Meadow Meeting

Xanadu Weyr - Meadow

A large, slightly rolling meadow is set high enough above the riverbank on both sides to avoid suffering from flooding, healthy ground cover and grass spreading out from either side of the dividing river. Scattered amongst the meadow are a variety of buildings, each with a narrow path leading up to it from a main, winding road. Some are set under a few trees, while others sit by themselves.

Stables and a smithy are settled on their own plots, while trees border the western edge of the meadow, and a faint outline of a fence can be seen to the north.

The rain has let up for a short while in the Weyr, though gray clouds linger over head and threaten to ruin the day once again. A little bit of sunshine peeks through the clouds now and then giving a little glimpse of hope of better days before the clouds swallow it up again. While afternoon is generally time for lunch, Kiley is out of the Caverns with a surprisingly small lunch. The plate consists of only meatrolls and she is sitting in the meadow with the plate upon her lap, quietly observing when she is not writing in the journal that rests in her free hand, while she is settled upon a stool snagged from her room. She is alone, which is not unusual for the Computer Crafter when she's plotting things out on paper rather than attempting to program it all on the computer right away. But, she isn't so caught up in her work that she doesn't hear anything, the occasional rustling of things around her cause her to look up from the spot she is settled and look around. And that is how she is now, looking around for the cause of the sound.

Shellie has walked out of the forest, stretching as she does. She'd done another twelve hours in the infirmary, and has just gotten up after sleeping part of the day away. She looks around, smiling as she sees all six of her daughters running around, playing with the other kids off in the distance. Then she notices the Computer Crafter, and makes her way off towards her.

Kiley looks to Shellie as she approaches, her eyes considering the other woman with a curious look until she realizes that the woman is coming towards her. Cheeks color and her gaze drops while the stylus she uses is placed into her journal so that she can take another meatroll and nibble on it. And while she nibbles, her gaze goes up towards the sky in consideration to make it seem as if she was not staring in the first place.

Shellie smiles as she comes closer. "Mind some company?" she asks, and waits for your answer, at least until her eyes glaze over. "If you're hungry, then go feed, you silly thing. You don't need to wait for Dementh to get back." She turns back and shrugs. "Dragons…"

Kiley gives a slight shake of her head to the question, smiling easily toward the other woman. "I don't mind." She finally speaks though she clears her throat after in an attempts to sound louder rather than squeaking. "Oh." Though she doesn't say anything more as her eyes widen as the woman notes she spoke to a dragon and her cheeks color again. "It isn't a problem. I'm still getting used to being in the Weyr." Despite the time she's been here now, things are still strange. She glances down to her plate then to her journal, considering the writing before she looks back up and smiles once more, calmer now. "I am Kiley, Journeyman Computer Crafter."

Shellie settles down into the grass, and offers her hand. "Shellie, rider of Green Rieselth, and Healer Senior Journeyman. It's nice to meet you, Kiley. How long have you been at the weyr? I hope you're settling in well." She glances over at the knot of girls, ranging in age from eleven down to seven turns, making sure that the usual sibling squabbles don't take place.

Kiley looks to the woman's hand then to her own before wiping it clean upon her pants before gingerly taking the other's hand. "Well met, ma'am. It is a pleasure to meet you as well." She inclines her head just so and then slowly releases her hand so to take another meatroll into it. "At least a month.. Maybe a little longer. I'm settling in well, yes. I don't get lost anymore and I've met a few friendly people that I've spoken with." She pauses, taking a bite from the meatroll and chewing on it quickly so she can swallow before speaking again. "It's all new compared to the Hold and Hall… I've never been in a Weyr before so seeing so many dragons all the time can be shocking. Not that there weren't any at the Hall, we saw plenty but there are so much more in a Weyr at all times."

Shellie nods. "Its kind of a change, isn't it? Same for me when I first arrived at Healer Hall. I'd already impressed Rieselth before I was accepted into the craft. Of course, that was a bit awkward for them. They had to find special quarters for me. A greenrider has special needs your average apprentice doesn't." She grins wryly.

"It is.. Very much so." Kiley considers the woman with a careful look, her eyes considering just a moment longer. "I thought they would have sent a Journeyman to teach a greenrider than having them leave the Weyr… That seems like a lot less trouble than making quarters for you and your lifemate." But, she colors and murmurs, "not that they made a wrong decision, but from a logical standpoint it would be easier to move materials than going through all that.." The woman fidgets and avoids meeting her gaze, instead resorting to nibbling on her meatroll than looking up again.

Shellie notices the fidgiting, concern overtaking her expression. "Is something wrong, dear? If so, please let me know if I can help."

Kiley shakes her head slightly, swallowing the bit of meatroll in her mouth and then noting. "No.. It's nothing. I just didn't want to offend you or anything." She considers her journal and then frowns, "I should go get this onto a computer, though. I need to test and see if it is all correct." She pauses to look up at the woman. "If you don't mind me taking off so suddenly, I don't mean to be rude."

Shellie shakes her head, smiling. "No. It's not rude at all. In my line of work, I often have to run off at a moment's notice." She stands, and offers her hand again. "It was nice to meet you, Kiley. And welcome to Xanadu. If you need anything, let me know. You can usually find me in the infirmary."

Kiley smiles and nods. "Thank you." She breathes a sigh of relief and the offered hand is considered and she once again cleans her own before shaking it in response. "You as well, ma'am. Thank you for your offers." Her things are all neatly gathered so that she does not spill anything in her departure before she takes off.

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