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Author Topic: Private Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita  (Read 1165 times)

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Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« on: August 25, 2017, 11:35:52 PM »
Does this mean we won’t have to use that buckle that slips anymore?

//Ideally.// As she stepped into the tunnels that led to the Crafter workshops, Finna pulled off her leather riding gloves and shoved them into the pocket of her jacket. //The Smiths said they should be done by now, anyway.// Warmer as it was inside the Weyr rather than out, her gear felt far too hot to stay all done up proper—so her jacket itself was next, unbuttoned and then shrugged out of so that she could hook it over one hand and shoulder. Underneath, she wore little more than a thin white shirt; on a bustier person, it might have seemed almost even too scandalous for a rider. But with a small chest further compressed by a wrap, there was little danger of it looking fully improper.

Good. Kimisuth had already retreated to their weyr ledge, fully intending to recline there while Finna retrieved the new set of strap buckles and then had dinner—and maybe even a bath. I keep feeling like you’re going to slide off during drills. It’s distracting.

His rider snorted a laugh as she walked. //Faranth forbid I distract you.// Her Blue would know better than to think she seriously thought he wasn’t concerned for her well-being. Nevertheless, Kimi still huffed. You’re insufferable.

Fortunately, the trip to the Smith caverns wasn’t a long one, past the main entrance to the tunnels around the Weyr Hall and ranked rider offices. Stepping into the hotter, almost sweltering temperature of the forge-heated workshops, Finna knocked on the stone around the doorway and addressed the closest Smith—a cute younger woman with dark hair. “I’m here to pick up some buckles for riding straps? I put in an order a few days ago.”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2017, 11:52:23 PM »
Most of the other smiths had already left the crafting cave. It was hot, even this late in the evening, and no one wanted to bother. At least, no one that didn’t have to. A couple of apprentices, Gavita included, were left with a smattering of orders to fulfill and clean up duty. Senior apprentices were lucky that that. No more classes to tend to, no more class work, just chores.

Blue was snoring contentedly next to a forge, soaking up all the excess heat like it wasn’t a sweltering mess of ‘too much’ and ‘sticky hot’. It made Gavita smile as she gathered up the buckles she’d been working on. Simple things, really, but they made the weyr function. Nearly always needed too. Between that and other various parts to riding gear.

Gavita was dressed down in a simple tanktop that left her lightly scarred arms bare, but the glow light didn’t exactly bright them out. Nor did she overly mind. She’d not realized anyone had entered until Blue stood and nudged her thigh, then grunted.

Gavita blinked before she actually processed that words had been spoken. Right. Running a dirty hand through her already sweaty, mussed hair she looked around for the basket of buckles she’d just moved off of her workspace. Wasn’t that how it usually played out? But before she went off just handing things out, Gavita gestured toward a small desk – the office area of the cavern. “Just gotta check off your order so they know you came to pick it up, ya?”

Blue nudged at her thigh again, nearly making her leg give out. Gavita gave him an affectionate, but solid, thump on the shoulder to shove him off of her before making her way to the small desk. It was set apart from the workspaces and, ideally, quieter. Certainly not cooler. Reflexively looking over the Rider because, well Gavita couldn’t help herself when she saw an attractive lady, she then looked to the tablet of orders. “What was your name?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2017, 12:05:26 AM »
As long as she’d been a rider, Finna had long gotten over any shame she might have felt in eying up someone she found attractive. It wasn’t outright staring of course, since that was just rude, but she could certainly appreciate someone like this Smith. There was a certain set to her jaw, and a musculature to her arms that was, well… damn attractive. Surely, the latter had to be a result of working at her Craft all day, whatever her specific specialty happened to be. And the longer the Blue rider looked at her, the initial impression of cuteness she’d gotten from her was sliding into the realm of ‘quite pretty’, at least in her opinion. Maybe with a certain roughness around the edges, but that just made her seem all the more grounded.

