Between A Mother and Daughter

Chapter 1

Hey Guys! Here, is a pairing of Carlotta Valentia and The Dragonborn! As always, A Nord Dragonborn. I figured I'd give it a try! But, instead, she goes to him, instead of him going to her! It's after the main Quests, (The Civil War, The Dragons, etc...)

"Life's hard enough with all these men proposing to me, especially that bard," Carlotta said to the man in front of her.

"Somebody giving you trouble?" The man asked.

"It's Mikael, I heard him boasting about me in the Bannered Mare, saying he'll 'conquer me like a true Nord conquers any beast'. He's begging for a dagger against his throat," She said as she snarled slightly.

(Sorry, if I didn't spell the Bard's name right, it's a hard one to remember.)

"What if I took care of the problem?" The man asked.

"You will? You can certainly try, I doubt anything will get through that thick skull if his," Carlotta replied.

The Man nodded, "I'll get him to leave you alone."

He backed off Carlotta's Stall from leaning on, then turned around to go into the Bannered Mare.

He entered, and saw the blond player with his drum. The Man walked over to the Bard.

"Hey, put the drum down for a minute," The Dragonborn said to him.

The Bard gave him a confused look, then set it down.

"If it's women you're looking for, you better go elsewhere, once Mikael gets them, they're got," Mikael said with a cocky grin.

"You need to leave Carlotta alone," The Dragonborn said to him, pointing a finger in his face, then putting it down afterwards.

"Oh, she set you up to this, eh? Well, too bad, that fiery widow is mine!" The Bard replied, nearly shouting, gaining the attention of the patrons.

"I'm not going to tell you again, Leave. Her. Alone," The Man said to him, stepping up.

"Ok, Ok! On my honor, I'll never bother Carlotta again," The Bard gave in, placing his hands up in fear.

"Just the way it should be. Now, I didn't mean to scare you, but sometimes, not every single woman is going to fall for your honeyed words," The Dragonborn told him.

The Player nodded, "Yes, I understand."

"Ok, so, are we still friends?" He asked.

He nodded, "Yes, we are."

The man nodded as he smiled, holding out his hand.

The Bard took it, and shook it. The Blond smiled back.

"See you, Mikael," The Dragonborn told him, patting him on the shoulder.

"Bye," the bard told him.

The Dragonborn walked out of the Bannered Mare, and over to Carlotta's stall.

She saw, and gave him a curious look.

He placed his hands on the edge as he leaned on it lightly, "Mikael won't bother you again."

She sighed a heavy relief, "I'd thank the gods, but I'll settle for thanking you," she told him with a smile, "Here, for your troubles," digging in her pockets for her coin purse.

The Dragonborn held his hands up to stop her, "No, you can keep the payment. Keep Mila fed," he said with a nod, smiling back.

She looked at him, "You sure?"

He nodded again, "Yes, Ma'am. In fact, here," he said as he dug through his own pockets, pulling out four large coin purses, placing them in a line horizontally.

Her eyes went wide, "What are...?"

"Two Hundred and Fifty septims in each sack, a thousand in total."

"I...I can't take these septims from you," she said as she looked at him.

"No, please, I insist. Keep the septims for backup if you fall on hard times," The Dragonborn said to her.

"I...I don't know how to repay you..."

"No need, Ms. Valentia, I don't know how hard, but I know it's hard enough to keep up as a single mother," The Man said to her.

She didn't know what to say. The Dragonborn, a stranger. Well, to her, has given her gold out of the kindness of his heart to help her, and her Mila...

"So, anyway, I've got to run. I'm going to go hunt to relax. Let me know if you need anything else," The man said with a smile as he tapped on the stall a few times, then beginning to walk off. He got about a few feet away before;

"Hey, wait!" Carlotta called out to him, he turned around to see her running up.

"What is your name?" She asked.

"Codlin," he answered.

"No last name?" She asked.

He shook his head, "Nope."

"No lover, or...?" She blurted out, cutting herself off. She cursed herself mentally for doing that.

"I really haven't found the right person, yet," he answered, the sun blocking out her embarrassment.

She got a good look of his face. He was handsome.

He had a horizontal bar of green war paint across his eyes, which were also green, and he had a tad bit of long, black hair. He also had a trimmed beard with connecting sideburns.

She snapped back into reality before she started making fantasies about the man.

"Ok, well, thanks again," she told him.

He nodded with a last smile, "I won't be long."

"Oh! Take your time. I don't mind, really," she told him.

He turned and began to walk off again. Carlotta made her way back to the stall, surprisingly, the coins were still there, she was half expecting Breniun to come by and snatch them.

She looked at the sky, and saw what time it was. It was about to hit dark.

"Mila! We're about to close!" She nearly shouted.

"Ok, Mommy!" She heard.

Carlotta made her way back to the stall. She went behind and grabbed a few empty sacks.

"Hi, Ma!" Mila said, coming around.

"Hello, Darling, mind putting the vegetables and the fruits in these sacks? One for each type?" Carlotta asked.

"Ok," she said, taking the sacks.

Carlotta took the bags with the septims, and waited on Mila.

When her daughter was done, they headed home.

"What are in those sacks?" Mila asked, noticing the sacks her mother was carrying.

"Septims," she answered.

Mila's eyes went wide, "Wow! How did you get them?"

"A man came by and gave them to me," Carlotta said.

"Who was he?" Mila asked.

"The Dragonborn, Codlin, he gave them to me to keep you fed," Carlotta said, smiling at Mila.

"Codlin? He did it?"

"Yes, he did, have you met him?" Carlotta asked.

"He's like, my best friend! He gives me a fresh apple every day when I see him!" Mila replied happily.

Carlotta looked at her daughter, "He does?"

Mila nodded, "M-hm!"

Her Mother looked ahead, thinking, nearly at the door to their house.

"Do you like him?" Mila asked.

Carlotta stopped at the door to their house, taken aback from the question;

"I'm...I'm not sure, honey," Carlotta said to her.

Mila shrugged, "Ah, well. I know I do," she said, smiling before setting down the sacks in her right hand, then opening the door.

Carlotta thought about it for a minute, she really wasn't sure what she felt. She let out a heavy breath before entering.

And there's the start!

I hope you enjoyed this chapter, it's just a teaser for what's to come when I'm finished in Mass Effect, there will be also two more teasers for Skyrim soon, so keep an eye out! Thanks for reading, and please, leave a review!

You don't wanna to know how long and hard it was to come up with a last name for the Nord, a name that, at least, wasn't used by the game... I put in 'Colden' and auto-correct on my tablet corrected it to 'Codlin'. I ain't even mad... XD