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 Staycation, SU:17 {Tigersilk/Boo}: G'len/Rayna
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 Posted: Jun 20 2017, 08:53 PM
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Zeuth reappeared from between high over the beach and circled in for a landing. Here we are, my friend, he trilled to Couineth, flying beside him. Just as I promised you, a beautiful place to hide and relax for a bit, the Bronze trilled to his dragonic companion. And not too far from home, either.

The beach in question was located on the other side of Dalibor's island, well within hearing distance of the Weyr itself, in case some emergency or other came up while they were gone. It had the white sands noted for this area of the island, plus the blue-greenish water invited any who came down there to come in for a swim. A good place to spend a day away from political troubles.

Given recent events - the death of a young Candidate at Couineth's latest Hatching several days ago, the execution of the eggstabbers and attempted murderer a few days ago - G'len felt that some time away was needed. For both himself and Rayna. A day of genuine rest did everyone good, in his estimation.

The Bronze landed on the beach, the morning light glinting off his oiled hide. Hurry up and get this stuff off me, MyBoy, he growled at G'len. I wish to go swimming and sunning without all this stuff on me. Zeuth was prancing around in place a bit, eager to get to the fun stuff. This load of picnic baskets and blankets and things was annoying him, even though it weighted nothing at all to the large beast.

"Calm down, your Majesty. First things first. You'll have all day for swimming and sunning, if no emergency pops up," G'len said, trying to keep his dragon under a bit of control. Turning towards his friend, he gave the Weyrwoman a small bow. "As requested, a place outside of the Weyr proper, but still close to home. This spot isn't on many of the fly-over routes, so we should be able to relax without anyone stumbling across us by 'accident'." And if they did, well, at least two of his flitters would be willing to chase the intruders away.

Once I get His Majesty here unloaded, we can set up a spot to sit and sun ourselves. Or, if you prefer," a devilish gleam in his eyes, "we can go exploring a bit first. Before the heat of the day hits." While the temperature was perfect right now, it promised to get warmer before too long.

"So which would you like to do first?"

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It had been a trying time. The child's family had been informed of the loss. Everything had happened so fast and yet the time seemed to drag on. Rayna smiled as she felt the wind whip through her hair, finally out of the Weyr and free to enjoy her time without being scrutinised. Free. A smile broke through the frown that she had previously held as Couineth circled down, following Zeuth.

G'len had stuck by her in spite of everything. Rayna sometimes wondered if those who rode the Kings were only kind to her because of the power they could stand to gain if Couineth chose them. G'len and Z'dyn both were different. P'ryt had been different. These men had all been her friends.

Fiiiiiinally. Couineth turned her head to look at Zeuth and landed on the ground, You have nooooo idea how annoying it has been to be stuck in the Weyr for so long. How I enjoy these little escapes of ours.
The gold reached over with her nose and bumped the bronze with a draconic laugh.
Perhaps someday Rayna and I will escape to a whole new planet where everything is just sunning, oiling, swimming and flying all day long.

Of course, she didn't really mean it. Couineth thought she might actually become rather bored if she were only to sun and fly all day long. Then again, they could do without Thread thank you very much.

"Oh I think an adventure would suit us just fine, right Couineth?"
Rayna was unloading some of the supplies they had brought with them and turned to G'len with her hands on her hips.
"Of course, only if you think we won't get lost."
The smile that she held was not entirely forced, she did enjoy his company and he had a way of making her forget her worries at least a little.

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G'len finished unloading Zeuth, putting the picnic supplies into a small pile. Two large-sized food baskets held several metal bowls, each covered with a tight fitted lid to keep tunnelsnakes and other pests from sampling their contents before the humans could. Two more baskets of the same size held assorted towels, for drying off and laying on later. Those, he was less worried about larger pests invading them. Nothing for them to eat, there. Only to hide, if that.

Once that chore was done, the Bronzerider looked around the landscape, searching for something in particular. "Ah there it is," spotting a little brook down the beach and pointing it out to Rayna. "Would you like to see what's upstream of that? We shouldn't get lost if we stay by it; we can follow it back when we're ready to return here." What was up there he didn't know, but now was as good a time to see as any.

Zeuth returned the Gold's nosebump. You should tell me the next time you feel trapped in the Weyr and need to escape. MyBoy and I can find interesting things for you and Yours to do. We can go hunting again, or go to a Gather on another continent, and see new things there.

The Bronze thought over the idea of another world for a moment. That sounds like it could be fun, he responded truthfully. New places to hunt and explore in, and possibly new people for Ours to talk to.. And if such a place was Thread-free, all the better.