Kimisuth huffed in her head again, but this time it was even more openly amused. See something you like?

//You could say that.// Grinning faintly, Finna waved a hand in acknowledgement of the questions. “Yeah, of course. Gotta keep track of your orders and all.” Shifting some, she adjusted the way her jacket lay against her back from where it was hooked over the fingers of her other hand. “My name’s Finna. Might be down as Finnmaghaine, though no one really uses that if they don’t have to.”

Especially not when they needed to save space on a tablet, probably.

And then, because she couldn’t resist, she grinned a bit wider and ventured, “What’s yours?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2017, 12:13:27 AM »
Gavita scanned down the list of active orders on the tablet, though she let out a soft, appreciative whistle at the name ‘Finnmaghaine’. Even glanced at the Rider. “Now that’s a name,” she remarked with a playful quirk of her lips. Sure enough, on the list, was ‘Finna’. No way the longer name would’ve fit in the space provided.

Gavita  made her own mark beside the order so the Journeyman reviewing it would know she’d been the one to fulfill it. “No problem at all. Your buckles are over here.”  She hadn’t noticed Finna look her over – mostly because Gavita was oblivious to that sort of thing. The Smith shoved past Blue who was well meaning but in the way, looking at Finna curiously and thrumming. But he moved at Gavita’s insistent shove and shuffled over to the work space – and the basket on top. “My name is Gavita,” she finally answered, half smile still in place. “Now… the whole basket obviously isn’t yours, but what you ordered is here.” She took out the select few for Finna’s order and set them on the smooth stone table. “There you are. Was there anything else?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2017, 12:25:16 AM »
“It sure is, isn’t it? I think my parents were a little over-ambitious that anyone would remember it, much less be able to pronounce it.” People had been calling her Finna for most of her life—which had made it all the more laughable when Kimisuth hadn’t officially shortened her name into any sort of honorific. I like how it sounds, he grumbled, as yet another reminder of why he hadn’t done so in the first place. Not that it had stopped his rider from continuing to go by Finna to almost everyone else.

“Gavita? That’s pretty.” She wasn’t quite openly flirting now, but that slight smile around the other woman’s mouth was rapidly convincing her that she should be. After all, life was far too short and unpredictable not to be friends with as many pretty women as possible. And this one certainly fit that description.

Listening to Gavita as she selected the specific buckles for her order, she nodded and picked them up, hefting them in her hand. The work looked good, and the Smiths had never disappointed her before—so she saw no reason to make insulting gestures like inspect them openly. The Crafters here knew how important it was that riders had dependable pieces for their straps. “Thanks. And no, as far as work orders that’s it.” More slyly then, she smirked a bit at Gavita. “But if you’re going to be done soon, pretty one, maybe we could grab dinner. You know, talk over some food?”

It was a longshot, maybe, but there was no fun in not gambling to win. 

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2017, 12:43:52 AM »
Gavita chuckled softly and tested the name once more, just to make sure she got it right. “Finnmaghaine, you say? Do you prefer Finna or the whole thing?” Idle curiosity, of course. And small talk.  Not many wanted to linger in the sweltering heat but if the Rider wasn’t so keen to run off, then Gavita wasn’t going to chase her away.

Blue continued to nose at Finna, not quite touching her but sniffing at her. Just as interested as his bonded.

What did catch Gavita off guard was the invitation to dinner. She felt her already flushed face darken some and she looked around, as though Finna could’ve been talking to someone else by mistake. “Ah. Really? Me? Oh. Well. I mean.” Gavita even glanced down at Blue, as though asking the wher if it was a good idea.

He promptly nudged at her thigh with his snout.

