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Author Topic: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya  (Read 522 times)

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Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« on: January 23, 2017, 12:02:12 PM »
The low rumble of pleasure was both encouraging and sincere That feels very good, yes...just there.. for a brief moment there was a flicker of a smile on her face as she massaged the oil into the skin of her dragon. It might be a necessary and seemingly endless task, at least on some days but Carayia loved the sensation of  the oil on the skin as well as the comforting mental touch of the most important being in her life.

A fact that was intruded upon as her flit appeared, landing close by "...and you're looking fat, Tag? Been stealing fish again?" she remembered vividly the moment she'd impressed Tag, it had been the best moment of her life, right up until Vesith had looked her in the eye and in one blindingly rainbow-hued moment everything had completely and irrevocably changed her life forever. Tag would always be important, as well as her best friend I think he looks happy, contented and speaking of food. Is there any going? the smooth, soft tones of her dragon.

"Really? Between the pair of you I spend more time in the kitchens than I did when I was assigned there for chores?" it was said with the greatest amount of fondness as she wiped her hands on cloth and held out one arm which Tag immediately took advantage of as he settled onto her shoulder with a happy chirp as he rubbed his cheek against her own as well.

You know I adore you he replied and rumbled is own happy little sign of contentment and encouraged as Carayia headed out of the barracks to see about securing some more meat for her dragon.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2017, 12:13:55 PM »
Seth took to chores like she’d taken to work in the crafthall; with an enthusiasm bordering on obsessive. She enjoyed working with Tyrriath, no matter what it might be or how tiring it made her arms. Classes were obviously important and, moving into this new phase of her life, Sethunya was quick to consume anything offered to her. Work, classes, time with her dragon, whatever it was. Life was just busy and she flourished in such an environment.

A Sethunya with nothing to do was a restless Sethunya.

Given the evening mark, she was expected to socialize and tend to her dragon. He was getting big. Where was her tiny, sweet Brown who followed her around and nudged her hip with his snout? Now, Tyrriath was damn near looking her in the eye without having to try. That also meant he was a lot more work, a lot more oil, and a lot more food.

Rather than situating herself in her now larger weyr room, she was in the weyr bowl just outside the class room. Trying to be social. Of all the things, in the huge list of tasks, this was the one Sethunya struggled with most. It didn’t matter she’d been candidates with the others, she’d never been close with anyone. Didn’t have friends except those who worked in the Smith hall, and even they felt more like family.

You’re worrying again, he remarked, his voice a gentle rumble in her mind. Her handsome and ever growing Brown was sprawled on his stomach, wings fanned out in the grass with his head down. Resting.

“I am not,” Sethunya answered aloud. She’d always struggled communicating with him mentally and, when they were alone and it didn’t matter, she preferred to do so. It felt more real to her.

Tyrriath thrummed and she felt his amusement. Something that she was still getting used to. Feelings not her own, alien to her mind but familiar and warm, coated her thoughts. You’ve oiled the same spot on my wing joint for the better part of a mark. Maybe take a break? Grace is hungry, he informed, ever the matter-of-fact in her life. A constant, but reliable source of reason. There was no fooling him when he seemed to know her deepest, inner thoughts.

And Grace was hungry. The beautiful, shimmering Gold was curled up near Tyrriath’s forelegs but she was watching Sethunya with bright, alert green eyes. A gentler touch to Sethunya’s mind, a sense of hunger not her own but nowhere near as dominating or loud as Tyrriath’s, let Sethunya know that yes, her beautiful Gold was hungry.

Maybe she should take a break.

Sethunya leaned back on her heels, eyed Tyrriath a moment who watched back with steady, ever knowing eyes before she huffed and stood. “Fine. Fine. Fine. You know, I’m supposed to know what’s best for you, not the other way around,” Sethunya remarked as she scooped up Grace. The Queen appreciated the attention and clung to Sethunya’s shirt.

Tyrriath closed his eyes and continued to thrum, amused but quiet.

As Sethunya entered the main hall of the Weyrling Barracks, she spied Carayia. Always good with names but never good at interacting with anyone. Go say hello. It looks like she’s heading toward the kitchens too, he suggested softly. Almost like it was her own conscious.

