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Getting Cheeky
Mon Oct 16, 2006 21:33 (XFF:,

Kieran made sure to make an appearance at the lesson that his…acquaintance was teaching. Zander and he had become what others may call friends, but it wasn't practical to think that that relationship would still mean something during this lesson. Also, Kieran wasn't feeling like being overly friendly right now, considering that night at the drinking with Zander was still a blur, including what was said. He was more than just unsure; he was terrified about what he might have said, what he might have revealed. Of course, judging by the hell Kieran had gone though the day after, Zander probably wasn't remembering much from that night, either.

When he arrived, he watched as Zander went fluidly through different forms. The last time when Kieran had seen Zander do anything along these lines was in a duel before their little drinking escapade. Of course, Kieran hadn't had much time to actually pay attention to the forms being performed, since he had been on the receiving end of the attacks. A small smile came to his lips as he thought back to that little lesson of sorts. Kieran truly had been unused to the sword, but he was all too familiar with its younger cousin, the dagger….

Once more people had gathered, watching him, Zander stopped his little exercise, and began the expected introductions of any lesson with his own little flair of personality. Even just by how Zander handled himself as an instructor, Kieran couldn't help but be at ease; something he hadn't felt in many a year. Kieran smiled a bit wider, yet held his tongue until the others had a chance to introduce themselves. Yes, they knew each other, but just how familiar were they going to be in this kind of setting? Kieran decided to risk it, and suffer the consequences of his words if punishment was to come.

"My name you know, but I'll say it anyway, Soldier Karen. Now, I can't promise that I won't misbehave, but I'll try to keep myself in check." He was seriously enjoying this little introduction of his, as could be told by the grin plastered on his lips. "As for my experience with weapons, I have a fair hand at using knives, from a practice a while ago, I'd say I'm better at you with a bow, but you truthfully beat me sorely with a sword. And I have half a mind to think you went easy on me during that little 'lesson'." Only time would tell if it would have been better if Kieran had bit his tongue, rather than try and get cheeky with a superior, even one as friendly as Zander.

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