Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #190 – Into Quagmire (6) : A Dame To Kill For
AN: First of all, Happy New Year!
And sorry for the delay, I was traveling all day.
Also, next chapter is the last of Quagmire chapters.
Sin City, maybe not the scariest movie out there but Jon had a weakness in his past life to a certain actress. Those eyes that scare the nine lives out of him.
He calmed himself down and tried to convince himself that this is just a dream. Still, he knew very well that dreams and reality are always the same things in Quagmire.
“Let’s get moving.”
He picked one of the empty roads and walked while looking through every corner.
It was until he found a usable care that he unlocked it with magic and checked if it was working.
“Why are we riding this?” Wulfur asked.
“To avoid attention.”
“Of who?” Jull asked.
Jon looked at her with a pale face and turned his head the other way.
The old car ran on the road smoothly, it has been a long while since Jon drove a car but he was still not that bad. At least the car didn’t go off for the first few minutes.
“Jon, I can swear these things are the same things from your sketches.” Wulfur asked.
“Can you make anything like this?” Wulfur kept going.
“I don’t want to destroy the nature too early.”
Jon’s replies were short and showed that he wasn’t comfortable with the place around him. Wulfur and the rest read the mood and didn’t talk anymore.
During the ride, a few police cars were spotted in pursuit of other cars driven by criminals. A lot of gunfights broke out and the place was not peaceful at all. Jon would always point his hand out of the car to use ‘Telekinesis’ or ‘Fireball’ to get rid of whatever made him irritated.
Strange enough, a colored man made an appearance on the road and he looked really disgusting. He was a man with a goblin-like face and all his skin was yellow. This was ‘The Yellow Bastard’, for this character, Jon had to stick his head out of the window and…
“FUS RO DAH!”
… just like that.
To the weird gazes he received from the passengers, Jon only acted indifferently and shot a Fireball towards the yellow mess ending any possible chance for its survival.
“Still, this doesn’t reassemble the Basin City I know of.”
Jon was comparing his memories to the place and it didn’t feel right. Some of the nightmares looked like reality but changed some of its features, some nightmares were far from reality, some were far from both. Jon came to the conclusion that this is is the first type.
Strangely, Basin City was applied on a part of Skyrim and Jon clearly could tell that it was Winterhold. He navigated on that theory and arrived at a big casino on the side of the road. The sign read ‘Kadie’s’.
This was a place Jon recognized so he pulled over and walked towards it followed by his party.
Once he walked it, the atmosphere resembled a real casino. Drinks, barmaids, strippers and all that jazz. Jon simply waved his hand and a few times and some wallets disappeared from some pickets and teleported to his pocket.
“Riften will be terrorized when you decide to visit next time.” Wulfur commented in a low tone.
Jon has indeed become a scary thief but he wouldn’t use the Art of Magic in such trivial acts anymore unless it is something important, Jon wouldn’t go back to crime that easily.
Anyway, after he surveyed the place with his eyes, he found some friendly face to talk to.
Approaching the man that was drinking on the bar, Jon casually picked one of the empty seats right beside him. The man seemed to be avoided for his appearance but Jon was as tall as him so there were no hard feelings.
“That was one way to get off home… through a wall I mean.” Jon ordered a drink and talked first.
“… Hooo, didn’t think you can make it across the street and look at that, you’re all the way here.” Marv smiled at the other fellow hulkling who sat beside him and blow some of the smoke of his cigar on Jon.
“Heard about you…” Jon looked with half an eye at Marv. “They say you are a hard man with the heart of a tiddy bear.”
Marv opened his eyes wide not expecting to be taunted that fast. Still, he was cool with it. He just extinguished the cigar on the bar and shook his shoulders.
“Might be true.”
Jon smiled and didn’t say anything until his bear arrived.
“Looking for a woman.” He said.
“Isn’t that the point of life?” Marv also picked up a glass and replied calmly.
Jon couldn’t find a comeback so he stuck to the subject.
“Black hair and crimson eyes, a woman of quality, her name is Alina.”
Marv raised his brows and didn’t reply.
Jon pointed for the bartender girl to refill for Marv.
“You sure about her?” Marv asked.
Jon nodded naturally.
“Well, you came to the right place.” Marv said that and turned around to face the dancing platform.
Jon’s attention was pointed to the platform and just like that, a second later, lights flashed and an announcer spoke.
