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Getting Volunteered
Sun Oct 22, 2006 16:31 (XFF:,

Kieran gave a wince for show, making others believe that it had actually bothered him, and stunned him to be singled out. Of course, it was just enough to cover his grin. He was glad that Zander had decided to joke with him some, rather than treating him like he had committed an act of insubordination. He would actually be pleased to help in the lesson; doing as much as he could to help his only true friend in this world. At least, Kieran hoped that he could say that about Zander.

Kieran grinned as Zander began the lesson, not being able to control his laughs generated by Zander's jokes about the swords. Of course, because of the little 'lesson' before their little drinking escapade, Kieran already knew how to hold a sword, but of course, he hadn't been instructed upon the choosing of one's weapon. So, like most of the other students in the class, he chose the wrong stave at first, but at least Zander had a good humor about it. They were there to be taught, anyway, or else they would be the teachers not the students. He noticed now, after being corrected upon choosing the wrong practice sword, just how wrong it felt in his hands anyhow. He took the stave back, and looked at the others, musing, trying to find the best fit for him. Of course, it would be unlikely that there would be one that was perfect, but Kieran wanted to get as close as possible, especially since he was the lucky one chosen upon to aid the instructor later in the lesson. He couldn't help but won't just what he had been volunteered though, but he knew that he wasn't really entitled to that until the time came.

Eyeing a particular stave, Kieran picked it up, and first measured it to his arm. He grinned when it was the correct length. The balance wasn't exactly perfect, but he could compensate enough to solve that problem. There was even a little bit of room so that he could spread his hands out a bit on the hilt, so that he had a better grip upon the wooden weapon. Once Zander approved of his choice, Kieran demonstrated the hand positions on the hilt as he had learned during that little 'lesson', which was mostly taught by having the stave thwacked out of his hands.

After gaining approval for his holding abilities, Kieran waited as the others were either approved, or gently corrected by Zander before they moved on unto the next part of the lesson.

OOC: I can hardly wait. XD

  • Part One: Back To Basics...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Tue Oct 17 14:49
    Zander listened to his pupils introduce themselves, casually juggling the wooden practise sword in one hand, and a twinkle of merriment in his dark eyes. He knew a few friendly faces, and was happy... more
    • Part Two: A Few Dance Steps...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Mon Oct 23 18:12
      Zander completed his rounds of the students gathered into rough ranks, inspecting their practise swords and their grips also. He corrected where appropriate, but mostly it was a mere quarter-inch... more
      • StumblingSoldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Nov 12 19:43
        Kieran always had known that his friend Zander was not exactly the sanest person around, but he never knew to what extent that insanity went. As he watched the demonstration with a grin, he finally... more
      • Part Three: A Duel or Two...Dedicated Zander Kilgas, Mon Nov 6 08:43
        Zander glanced around at his, for want of a better word, students. He didn't like the word student, as it implied a dependence on some sort of authority figure, but it was the only way to really... more
        • Credits!!! YayAndy, Mon Nov 13 16:37
          Okay guys and gals, the lesson is over and everyone has posted (almost). And so, without further gilding the lily, here are the credits. Soldier Kieran (Karen) Soldier Evie Holinshed Soldier Kandra... more
        • RevelationsSoldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Nov 12 21:09
          As he was called forward, Kieran couldn't help but feel a bit standoffish, considering that smile and wink that Zander so readily gave him. He did not trust that good-natured grin for two seconds.... more
        • In Life, There Are No WinnersSoldier Evie Holinshed, Sat Nov 11 13:44
          Upon word that what they were supposed to attempt was a duel, Evie turned instinctively to Marietta, only to see that Liang had paired off with her. At that, she soon began scanning about to spy... more
        • Enemies DuelSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Thu Nov 9 18:41
          Kandra gripped his lathe tighter, looking around as everyone else paired up and found their own corner. He hadn't really made any friends since coming to the Tower, so he felt somewhat left out. His... more
      • Dance StepsSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Mon Oct 30 17:40
        Kandra watched as Zander demonstrated the poses, and then instructed them to repeat as they had seen. Kandra thought they looked a little foolish, but then again, he had no prior experience with... more
      • Two Left Feet?Soldier Evie Holinshed, Wed Oct 25 19:58
        Evie blinked. Zander was nuts. He was thoroughly, wholly, completely, fully, extensively, sweepingly, absolutely mind-numbingly nuts. She really didnít have to . . . to do that thing, did she? That... more
    • Cutting MistakesSoldier Kandra sur Samarand, Sun Oct 22 17:43
      Kandra only half listened as Zander explained. For some reason, his thoughts were wandering. He was jolted back to reality when everyone seemed to move as one, towards the rack that housed the... more
    • Getting Volunteered — Soldier Kieran (Karen), Sun Oct 22 16:31
    • Odd One OutSoldier Evie Holinshed, Sat Oct 21 21:17
      Evie could hardly help but wonder whether there was something going on between Zander and Karen. An illicit affair between the two men, mayhap? Not exactly commonplace, no, but not entirely... more
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