Swords Improve Posture

Western Weyr - Lagoon Shore

A sandy beach running along the edge of the lagoon, between the sparkling waters and the bowl. Sometimes riders and dragons are seen playing in the water nearby or a dolphin can be seen cavorting. At other times seacraft can be seen coming in under the arch to dock. The lagoon is large enough to fill a quarter of the length of the bowl. A path winds out along a ledge out to the docks to the southwest, the lagoon to the west and the bowl to the east.
The vast majority of residents bustle back and forth on their many errands, keeping Western Weyr running smoothly. Children released from lessons scamper across the bowl while weyrlings bathe by the lagoon and practice. Delivery wings can be seen coming and going all day long overhead.The days grow slightly shorter as the turn winds its way into fall, and the air becomes gradually a bit cooler, carrying with it smells of moist earth and changing leaves.

After a long day in the waters, Jey and Sungie seem to be finally done training, but that doesn't mean they're out of the ater just yet. The petite woman still has her usual stopwatch hanging from her neck, but instead of fiddling with it, her hands are busy holding a large multi colored beach ball. "GO LONG!" Jey yells over at a white form in the water before tossing the ball up and serving it out across the waters. When the ball hits it's peak, it's trajectory is suddenly interrupted by a push from a white snout. It's all that Jey can do to lunge after the dropping ball, but moving in water isn't quite easy, and the dolphineer doesn't make it. Jeyin helplessly watches the ball come to rest on the surface and shakes her head while Sungie begins a series of squeaks that sound pretty close to laughter.

Kelthero has also just finished another long day, arriving on the lagoon shores from the bowl entrance. The guard is dressed casually, even foregoing his usual heavy boots for sandals. He carries a small sack with him, which at the moment is slung over one shoulder. Pausing when Jeyinshi yells out, he watches as the ball goes soaring over the waters and then the failed attempt to catch when Sungie serves it back. "Nice catch!" Kelthero calls out to the dolphineer in his best teasing tone as he resumes his stride and starts to head closer to the water's edge. "Done training for the day?"
Jeyinshi turns at a familiar voice and sends her best smirk in return. "Thanks. I'm glad /someone/ gets to see my impressive side." The dolphin squeaks a greeting before using his tail to flip the ball out of the water and up towards Kelthero. "Completely done. How about you? From the looks of it, you're off duty…unless you're undercover." Jey's mouth twists up in a smile and she catches sight of the sack, peering at it curiously. "What've you got in there? Don't tell me that you're really undercover and that's to hide your weapons. I can assure that there is absolutely /noooothing/ fishy going on here."

"That was your impressive side?" Kelthero fires back, grinning as Sungie flips the ball towards him - or close enough. The guard steps into the shallow waters, sandals and all, to bump the ball back out towards Jeyinshi and Sungie. "And for the record, I'm not undercover. I don't do that." Yet. "And this?" He moves back onto the shore, letting the sack fall from his shoulder and instead holds it up. He's about to explain, but instead gives the dolphineer a blank look. "Seriously? You thought I'd bring weapons in this?" Then he's laughing and shaking his head. "My only weapon is a sword and there's /no/ way I can hide that thing." He's still laughing as he starts to open the sack, reaching in and pulling out… "Interested in a light snack?" he asks, smirking as he reveals that the sack does, indeed, contain food - in particular a meatroll. "I've fruit in here too. Somewhere."

"Mhm. That's the impressive side. But you've set to see the amazing side and the remarkable side." The dolphineer grins back before raising her eyebrow and chuckling a bit at the question, "You've known me how long now Kelth? Of /course/ I really believed there were weapons in there. But hmm, you could hide a short sword by sticking it down the back of your shirt. Then you can just pretend you always keep your back unbearably straight." She says this as if it's a viable option, smiling good naturedly before grabbing the returned ball and hitting it off in Sungie's direction. "Alright Hae, go play with some dolphin folk now, you're off duty." And why was she letting him off so easily? Food! "I'm always interested in a light snack." After watching Sungie and the ball head out into the lagoon, Jeyin wades out of the water, unzipping her wetsuit and moving towards the guard.