Sethunya hesitated a moment, faltered in her step, before she set her jaw and walked to the other weyrling. How hard could it really be to just talk to someone? “H-hey? Carayia right?” Sethunya called out, walking quickly to catch up. “Are you headed to the kitchens?”

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2017, 11:57:03 PM »
There really couldn't be many as introverted as she was most of the time. Vesith wouldn't stand for it and as a result she tended to be forced into socialising via the determined efforts of a brilliant red dragon would really wouldn't take no for an answer and otherwise pouted in that special way of her own.

"I-I...oh, err, yes? I am actually. And you're Sethunya? Right?" she really hoped she'd got the name right, Carayia wasn't a complete idiot but her mind had a tendency to space out when she felt panicked or nervous - so pretty much anytime she needed to talk to another human person She seems nice, don't worry. I bet it will be fun and you can carry back more meat if she is helping as well trust Vesith to remember her stomach, the words making her smile even as Tag peeked out from her shoulder and chirruped at the other woman and her lovely gold flit who was also apparently hungry if the colours whirring in her eyes were any indication of the state of her mind.

Carayia had gotten fairly good at flits, especially after impressing Tag "Do you mind company?" she asked, slightly cursing herself for even asking given that this had been her self-imposed task in the first place. Was she going to up and leave now?

Waiting for the reply, she tried not to blush or otherwise show her nerves about all of this.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2017, 02:00:00 AM »
Sethunya offered the other weyrling a smile. At least she’d gotten the other girl’s name right. “Yeah. Sethunya. Seth, if you want.” The shortened version of her name seemed to be sticking amongst dragon riders who preferred such things. The truth be told, it was growing on her. Maybe because it was just a mark of her new life.

Sethunya hesitated when Carayia asked if she minded the company because she’d been about to ask the very same thing. That actually made Seth stammer her answer, “O-oh. Right. Y-yes, of course.” Faranth, she was bad at this. Just abysmal. “I just need to get some food for Grace.” Having something else to focus on, anything else, was a relief. Seth lifted up Grace a little.

Grace, ever the proper little Queen, chirped a greeting in turn to Tag. While she was, indeed, hungry she wasn’t overcome by it and quite content to be carried like a very spoiled flit.

Seth gestured that they could walk together then, though it was an awkward gesture given she half did it with the flit in her arms. “What’s your flit’s name? I didn’t know you had one.” The little dragons were quite popular and, while Seth might be great with names, she was terrible with flits and who belonged to who.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2017, 03:26:57 AM »
"This is Tag" a safe enough answer and also one of her favoured topics, well her flit or her dragon or just about anything not about her and that could eventually lead to not having to talk at all. That would be good That would be bad. You need to be out more and make friends. She is nice, so be friends and then you'll have one the encouraging and determined voice of Vesith was hard to ignore. Even if Carayia was fairly sure she'd be an absolute failure as the friend of anyone at all.

Carayia gave a rather admiring look at the petite gold. The flit queens were often far more engaging and charming then their large counterparts - who just made her incredibly nervous.

"She is lovely, Grace...right? And food; I was thinking about food as well. I-I, well we can go together" she finally managed to suggest more from the mental nudges that Vesith was sending even while otherwise remaining quiet about the matter. It felt rather good but a little strange and out of character for her in so many ways but she had done it just the same. That was a good thing, right? Probably, at least Carayia could hear the cheers from Vesith who was thrilled that she was making the effort in the first place.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2017, 03:43:34 AM »
Tag. Even as Carayia said it, Seth heavily suspected she would forget it. But she’d try. If only to make future conversations not incredibly awkward. If there were future conversations. No reason there shouldn’t be, he encouraged gently.

Right. Because that’d be a great way to encourage a friendship of sorts.

Grace was pleased to be the center of attention, if only for a moment. She squirmed free once they started walking together and flapped to perched herself on Carayia’s shoulder. Seth actually fretted a moment, reaching for her Gold to pull her off but stopped short. Pulling a flit off of anyone was just asking for that person to get clawed. “Oh, I’m so sorry. She’s just… she’s… She doesn’t really understand personal space,” Seth explained lamely, nervously.

