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Re: Wher To Begin? (atten: Kassia)

Steelsilver
 

"Impress." I'des responded, promptly. "Sunstreath's told me he doesn't mind, so my bronze won't be an issue. I have just enough marks to afford a brown- that would be my preferred color, and his, if you've any available. They said at the Weyr you can tell what color it's going to be from the color of the egg." 


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:36 PM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
Revai nodded. "And do you know whether you want to Impress or bond?"


Re: Stolen Words (ATTN: Erena/Kashara/Candidates)

Jessica Freise
 

Erena eased up a little and said quietly, "Kalimere."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 4:30 PM, sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:

"I was born here," Kashara said with more than a little bit of pride. There weren't many that could claim that. "Where were you Searched from?"


Re: A Moment Between Friends (ATTN: Yiyu/Rennitz)

Ren
 

"Well that's not unusual. Everyone who has any intention to Stand has that ordered to them." Rennitz accompanied the phrase with a smile. "They check to make sure everyone has and, if they haven't, they're not allowed to Stand. It's because there's so much nasty happenings down here, that they want to make sure we're all okay. Hm let's see, there's been explosions, riots, sabotage, murder, attacks from another Weyr of all things that ended up in smashed eggs and a stolen gold egg, poisonings, the Thread tornado... You see where I'm going, this place can be very messy. So the staff all decided that we needed to be seen by Mindhealers to make sure that we're okay. With you being new here, they really need to make sure you're okay. I promise it's likely not a direct sting against you."


Re: Real Babies and Healer Babies: Both Are Exhausting Attn Yiyu

Jessica Freise
 

"Oh, I'm aware," she said softly, her gaze wide now. "I don't expect to be handed anything in this life."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 4:36 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

That name sounded familiar enough for Cremsden to frown for a moment before he dismissed it. There weren't that many dragonhealers he knew well; likely he'd worked with this one on a case and forgotten. It would come to him later no doubt.

"The important thing you need to know, the most important thing is that no-one here earned their knots on three hours a day," he said. "Candidacy will give you three but everything else is your own free time."

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:18 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I'll remember," she promised, shifting slightly on the stool. "Ambrelly has already introduced me to advanced anatomy for dragons."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"I try not to, though you might find me a little harder to find at present because of this one," Cremsden nodded to the baby. "Most likely the Dragon Healers will handle the work side for you right now but if you find you're struggling and don't know who to tell come and find Alyx or Cuylar over on our side. They're both senior apprentices of some standing and if they can help they will."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Satisfied, Yiyu nodded. She could not know what he thought, but he looked like an honest man.

"I wouldn't dare have you feel remiss in your duties," she said, lips quirking in the smallest smile. An unstrained silence fell between them, only broken with Arden's quiet shiftings and cooing in his sleep.
On Apr 10, 2020, at 11:52 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Ah! No." Cremsden grasped her meaning and shook his head. "Not in the way you think, no. People from small Holds tend to have a lot less in the way of regular health checks than anyone in the bigger places- and there's just generally less people to catch things from. You get a big spike in minor illnesses around the turnly Gather but otherwise there doesn't tend to be as much transmission. You uproot someone from one and bring them straight into the disease centre a Weyr Infirmary tends to be and bam-" he brought his palms together, gently so as not to scare the baby "suddenly they're sick and if we don't know about any underlying conditions because the last time anyone looked at them they were about five then it can be a pain to get through." He smiled at her reassuringly. "Most likely you'll get a few colds and stomach bugs and then be fine but I'd be lacking in my duty if I didn't send you for a check early."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
She gave him an amused look, but didn't let it go. "The health check. I know it's manditory for all Candidates, but...it seemed you wanted me specifically on that particular task."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Because you can put a baby to sleep?" Cremsden said, genuinely thrown. "No, believe me, that's a valuable skill right there."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu had resumed rocking, eyes half closed. "You think there's something wrong with me," she challenged.

On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

“I spent about an hour trying to convince him he wanted a nap,” Cremsden said ruefully. “I’m not sure I dare take him back just yet in case his eyes pop back open.”

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Not yet," she retorted, her own lips turning up in a relived smile. Her stomach had tightened as he talked about the checkup.

"Should I return him to you now?"

On Apr 10, 2020, at 4:32 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"What?" Cremsden's eyebrows rose disbelievingly and he peeped at his son's face before shaking his head. "Well, you've clearly got a way with him. You sure you don't want to switch to the human babies?" he asked, half-teasing.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:26 AM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu's gaze dropped to the wrapped bundle in her arms. She had to smile.

"I believe he is sleeping, sir."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 3:58 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Well." Cremsden sighed. "We've had measles sweep through the Weyr already, so hopefully we've got a few turns before you've got that to worry about. But there's everrash and the rest, not to mention five hundred or so coughs and colds and stomach upsets." He looked at the girl ruefully. "Unfortunately the cost of coming from a tiny hold into a big Infirmary is you might find you spend the next few months getting sick. It won't last forever, just we tend to have a fair few illnesses floating around and you'll have no exposure. Just make sure you wash your hands a lot and let one of us know if you're feeling poorly."

It had been a turn for him. Eleven turns old and a full turn of picking up every sharding illness the Hall had to offer while still feeling as miserably homesick as an eleven turn old could.

