Tag: Eavan, Ar'vis, Safryn
Being a light sleeper had its perks, though R'sin was such more out of habit than anything. When he was a guard the ability to rouse quickly was a life saver. Many who tried sneaking up on the sleeping man found he was not so unaware after all. At the Weyr it was less necessary but too ingrained in him to change. Not that he wanted to; even at the Weyr it sometimes proved to be an advantage. Like being woken by the waves of excitement rolling off his dragon before the bronze could prod him and not being the least groggy while dressing quickly. He knew even before Pionath started humming and telling him just what was up. There was only one thing that could get his bronze in such a mood-the hatching of those long awaited children of his.
They're coming! R'sin they're hatching! Come on, come on, we must be there to greet them!
The excitement in the bronze's voice was palpable; even if he wasn't Pionath's rider R'sin would have felt it.
I know, I know!
R'sin shot back, mentally rolling his eyes. It was hard to be annoyed with his dragon though; Pionath had waited far too long for this moment. Though the bronze's focus had shifted more to the clutchers themselves than siring clutches with them this was was still a glorious day for him. He was still thrilled beyond measure to be welcoming his
children into the world. His and Paiseantath's children that is. The bronze adored his golden mate, respected her for seeing beyond words and was immensely grateful for her giving him this chance, this clutch. If she never chose him again he would still adore her, remain devoted to her especially of all the queens in the Weyr. Now if only his rider would hurry up...
Almost as if the thought had summoned him R'sin was there, quickly putting the finishing touches on before they took off for the Hatching Sands. Pionath's humming broke off only long enough to croon a happy greeting to his beautiful mate. I would not miss greeting our children,
he told her firmly, giving the gold an affectionate nuzzle. Nor would I deny your wish. I know each and every one of them will be strong and beautiful.
R'sin offered a smile to Eavan while his dragon joined his mate. Somehow though he was not the first to arrive. Already Ar'vis was with Eavan which surprised him as the bronzerider didn't even live in New Atricis anymore. How had he gotten there so fast? But R'sin was not bitter or annoyed; Ar'vis was pretty much Eavan's weyrmate and should be here for the hatching of her gold's clutch. A nod of greeting was given to him as well as Atricis' new Weyrleader joined them. "Well met Ar'vis, Eavan. Here's to a good Hatching for all-if those candidates get their rears in gear." He noted Safryn then and made to greet her as well. Soon it would be her gold's clutch on the sands but today...today was Pionath's and Paiseantath's day.
Tag: Safryn, Eavan
Dragonets have the worst timing,
H'tai muttered to Ifrith when he was roused by Paiseantath's announcement. The brownrider was tempted to just snuggle in with Safryn and drift off once more-
Oh no you don't,
Ifrith rumbled. The Hatching is starting and you know your mate will go.
A soft, mentally groaned out curse met the brown's words. He was right of course; as Weyrwoman Second Safryn would attend. If Safryn was going...then so was H'tai. They all knew that. Ever since they had become lovers a turn ago H'tai had made every effort to join Safryn for official matters. He might not have any rank himself, not even Wingthird, but through Fall, Fog, and Fire he would be there to support her...especially now. She needed every bit of love and support he could give to her, no matter the candlemark.
Her warm form shifted against him, a kiss or two given along with words. Safryn was awake and getting ready to go. The fact she knew H'tai wouldn't stay home brought a soft smile to the brownrider's face before he rolled, pulling her into a warm embrace and placing a soft kiss to her lips. "You're right Saf; I won't let you go alone, not when I can accompany you. Ifrith will be there as well to welcome the new dragons and congratulate the proud parents. I hope you'll join me for breakfast afterward."
He gave her one more kiss before releasing her so they could both get dressed and on their way. Her reminder that Soquilith was due to Rise soon was redundant in a way. Both H'tai and Ifrith were well aware of that fact, preparing to give it their all to hopefully win this time. Ifrith was not as seasoned or strong as others, especially some of the bronzes, but that would not stop him trying his best to win Soquilith's favor. It would be ideal if he Caught her this time so that H'tai would be the one with Safryn. He would take care of her, both during and after the Flight. However the brownrider was making plans for the likelier scenario of Ifrith losing as well, ways to get back to Safryn's side ASAP and give her extra love and attention since he would have no clue how...exuberant...she and her Flight partner would have been. He wasn't sure Safryn was up for that just yet...but while her gold seemed to be waiting he knew she could not and would not wait forever. Likely not much longer in fact.
I am ready,
Ifrith assured him. This time I will be the one to twine with her.