The last thing she wanted to do was upset the other weyrling because her gold flit wanted a better look at Tag. Grace was generally around Saibrasoth and Thief. She’d not really had an opportunity to see another flit before, at least not up close. She thrummed her pleased curiosity, mindful that her claws didn’t actually hurt Carayia as she clung to her shoulder.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2017, 03:54:11 AM »
There is a gold flit on my shoulder! There is a gold flit on my shoulder!

Carayia was fairly sure panicking was a bad idea but it was presently the only idea in her head, not that it could actually be called an idea, more of a concept, an outline of oh shards! and that was putting it mildly. Tag in the meantime thought this was fantastic and proceeded to trill happily at the new addition to the shoulder, peering through his head to greet the little lady properly. He did love to see others of his kind.

Calm down, it's fine. Remember it is all good the reassuring murmur from her dragon was enough to settle the tense panic that had arrived, making her heartbeat thunder in her chest like some beating drum that was sounding out a rather uptempo dance. Carayia slowly breathed in and out of her mouth, trying to look less like a herdbeast caught in the sight of a dragon - it was...almost a success "I-It's fine. I am fine. Just a surprise I don't ha-have flits landing on my that often" she admitted and released her breath in a rush as she remained otherwise perfectly still.

She could have carried in walking but she didn't feel right in doing so with two flits on her shoulders, especially when one was her own. Carayia was more than nervous enough to end up tripping over by accident and that was not the sort of action she wanted to undertake as a first impression.


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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2017, 03:27:47 PM »
Grace was not small. Maybe it was because Seth had gotten used to her, or seeing her next to Tyrriath, but seeing the massive Gold flit on Carayia was disconcerting. Not because Seth thought that Grace would hurt the other weyrling, but because… well, Grace was big. Sure, most of her body was wing and tail, but she still dominated the other weyrling’s shoulder, arm, and well… yeah. Grace was big.

//Help me?! Seth pleaded. Grace wasn’t really interested in leaving the other girl’s shoulder when there was a delightful little Brown that seemed interested in her. He was much bigger than Thief, of course, but that was because Thief was a little blue. This other flit was closer to her size. And nice!

Seth wasn’t the best at reading people, but she could tell that Carayia was anxious. So, to try and alleviate the problem, Seth wrapped her arms carefully around Grace’s body. “Grace, love, you’re not supposed to be there…” Seth cooed to her flit, hoping the soothing tone would encourage the Gold to let go of the girl.

Grace finally looked at Seth, but only because Tyrriath suggested she do. With a trill of affection, she released Carayia. While perching was all well and good, Grace knew that Seth would carry her and she much preferred that. Sure enough, Seth hefted her Gold before rushing out an apology. “I’m so sorry. She didn’t hurt you did she? She’s usually really careful and gentle.” It came out in a rush, anxious and quick as Seth looked over Carayai for injury.

Grace didn’t even seem aware anything was going on.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #8 on: January 29, 2017, 12:05:58 AM »
She felt inordinately pleased that she'd remained standing when the gold flit had decided to attach herself to the side of her body. It was probably the result of her experience with both Tag and even Vesith - the dragon hadn't been much bigger when she'd hatched out after all. Still, it was one thing to be accosted by your very own dragon and a completely different set of circumstances when you were assaulted by a stranger.

Carayia concentrated on her breathing for a little bit. Not screaming would be good "I'm fine...really, I err...I'm good, yes" she insisted. Tag chirruping in worry on her shoulder as he rubbed his head against her cheek in an effort to soothe and comfort his bonded. He didn't understand exactly why Carayia was upset but he understood that she was and therefore he wanted to try and help as much as possible. She reached up to touch Tag and smiled briefly "I'm alright Tag. Surprised is all, it was very surprising..." she repeated the word, hoping that might serve to make it more true.

"She is lovely..." Carayia repeated the compliment and hoped that it would see the gold inviting herself over for another visit. She'd need more time between that sort of encounter to have any hope of hanging onto her self-control and not acting like a terrified crecheling or something like that.


