fic: season unending

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“Season Unending” is an awesome quest, not to be missed.  I’ve done several variations of it but hadn’t done one where the Stormcloaks are in control of Whiterun.  Letting Elenwen stay makes Ulfric accuse you of betraying Skyrim even if he gets everything else he wants, though it’s almost worth it to do it to hear the best line in all of TESV: Ulfric telling Elenwen to STFU.  Ulfric shows himself a passionate but excellent statesman.  I’m biased, but I think this is Ulfric at his best.  However in a neutral or empire-favoring scene, he’s more demanding.  The control of Whiterun determines who is more insecure at the talks.

If you favor the empire in the talks, Rikke gloats and Ulfric calls you a disgrace.  The best outcome, I think, is to kick Elenwen out, give Ulfric the Reach (the only fair trade for such a big concession as Riften) and make the Stormcloaks pay for the massacre at Karthwasten.  With the silver from Markarth they can do the latter and still earn PR points for being conciliatory.  It’s a night’s worth of transmuting ore for my Stormcloak battlemage.

I also uploaded a video of this scene.  “Season Unending” refers to the old Nord term Evgir Unslaad.  Bergritte Battle-Born says “There’s a rift here in Skyrim, and can’t neither magic nor the passin’ of time make it right… Evgir Unslaad has come at last. The ‘Season Unending.'  War… without end.

  • greybeards: we need a truce so the dragonborn can kill alduin
  • balgruuf: also because you two are ridiculous seriously
  • ulfric: thalmor bitch leaves
  • elenwen: why would you say something like-
  • ulfric: IF I HAVE TO SEE YOUR FACE FOR ONE MORE SECOND I AM GOING TO FLIP OVER THIS TABLE AND FUS-RO-DAH YOUR ASS ALL THE WAY TO HAMMERFELL YOU GOT THAT
  • dragonborn: elenwen gtfo
  • elenwen: UGH FINE
  • elenwen: *leaves*
  • tullius: that's unreasona-
  • dragonborn: fuck you i hate that bitch
  • ulfric: i want the reach
  • tullius: that is absu-
  • dragonborn: GET THE FUCK OUT OF THE REACH
  • ulfric: hehehe
  • dragonborn: YOU GET THE FUCK AWAY FROM MY COLLEGE
  • tullius: that's still not even fair
  • dragonborn: FINE AND PAY FOR YOUR FUCKING MASSACRE
  • tullius: i still want-
  • dragonborn: YOU SHUT THE FUCK UP YOU HAVE ENOUGH THINGS
  • ulfric: haha i win
  • dragonborn: STOP GLOATING
  • tullius: i thought you were more fair than-
  • dragonborn: NO I HAVE HAD ENOUGH OF THIS
  • dragonborn: I AM TIRED OF THESE MOTHERFUCKING DRAGONS IN THIS MOTHERFUCKING SKYRIM
  • dragonborn: AND IF YOU TWO ARE GOING TO GET IN MY WAY OF KILLING EVERY ONE OF THEM THEN AKATOSH BE DAMNED I AM GOING TO KILL EVERY LAST ONE OF YOU TOO
  • dragonborn: GOOD DAY
  • tullius: but-
  • dragonborn: I SAID GOOD DAY
  • dragonborn: *leaves angrily*
  • ulfric:
  • tullius:
  • greybeards:
  • blades:
  • balgruuf: you see? this is why we can't have nice things
  • greybeards: see how this is going? this is why we stay out of politics
  • blades: because you're pathetic cowards
  • greybeards: what
  • blades: oh sorry did that offend you
  • greybeards: as a matter of fact it was a little offensive yes
  • blades: too bad
  • greybeards: getting a little tired of your sass
  • blades: what are you gonna do meditate about it
  • greybeards: seriously
  • blades: oh look we're the greybeards and we're peacefully protesting
  • greybeards: this is getting really old
  • blades: look at our beards
  • greybeards: what
  • blades: look how grey they are
  • greybeards: what is that even supposed to mean
  • blades: we're some old guys on a mountain so we have authority
  • greybeards: seriously quit it
  • blades: let's go hang out with a dragon like dumbasses
  • greybeards: FUS RO DAH
  • blades: *fly out window*
  • paarthurnax: *eats blades*
  • greybeards: ANYONE ELSE FEEL LIKE BEING A SMARTASS
  • ulfric:
  • tullius:
  • imperials:
  • stormcloaks:
  • dragonborn:
  • greybeards: great where were we
  • ulfric: hey elisif i'm sure tullius is just dying for your input
  • elisif: don't talk to me
  • ulfric: really what kind of jarl are you
  • elisif: i have nothing to say to this mur-
  • ulfric: you know i bet torygg would have had something to say
  • balgruuf: here it comes
  • ulfric: where is torygg anyway
  • tullius: DRAGONBORN HE'S INSTIGATING
  • ulfric: oh riiiiiiiight
  • elisif: don't you dare-
  • ulfric: HE'S DEAD
  • elisif: YOU SON OF A-
  • ulfric: trollollollolloll
  • ulfric: *runs around table high-fiving stormcloaks*
  • tullius: you see my problem with him
  • dragonborn: yeah at this point i'm really just trying to decide which of you two i hate the most
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Season Unending, Chapter 15

“Blood of my blood,” Azelma said, small-voiced and solemn-eyed. “Sister. Mother I never knew. The bad man is coming. Be ready.”

“Was it my fault?” Éponine asked. “If I had returned you to the family, could you have been saved? If I hadn’t let go of your hand on the last day of the war, would you still be alive?”

The child didn’t say anything. Éponine could hear footsteps in the corridor.

