Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #189 – Into Quagmire (5) : What Jon May Actually Fear!
AN: I admit that I was lacking some plot and I added Quagmire part so that I can distract you guys from the issue I was facing but it is turning well. Anyway, this part won’t take long but never forget to support this novel.
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Jull led us to a post on that overlooked the northern frozen planes north of the wall.
“What can I call you with?”
“Jon Dare. This is my friend Wulf and that big cat is Nefertiti.”
I replied to Jull who was acting all heroic and mighty.
“I am Jullanar, Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch. What is that message your king sent you with?”
“Ever heard of Solitude?”
“Solitude, the capital of Skyrim. Year 4E 196.”
“I don’t understand what you are saying?”
I looked at Wulf who shook his shoulders. Jull is not remembering as easy as Wulf or Nefertiti.
“We have met before, right?” I asked.
“… I don’t really remember you.”
I winked for Wulf and Nefertiti to go away, once they took their distance and I was left alone with Jull, I approached her and she put her hand on her blade.
“Remember that night you tried to kill but ended up being beaten up and cornered into an alleyway?”
I drew closer to her while tried to remind her of that night only to find her dagger on my throat.
“Such a thing didn’t happen.”
“Oh! How about that night when you went all crazy and tried to **** me in my room?”
Jull’s face turned ugly and she glared at me.
“One more word and I’ll…”
“And what about that night beside the spring when we slept together?”
Jull seemed to have remembered something and her guard went down. Once, that happened, I pressed on her body and pulled her to me putting my lips on hers.
It felt rather warm and soft in this bone chilling weather. Something one would yearn for all day long.
Jullanar was tense but she softened her attitude a second later. Guess it worked.
I retreated my face behind and looked straight into her face which looked ashen pale and blended with the background.
“Damn, I love you so much.”
The words came naturally when I looked at her.
“If you love me that much, then why are my clothes still on?”
“Hahaha, I would take that offer any time but now.”
Of course, the ‘TLK’ would cure memories, it is foretold in every legend so far.[AN: TLK = True Love’s Kiss]
“What is that weird illusion I was in?” Jull asked after realizing what had happened.
I had to go through the explanation I went through a couple of times before and Jull looked at me with a shocked face.
“You came into Oblivion to get me out?” Her eyes were shooting beams of excitement.
“Well, I am happy that you are ignoring the fact that we are in Oblivion.”
“I know… but you still came for me.”
“Well… I should do so.”
Jull was very happy and clung onto me.
“Just like the stories, right? Lovers would go through Oblivion to save each other.”
Oh, I see. She was reading a lot of novels lately. Except Oblivion is normally the equivalent of Hell so I guess she is excited for her own reasons.
“I am not sure what is going on but we should stick together until the reality shifts once again. We have to find Alina.”
Jullanar was all out to find Alina too. I don’t understand the bond they developed but it is all fine as long as there is nothing scary going on.
Just as we got reunited with Wulf and Titi, a man came running to Jull.
“Lord Commander, the enemies are coming from the sky.”
Just as the main said that, the horn sounded once, twice and thrice. It seems that the Night Watch see the Horde as dangerous as the White Walkers.
What came from the sky was an airship with red balloons carrying it. It is the ‘The Queen’s Reprisal’.
“Damn, this Quagmire is so vivid!”
“Is this a flying ship, Jon? Can you figure out how to make one?” Wulfur got excited as soon as he saw the ship.
I didn’t reply as I was expecting to see the owner of the ship and the antagonist of this nightmare, the Dark Lady, Queen of the Forsaken, Sylvanas Windrunner.
I couldn’t help but to get excited, this is one of my favorite villains of all time.
She emerged to the front of the flying ship looking at our direction, she seemed to be giving orders and getting ready to sweep over the trenches on the Wall.
I released my Magicka until it could be seen ready to receive whatever she is throwing, I then called upon the ‘Ashen Flames’ and made a gigantic Fireball.
The forces on the flying ship reacted to the big fireball by shooting all kinds of projectiles. I was covered by shields and got my moment to launch the Fireball.
The Ship managed to avoid my attack exposing a big part of the hull towards the attacks from the Watch, arrows were exchanged in a bloody manner but I wasn’t done yet.
The next attack was a ‘Meteor’ spell. I raised my hands up and the magic took its time to get charged. The Meteor normally gets formed in a high altitude before it comes down. Luckily, I took my time and released the Meteor.
The spell descended down on the flying ship blowing up one of the balloons and taking down a lot of the weak forces on it. The balance of the ship tilted and rammed into the Wall with a loud bang.
An earthquake was felt and the whole wall started to shake. As we were standing on its side, a large chunk of that side that got rammed started cracking and a loud sound of ice breaking was heard.
The edge of the Wall broke and fissures formed on the ground, we were right in the center of the falling area.
“Shit! To me!” I called on Wulfur and Nefertiti who were killing the enemies that jumped down from the ship. They were a bit far and unlike me and Jullanar, these two has no means to land from a high place safely.
Nice timing! I am still not leaving anything for chances. All I could do was to start using Telekinesis and drag them all the way towards me. It was a true labor!
Once I could touch them, Lightning flashed and the scene changed.
***[3rd Person POV]
It was by far the weirdest nightmare Jon has been to in Quagmire. He was not sure what this place was but for some reason, it came in black and white… The world itself was black and white.
It somewhat scared even Jon himself let alone the rest. The space was really sickening, to begin with.
“Okay, you three need to calm down before we figure out where Alina is.” Just as Jon tried to assure them…
“NOO! My skin! It is even paler.” Jullanar screamed.
“Hooman! Why are you so weird?” Nefertiti backed away.
“This is making me sick.” Wulfur collapsed.
Jon’s fear came true. The three couldn’t control the shock.
It took him quite a while to calm them down. As he just was making sure they won’t panic again, he started to take notice of the surroundings.
It was a modern city once again, the theme was somehow poor and full of snow, the buildings were all back and the city had a lot of cars yet no trace of life.
Jon felt a presence coming from upstairs once again but this time there was no hostility from it.
The wall broke and a large man jumped through it. The four were in wonder of the dramatic appearance of that man, just as the man reached the ground with a ‘Superhero Landing’ and dusted off the bricks from his long overcoats, Jon recognized him immediately.
“Hey, kid!” The man greeted Jon and ran to a car driving it as fast as possible.
Jon was gratified from what he just saw, so did the rest. The man they saw had a really scary face and was as tall as Jon himself.
“Jon… is this also a nightmare of yours?” Wulfur asked.
Jon was frozen for a while until he spoke once again.
“Let’s hope it doesn’t reach the nightmare level.”
Jon wasn’t sure what the Augur and Shadow were doing but he didn’t want to come to this world the most. It is where something that makes Jon afraid exists.
It was the world of ‘Sin City’.