"I'll admit, I'm not sure if I do or do not want to see those sides." Kelthero teases for the last time, chuckling and then shrugging his shoulders. "Okay, so I should know better. But where's the fun in that?" He frowns for a moment then, as if seriously considering arming himself that way and then discards that idea, wrinkling his nose. "Nah, too uncomfortable, too obvious." As Jeyinshi comes from the water, the guard politely waits before finding a drier part of the shore to sit down in. "Somehow, I figured you would be." He says, grinning and offering the sack to her to choose her preference. The meatroll he's already grabbed, he claims for himself. "So how are you and Sungie doing today?"

Jeyinshi grins, "I don't think you'll have a choice really." The dolphineer winks before settling down beside him, "Guess there isn't any fun in that. But hey, as uncomfortable as it may be, it'd definitely serve to improve posture." She looks over into the sack and picks out a piece of fruit. Knees come up to her chest and the dolphineer idly rests her arms on them, looking out towards the water for a few seconds before taking a bite. "Thanks for sharing though. I'm starved. We worked pretty hard today." As if to exemplify just how hard, Jey groans a bit and leans back to lay on the sand. "We're both doing pretty well. He's more ready to work than usual since I've been busy doing all that paperwork and such. He's like a child and I'm starting to feel like an old rickety grandma chasing after him unsuccessfully."

Kelthero takes a few bites of the meatroll, almost polishing it off as he does. It appears the guard is just as hungry. Lifting his hand up, he wipes at the corners of his mouth before replying. "It'd be one painful motivator for someone to correct a poor posture, that's for sure. And you're welcome. I figured if I was going to stop by, I might as well bring some food." He glances to his side, as the dolphineer lies back, chuckling dryly. "I can tell it was a long day. But good to hear you're both well." The meatroll is then finished off and the guard brushes his fingers clean before copying Jeyinshi in a way and leaning back on his arms. "Odd way of putting it, but I'm guessing it works. So he's actually missing the work and training? I thought he liked to play more than anything." Kelther then lapses into silence for a moment, glancing back out over the waters. "Put anymore thought into that hut idea of yours?

Jeyinshi takes another bite from the fruit before rolling over on her side to face the guard and propping her head up on her arm. "You're one of the few out there that have enough good sense to think of doing something like that. So thanks again." She chuckles softly, nodding. "Would I be me if I didn't put it oddly?But yes, he certainly does miss it. He enjoys playing, but he chose me because he wanted to learn and puts his skills to good use. Like any kid he'll get frustrated and just want to play, but he'll always come back to work. Besides…I'm inclined to think he misses me. I certainly missed him." The dolphineer smiles warmly, thinking of her partner before grinning over at Kelthero. "Yeah. I've got some wood and stuff lined up. I'm not sure how to go about designing it, but everything should be delivered tomorrow and be ready to work on."

"Oh really? Huh. Never thought I'd be labeled as having "good sense"." Kelthero admits, but seems to lack any humor in his response. That doesn't last long though. "No, no that wouldn't be you at all. In fact, that'll be when I worry for you." He gives a soft chuckle then, glancing over to the dolphineer as she answers is never ending questions. "Sungie does sound like a young child when you talk of him like that. So… I'd think he probably does miss you, in his own way." Kelthero then shakes his head a little, as if still struggling with some inner thought which he soon voices out loud. "You know, I still can't quite grasp how complex dolphins are. I mean, I came from a family of fishermen, I heard of them before but not like this." The guard then returns Jeyinshi's grin. "Hey, that's great! And well, a simple design may help? Might not be the prettiest of fanciest of huts, mind you, but simple design means simple to build, right?" Logic, it appears, is not Kelthero's strongpoint.

"Well, as far as I'm concerned, you do." The dolphineer says this matter-of-factly before chuckling, "You'll worry for me? Aw, I'm touched." Jeyinshi winks before laughing, "Oh yes, and his own way consists of working me to the bone. I'm going to age early cause of him." She sighs a bit before finishing off the fruit and sitting up. "I know it's kind of odd. They're a bit myseterious really. It's literally like they have their own world underwater. They've got families, communities, they even have a kind of politics. And it's all very complicated to say the least. But if you're every curious about the specifics, feel free to ask either me or Sungie. You've got two experts on the subject at your disposal." Jeyin looks down at the sand, beginning to trace a simple box like structure and slowly adding to it. "No, simple is good, I need it for work, not to impress people. Can you think of anything? I know I want a roof of course. Possibly a bit of a porch like thing, just so that if it's raining and I have to light a fire…." From there, the conversation continues, the guard and dolphineer continuing to discuss details of the structures as time passes and the sun continues its descent into late evening.

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