"Nothing is happening!"
The giant frost atronach stood unfazed as I blasted him with fire.
Why isn’t it working? I thought frantically to myself.
I hurled my axe at the creature. It stuck to its chest and burst into white hot flames, but the ice around the blade barely watered. I looked over at Brelyna who was slumped against the icy wall. She had been knocked unconscious by a blow from the atronach’s enormous arm.
"Brelyna!" I called out, deftly keeping a safe distance from the creature’s deadly arms. "Wake up!"
The Dunmer stirred and raised her head slowly. “Wha-what happened?” she said groggily.
We had escaped the spiders only to be surrounded by a group of ice wraiths in the next corridor we ventured into. The creatures surrounded us immediately, their teeth clacking as they snapped at us viciously from all directions. We had killed the last of them inside this cavern and were catching our breath when Brelyna was suddenly flung across the cave straight into the far wall.
"Brelyna! Are you hurt?" I called out as I continued my fiery assault.
The atronach seemed to take no notice of the Dunmer as she got up and slowly, if shakily, came around from behind and showered it with fire.
The creature stood transfixed, confused as to what to do. It turned its torso back and forth, its blade-like arms swinging, as it took turns looking at me and Brelyna while we continued to swath it with fire.
Small droplets of water began to fall on the snow around the creature. “It’s melting!” I yelled at Brelyna.
We increased our fiery assault. “I-I don’t know how long I can keep this up!” Brelyna cried out.
"Hang in there!" I replied, letting the sweat roll down my face. I began to feel light-headed, but I had to keep going on.
Then, suddenly, the frost atronach shattered into a million tiny shards that melted before the ice touched the ground.