When the Igenites had first come to Atricis, Safryn had taken some time to introduce herself to the new riders and welcome them to their new home, and she'd taken a special interest in the weyrlings as well. She'd wanted to make sure that regardless how Igen may have viewed their dragonets, Atricis would harbor no such ill will toward their gifted dragons. There was one among them that she knew she would have to keep her eye on, for the future of Atricis as well, and it was Teteakea and her gold Siveynarth. The girl would become a Jr. Weyrwoman once she was graduated, she would fly in Safryn's own Wing and it was best to keep tabs on her from the start.
They had spoken on only a few occasions, but that did not mean Safryn didn't know as much as she could about the young woman and her gold. Regular reports came from the E'mir and his assistants and from what she could gather the young goldrider was learning well, but she was stubborn and still held a sense of resentment. Safryn had no doubt it was from her upbringing as an Igenese, and found it odd that such a magnificently unique gold would bond to a girl with such a soured mind. But, alas, she knew not what the dragons knew, only that one day Teteakea would be working alongside her, and it was best if the young woman learned to appreciate Atricis and what the Weyr had to offer.
It took some time, with the resettling of the Igen Weyrfolk, and then news from Walled, Safryn had barely had a moment of rest to herself while she worried for her own Weyr. She relied on her queenriders though, she learned to delegate what she could and her authority trickled down the ranks in order to get the job done. She had trust in Isiana as her 'Second, and she had faith in Keket and Dirce to provide for the Weyr with even the most menial of tasks, because right now, no task too small was 'un-important'. Safryn had to know if she could come to trust and rely on Teteakea when the time came as well, if she would have to sway the young woman into believing in Atricis the way the rest of the queenriders did.
It was a crisp autumn afternoon, and the Weyrwoman had already held several meetings that morning instructing Isiana and L'van of her intentions that afternoon, and delegating to her 'Second to take over for her while she was away for a few hours. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, everything should flow smoothly for the day to day operations of the Weyr, and should anything dire arise and she was needed, she assured them both she would only be a blink of between away. She had also sent word ahead to E'mir, asking to borrow the weyrling for a while, excusing her from the afternoon lesson, as there would be a bigger lesson taught today.
The Senior queen informed the youngest gold as she winged her way down into the Yard with the fair redhead already strapped into place between the dappled shoulders. There was the subtle hint of a demand in the dark gold's tone as this was more of an order, not a suggestion, but the words were kind enough to appease the haughty young woman's ire.
Safryn and Soquilith waited for them in the Yard, not far from the weyrling barracks and she expected the young goldrider to be prompt in the summons. She had a idea in mind, to show Teteakea the whole of Atricis and the lands beyond, to show her what lands they protected, to enlighten her about what Atricis was all about and perhaps even plant a seed of something more in the young woman's mind. To show her the home that could all be hers someday even, as the youngest goldrider, if she stuck it out with Atricis, one day perhaps she would become Weyrwoman and if that day ever happened, Safryn hoped it would only continue the legacy of Atricis, not sour it with Igenese ideals.