Hey everybody! I thought I'd let you know I've posted the first part of a new Skyrim fan fiction on my Midnight Oil Diary blog. In this story, we explore some of the traditions surrounding the Old Life and New Life festivals, and how they impact Jot, the orphan from the story "A Hand to Hold," which I completed about this time last year. In "What We Leave Behind, Jot is older, and must decide, at the turning of the year, what he wants to leave behind in his Old Life, so he can face New Life unimpeded.
As a kind of frame to the story, I thought it might be fun to pay a visit to Cari Ayalu, who's now a young teenager on a school field trip to the Cultural Museum of the Rift, along with her classmate and maybe-friend Max, whom we're meeting for the first time.
Hey Folks, I finally wrapped up the "What We Leave Behind" story, where Simon "Jot" Sorenson, star of "A Hand To Hold," is finally able to put away the grief and guilt he's felt since losing Miki years before. Credit a grown-up Lucia (the only actual canon character in the story) for helping him see the light. This story came out more as an essay than as a narrative, but luckily I had Cari and Max to fall back on for a little comic relief. They're a little older now, and Cari's very much a young lady. Poor Max is still stuck being a teenage doofus, although anyone who's ever been or known a teenage boy could sympathize.
To read the conclusion to "What We Leave Behind," Click here!
Oh, and here's a picture of Cari and Max inside the Cultural Museum of the Rift