"How's young man doing there?"

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On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:46 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu blinked.

Twice.

"Well, no," she said truthfully. She studied the man intently. "I don't know. But I can and will get that check up. In fact, I thought it was obligatory."

Which didn't mean she understood what he was getting at. Tender age, tender heart, possibly a little bit of both made sure she was clueless.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"And you can," Cremsden assured her. "But.. it doesn't necessarily have to be the first clutch when you come. Look, you're young, you're going to have so many clutches ahead of you you won't be able to count. You don't *necessarily* have to make your first one the one in a few sevendays before you find out what a rider does."

And even if she wanted to, he was going to guess that the obligatory health check for a candidate was likely to pull up significant mental health issues that might make them hold her back from this one. And actually, there was a thought..

"Hey, I understand if you don't want it from me and certainly if you don't want it now, but can you do me a favour and ask them to book you in for a quick health check? You can get someone female to do it if you prefer - Rulynn's decent - but it's a generally good idea if you've only ever been looked over very occasionally by a Hold Healer," he said. "Don't suppose you know what childhood illnesses you've had?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:24 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Thank you," Yiyu said, even as her brain rushed to assimilate all he'd said. He had a point, if she were honest. But she wanted, needed, to stand, if just once.

"I did escape," she admitted, "but when I was coming here I promised myself I'd stand and see what happened, if only the one time."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden was quiet for a moment, considering how best to put thoughts into words.

"Sometimes," he said carefully, "when you've had a period with everything looking terrible with no escape, anyone offering an escape - no matter what it is - looks like what you've always wanted. Some people love being riders," he nodded to the baby "young man's mother for a start, and I certainly have friends who say it's like nothing in the world. But... it's also--" he spread out his hands "*permanant*. And you are very young. So don't rush into anything, and have a think. You're at the Weyr now and escape has already been accomplished. If any one of my apprentices - and I include the young dragonhealers in that - decides Healing full-time is where they want to be, we'll always have space for them. I won't push you into it, there's no point spending your first sevendays here rushing from one solution to another looking for the rest of your life. But while you work for us, it's an option you always have."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:04 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I wasn't sure when I came here that I was worthy of it," she said sincerely. "But the more I'm here, the more people I meet and am welcomed and even befriended by, I find that yes, I want this. And if...."

She took a moment.

"If I don't Impress, then I'll find some other way to be useful to my Weyr, my home."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden laughed slightly, and waved a hand. "I don't know who you think you're shocking, kid, but I grew up in Bitra." There was still the telltale accent to his words if you listened to them. "So, searchrider got you, hmm? And is Candidacy what you want?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:58 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Small, no-name hold," she answered quietly. "I suspect, had I not been found and brought here, I'd have been given to some man to use and discard. I mean no offense," she added swiftly.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"That happens," Cremsden acknowledged ruefully. "Big hold, small hold?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:08 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
His soft crooning lulled Yiyu as well as the babe she held. Her eyes half closed as she began to speak:

"I was born the youngest child and olnly daughter of a holder. He had little use for me, seeing as he saw women as expendable."

OOC: I will give h im more to hear as we move through.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 3:53 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"There now, there." Cremsden knelt in front of her to hand his son over and then sat back onto his feet, keeping a wary eye on proceedings. "Good lad then, you settle there." Unconsciously he slipped into his 'Healer croon', a gentle singsong voice made for soothing the nervous. "Now then," he said, keeping his voice hushed lest Arden panic. "Why don't you tell me about yourself?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 9:46 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu pulled over a stool and sat, watching her new mentor and his son with intersted. While she had been the youngest, she was not unfamiliar with babes and knew how to sit and accept the youngster once his protective father released him into her care. he smelled warm and sweet.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Hmm." Cremsden inspected them again. "Good nails. Keep them short like that. Good girl." He smiled at her. "Sit down then and you can give him a cuddle."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:02 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
That sensation of being overwhelmed tried to rise up again. Yiyu swallowed it back and moved to comply. She was, if nothing else, thorough and lengthy, presenting him with her hands over half a minute after she'd begun.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Ha, yes, to the sink with you. Lesson 1 of handwashing," Cremsden said, leading her over. "First rule, do it a lot. Start and end of a shift, wash your hands. Before and after eating, wash your hands. Before you go in to see a patient, you wash your hands and again when you're done. Before and after touching medication, wash your hands. We are likely to be the biggest infection risk in any Infirmary. If people worry that they might come to see us with a sprained ankle and go home with everrash they just won't come." He gestured to the sink. "Show me how you do it."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:39 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I bathed this morning," she offered meakly as he examined her hands. "But I could wash them again if there's a basin near by."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Hmm. How clean are your hands?" Cremsden set his mug down and reached to gently take her wrist, the better to examine her hand. Apprentices usually needed a few lessons in washing them properly and when you knew what kinds of things lay around the infirmary.. well, you didn't want some stuff near a baby's face.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:21 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu raised a hand. "May I?" She wiggled her fingers as if to touch the babe's face.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:10 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Arden." Cremsden smiled down at the baby. "Arden who never sleeps. Still, he seems content enough right now."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Her lips twitched, as if she weren't sure if she should smile or frown at him. She chose the former, stepping over towards the outside to observe what he'd told her.

