A World Upside Down
Hi guys! I've been playing around, messing with some things On Skyrim, if you're familiar with 'Dark Water Crossing'? It's a mining settlement northwest of 'Shor's Stone', in that circle between Riften and Windhelm. This is a pairing of the Dragonborn and Annekke Crag-Jumper. (Apparently, FF didn't have her as a character choice.) I'm going with a Nord DB. (you can imagine your own Nord in this one if you like.)
I found her drop-dead gorgeous when I met her. (Call me a creep, Obessed, whatever you would, she's beautiful! At least, to me.) I was poking around on Deviantart, looking up some Skyrim, and I stumbled across a picture of her. I didn't know about her until that picture and her daughter, Sylgja. (I think that's how it's spelled...I had one of my single male playthroughs marry her. Sylgja's a pretty one too! Despite her mining clothes, which I do not mind.)
I hope you enjoy this pairing! Anyway, here's the start!
The door opened, stepping in was a Nord, Sullivan, The Dragonborn. He stretched out, rolling his head to relieve aching muscles from the trip. He was at Kynesgrove, stopping by for the night.
He looked and made his way to the bar of the Innkeeper.
"Sullivan, nice to see you again. Here for what I think you're thinkin'?" The Innkeeper, Kjeld, asked grinning.
"You got that right, Sir," Sullivan said with a smile.
Kjeld chuckled, "What are you having?"
"Let's have a bottle of good ole' Nord mead, and I'll take a room for the night," The Dragonborn said as he pulled out his coin purse to put out around twenty septims.
"Oh, you don't have to pay. This one's on the house, my friend," The innkeeper told him.
"Yep, you saved our asses, so might as well give you something in return. You'll have that room for tonight," Kjeld said as he pointed to a room on Sullivan's right.
Sullivan nodded with another smile, "Alright, Thank you."
"I'll fetch your mead," Kjeld said as he turned to do so.
The Dragonborn headed into the room to drop off his pack. It felt like the world's weight was lifted off of his shoulders. He kept his scabbard for his steel sword. His shield was strapped to his pack.
He rolled his shoulders, wincing at the aching.
He sighed a relief, then walked back into the inn. Where Kjeld had his bottle.
"Thank you again," Sullivan said as he smiled at the keeper.
"Anytime," Kjeld said as he leaned on the countertop, "Oh yes, Do you know the lady over there?" He asked quietly as he pointed to the back of the inn.
Sullivan moved to get a better look, he saw a glimpse of miner clothes? Sitting at the table in the back, but he couldn't see her face.
"She came in earlier, bawling her eyes out, and wanting something, anything, to drown whatever happened to the poor girl. I'm not sure what went on, but I don't think I can help," The keeper said to him.
"I'll talk to her, see if I can't boost her spirits up," Sullivan said as he grabbed his unopened bottle of mead.
He made his way to the back table where the lady was sitting at, silently. His eyes went wide as he recognized the blonde hair.
"Annekke?" He asked.
Annekke Crag-Jumper turned and looked at him, her eyes went wide as well as she stood up and threw her arms around his neck.
He got a better look, and indeed, her cheeks were moist with tears. He wandered what happened to her.
"What's the matter?" He asked.
"My ex-husband," she answered with a cracked voice.
He nodded nervously, he remembered him, Verner Rock-Chucker, he was married to her, bow he's a ex-husband? Sullivan spoke to him, and Verner would always tell him about how much he loved his wife, also wishing that she'd get her head out of the adventuring.
"Ex?" He asked.
"Yes, he forced me out, and I left him," she told Sullivan, a few tears visible as she let him go.
Sullivan motioned for her to sit and they did so.
"Why did Verner force you out?"
"He got tired of me thinking about scouting, and adventuring," she told him with her hands clenching slightly.
"He doesn't know the fun of adventures," Sullivan said to her.
"He doesn't," she said to him as she nodded with a smile.
He looked at her Hands, she didn't have the bond of matrimony on her fingers. She truly did leave him.
"So, all I have left is my daughter, Sylgja," she said to him, looking at the table.
"She's fine, as far as I can tell. I went by Shor's Stone a few weeks ago, on the way to Riften," Sullivan said to her.
Annekke smiled at him, "Thank you."
He nodded, looking into her eyes, they had a new fire burning, different than the one he saw when he met her at Darkwater Crossing.
"Do you need a place to stay tonight?" He asked.
"I do, but I left all my coin with Verner, I left so quickly..." she said with a bit of sorrow.
"Don't worry, I'll pay for your rent," Sullivan said to her.
She smiled at him again, "I don't know how I'm going to repay you."
Sullivan waved his hand at her, "You don't need to, Annekke. You're a friend, and I help my friends."
"I'll be right back," Sullivan said as he stood up from the table.
Again, she nodded,
He made his way back over to Kjeld, getting his coin purse out.
"Hey, how'd it go?" Kjeld asked.
"She's ok, for now. She needs a bed for tonight, mind letting her stay in my room?"
Sullivan nodded as he put out ten more septims.
"You nee anything else, you let me know," Kjeld said to him.
Again, Sullivan nodded, "I will, thank you."
It was Kjeld's turn to nod. Sullivan turned and walked back to Annekke.
"I got you a bed. It's in my room for tonight," Sullivan said as he stepped over the bench to sit on it.
Annekke nodded, "Thank you. I won't forget this."
Sullivan shook his head, "It's nothing. Just trying to help." He said as he finally opened his mead.
"You've done a lot for me," she said as she looked at him.
"It's what I do," he said as he returned his gaze with a smile, "Mead?"
"Sure," she answered with a grin.
Sullivan chuckled as he poured her cup a glass.
"Toast?" She asked.
"Right on, sister," Sullivan said.
They lifted their glasses and they clinked together.
There's the start!
I hope you enjoyed this one! Just a teaser for what's to come after I'm through in the Mass Effect category! If you're interested, please! Check out my other stories from The ME-verse if you wish!
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