- Motorboat Mayhem -
- Based upon a true story, but gravely, gravely exaggerated -

Indan impressed at Darkling Dawn

Indan watched the sky right before the three girl entered the cave. If this weather was a regular occurance it wouldn't be fun being stuck here for a long time. Quickly she followed the two other girl in. They both went opposite ways when they had entered. Indan doubted. Should she follow Elkenjy or Ylessa? Or should she stay in the middle. 
Finally Indan decided to move toward Ylessa. Elkenjy was big enough to take care of herself. Besides, she still had to apologise for her stupid idea to go on a joyride. No, she had to apologise about letting Elkenjy at the wheel. Without her idea they'd still be on the vacation resort. But then, they wouldn't be here. Maybe she should thank Elkenjy.
Indan sighed and stopped. She was still a few metres away from Ylessa, but on this spot she balanced the distribution of candidates. That was a good excuse. She wiped her hand across her face: I went there, Elkenjy, because otherwise the room would be assymetrical. Humerous.
Before she could decide if she should move the eggs started hatching. A green, a blue, a green, a brown...
Elkenjy impressed the first blue. Indan sighed with relief. If she had gone to Elkenjy, she would be there alone by this time. Carefully she took a step closer to Ylessa and waited. More dragons hatched and the spectacle became complete when the third green's eggs started hatching too.
"Must be something in the air." Indan mumbled and then watched the eggs again. After the first blue of the third clutch two more eggs broke. One of the third and one of the second clutch. A large green and a smaller light milky green hatched. After a quick look to see if her hatchmate was ok the green walked toward Indan. She stopped and asked:
"Well, aren't you going to tell me your name?"
This little dragoness aparently had no idea how an impression had to go. She was so clueless that Indan could only smile.
"But you already know it. And I know your name, too, Emath. Indan said scratching the greens eyeridges as they had taught her. She and Emath started walking toward the tables when the second green impressed Ylessa. Indan waited for the pair to pass them and then asked:
"What's the name of yours?" Maybe if she was friendly Ylessa might forgive her.
"Reath." Ylessa said and smiled the way Indan felt.
"Mine is called Emath."

Green Emath


The next weeks and months Ylessa didn't have much time to worry about Elkenjy or Indan. In fact they were the least of her problems. Reath was growing and she'd picked up a Rukel, a creature indiginous to Darkling Dawn. And later today she'd have to meat with Indan and Elkenjy.
The three of them were so busy lately that they hardly had time to get together and chat. And as much trouble as the two of them had been for her before, she still missed them when they weren't around.
"They're your friends, right." Reath nudged.
"Yeah, I guess they are.
Meanwhile, Indan was busy grooming her Green Emath for the late night weyrling training class 'Flying stealth at night'. She'd managed to stay out of trouble for the most part. Too busy as they all were with training and adapting. And just when she'd gotten used to the changes, she'd had had to move into her own weyr.
"I like it here better though."
"Don't you miss the company of the other dragons?"
"Hmm... not really. I feel them all the time. It's you who misses your friends isn't it?"
"Great now you know how to search my brain."
"I learn fast." Emath quipped.
Across the weyr, Elkenjy was busy drilling her blue Hatenth. Though she hadn't wisened up as much as her two companions on that motorboat joyride, she did understand the importance of training. A well-trained pair could get away with more.
"I'll need to be a few seconds faster if i want to elude the watchdragon." Hatenth said.
"You can't seem to shave those last seconds off, can't you?"
"It's like I'm being kept back by something." he sighed, "If only SOMEONE would lessen the load."
"I guess you found out about the stones."
"I can only tolerate so much." he sneared.
"Fine then. We'll have to go to the meeting anyway."
"You sound so irritated, but I know you love them." Hatenth grinned, "Maybe I should tell..."
"You snitch!" Elkenjy dropped the stones from her sack onto the dragon's back.
"That's abuse you know!" Indan called from a couple of yards away.
"What trouble did you get in now?" Ylessa asked.
"Nothing." Elkenjy gritted her teeth.


Indan picked up the pen and then put it down again. It was hard. She really wanted to sign Emath up for a flight. the stories she'd heard about them and the few flights she'd witnessed had made her wish to experience one. She wanted to feel the sensations shared by the dragons, the deep lust and desire. She wanted it so bad.
"You can enter me you know." Emath sighed.
"I knew you knew." Indan said, "It's not you I'm worried about."
"You think Ylessa would object?"
"She's into that one destined person for life and all eternity thing. I know she means well, but I could not live that way. I really want to have some fun too."
"You should not worry about her."
"What if I tell her you are my one for eternity Emath? Wouldn't that work?"
"You really shouldn't bother." Emath sighed.
"Why are you so sure?"
"Reath told me she'd be flying too."
"Apparently Ylessa graciously said she could."
"No way!"
"So let's have fun." Emath grinned, "I have a couple of blues and browns in mind I wouldn't mind attending. Maybe I should ask them to sign up. Ah! To have men fight and fawn over me."
"You're really just like me." Indan smiled and then picked up the pen again.

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