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Paired off. (Kate)
Mon Sep 11, 2006 14:34
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Tsuga listened attentively as Jield and the Aes Sedai began explaining the lesson. As they expanded on what was going to happen, she became more and more excited. This was going to be a very interesting lesson, quite different from any she had attended before. Her recent raising to Sei’Tar meant, quite simply, that today would be a preview of what would happen if she ever advanced to Gaidar and was bonded by an Aes Sedai herself. That made her a bit nervous, not sure that she wanted anyone to have that kind of intimate access to her thoughts, but she had never been one to turn tail and run at the first sign of discomfort. She glanced over at the group of initiates, trying to count the Accepted. She saw only a few colored robes, but then, she only recognized a few of her fellow trainees as Sei’Tar, either. As Jield began naming off the pairs, Tsuga watched as the trainees and initiates stepped forward, met their partners, and then moved off to the side and began talking fervently, trying to cram a lifetime of information into the few minutes before their turn came.

“Tsuga Sei’Tar and . . . Accepted Arin.” Tsuga moved forward through her fellows, quickly assessing the white-robed woman that moved forward as her own name was called. She was a very petite woman, standing more than a head shorter than Tsuga herself, but as Da had always said, “big things come in small packages.” Arin was pale, but no one could ever call her fragile. The Accepted was well-built and had a certain strength about her that bespoke a stubborn determination similar to Tsuga’s own. The wild brown hair and gray eyes were quite a contrast, making her look striking, even beautiful. Luckily, she seemed more focused and business-like than anything, so they introduced themselves and moved off into a corner to begin talking strategy.

She waited for Arin to lead off with some information about herself, and then offered similar on her own part. “I was just Raised a few days ago, but I’ve been at the Tower for about three years now. I’m strongest in sword, followed by knives. I’ll admit, puzzle’s aren’t my strong point, but I think I can manage to find you fairly quickly. As long as you’re willing to keep fighting, I won’t fall behind. And I don’t like failure.” Perhaps that sounded a bit too ominous . . .. “That is to say, I’ll give it everything I have, and if that’s not good enough, I’ll dig deeper and find something else.” She attempted a smile, but it looked more like a grimace. Probably nerves.

Before long, every person there had been paired off, and the buzz of conversation in the room was almost deafening. The two girls continued to exchange information at a fever pitch, anxious to gain any advantage they could find in the small amount of time provided them.




OOC: Sorry it's so short. Blah. ^_^

P.S. ~squee~First time Tsugie's been posted as an OFFICIAL Sei'Tar!~does happy dance~

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