ESO Short Stories: 05

  • 05

    ”I can’t believe you talked me into this!” Elam groaned while he kept an eye out for the people around them. “This is too risky.”

     

    “Calm down, Elam. I checked the escape routes twice during the day. We’ll use them if someone recognizes us.” Ciel’nn assured the older Dunmer. “I’d have come here with Vevan, but he’ll be away for some time. Cheer up, we’ll get to see the arena event.”

     

    “I hope it’s worth it.” Elam sighed as he followed the younger Dunmer as close to him as he could. He’d protect Ciel’nn if he have to. Just thinking of the mer dying out here and in his arms made Elam‘s stomach twist.

     

    Ciel’nn led them through the street of Kvatch with ease, but he was cautious as there were rumors of someone killing the priests. He didn’t see anything that threatened their lives so far. Soon the arena was ahead of them and Ciel’nn headed towards the gates. “Would you rather see me in the arena?” he teased.

     

    “What? No! Don’t even think about it, Ciel’nn.” Elam nearly snapped as he stepped closer to the younger mer. “Stay close. All kind of people will be coming through.”

     

     

    Ciel’nn smirked as he felt the older mer behind him. He enjoyed the feeling of being close to someone who cared for him. He led Elam to their seats and they waited for the show to start. There were all kinds of people waiting and talking if the group of brave warriors would beat the Kvatch Champion. Some people placed bets and discussed about business.

     

    The older mer couldn’t relax until the announcer welcomed the spectators to the arena and said a few words about tonight’s warriors. “It’s going to be rough for them.” Elam said as he put a protective arm over Ciel’nn’s shoulders as he pulled him close to him. “The view from this seat is great. I might actually like this.”

     

    “See? You worry too much.” Ciel’nn smiled as he gave a quick kiss on the corner of Elam’s mouth. “I’m glad you’re here with me. It’s about to start.” He leaned onto the older mer as they watched the arena fight starting as the crowd around them went wild.

     

    During the fights and yelling from the crowd, Ciel’nn felt Elam kissing briefly his neck while he was focused to watch the arena. A slight smile came to his lips when he let the older mer do what he wanted. “Looks like the warriors are going to be victorious tonight. I want to see them fail some time.”

     

    “Hmm… hm.” Elam breathed when he finally raised his head and looked at the arena. “Maybe the host needs to get harder opponents. We’d need real champions for a change.” he murmured, straightening his back.

     

     

    They left the arena, slowly walking away and towards the entrance. Elam still kept Ciel’nn close to him. It was night time and anyone could lunge at them with shiny daggers. I suppose that’s what Ciel’nn does when he’s doing a contract. The older mer got an idea, and he looked at the side alley – there was no one currently. He grabbed Ciel’nn’s hand and pulled him along into the barely lighten alley.

     

    Ciel’nn locked his eyes on the older mer’s when he pushed him against the stone fence. The older mer leaned closer as he studied Ciel’nn’s reaction for a brief moment. All this intimacy made his heart race. He caught Elam’s smile before he kissed him. Ciel’nn wrapped his arms around the older mer and pulled him onto himself. Inhaling the other mer’s scent and the taste of his lips made Ciel’nn nearly dizzy.

     

    “You’re killing me.”

     

    “We should leave and head back to the Sanctuary.” Elam breathed as he hugged the younger mer, who was catching his breath. “Come.”

     

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Comments

6 Comments   |   Sotek and 1 other like this.
  • GailOlm
    GailOlm   ·  July 10
    I'm unfamiliar with the ESO game world and so I'm enjoying seeing Ciel'nn in this new environment with new characters. :)
    • Caladran
      Caladran
      GailOlm
      GailOlm
      GailOlm
      I'm unfamiliar with the ESO game world and so I'm enjoying seeing Ciel'nn in this new environment with new characters. :)
        ·  July 11
      Maybe I would add some pictures from the game along with the chapter? Would that help? :) Thanks for reading!
      • GailOlm
        GailOlm
        Caladran
        Caladran
        Caladran
        Maybe I would add some pictures from the game along with the chapter? Would that help? :) Thanks for reading!
          ·  July 11
        I think screenshots would enhance the story for those of use who might be unfamiliar with ESO locations and characters. I would love to see screenshots. <3
      • Sotek
        Sotek
        Caladran
        Caladran
        Caladran
        Maybe I would add some pictures from the game along with the chapter? Would that help? :) Thanks for reading!
          ·  July 11
        If you have screenshots which go along with your story then by all means use them. it not only helps with the reader by fortifying the chapter's events but it creates a stronger link with immersion.
  • Sotek
    Sotek   ·  July 10
    During the fights and yelling from the crowd, Ciel’nn felt Elam kissing briefly his neck while he was focused to watch the arena. 
    It's always hard to focus when the other half plays up....
    • Caladran
      Caladran
      Sotek
      Sotek
      Sotek
      During the fights and yelling from the crowd, Ciel’nn felt Elam kissing briefly his neck while he was focused to watch the arena. 
      It's always hard to focus when the other half plays up....
        ·  July 10
      Maybe so, but you don't know my Ciel'nn. :P