“Erm. I mean, I’m a bit sweaty and all from work so I should probably rinse myself off first…” She wasn’t saying no…

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2017, 12:58:10 AM »
Smiling as she realized that the bright Blue wher was sniffing at her, Finna shifted to tuck her coat under her arm instead, freeing up one hand to reach down and offer him her fingers. Gavita didn’t seem concerned that he seemed interested in her, so she saw no reason to be afraid. People with whers were generally more careful about how the creatures acted around other people if they were prone to act grouchy or be snappy. And since she was a stranger essentially invading the space of the Smith caverns, she’d not deny him a chance to get a better feel for her.

“Mostly Finna. It’s just easier than expecting people to use the whole thing.” A sentiment which was followed up with another easy smile. “My dragon, Kimisuth, is really the only person who uses it anymore.”

The answer to her question about dinner, though, had the Blue rider laughing in good humor. “Yes, you. And I certainly don’t mind if you are. Price of a hard day’s work, yeah? I’m sure I am after Wing duties and drills too.” But her expression turned more sly again. “Though if you want to visit the Bathing Springs first, I won’t complain about that either.”

Don’t you think you’re being a little forward considering she’s a Crafter? Not that Kimisuth actually thought he could sway Finna once she was set on flirting with someone. Until they turned her down or otherwise expressed that they weren’t interested, she tended to be rather persistent.

//Nah, a little forwardness keeps them on their toes.//

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2017, 01:17:52 AM »
Blue was a very well behaved wher at the best of times. Beyond that, he was also a friendly wher. He sniffed at Finna’s fingers and thrummed happily that she’d introduced herself in such a way. His good behavior earned him an absent pat on the head from his handler.

Gavita ran her hand through her sweaty hair again, a bit embarrassed at the state of herself now that someone was expressing such interest. A bath certainly sounded appealing, for obvious reasons. Dinner with the Rider also did.

She shifted from one foot to the other before nodding a little. “Yeah, perhaps a quick rinse off would be good…” she began, once again reflexively looking the Rider over. Going to the baths with Finna would be terribly impulsive, wildly off kilter, and infinitely more forward than Gavita generally was. She even self consciously glanced around to see if any of the other Smiths were around, to notice that she was being paid particular attention by a rider. A female Rider.

They were in a weyr, and no one would really care, but Gavita was quite a private person. Her face flushed somewhat, she nodded a little before gesturing some. “A quick rinse and maybe something to eat, hm?” she murmured.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2017, 01:27:10 AM »
Gavita did seem a little uncomfortable, but if Finna was any accurate judge, it was out of embarrassment and shyness rather than actual reluctance. All of that was something she could work with. There was something particularly wicked and satisfying both about being able to coax someone usually straight-laced into being a little more adventurous. And if that was the case with Gavita, all the better. It would be nice to have a bit of fun with her to close out a hot and tiring day.

“I think that sounds great.” Grinning again, Finna actually winked at her, pleased that the other woman had accepted her invitation. “Good excuse to escape some of the heat, hm? Maybe we can snag one of the cooler pools if we’re lucky.” Maybe trying to get Gavita into a private pool was pushing a little too far right away—but it was always difficult to judge with non-riders. Some of them embraced the open ease of the weyr more readily than others, and outward appearances weren’t always a good indicator. Despite her current evidence of shyness, Gavita could be a bit more forward too when they were alone. Only time would tell.

But that borderline nervous glance around didn’t go unnoticed, so though Finna was sorely tempted to link her arm with the Smith’s, she restrained herself. Just. Which earned a dry, How thoughtful of you, from her dragon. Which she pointedly ignored.

Instead, she beckoned to Gavita and half turned toward the door. “Shall we? Or is there something you need to finish up first?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2017, 01:40:41 AM »
Blue thrummed all the more at the feeling of amused embarrassment from his handler. When she started cleaning up her workspace, he literally pushed past her and Finna so he could lay in the tunnel just outside the Smith cavern. Waiting patiently like a good wher.