“Ladies and gentlemen, we from Kadie’s are happy to present to you your favorite cowgirl, Nancy!”
The announcer stepped aside and from the back walked a certain stripper that Jon recognized. Nancy Callahan was one of the characters that worked as a stripper and was famous for her iconic cowboy themed dance and fashion style.
“… Not just that, today as well the one you know and love, everyone’s favorite doctor, Alina!”
Jon felt his head going light and looked at Marv who was grinning to him.
Alina walked out from the back dressed in the strangest thing Jon ever imagined her to be in. Even in this world devoid of colors, Alina’s red eyes didn’t lose their color adding to that, the embarrassing red lingerie under the white doctor coat she was in.
Jon lost all the words he was preparing for her and couldn’t keep up with what’s going on.
The two girls on the platform started getting into the action as soon as the music started and the performance was way too erotic.
Jon tried to act but he was not sure how to stop Alina, Wulfur turned the other way, Jullanar was not sure what to do, Nefertiti was normally not aware of what is going on.
It soon when Jon finally was about to lose it and released all his Aura in the casino, not a second passed and chaos broke out everywhere. Everyone became scared and crazy trying to jump over each other to escape from the place that turned from the heaven they sought to the hell they fear.
Jon’s Aura was accurate and chased off the crowd that was watching the strip show. He then quietly walked to Alina.
Alina got frightened from the scene that just happened and attempted to run away as fast as she could, Jon was about to catch her but all of a sudden, tens of men with guns came out from the sides and started shooting at Jon.
Marv and Jon’s party jumped behind the bar to avoid the bullets but Jon remained still facing it all like that.
With his two hands, Jon casted a strong spell that stopped all the bullets mid air. The shooters were shocked silly but Jon didn’t wait for another round and struck them all with Lightning Magic.
Sadly, Alina was long gone. She seemed to have escaped very fast.
The only clue left was Marv, Jon looked towards the direction Marv was in and the latter came out to see what happened.
Marv was seemingly impressed with Jon killing all those shooters even though he couldn’t see what happened. Just as he was about to comment, he realized why Jon was looking for him.
“Aye, I understand. You can just go find her at the W.I.T!”
“???” Jon didn’t seem to understand what that was.
Marv noticed and continued, “She is an actual doctor, she will be in the W.I.T for sure, if you don’t know where is it, the just go to the north and find the highest tower.”
Jon silently nodded and went out to get the car and the rest followed him silently.
Jon was standing in front of the highest tower in the northern part of the city and his face was cringing hard. It seemed that W.I.T stood for ‘Winterhold Institute of Technology’, this nightmare’s variant of the College of Winterhold.
Jon ignored the fact and walked directly to the entrance, with his detection spreading around the place, he noticed some tracks and followed it to a higher floor.
The place looked cold but finding Alina was not that hard, once he arrived at the floor she was on, he saw her going out of a certain room and she saw him.
Her face paled and she was about to scream but he moved his hand as fast as possible and used ‘Telekinesis’ to pull her towards him. Alina was left from the floor and directly flew to Jon’s arms.
Muffling her voice, Jon dragged her to the empty room she just came out from and their confrontation started.
Alina was depressed. Too depressed to the point that she put her head between her arms and cried. Jullanar was standing beside her trying to console her and Jon took Wulfur outside.
She regained her true self but she also remembered how the dream was like and she was too depressed to do such a cheap act in front of Jon. A girl from a noble house like her was utterly ruined by the mere idea even though it was not her.
From what Jon understood, her personality in the dream was that of a doctor at the WIT with a part-time as a stripper. It was awkward but it really fitted the plot of Sin City.
“A Mafia member, a Mutant coven leader, an Exiled person to the frontier, and finally a stripper. I am not sure if this is because of me or you my friends are all that awesome.” Jon was having a hard time summing the whole situation up.
“What about the nightmare that you woke up in?” Wulfur asked.
“An illegal immigrant.”
“Join the band then.”
Both sighed and were waiting for the next bolt of lightning to strike to figure out how to exit this world now that they found Alina.
But as they were discussing that in the corridor in front of Alina’s room, footsteps were heard and from one side and a lot of armed people came in, on their lead was a certain astonishing beauty with an evil look on her face.
Jon was about to deal with whatever that was coming but he saw that woman and his body froze.
It was her.
Ava Lord, an antagonist played by Eva Green, the evil face that can scare Jon Dare.