“Tell me,” she whispered.

Finally, Azelma shrugged. “Love is everlasting.”

The world exploded into fire and heat and smoke.

She’s almost blurry in the sunlight, all golden skin and gold-flecked eyes, and she’s not even doing much of anything, really- just smiling, soft mouth and dimples, a smear of latte foam on her upper lip. Before he can stop himself, he bends down and kisses the froth away.

She jumps in surprise, and their teeth clank together. “Fuck!” they both yell, moving away from each other and clapping a hand over their aching mouths.

Did that really just happen?” Bahorel asks. “Because I can’t believe it.”

Grantaire raises an eyebrow. “That Enjolras actually showed affection in public, or that he screwed it up? I can believe the latter, but not the former.”

The first is causative to the second, though,” Combeferre points out.

Éponine shakes her head in exasperation, and Enjolras watches her do that with sun seeping through his lashes and a hiss of breath cold against his ringing teeth.

And that’s when he knows.


Season Unending- Chapter 12 (x)

For Thea because she’s the best.

Part One.

1. 30 Seconds To Mars - Kings & Queens // We were the Kings and Queens of promise / We were the victims of ourselves / Maybe the Children of a Lesser God / Between Heaven and Hell. 2. 30 Seconds To Mars - Closer To The Edge // It was a thousand and one and a million to two / Time to go down in flames and I’m taking you / Closer to the edge / No I’m not saying I’m sorry / One day maybe we’ll make it / No I’m not saying I’m sorry / One day maybe we’ll make it. 3. 30 Seconds To Mars - Hurricane // Tell me would you kill to save your life? / Tell me would you kill to prove you’re right? / Crash, crash, burn let it all burn / This hurricane’s chasing us all underground. 4. 30 Seconds To Mars - The Kill. // Come break me down / Bury me, bury me / I am finished with you / Look in my eyes / You’re killing me, killing me / All I wanted was you. 5. 30 Seconds To Mars - This Is War // To the right, to the left / We will fight to the death / To the Edge of the Earth / It’s a brave new world from the last to the first. 6. Poets Of The Fall - War // When I thought that I fought this war alone / You were there by my side on the frontline / When I thought that I fought without a cause / You gave me a reason to try. 7. Poets Of The Fall - Carnaval Of Rust // Come feed the rain / Cos I’m thirsty for your love / Dancing underneath the skies of lust / Yeah feed the rain / Cos without your love my life / Ain’t nothing but this carnival of rust / Don’t walk away, don’t walk away, / Oh, when the world is burning… 8. 30 Seconds To Mars - Vox Populi // Darkness falls here comes the rain / To wash away the past and the names / Darkness fall here comes the rain / To end it all the blood and the games… 9. 30 Seconds To Mars - 100 Suns // I believe in nothing / Not in peace and not in war / I believe in nothing / But the truth in who we are. 10. Florence & The Machine - Never Let Me Go // And it’s breaking over me, / A thousand miles onto the sea bed, / I found the place to rest my head. / Never let me go, never let me go. / Never let me go, never let me go.

Part Two.
1. Black Veil Brides - Days Are Numbered
// Our days are numbered in the world of fools / We feel the hunger and follow no one’s rules. 2. Black Veil Brides - Nes Year’s Day // Stand up we are united in the eyes of the greatest storm / Line up we are ignited, this world will be reborn in… / Five, Four, Three, Two, One /This is New Year’s Day -so rise from the ashes! 3. Black Veil Brides - Resurrect The Sun // I pray for morning, I swear I’ll never let you die / These saints within us, can bring this moment back to life. / And my heart’s held high with this battle cry, I’ll march on. / On the horizon we will resurrect the sun… 4. Black Veil Brides - In The End // And I have fought / And with flesh and blood I commanded an army / Through it all I have given my heart for a moment of glory. 5. Black Veil Brides - Savior // When i hear your cries / Praying for light / I will be there / I will always be there. 6. My Chemical Romance - Mama // Mama, we’re all full of lies. / Mama, we’re meant for the flies. / And right now they’re building a coffin your size, / Mama, we’re all full of lies. 7. My Chemical Romance - The Light Behind Your Eyes // One day, I’ll lose this fight… / As we fade in the dark, just remember you will always burn as / Bright / Be strong, and hold my hand. 8. The Rasmus - Keep Your Heart Broken // My love will grow black if your heart gets stolen / Just promise to keep your heart / One day I’ll come back if the door’s still open / Just promise to keep your heart broken 9. The Rasmus - Run To You // I will run to you / When my journey’s over / Wait for me / Keep our love alive / I will dream of you / Till I reach the sun / Then I’ll turn around and run / To you 10. The Rasmus - The Fight // I’ve been waiting for this moment / It’s time for the battle / Even if I never make it / Take me home / I might never get my story / Carved in stone / But I will rise again / The fight is to the end 11. Lostprophets - It’s Not The End Of The World But I Can See It From Here // Behind these walls  / They’re watching for / As our union crumbles into hell / It’s not the end of the world now baby / So come on cry those tears / It’s not the end of the world now darling / But I can see it from here! 12. Black Veil Brides - Lost It All // I believe that we all fall down sometimes / Can’t you see that we all fall down sometimes? 13. Christina Perri feat. Steve Kazee - A Thousand Years (P.2) // And all along I believed I would find you / Time has brought your heart to me / I have loved you for a thousand years / I’ll love you for a thousand more.

The darkness will end and the sun will rise after the most horrible hours of war. Just bring him home.

P.S.: Later I will give a link for download this, of course if I will make an zip-archive for this OST (I’m at work now).