"What's his name?" she asked, tilting her head to the baby who had a strange, wide gaze locked on the world around him.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 11:51 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"I know the feeling. Healer at my Hold decided I could follow him about a bit when I was small else I doubt I would have made it here." Cremsden waved his mug again, this time towards the door. "There's an outside ledge still out there, but we set a table and chairs on it. *Try* not to get caught up in studying and get sun-burnt because believe me you'll get ribbed endlessly if the other apprentices end up having to treat you. Oh and there's a wall around it. Don't climb on it. Kids don't bounce."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 5:16 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Books were few and far between at my hold," she found herself explaining. "The ones we had I read veraciously."

She shifted her stance, finally, truely at ease. Her glance ran around the room again, taking in all of it once more.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden followed her gaze, and laughed quietly. "Aye, the apprentices who stay mostly start by staring at those wide-eyed," he said. "Good news is you'll have plenty of opportunity to read them because we'll expect you to know them backwards, forwards and upside down before you're done."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Her face lit. The room itself was nice, yes, but it was the books that grabbed her attention. Her gaze fixed there, even as she nodded her understanding and offered a small smile before saying, "I see why you are proud of this accomplishment."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Because when I got here it was what *used* to be the weyr for riders with sick dragons but had started to be the place everyone stored their junk," Cremsden explained. "Whereas now.. well, you'll see."

It *was* a nice room. It had desks for studying at and a little cluster of chairs in one corner for when apprentices were watching a demonstration or working on something together. Some of the more comfortable couches looked ready to be converted to cots if the occasion demanded - and sometimes it did. There was a high wall of bookshelves, stacked with books, and a ready supply of ink and paper. Wide windows let in plenty of light and a door suggested access to the outside world.

And of course, there was a klah pot. Of course there was.

"Rule with the books is, look up whatever you want in here if you're using them you make a copy of whatever you're looking up as you're using it," Cremsden said, waving at them with his mug. "Books wear out surprisingly fast if apprentices are checking them constantly and you'll want a copy for your notes anyway. And it doesn't hurt to get quick at copying things out."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:25 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Bemused, Yiyu followed swiftly. Her nerves had settled as they spoke, and now she simply saw him as a figure of authority.


"Why proud?" she inquired.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:23 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Come on then." Cremsden gave a jerk of his head to gesture her to follow as he claimed the mug of klah and trotted off. "It's a nice room. I'm rather proud of it myself."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:09 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"No, sir. I'm fairly new, myself."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Thank you." Cremsden beamed at her. "And thank you for the klah. Now - did anyone show you the study area yet?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 2:53 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu studied the infant critically. She'd found every dragonkind she'd met beautiful, but wasn't sure just what she thought of the little bundle of joy the Healer held. Finally she offered meakly, "He's cute?" as if she weren't sure she had the right answer to the problem facing her.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

“Ten days. Ah. I think?” Cremsden paused  a little doubtfully to consider what day it was. “Yes I came back on night shift three nights ago because there were cookies in the break room,” he said, half to himself, not quite counting on his fingers but close. “So it must be ten.”

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu, inundated with the other's speech, chose to go for what she viewed as the easiest thing to tackle first: pouring the liquid into the mug. She chewed over what he had said as she filled it, then latched onto the next thing that clearly  deserved some attention, even as part of her panicked at the thought of being the one who lost a dragon, that so precious of creatures.

"How old?" she asked, tilting her head at the infant.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:39 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Close enough. You'll end up sharing some lessons with those on the human side. Ethics and hygiene fall under similar rules no matter the species of your patient," Cremsden said cheerfully. "And no-one wants you stuck in a position where you lose the dragon because you didn't know basic human first aid and were the only Healer on-scene." He grinned at her, clearly friendly if tired. "I'd normally suggest we go for a quick chat but.. as you have two free hands, would you mind doing me a favour and filling this here mug first? More difficult one-handed than you might think and if I set him down he'll squall the place down."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:32 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
She took his hand automatically, now more bemused than afraid. She smiled distractedly at the little one, but found herself admitting, "I'm with the Dragonhealers, actually."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:30 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"One of our new apprentices." Cremsden smiled at her, setting his mug - still empty, alas - down, and shifting Arden to his shoulder so he could offer her his hand. "Journeyman Cremsden. Apologies - I'd normally be around to settle you in when you joined us, but this young man has had me at home more than usual."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:25 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"New ones?" Yiyu repeated, startled at first and not a little nervous to find herself addressed by a man. The fact that he was holding a baby made him less threatening in her eyes, but not by much. Still, she assayed a smile and desperately tried to think if she remembered him from anywhere.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:02 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

It was probably not the best time for Cremsden to be moving his shifts around. The time before a hatching usually saw an influx of Candidate Apprentices and those didn't work nights. There wasn't much he could do about that other than ask those he trusted to keep an eye on them while he did a rota from afar but he did at least try to make it down to the Infirmary during the day occasionally, even if it was with a tiny baby in tow.

He was trying to juggle said tiny baby while also pouring a klah - ten days or so in to being a father and he was starting to feeling distinctly heavy-eyed - when he spotted a new face. "Hello there," he greeted, stifling a yawn. "You one of our new ones?"




