Random Log: Senkyou and Harleanne

Xanadu Weyr - Observation Level

Dark blue seats form a semi-circle around the sands below, the lowest row separating from the sands themselves by merely a railing. The seats climb upwards, each row a bit higher then the previous, and they are broken up into sections by 3 sets of staircases. Lights are evenly spaced along the outer wall, lighting the seats and the sands easily, though they tend to be dimmed unless a major event is taking place. A large balcony looms overhead, darkening some of the seats, providing a place for observers of the draconic kind to watch without obstructing the view for others.

When one looks over the railing, the oddly hued sand below can be seen easily, the circle-shaped area of the sands spread out to the far walls, the sand itself a unique mixture of red and white grains.

Senkyou nods slowly, smiling and very used to the whole introduction routine. "Thank you." Looking at Adora she grins, "She's very pretty, only two of mine are with me though I have three." Pointing and taking the blue from her shoulder, he comes off easily letting Senk handle him freely, not attempting an escape or a struggle. "This blue is Sprite, and he's my oldest firelizard." Placing him back on her shoulder, he looks at Adora giving an eye whirl and stretching his wings. Now she takes the green, she protests slightly but is pryed off after a few moments of calm stroking, "And this one is my youngest, her name is Selva."

Harleanne falls into the introduction and salutations spiel with the ease of long practice, but she falls out of it just as quickly, as most kids who have grown up in the Weyr are wont to do. Adora settles back on Harley's shoulder to watch the introductions, tilting her head first one way and then the other as they are named. The candidate, no longer holding her firelizard up, holds her hands in front of her, nodding her hellos. "Who is your third, if I may ask?" Adora leans forward, using Harley's head for balance, as if trying to sniff at Selva.

Senkyou holds Selva out to be sniffed, making sure the green is comfortable by holding her hand on the firelizards back. "My third is Fritz, he's just a little younger than Sprite, an' he's one to sleep with Dulacth during the day." Cupping the big green hatchling senk sighs, pulling Selva back and placing her on her shoulder. "One big thing is yu might wanna handle her a lot, I handle mine an' if I think their is a problem I'll pull one back, but as yu see Selva doesn't trust me as she should yet. After a few turns she may let yu hold her out as I do Sprite."

Adora is fine with her perch on Harleanne's shoulder, though the amount she has to stretch means she wraps her tail around Harley's neck and stretches herself out to rest once more on an upraised hand. Harley doesn't seem to mind, remarkably; she just rolls her eyes at the scene and lets the two creatures at it. "Ah," she says to the explanation of number 3, with a quirk of a grin for the description. Surprise changes her expression rather quickly, though. "Handle her? She has a problem if I leave her anywhere. She seems to think I need protecting all the time. Of course, she's a -lot- more clingy right now than she usually is — she likes to just stand somewhere nearby — but I guess that has to do with the amount of 'threat' here now." The candidate rolls her eyes.

Sprite is taken off her shoulder and senk chuckles, "No, I mean make sure she is comfortable with yu touching every part of her." It maybe noticed sprite not Selva is used. Stroking his wings she is allowed to run her fingers along his body, opening his wings holding his head in her hands. "Mostly just get her used to being touched everywhere, the young ones are the worst with causing pain. Selva is real clingy, mostly because I feed her, and why would yu be in anymore danger now than before?" Curious and allowing Sprite to sit on her arm.

Harleanne ohs and nods, reaching over to pet Adora. Unfortunately she startles the poor girl, who was attempting to resituate herself comfortably on the shoulder, and Harley gets a handful of clawmarks for the effort. She winces a little but otherwise tries to play it off, sucking on her index finger while she watches Senkyou with her 'lizards. She does remove it before trying to speak, at least! "Well, there are two other firelizards and a new person. I dunno, she gets kind of weird — it's like anything that isn't me could be dangerous."

Senkyou ahhs, and looks at your finger, "Well that should get better with age, so do you enjoy candidacy? HAve yu touched the eggs?" Now she is geting to the good questions, asking them casually and putting ehr jacket back on.

Harleanne hides her finger by sticking her hands in her pockets, though she tries to make it look as if she was just trying to keep them warm. Sure, the Hatching Caverns are warm, but the cold is cold! "I guess it's okay. It's a lot like what I was doing before, so I'm mostly just waiting until I can get a little bit of respect back, you know?" Because assistant gardener is such a lofty position. Mention of the egg touching gets a grin. "Yeah, I have. It was very interesting! I didn't know you could get that kind of feel for the dragons like that, I always just assumed the candidates were being quirky and falling for the myth of it all when I watched them before." She pauses, then tilts her head curiously. "Did you know about Dulacth before he hatched? I mean, did you KNOW?"

Senkyou shakes her head, smiling and being a good listener. "I knew Dulacth before he hatched, I loved his egg and his mind was very comforting to mine." Thinking over it she sighs happily, eye going unfocused and coming back. "He gave me a feeling of interest, his mind was one that interested me to no end, and I kind of ignored the other eggs for his." Tapping her fingers on her thigh she asks, "Do you have any egg that just makes you want to come back again? He was a very strong presence as an egg, and wasn't as crazy as the other eggs of his clutch."

Harleanne chews the rider's commentary over for a bit before answering — literally, as she has her lip caught between her teeth, and she worries at it a bit before answering. She smiles a little, tentatively, and nods, turning toward the eggs, careful not to displace Adora in the process. She motions toward Spinning Through the Skies Egg a little hesitantly. "That one. It felt exactly the way you described. It does seem the least crazy of all of them, too. Some of them were a little… intense." She wrinkles her nose and points idly at Domes in Space Egg.

Senkyou grins looking out and spotting the egg, "I also like to remind people the biggest eggs have hatched greens, and Dulacth's egg was small round and not very bright in color. Mostly white and cream." Senk comments, "Eggs are just the cover the begining and don't always reflect what is inside. The prettiest egg can yield the nastiest dragon, I've seen a quite a few hatchings and their is always a suprise." Standing she moves closer looking out at the clutch, "But Mellonath is a very level headed dragon, not as crazy as most golds so I don't expect to many odd balls in her clutch."

Harleanne nods and shrugs, causing Adora to squeak a little and Harley to murmur an apology. "I've seen a few hatchings myself, and I am not too good at guessing what comes out of what. I've been surprised a lot. So, as cool as the egg touchings are, I'm not even going to guess at what that means. I'm just looking forward to the hatching!" She really is, too — it's excitement coloring her voice, not exasperation or anything like that. A voice comes from the entry-way, saying, "Harley!" in a demanding kind of way, and the candidate flinches. "I, um, have to get going. It was good to meet you, Rider Senkyou! Take care!" And off she jogs, while Adora clings.

Senkyou waves, and just watches the sands. "Good bye, nice to meet yu as well Harleanne."

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