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Soldier Shayla al'Cazor
Whatever Fits the Bill
Wed Sep 20, 2006 18:15
209.213.238.160 (XFF: 192.168.1.3)

She did not like taking two lessons at once. But, she mused, if this gets me to Dedicated that much faster, then by all means, I’ll take as many lessons as needed. I need the freedom of a Dedicated in order to continue my mission here as should be carried out. With the Great Lord’s help, one of his Chosen will contact me soon with instructions, thereby raising my place within the ranks. If that Chosen were to contact me, it would be the first time since the fire that I’ll have been contacted directly. Shayla shuddered at the memory; she would never forget the Myrddral that had visited her in her own home to tell of the Dragon Reborn.

The Soldier continued to muse as she walked to the Healing lesson, wondering what exactly was taught, not to mention who was going to be doing the teaching. Not only that, but at one moment Shayla caught herself thinking that Healing was a useless thing to learn, at least based on what she knew of it. She had also heard that some lessons were taught by Aes Sedai here, at the Black Tower. Great Lord of the Dark, I hope not this one. From what I heard in the barracks, a lot of them are weaker than us Soldiers, Dedicated, and Asha’man. If there’s an Asha’man though, I might be able to cope.

Shayla found herself heading towards the training area, then remembered that the lesson was being taught in the Infirmary. She reversed course and walked to the Infirmary, still partially lost in her own thoughts. Shayla hadn’t actually had reason to go to the Infirmary yet, and hoped that she never would. The place was yellow, bloody, freaking yellow. While the woman didn’t really have a problem with color in general, yellow was such a bright color that at times she felt personally insulted by the color. Its brightness, which implied happiness, was in direct opposition to her own personality, which was more of a dark purple in color.

She waited quietly in a corner as the remainder of the recruits arrived, looking for familiar faces. Shayla didn’t look over at the lesson’s instructors until she had been there for nearly five minutes. Oh no, please don’t let it be true. There’s a bloody Aes Sedai teaching this bloody lesson. That fact alone was enough to remove any traces of a good mood that Shayla had possessed upon entering. The woman and her partner waited until a sizable group had formed before starting the lesson.

“I am Myrth Vendedd, Aes Sedai of the Yellow Ajah,” At least this instructor has the manners to give us her name, thought Shayla wryly. “Though sometimes a tricky weave, Healing is actually kind of—”

Her partner, an Asha’man going by his collar pins, interrupted. “Healing is death in the wrong hands,” he said. Naturally, this simple statement sparked Shayla’s interest. She payed avid attention as he continued. “If used improperly, the very weave itself can kill.” Wow. Well, at least now I’ve a motive for actually learning this stuff. Knowing how to kill from the inside could end up being a veryuseful skill.

The Aes Sedai looked disconcerted by the Asha’man’s words. “Right. Anyway, give your name, age, Track, and whatever else you find fit. Then we can begin.”

As before, Shayla was reluctant to introduce herself, waiting until a number of others had gone before doing so. “I am Soldier Shayla al’Cazor, age 16, currently in the Spy track. I don’t really think that anything else need be said.” That done, Shayla returned to her corner, half tempted to Illusion herself into a part of the wall. She suppressed the desire by reminding herself that there was another channeling female present, and that the Aes Sedai would probably notice what she was doing. The Soldier waited impatiently for the lesson to begin.

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