The brown spoke with quiet determination and confidence. He too wanted to help and the best way to do that was claim Soquilith as his mate, at least for this turn. If it was at all possible the brown intended to make it happen for their riders' sakes.
I know you will,
H'tai replied, letting himself be reassured. The subject was dropped though as he entered the Hatching Sands with Safryn. Soquilith was hardly about to Rise during a Hatching so for now he needed to focus on it and Safryn. The goldrider seemed to perk up as they greeted the Weyrleaders and made their way to their seats. The squeeze to his hand was returned with a grin as Safryn started up the game they had played at the last Hatching. "Probably a surprise," he answered, chuckling. "Although I think that little egg there rocking so energetically will be first. As for what it contains...obviously a dragonet ready to be born." His grin became a smirk then. Whatever color he chose he would likely be wrong...and as Phoenith's clutch had proven the dragons tended to birth surprises as often as not. What surprises might be in store for them today?
Tag: Tanthus, Paiseantath
Almost as soon as the remaining echoes of Paiseantath's call faded a certain dayhandler burst out of her apartment with her green day wher in tow. Although a bit early this Hatching was not in the middle of the night like Phoenith's had been. Add in the fact that this time they knew Tanthus would be there recording the new weyrlings and wild whers couldn't keep the pair away. A turn ago they had failed to be there for him because they hadn't known, had not even guessed, that he would be called upon for such a duty. This time they knew better and made sure they were there to support him. Attending a Hatching was not easy for a dragonless person and at that the level of attention he had to give it to make accurate records... They had
to be there.
Come on Kimina, hop on! You know I can run faster than you!
the green day wher called excitedly.
However her handler shooed her off. You know riding bareback is risky,
Kimina chided gently, a wide grin on her face. Even though she and Maatina had promised they would be there for Tanthus the fact of the matter was they'd be there anyway. The Hatching was right here at home and they were both excited to watch. Above their heads Cobei circled, trilling and humming. The iolite wanted to watch as well!
So it was the trio bounced happily into the Sands, Maatina finding a good spot and bugling greetings to the parents. This is such a proud and exciting day for you!
she called to Pionath and Paiseantath. I can't wait to see your beautiful babies!
That was all the green said before finding her spot and settling. This was their day and she would not disrupt it.
The same could be said of Cobei who remained perched on Kimina's shoulder as the dayhandler spotted the very person she was looking for and made her way towards him. Lately he'd taken to blushing when they were together which was so cute, adorable, and extremely endearing to Kimina. A time or two she would give him a quick peck on one hot cheek or the other, finding it hard to resist hugging the stuffing out of him at such times. He was just too cute! Now though she was more focused on how the Hatching was affecting him. He didn't look too bad, but that might change as things got underway. "Hey there Tan," she greeted him cheerfully. "Hope you don't mind some company while you record everything." Cobei trilled greetings to him and Bravado from where she was but quickly returned to watching the sands and humming to welcome the babies into the world.
Paiseantath's call woke the Weyr, including a certain candidate who was rather skeptical of her words. Meet his fate on the sands? There was no way that was possible, not then this clutch contained no gold. No gold meant the dragon he was destined for was not there so how could he meet it, meet his fate? Not today. However that didn't mean he could sleep in; he was a candidate and expected to Stand for this clutch like every other. The presence (or lack thereof) of a gold egg did not change that.
With a soft sigh for the obligation that was dragging him out of his bed Keetin got up and dressed in the traditional white garb candidates wore. Venna was still gone of course, curled up with the male that had Caught her in her latest Flight. The hybrid loved to fuss over her mate though she still expected Keetin to bathe and oil her...and him. Suddenly Keetin had two flits though the second was not bonded to him and would likely be gone when Venna Rose again. Of course that meant he'd just have another second flit to look after...yay. Flits were the last thing on his mind now though. He needed to get to the sands pronto because missing any of the Hatching was unacceptable. If he ever bonded a gold he would be expected to attend anyway. Better to get used to it now.
Thus Keetin was among the first of the candidates for file in, being prompt as always. He did not shirk his duties, not ever. No gold would want a slacker after all! Quickly he bowed to both Paiseantath and Pionath, congratulating them on their clutch and making sure they knew he appreciated being allowed to Stand. Whether or not his dragon was there, the permission the two were giving him was important and he would not take it for granted. These were their children they were allowing everyone near. He made sure to be quiet and respectful, fading into the crowd once the other candidates were there. His gold was not here and Keetin did not want to Impress another color so, while he attended for his many reasons, he tried his best to be unnoticed by the dragonets in this clutch.