Talks with Krenn

Half Moon Bay Weyr - Candidates' Barracks
Carved from a natural bubble in the volcanic stone, this small dorm room has room enough to hold around two dozen occupants comfortably. Along the walls are stationed sets of cots and clothes presses, each made up to the standards of the weyrwoman. Above, the soft white light from electric lamps cast down during waking hours.


It is the evening and the barracks are empty for the most part, as all the candidates have been released for there free time. Though there is one sitting on his bunk drawing on a sketchpad, he seems in a hurry to finish what he is doing. And to that end Riohra isn't paying attention to his surroundings.

Another late day. Apparently whatever rider Krenn was assisting for the day didn't let him go until fairly late in the evening. But he's here now, looking a touch tired. He passes Riohra on his way to his cot, pausing to offer a little smile and wave. "Hey, Rio."

Riohra will finish his drawing just before krenn walks by he will grin at it before turning to the Tanner and say "Hey buddy, thought they left you between you were gone so long".

"Eh, just the joys of rider shadowing. You finish when they say you're finished." Krenn says as he flops onto his cot, lazily pulling off his boots. "Those eggs can't hatch soon enough. Any day now, they're saying."

Riohra nods as he cleans up his drawing "Afraid you will loose your nerve if they don't hatch soon?". He looks up at Krenn to see the reaction to the question, as it seems to echo the same things he might be feeling.

Krenn chuckles, taking a peek at the drawing before he answers. "More like I'm just tired of the endless chores and rules. I mean, they'll be replaced with different chores and rules if we impress, but at least it'll be a change of pace. What about you?"

Riohra will shrug and show him the picture, it is of Krenn and Baylee curled up on the young tanners cot the night previous talking about their dreams and plans. He has caught the detail of how each looks at the other, even the way Baylee's features soften when she looks at Krenn. "I am just ready for an answer, I miss being able to move about Pern. And of course to know if Kassala will impress or not." he adds the last with a grin.

Krenn blinks, a little surprised by the content of the picture. At least he doesn't seem offended. "You've got a good talent for that. Didn't even realize you were, ah, paying attention." He chuckles a little. "I know exactly what you mean. The uncertainty wears on you, doesn't it? You made plans for… you know, just in case?"

Riohra nods and grins "If she impresses, I move here, if she doesn't she moves back up to Fort with me. Rolls reversed if I some how manage to actually impress, mind you I think bovines will fly before that, same thing she finishes school and will move closer to me." he takes the picture and slides it into a hand carved and polished red would frame. Standing up he walks over to Krenn and hands it to him saying "I made it for you, so you will remember how you two really feel even if times get you dark my friend."

"The dragons wouldn't have picked you to stand if they didn't see some potential in you." Krenn assures. "Even if you don't impress this time, you could at some future candidacy. Have faith and have confidence." When the picture is handed over he takes it, blinking in surprise and smiling warmly. "That's a very thoughtful gift, Rio. You're a good friend… now I'll have to come up with a way to return the gesture."

Riohra nods at Krenn but will grin when returns are being talked about he will say "Don't let her get away, prove people wrong that love and dragons can't exist." He will turn to walk over to his bunk and start organizing his things.

Krenn chuckles a little, raising his eyebrow again. "Is that a thing people say? I can't say it seems very true in my observations. Granted dragons mean making certain… allowances, but I think that'll be harder for Baylee than me."

Riohra nods and grins "unless you get a green" he teases, getting out his boots and starting to shine them. "Or she gets a Gold, I could see her being a Queen."

Krenn raises an eyebrow slightly. "I think you have it the wrong way around. Greens and golds are the ones that make the 'allowances' a gaurantee, you know." He turns the sketch around and sees the message, which brings a warm smile to his face. "You're much too kind, Rio. You're a good friend."

Riohra shrugs as he is shining his boots, "oh I am just a sucker for a good love story" he looks over to where Kassala is sleeping on her cot as her work was hard today. "What will you do if she impresses and you don't? going to go for master?"

"Well, I'll be sticking around here either way. This is still my official posting, after all." Krenn says with a smile. "Mastery's a long way off, but… maybe someday? I did just get my Journeyman's knot right before search. Senior journeyman's the next step, and that's many turns away. In any case, Half Moon is stuck with me."

Riohra grins "that is good, I would hate to see it left to the others to demolish" he inspects the boot he is shining and then picks up the next one "Hopefully you will have time to write me and let me know how things are. Or at the very least when graduation is going to be"

"We'll find a way to keep in touch, one way or another. Personally, I hope you'll end up sticking around here." Krenn says with an encouraging smile. "You must admit now that you've been here a few months, it's really hard to beat Half Moon, aye?"

Riohra chuckles and points to the brown firelizard sleeping on his pillow. "He will be my messenger". on the topic of staying or going he will smile fondly saying "it has been an adventure but i do miss my forests and snow of Fort"

Krenn arches an eyebrow. "Really? Well, I suppose the snow has its charms. But c'mon… the beach, the drinks, all that… hard to pass up, right? Maybe we're all just used to what we grew up with, right?"

Riohra laughs "i grew up down near southern weyr." he will wink at Krenn saying "you cant cuddle for to long in sand and heat. But cold and snow drive two people together"

Krenn grins and shrugs his shoulders. "Well, if you get too hot cuddling here, just turn on a fan. Or take off some clothes. The latter's the funner solution, but frowned on as candidates."

Riohra nods and grins "and even worse for Weyrlings I hear." He looks about the room and says "But it isnt like the old days where I can't come and visit you guys." he then looks at Krenn "Nor you come and visit me"

"True. There you have to worry about actual dragons, not just the weyrlingmasters." Krenn stretches out a little and nods. "We'll still see each other. Don't worry too much. It's all going to be okay." He stifles a yawn. "Alright… time to catch up on sleep. Thanks again for the drawing, Rio. It's great."

Riohra will nod to Krenn and look up to say good night, but it is to late as he tanner has fallen asleep already. The tall hunter will walk over and pull out a blanket to lay over his friend saying "night bud". He will walk back to his bunk and put away his shoes and go back to working on another picture of a bunch of wide eyed youth standing around some eggs in the sands…


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