((Continued from The Threesome Reunites *weg* (Rae and Zan) )
19 March 2003 (11:32am)
After a long day of practice in the yards, Andular made his way back to his room where he cleaned up and prepared to go into town. He had made plans with his old Trainee Luke and Warder named Damian, to go to an inn in Tar Valon to watch a Gleeman and have a few ales.
Strapping his sword on his back he quickly made his way to the large tree next to the yards where they were scheduled to meet. Upon arriving he found Luke leaning against the tree already waiting. “Well met, Luke.” He greeted shaking hands with the other man. “Ready for a night on the town to relieve a little stress?” Luke chuckled and indicated he indeed was. Soon after Damian made his way over the three exchanged pleasantries. “What is the name of this Inn again Andular?” Damian said with a slight smile on his mouth. “The Wenches Kiss, I have been there before, the ale is good and the entertainment should be as well. This Gleeman is in high demand from what I understand.”
After a few minutes of small talk the three decided to get moving and made there way toward the city proper as the sun began to set on the horizon.
19 March 2003 (12:06pm)
Damian had met Luke and Andular on the training grounds… and noticed in them the same feelings he was having at the time… the stress and strain of continual training could wear on one. So to stay in good physical and mental health Damian took a night or two off every once in while to allow himself to let go. He knew Tria would not approve.. but part of his training was being mentally in tune with his body… and his body was telling him to go get some drinks tonight.
He met the other two out near a large tree… saying hello to both. When greetings were passed they then began to make their way to the city. Damian wondered where the night would lead… and if he would remember it…
19 March 2003 (9:44pm)
Luke waited patiently for Andular and Damian by the tree. He had agreed to come along for the night to get away from his training but his staff was, as usual, strung across his back. Luke did not consider his staff part of his training anymore, it had become and extension of his body.
Andular arrived first, followed shortly by Damian. The three exchanged greeting briefly before heading out to Tar Valon.
24 March 2003 (11:21am)
The smile that stretched from ear to ear on Taeadra was but only one sign that she had perhaps had a bit more spiced wine than she should have. But even she would admit, it was a nice feeling she was having right now…a feeling of complete freedom. There was a part of her mind that kept trying to interfer and tell her what they were about to do was not in the best interest of three Sisters, let alone three Sitters. She shut that part of her mind off, she wouldn’t be needing it tonight. After over a hundred years in the Tower, they were all due an evening like this…besides it was all in fun. Taeadra doubted anything would come of this evening, though she was certainly hoping she was wrong. That thought caused the smile on her face to grow wider.
As they made their way toward the Warders Yards, they passed an inn called The Wenches Kiss. Tae turned to Raeyn and Zania, “We must stop here first,” she spoke as she lead them up the stairs to the inn, “they make the most delicious pastries here and I’m sure that a quick stop won’t interfer with our plans too much.” The other woman agreed and they walked into the inn.
Tae was about to sit at a table near the door so they could order when someone caught her eye. There was a table with three men seated at it and one of them was none other than the Guard she had been speaking of all night. The mere sight of him caused her to catch her breath once again and she could feel the heat rise to her cheeks instantly.
Raeyn laughed as she looked at Tae, “Why Taeadra, getting ahead of yourself and thinking already of what you would like to do to this, what did you say his name was? Andular?” Tae’s smile only increased as Raeyn spoke, “As a matter of fact dear friend of mine, I was. And it just so happens we won’t have to go far to find him.” She nodded to the table the three men were seated at, “Seems they’ve made our task that much easier.” Suddenly she was more than thrilled with her love of sweets. Though there still was that part of her mind that kept screaming out to her that she was acting very uncharacteristic….again she walled off that part of her mind, this time tight enough that it would have nothing to say for the rest of the night.
With a wicked smile she nodded for the two Sitters to follow her as she made her way through a maze of tables to where Andular and his friends were seated. She recognized one of the men as Damian, Zerah’s Warder whom she had met on that fateful camping trip they had taken. The other seemed very familiar to her, though she could not put her finger on it. The men were involved in conversation when she approached their table and she had to clear her throat to get their attentions. From the looks of the empty ale mugs strewn about their table, the three men had been having quite the evening already. Tae and Damian looked at each other and shared a mutal moment of understanding for what each had been through.
Time to add even more spice up their evening a bit more Tae thought.
