting compensation for the assets you have destroyed.”
“Oh, the assets your mercs had swindled from helpless colonists? Such as, murdering helpless civilians of a couple of mines
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Time seemed to freeze while Mira took the leap from the crumbling ledge toward the Normandy. Joker’s eyes widened as he lowered the rifle and reached out a hand to her. The edge of the hatch decking hit her forcefully in the chest, knocking the wind out of her even through the armor. Attempting to take a breath in, she felt Joker’s strong grip haul her up into the docking hatch and smack the door closed. Sparkles were flashing in her vision but she did not have time to worry about passing out. Steeling herself, she hustled after the pilot, followed by Thane. Garrus immediately went down to the weapons room. Looking at the countdown on her omnitool, she bit her lower lip and watched Joker steer the Normandy away from the Collector base.
Mira heard the Normandy scream as it sped through the wreckage of other unfortunate ships to the mass relay. Her grip on Joker’s chair was tight and she had to loosen it as her han