Mountains and Molehills

Western Weyr - Tiki Lounge
The room seems far bigger inside than outside, even when full of relaxing weyrfolk and travelers. Towards the front, in the western corner, is a small stage, providing the intoxicated or just plain brave a chance to display their talents. Several tables with chairs decorate the floor and a small area is open for dancing. The bar is rather long and well stocked, glasses of different shapes and sizes hanging suspended from a rack above the bar. Behind the bar is another open window that gives one a view of the forest behind the tavern. Turning around, one is greeted by a lovely view of the lagoon. A decent breeze helps to cool the room. Up above, rafters provide a perch for fire lizards and local avians. The thatch roof, made of straw, rarely lets in any rain.

A nice warm breeze is found outside, there are a few riders around and Sundari is one of them. She is sitting at a table near a open window sipping on some drink, a plate of fries rests before her that is still somewhat hot proving they haven't been here that long. She is lightly tapping the fingers of her free hand upon the table, along with some music that is playing in the background.

One of the other riders about is Rhysanna, though she's newly arrived, sweeping off towards the bar for a drink before she pauses to glance around at all. With her drink in hand - something fruity and rather unnaturally blue - she turns, foot tapping idly to the music; it's then that she catches sight of Sundari, and, after a moment's hesitation, crosses towards her. "Sundari," she greets. "Mind some company? I'm not in the mood for sitting alone."

Sundari picks up a fry and blows on it a bit before going about munching on it. Her gaze lifts and she curiously peers to Rhysanna. "Hey, sure go on and grab a seat." She offers with a smile seen. She shifts and leans against the table moving the plate more to the center. "Welcome to some fries if you like."

"Fries," repeats Rhysanna, with an appreciative smile. "My favorite." She sits, setting her drink down in front of her, though her hands press down upon the tabletop rather than reach immediately towards the plate in the middle. She glances up, almost uncertain, and then says, quickly, "Beautiful day, isn't it? Too nice not to be enjoying it. How are you, Sundari?"

Sundari grins and nods looking amused before she settles back upon her chair, just getting back to relaxing it seems. "Yep! I had a rest day so all was well in my end of things really." She takes a sip from her drink, a curious look is sent towrads the other, catching the uncertain like look. "I'm alright, what about you?"

Rhysanna runs her tongue over her lips, but seems to relax - somewhat - after a few more seconds of hesitation. "Mm," she says. "Rest days. I like rest days. I mean, not that anyone doesn't, I bet. I'd've loved to have one today - not that I can complain. If we wished for rest days on every nice day…" It's Western. That would be a lot of rest days. Now, finally, she reaches for a fry, biting off the tip of it before she adds, "I'm good, too. Taveh and I might go flying, later. I think she could use a good stretch of her wings. She won't admit to it, but I think she's bothered by Eulweth's arrival."

Sundari smiles and nods while lifting her head slightly while picking up a fry and munches on it. A curious look is sent to the other and she ponders before nodding. "I suppose that's possible… New gold around after all." This said softly as she ponders. "Just give her some time, I'm sure it'll be alrght."

The rest of Rhysanna's fry gets popped into her mouth, chewed, and then swallowed. "I hope so. I mean - yes, she'll get used to it, or forget, or both. They always do. She's just…" Weird. Tavehtiath is weird. Clearly, her rider is too polite to actually conclude as much out loud, and so shrugs, letting that particular topic trail off. "Did you do anything nice with your day off?" she prompts, instead.

Sundari lifts a hand to scratch at her neck a moment before letting her arms fold upon the table. "Irkevalath remembers more then most dragons. He still remembers his mother, remembers hatching remembers so much…" It is a trying thing at times with what that blue of hers remembers. She looks a bit amused and offers a soft smile to Rhys. "Hey… It'll be alright. Honest, your both get through it just wait and see alright?" A slight shrug is seen and she smiles a moment. "Not really. Just hung around down near the lagoon mostly."

"Does he?" Rhysanna's obviously interested by that, leaning forward a few degrees. "That's fascinating. I suspect Taveh remembers more than most, but… she forgets things eventually. Does he remember how he knew you were the one for him?" Interest aside, it seems obvious that she appreciates the bluerider's words, and the smile that go with it, and nods quickly. "Right. It'll be fine. Give it time, and all that." She pauses in order to take a sip through the straw in her drink, and then adds, "that sounds like a perfect rest day to me, regardless."

Sundari chuckle softly and smiles at the though. "He said becasue he liked the music I made. Which I didn't understand why that would be so important to him. He love music, always wanting to sing along while I play my violin." This said while she nod slightly. "Other reasons but that is one of them." A slight wave of her hand is seen. "I don't complain on rest days like that for certain." She chuckles and then smiles. "Hey… You could awlays talk about it with her, or even to other riders that may have had the same problem?"