When Andular turned at looked into her eyes, she felt that same feeling she had the first time she had seen him. Her stomach felt as if it would leap out of her throat at any moment, and yet again she could feel the heat rising to her cheeks. With a deep breath, she mustered all the Aes Sedai calm she could, “It would appear we met again Andular Rojvas. Would the three of you mind some extra company for the evening?”
Without waiting for an answer, Tae took a seat next to Andular, scooting her chair as close as comfort would allow and turned her eyes to his. Any man who didn’t know full well at this point what her intentions were was a fool….or perhaps just to imbibed to notice the flush the went from her face straight down to the deep neckline of her dress. “So Andular, why don’t you introduce us to your friends here.”
As he made the introductions, Tae turned to each of the other men, but her eyes kept falling back to Andular. With each glance at him, she knew with more surety that she would not relent until she had this man……
25 March 2003 (9:50pm)
Luke emptied his glass with one final drink. As the last drops dripped into his mouth he noticed something through the bottom of his glass. The woman he saw through the clear bottom looked familiar, very familiar. Setting his glass down he narrowed his eyes at her.
“I recognize you.” he said, jabbing his finger at her. “You’re the Sedai that tossed me into Bril’s room that day to dress her.” Luke opened his mouth to continue his somehwat slurred speach when he thought of something very disturbing. “She’s not with you, is she?” Luke hunched his back and his eyes tried to look everywhere at once. Whatever Luke had had to drink was obviously affecting him. Just then the maid placed another full glass in front of Luke and he was back to normal, contentedly drinking away.
27 March 2003 (4:20pm)
Taeadra smiled just the slightest of smiles, now she remembered the boy…though at the time he did not look like a boy. As he had his mug half way to his mouth, Tae channeled a bit of Air and froze his hand mid-air. She leaned over the table and met his eyes with her own frozen glare, “As a matter of fact, she should be here any moment now.”
Tae had expected the wide eyed look from the boy, but when Andular nearly jumped out of his chair to look for this Bril girl, she was a bit confused, but just pushed it out of her mind for the moment. Turning back to the boy, she could see him trying in vain to either lift his mug all the way up, or to at least put it down. When it appeared that he was trying to lift it up, she let go of the strand of Air and everyone chuckled a bit as the mug went flying toward his face with a splash.
With a laugh she spoke, “Do not worry…what is your name boy, I can’t call you boy all night!”
“Uh…Luke mam..er, Aes Sedai”
“Very well, do not worry Luke, this Bril is of no concern to me. Should we see her tonight I will make sure she is not able to cause you any trouble. I’m sure you got quite enough of that the day I threw you into her room.” Tae laughed as she took another sip of her wine. One of her hands then moved below the table to rest on Andular’s leg as she gave him a wink…………..
27 March 2003 (4:49pm)
Damian looked up to see three women approaching the table…. and through his semi-blurred vision he was almost positive one was Taeadra Sedai…. In fact it was! It was Taeadra Sedai! He lifted his mug to Tae..
“Shello Taeadra Shedai…. ” Then he turned his glass to the other two ladies as they were sitting down.. “And hellosh… to you ladiesh….” Damian had to control himself… he was in a singing mood and he knew it… He also knew it wouldn’t quite sound the way he wanted it to… so he just sat there for a little… trying to work on his speech…
He listened to Luke and Tae speak a little… he had no idea what they were talking about… though getting thrown into dressing a woman… he couldn’t figure out what was bad about it. But obviously Luke didn’t seem to like it… So he figured to help him out a little…
“Hey Tae… Weren’t you and Yuval getting shnuggly on our trip? How are the two wittle wove birds doing?” From the look he had just recieved he knew he had said something wrong… but his mind was having a hard time making the connection… “Was it something I said?” he asked himself… uh oh…
29 March 2003 (12:06am)
Zania, a little in the cups, made sure to sit as slowly as she could since the room was spinning a bit. *Why am I the only one who notices that* She give her self a small shake as she sat next to the very drunk Warder who had just spoken. He was not bad looking and although some of her sisters did not like the Warders she could honestly say she preferred a Warder rather then the simple Tar Valon stock she had seen.