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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.

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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: No, This One Doesn't Bite Attn J'lar

Kevin M
 

"Hard tellin', not knowin'," J'lar chuckled at his own joke.  "Was it about whatever brought you to the Infirmary?  Aren't you supposed to be off-duty right now?"
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Re: Real Babies and Healer Babies: Both Are Exhausting Attn Yiyu

Laura Walker
 

That name sounded familiar enough for Cremsden to frown for a moment before he dismissed it. There weren't that many dragonhealers he knew well; likely he'd worked with this one on a case and forgotten. It would come to him later no doubt.

"The important thing you need to know, the most important thing is that no-one here earned their knots on three hours a day," he said. "Candidacy will give you three but everything else is your own free time."

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 6:18 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I'll remember," she promised, shifting slightly on the stool. "Ambrelly has already introduced me to advanced anatomy for dragons."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 12:03 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"I try not to, though you might find me a little harder to find at present because of this one," Cremsden nodded to the baby. "Most likely the Dragon Healers will handle the work side for you right now but if you find you're struggling and don't know who to tell come and find Alyx or Cuylar over on our side. They're both senior apprentices of some standing and if they can help they will."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Satisfied, Yiyu nodded. She could not know what he thought, but he looked like an honest man.

"I wouldn't dare have you feel remiss in your duties," she said, lips quirking in the smallest smile. An unstrained silence fell between them, only broken with Arden's quiet shiftings and cooing in his sleep.
On Apr 10, 2020, at 11:52 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Ah! No." Cremsden grasped her meaning and shook his head. "Not in the way you think, no. People from small Holds tend to have a lot less in the way of regular health checks than anyone in the bigger places- and there's just generally less people to catch things from. You get a big spike in minor illnesses around the turnly Gather but otherwise there doesn't tend to be as much transmission. You uproot someone from one and bring them straight into the disease centre a Weyr Infirmary tends to be and bam-" he brought his palms together, gently so as not to scare the baby "suddenly they're sick and if we don't know about any underlying conditions because the last time anyone looked at them they were about five then it can be a pain to get through." He smiled at her reassuringly. "Most likely you'll get a few colds and stomach bugs and then be fine but I'd be lacking in my duty if I didn't send you for a check early."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
She gave him an amused look, but didn't let it go. "The health check. I know it's manditory for all Candidates, but...it seemed you wanted me specifically on that particular task."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 11:28 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Because you can put a baby to sleep?" Cremsden said, genuinely thrown. "No, believe me, that's a valuable skill right there."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu had resumed rocking, eyes half closed. "You think there's something wrong with me," she challenged.

On Apr 10, 2020, at 10:54 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

“I spent about an hour trying to convince him he wanted a nap,” Cremsden said ruefully. “I’m not sure I dare take him back just yet in case his eyes pop back open.”

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Not yet," she retorted, her own lips turning up in a relived smile. Her stomach had tightened as he talked about the checkup.

"Should I return him to you now?"

On Apr 10, 2020, at 4:32 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"What?" Cremsden's eyebrows rose disbelievingly and he peeped at his son's face before shaking his head. "Well, you've clearly got a way with him. You sure you don't want to switch to the human babies?" he asked, half-teasing.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:26 AM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu's gaze dropped to the wrapped bundle in her arms. She had to smile.

"I believe he is sleeping, sir."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 3:58 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Well." Cremsden sighed. "We've had measles sweep through the Weyr already, so hopefully we've got a few turns before you've got that to worry about. But there's everrash and the rest, not to mention five hundred or so coughs and colds and stomach upsets." He looked at the girl ruefully. "Unfortunately the cost of coming from a tiny hold into a big Infirmary is you might find you spend the next few months getting sick. It won't last forever, just we tend to have a fair few illnesses floating around and you'll have no exposure. Just make sure you wash your hands a lot and let one of us know if you're feeling poorly."

It had been a turn for him. Eleven turns old and a full turn of picking up every sharding illness the Hall had to offer while still feeling as miserably homesick as an eleven turn old could.

"How's young man doing there?"

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On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:46 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu blinked.

Twice.

"Well, no," she said truthfully. She studied the man intently. "I don't know. But I can and will get that check up. In fact, I thought it was obligatory."

Which didn't mean she understood what he was getting at. Tender age, tender heart, possibly a little bit of both made sure she was clueless.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:40 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"And you can," Cremsden assured her. "But.. it doesn't necessarily have to be the first clutch when you come. Look, you're young, you're going to have so many clutches ahead of you you won't be able to count. You don't *necessarily* have to make your first one the one in a few sevendays before you find out what a rider does."

And even if she wanted to, he was going to guess that the obligatory health check for a candidate was likely to pull up significant mental health issues that might make them hold her back from this one. And actually, there was a thought..

"Hey, I understand if you don't want it from me and certainly if you don't want it now, but can you do me a favour and ask them to book you in for a quick health check? You can get someone female to do it if you prefer - Rulynn's decent - but it's a generally good idea if you've only ever been looked over very occasionally by a Hold Healer," he said. "Don't suppose you know what childhood illnesses you've had?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:24 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Thank you," Yiyu said, even as her brain rushed to assimilate all he'd said. He had a point, if she were honest. But she wanted, needed, to stand, if just once.