“Just a moment,” Gavita answered. Stuffing her tools in the box beneath her work station, and the extra buckles. The forge near her would go out on its own if another apprentice didn’t need it so it was just her tools she needed boxed up and stored away, which she hefted in the box and moved over to a shelf in the back that someone would have to go hunting for. While it was highly unlikely someone would steal from the Smiths, putting everything toward the back and in marked boxes would make it more difficult and obvious if something did go missing.

That and all the important things were always locked up by journeyman.

It took Gavita all of a handful of moments to put her things away before she was back, looking Finna over again as she gestured for her to lead the way out of the Smith cave. “You said your dragon’s name was Kimisuth? What color…?” She was trying to make herself feel less awkward about the fact she’d just accepted an invitation to bathe together with a stranger, but so long as no one was really aware she was doing it… well, Gavita could indulge every now and then. Especially since she’d not hooked up with anyone in… awhile.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2017, 10:46:11 AM »
Finna nodded, content to wait, when Gavita expressed that she needed a moment. With her Wing duties done for the day, the Blue rider wasn’t in a real hurry to go anywhere. There would still be food for dinner in the Weyr Hall, regardless of what time they actually made it there, and it wasn’t as though the Bathing Springs closed at some point during the night. So whatever the Smith needed to take care of before they left, it was no reason to be concerned. Instead, she hummed faintly at the woman’s wher as he passed them to wait outside the entrance to the Smith caves.

And as Gavita took the time to put her tools away in their proper place, Finna didn’t even bother to mask her interest. She moved with a certain purpose, perfectly at ease in the space despite the fact that Finna had thrown her for a loop. No matter that she had a bit of grime on her face and in her hair, her confidence in familiar surroundings was alluring.

When she was done, Finna moved to lead her out of the caverns and into the tunnels that would connect to those leading down to the Bathing Springs. “Blue.” Which was accompanied by a grin. “Best one, if you ask me.” She couldn’t resist a bit of teasing, though it wasn’t wholly untruthful either. And if the behavior she’d seen so far from Gavita’s wher was any indication, he was as laid back as many of the Blue dragons that she and Kimisuth knew.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #11 on: September 02, 2017, 12:40:19 AM »
Gavita fell in step just slightly behind the Rider. So if they did pass anyone she knew, it didn’t look like she was walking expressly with the Rider. Maybe just going in the same direction. Idly chatting. It wasn’t exactly a conscious action, but yet another thing Gavita just did to be careful. Though she lived in the weyr, her family wasn’t that sort and she was still… not that open about what she did and with who.

Stranger or otherwise.

When they left the Smith cavern, Blue grunted and rose to his feet. Happy to lead the way since he knew where they were going – to Gavita’s room so she could collect something clean to wear. It’d not make much sense to rinse off and only put on dirty clothes. When they came to a split in the tunnels, she actually lightly grabbed ahold of Finna’s wrist to indicate they should take the tunnel toward her room. “Ah, just… want to grab something clean to wear after… if you don’t mind,” she said by way of explanation.

That Finna rode a Blue was actually amusing. Blues seemed to be a thing in Gavita’s life. She rather liked them – or at least Blue, if he was a representation of the color. Laid back, eager to do things. Now that the minor awkward moment of directing the Rider toward her room had passed, Gavita filled it with, “I’m rather fond of the color too, though I can’t say how similar wher and dragon are. I’m not… well, for as much as I’ve lived in a weyr, I really don’t know much about dragons. Too much time in tunnels, I guess.” She smiled apologetically at Finna, embarrassed because that was quite the truth. Gavita knew… very, very little about the weyr at large or even what was going on politically.

When the other crafters started in on that stuff, Gavita went to work. She just didn’t have a mind for that sort of thing. Not for a lack of care, it was just so… complicated, she just didn’t get it.


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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 10:55:50 PM »
However the other woman wanted to walk where they were going, Finna didn’t mind—though it did amuse her a bit that Gavita fell in step behind her. So it was all the more a pleasant surprise when she felt that firm hand on her wrist, which made her turn to the Smith with another smile quirking around her mouth. “I don’t mind at all.” Soon enough, those fingers were slipping away from her skin again, but the phantom pressure of them lingered, and Finna had to repress the urge to run her own hand over the place where Gavita had touched her.