Feeling a bit mischievious she winked to the one Tae had been speaking to then turned her attention to the one next to her. She knew she had something to say but right at that moment the room began to spin again. *Well that was some very good wine we had I will have to visit that inn again* Then suddenly she give her fingers a snap which had Tae give her a look, “So are any of you men going to offer us a small bit of wine?” she gave them a smile.
03 April 2003 (2:38pm)
Sliding into the booth next to Zania and Damian, Raeyn sat a little stiffly and sipped at her wine. After hearing about Taeadra’s shared hangover with her Warder, Raeyn wasn’t too terribly inclined to want to do something of the like to Matalina.
Sighing softly to herself, she started tracing idly in a patch of spilled wine, lost in thought.
04 April 2003 (9:56am)
Taeadra’s eyes narrowed as she looked at Damian, “Yuval is lucky that I did not hang him from a tree and leave him there for the Trollocs….though I will thank him someday for seeing me safely back to the Tower. Beyond that he is nothing more than a little man to me!” Tae could not believe that anyone would think something was going on between her and Yuval….light the man was not right in the head.
Seeing that the men were not going to do much about getting more drinks she motioned a serving girl over to the table and ordered more wine for them and some ales for the men then turned her attentions to Andular, “So Andular, what brings you to Tar Valon this night?”
08 April 2003 (10:37am)
Andular’s head swam as much from the feelings that Taeadra Sedai was causing in him as the ale the three men had consumed. Never in his wildest imagination would he have thought to see her here tonight much less have her come sit next to him. To have the beautiful Sedai next to him brought on mixed feelings of lust, excitement, guilt and nervousness. Hearing Bril’s name mentioned caused him to nearly jump up and run out of the inn right there and then, which he knew deep down would be in his best interest. Glancing at Damian and Luke he was aware of the other two Sedais causing them to squirm as well.
Suddenly Tae’s hand was on his leg and she winked at him. “So what Andular, what brings you to Tar Valon this night?” He shivered as her hand gently traced its way up his leg. “Bbbb-rought me to ttown?” he stammered. Tae smiled at him seductively. “Yes to town, you know to this inn?”
The temperature in the inn seemed to be rising as he waved for another round of drinks and he tried unsuccessfully to ignore her probing hands on his leg. “Ummmm, well it is like this Taeadra Sedai, we ..I mean us three..well we, that is wanted to just unwind.” Tae chuckled either at his nervousness or his red cheeks he could not tell.
As he sat there looking into her eyes a small thought in the back of his mind was screaming at him to push her away and run like the dark one was after him back to his room. Try as he might however he could not bring himself to break away from her beautiful eyes.
08 April 2003 (2:23pm)
Damian enjoyed watching Andular getting suprised by Tae. He had never seen the man suprised and uncomfortable this way before. But he had to do something to save him… even if for a second. Men had to stick together against women… right? He didn’t know.. he was drunk.
“Speaking of unwinding…. we all seem a little low on drinks….” He looked down in his glass… yup… he was empty. “What does everyone want?”
He took everyone’s order and made his way over to the bar. He ordered up…. well… what he thought he remembered everyone saying they wanted. He wasn’t too sure… he wasn’t even sure if the bar was staying still… but he knew he could still stand… and walk… he thought. He grabbed the drinks and made his way back to the table….
He got there and then… almost spilled them all over everybody… almost… but he caught himself and was able to deliver the drinks to the table. “Ok… who ordered…… the brown drink…”
09 April 2003 (10:31am)
Taeadra held Andular’s gaze until Damian returned to the table with more drinks for everyone. Her fingers still danced up and down his leg, and her eyes were filled with mischief and an intense attraction. She wasn’t sure if Damian had truly wanted to get drinks for everyone, but she suspected not. It was as if he was trying to distract her somehow, but why, she did not know. Andular was a grown man, and didn’t seem to need any “saving” from what she could see.
Turning her attentions from Andular for a moment, she decided to see if she could distract Damian, “Raeyn, did you know that Damian here spends nearly as much time with his face buried in a book as you do?” She smile encompassed her entire face, she knew at the mention of books that Raeyn would be drawn in, if only momentarily, but that would be enough for her purposes. “He is a student of Me’Arearth I believe. A discipline of the mind as much as of the body is it not Damian?” She hoped that Raeyn would draw him into a conversation as to what he studied, if anyone in the Tower knew more about the books that filled the library than Raeyn, Tae had yet to meet them.
