Solonia loved a Gather. Gathers were the perfect
time to kick back and enjoy oneself. Especially given what was happening back at the Weyr, mostly concerning the wherhandlers, Solonia was really looking forward to a chance to just forget about what all was going on to have some fun. So given the chance, she went all out, donning a dark dress with brassy detailing. It was one of the nicest articles of clothing she owned, and she had had it made after moving South in order to have something Gather appropriate in a cooler style. Now, here in Evanoria, she could have gotten away with warmer, Northern wear, but she liked this outfit, baring her heavily muscled legs without shame, not caring either how the sheer fabric around her muscled arms clung just enough to keep from hiding her heavy muscles. To be fair, though, Solonia had few reservations about her musculature.
The lounge tents drew her attention, curious about the waterpipes she saw there. She hadn't had a chance to try one before, and it seemed plenty of people enjoyed them. It sounded like something fun and new to give a try, and so she had made her way into the tents, looking around at how luxurious the setup looked with all the fabric and low couches and pillows everywhere. It looked far less Northern and more Southern, appropriate wince the waterpipes came from Walled Hold.
"Good evening," she greeted a bluerider who was at a waterpipe by himself. She saw many people were sharing them, so she figured that was the way it was intended, and what better way to try something new than the way it's intended? Besides, she was looking forward to socializing with someone.
"Mind if I join you here? I'm curious about these waterpipes, I haven't had a chance to try them before," she explained in greeting. If he preferred she'd find herself another waterpipe to try out, but he looked like he could use some company, and she wouldn't lie, he was quite easy on the eyes.
Kole was glad that the candidates were being given a chance to attend the Gather. While he liked it at the Weyr, candidacy had become a bit monotonous after the novelty had worn off. Every candidate probably felt that way, so it was great to get out of the Weyr for a while to have some fun. While most everyone dressed in their Gather finest, Kole didn't have much to boast, and stick with a simple white button down shirt and a pair of dark trousers and boots. Given his experiences at Southern Seahold, Kole didn't have much money for fine clothing, or much of anything really. He felt he looked fine enough though in what he wore, given he also wore the candidacy knots on his shoulder to denote his rank in the Weyr.
Kole found himself around the lounge tents, curious about the luxuries there. While he was interested in some alcohol, as a candidate, he was forbidden. So instead he pick up some finger foods from the food tables, and headed over to check out the waterpipes. After all, there were no rules given about the waterpipes, and he was sure he already saw a few candidates among the patrons. However, he wasn't sure if he wanted to interact with his fellows or someone new today, especially since not all of the other candidates appreciated his... approach to gender, so to speak. That wasn't important today though, and so he avoided those individuals, instead, looking for someone who looked like they wouldn't mind his presence at a waterpipe.
There was so much to do and see that Nali had practically bounced around the Gather to see it all. She marveled at the dragon jousting, as well as the dragon races, and had peeked at the sellers, even the 'lizard merchants, but decided not to purchase anything just yet. Now she was at the lounge tents, drawn in by the luxurious looking tents and the waterpipes. She wanted to try one. However, she paused, seeing what she was sure was her father among the crowd. She squinted at him in annoyance to his presence. She didn't think he could stop her from trying a waterpipe, but she was sure he would try and keep her from it or give her a lecture if he saw her. She didn't feel like any parental scolding tonight, so, for now, she turned toward the tent without waterpipes to get some food and to keep from being seen by her dad for now.
Since she was here, she decided, she was going to try a little bit of everything available, and before long she had two plates filled with various foods, treats, and snacks. She balanced them in each hand and made her way to a place to sit and eat, pausing when a tent attendant asked if she would like something to drink too. Once she got moving again, she didn't quite watch where she was going as well as she should have, and holding her plates up, she accidentally beaned someone with one of them, sending the plate toppling onto the ground around their feet.
"Shards! Oh shells I'm sorry," Nali was quick to apologize, realizing she was the one at fault very easily. She looked down at the food on the floor now though, a bit sad to see it now wasted, even though she could just get some more.