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Apologies for Lateness
Fri May 12, 2006 4:31pm
24.7.158.162 (XFF: 80.235.42.23)

(OOC: sorry about writing the introduction here, but I felt that since I am late in writing this then she should also be late in getting there. I hope you are not to hard on her for being late, but that’s up to you now isn’t it.)

She had been rushing for the past two weeks trying to figure out this White Tower. Lessons, Chores, and getting lost every day took up most of her time. Sarina had been getting up earlier and earlier just to be able to find where she was suppose to be. The forest had never been so confusing. If there was somewhere she needed to go she could find it by watching the position of the sun during the day, or the stars at night. The Tower had no such luxury, one simply had to know where they were going. The most that she had been able to figure out was the location of the Kitchens and the Library, so if she got lost she knew how to find her way back to any of these two places.

This morning was little different than others except for one thing her lateness was not her fault. Normally she simply allowed her brown hair to do whatever it willed; whether it be, curling around her tanned face, or simply being sticking out in every direction. Content with this look she had left her quarters trying to find the Southern Gardens when she bumped into an Aes Sedai. An awkward curtsy was given along with a lecture about Novices rushing around all over the place. It was finished off with a suggestion for her to comb her hair. Sarina took many suggestions by Aes Sedai to be the same as commands. Accepted Medaea had helped to instill in her from the first day that Aes Sedai and Accepted were to be obeyed quickly and surely. So as it was she spent the extra hour she had allowed herself to find the Southern Gardens trying to find a brush she could use.

The brush appeared awkward in her calloused hands and it was an uncomfortable feeling running the thick brush through her brown tresses. By the end of the episode she was quite frustrated and it reflected in her eyes which had gone from their normal green to a deep brown almost approaching black. Sarina did not notice it, but the change in her eyes, even with the tidy hair made her appear somewhat villainous. Clutching the dress she wore she hiked the skirts up to her knees and ran South. She was unable to tell which corridor to turn at, but South was easy enough to figure out.

So it was that she came by the third story trellis window looking over the Southern Gardens. There was already a good sized crowed of Novices out there and Sarina could just make out the face of the Accepted running the class. Afraid that she would become lost again if she tried to find the way down to the gardens she would never get there she looked down out of the window and noticed the wall was covered with thick layers of ivy. Not the poisonous variety which grows in the forest but the climbing vines. Sarina took a few experimental tugs on the vines to make sure they would support her weight, and then she climbed out the window and down the vines to the ground.

Sarina did not know if anyone had noticed her, but she quickly brushed a few leaves of ivy off of her dress and walked toward the gaggle of Novices. The class had already started she heard Accepted Alain say, “For the first part of this lesson, each of you will be placed before a rosebush. We've chosen roses because, although they are somewhat delicate of a flower, they're still incredibly hardy plants that can take a lot of abuse—put them into too much sun and they'll curl back on themselves in protection, deny them water and their roots will drill deeper into the ground for the moister soil. This makes them ideal for you to learn how to use the One Power to encourage them”

Sarina did not want to interrupt so she waited for them to tell everyone to begin before she came up to both Accepted Medaea and Accepted Alain and gave the same awkward curtsy, “Please accept my apologies Accepted. I did not mean to be late and I hope that I may still join the lesson.” Sarina felt like a heel for coming in late like this and probably disappointing the Accepted, but there was nothing else she could do.


(OOC: E-mail me if you are going to write a response to this, because if not I’ll just have her start the lesson; she did hear and see everything about the lesson. She just wasn’t there at the very beginning to introduce herself to everyone else)

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