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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #9 on: January 29, 2017, 06:58:13 AM »
Seth did feel horrible. Grace was probably one of the more friendly flits she’d even met, but the Gold didn’t seem aware of her own size or, as Seth had said, personal space. She’d only really interacted with either Seth or O’sir, neither of which cared if Grace crawled all over them.

Carayia, however, had clearly panicked. Or at least been severely nervous.

It’s ok. She’s fine, he soothed into Seth’s mind.

Seth hoped it were true. She’d hate to think she’d ruined any potential… friendship?... because her flit had been overly curious about Tag. Was it Tag? Damn it, Seth couldn’t remember.

Sethunya stood there a moment, awkwardly holding onto Grace before she cleared her throat and suggested, “Should we continue on to the kitchens?” She’d understand if Carayia wanted nothing to do with her now. Grace, however, trilled at the mention of food. She wanted to go to the kitchens!
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #10 on: January 29, 2017, 07:37:29 AM »
Tag continued to watch the interactions clearly worried but the mention of the possibility of food was a sound and good distraction from focusing solely on Carayia and he echoed the happy sound coming from the larger gold "Yes, I still need to go" See! I told you it would be worth it. You were very brave, mine. I'm really glad" the small cheering section of her mind that the red dragon was in charge of organising and promoting was in full force today.

Carayia let out a slow breath. It was an effort but it helped to settle her rapid heartbeat "...does she do that often?" she asked carefully. Just in case she needed to brace for it again.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #11 on: January 29, 2017, 08:18:41 AM »
Sethunya held fast to Grace, who had taken renewed interest in Tag when the Brown chirped happily. Of course food sounded lovely! She smiled depreciatingly at Carayia. “Ah, well, yes. Usually to me or my weyrmate so… I… I didn’t think she’d pounce on someone else. But I guess she likes your brown?” Seth didn’t make her way toward the weyrhall, but more toward the kitchen. The workers there usually kept scraps and meat trimmings for flits that couldn’t be used for soup or jerky. Usually organs that people couldn’t eat or gristle. Definitely unappealing bits.

Seth was used to dealing with it now but when she’d first had to feed Grace, Seth had cringed.

She found the bowl on one of the storage shelves. The trimmings were usually lightly salted to preserve it. “Uhm, you wanna go sit in the storage area to feed them or…?” She didn’t want to stand in the way of the workers.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #12 on: January 29, 2017, 10:27:06 AM »
She shifted the weight of the brown, helping him settle more upon her shoulder and less leaning out towards the gold as the flits apparently settled on some kind of lovey-dovey moment.

Carayia could admit that under any other circumstances she would probably have found it endearing; just not while she was operating as the perch for Tag and his attempts at flirting I'm sure he'll come down, once the food is in front of him. See, I told you how wonderful you were - clearly the little gold agrees with me the sensation of smugness in the words from her dragon.

As well as the deep and abiding sense of his pleasure at her coming this far were like a warm and comforting blanket that she sincerely felt like she could wrap around her person.

Though not actually literally but it did rather feel like that. Just a little bit. Carayia honestly didn't know how she'd ever managed to cope without Vesith in her life But now you don't ever need to worry about it he added and sent the love and adoration he had always felt towards her own person "Your weyrmate? Oh...I should be pleased do you think? Well Tag should..." she suggested gently, still not at all confident about being truly happy.

"Sure, we can do that. Is that what you normally do?" she asked, perfectly happy to sit where ever she wouldn't end up being in the way in order to feed Tag his little meaty treats.


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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #13 on: February 03, 2017, 11:33:03 AM »
Sethunya nodded a little and indicated a back area of storage they could sit and feed their little monsters. Grace, now that she smelt food, was more interested in that then using Carayia as a perch. Not at this moment, anyways. Though Grace was still not an adult, she was as big as she was going to get and as adult as she’d get until her first mating flight. Not for another turn or so, Sethunya had been told.

Plenty of time for Tyrriath to grow up. Nearly the same time, really. Grace had still been so very young when Sethunya had impressed.

