Isiana had rarely ever thought about Flights. That was, until she Impressed to Andromedath. Since then, they had been on her mind just a bit more. Probably more than a bit, but she wouldn't admit it. Honestly, she had always hoped she would Impress a Gold, and now that she had one, it was like a dream come true. Except for the fact that she knew that her gold would eventually rise, and hopefully (for the sake of the Weyr), clutch. Actually, the young rider thought she was more scared of the fact that for some unknown reason, her Gold would not clutch. That had been a thought in the back of her mind honestly since the day the two had become one. If she didn't clutch, or lost most of her eggs or something, what would happen then? Unfortunately, as soon as she tried to push that thought out of her mind, another one crept in. What if, for some unknown reason, her beautiful Gold never rose?
As much as Isiana hated thinking thoughts like that, as the seasons changed, Andromedath had still not risen, and that thought kept coming to the front of her rider's mind. It was beginning to seem more and more likely, well, to Isiana anyway, that something was wrong. As much as she talked to Andomedath about it, the dragon always seemed to evade the question. Since her dragon wasn't really being any help, Isiana had decided to go to the Weyrwoman and talk to her. Safryn explained that not everything went according to plan, and that the young Gold would rise when both dragon and rider were ready. Isiana was thankful for the advice, and then found herself wondering which one of them wasn't ready.
If she had to guess, it was her. The fight she had had with Lor still weighed heavily on the young woman's mind most of the time, even after they had gotten past it. It was just, something she didn't want to have to go through again. Maybe if she let it go, and tried not to worry about things like that, everything would be better. Maybe then everything would be as it should be. One day, she decided maybe she should talk to her Gold about this, get her thoughts on it.
Am I the reason you aren't rising Andro?" Of course Isiana felt a little weird asking that, but she needed to know.
Eventually I will rise when I feel like it. I will not place the blame on anyone. We will both know when the time is right.
One lovely, sunny fall morning, Isiana could tell that something was very different from the moment she woke up. Shortly there after, it dawned on her. These feelings, Andromedath was finally getting ready to rise. With this being her first Flight, Isiana was not sure about exactly what she was in for. Sure, it had been explained, but how could you really explain exactly what was going to happen? For now, she put that to the back of her mind. The young rider knew there were certain things she needed to do now that she knew Andromedath was close. She began writing the letters, warning the other Queen riders of what was coming. Then she wrote one to Lor as well, letting him know that it would be soon. The blue rider would most certainly want to be there with her.
Once she got the letters delivered, she let her mind dwell on what else needed to be done. Surprisingly, the answer was, nothing. Everyone already knew her door was going to be locked, and she had already gotten her armband as well. After the fight her and Lor had had, and after they made up, she had done that stuff immediately. Getting it done and out of the way so she didn't have to worry about it had seemed like the best thing to do, and she was honestly glad she had.
Two days later, Isiana awoke with a start. Sitting up, she looked around, wondering what exactly had woken her up. Seeing nothing that should have woken her up, she just sat there for a moment. The sun had barely started rising, a pale pink light just starting to show through her windows. Shrugging to herself, the young gold rider moved to lay back down and go back to sleep, and that's when she noticed it. It shocked her that it had taken her that long, but now she could sense it. Andromedath was finally ready to rise.
Just as she thought that, the gold took to the air, and headed towards the beast pens. As she flew, she roared a challenge to the whole Weyr. Come and get me if you dare boys!
Quickly Isiana remebered everything she had been taught, and began to gain control of her dragon. No Andro, you can only blood it! Of course, it was easier said than done, but after a battle of wills, Andromedath blooded 4 heardbeasts and then took to the sky just as the sun rose, shining off her golden hide, making her shine brighter than ever before. She couldn't wait to see what the boys had to offer her.
(OOC: This will be a two round Flight since it is her maiden Flight. I will try and post the next round either next Saturday or Sunday (4/14 or 4/15 depending on how my 3 jobs are going at that point. Have fun with it!)