"I can't say much about traveling. Coming here was the first time I left Melisong. I suppose we are shaped by how we grow. I developed the habit of listening because so many people there talk." She let out a little laugh and hoped the other would not call her on how forced it sounded. "Someone has to be quiet eventually in all the chaos."
She took a minute to consider the offer. "I think I would like that, if you do not mind teaching me." It could be useful to know how to fix some things on her own.
Mau didn’t say anything when she heard the somewhat stiff laughter. Dragons roaring, sounds of undetermined origin were distracting enough, she was surprised they could keep such a calm conversation. She herself couldn’t help but keep her ears out. If something did happen in here, she was going to help. She wasn’t going to get out now, the wher handlers were keeping to the exits, guarding for anyone who didn’t belong. For a place that felt rather friendly most days, this all felt very strange.
“I guess so. Takes all kinds, yes?” Mau tried to keep cheerful. Well, not too cheerful. Just cheerful enough.
“Oh, I don’t mind. I don’t know how good a teacher I will be but I promise to try.” She tried to look encouraging, but it might have come off a little bit sheepish. She changed gears though. “If you wanted, you could tell me some of the stories you’ve heard. I’m sure being at Melisong you’ve heard a lot.” Mau had been around there before, she knew what the people could be like.