Now that they were in one of the dimmer lit areas, out of the way, where it was quiet, Sethunya wasn’t even sure what to say. She fed a couple pieces to Grace, who politely waited to be fed rather than pouncing on the bowl.

Could always ask how she got her flit, hm? he suggested.

Which sounded like a good idea. “How… uhm, how did you get Tag?” Sethunya hoped she got the name right.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #14 on: February 03, 2017, 11:42:09 PM »
She was concentrating on the business of feeding her flit, Tag wasn't exactly demanding but he was the sort to focus on food once it became available That is because he is even more of a bottomless stomach than I ever was; you know he isn't really that hungry not that the smaller flit would complain about it being available for the taking.

"Oh? I...well, I happened to get an egg from one of the other candidates. I was lucky it hatched and everything and it was ...good to distract me from some of what I was thinking. I was starting to believe they'd made a mistake Searching me at all" yes, Carayia could and would open up but usually not in the typically expected ways. She needed to be relaxed and distracted...like now "What about you and ummm Grace?" she probably wouldn't ever forget the flit's name after nearly being pinned to the ground with her enthusiastic greeting.

She clearly sees how wonderful you are spoke in that some determined way he had when insisting on her capabilities and qualities.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #15 on: February 07, 2017, 10:20:58 AM »
Grace was still a young, growing flit and when food was present, there was little more on her mind then filling her belly. Though she was as patient as any regal royalty, she was still hungry and let Sethunya know that the food was much appreciated. It actually brought a smile to her face, albeit a timid one. Fire lizards were infinitely easier than dragonets. Not that Sethunya would ever trade Tyrriath away, she just couldn’t help but admire how easy and relaxed Grace made her feel.

Sethunya glanced at Carayia when she explained how getting Tag made her feel. Of course she could relate – that was the entire reason O’sir had gotten Sethunya Grace. A reminder that she didn’t have to impress to be special. The similarities were so striking that Sethunya actually laughed a little. Then, so Carayia didn’t think Seth was laughing at her, she clarified. “That’s actually why my… weyrmate got me Grace. I’d been standing for, geez, nearly two turns? So I was going to step down, go back to the Smith Hall but I was sorta… Upset about the whole thing. He got me Grace, and I impressed Tyrriath the next clutch. I think… I think she helped me relax, distracted me, like you said.” Sethunya looked down at the not so little Queen in her lap, happily tearing into a chunk of organ like a tiny terror. “I’m thankful for both of them,” she added softly.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #16 on: February 08, 2017, 11:32:32 AM »
"I was thinking the same thing. I guess I just needed to wait for Vesith - not that I am sure sometimes how everyone feels about him. He is red..." she clarified that, looking up "I mean I always thought I'd just be a smith and that would be the end of it, but then...then Vesith came and it was immediately and utterly different. I'm just so..." she sighed and shrugged.

Carayia really didn't have the words for it all, she'd never been an eloquent speaker and Impression hadn't changed that. She was still the same woman she had always been.

You should be proud and more certain. You are amazing, remember that the cheer of support made her smile absently "Weyrmate...I..." Carayia blinked "I, ummm I'm glad for you" she had never been so blessed, she wasn't a prude but that didn't mean she had ever felt that emotional connection with someone but it made her curious about Sethunya and how it worked. Carayia couldn't imagine having that sort of relationship now.

Vesith needed her and that was far more important and where her focused currently resided.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2017, 05:35:58 PM »
Why Carayia didn’t seem familiar from the Smith hall, Sethunya couldn’t say. Maybe because they simply hadn’t run into one another? The Smith hall wasn’t exactly small like some of the others and Sethunya had largely interacted with her father and his friends.

That they really were so similar though – both having doubts, having to wait for their dragon, and having a flit to tide them over- was just… Well. Maybe there wasn’t cause to be so nervous around Carayia at all. A kindred spirit if nothing else.

When she seemed uncertain about how to feel that her dragon, Vesith, was Red, Sethunya felt an odd sense of protectiveness about the girl that she shared so much about. In no uncertain terms, Sethunya said, “I think the Reds, Vesith included, are just as amazing as all the other dragons. I’m sure he’ll be bound to surprise you just as Tyrriath surprises me, every day.” That and she was learning so much from him. Not just about dragons, but about herself too.