"I did escape," she admitted, "but when I was coming here I promised myself I'd stand and see what happened, if only the one time."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:19 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden was quiet for a moment, considering how best to put thoughts into words.

"Sometimes," he said carefully, "when you've had a period with everything looking terrible with no escape, anyone offering an escape - no matter what it is - looks like what you've always wanted. Some people love being riders," he nodded to the baby "young man's mother for a start, and I certainly have friends who say it's like nothing in the world. But... it's also--" he spread out his hands "*permanant*. And you are very young. So don't rush into anything, and have a think. You're at the Weyr now and escape has already been accomplished. If any one of my apprentices - and I include the young dragonhealers in that - decides Healing full-time is where they want to be, we'll always have space for them. I won't push you into it, there's no point spending your first sevendays here rushing from one solution to another looking for the rest of your life. But while you work for us, it's an option you always have."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 11:04 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I wasn't sure when I came here that I was worthy of it," she said sincerely. "But the more I'm here, the more people I meet and am welcomed and even befriended by, I find that yes, I want this. And if...."

She took a moment.

"If I don't Impress, then I'll find some other way to be useful to my Weyr, my home."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 5:01 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden laughed slightly, and waved a hand. "I don't know who you think you're shocking, kid, but I grew up in Bitra." There was still the telltale accent to his words if you listened to them. "So, searchrider got you, hmm? And is Candidacy what you want?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:58 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Small, no-name hold," she answered quietly. "I suspect, had I not been found and brought here, I'd have been given to some man to use and discard. I mean no offense," she added swiftly.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 4:21 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"That happens," Cremsden acknowledged ruefully. "Big hold, small hold?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 10:08 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
His soft crooning lulled Yiyu as well as the babe she held. Her eyes half closed as she began to speak:

"I was born the youngest child and olnly daughter of a holder. He had little use for me, seeing as he saw women as expendable."

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On Apr 9, 2020, at 3:53 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"There now, there." Cremsden knelt in front of her to hand his son over and then sat back onto his feet, keeping a wary eye on proceedings. "Good lad then, you settle there." Unconsciously he slipped into his 'Healer croon', a gentle singsong voice made for soothing the nervous. "Now then," he said, keeping his voice hushed lest Arden panic. "Why don't you tell me about yourself?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 9:46 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu pulled over a stool and sat, watching her new mentor and his son with intersted. While she had been the youngest, she was not unfamiliar with babes and knew how to sit and accept the youngster once his protective father released him into her care. he smelled warm and sweet.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 3:41 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Hmm." Cremsden inspected them again. "Good nails. Keep them short like that. Good girl." He smiled at her. "Sit down then and you can give him a cuddle."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 7:02 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
That sensation of being overwhelmed tried to rise up again. Yiyu swallowed it back and moved to comply. She was, if nothing else, thorough and lengthy, presenting him with her hands over half a minute after she'd begun.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:56 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Ha, yes, to the sink with you. Lesson 1 of handwashing," Cremsden said, leading her over. "First rule, do it a lot. Start and end of a shift, wash your hands. Before and after eating, wash your hands. Before you go in to see a patient, you wash your hands and again when you're done. Before and after touching medication, wash your hands. We are likely to be the biggest infection risk in any Infirmary. If people worry that they might come to see us with a sprained ankle and go home with everrash they just won't come." He gestured to the sink. "Show me how you do it."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:39 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"I bathed this morning," she offered meakly as he examined her hands. "But I could wash them again if there's a basin near by."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:36 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Hmm. How clean are your hands?" Cremsden set his mug down and reached to gently take her wrist, the better to examine her hand. Apprentices usually needed a few lessons in washing them properly and when you knew what kinds of things lay around the infirmary.. well, you didn't want some stuff near a baby's face.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:21 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu raised a hand. "May I?" She wiggled her fingers as if to touch the babe's face.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 12:10 PM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Arden." Cremsden smiled down at the baby. "Arden who never sleeps. Still, he seems content enough right now."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 6:04 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Her lips twitched, as if she weren't sure if she should smile or frown at him. She chose the former, stepping over towards the outside to observe what he'd told her.

"What's his name?" she asked, tilting her head to the baby who had a strange, wide gaze locked on the world around him.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 11:51 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"I know the feeling. Healer at my Hold decided I could follow him about a bit when I was small else I doubt I would have made it here." Cremsden waved his mug again, this time towards the door. "There's an outside ledge still out there, but we set a table and chairs on it. *Try* not to get caught up in studying and get sun-burnt because believe me you'll get ribbed endlessly if the other apprentices end up having to treat you. Oh and there's a wall around it. Don't climb on it. Kids don't bounce."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 5:16 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"Books were few and far between at my hold," she found herself explaining. "The ones we had I read veraciously."

She shifted her stance, finally, truely at ease. Her glance ran around the room again, taking in all of it once more.
On Apr 9, 2020, at 11:06 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

Cremsden followed her gaze, and laughed quietly. "Aye, the apprentices who stay mostly start by staring at those wide-eyed," he said. "Good news is you'll have plenty of opportunity to read them because we'll expect you to know them backwards, forwards and upside down before you're done."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 5:00 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Her face lit. The room itself was nice, yes, but it was the books that grabbed her attention. Her gaze fixed there, even as she nodded her understanding and offered a small smile before saying, "I see why you are proud of this accomplishment."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:35 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Because when I got here it was what *used* to be the weyr for riders with sick dragons but had started to be the place everyone stored their junk," Cremsden explained. "Whereas now.. well, you'll see."

