It was a nice enough day, and with the current events of the Weyr Lilli had decided that it was about time that she relaxed. Today she didn't want to worry about the fact that Nessaria had transfered to another weyr, and she certainly didn't want to think about the fact that D'eku was now running the weyr ... it was just all too messy, too confusing, and very much unwelcoming to her mind. She'd just gotten used to the thought that she had been left standing on the sands, now she had to get used to the fact that the weyr was under new leadership - sure it had to be expected with how often Golds and Purples rose, but that didn't mean that she had to welcome the news of Nessaria's departure.
So here she was sat out in the gardens, the soft feeling of short grass beneath her limbs providing a feeling of comfort. At least the weyr hadn't changed with Nessaria's departure - the grass was the same, the food was the same, and most of the people within the weyr where the same. There was no need to worry about what was going on with the leadership, all she had to do was worry about herself and how she would get herself through the next few weeks. Rumor had it that Aseth had laid a clutch of eggs before her departure, and that rumor meant that she would be standing on the sands again and waiting to see if it was third time lucky for her.
Lifting one hand Lilli reached over and tugged at the grass, allowing the broken strands to drift from her fingers and into the gentle breeze ... yes things would be different this time and she just hoped that she could find her place within the weyr before that happened.
Unlike the distressing Lilli, Nenette could not care less who was in charge of the Weyr. Well, that wasn't precisely true. She did care enough to know who they were, so she could weasel her way into good standing with them. But it certainly did not matter whether it was Nessaria or D'eku that was the focus of her attentions. What did it really matter? The leadership at the Weyr changed often enough that Nenette was pretty capable of adapting very quickly. What was the point of worrying and stressing about it.
Nenette had been hard at work, refilling her ink stores, as she had almost run out, so her fingers were freshly stained and she felt the need to wear a deep purple gown in an attempt to keep from rubbing the stains on anything that might show the dark smudges. Around her waist was a thick, woven leather belt with jingling beads dangling down off the bottom edge, and she wore matching sandals upon her feet. These were obviously not her work clothes. But she had a few candlemarks before she had to do anything more today so she decided to wear something comfortable(though still fashionable) and go for a walk in the gardens.
Which is, obviously, where Lilli happened to be.
Now, Nenette didn't really know Lilli, and to be honest, that should be expected. Nenette rarely paid any attention to anyone she didn't think would benefit her. And Lilli certainly didn't seem the type. After all, the woman had been left on the sands a number of times now. What chance did she have of ever amounting to anything? To be fair, Nenette was not trying to be cruel. She was simply being as practical as she could be. But she was not the type of person who would simply walk right by a person without saying a word. Her mother had trained her better than that.
And so it was, when she came across the other young woman in the garden, she paused in her walk to look over her with curious purple eyes(her most outstanding feature) and allowed a soft smile to cross her face. She clasped her hands before herself, leaning to the side lightly to better look up at Lilli's face. "Ah! Pardon me! It seems we both had the same idea, coming to the garden to relax!" She motioned to the spot next to the other Candidate. "Do you mind if I join you?"
Lilli turned her head as Nenette asked if she could join her, and Lilli not seeing a reason to turn the other candidate away nodded her head. It had been awhile since she had talked to anyone and the company would make a nice change, if she spent any more time on her own people would think she was a loner. Such an image was not what she needed when she had so many plans in her life; plans that she had to admit had been put on hold since the last hatching. Offering a smile to Nenette she patted a section of grass to the side on her left side.
"I don't mind at all, the company will be nice" She offered a broad smile and turned back to take in the gardens that where around her.The scent of grass wafted up into her nose, reminding her of the advancing season. It also reminded her that time was passing horribly fast, and that made her feel much older then she really was. It seemed like only yesterday that she had stood at her first clutch, and now here she was on the cusp of standing at her third ... and that caused her to wonder what she would do if she didn't impress. Sure she would stand at other clutches, but just how many times could she put herself through that?
Lilli huffed lightly at her downward turned thoughts, before coming to the weyr she had a clear view of what she wanted in life. Now she didn't know what the future held and she had the suspicion that people where beginning to write her off as someone whom would become a crafts person rather then a rider. Keeping an eye on Nenette she tried to figure if she had seen the girl before, but there was no memory of seeing the girl at previous clutches and that meant that she was a newer candidate and Lilli should therefore introduce herself "The name is Lilli by the way, it is nice to see new faces around the weyr" She offered a friendly smile toward her newly arrived companion and waited for an introduction from her.