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Morning Lessons
Thu Aug 31, 2006 17:17
203.32.119.33 (XFF: 172.20.24.56)

“Are you going to the lesson today with the trainees of the Training Grounds, Sorcha?”

Sorcha looked up from her meal across to table to Pret, whose knife was gently cutting through the fruits presented to them for breakfast. As an idle movement, Sorcha set her own knife and fork down on the empty plate in front of her. Her own breakfast was finished, but that was probably because she had started eating before Pret had. They made it their morning routine to always meet each other at breakfast – that way they spent at least one meal with each other – rather than the Accepted quarters, because it was always difficult to find each other where the male and female Accepted wells met.

“Yes, I am,” she said slowly, her hands moving to push her brown hair behind her shoulders in an attempt to keep it out of her face – maybe she should have tied it up this morning. “I’ve been looking forward to it for quite awhile. It’s not often that there is a lesson with Novices and Accepted in it, let alone with the Aethan’Tar and Sei’Tar! It’s something I don’t want to miss. What about you, Pret, are you coming?”

“Unfortunately not,” he said, wincing, “I’ve been recruited to teach a lesson to the novices.”

“Oh, what are you teaching?” She was a little crestfallen that he wouldn’t be attending this lesson with her, she always liked it when they shared lessons together, especially ones that required people to team together to complete some task. Every since they had attended an Old Tongue lesson together they always worked well with each other.

“Funnily enough, it’s a basic Old Tongue lesson!”

Sorcha laughed at the irony of the situation, and Pret soon joined her. She loved spending this time with him like this, stolen moments together in between lessons did not compare to actually being able to sit down with him and spend some good solid time with him, talking about the day ahead. Any relationship between Accepted was strained, but Sorcha and Pret had both agreed that their training must come first. As it was they did not act like a couple very often, they were happy just to talk and be in each other’s company – there was no need for them to hold hands, kiss, or constantly be in physical contact. And besides, if they did, Sorcha imagined it would be severely frowned upon.

“Well I’m sorry, Pret,” she said quickly, finishing her drink, “but I have to go. I really don’t want to be late – Demetri Sedai is teaching it, along with the Head Gaidin, and I don’t want to be late in a lesson one of them is teaching, let alone two!”

“Goodbye, Sorcha,” he said warmly, a smile touching his face and intensifying his beauty, “have a good day.”

“And to you!”

Sorcha worked to quickly clean up her cutlery and plate before leaving the Accepted dining hall, flashing a few quick smiles at some of the Accepted she had become friendly with. In her few weeks as Accepted, Sorcha had not made many friends yet. Most of her friends, apart from Pret of course, still resided in the novice wells and were hesitant to talk to her as friends would. As was considered proper, their friendship had been halted when Sorcha had gained the ring, but is Domiciq, Aylson, Reiteka and Jaxon were raised then maybe their friendship would continue onwards where it had left off.

Arriving in the hall, Sorcha found that already quite a few students were here, and so she drifted across to the Keeper of the Chronicles – for indeed, most of the novices and Accepted seemed to be around her – and dropped into a curtsey, realising that some of the novices had curtseyed to her as well.

“Accepted Sorcha Eamonn, Aes Sedai,” Sorcha said, pulling back up and stepping away to wait for the lesson to begin.

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