It *was* a nice room. It had desks for studying at and a little cluster of chairs in one corner for when apprentices were watching a demonstration or working on something together. Some of the more comfortable couches looked ready to be converted to cots if the occasion demanded - and sometimes it did. There was a high wall of bookshelves, stacked with books, and a ready supply of ink and paper. Wide windows let in plenty of light and a door suggested access to the outside world.

And of course, there was a klah pot. Of course there was.

"Rule with the books is, look up whatever you want in here if you're using them you make a copy of whatever you're looking up as you're using it," Cremsden said, waving at them with his mug. "Books wear out surprisingly fast if apprentices are checking them constantly and you'll want a copy for your notes anyway. And it doesn't hurt to get quick at copying things out."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:25 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Bemused, Yiyu followed swiftly. Her nerves had settled as they spoke, and now she simply saw him as a figure of authority.


"Why proud?" she inquired.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 10:23 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Come on then." Cremsden gave a jerk of his head to gesture her to follow as he claimed the mug of klah and trotted off. "It's a nice room. I'm rather proud of it myself."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 4:09 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"No, sir. I'm fairly new, myself."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 9:03 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Thank you." Cremsden beamed at her. "And thank you for the klah. Now - did anyone show you the study area yet?"

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 2:53 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu studied the infant critically. She'd found every dragonkind she'd met beautiful, but wasn't sure just what she thought of the little bundle of joy the Healer held. Finally she offered meakly, "He's cute?" as if she weren't sure she had the right answer to the problem facing her.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 7:51 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

“Ten days. Ah. I think?” Cremsden paused  a little doubtfully to consider what day it was. “Yes I came back on night shift three nights ago because there were cookies in the break room,” he said, half to himself, not quite counting on his fingers but close. “So it must be ten.”

On Thursday, April 9, 2020, Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
Yiyu, inundated with the other's speech, chose to go for what she viewed as the easiest thing to tackle first: pouring the liquid into the mug. She chewed over what he had said as she filled it, then latched onto the next thing that clearly  deserved some attention, even as part of her panicked at the thought of being the one who lost a dragon, that so precious of creatures.

"How old?" she asked, tilting her head at the infant.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:39 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"Close enough. You'll end up sharing some lessons with those on the human side. Ethics and hygiene fall under similar rules no matter the species of your patient," Cremsden said cheerfully. "And no-one wants you stuck in a position where you lose the dragon because you didn't know basic human first aid and were the only Healer on-scene." He grinned at her, clearly friendly if tired. "I'd normally suggest we go for a quick chat but.. as you have two free hands, would you mind doing me a favour and filling this here mug first? More difficult one-handed than you might think and if I set him down he'll squall the place down."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:32 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
She took his hand automatically, now more bemused than afraid. She smiled distractedly at the little one, but found herself admitting, "I'm with the Dragonhealers, actually."

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:30 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

"One of our new apprentices." Cremsden smiled at her, setting his mug - still empty, alas - down, and shifting Arden to his shoulder so he could offer her his hand. "Journeyman Cremsden. Apologies - I'd normally be around to settle you in when you joined us, but this young man has had me at home more than usual."

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 12:25 PM Jessica Freise <loriendarenya@...> wrote:
"New ones?" Yiyu repeated, startled at first and not a little nervous to find herself addressed by a man. The fact that he was holding a baby made him less threatening in her eyes, but not by much. Still, she assayed a smile and desperately tried to think if she remembered him from anywhere.

On Apr 9, 2020, at 6:02 AM, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:

It was probably not the best time for Cremsden to be moving his shifts around. The time before a hatching usually saw an influx of Candidate Apprentices and those didn't work nights. There wasn't much he could do about that other than ask those he trusted to keep an eye on them while he did a rota from afar but he did at least try to make it down to the Infirmary during the day occasionally, even if it was with a tiny baby in tow.

He was trying to juggle said tiny baby while also pouring a klah - ten days or so in to being a father and he was starting to feeling distinctly heavy-eyed - when he spotted a new face. "Hello there," he greeted, stifling a yawn. "You one of our new ones?"




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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.

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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.





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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.



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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: Wher To Begin? (atten: Kassia)

sailyn2
 

Revai nodded. "And do you know whether you want to Impress or bond?"


Re: Come On Now, Don't Be Shy! Att: Kashara

sailyn2
 

Kashara was passing through from the Barracks when she spotted the man trying to gather up his dropped papers.

"Here, I can help," she said, swooping in to grab what she could reach.


Re: Slow Down, You Crazy Child (N'met, Ides)

Ren
 

"Ah, Weyrwoman Kassia is a character," N'met agreed with a big grin. "I like what I hear of her and her work. She's expanded Arolos into quite the Weyr over the past few Turns."


Re: A Moment Between Friends (ATTN: Yiyu/Rennitz)

Jessica Freise
 

"Not....exactly," she hedged. "I know we have to see a Healer and be assessed, but I was recently asked to make absolutely sure I went."