Rhysanna listens with obvious interest to Sundari's explanation, smile abruptly broadening partway through. "That's wonderful," she says. "I don't see why he shouldn't care about the music. Something has to have caught their attention with us, after all." She reaches for another fry, wiggling it idly between her fingers before she adds, more serious, but still aiming for light-hearted, "Mm. I should. And I will. I just… hate always being the one worried about her dragon. I'm not even sure why I mentioned it in the first place." Which leaves her expression awkward, edging towards shy.

Sundari waves a hand slightly. "You are not the only worried about your dragon Rhysanna." This said with a soft tone at the thought. "I always worry about Irke. His troublesome at times, been know to get himself into trouble and who knows what else." This said with a slight shake of her head, though she is smiling. "Still, I wouldn't have it any other way."

That, at least, makes Rhysanna smile again. "No, of course. I can't imagine Taveh being anything but who she is, no matter how much she confuses or concerns me, sometimes. It's a relief to know that others… well. Sometimes it seems like everyone has an easy time, even though I know that's not true. And it is easier now that she's grown." She washes down her latest fry with some of her drink, then adds, "They all are who they are. And they chose us for a reason. So… we can handle them."

Sundari grins a moment and soon nods, a soft smile seen. "See? Trust me plenty of people have problems… Could even talk to Zi'on you know?" This questioned with an amused tone at the thought. "That is so very true!"

Mention of Zi'on has Rhysa's mouth twitching, and then twisting. "I could. And I have… I mean, at various points, in the past, not about this one. Eventually, I just begin to feel like I'm… well, repeating myself. It's a little embarrassing." Enough that the goldrider's cheeks have turned pink. Enough, too, that she seems determined to change the subject. "I'm probably making a mountain out of a molehill, anyway. So. Not something to worry about on a day like today. Have you any other plans, for the rest of your day? Perhaps they'll play something properly dance-worthy, soon."

Sundari peers curiously at the other at the bit on Zi'on. "Something up between you two?" She questions curiously. Not like she knows what could or couldn't be going on, she hasn't spoken to Zi'on in well a while now. "Noting to worry on really. As for me, naw… Nothing else on the books really."

"What? No, no no. Everything's fine. I just have this terrible feeling that I go through life worrying about things, and dropping that on other people, and… it's not fair. I'm sorry for dropping stuff on you, too." Rhysanna's flushing, dropping her gaze towards her drink, though she stirs it with her straw rather than sipping. "Were you close to your clutchmates?" she wants to know, abruptly. "Was it strange, graduating, and no longer being so regularly part of that group?"

Sundari shakes her head. "It's alright…" There is a pause at the question dealing with her clutchmates and she pauses a moment. "I thought I was close to some of them." She's quiet for a moment before chewing on a bite of food. "I suppose people drift apart over time." A slight shrug is seen.

Rhysanna presses her lips together, giving a slow, careful nod in answer as she attempts to formulate some kind of verbal reply. "I suppose they do. It's… inevitable, in a way, once you're no longer living together and working together and… it's just strange, I think. Not that I'm drifting from everyone, and not that I even liked everyone, in the first place, but… strange."

Sundari nods slightly, a soft smile seen. "I don't think your have much to worry about." Rhys does have a gold after all, they tend to be rather popular from what she has seen over the last few turns. "Yeah it is rather strange. It was rather hard for be to get use to being on my own, well save for Irke of course."

"Probably not," allows Rhysanna, with a smile of her own. "I just— never mind." She distracts herself, taking a sip from her glass, and swirling the ice around in it, afterwards. "Mm. For me, too. I'd never had space to myself, before. It'd been a long time since I'd spent any real amount of time in a room alone, too. But… it turns out you get used to it. Eventually. And Taveh… I know she appreciates it. She found the barracks difficult to deal with, a lot of the time."

Sundari chuckles softly and nods. "I grew up on a boat so I know how you feel honestly. There was no room for any privacy, always noisy, my brother's driving me crazy. When I stayed here at the Weyr well… Thing was just different."

Abruptly, Rhysanna grins. "I bet. Having your own weyr must've felt… incredibly strange. I don't think I could manage back in the dorms or the barracks or anything, now, and it's not like it's been that long. It's nice to have space." She drains the last of her drink, letting out a contented sigh, and then adds, "If I'm going to get Taveh out before it gets too late, I should get moving, I think. But… it was nice to talk to you again, Sundari."

Sundari smiles and nods. "Yep that it did feel strange. Though now it' sjust a normal part of life I suppose." She shrugs a bitbfore glancing outside to see what time it might be before she glances back to Rhys and smiles. "Alright, I'll see you later then."

Rhysanna rises, still smiling. "Have a good evening," she says, as she gathers up her glass and makes her retreat.

Add a New Comment
Unless otherwise stated, the content of this page is licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License