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A new experience
Mon May 22, 2006 5:53am
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Teiran made sure that his face was completely straight as he walked past a Novice who seemed to be having some problems with the lunch. The boy's face had already turned slightly pink, and was progressively moving into a deep red shade as he was shouting to his friends to get him some water. It seems as if his food was a bit too spicy. Although outwards, he seemed perfectly calm, just another Novice on his way to a lesson, inside Teiran was enjoying the wonderful feeling of justice being done. That boy had been intolerable in another class only days ago, sniggering at him for being punished, and although he had apologized afterwards it still felt good that now he was the one feeling uncomfortable. Someone in the kitchens must have been too liberal with the spices. Teiran allowed himself a small grin as he walked out the doors from the Dining Hall.

The entrance to classroom seven was blocked by a nondescript wooden door, exactly like the one marking the entrance to classroom six, or classroom three for that matter. Except for the numbers, of course. A big '7' was carved into the top half of this door, while the bottom half was covered with some simple carvings. Nothing too elaborate, of course, this was the students' area after all, but what was considered not too elaborate in the Tower would be a splendor in most villages this side of the Spine. Teiran opened the door and walked through well before the bell had finished tolling and presented himself before the Aes Sedai, a Blue Sister by the fringe of her shawl. Not that anyone but an Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah would have taught a lesson about the Blue Ajah, but this was the first Ajah lesson for Teiran, and during his months in the Tower, he had already found out how much that could be learned by simple observation alone. She was higher than him, as most people were, and in addition, Teiran's lithe body made him seem smaller than he really was. He made his bow and returned to his seat, brown hair falling forward as he leaned over his desk to prepare for the lesson. When it was his turn to introduce himself, he looked up, brown eyes meeting hers as he spoke clearly and without any signs of being nervous.

"I am Teiran Ketai, Aes Sedai, and I have been in the Tower for almost 7 months now. I don't know much about any of the Ajahs, Aes Sedai, only what my father and other Novices have told me, but I definitely want to know more about the Gray and the Blue Ajah. Aes Sedai of the Blue Ajah are concerned with..." Teiran wasn't quite sure how to continue. Everyone he had spoken with agreed that the Blues were the worst to meddle in affairs that were none of their business, but he couldn't very well say that to an Aes Sedai's face. "umm... they are active outside the Tower." Teiran trailed off, as he couldn't think of anything else to say, and a faint flush began to creep into his cheeks, not unlike the color that sorry Novice had worn at lunch.

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