Volume 5 – The Adventures The Young Dragonborn
Chapter #291 – The Dilemma Of Akara And Ysolda
*Winterhold Beach – Dare Dragon Mercenary Corps – Team 3 Boot Camp*
“WAKE UP, YOU WORMS!”
“GET READY IN 10 SECONDS… what are you waiting for… 8… 7… 6… WAKE UP… 2… 1… TRAINING STARTS NOW GO GO GO… Ysolda!”
“Ouch! What is… oh! I am… I am…”
“Rise and shine, princess! Should I bring you breakfast?… TO THE TRAINING YARD! DOUBLE THE PUSH-UPS!”
“Waah! Right… I’ll go!”
Ysolda ran out of the ‘Recruits Barracks’ with barely opened eyes towards the ‘Training Yard’. It was her seventh day in the Boot Camp but she still couldn’t adapt to the harsh reality she was in yet.
The Drill Sergeant was instructed by Jon to bully her and Akara whenever the chance arises and he was brilliant at that. Ysolda and Akara hated their lives day by day.
With the order, all the recruits ran to position and lined in a split of a second. Ysolda could see Akara standing at the front of the line.
Unlike Ysolda who couldn’t adapt. Akara was actually adapting well. She can wake up whenever she hears the footsteps of the scary Redguard Drill Sergeant and was a diligent recruit. Even the instructors, who were told to bully them, found it hard to bully Akara.
“Straight to the shore! NORTH! RUN!”
The training started with the usual warm up and the recruits started heading south. Ysolda was bypassing the other recruits until she reached Akara.
“If it is not Ysolda! Akara tried to wake you up this morning but you were dreaming of strange things. How embarrassing for you!”
“Shut up! Do you find it funny? I almost had a heart attack…” Akara stopped talking until the instructor passed them on his horse. “… because of that demon.”
“Akara is not surprised! You are really spoiled.”
“Damn you! My body is not suitable for this kind of things… I need money to swim in, honey treats, the things I always dreamt of… why am I being so miserable?”
“Akara is not interested in Ysolda’s business. Akara suggests that you focus on breathing or you won’t survive the warm-up.”
“Damn you, traitor. A warm-up is for us to be ready for the training, not another crazy survival.”
“… Hey, Akara… let’s run away! We can do it, right?”
“No, you don’t remember what Jon said? If Akara and Ysolda attempted to do anything naughty, he will send this crazy Jullanar after us. She scares Akara, Ysolda. She scares Akara a lot! Her two eyes are miss colored and she looks like a doll.”
“… Yeah… it is as if she can look into our souls… But that cat is the worst! She acts all cute and then starts to bully us.”
“Don’t make Akara talk about the red-eyed woman and her gryphon.”
“Yes yes, the gryphon is the worst!”
Akara and Ysolda started remembering the week they spent with Jon and his friends. They were bullied to the extreme even though no one did so intentionally. They were simply too weak to withstand the presence of true powerhouses like Jon and his band.
Jon may be able to suppress his presence to act normally around people but the others are not as good as him. Jullanar can give people scary vibes because of her mental issues, Alina can make people feel fear around her, Nefertiti may not be a cat anymore but she still acts likes a spoiled one, Lokthur was hatched by the high-quality power of Alina which actually made him quite different than his original breed. Akara and Ysolda had to spend one week with those three absurd beings whose power are transcending the mortal understanding.
“And don’t forget Headmistress Nurina.”
“… Yes, Akara is very sad.”
After Nurina was told about the acts of Akara and Ysolda, she became very depressed and refused to see them. The two girls, who normally wouldn’t care about how wrong their actions were, started to feel bad about saddening the woman who raised them up.
“Anyway, if Akara wants to run away, Akara will strip naked and run into snow. No one can see Akara’s glorious white fur in the white snow.”
I established a new office to manage my work from here. My old friend Svadall, who leads [Team 3] and oversees the training of the new recruits, reported to me the states of Akara and Ysolda.
It seems that Ysolda will be pulled from the training and enrolled in the Management School as soon as her punishment is over. Nurina is still depressed about their mischievous actions and doesn’t want to see them.
Also, Grandmaster Alfe Fyr has moved to her mountain after her cabin was built. She seemed to be happy with it and gave me a book as a reward. Some insights about Conjuration.
The precious idea of reshaping Atronachs, that I was so proud with, became nothing worthy besides the insights in that book. I can now conjure many kinds of Daedra from the pesky [Scamps] and [Imps] to the uncontrollable [Daedroth] from Cold Harbour.
I tried to summon a [Winged Twilight] from the realm of the Daedric Prince Azura but the creature attacked me right away. [Winged Twilights] resemble harpies but are made of azure scales rather than red feathers.
There was also some new stuff I haven’t learned from Nurina before and other stuff that I need Nurina to explain to me but after she feels better. I am not really in a hurry or anything.
Also, a message arrived from the Firemanes. Grandma Jenna was telling me that Hilda will give birth in Frostfall (October) so I need to be there.
It paused a bit of a problem but I will ask Nurina to teleport us there if possible.
*Knock Knock Knock*
And my door knocks.
Siv opened the door and came in with some papers, she threw them on my desk rudely and took her breath.
“That’s your homework.”
“Thanks, you’re fired.”
“You can’t fire me, I know all your secrets.”
“Sorry, you are getting a raise.”
“Thank you. Lady Alina left this morning to the Moonblade Clan Grounds, she took her gryphon pet with her.”
“Lokthur is not a pet, he is dinner.”
“Good to know. Also, the ‘Companions’ have arrived at Neo Saarthal and are paying their respect in front of the old city. They will be here once they tour the new town.”
“Take a break and accompany them around.”
“Good, finally. Is there a fiery maiden who is called Aela with them?”
“The one who broke the legs of seven molesters because of how little she is wearing. Yep, she is here.”
Good, my hand was getting itchy.