Lease this WebApp and get rid of the ads.
Finally, Madeline Sedai's office (attn. MoN)
Sat Oct 21, 2006 16:27
67.190.15.56 (XFF: 160.99.205.52)

Tar Valon at last. She saw the shining walls of the White Tower in the distance as she walked across the foot bridge. She took a deep breath. Do I go? Or find an inn? She looked up at the sun, it was high in the sky. She still had plenty of day left. Another sigh escaped her lips; she knew what she had to do. She had to go to the Tower. If she didn’t go now, she was sure she’d spend weeks getting up the courage to go. And in those weeks, she knew an Aes Sedai would find her and sweep her up scolding her about her lack of conviction or some such. Somehow, she had a feeling that if she didn’t go now, that it’d be worse.

She pulled her horse along behind her. The poor animal looked badly in need of food. His ribs were showing and his head hung low. She rubbed his nose. “This is the end my friend. I’m sure they will take you away from me and let you run in the pastures. You can get fat and frolic with the ladies.” He nudged her softly. She smiled. “You old bugger, you wouldn’t miss me one bit.” He nickered, as if laughing. She shook her head and continued her course towards the tower.

The streets were packed with merchants and travelers. She smiled wearily at a few, but her eyes never left the Tower. She looked down at her dust filled clothes. She knew she looked horrible. Perhaps stopping to change won’t be so bad. She looked thoughtfully around the market. She found an inn, but stopped before heading that direction.

“No you don’t. You stop to change, then you have food, then you eventually stay the night. You need to find out.” She snorted and turned her head back to the Tower. “That is where you are going.” Another nudge from her horse, told her that he didn’t like standing in the busy street. She told her self this was best. She trudged on. Her boots felt heavier and heavier with each step. This was the last place she wanted to be.

Finally before the gates of the Tower she stopped. The guards stared at her. She was sure they’d seen many admirers and reluctant people enter. She looked over at one. He smiled and nodded her in. She lowered her eyes and stepped foreword.

“Just ask the stable hands where to go. If you get lost, anyone in white will help you.” She nodded and briskly walked past him. She found the stables easily. Handing the reins to a stable hand, she patted her horse once more.

“Take care of him.” She paused. “He likes the mares, so keep your eyes on him.”

“Going to be a Novice then?” She nodded.

“Going to see.” He nodded and took her horse deeper into the stable. “Just head towards the large doors. Ask someone in white for the Mistress of Novices.” He shouted the last over his shoulder.

She swallowed the lump in her throat as she turned back to the intimidating white walls. Courage love. She made it easily to the Tower. Passing the doors was a little harder.

“You can’t make a petition if you don’t enter.” She heard a voice speak to her. She turned around. A young female in white stood behind her, carrying loads of books. “Plus, you are blocking the entrance.”

“Uhm. . . Well. . I need . . “ She paused. What did the stable hand say again? “Mistress Novice?” The girl laughed, almost losing her pile of books.

“Oh dear me. That’s the most hilarious thing I’ve heard.” She paused to catch her breath. “You want the Mistress of Novices. Not Mistress Novice.” Another giggle. “Madeline Sedai’s office is down the second hallway on you’re right.” The girl brushed past her and continued laughing. How rude. Khaji stared after her puzzled, trying to figure out what she said was funny.

Now or never she walked with determination to the Mistress of Novices office. She knocked politely on the door and waited for a response. Finally, Madeline Sedai's office.

  • Part 3Novice Khaji, Sat Oct 21 16:01
    “What’s a young girl like you crying for?” Khaji sniffled and looked up at the voice. A handsome man in a beautiful cloak knelt before her. She sniffed again, shaking her head to scared to talk.... more
    • Finally, Madeline Sedai's office (attn. MoN) — Novice Khaji, Sat Oct 21 16:27
      • Dreams of Waves and Sand...Madeline Sedai, Mistress of Novices, Sun Oct 22 15:28
        Madeline al’Roise sat at her desk, hands steepled studiously before her, pale blue eyes fixed pleasantly on the pair of Aes Sedai seated before her. She gave all appearances of attentiveness, but her ... more
        • Just one wishNovice Khaji, Sun Oct 22 18:24
          Khaji followed the young girl into the inner office. She didn’t know what she should expect. She at least wasn’t expecting a young woman, by appearance in her thirties, but with silvering streaks in... more
          • Everything you ever wanted to know about novice lifeMadeline al'Roise, Wed Oct 25 13:10
            Madeline nodded, making a few notes on the page. “An interesting tale.” She looked up, and smiled. “Relax, child. All will be well.” Khaji’s words were steady enough; she spoke simply and clearly,... more
            • A Flurry of EventsNovice Khaji Nagora, Wed Oct 25 19:37
              “Do you have questions, child? Anything you are curious about, and would like to know? Anything that I have said that makes no sense to you? Ask, child, ask. If not, I’ll send for a novice to help... more
              • Meet PierahAccepted Pierah, NPC, Thu Oct 26 05:26
                “It’s not a question of want or don’t want, Pierah, it’s a question of duty. And you have yours to perform. Find Novice Khaji after the midday meal and show her around. She’s new to the Tower and... more
                • Flounder in the Training YardNovice Khaji, Thu Oct 26 15:32
                  “Okay, so I’m going to take us around the Gardens, show you the Training Grounds where we shouldn’t be, but every Novice needs to know where to go to stare at topless men with glistening muscles... more
                  • Loudness in the LibraryAccepted Pierah, NPC, Thu Nov 2 07:46
                    He tweaked her arm gently and flashed a smile that never ceased to cause her heart to skip. "No, it was my fault too. I was trying be suave and look casual." "Why in the Light would you do that,... more
                    • So much so fastNovice Khaji, Sat Nov 4 20:32
                      "You said that this is the biggest library in the world?" Khaji asked as they walked, her voice soft. She looked left and right. SO many isles of books! She couldn’t believe what she saw. She had... more
Click here to receive daily updates