Karashi's News

Xanadu Weyr - Beach


The unerring range of subdued white rises and falls in a multitude of sandy dunes, creating an endless amount of tiny valleys constantly demolished and rebuilt by the frequent arrival or departure of a dragon. Smoothing out as it slopes gently to the edge of the deep blue water, the sand darkens and a shell here and there stands out for children to collect. The beach itself is set along a low cliff - the height lessoning as one heads eastwards, blocking a portion of the beach from direct access.

The wide wide stretch of water opens up to the east, the far distant shore way beyond the horizon and the beach curves ever so slowly round to east and west, distant arms of land embracing the wind-ruffled Caspian Lake. East leads up to the mouth of the Rubicon River, where the protecting cliff is merely an arms length higher then the sand, and beyond that, a winding road leading out of Xanadu's territory. Westwards, the beach narrows as the cliff swings out, leaving a path wide enough for dragons in single file before cutting in to the sheltered cove designated the Weyrling Beach. However, cut in the cliff face to the north are a variety of rough, wide staircases, providing access to the clearing and to the meadow.

It's mid morning, the sun is bright and there are few clouds in the sky, the crisp clean breeze leaves one thinking that the late afternoon may come to see a light shower or two. For the moment Karashi is sitting in the sands, knees against her chest with her arms wrapped tightly around them. It had been something of a sudden dizzy spell that had one of the healers suggesting she should get herself looked over. What she thought would be a simple check with them telling her she should take more care of herself and eat and drink more, turned out to be something she had certainly not expected. In fact the news left her in such a state of shock, that she was not allowed to leave the infirmary till it looked she had recovered enough to leave, on top of that she was given the rest of the sevenday off to give her time to think and decide what to do. This had lead her to the beach, with the soothing sound of the waves and the feel of the soft sand beneath her, she found the quiet place she needs to think about just what she was going to do.

Its a quiet L'ton, deep in his own thoughts, who is meandering down the beach. Shuffling along, kicking up sand as he goes, its a slow pace he sets. And then, a figure on the beach slowly moves into sight, and it pulls him out of his contemplation, feet changing direction as he turns to join her. Lightly settling down next to her in the sand, an arm moves to wrap itself around her middle. "Ya look like ya've seen a ghost, sweets.. S'everything okay?"

Karashi leans into L'ton chest, her heart is still pounding with her shock and her hands still shake as the come to clutch at his shirt as she turns into him. She tries to hide her ashen face against his chest, she did not want him to see her in such a way, but she did not know what to do about it either. "I'm going to be a mama.." was all she could whisper in a strained voice that quivers with her shock.

L'ton quickly wraps his arms around Karashi as she leans against him and clutches his shirt, arms gently rubbing her back, and kissing the top of her head, soothing the young healer the best he can. "Its okay, sweets.." He murmurs softly rubbing her back, kissing her forehead again. "Its okay.." He murmurs, and then at her news, his breath catches a bit, and he lifts her chin. "Sweets.. That's good news.." He tryes to reassure her.

"Really? Is it really okay? I don't even know the father" she cries softly, the fact she was hold bred shining through a little clearer, there were somethings she was not used to, despite having two riders in her family, she grew up in the Hold and Hall.. Her Weyr experience was rather limited until now, suddenly in a position she never thought herself to be in she did not know what to do.

"Shhh, sweets…" He murmurs, rocking her a little bit, running his hand over her hair, soothing her with soft sounds. "Its okay, Ah promise.. It happens. Between flights and everything else.." He murmurs, kissing her nose softly. "Ya have a whole Weyr ta help ya raise him or her. And, Ah'm sure its gonna be the most precious babe.." He tries to calm her, with a little smile lingering on his lips.

"I just don't know what to do?" she admits, sure she has three nieces, but she didn't see them nearly often enough to gain any mothering skills and as a Healer she knew everything that could go wrong, which only makes her worry more. One arm shifts to wrap around her stomach tightly, almost protectivly, there was no choice but to keep the child with how far along she was, she didn't voice it though for fear of being called a bad mother. She was quite fearful of how people would suddenly view her, but she hadn't intended to get to be in this position she had just been so busy she had forgotten about herself.

"Sweets, its okay. It ain't nothing ta panic about. Ya're a healer, ya know.. We'll just make sure ya get all yer normal checkups, and stuff ya full of good food, and next thing ya know, ya'll be all round, and everyone'll be wanting ta touch yer belly. And then ya'll have a little baby all yer own, and no matter how nervous ya may be, as soon as ya look at her, ya'll know that it'll all work out.." L'ton murmurs softly, rubbing her back, even as his hand shifts to rest on her arm, over her stomach. "Hey.. And, Ah know it ain't mine, but.. If'n there's anything Ah can do.."

Karashi leans into L'ton's embrace, suddenly feeling as if everything will be okay just by his words. She snuggles close against him and nods softly, "It won't be long till I meet them" she whispers softly, how far along she was had been the biggest surprise, she had not realised she could let something like that go unoticed for so long.

"Not long, sweets, not long.." He murmurs, agreeing as he rubs her back, smiling and holding her. A gentle rocking, and he sighs, shaking her head, and leaning to whisper teasingly in her ear. "Ah guess this means Ah can sneak in a visit, now, right, cause ain't no way fer me ta knock ya up, when ya already are.." He straightens back up to wink at her, even before he squeezes gently. "Congrats, lil'one.."

Karashi tries to smother a giggle that rises in her throat and she bats playful at his chest in mock offence to his words, though it is clear she is smiling. "It would be nice to have a bed warmer" she muses softly to him, resting her head on his shoulder, this was nice, he was nice and she could not help but think if the children were his maybe things would be different, she would never know though. "Just five more months" she whispers softly to herself, as if needing verbal conformation of when the change in her life would happen.

L'ton chuckles as she bats at him, reaching for her hands to catch them so that he can steal a kiss. "Nights do tend ta get lonely, stuck here, Dhon on the Sands, just one of them stupid lil cots in a guest Weyr.." He jokes, before he's wrapping his arms back around her, grinning. "Ain't no time at all, that." He murmurs, rubbing her back. "Do wish Ah'd have gotten a run at ya, though. Bet they'd be gorgeous lil things."

"Nights are lonely for me too" Karashi whispers back softly, as she rests against him. She closes her eyes and for a while her breathing evens out and it seems as though she is asleep. Her head droops a little to come to rest against his chest, it seems that it is his heart beat that finally does it. Finally she seems to fall into a dreamless sleep, the type of sleep she was needing, the type she had not had in a while.

L'ton just holds the poor, rather overwhelmed Karashi, offering what comfort he can. As her eyes clothes, he gently rubs her back, kissing the top of her head. And then, he just holds her as she sleeps, mind wondering back to his other ponderences.

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