Studying at the Beach

July 25, 2017
==== Kalen and Wakua

DolphinCraft Hall - Training Beach

The training beach has been set into a secluded ocean cove well away from the shipping lanes running to and from Rubicon River Hold. The beachfront is long with shaggy softwoods and waving palms scattered over the outskirts, gradually giving way to a pristine expanse of white sands. Several small wooden open air classrooms are built on the inland side of the beach. A single long pier reaches into the depths with a large dolphin bell set prominently at the end. Most of the cove has been dredged deep to allow plenty of room for the pods coming in and out, but a section has been left shallow for swimming and teaching. A well-worn path of beach sand leads to the courtyard in the southeast.

People: Kalen Wakua

Wakua is sitting on the beach and on a towel. She's got a book in her lap and she's studying it intently. She's also got a notebook and she's scribbling down notes. It looks like she's drawn a dolphin in her notebook and is labeling the different parts.

Kalen comes walking in from the Hall proper wearing a spring wet suit, he looks over and sees the woman studying and walks by saying "Hello Apprentice Wakua"

Wakua looks up and she salutes, "Hello Journeyman Kalen how are you doing today? Is Atlas doing well?" She asks as she just got back the other day and all ready throwing herself into her classwork.

Kalen grins down "we are both well thank you, How are the studies going?" he will move to stand in front of her but away from the sunlight so she doesnt have to strain her eyes.

Wakua puts a bookmark in her book and closes it before she sets it and the notebook aside to give Kalen her full attention, "Going well. I got all my books and they put me with a roommate, another woman who's an older apprentice. She's been here for 6 months. She's very nice, her name is Aretta. I think we'll be good friends."

Kalen nods and grins "well your first evaluation will be later today, they want to test your swimming as well as endurance at treading water." he will bend down and sit on his heels looking at the woman "I know you can do it"

Wakua nods, "So I've been told. Thank you I have confidence that I'll do well in this first test. I've been swimming as much as I can since I decided to become a dophineer apprentice."

Kalen looks about noticing it is just them will reach out and take her hand if she will let him saying "I know you have been, and I will be routing for you." It is a small gesture but one that shows his faith in her.

Wakua takes Kalen's hand and she gently squeezes it. "I know that you've been routing for me and helping me. I'm very grateful for it. So what have you been up to today?"

Kalen grins and says with an exasperated tone "Paper work, no sooner do I get to go be at Monaco and let Lyzaen deal with the paper work than do I called back here and have to deal with a masters load of it."

Wakua smiles, "I'm sure Lyzaen enjoys paperwork especially Monaco Bay's Weyrleader's." She chuckles, "Well I'm sorry you have to deal with paperwork, but I have to as well."

Kalen chuckles and nods "Oh I know she enjoys his" and that is all he will say about his sisters adventures. "Very true, so I guess I best set a good example for you then"

Wakua chuckles a little bit more. "Yes you better especially if I want to be your apprentice back at Monaco. How are things going back at Monaco?"

Kalen looks at her saying "oh still planing on coming back are ya? not just going to take what you can from me and run?" he is teasing of course. "Things at Monaco are alright, I hear Fort is doing some kind of winter games or something that has the wings wanting to participate."

Wakua smiles, "Of course as soon as they say that I can be posted to a weyr to continue my studies I'm going to ask for Monaco if that's okay with you." She nods, "I heard about that on my way back."

Kalen grins "I would love to have you dear, but we will have to see what the masters think on that" there is still a twinkle in his eye at her being with him again at Monaco. "I think I am going to talk with the masters about letting all you apprentices go. Could be good for the hall"

Wakua nods, "I'd love to go, but if I need to stay here I need to stay here. I'm all about following the rules, this is my second chance at a craft and I'm not going to screw it up."

Kalen will grin so wide when he hears her say that and nod "That is the way" squeezes her hand again and hears people coming but is reluctant to let it go until the last moment. "I know you can do it dear."

Wakua gives a squeeze back, "I know that I can do it too. I'm sure you'll have lots of fun without me and I want you to. No telling how long I'll be an apprentice."

Kalen nods and stands saying "you will be on as long as it takes but you will be better for the craft" He will stretch some more as some students wander down the road to the little dock. Kalen will give Wakua a wink and wave saying "I will let you get back to your studies, but see me in the evening during your free time we will catch up"

Wakua nods, "Sure thing I'll stop by after dinner. I'll have some free time although I can't stay too long I've got homework although I'm trying to finish it before my first test."

Kalen laughs and nods, give her a wave he will jog up the little dock and shout at the group assembled and soon has them in the water swimming back and forth in things called 'suicides'.

Wakua smiles, "Have fun." She says as she goes to pick her book back up and to go back to studying. She knows soon she'll have to be doing those drills as well.