Sethunya actually reached out and lightly touched Carayia, offering the girl a smile. Finding confidence where she hadn’t before. “It can be overwhelming, yeah? But, ya know, we’ll be fine. If… If you need any help with anything, Tyrriath and I are here. I mean, we’re just learning too but still. We former Smiths need to stick together.”

As to her comment about her weyrmate, Sethunya actually laughed softly and offered Grace another bite of meat. “Ah, yeah. That was sort of an accident for me anyways. Our relationship is obviously on hold while I raise Tyrriath. He’s… he’s a brown rider too. Funny that, yeah?”
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2017, 09:20:16 AM »
It was like an echo of her life; or at least the life Carayia might have had if she was just a little more confident or self-assured. Qualities that seemed to be very much in abundance for the woman in front of her Nothing you can't do now. The past is past after all who was seemingly keen to be friendly and pleasant; something matched by the assurances from her beloved Vesith.

"Not everyone agrees about the reds or ...the blacks; though a lot of that is probably just the one black I guess. I hear rumours form time to time and everything" few of them could be described as good or nice but they were the opinions of others discussed in private - or as private as it got at times - Carayia wouldn't be tattling names to people. Added to which she was confident that Sethunya knew exactly what she was talking about; she didn't strike her as stupid or addled-headed.

Carayia smiled at her "I bet that sharding sucks more than a little?" she questioned. While she wasn't pressing for answers or even confirmation it would certainly seem that way if she a similar issue - which wasn't the case and while Carayia was confident wouldn't be on the cards.

"You don't need to tell me about it though" adding the last bit as she fed some more of the meat to her little man; well little when compared to the gold flit "Does that help? Him having a brown as well or does it make it harder? I guess he'd understand it all...kinda..."while she knew that her mind rambled sometimes it didn't make her less sincere when it was her curiosity or just a reflection of her general interest "But I'd like to have a friend here and I'm sure Vesith will love to have someone to be around as well...if you're sure that your brown won't mind?" she wanted it to work but felt nervous about pushing too hard or fast in assuming anything.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2017, 10:35:32 AM »
If anything, hearing that Carayia who was bonded to one of the new Reds had heard about the not so nice rumors trickling around had Sethunya’s temper flaring to life on the girl’s behalf. “It’s just a bunch of dimglows talking about things they don’t understand and don’t have anything to do with,” she said, matter-of-factly. While she’d never had a strong opinion of the Reds or Blacks herself, now that she was confronted with a former Smith being impressed to one it seemed… So important to Sethunya to let the girl know that no matter what, Sethunya accepted her. Maybe it was the craft they shared? All the similarities? Whatever it was, Sethunya would see to it that Carayia always had someone she could rely on even if they never became fast or close friends. “Try not to pay too much attention to what they’re saying,” Sethunya added, a little softer and with a smile.

Now that Grace was full, the Gold trilled her contentment and curled up on Sethunya’s lap. A nap was certainly in order now that her belly was full.

To say that it sucked they’d put their relationship on hold was, well, an understatement but it was so nice to have someone to just smile over it with. So she did. Sethunya grinned all the more before she nodded. “Yeah, it really does. I don’t mind talking about it, really. It helps.” Trying to keep everything inside was the painful part. “And… I think him having a Brown is good, but I’m trying not to think too hard about what that’ll mean for Flights. It makes Tyrriath ask uncomfortable questions.”

Only because you don’t answer me, the Brown remarked but he didn’t press the issue. He knew it distressed Sethunya and she was actually socializing. He didn’t want to ruin that.

“I promise you, neither of us will mind. Besides, it’d be… nice… to… uhm, have someone to work alongside with. When I used to work in the Smith Hall, I always worked with my father. I haven’t really gotten… close to anyone here. So. I sorta miss that companionship. Working with someone,” Sethunya explained, actually embarrassed as she explained herself.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #20 on: February 17, 2017, 01:29:28 AM »
Carayia nodded slowly. She couldn't fault or argue with that was being said and it was comforting to have someone who seemed to have so many similar qualities and opinions. They weren't identical but it was a good feeling; Carayia suspected that she would start questioning everything later on - she always did as soon as she was alone You aren't alone, mine. Though I would like to point out I was right; I told you it would be good to stick around the smooth intrusion and slight smugness of her dragon's voice had her smiling in an absent sort of way.

