Despite her earlier uncertainty about helping Igenites given how so many treated her poorly Lerina rose to the occasion and did everything she could to help transport the sick and injured to New Atricis. During those many trips back and forth she had seen some of the newest Weyrlings and their definitely non-traditional hatchlings. It had her wonder if the Weyr wasn't in such a state of emergency if any of those hatchlings would have survived. A part of her also wondered if having so many colour mutations would have changed Igen's resistence to accept what nearly every other Weyr on the planet already did, a dragon was a dragon regardless the colour of their hide.
It was only later when as many Igenites were transported to New Atricis as the Southern Weyr could manage was done Lerina wondered about Sul'tek's daughter and a few other relations she hadn't been able to contact. Her brother in law was fine as was her older sister though both bore traces of stress and sickness from what happened. They will recover in time as will most of the people she helped bring over which was a relief. She did learn her niece had indeed Impressed and to a Chimera of all things. In a way Lerina was pleased to know Surieka did bond to a non-traditional colour but even more pleased to know she'll be at New Atricis where she wouldn't be treated poorly for something she hadn't any control over. The dragon chooses their rider not the other way around. The fact the Chimera was a mix of blue and brown was also interesting for various reasons.
Her short time as an Infirmary Aide prior to Impressing came in handy as she helped out however she could to settle the sick and injured in their new home. Whether Igen Weyr will be rebuilt Lerina had no idea and in all honesty she hoped if it was it was by people with a far more open mind than the current Weyrleader and Weyrwoman.
>Basarolth tells me his rider wishes to see you, apparently to meet somebody.>
Issormoth relayed to his rider. He paused as his fellow brown added an additional message. >He also warns Surieka's dragon is over protective. Not that I would allow him to harm you.>
Lerina perked up when Issormoth told her Sul'tek wanted to introduce her to somebody. It could only mean Surieka was ready to meet her and Lerina was anxious to do so. The warning of her dragon being over protective was acknowledged but Lerina wasn't worried. She meant no harm to either, quite the contrary really but she understood why the Chimera would be cautious. Issormoth was much the same back when he was young and for good reason.
"Let them know I'm on my way," Lerina informed Issormoth. She knew where the refugees were being housed till more permanent accommodations could be built and it was easy to spot Sul'tek's dragon. Lerina had seem him often enough to be able to identify him from a distance.
<My rider comes,>
Issormoth informed Basarolth.
It didn't take Lerina long to reach the tents for the displaced Igenites and make her way towards Surieka's tent. Remembering Issormoth's warning she slowed before getting close to the tent entrance and stopped before actually entering.
"Hello in there, I'm Lerina," Lerina called out before stepping just inside the tent. She spotted Sul'tek gave him a smile then looked over at her niece and gave her a smile as well. Lerina made no attempt to approach further into the tent. Looking at the Hatchling who was between her and her niece and looking quite ready to bite if he saw her as any sort of threat, Lerina inclined her head towards him.
"Hello to you Lamassuth," she said. "My name is Lerina, rider of brown Issormoth and Aunt to your lovely Surieka. I'm a stranger to you and her both for now but I would truly love to get to know you both better. I too was born in Igen and know all too well how cruel and unfair many would treat you and your rider. I assure you I would never treat anybody that way, certainly not somebody as special as my niece or yourself."