On Apr 10, 2020, at 3:53 PM, Ren <wingedadrian@...> wrote:

Rennitz looked up with surprise in unison with Aranck, the pair of them blinking at Yiyu. The other girl had been so quiet usually, so the outburst was absolutely a surprise.

"I... shouldn't think so," Renntiz haltingly replied. "What makes you say that? Has someone said something to you?"


Re: Wher To Begin? (atten: Kassia)

Steelsilver
 

"I do." I'des responded. "They're a lot more work than just a feline or canine would be. I'm willing to put in that work and training. They're not pets but they can be useful." 


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:29 PM sailyn2 <empressoftheworld@...> wrote:
"You realize that whers aren't pets, yes?" she asked, still watching him. "I sell them because people want to buy them, but they're not your average cute canine or feline."


Re: Whercraft Field Trip...What Could Possibly Go Wrong? atten: Any whercrafter/Tamalak/Kalain/Insera/Aulian

sailyn2
 

"There's a girl caught in a cave[in," Inserna answered.


Re: Stolen Words (ATTN: Erena/Kashara/Candidates)

sailyn2
 

"I was born here," Kashara said with more than a little bit of pride. There weren't many that could claim that. "Where were you Searched from?"


Re: Hush, I'm Eating Attn I'des

Steelsilver
 

"What's wrong with Ista?" I'des blinked, startled. "Arolos is the Weyr everyone says is *different*." 


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:27 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
"Ah righ-- what, Ista?" M'ayen's brain took a second to process what the other bronzerider had said and then he nearly choked on his wine. "Faranth, that place?" He had reluctantly just about adjusted to Arolos, but Ista? Ista was so much worse.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:51 PM Alexander Nakano <theglitteryone2@...> wrote:
"Been here for a little bit over two sevendays now." I'des responded with a shrug of his own shoulders. "I'm from Ista."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
M'ayen squinted at him and gave a half-shrug. The face didn't seem familiar and nor did the voice, though he'd been wrong about that before. Graduated Weyrlings could change so much in a turn or so, but then.. they normally kept to calling him 'sir'.

Accent seemed wrong for Arolos though.

"You new?"

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On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 11:43 PM Alexander Nakano <theglitteryone2@...> wrote:
Maybe most knew not to bother M'ayen, but I'des hadn't been at Arolos all that long, and was still technically figuring out who was someone to sit next to. Balancing a full plate in one hand and a cup of juice in the other, the younger man approached, hopefully, setting his plate down on the table.  

"This seat taken?" He'd recognized the bronzerider knots, on top of capitalizing on the empty seat across from M'ayen.

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
Mostly no-one bothered M'ayen when he was eating.

Perhaps sometimes one of the other ACMs or AWLMs might join him and they would quietly talk shop over food. Very occasionally one of the other Fort bronzers might come for a chat but as time passed less and less did they identify as a Fort bronze and more just someone who once used to be at Fort.

He didn't mind. It was quiet. He liked quiet and it saved him trying to squint at the person next to him to see who it was.

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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.



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Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.



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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
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Re: Whercraft Field Trip...What Could Possibly Go Wrong? atten: Any whercrafter/Tamalak/Kalain/Insera

sailyn2
 

((Thank you.)) The words were whispered along with the mental words and she clung tight to her glow. Loudly she called out, "They're coming, just hold still!"


Re: Wher To Begin? (atten: Kassia)

sailyn2
 

"You realize that whers aren't pets, yes?" she asked, still watching him. "I sell them because people want to buy them, but they're not your average cute canine or feline."


Re: Am I A Joke To You?! Att: R'tal

Laura Walker
 

"Get yourselves checked over and then I'll stand you a drink in the Riders' Hall," R'tal suggested. "Stunt like that deserves a glass of wine or two."


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 9:11 PM Jerzy Tobin <jerzytobin@...> wrote:

"Good man!" There was no sign of recognition from R'tal, though he clapped L'eo on the shoulder approvingly. "That would have been a tough move for an experienced pair, and the pair of you pulled it off brilliantly. Feeling okay? No pulled muscles?"

L'eo beamed under the approval, though he was still waiting expectantly for R'tal to remember him.  He was his son after all!  But it *had* been a tiring Fall, and even L'eo could forgive his father for taking a bit longer than he'd like to remember just who he was.  After all, R'tal had to keep track of so many people and dragons during the Fall; if L'eo was exhausted, it had to be a thousands times so for his dad.

"We're feeling sore, but Lanceth doesn't think he pulled anything.  We'll have the Healers check him over after all the people and dragons who *really* need them get seen to first."

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Blackadder: I mean, what about the people that do all the work?
Baldrick: The servants.
Blackadder: No, me; *I'm* the people who do all the work.


Re: Slow Down, You Crazy Child (N'met, Ides)

Steelsilver
 

"He's let a few help wash him, but he'd rather have my attention, it seems like." I'des responded. "There was someone recently who wasn't even a Candidate. I was kind of surprised by that, too. But..." He shrugged. "Maybe Arolos is affecting him and he's loosening up a bit? I know we've both already done things we wouldn't have at our old Weyr. Good things." he added hastily. "I think I've managed to make friends with the Weyrwoman. And her gold acknowledged Sunstreath, well, sort of." 


