Shore Musings

Characters Al'dru, Neyuni
Synopsis weyrleadership muse on things at the lake shore
Out-of-Character Date June 7, 2015

Igen Weyr - Lake Shore
It is sometimes hard to tell where the bowl ends and the lake shore begins. Fine grains of gold, tan and orange hued sand layer much as the bowl walls in the distance beyond. The sand only gives way to thin patches of grass where the tall fence of the feeding grounds intersects the lake to the south and the smooth curve of the bowl wall rises on the opposite shore. At that intersection one can make out a small building and colorful fabrics where the Weyr's residents go to relax. The shallow lake waters shimmer invitingly, day and night, lapping at the fine grain sands. Engineered pipes are hidden beneath the bowl landscape and feed the lake as well as the grasses of the feeding grounds to keep the water levels from dropping past a certain point which is marked by a waist high obelisk.


Al'dru is using Eranzath as a ledge to sit against, just watching the water lap up from the lake onto the shore and surprisingly not really paying attention to those folks wandering through. He does lift his head however, likely at a prompt from the bronze and gives a half hearted wave. "'Lo there Neyuni."

Neyuni looks to be feeling a slight bit of energy, there's a spring in her step which carry's through her stride in an oddly happy sway. "Hello luv, err.. Weyrleader!" the tone is teasing, playful and light. "Hello Eranzath." equally greeting the dragon as she approaches. while she is on foot, zuhth glides in overhead from someplace distant. She doesn't look to be joining her rider just yet, gliding down over the lake waters to surf the surface currents and draw a talon into the cooler lake.

"You're welcome down here, Eranzath has consented to provide shade while he's baking in the sun." A wave of the bronzerider's hand at the lake. "It's not that much cooler really. Well, it is. But not cold I guess." Al shakes his head. "I guess I'm going to have to get used to that weyrleader business, aren't I? Not that I figure that I really have that much to do. R'en left the area in really good shape."

Neyuni chuckles "Any shade is welcome." she clambers under the offered shelter, touching your shoulder in greeting if not snuggling in close given the warmth still in the day. "I'm afraid so. I had thought to spare you the responsibility but it seems this pair had other ideas. Just don't go falling off any ledges anytime soon alright?" she can't help but look a little saddened at the mention of the former weyrleader "He did a fine job, but I'm sure you'll find your own rhythm. Did Katz Fields messenger ever find you?"

Al'dru tilts his head in solemn acknowledgement. "I do so swear, that I will not go falling off of ledges by choice." He pauses. "Can't promise about other times. Anyhow, what's done is done so we're just going to have to deal with it." He moves to scratch at an ear. "The mumbler? I think so. Don't really understand what he wanted, but. Told him to find the headwomen and get himself sorted."

Neyuni hmms and seems to have to accept that's the best which can be promised for the moment. "I'm not sure either. It was clear they wanted you. i thought they might just be trying to get an 'in' with the new weyrleader. That holder always seems to want /something/." farther out on the lake Zuhth finally takes the plunge and disappears beneath the water.

Al'dru shrugs his shoulders, "Well, aside from the fact that I'm learning Katz Field always wants something. Is it nebulous, or is it something quantifiable? I mean, I can't go handing out power or the like. But if it's you know. More rice or something I could probably make sure that's handled." He grins, a gaze looking back to the queen that slips into the lake. "She's not likely to be so svelte looking soon."

Neyuni sighs deeply. "Yes, a mixed blessing. She never likes being so egg heavy but I do think she actually enjoys brooding on the sands." as if Igen wasn't hot enough from the face the rider makes "But it's bound to start showing soon. You think she'll lay a queen among the eggs? Now that she's the last here… I hadn't expected Janja to need to leave so suddenly."

Al'dru adds in his own suddenly stricken look at the mention of sands. "Well, I guess the healers were pretty convinced she needed to leave for the baby. I guess the heat here doesn't agree with him. And you know C'vryn would never stay in that instance. That man is so wrapped up around that woman, I'm surprised he doesn't ask her permission to do everything in his life." He glances one more between Zuhth and Eranzath, "I guess no real way to tell before she's on the sands with the eggs. Seemed a good flight, but?"

Neyuni chuckles a bit "Well they seem happy together." a look to you and she seems to have her own warm satisfied glow "I can't deny anyone that. I hope it will work out for the best for the baby and family. I guess I'm just selfish it seemed so sudden and I miss them." as for the once and future clutching "i guess. They may not have felt quite the urgency either at that time, though who knows. Which theory do you buy into the most on that?"

Al'dru struggles, trying to run a hand through his hair and failing. "I'm not sure totally. Sometimes I think they're smarter than we are and know what the weyrs need at all times and sometimes. After Eranzath continues to refuse to learn one of the holder's names. You wonder, you know." He gives the bronze behind him a loving touch. "Although, maybe that would be the smartest thing to do with Katz Field. Just not remember the guy." He dimples back at the Weyrwoman. "Well, I do like the time I get to spend with you and I'm supposed to stay here in the dry heat, so I shall."

Neyuni snorts "Somehow I think that one's gonna be a thorn in the foot whether you remember their name or not. Hmm, let's see he'll just be /that holder/" he who shall never be named but always known? on the former topic "but i know what you mean on the dragons. I have actually asked Zuhth but she just defers and it's hard to know if she doesn't know and is covering or knows and just doesn't want to tell. She's such a sneaky one." a slight shake of the head as she speaks, but no telling i said that." a finger taps into the shading bronze. To the latter topic expression brightens some "That is true. These silly duties kept me away, and now it won't get in the way, well so much."

Al'dru sprawls back a bit more, crossing his feet at the ankles. "Well, that's one reason to be glad that Eranzath put some effort in this time. But anyway, I think we'll do just fine. And we do have it bit easier than those with dragons have ever used to. We don't have to worry about thread and things of that nature." He waves a hand at the weyr. "I mean, have to worry about keeping this pile going, but mindless scourges? No." He half closes his eyes. "It will work out, gold or no gold. Igen has always managed to somehow always survive."

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