I went to Riften to collect the bounty for killing the Autumn Watch dragon. Talked to the crazy mage lady and agreed to go collect her stuff. When I got to Whitehelm I got sidetracked doing the Blood in the Snow sidequest. Apparently the game regards the house as mine even though it only has a bed and a couple of pieces of furniture (plus that place behind the wardrobe where I stashed the body) because I slept there and got a well-rested. I then went on to Winterhold to collect the last item, did some stuff around the college but then went back to Riften to give the mage lady her stuff. I also stopped at the Bee and Barb to see if there were any more bounties. I got another bounty for a dragon at Autumn Watch. I went back to see and sure enough there was another dragon there. So I killed it. And it didn't burst into flame or give me a soul. I kind of felt sorry for it. It was asleep when I got there and now I want to stuff it and bring it home. Speaking of home, while in Riften I went to check out the house there. Y'all are right it's a nice house in a good location. I noticed it can be fast traveled to by going to the stable so it's convenient without having to trek through the maze of Riften (which isn't nearly as confusing as Windhelm).