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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 3:48 pm

    No, he wouldn't. Blade thought. He brought out a knife and started to carve things into the desk. Mostly just random designs. It kept him quiet and occupied.
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:01 pm

    Tithenor introduced himself, but stumbled over his own name, strangely then started over only to say his first name and nothing more. When everyone had introduced themselves, the professor had Mark pass out the supplies.

    Erika was trying to toss her coin the way Blade did. She threw it up in the air and managed to catch it again. Then she chirped at Blade and tried to toss him the coin.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 4:03 pm

    Mark did as he was asked. He put his Frillback on his shoulder as he passed the supplies out.

    Blade smiled and caught it. He gently tossed it back to his dragon. This was kind of fun.
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:53 pm

    The Frillback draped over his rider's shoulders, watching curiously. What was with all this?

    Erika caught the coin with her tongue then rolled of around to hold it between her fangs. Then she tossed the coin back to Blade.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:56 pm

    Blade smiled and kept playing with his dragon. He liked being with Erika a lot. When Blade was handed the supplies, he promptly set them on the floor beside his chair.
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:57 pm

    Erika dropped her coin, distracted by the supplies. She leaned over the edge of the desk and stared down at the fluffy feather.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 7:59 pm

    Blade followed her gaze and gave her the quill to play with. Not like he planned on using it anyway.
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 8:11 pm

    The little Blade dragon sniffed at it, batting at it curiously. It was fluffy! Not at all hard like other things she was used to. She jumped when the feather moved as though by itself. She circled it suspiciously, jumping again when a draft blew it toward her. Her jump took her to the edge of the desk and she slid off, her claws digging into the wood before she fell.

    Professor Lucious ignored Blade's playing with his dragon for now. "Now that you all have your supplies, listen up. It doesn't matter how much you hate this class, if you do not perform to at the least my lowest satisfaction, you will not be allowed to ride until you do."
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:20 pm

    Blade laughed and went to help his dragon. However, his head snapped towards Lucious when he said that last part. Erika would be able to feel her rider's fear. There was no way he could pass this class. And if he couldn't pass, he couldn't ride. Even Tithenor across the room, had he been looking, would have seen all the color drain from Blade's face.
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:43 pm

    Erika chirped, climbing up onto Blade's shoulder and stood tall, looking for the danger. Why was he so upset? Where was the danger? She would destroy it and save her rider! She hissed softly, ready to attack! As soon she could figure out what the danger was.

    Tithenor did notice, but he didn't let on he saw. His strokes on Mellon's back were calm and controlled as always.

    The professor paused, his eyes sweeping over the room, seeing the fear on the trainees eyes. "I do not want you to fail this class," he finally said. "I will not make it easy for you, but if you are doing the work, participating, and trying, you will pass. The key is to try. If you do not understand something, if you are having difficulties, come to me and we will discuss your options. Are there any questions before I begin my first lecture?"
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:45 pm

    Blade looked down. He was tempted to stand and just leave the room, but he feared that they would take Erika away if they did. He instead just slowly laid his head on his desk in his arms.

    Mellon crooned softly and snuggled into his rider's lap. Naptime!
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:49 pm

    Erika climbed onto his head, looking down at her rider worriedly. She tapped his head with her wing. Hello?
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 10:51 pm

    Erika could feel her rider was still scared. Blade was scared to the point he felt like he might be sick. He couldn't lose Erika. Not now, not ever. But if he couldn't do even the basics in this class...
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:02 pm

    *POKE*

    Erika laid down on Blade's head and started licking his head. She wasn't a big licker, but she knew he needed comfort. She would figure out how to make him better. Maybe Elf would make him better. He felt safe around Elf.

    With no questions being asked, Professor Lucious got started with his lecture on the origins of dragon riders. It began with dragon breeders. Every now and then, someone would become strangely attached to a newly hatched dragon. They began to look into it, and soon the Dragon Riders were born.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:08 pm

    Blade listened to the lecture, memorizing the key points of it easily. Focusing on something to do other than his fear did help some.

    Mark took notes, his penmanship small and neat. Interesting. Breeders started it. In all honesty though, the more he thought about it, the more sense it made. Mark raised his hand.
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:13 pm

    Finally! Someone interested interested in the topic. "Yes, Mark?" Professor Lucious asked, pointing to his hand.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:15 pm

    "If riders originated when breeders found out they had connections with certain dragons, wouldn't that still happen on occasion at existing dragon farms today?" Mark asked.
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:27 pm

    "Indeed, though it tends to be rare," Lucious answered. "Good question. Another good question would be why it is rare, and growing even rarer. The answer to that, I do not know. It does not help that breeding farms are being heavily regulated now by riders. Most of them, anyway. There are many farms and limited riders, and one must consider if the farms themselves are bad, as they do help increase the population of rarer species, but that is off topic. The point is, The occasional rider is chosen from a farm, but the number of those has been in steady decline since the founding of the Riders."
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:31 pm

    "If I may pose a theory on that," Mark said. "it may be because on the farm I used to be a breeder at, they wanted to breed dragons to be pretty lap pets more so than beautiful and magnificent creatures as they should be. At the farm, the more marketable dragons are the ones that can be trained basic tricks, are obedient, and have pretty marking or features. Maybe because of that selective decline in the actual species that's bred, it decreases the amount of actual riders coming from farms."
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:44 pm

    The Professor inclined his head. "These are good points, Master Mark. I will make note of them and pass them on to other scribes and professors looking into these correlations. Any other questions or comments."
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by Dark Silence on Sat Sep 10, 2016 11:47 pm

    Blade hadn't said anything. He kept his head on his desk the whole time.

    Mark didn't have anything else to say right now.
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by SilentVoice on Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:43 am

    Professor Lucious nodded and continued his lecture, taking them through the ages. No, the material wasn't exactly thrilling, but to his credit, the professor didn't drone and he did try to make it as interesting as possible without seeming to try.

    After a time, Erika fell asleep on Mark's head, her spikes tangled in his hair, though she didn't care and Mark wouldn't know until she moved.

    The Frillback behaved, eventually napping like the other hatchlings. He liked to sleep upside down, stretching out with his frill between Mak's legs, his own little claws in the air as his head hung off Mark's knees.
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    Post by Dark Silence on Sun Sep 11, 2016 12:53 am

    Blade wound up dozing off for a couple of minutes before waking and listening to the rest of the lecture.

    Mark continued to take notes, just content that his dragon was happy.

    Mellon hurred softly in his sleep, like little, soft snores.
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    Post by SilentVoice on Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:26 am

    Professor Lucious snapped his book closed loudly. "Homework! I want all of you to write at least two pages on your thoughts about the history of the Riders. That shouldn't be too hard, should it?"

    No, not for those who could write, Tithenor thought, rubbing Mellon gently.
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    Re: Dragon Rider Play

    Post by Dark Silence on Sun Sep 11, 2016 1:30 am

    Blade slipped out with the other students before Lucious could notice and keep him back. He didn't need that.

    Mark gathered up his things, woke his dragon gently, and went to talk to the teacher. "Professor Lucious, may I ask a big favor of you? One of our comrades was put in the medical wing earlier today, and I was wondering if I may have an extra set of supplies to give him so he may stay caught up while he's there."

    Mellon crooned and yawned a big yawn. He woke sleepily and smiled up at Tithenor.

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