"How much further Barbas?!" Akira groaned, getting annoyed from this wild goose chase through twisting tunnels of a cave route.
He turned his head back around, narrowing his green eyes, "Just a little further, and keep it down! We don't wanna attract attention!" he barked, padding on ahead.
Akira groaned again when a drop of water fell from the ceiling and hit the fur a top her head. It may have only been one drop, but she hated water, and the melting ice ladled around the cave was creating more of it. She raised her arms, gripping her great sword to use it as some sort of umbrella as they drove further through the tunnels.
"Ugh, I hate caves… Akira, are you sure this is wise, you know I don't trust that Daedric dog of yours," Derkeethus groaned, before he whispered the last part to her.
"If I remember correctly, I rescued you from a cave so quit complaining," she snapped in reply, "And Barbas is plenty trustworthy! He's saved us more than once; lighten up your cowardly reptile!"
Said cowardly reptile frowned, "So what if you saved me from a cave, we were both looking for treasure, and surely you remember the part where you also got captured?" He chuckled lightly, smirking.
She growled, "Shut up! It was your fault anyway!" She picked up her speed, stomping away from him and catching up to Barbas.
Derkeethus turned to their other canine companion; an ex-Vigilant of Stendarr hound who resembled Barbas, only a lot dumber. Because of his previous history, Akira had named him Vigilance, also for the reason that he was always alert. The idiotic canine, lolled its tongue out of its mouth and barked happily and Derkeethus, who couldn't help but smile. Somehow that dog always knew the right thing to say. Vigilance then bounded up to Barbas, going down into a playful position, panting in joy and barking a couple of times.
"What are you looking at slobber chops?!" he snapped, making Vigilance yelp and hide behind Akira. Barbas groaned, before his ears pricked up, "Its close, just up ahead in fact!"
The female Khajiit got a greedy grin and lowered her weapon from her head, spinning it menacingly. Barbas had spoken of a great treasure in the end of these caves, and she couldn't wait to get her paws on it. Along the way in these caves though, they'd run into a few bandits, but it was nothing 'General Akira Stormblade of the Stormcloak Army' couldn't handle. She couldn't help but chuckle to herself at her title, as it was still a shock that she's earned such a place in Ulfric, the Jarl of Windhelm and soon to be High King's ranks. At least, that was her dream, to help him take back Skyrim for the magic infested land it had always been. However, she had other dreams to tend to first, for example getting her claws around the vampire guarded treasure.
She turned to see Derkeethus still dawdling, and she rolled her eyes, yet she smiled softly and walked back to him, tilting her head to the side. His gaze met hers and he smiled weakly in return.
"Sorry I snapped at you, and you're the bravest Argonian I know," she apologized sorrowfully and sincerely.
"Well considering I'm the only Argonian you know, I don't know whether to take that as a compliment," he cheekily smirked.
She rolled her eyes, smiling and lighting punching his shoulder, "Come one, it's just up ahead! Ready your weapon!"
"Alright alright! Sheesh, you don't always have to act like a general," he complained, getting out his powerful hammer that he chose to use as a weapon.
"Would you shut up!" she hissed, although she was slightly amused by him.
"My apologies, general," he replied mockingly, bowing slightly.
Akira glared at him, which only made his smirk grow. She whipped her head back around to meet Barbas' eyes. They nodded, and walked cautiously into the heart of the cave, wondering what creature might await them inside…