Ideally, there would be more of that before the night was over.

“Some basic things about the color’s personality seems consistent regardless of species.” So she had observed in dragon, wher, and fire lizard alike. She gestured toward the woman’s wher as he led them through the tunnels to where Gavita’s personal rooms were. “He seems relaxed, anyway. Though I’d imagine he’s a little less mischievous than some Blues, Kimisuth included.” Her dragon had a habit of being a bit of a jokester, which suited her just fine. Even among the same color there were variations, of course.

But even before she’d Impressed one, Blue had been her favorite. Anything else seemed too intense, too rule-bound, too mercurial. Kimi suited Finna perfectly, just as Gavita’s wher seemed to suit her too.

The rider did find it curious that the other woman didn’t know much about dragons, by her own account. “I suppose if you don’t deal with them day in and out, that makes sense.” And then, because she couldn’t help herself, she teased a little:  “Or are you steering clear of riders because we’re notorious troublemakers?” Without knowing anything about Gavita’s family history, it was hard to say whether she was from Holder or Weyrfolk stock. But if she didn’t know much about dragons, Finna would guess the former.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 11:11:42 PM »
Gavita’s room wasn’t far, thankfully. The crafter’s caves and their rooms were intentionally close – or as close as both the miners and smiths had been able to make them with the natural caves and tunnels in the mountain. She passed several cloth covered doorways, each marked with chalk numbers in the stone next to it and small glows to light the way, before she pushed the cloth aside for her own. Because Gavita was single, the space that was carved out for her was small.

Just big enough for her and a wher. Blue nosed past the curtain and to the space in the room that was  for him. While he knew that they wouldn’t be staying, he sat in ‘his’ spot and watched Gavita expectantly. Not impatiently or even overly curious. He knew exactly what was going on. Nor was he bothered by Finna’s presence.

Whatever was fine with Gavita was fine with him.

While she was a bit anxious at having the Rider see the inside of her tiny room that housed just a chest, a bed, and some shelved personal effects, Gavita didn’t linger. She grabbed some clean clothes and promptly walked back out. Blue hauled himself up and lumbered after her.

Only after they were clear of her room did Gavita find the words to answer, long when Finna might’ve thought she’d decided not to answer. “That’s not it at all,” she answered, flashing Finna the ghost of a smile. “Though I’ve always heard the worst of Riders.” Was she now teasing Finna? “Flying off with Holders only to return them defiled. I’m sure that was the second concern of the Pass – the first being Thread of course. I’ve heard it told that Southern Winds is all just an elaborate trap to get us all in one place just for such a purpose.”

Gavita wished the last thing she’d said was something she’d actually made up and not something some Holders really thought. But it was funny.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #14 on: January 21, 2018, 02:15:56 PM »
Leaning against the wall outside the doorway to Gavita’s room, Finna was content to wait. With responsibilities done for the day, there was no reason they couldn’t spend a little more time just enjoying themselves—which she fully intended to do. She hoped that the Smith would be amenable to spending it together, but so be it if not. Finna would hardly press for more if the other woman made it clear she wasn’t interested. Either way, maybe she’d at the very least make a new friend.

Nor was she overly concerned with what lay in the room beyond. It wasn’t her space, and curious though she might be, Finna wasn’t going to intrude upon Gavita’s privacy if not invited. So she just drummed her fingers absently against her own arm, giving up the question as lost long before the Smith actually gave an answer.

Charitable as she was with regard to other people, Finnmaghaine very much wanted to believe that there weren’t Holders who believed the exact thing Gavita mentioned. It seemed like a bizarre sort of ignorance to her, that anyone would think riders like herself had such nefarious intentions. Their ways of life might be different, sure, but that didn’t make one more reprehensible than the other. Or maybe she’d just been part of the Weyr long enough that she’d long ago forgotten what it had been like to be a Holder once upon a time.

