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Find Me A Partner (Tain, please!)
Sun Sep 10, 2006 01:13
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Sorcha was quiet as she listened to both Demetri Sedai and Jield Gaidin begin the lesson, explaining to them what would be expected. It seemed the two had thought everything through, assigning separate parts to different ranks. Almost impatiently, Sorcha waited for the Accepted’s parts to be told; if the novices got to go through an obstacle that sounded interesting then the Accepted part would no doubt be better – and she would be paired up with a trainee!

And indeed she was right, the part that Accepted participated in sounded very interesting! Silently she wondered what type of attacks would be thrown against them and more importantly how she would defend herself against them until her ‘Warder’ arrived. No doubt if the attacks were both physical and from the One Power she would need to use a myriad of techniques to block and save herself – using both her body and her skill with saidar. She was not sure how her body could be used as a way to protect herself except to deflect attacks with her arms and legs, but she wasn’t sure if that would work. Deciding that maybe it just best if she just wait and see what type of attacks they were, she came back into the lesson just as her name was called out by the Head Gaidin.

"Accepted Sorcha Eamonn and Tain Aethan'Tar will work together.”

Sorcha looked across to the group gathered around the Head Gaidin, trying to work out which of the trainees was her partner. An Aethan’Tar, so they would not have the dagger at their belt, but that still left most of the group left, from the belts that Sorcha could see. As the Head Gaidin moved across to the next pairing, Sorcha thought it appropriate that she slip across to that group to find her partner.

As she moved away from the group of those gathered around Demetri Sedai, she saw that a boy stepped out from the crowd of trainees. He wasn’t really a boy, but to Sorcha who has seen close on nine and twenty summers, he seemed quite young. Despite his height – and he was very tall! – Sorcha was not intimidated by the man that came up to her now, after her years in the novice whites and now wearing the banded hem of an Accepted she had enough self confidence to exert a certain presence on her exterior that would certainly lead her to be above this Aethan’Tar if nothing else.

The boy shocked her somewhat by bowing to her, and she paused for a moment, not allowing the bemusement to show on her face. She’d not had much experience with the trainees, so she was unsure if this behaviour was normal, or perhaps abnormal?

“You must be Tain Aethan’Tar,” she said smoothly, “I am Accepted Sorcha Eamonn. It seems that we have been paired together for this part, and we know nothing about each other, yet soon we will feel the presence of each other within our own minds. It’s alarming to think how close we may become in the next few hours of this lesson, for you will surely see a side of me none have seen before, and vice versa, I would imagine.”



OOC: Hey Bob, check your email! =D

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