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:24 PM Ren <wingedadrian@...> wrote:
"A bronze not interested in a captive audience, now there's a thing. Usually they're all over that since young boys will give their left leg to get friendly with a bronze dragon." N'met leaned back thoughtfully. "Ah well, every dragon's different and that's what makes Pern beautiful."


Re: They said I could stay! (Tyne/Cremsden)

Nutmeg
 

The poking made its way through her sleeping brain and Tyne stirred, rolling back and beginning to sit up with a sleepy grumble as her face poked out. "Mmm...wha-?" she mumbled, a yawn splitting her features.


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 10:22 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
The firelizards wouldn't allow anyone here they thought actively dangerous, Cremsden told himself firmly. Still, his hand was still on his beltknife - as though he actually knew how to use it in any offensive way - as he got up and poked cautiously at the heap. From a distance using a rolled up hide but still. "Hello?"

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:33 PM Nutmeg <nutmeg.witch@...> wrote:
All he was rewarded with was another grumble, a hand flopping into view as Tyne flung out an arm in her sleep. As she moved, so too did some of the cluster of firelizards, showing the top of her dark hair.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:00 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
It was a dimly lit room and Cremsden went still, brain registering that there was someone sharing it with him without quite registering why. He glanced around, trying to convince himself that the heap in the corner was just shadows, the result of not enough sleep. Most likely ge'd just heard a fire lizard shifting. Still. He found his hand moving to his belt knife with a pickle of what he sternly told himself was straight out paranoia.


"Is someone there?"

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Nutmeg <nutmeg.witch@...> wrote:
Tyne was out for the count. At some point she had roused enough to pull a blanket from the back of one of the chairs and had wrapped it around her shoulders, sliding down the wall so that she was all but lying down, semi covered in blanket and firelizards.

Grumbling slightly in her sleep, Tyne let out a soft snore.

On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 2:36 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
It was a good hour before the door opened and Cremsden slipped inside. The aroma of strong klah filled the office as he set it on the desk, apparently not even noticing his visitor in the corner. For a moment the office was quiet as he leaned his head against his hands, and then came the sounds of him rummaging through his desk. Had to find something to do or he'd be asleep before the end of the shift.

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On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 1:59 PM Nutmeg <nutmeg.witch@...> wrote:
She was tired. Bone achingly tired. But it was a good tired. The tired of a productive day and it felt... beyond amazing. She had spent the day shadowing a Healer in the Infirmary - nothing difficult, nothing stressful - just being shown the ropes. Where to find things, how to book patients in, how to record it. Simple things. And the day had flown by in a blur. A good sort of blur.

Wandering down the tunnels to the Journeyman offices, before she went home, she wanted to stop and say thank you to Cremsden. It had been his help after all. Rubbing her eyes sleepily she felt the familiar thrum even before she got to his door. Quickly, only for a second, so it wouldn't make her head hurt, she borrowed the eyes of a particular dozy brown to see if the man was inside. No, no one was. Wanting to sit down and rest her pleasantly aching legs, Tyne crept inside the office, picking her way carefully over the bodies, Tyne settled herself on the floor in the corner where immediately, several of the firelizards had crawled onto her in a warm puddle of hide. 

So sleepy. Yawning widely, she leaned her head against the wall, letting her eyes drift closed...

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Re: Hush, I'm Eating Attn I'des

Laura Walker
 

"Ah righ-- what, Ista?" M'ayen's brain took a second to process what the other bronzerider had said and then he nearly choked on his wine. "Faranth, that place?" He had reluctantly just about adjusted to Arolos, but Ista? Ista was so much worse.


On Fri, Apr 10, 2020 at 5:51 PM Alexander Nakano <theglitteryone2@...> wrote:
"Been here for a little bit over two sevendays now." I'des responded with a shrug of his own shoulders. "I'm from Ista."

On Friday, April 10, 2020, Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
M'ayen squinted at him and gave a half-shrug. The face didn't seem familiar and nor did the voice, though he'd been wrong about that before. Graduated Weyrlings could change so much in a turn or so, but then.. they normally kept to calling him 'sir'.

Accent seemed wrong for Arolos though.

"You new?"

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On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 11:43 PM Alexander Nakano <theglitteryone2@...> wrote:
Maybe most knew not to bother M'ayen, but I'des hadn't been at Arolos all that long, and was still technically figuring out who was someone to sit next to. Balancing a full plate in one hand and a cup of juice in the other, the younger man approached, hopefully, setting his plate down on the table.  

"This seat taken?" He'd recognized the bronzerider knots, on top of capitalizing on the empty seat across from M'ayen.

On Wed, Apr 8, 2020 at 3:37 PM Laura Walker <shewhoguards@...> wrote:
Mostly no-one bothered M'ayen when he was eating.

Perhaps sometimes one of the other ACMs or AWLMs might join him and they would quietly talk shop over food. Very occasionally one of the other Fort bronzers might come for a chat but as time passed less and less did they identify as a Fort bronze and more just someone who once used to be at Fort.

He didn't mind. It was quiet. He liked quiet and it saved him trying to squint at the person next to him to see who it was.

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