A few days later, after J'lenn had taken Toshi, Jetiyan, Tiyoshi, and Jekyann off to Opal Moon Weyr, the smithhall, and Abri Weyr Tiyanni came looking for J'lenn, and she was in a rage. "J'lenn," she snapped, her eyes flashing fire and her tone as hard and cold as steel. "Just where on Pern are my children?"
J'lenn knew it was coming, but he was not prepared for the intensity of Tiyanni's wrath. "Opal Moon and Abri, and the smithhall, just like I said." He did not look away from her, as it was the truth.
"I've just been to see the Smiths, and my son is not there, nor was he ever there." She snarled. "Try again."
"Honestly Tiyanni, I took him to the smithcraft hall."
Tiyanni stepped closer, her lips pressed in a firm line until she spoke. "There is no Opal Moon, nor Abri Weyr, J'lenn. Where are my children?"
"They're in the future, Weyrwoman. A dragon not yet hatched timed it back to give me the visual." J'lenn swallowed hard. It was the truth, but it seemed like a huge lie.
Tiyanni fumed. "Go get them."
J'lenn cowered. "I cannot. It's too late, the clutches will have hatched by now, they were incredibly hard..."
The Weyrwoman was really at a loss, and incredibly angry. Her teenage children were taken forward in time - they no longer existed in the here-and-now. There was no way she could visit them. "Prove it, J'lenn. Prove to me that my children will return here safely."
J'lenn searched his mind. "The Weyrwoman of Abri will Impress at Ryslen. Her dragon will be a gold..." J'lenn paused for a moment, his features unreadable. "...named Xhorieth."
Tiyanni was not comforted by this, as it was impossible to prove, and his pause could have been taken as a scramble for a dragon's name he'd never before heard. "And Jekyann and Tiyoshi are standing for her clutch then?"
J'lenn sighed. "No, Weyrwoman. They will have impressed from the clutch of a black dragoness, as will Toshi, and probably Jetiyann."
Tiyanni stared for a moment. "BLACK? And you took them there?" It was unreal.
J'lenn hung his head. "I'm dreadfully sorry I have deceived you, Tiyanni..."
"Get out of my sight." Tiyanni growled, and the man, the rider of Litayth's clutchmate Scith, hurried away. In time, she would forgive him, and in time, her children would return to East Rock. Someday after Xhorieth hatched... Whenever that would be.
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J'ti's (Jetiyan's) Brown Ishikirith (Japanese - Stone Cutter)
Toshi's Black Female Shouraith (Japanese - Future)
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J'ti's Brown Ishikirith
Toshi's Black Female Shouraith
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I've got -so- much fun stuff planned for these characters... but not enough time to write. AGH! Don't you hate that? Story soon!
Asst. Weyrlingmaster J'ti's Brown Ishikirith
Searchrider Toshi's Black Female Shouraith