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Becoming a Rose
Tue Jan 23, 2007 14:29 (XFF:

Kamion leaned forward and listened intently as the lesson began. She felt a small glow of pride as the Accepted told her that all her information was correct with a hint of approval in her voice. That was something, at least. The approval of an Accepted was no small thing.

Kamion listened with interest as Merycla told her that women tended to be stronger in Air, Spirit, and Water. Her explanation did seem to make sense, but perhaps there was more to it as well. It didn't matter; for now, all Kamion wanted to do was learn to channel. As if reading her thoughts, Merycla continued and said "Knowing about the five elements and what they can do is an important part of your lessons regarding the One Power, but today we shall not be focusing on that aspect. Instead, I am going to guide you through the steps to embracing saidar.” Kamion sat up straight and brightened. She had been looking forward to this lesson for far too long. She had a feeling it was going to be one of her more interesting ones here at the Tower.

At the Accepted's instructions, Kamion closed her eyes and imagined a rose bud. It was, after all, the flower she was most familiar with. Her father had had many of them in his gardens. She traced over every detail of the bud, and centered on it in her mind. Then, when at last she had the flower firmly fixed there, she slowly began drawing herself in, until she was the rose bud.

Continuing to listen to Merycla's soothing, hypnotic voice, she tried to feel a warmth, a light, around her flower bud. She concentrated, and after what felt like an eternity, finally noticed some faint light appear. It was faint, and barely there, but there was definitely a light. Feeling a small sense of success, she tried to make herself open to it, one petal at a time. However, as soon as she tried to open the first petal, the light fled, and she was left alone with a cold rose bud.

Eyes snapping open, Kamion immediately knew that she had lost her concentration. She was surpised to feel small beads of sweat of her forehead. The exercise must have taken more effort than she had thought. A disappointed look on her face, she looked at Merycla and said "I felt the light. But...when I tried to open to it, it disappeared."

*blushes* Oops! I totally forgot about the word count! I'm sorry-I'll do better in the future. =) And I have no worries! =]

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