She would be moving to New Atricis Weyr.
It would be an enormous change for her, she had spent her whole life at the Harper Hall, but it was one she and her family hoped would be best for her. Her heartbreak from Liram was so fresh to her heart, and she struggled to keep herself going through her Hall work now. Everything about it reminded her of Liram, and on more than one occasion since he left her she held the hood and cloak he had gifted to her and cried, especially when she was packing her things, deciding what to take and what to leave behind.
”Thanks, Lyric,” she praised the little Iolite flitt as she deposited a lightweight slipper into her lap. She had been trouble finding the other one, but Lyric took care of it and now Mina could get her shoes on, slipping her feet into the flats as a light knock sounded on her door.
”Come in,” she called, not surprised to hear her mother’s voice.
”Hey dear, you ready to go now,” the older harper woman asked as she peered into Mina’s room. Even to Mina’ the room looked so different. The clothes chest had been taken out of the room, and the personal belongings on the shelves were mostly gone. Only a few items were left, deliberately chosen to be left behind. Miriam, her mother, said nothing about the fine cloak left on the bed, the one Liram had gotten for her. She was silently happy to see Mina leaving it behind and instead put on a hood and cloak that her mother had gotten made for her with the intent to replace Liram’s cloak with it.
”Yes, mother, I am ready.” As she answered, she picked up a personal bag that had in it the panflute she tended to practice with the most. A little something of home to take with her, a material comfort for when she was in a whole new place.
Miriam led her daughter out of the Hall then. Her trunks had already been taken out, just two of them, with her clothes and personal belongings divided between them. It was actually more than most harpers left with, but given she was the Master’s daughter, it wasn’t surprising either. They were waiting outside with the strong man that had been tasked with helping with the trunks, looking at the sky as Miriam and Mina stepped up.
”Thank you,” Mina expressed to the man who had helped so far, giving him a polite bow of her head. He smiled and nodded, forgetting that Mina had a hard time seeing the expression, but she saw the nod so she accepted he had acknowledged her at least.
”They should be here any moment now,” he mother assured Mina, taking her hand into hers for a squeeze. For a moment they stood quietly, not needing to share words. They had already talked about this extensively, there wasn’t much else to say right now. Mina just stood and waited, keeping her head down to keep her eyes shielded from the sun under the hood that was flipped up over her head.