Had O’sir and M’rek forgotten too? The Bronzer no doubt remembered it at least some, given he had surviving family that still hailed from Holder stock.

Those musings cast aside, though, Finna just laughed. “You must not be someone who thinks such things,” she teased back, a smile reaching up to twinkle in her eyes too. “Else I don’t think you’d have agreed to go to dinner with me, hmm?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #15 on: July 13, 2018, 09:00:03 PM »
Gavita chuckled a little as she walked with the Rider, her pace relaxed. The end of the day was the time to socialize and relax. She rather liked the Rider so far, too.

At the follow-up question, she shrugged a shoulder and glanced at Finna. “Or that’s the very reason.” All to be playful. Of course they were going to stop by the hot springs first. The tunnels leading down to them were humid and glistening around the glows. It was warm and muggy, but Gavita always thought it felt good. The signal to the end of a day, her body already subconsciously relaxing.

Once they were there, Gavita simply stepped into the large public pool area so she could quickly undress. A nice scrub down before they actually had some food. While Gavita might be a crafter, she didn’t mind taking her clothes off in front of the Rider. Not when it was just for a quick bath. Nothing more.

Right?

So she intentionally kept her eyes to herself and climbed into the public pool, where they certainly weren’t alone, to quickly scrub down.

Blue, like a good wher, remained in the tunnels beyond. He knew better than to go gallivanting around in the bathing pools.
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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #16 on: July 23, 2018, 05:09:59 PM »
That sense of playfulness had Finna smiling again—it seemed she’d lucked out in that regard. A stuffier Holder sort would have been aghast at the conversation in the first place, and it had been a gamble initially since she didn’t know Gavita’s background. But since she seemed to have a sense of humor, it seemed to the Blue rider that they would continue to get along. “I suppose only time will tell which it is,” she mused, likewise teasing as they entered the Bathing Springs.

Finna had long since stopped being skin shy or embarrassed about nudity, so she wasted no time in stripping out of her riding leathers and underclothes. That they were going to be bathing in the public pool wasn’t exactly what she’d had in mind, but she knew when not to push. Maybe later, if they got to know each other better, and Gavita was receptive to the kind of attention that Finnmaghaine hoped she was, she could lure her to one of the private ones instead.

For now, she was content to slide into the water. Though she couldn’t avoid looking a little, it was at least subtle rather than outright lascivious. And she did keep her eyes firmly on Gavita’s face as she gestured past her to the little pot of soapsand. “Could you hand me that?”

Once nice thing, she’d learned a long time ago, about having well-trained flits, was that she often didn’t have to return to her weyr to get a change of clothes. Directed by a familiar command she relayed to them, Lagoon and Bayou appeared in short order with a fresh set of garments she’d left out on top of her trunk. It wasn’t quite a daily ritual, but it was well-practiced by now, and so was their return trip with her leathers and dirty clothes once they’d dropped the others off.

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2018, 02:18:57 AM »
While Gavita didn’t mind having a bit of fun now and then, she was usually quite secretive and rather private about her dalliances. She might be eyeing Finna with interest, but she wasn’t going to be dragging her into a public place. Not when such things might make their way back to her family. They weyr at large wouldn’t care, but Gavita’s family would.

And that mattered to her.

So, public pools so they’d mindfully keep their hands to themselves. Gavita smiled a little as she passed the soap to Finna and maybe she did look the Blue Rider over. Finna was quite a sight. But she didn’t leer and mindfully turned to washing herself. She didn’t want to take long, not when it was rather torturous to just linger with Finna, and it’d be easier to skip off to dinner.

