Fort Weyr - Star Stones
The landing area for dragons here on the Stones has been warn smooth from Turns and Turns of watching - waiting for the Red Star to show itself in the position that would mean Thread was on the way. These days though, it's not uncommon to see the Stones dotted with flowers - a reminder that the threat no longer exists. The Finger Rock and Eye Rock stand as silent testaments to the success of Pern's people.


Night had come to Fort with a few clouds in the distance and the stars above, the weather was cool with the feel of winter on the crisp night air, Xavier was here, with a small blanket on the ground as he looked up at the stars, he wasn't any sort of starcrafter but he did enjoy the view from up at the star stones.

Guess who's still awake? That's right, it's Polana. The night before she went to bed late, this morning she woke up to find herself still in the dining hall, then she ran and ran a lot, delivering messages willy nilly. After that came a conversation with Solan. And now? Now she's making her way up to the star stones for some star watching. She is slightly surprised to see Xavier, what with her never having run into visits with anyone in her visits up here. But within a moment Polana approaches him and asks, "mind some company?"

Xavier shakes himself out of his trance to see Polana, "Hmm? Oh you can join me Polana, I was just looking up at the stars." He smiles before turning to look up to the sky, the stars alight across the sky.

Polana gives a small smile before murmuring, "thanks." With that she sits down beside him, gazing up at the night sky. It really is rather beautiful, like a painting. All shades of silver and blue dancing across a canvas of black, and maybe dark blue. It makes her smile. There is a soft tone to her voice as she asks, "so, what have you been up to lately?"

Xavier shrugs his shoulders, "Not much, I've been working and helping out, there are eggs on the sands so things are getting very busy of late. It was nice to see the clutching before having to get back to work, now I'm just waiting to see who the new candidates will be. I'm sure you will be searched Polana."

Polana gives a small nod at his words. She can see what he means about things getting busy, shards, it's only one day after the clutching and she's been busy all day. She chooses not to address his mention of her getting searched, instead commenting, "you know, rumor around the lower caverns is that Angelique and Solan have both been searched."

Xavier shrugs his shoulders and nods his head. "Yeah, well that's great news to hear. I don't take much stock in rumor but I'm always glad to hear when friends are getting good things. You know?" The handyman turns to look at Polana, "How have you been?"

Polana gives a small nod before responding, "yeah, though I'm not completely sure that Angelique counts as a friend, not yet anyway. I still have to see where I stand with her for the most part. And I've been good, tired though." A small chuckle leaves her before she comments, "I actually managed to fall asleep at the clutching party last night."

Xavier smiles at lets out a small chuckle, "Oh you would fall asleep at a party Polana, that's just like you." He sits up and looks out across the Weyr out at the lake in the distance. "You know this has always been one of my favourite views of the weyr, I used to come here when I got in trouble as a child."

Polana laughs before exclaiming, "well in my defense I had been awake for nearly an entire day! And everyone else was tired as well. You know what they say about sleepiness, it's contagious." She then glances out at the view and murmurs, "yeah, I see what you mean. I've come here at night for turns, it just seems sort of… magical."

Xavier points at the star stones. "I remember one day when I was little I was up here and looked through the stones and thought I saw the red star, I ran all the way back to the nanny's and told them and they just laughed at me. After that I kinda grew up played less pranks. You know it's kinda weird to think back on it." He gives a soft laugh before laying back down to stare skyward once more.

Polana lets out a light laugh at Xavier's story, the grin on her face managing to widen. "Oh," she drawled, "I can beat that. Once, when I had just turned sixteen turns old, I pretended to be the daughter of a lord holder so Abigail, she wasn't a rider then, a visiting harper, and someone I can't recall didn't find out that I was a drudge. I was ratted out by my own father! Odd, it felt humiliating at the time, but now it just seems stupid and kinda funny." With that she leans back as well, stretching out against the cold stone.

Xavier smiles at Polana, his laugh echoing out across the bowl. "Oh that is priceless, but I could see how you could do something like that." He yawned a bit holding it back. "Oh sorry" He smiled sheepishly. "I guess all this work has me more tired then usual."

When Xavier laughs Polana laughs along with him, one of the first times she has actually laughed at herself along side someone else. "I like to think that I've gotten better," she comments. "I almost had to write a letter of apology to the lord holder!" When he yawns she shrugs before responding, "it's fine, it is late after know. Faranth knows you're entitled to some sleep!"

When Xavier laughs Polana laughs along with him, one of the first times she has actually laughed at herself along side someone else. "I like to think that I've gotten better," she comments. "I almost had to write a letter of apology to the lord holder!" When he yawns she shrugs before responding, "it's fine, it is late after know. Faranth knows you're entitled to some sleep!"

Xavier grins at Polana, "You sure lucked out then didn't you? You learned to be better and didn't have to write a letter to the Lord Holder." He yawns once more nodding his head. "Yeah, time for some sleep. You want to walk with me back to the caverns?" He stands up and offers a hand to Polana should she take it. Before grabbing the blanket and wrapping it up and getting ready to leave.

A smile crosses her face, not a big face-breaking grin but a smile. Soft, caring, comforting. Polana then stands up and takes his hand with a light murmur of, "sure." Maybe today wasn't so bad after all.