To Touch the Stars: Chapter 12H'lania had respected Sallyn's wishes and didn't mention to anyone that the girl did indeed possess musical talent. She found the girl intriguing however and though she continued to publicly avoid her - along with the rest of the queen Candidates she kept a loose eye on her, trying to learn more about her and why she skirted the attention of the bronze and brown riders when the rest of the girls ate it all up.More Like This
One day H'lania was leaving the Lower Caverns when she saw Sallyn had been waylaid by T'zan. There was no one else in the immediate vicinity and he was standing very close, one hand against the cliff wall barring her escape. Sallyn was effectively pinned without being touched and looked incredibly uncomfortable.
H'lania uttered an oath and wandered in that direction. The Hold-bred Candidates were encouraged to travel in groups for this very reason! But then, she remembered, Sallyn had left with some other girls,
To Touch the Stars: Chapter 4The day of the Hatching was not met by Haylania with excitement or anticipation. Instead she felt just a numb dread with the single light of hope that this would be her last Hatching for she had managed to convince Miali to let her leave the Weyr if she didn't Impress despite the woman's assurances that the next queen egg would be hers and despite her foster mother's warning that life outside the Weyr would be harder for a girl like her.More Like This
Haylania said she'd rather come to that conclusion herself and promised her mother that if she truly did find life outside the Weyr so terrible, that she'd return.
Firm in the belief that her fosterling would scamper back within a Turn, Miali reluctantly agreed.
So when the deep, resonate humming of the dragons began, heralding the impending Hatching, Haylania calmly stopped scrubbing the massive copper pot she'd been set to raise a bright pink shine out of and left the Lower Caverns amid the wild frenzy that had started to get the gr