She leaned over to Zania then, her hand still not leaving Andular’s leg and whispered to her. She was hoping that perhaps Zania would distract Luke before he thought to interupt with her and Andular. With a small wink to her good friends, she turned back to Andular.
She leaned in very close to him, her lips close enough to his ear that he was sure to feel each breath she took. A throaty whisper eminated from her as she spoke to him, “If it is unwinding you seek Andular, I am sure that there is something that would appeal to you much than sipping ales with these two boys.” She put an emphasis on the last word to leave no doubt in his mind that she felt he was anything but a boy. Her eyes danced and sparkled as he swallowed hard, then brought his mug to his lips and took a long drink of his ale…..
10 April 2003 (10:50am)
Damian had to think hard for a second. What was his discipline again? And did he read books? He wasn’t sure so he took another drink… ahhh, yes, that hit the spot. Now he remembered..
“Yes… I study … something like that… called…. Mer’wreath… yeah… thats it… and yeah.. I read a lot of books… usually about battles and phystics. Yeah… after reading those phystttttic books… I think I can almost make one of those cantapult dealies… I think…” He had to take another drink. The woman sitting next to him was kind of cute though… yes… yes she was.
10 April 2003 (4:37pm)
In the back of Luke’s mind he was concerned about what Andular might be getting into, but he figured that Andy could take care of himself. The rest of him was bored, and boredom did not usually lead to wise decisions for Luke. Leaning back in his chair, he began spinning his staff in his hand behind him. Luke manipulated the staff as easily as if he had been sober, but his balance on the chair was in danger.
10 April 2003 (6:43pm)
Zania sipped on her wine trying to drink lady like in front of the men. She watched as the one spinning the staff leaned more dangerously far back in his chair. She wanted to say something since she knew Tae wanted her to keep this one distracted. “You should watch yourshelf……..Luke? yesh Luke you are about to…” Before she got the rest out he fell back.
She giggled as she watched his face as he hit the floor thinking it was the most hilarous thing she had ever seen.
14 April 2003 (11:02am)
Zerah felt slightly dizzy. It had been building for the last few hours, and now it was starting to annoy her. It was Damian. He was getting drunk. Eventually it got all too much for her, so she put on her cloak and followed the bond to where Damian was. As she walked in she stopped for a moment. Right in front of her eyes was Damian and two other men she did not know, plus Zania, Taeadra and Raeyn. Zerah shook her head and walked over. “Well hello all. So this is where you’re at. Damian,” she turned to her Warder. “I’ve been having this slight dizziness all day, and i thought you might explain why.” She arched her eyebrows at him. He looked quite puzzled at her being there. When he didn’t answer she couldn’t help but laugh. “Oh whatever. I’m gonna have a major hangover tomorrow anyway, from the way you’re pouring down those drinks.” And with that she waved for the serving maid and ordered wine for herself and another round of ale and wine for the others. “Oki.. so what’s up?”
14 April 2003 (4:27pm)
Zania giggled at the face Damian made when Zerah started to in on him. She was sure the Blue would give him a good slap for getting drunk. When she sat down and decided to join them Zania was a bit surprised but then smiled and passed over the wine. “Welcome Zeeerah it’s always good to see old friends.” She toasted to the Gray and then gluped down her wine.
14 April 2003 (4:41pm)
Looking up from the table, she nodded to Zerah Sedai as she joined their group. Despite the fact she hadn’t had terribly much to drink, she felt extremely off-balance this eve. Sipping on her wine, she turned her attenteions back to Zerah’s Warder.
“Now, What is this of books? Interesting fields of study, I must say!” Smiling warming, she scooted closer to Damian, even though everyone was pretty tightly packed at the table already. “I can understand the physics, surely, considering that some of what you mentioned would enable those fighting with you to have a better chance of survival..” she continued to natter on in the traditional Brown fashion until she realized that others at the table were looking at her a little oddly. Blushing, Raeyn buried her face in her wine to hide what was probably the beginning of a mild blush.
