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Sleeping on the job?
Thu Feb 1, 2007 07:51 (XFF:,

Most of the time, Afailla did not consider herself much of a violent person, let alone someone who sought out situations in which she would have to face confrontation. She’d heard the sayings about red hair and fiery tempers all of her life, but it seemed that the tendency to anger had all but skipped her by. She seldom lost control of her emotions, and it was even more rare for her to take out any anger she felt on another person. However, she was not stupid. She knew as well as anyone that she needed to be able to defend her life in every situation. And every situation meant even when she couldn’t channel.

She was practical – she couldn’t help thinking through every possibility, when she had the time. However, she had a definite weakness when it came to having to think on her feet. In an effort to improve on many of such shortcomings, Afailla had made the decision to participate in the “Improvised Weaponry” lesson she had heard about a few days prior.

She had fallen into the patterns of the Black Tower at last, though she still chafed occasionally at the lack of color in her wardrobe. Still, she pulled on her black uniform – for she could scarcely think of the black pants, shirt, and boots as anything else – without complaint. Deciding to be ready for anything, she took the time to tame her wild mane of hair into a tight and tidy braid, which she then tied off and allowed to swing across her lower back with every step she took.

The sight of what could only have been their teacher was a bit unsettling. Not so much because of his immense size or dangerous air – she could smell the least bit of violence he’d committed on him – but because he was, of all things, asleep. Her first thought was that this was rather inconsiderate, but he woke up soon enough and the lesson began. Afailla didn’t know what to expect from the lesson, but it started out as all of them seemed to – with introductions. When it came to be her turn, she did her bit of giving her name and any other information that had been requested automatically. She’d done this so many times that it no longer required any extensive thought.

OOC: Sorry it's so short. And...blah.

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