Once he was free of his harness, Zeuth began walking towards the water. There is a pretty reef system out this way, if you want to come see it. Brother showed it to me and Mine turns ago, referring to his clutchmate Poseith. I have not returned here since he went between. I wonder if it has changed much since then, said as much to Couineth as to himself. Zeuth still missed his Iron brother, but could do nothing about it but remember him whenever possible. Who knew, perhaps they'd find each other again on the other side of between, and share their adventures again.

Would you like to go see it?

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Once everything was appropriately organised, Rayna brushed some of the sand from her clothes and turned to follow G'len as he pointed out one of the streams. She felt like this was one of those moments where she could just let go of everything she was and everything she worried about. To just take a moment for one day to step away from their work. She looked at the stream and nodded her head.
"We wouldn't want to get lost in the wilderness, afterall," the playful smirk on her face would show G'len that she was beginning to relax.

Rayna charged slightly ahead of G'len at first, picking up the pace all the while knowing that he would catch up to her shortly. As much as she tried to exercise, she knew she would likely not be as fit as the other rider. So she fully anticipated that he would catch up to her soon.

As he got closer she dipped the tip of her boot into the stream and turned to flick some of the water at him, hoping that she would get just a little on his face. It wasn't a particularly large stream after all.
"Perhaps getting lost wouldn't be so bad though."
Not out here... Well, not until thread fell anyway. No, she wasn't thinking about that now.

"I think we should play a game. We know one another quite well but out here, there's no one to listen to our words. A game where we must tell the absolute truth in the answer to a question. What do you think?"

The gold waggled her tail back and forth at Zeuth's words. She liked these moments. She could feel that Rayna felt much the same way. Rayna still had her doubts, her worries and thoughts but it was less that it had been recently. Couineth thought that it was better this way. Maybe one day when they were old they could choose to not be the leaders any more. To just step back and let someone else take control. That might be nice.

She turned her attention to Zeuth as he spoke in response to her suggestion. It would be a difficult task, but perhaps possible. He spoke of Poseith. Couineth remembered the iron and although she had not been close, she knew that Zeith and Poseith had known one another well.
I think the reef would be lovely.

The gold paused, thinking about what Zeuth had said.
You were very close with Poseith... Sometimes I wonder what happens, whether they are able to see us somehow. I heard of a story of shadows of some kind being left on the land here. One of the older weyrbrats was telling it to the younger ones. I believe in an attempt to frighten them... It made me wonder, though, what if they are able to see us here?

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"We wouldn't get lost out here; the Weyr wouldn't let us. If we're later than they like coming back, they'd just send out the whers to find us," G'len answered his friend cheerfully. Though how long 'long enough' would be to them, he had no real clue. Probably nowhere near as long as either of them might like, no doubt. "Assuming Couineth and Zeuth don't come looking for us first, that is,"

He didn't get too far behind Rayna during her little run; while he was far from the fittest rider in the Weyr, he wasn't a slouch in that department either. G'len liked having a trim, fit figure even at his age. His clothes fit better that way.

G'len laughed at Rayna's splashing him with a bit of water. It was good seeing his friend loosen up a bit and just enjoy being herself, without all the baggage and scrutiny that went with being The Senior Weyrwoman all the time. An escape from all that annoyance for a bit could only do her good in the long run. And in his case, occasional freedom from being The Wingleader, or The Weyrleader, or whatever title he had at any point in his dragonriding career only did him good; it let him recharge for a bit before returning to all the necessary chores such ranks demanded.

"Well, if we somehow get lost out here, I know enough survival skills to survive long enough to get back to the Weyr. Just walk until we hit a beach, then keep walking on that until we get back to the Weyr entrance. Or at least one of the villages on the shore." Admittedly it'd actually be more complicated than that, but that was the gist of what they could do to get unlost on this island they lived on.

G'len thought over Rayna's idea for a moment. "A risky game you wish to play, my friend. We could wind up not talking to each other ever again after it's over. Or else find ourselves having a roll in the furs. Or somewhere in between." He mused the implications over a few more moments, starting to walk upstream. On the other hand, there were a few things he wanted to know too, so maybe the risks would be worth the reward. "Do you want to start, or shall I?"

Meanwhile, Zeuth pondered Couineth's words. I..am not sure if they can or not, he admitted truthfully. I suppose it isn't beyond the realm of possibility for them to see us here. It is more likely they can see things we can't from here, like our past and what it holds for our future. MyBoy thinks that sometimes, when thinking about his lost mate and where she might be now. That the idea of meeting those he lost once again gave His some comfort went unsaid.

The Bronze waded into the water, starting the swim out to where the reef was at. What kind of shadows did the 'brat say were here? he asked his friend. Were they talking about those simply lost to old and and Thread, or of those lost to the kitchen fire and assassins from turns ago? Those two events were seared into both of the Bronzepair's memories, given it was their Weyrling class that had been targeted by the Palefolk, and their class that had been sent to the Healer Hall to bring help back to tend to the many injuries and dead the fire created.