Gavita dunked herself and scrubbed her hair, thankful not for the first time that it was short and easy to wash. When she was done, she sat for a moment and soaked in the water, stretching out her legs and tried not to make it too obvious she was watching Finna. “Besides whisking people off to the baths, what do you enjoy doing?”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #18 on: February 01, 2019, 10:01:26 AM »
As much as she might have wanted them to, Finna didn’t allow her fingers to linger on Gavita’s when the other woman passed the soapsand. Attracted to her though she was, she still had self-restraint and a sense of respect. So in her propriety, rare though it was, of not outright staring at the Smith, she didn’t notice that Gavita was having just as much of a difficult time not watching her in return. Instead, she was focused on scrubbing off the work of the day and rinsing it all away as her muscles eased their tension in the warm water.

Surfacing after dunking her own short hair to rid it of the soap, Finna wiped some of the water out of her eyes and smiled some while she considered the question. “All things to do with water,” she answered with a bit of a grin. “So I guess whisking people off to the baths counts? But I’ve always loved swimming, fishing… and boats. I regret sometimes I was born too late in the Pass to go sailing.”

It was lucky she was fond of those things, she reflected, given that they had become the bulk of Beach’s duties. Even if it did frequently make her wistful and nostalgic for both her parents and her brother. At least she felt like she was honoring their memory by participating in their Craft how she could.

Shaking off that more melancholy train of thought, she tilted her head slightly at Gavita. “What about you?”
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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #19 on: February 01, 2019, 10:11:47 PM »
It surprised Gavita to hear that Finna’s answer did not include her dragon – then she immediately felt a bit of shame for it. Just because Gavita was a Smith didn’t mean that all of her extra activities involved such a thing, so why would all of Finna’s life involve everything to do with her dragon? Not to say that the Blue Dragon wasn’t important, of that the Smith had no doubt, but Finna was still a person, who likely had interests outside sitting on the Blue.

Her cheeks colored some and a self depreciating smile etched across her face, but she didn’t admit her mistake aloud. Instead, she watched the water around them. “They don’t let you riders on the fisher ships” she teased before shrugging a shoulder. “I haven’t had much of a chance for fun, if you’d believe it. Besides the few events the Weyr has thrown together, or the couple of social celebrations in the crafts, I’m usually working.”

It sounded lame coming from Gavita, but it was the hard truth. A smile did quirk at the corner of her mouth after a moment though, and she felt compelled to add, “I do like telling stories, though. Made them up for my younger brothers when they were growing up. Silly stuff, like talking flits, shadow monsters. Things that don’t exist, but they’d fight in the tunnels or the like. Ya know, things they could enjoy while they were kids before the world gets all serious.”

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Re: Impromptu Dinner Date [ 22.01.2590 / 7:10 PM ] || Gavita
« Reply #20 on: April 04, 2019, 08:25:27 PM »
“They really don’t,” she agreed with a chuckle. “I grew up in the Fishercraft, but by then all the big ships were basically unusable.” Getting them out to sea and back during constant Threadfall was just too dangerous, especially when the dragon riders were spread thin. Protecting the handful of rowboats that had ventured outside of Tillek had already cost lives, but been judged worth it since those on Pern still needed food… She couldn’t imagine just how much higher the death toll would have been if they’d been asked to accompany ships into deeper waters for longer periods and the hope of bigger hauls.

She did smile a bit playfully then. “I think that means you need some Blue Rider to come along and get you into some fun.” The implication that it might be her was clear. And though she wasn’t sure how Gavita might feel about such a thing, Finna just couldn’t help herself. She got along well enough with most people, so she saw no reason that the two of them might not end up friends with more time together. Gavita had already accepted her invitation this time, after all.

The mention of stories did catch her attention even more. She had no flair for them herself, but they had been one of her favorite things from her childhood—listening to the older Fisherman tell tall tales of huge catches or dragons that swam instead of flew and lived beneath the surface of the waves. Even of shipfish, though she knew that they had existed once and weren’t wholly a myth. “A storyteller, huh? Do you still tell them?”

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