14 April 2003 (4:48pm)
Zerah looked at Zania with a grin and poured down the second cup of wine. With Damian’s drunkenness it didn’t take long before she, too, was feeling the effects. “Soooo…” She looked at the table for a while. “Ah.. i can’t remember.” She shook her head. “Yes! Now i remember. Do you think that if a Warder is drunk.” She looked at Damian. “And his Aes Sedai gets drunk.” She pointed at herself. “Then are they double-drunk? And if so. Will they get a double-headache in the morning, or will there be a way to make only the Warder have it? Is there a weave or something?” The others looked at her incredously. Especially Damian started to look worried. She arched her eyebrows at them, and when she realized that her cup was empty, grabbed Damian’s and gulped down what was left there. “Really though. What do you think?”
14 April 2003 (5:09pm)
Damian didn’t think he had ever seen Zerah drink…. Of course he still wasn’t sure if that was what he was seeing… He was trying to pay attention to the brown… going on about all this book stuff… and he even tried to soak it in… but he knew the alcohol was pushing it away… he was almost gone when suddenly something almost sobered him up completely… what was it? Zerah mentioning getting him doubly drunk.
“Uhhh… yeah… can’t happen.. really! So no reason to even try. Besides, I am sure you will want to do plenty of work tommorow… See… already sobering up myself. Barmaid! Can I get a water!” He had a feeling though that it didn’t matter… she was going to figure this out… ahhh… thats why he agreed to bond her… such a sweetie…
“Screw it.. and another ale…”
15 April 2003 (12:59pm)
“If it unwinding you seek Andular, I am sure there is something that would appeal to you much more than sipping ale with these two boys.” Taeadra whispered into her hot breath on his ear sent shivers up his spine and caused the hairs on the back of his neck to stand up.
Suddenly there was a large crash causing him to jump as Luke toppled over in his chair. The Sedai talking with him laughed as he regained his chair with an embarrassed look. The momentary distraction caused Tae to move her hand and Andular quickly scooted his chair as far from her as possible, unfortunately that was still in easy reach of her hands. Just as she turned her attention back to him with a wicked smile another Sedai approached the table.
Draining his entire glass of ale in one swallow Andy listened as she was introduced as Damian’s bond holder. Putting both elbows on the table he leaned forward and pretended to listen to the conversation while trying to avoid eye contact with Tae.
His mind was clouded from too much ale and he thought of an excuse to leave quickly but none came as he noticed Tae looking at him as she scooted her chair over closing the small gap he had created. “Light,” He thought to himself “But she is beautiful.” Shaking his head he chided himself. “I must not let her seduce me.” He whispered as he made himself think of Bril.
15 April 2003 (8:45pm)
When he moved his chair away, Taeadra regarded Andular from the corner of her eye. Going to play hard to get are you? she thought…..so be it. The game was on in her eyes, he was proving to be a challenge, but one that she was more than interested in playing for.
She let him have his space for the moment, while she greeted Zerah. It had been sometime she had seen her, and though that trip had started out peacefully enough, it certainly hadn’t ended the way any of them would have liked. Though they each still had their lives, and that was enough to be thankful for. She and Zerah shared a knowing look, but then Zerah zeroed in on Damian….from the look in the Gray’s eyes, Damian was in for trouble and Tae was glad to be around to see it. (*weg*) But she had a game of her own to be concerned with and it was time she got to it in earnest.
She gave Andular a sideways glance, he looked to be trying to hide himself between his arms…and such arms they were. Even with the coat he was wearing covering him up, she could still see the outlines of muscles that had been honed over many years of hard work. As she scooted her chair closer to Andular the image in her mind of those arms being wrapped around her caused a small moan to escape her. Thankfully soft enough she hoped no one else had heard it…except Andular. He must have for he tried to stare the handle right off his mug. Let the game begin
She reached her hand out and lightly placed it on his chin, turning his face toward hers. “Is it the ale causing you to be so quiet…..or do I just make you nervous?” The corners of her mouth drew up in a slow smile, and her eyes gazed deeply into his as she leaned in closer and placed a finger over his lips just before he could speak, “I assure you, there is nothing to be nervous about Andular. I don’t bite…unless you want me to.”
28 April 2003 (3:21pm)
He looked over at Zerah, with her mug of ale drinking away. He had resigned the fact that he was going to have one heck of a headache tommorow and so continued his drinking, figuring he might as well earn it. He was well lost in his drink when he heard a few words spoken over the hubbub of the inn.