"I guess that will be tricky. I don't even know if Vesith...well; it probably wouldn't be the same thing anyway" Vesith hadn't actually expressed much interest in that sort of thing, Carayia was glad about it but she was also aware that he wasn't mature and he was so very new as well. Who knew what would happen? Carayia was pretty much working in the dark about what to expect.

Although she supposed that she wouldn't need to worry about him not surviving, after all his father was the first Black and he was doing just fine "I try not to let it worry me Sethunya. It hurts to hear sometimes; like you're not the same...you're less or something...." she shrugged. People looked at her oddly but she wouldn't let it be a problem. She wouldn't.

Vesith was far too important and wonderful for her to ever want to willingly let him not be a part of her life no matter what anyone else thought or believed "...what was it like when you Impressed a brown?" that must have had its own challenges. Women didn't really do that and Caryaia supposed that those who didn't fit in the traditional places might be willing to bend enough to welcome the new arrivals.

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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #21 on: February 17, 2017, 10:13:23 AM »
Sethunya glanced at the other woman when she fumbled around the idea of Flights. It made sense that Vesith, her Red, wouldn’t express any interest now. Both of their dragons were too young for them to even consider it, let alone… express any interest in another dragon. Or another person besides their bonded.

“I wouldn’t worry too much about all that,” Sethunya said, almost too simply. Mostly because she felt the same way. She had no idea what Flights would be like and suspected, regardless of the color of their dragon, it’d be an experience for both of them. She wasn’t particularly eager for it either.

Tyrriath chose not to remark on it so much because he already knew the topic made his bonded anxious.

“People tend to fear what they don’t understand,” she said, but didn’t really like it because it hardly excused some of the shitty things she’d heard. How the reds were malformed. Too small to be proper dragons. As if there were a size requirement. Or that their coloration spoke of an ill omen or how their violent hatching spoke of the violence they might bring to Pern. Sethunya had been on the receiving end of one of the little Red’s overexuberance and she didn’t hold it against them. “You have your dragon, and nothing anyone can say can take him away.” That, more than anything else, was the truth of it. “You’ll just have to prove them all wrong when you both end up amazing, hm?” Sethunya offered Carayia a comforting smile.

With Grace curled up but needing to go nowhere quickly, Sethunya remained seated. It was nice to… have someone to talk to. Going through the same things she was. “To be honest, I keep forgetting it’s sort of odd that I impressed a Brown because… being with Tyrriath just feels natural. I couldn’t imagine being with anyone else. If anyone has had a problem with it, no one has said anything to me.” Granted, they might’ve been too busy projecting their problems at the Reds.
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Re: Why shouldn't I just be myself? [ 29.03.2590, 7PM ] || Sethunya
« Reply #22 on: February 17, 2017, 11:35:13 AM »
"I guess us smith-girls aren't ones to sit around to be ordinary, hmm?" she remarked and smiled at Sethunya "...and yes, like you've been made whole. That is exactly how it feels to me when it comes to Vesith. It really and truly does" Carayia added and sighed fondly as she reached to feed one final piece of meat to her flit who chirruped happily as he swallowed it down.

Carayia shifted a little as Tag moved to settle off to one side, stretching his wings and then making a huffing noise at Grace to try and get her attention. He certainly wouldn't mind a gold looking in his direction for a while "Are you finished? We should get back before we end up getting punished for being out past curfew" she started to push herself up as she said as much. While she had never actually gotten into trouble that didn't mean she felt motivated to change any of this.

"Do you stay away from your...umm, you know..." she blushed again, mentally kicking herself at that being the case. Carayia wasn't really that bashful but she seemed to be acting like some blushing bride. Not that she'd ever have to worry about being sought as a wife; not now she had Vesith. And that was a good thing, it really was.

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