Per usual, Cr’wean in the face of embarrassment was only really able to grumble. Yes being sarcastic wasn’t nice, but he said what he said and that’s how he was. Certainly wasn’t the most ridiculous thing he had ever done. And of course the laughter hardly made him feel better. He supposed her words that followed were supposed to be comforting, but people saying they liked him made him embarrassed. Same with complements. Fortunately for him, Kiyosh was around to completely take charge of the conversation.
[smear:993300]Would you like to try?[/smear:A0522D"] Cr’wean looked up, suspiciously eyeing where Kiyosh was. [smear:993300]Standing for Lifewing eggs?[/smear:A0522D"]
You already checked her out?
[smear:993300]I’ve been healing her most of the day, I think I got a grip on her song.[/smear:A0522D"] Cr’wean said no more about it. If she had been checked, he didn’t have anything else to say. Kiyosh’s attention went back to the patient.
[smear:993300]That is, assuming you would like to. Though I would be delighted if you wanted to. I think we could always use more smiling folk around here.[/smear:A0522D"] Though she loved best the man who hardly ever did.
To say that Bellamia was shocked could be an understatement. Though she had only very recently shared her desire to be a lifewing rider, she did not for once consider that she might be Searched by one. Was this lifewing serious? Standing for Lifewing eggs? Her? Bellamia's heart began to quicken with an increase of deep hope and excitement. After enough time had passed for Kiyosh to give a hint as to her seriousness, Bellamia's lips parted as she prepared to ask a question. But then it was answered before she could utter a sound.
Was Kiyosh completely serious in her asking? Evidently it was so because the lifewing expounded upon her question with two statements that made it more than clear. Yes. This was real. It was truly happening and Bellamia was stunned. Lowering her hand, her laughter having quickly faded, she looked between Cr'wean and where Kiyosh was and after a quiet moment of deep thought she spoke. Her tone of voice when she did was very respectful and almost reverent when she said, "Yes dearest Kiyosh. I would love nothing more in the world than to stand for a Lifewing egg. ...If you are sure I should. I don't always smile you know." Her smile inched back into her face again. Though still tired and pained, her eyes also shown with a serious expression and one of certainty. Maybe even a little awe.
Glancing back to Cr'wean, she waited for either he or Kiyosh to speak again. She was very tired but now she had so many questions that were zipping around in her mind and refusing to be captured for the asking. So she waited until her first statement had been replied to. Were they sure she, Bellamia, should stand for an egg?
Kiyosh seemed both satisfied and amused by Bellamia’s answer. Cr’wean let a quiet ‘heh’, be his only response. Obviously, he knew Kiyosh quite well, so he more or less guessed what her response would be.
[smear:993300]Well it’s more than a pretty smile that I select you for. I always mean what I say and you’ll be lovely.[/smear:A0522D"] Kiyosh was quite firm. Cr’wean rubbed the back of his neck letting some time pass before he spoke.
“I can send word out to your family for where you are, and I’ll alert the Aerie for candidacy.” So many things to do. Oh well. He never said as much, but he liked doing things. He could whine and complain with the best of them, but he never really wanted to stop doing his job. “Anything else I missed?”
“Yes, yes.” Cr’wean let out an annoyed sigh. His scavenger to the end.
Despite Bellamia's terrible accident and the pain she still felt from it, her heart was soaring with excitement. She was to be a lifewing candidate now. It almost did not seem real and yet her surroundings and Kiyosh's song grounded her. She knew this was not a dream. Dreams did not hurt this much.
Thanking Cr'wean and Kiyosh and repeating her heartfelt desire to be a lifewing candidate, she then had the task of obeying the healer and get some rest. It was difficult to rest now though since her mind was so focused on her soon-to-be future. But after a time, even her soaring heart settled into one of sleep.
This fall of hers from the runner had really set her life on a path that would forever change her future and she welcomed it with joy.