Lyllynae Becomes and Apprentice

Healer Hall - Courtyard
This lovely square is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of the rest of the Hall and simply relax. Benches can be found at regular intervals, nestled beneath leafy shade trees. Statues of distinguished Healers have been placed there along the walkways, each carving, performing his or her notable medical duty. At the center is a large fountain, its bubbling tinkle, adding the soothing sound of water to this sanctuary.

Keighvin is sitting near the large fountain in the center of the courtyard, some paperwork on the bench next to him as he is quietly reading and shuffling through some much needed paperwork. He occasionally looks up from his work to wave to the various healers who walk through.

Lyllynae makes her way down the road and into the courtyard of the healer hall. Slender fingers reach up to tuck a stray strand of hair back behind her ear as she sends a glace about the open space before her. Steps lead the young teen towards the fountain, a smile pulls to her lips as she draws up a few feet away from the man on the bench. "Um.." she starts uncertainly. "I don't mean to interrupt your work…"

Keighvin looks up from his work at the young girl. "Oh well, what do we have here? Hello. No no interruption at all. What can I do for you?" He gives her a quick once over with his eyes as if evaluating her for any possible injuries. "You don't appear to be hurt at all. Are you in need of a healer?"

Lyllynae shakes her head rather quickly in response to the question, "Oh no, sir." she replies, tucking hair back behind her ear once again. "I was looking to maybe join the craft…" she gives her reason for being with a touch of hesitation. "I was just wondering if you might know who I would need to speak to?"

Kasholan makes his way down to the courtyard from the hall's interior, light footsteps bearing him swiftly toward one of the closer benches. He's got a book..or two, as well as what's likely a binder. Notes? Rather likely. Homework? Most definitely.

Once again Keighvin gives the young girl the once over, this time not looking for injury but rather as a possible new healer. He smiles at her and raises an eyebrow. "You think you want to join the healers do you? Do you think you have what it takes? While it is probably one of the most rewarding crafts, it is not easy and apprentices study a lot and have little time for anything other than their studies." He looks over at one of the apprentices who is nearby, "Just as that young man." He offers her a soft smile despite the fact he is asking her difficult questions. "Apprentice." He points to Kasholan, "would you come here please?"

"I think I was more sure before I got here." Lyllynae replies truthfully to the first of the many questions the man brings up. "I'd like to think I have what it takes." The girl pauses for a moment, biting her lip as her dark gaze drifts towards the apprentice as he's pointed out. "I work hard and I'm ready to learn…" she continues turning back to the man, trying to disguise as best she can the uncertainty that clings to her voice.

Kasholan was just putting his things /down/ when he's called. There's a quick blink, and an expression that seems to leave him rather close to snapping somewhat at whomever might have called him. Thankfully, that desire doesn't actually voice itself. He moves, leaving his things at the bench in order to head for the fountain, pausing just a few feet away. "Yes sir?"

Keighvin looks thoughtfully at the girl as she answers and shows her slight apprehension. When Kasholan finally approaches he gives the boy a quick nod. "Thank you for coming over. It seems our friend her is interested in joining the healers as an apprentice. What do you think?"

Lyllynae shifts where she stands just a bit to be in better line with both master and apprentice for conversation once the later joins them. A smile is offered Kasholan before the girl realizes her manners. "My name's Lyllynae." she offers to both, "I tend to go by Lilly if you'd rather."

There's a brief hint of confusion on Kasholan's face, before his lips press together. His gaze flickers only briefly over the girl, however, before his head gives a minute shake. "I think that it hardly matters what I think, actually." He speaks softly, despite the barely disguised disdain there. "Apprentice her, and she either succeeds or fails. There's no real way to determine beforehand if she can handle it."

Keighvin can tell he has been away from the classroom too long and makes a mental note to talk to the various teachers. He just shakes his head at Kasholan then looks back at Lyllynae. "Well Lyllynae is it? Knowing what you know now, that it will not be easy and is a difficult task to be an apprentice healer, yet can be and is very rewarding, like nothing else on Pern, do you still wish to become a healer and apprentice at the hall?" He looks at her with a knowing gaze, a hint of a smile playing gently across his lips.

Lyllynae's gaze lingers on the apprentice a he gives his reply, dark eyes shifting back to the master as he poses his question. "Yes, sir." the girl replies with a nod. "I spend nearly a turn talking my mother into letting me. I'm not about to back out without at least trying." The words are said, and yet there's a nervousness in the girl's body language yet.

Kasholan gave his answer. It was an honest one, at least, and completely the truth. But since nothing further is offered, the apprentice promptly turns, heading back to the bench and his abandoned work. He even settles himself there, sitting sideways and crosslegged, flipping open one of the books immediately.

"In that case, then welcome to the Healer Hall, Apprentice Lyllynae." Keighvin reaches for a small satchel sitting on the ground at his feet and retrieves a new apprentice knot which he hands to her. He then beckons over one of the older students who he quickly instructs to get her settled in. He then turns back to her and smiles. "I am Master Keighvin, CraftMaster of Healer Hall by the way." He gives her another once over. "I am sure you will do just fine. It is difficult but not as bad as I made it seem. I just like to scare new apprentices and if they do not frighten off then they are right for the craft."

Lyllynae reaches out with a hand to take the knot as its offered to her. "I- thank you, sir." the girl stumble just a touch on her words. Dark eyes raising from the knot in hand back to the master as he introduces himself. "M.aster?" Its almost whispered. Clearly that was no who she was expecting to have been conversing with. A light brush of crimson crossing her cheeks in her embarrassment. "Thank you, sir. I won't let you down." though whether she's assuring him or herself is another thing all together.

Keighvin gets a satisfied look on his face as the young girl turns a slight shade of red. "Unless you need anything further of me, I will leave you in the capable hands of Sr. Apprentice Mari here who will show you to the female dormitories and help you get settled in. If you need anything she will be happy to arrange or help you get anything. And if you have any problems my office door is always open." Except when it isn't but well sometime he can't help it.

A slight inclination of the Lyllynae's chin and he smiles once more to the man after a glance towards the other girl. "Thank you again, sir." How much can a girl say it in one day? "I won't keep you from your work any longer." she adds, a hint of apology in her tone. Soon enough the new apprentice is on her way to the dorms beside Mari.

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