Or were they referring to something else altogether?

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(Forget the PM I realised that this is not as cemented in a timeline as some other threads so we won't have to worry about getting confused)

Out here, amongst all the birds and trees she could almost forget about the worries of the Weyr. When she had been a Weyrling, Thread had not yet started falling and as much as they trained and learned their drills, Thread had been something in the distance. Something that they didn't have to worry about just at that moment. This, what they were doing at the moment, took her back to those days when she only had Couineth to worry about and her many tantrums. Whilst she never wanted to return to those days when she came back to a destroyed Weyr or weyrling room, they had been simpler times.
"That seems like a good plan, G'len," Rayna responded with a jokingly serious expression on her face, "If we get lost we will just wander until we find something."

She knew what he meant but she hoped he realised that she was just making fun of him. Rayna let out a laugh she had been suppressing and turned to walk a little further as G'len pondered her game suggestion. When he mentioned a roll in the furs she laughed and looked over her shoulder at him with a raised eyebrow.
"Oh is that all men think about?" Again she grinned, "I'll start. Something easy to start with, I don't want to scare you off after all. You grew up in a caravan, did you like it?"

As she said, it was an easy question. One that he shouldn't have had much trouble answering. Rayna knew a few things about his past but sometimes she wondered how he felt about parts of his life. She had always been driven, taken steps to be Searched. For Rayna it had been her one goal in life and she'd not looked back. Rayna was certainly not a family person. Each season she sent a letter home to her family with some information about what was happening in her life.

Whilst Hers was having a less serious discussion, Couineth was pondering the meaning of life with Zeuth. Sometimes she thought about the way Hemetath had gone Between. Perhaps there was a place Between where they could stay safely at length. Maybe they could see Pern.
I think they were speaking of any who were lost. That they hover around in an existence that we cannot see. Couineth shuddered involuntarily, The assassins were frightening. I do believe the candidates mentioned some of those who passed away in that scenario too. I know that they were trying to frighten the young ones but... Specifically they said the shadow of Perbiath's roams the Weyr and is followed by the shadow of Kalith's...
What if they were not far from the truth? Maybe not that specifically but maybe there were ways that they could exist.

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"You mean women don't?" G'len shot back, grinning. He was truly starting to relax out here, well away from the pressures of his life as one of the Weyr's leaders. Be more of himself in a sense, where people didn't always expect him to be all serious and make their decisions for them.

"I shall have to tell you some dirty stories and ballads sometime, then. Get you to thinking dirty and impure thoughts more often; that's always good for the soul I've often found.” He playfully smirked and waggled his eyebrows at his friend. If she was willing to hear those stories, he was more than happy to tell them to her. “Unless you think it'd scandalize Couineth too much."

He thought on Rayna's question for a moment. "I did, actually. It was far more my element than the Hold life I was born into. Always something new to see, new people to meet, new places to explore almost every day. And then moving on before we've outstayed our welcome in any one place." It was also a life he missed, more than he often let on. Especially when he realized that he'd spent almost half his life in one place once he Impressed.

And so long as he was able to leave the Weyr and go explore when he needed to, he'd very likely stay at Dalibor for a long time to come. Mainly because he strongly suspected that he'd not be allowed any such exploration time if he lived at any other Weyr, if certain things he'd been told about the life of the higher-ranking colors in the Northern Weyrs was true.

"Now your question. You were Searched by Fort Weyr, weren't you? And lived there for a time before transferring out to here. Given the choice, where would you prefer to live? Here or there? Assume Couineth would’ve found you in either Weyr.” While G’len didn't know the exact reasons Rayna left Fort for here, he still recalled the now-late Fort Senior’s little dig about how his friend was found “unworthy” of bonding to their dragons. Did that still sting her, if it ever did, he wondered.

Zeuth thought over Couineth’s comments while continuing the swim away from the island. I do not know if the shades really can appear to living people like they were still alive or not, he answered her thoughtfully. But while MyBoy and I were Senior, the story went around that Perbiath’s still wandered around our weyr, the one that His once lived in. Some decided to try and catch a glimpse of him by entering our weyr uninvited. Mine was not happy about those fools. I assume they still invade that weyr even now, when no-one is living in it.

But all that raises the question of why the shades stay here, instead of moving on. And why Perbiath’s roams the Weyr, instead of his home Hold. Wouldn’t he care more for them than us?. Based on what Zeuth understood of D’lios’ motives, Western should have been his haunting spot, not Dalibor. Then again, humans could be strange about the weirdest things, unlike the more sensible dragons that choose to give them some sanity to their strangeness.

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