“Hey.. yeah… bite him Tae… I bet we would all love that show…” For some reason there was a voice in his head telling him to shut the heck up right there and right now… but the alcohol was causing even that voice to be slurred and unintelligable… so he just kept right on babbling…
“In fact… hey.. I want to be bitten too! Any takers? Zerah?” He probably had the dopiest grin on his face.. but he just couldn’t help it….
28 April 2003 (7:19pm)
Zania sat slighty sobering up as she watched Tae tease the poor Warder. She looked around the table and tried not to fall off her chair. “So Zerah you have certain interests in this warder of yours or is he a free man?” She hiccupped after she spoke as she smiled sweetly at Damian as she tried to scoot a bit closer to him.
29 April 2003 (10:41am)
Taeadra nodded to Damian, “Why Damian, I think that is the most clear headed thought you have had all night.” Without giving Andular a chance to react to Damian’s challenge, she leaned in close to him and bit him ever so playfully on the neck. As she did so one of her hands slipped across the back of his neck while the other resumed it’s place high on his leg.
She didn’t pull her face away from Andular though, instead she moved up closer to his face and whispered in his ear as she brought her hand from behind his neck to trace around his ear, “I don’t believe you ever decided whether or not you needed a distraction Andular dear. Afterall, you aren’t going to let Damian have all the fun are you?” She could see Zania scooting in closer to Damian, who now looked like a mouse corned by a cat….he just didn’t know how clever a cat it was………
13 May 2003 (10:44am)
Her warm breath on his ear sent a shiver up Andular’s spine, swallowing hard he pushed his chair back and stood up. “With all due respect Aes Sedai, you are quite beautiful and I am sure a catch most men would not be able to pass up.” Grabbing his tankard and draining the last of his ale he exhaled sharply as Tae stared at him.
“I however do have to decline your advances, my heart and body are already spoken for and I would appreciate it if you would respect my wishes and find another to fulfill your needs.” Not waiting for a response Andy quickly walked to the bar and ordered another round of ales nervously looking over his shoulder while he waited for them.
15 May 2003 (2:39pm)
Decline my advances? Well this is interesting….
Taeadra watched him walk over to the bar to order another round of drinks. She was not accustomed to people declining her for anything, and she was deciding just what to do about this. Excusing herself from the table, Tae made her way to the bar where Andular was standing. Folding her hands underneath her breasts she arched her eyebrow and fixed him with what could be considered the epitomy of a White Ajah stare, “So tell me Andular Rojvas, if you are spoken for as you say, why wait so long to say anything to me? Is it that you just like to play games with women…or is it that you really aren’t spoken for? If it is the former, I’m sure you lover would find that very interesting, but if it is the latter….well that could be a fun game. As for fullfiling my needs, perhaps you are right, there are many others I could direct my advances toward. However, I am very particular about whom I wish to advance upon.”
He didn’t turn to look at her at all, but she could see him swallow hard before answering her. “As I said Aes Sedai, I am spoken for…I assure that is the truth. As for playing games, no, I had no intentions of playing any games here tonight. It seems though that you are very good at playing them. Now please, I have asked you once to direct your advances elsewhere…I am asking you again to do so.” Grabbing the drinks he had ordered, he brushed past her quickly. Taeadra smiled at him as he did so……she was very good at games, and she had yet to truly begin playing them. He did seem very sincere about what he had said though…perhaps she would leave him be, but first she wanted to know just who this other woman was.
Tae walked slowly back to the table, examining the other men in the inn…but none were what she was looking for. Pity Andular won’t play along, even for just a night, she sighed to herself. Taking her seat again Tae looked at Damian, suspecting that he had had enough to drink he would tell her what it was she wanted to know. “Damian, Andular here tells me that he is spoken for body and heart.” Damian nodded, “Oh yeah, Brililin.” As soon as he had spoken the words, Damian looked at Andular apologetically.
“Brililin….how very interesting Andular. She is not at all what I would have expected for you. I had the pleasure of meeting her once before, nice girl even if a tad on the….intense side. But perhaps that what you require, seems you have a thing for strong women. I wonder just what she would have to say about this evening.” From the looks of the three men, Tae knew that Bril’s reaction would be just as she had suspected it would. “Perhaps I can strike up a conversation with her next time I am in the Yards…I’m sure we could find something to talk about.” Tae had no intention of speaking with the girl….but the look on Andular’s face was worth letting him think that she just might…….