Thanks for the Present, But...

Xanadu Weyr - Infirmary
The infirmary here is intended for human care. It is spotless and smells of disinfectant, cots are lined up against one wall, a curtain can be pulled to give some privacy to the occupants of the cots if they so desire. A cabinet stands off against another wall, instruments and medications stored against when they will be needed. A couple of curtained off beds are used for examinations of patients and the treatment of minor injuries which won't require long term care. A desk with chair is just off of the doorway for the healer to sit and catch up on record keeping after a long days work.

The front desk is currently being manned by a small brown lizard, curled up in a lazy ball on his small pillowbed. The icey footing around the Weyr has left the infirmary a bit short staffed due to the number of sprained ankles and bruised backsides that have come hobbling into the infirmary. Currently, Kera is within sight of the front desk, even though she's down the hall scrutinizing the med cabinet with a clipboard in hand. Doing a quick count, then again, she scribbles something down before looking towards a differant row and beginning a new count.

Mur'dah ducks into the infirmary with careful steps, his boots specially designed to keep him upright in this weather. Unbuttoning his jacket as he enters, he shakes some snow off his clothes and wipes his feet by the entrance, glancing around with quick, darting glances of his eyes. "Kera," he calls quietly when he spots her, scanning the room again.

Kera eyes the cabinet with a little sigh and scibbles down her count. Scanning her numbers as she taps the pen against the board absentmindedly, she glances around hearing her name and spots Mur'dah by the desk. A grin flashes quickly and after closing the med cabinet, makes her way up the hall towards the checkin desk. Giving him a once over as she approaches, he doesn't appear to injured. Putting the med inventory down, "Hi Mur'dah. What can I help you with today?"

Mur'dah glances around again, absently tugging his gloves off and shoving them into his pocket. "I was hoping we could talk, actually," he says, briefly focusing on her before he's looking away again. "When are you done here?"

Kera lifts a curious brow at the question and glances around the infirmary and hallways a few seconds "Well, I was just checking inventory, my duties don't really start for another candlemark. So I'm free to talk." She smiles and gestures to some chairs that are marginally comfortable "We can chat here or go get some klah maybe?"

Mur'dah shrugs, glancing around again and then back to her with a fleeting smile. "Wherever you'd be most comfortable," he says. "Maybe klah would be good though. Something warm…"

Kera cants her head at Mur'dah watching him a moment before glancing around and getting to her feet "These chairs are more comfortable to be honest. I can just go get us a couple of mugs and bring them back." She gestures towards the cavern entrance and starts off, hardly even limping anymore. "I'll be right back. Minimur can keep ya company." She grins at the little brown who raises his head to be scritched as Kera walks by. "Be right back."

Mur'dah nods, "Alright," he says, staring fixedly at the firelizard for a long moment before he sighs and sprawls into one of the seats, fidgeting despite his prone position. Toying with the hem of his jacket, then pushing fingers through damp hair, and then fidgeting with his coat again.

Kera returns a number of minutes later with two steaming mugs. Offering one over before settling back in her seat with a smile. Taking a couple of cautious sips, she sets the mug on the low table before getting to her feet again and walking towards the checkout desk, looking for something and coming back to her seat with her satchel. "I'm glad ya stopped by, I was gonna try and stop by your Weyr if the path was clear enough. How've ya been?"

Mur'dah sits up and stops fidgeting long enough to accept the mug with a smile. "Thanks," he says, polite despite his nerves. He watches her go for her satchel and when she returns he clears his throat. "It's been rough," he admits with a shrug. "What with Thadan passing away and going to Cold Stone, being there for the family and all. Paperwork, and…other stuff." There's another shrug. "Plus duties. You?"

Kera nods as she takes her mug back up warms her fingers with it. "I heard about your grandfather, sorry for everything your family is going through right now." dragging her thumbnail along the handle, she gives a little shrug. "Been busy with studies and duties mainly. Everyone's always busy so I visit when I can and study when I can't." She glosses over all her little misadventures. After a few seconds and lets out a deep breath and plows on. "I made ya something.." With that, she takes another sip of klah and sets her mug aside, taking her large satchel back up.

Mur'dah nods, smiling at the sympathy and well wishes. "Thanks," he says, soft but gracious. He's had plenty of practice with these sorts of things. Until she says she made him something. That gives him pause and he blinks. "You did?"

Kera gives a nervous smile and nods as she pulls out a large notebook sized white bundle. "Contrary to what everyone thinks, I do have other interests besides my books." Mur'dah for one example. She fiddles with the bundle a moment, nervously adjusting the little ribbon before handing it out to Mur'dah. "You can open it later if ya want. I just figured since ya were here….I'ld go ahead and give it to you." Kera blushes a bit and takes a moment to reorganize a fews things in her satchel before setting it aside and taking her mug back up. A sip is taken as she looks to Mur'dah with a little smile.

Mur'dah clears his throat as he takes the gift. Shards. This makes it /harder/. But he has to be polite, right? "This is so thoughtful, thank you," he murmurs, fidgeting with it before he finally does open it.

Kera smiles when the present is being opened and she shifts a bit in her seat and drums her fingers against the mug handle. "It's just something I worked on in my spare time." For a couple of months.

Mur'dah opens the bundle and blinks in surprise. "Wow," he says, tilting it this way and that to study the dragon. "Whose dragon is that?" he asks curiously, tilting it again to get a better look at it. "You've got some skill, Kera…"

Kera grins after Mur'dah gets a look at the present and seems to like it. Letting out the breath she forgot she was holding, a slight shake of her head is given "Not one dragon in particular. Sorta took from a couple around the Weyr and mixed'm." She can't help the pleased smile that slips on her face at the compliment. "Thank you. I'm glad ya like it."

Mur'dah nods, "I do," he says with a smile. "I'll find a spot for it in my weyr, thank you." Then he licks his lips and sets the gift aside, clasping his hands. "Look, Kera…I…I kind of get the feeling you kind of like me a little bit."

Kera keeps her fingers around the mug leeching the warmth into her digits. Mur'dah's statement after setting the gift aside causes her to nod. No point to deny it. "I told you that at the Festival."

Mur'dah blinks in surprise, staring at her. "You did?" He missed it. How oblivious can he be?

Kera nods and glance from Mur'dah to her half empty mug, eyes squinting as she scrutinizes the dark liquid. "You asked why I wanted to go to the festival with you. I told you I wanted to spend time with you…." She glances back to Mur'dah and her happy mood is quickly dwindling.

Mur'dah shakes his head a bit. "Well, yeah, but." Don't argue with her. "I'm sorry. I thought you meant as friends. Look, Kera, you're a nice girl and all, I'm just…I think you're more into me than I'm into you," he says with a wince and an apologetic look as he seeks her gaze.

Kera 's confusion is obvious by her expression and she looks away quickly. Staring at the checkin desk and not really seeing it, she recalls a few things from the new perspective. Clearing her throat gently as she tries to keep her composure. "I um, well.." She takes another breath and starts over, her voice fluctuating a bit. "I appologize for putting you on the spot about going to festival. You were being nice." Kera nods thoughtfully before she gives herself a little shake and grabs her satchel. "I have wraps to prepare." Still looking anywhere but Mur'dah, she gives a halfhearted wave. "Maybe see ya around…G'evening."

Mur'dah watches her reaction and he sighs, but he doesn't try to prolong it. If she wants to go, he'll let her go. Pushing to his feet, he carefully gathers up the gift, hesitating, but then he just nods again. "Good evening, Kera," he says quietly, before making his way out.

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