..just think of this as a date.

Igen Weyr - Living Caverns
Second only to the Hatching Sands in size — although its walls are not so nearly circular — the living cavern is filled with numerous tables, almost too many to count. Most bear markings by rank and Wing, though there are a couple of dozen free for anyone's use. The Weyrleaders and other ranking residents have the table farthest from the kitchen and hearths, although the hearths are kept as low-burning as possible, just enough to keep the stew pot that always hangs for late-night nibblers at a good temperature. Favored drinks, particularly iced klah and juice, are kept on ice and interspersed at various food tables scattered about, along with baskets of rolls and fruit. There are, of course, scheduled mealtimes, and at certain points of the day the available fare slides into the menu for the nearest meal, be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, or late-night snackings, but the staff has long since acknowledged that people will sit to talk and nibble here at all hours. In the cooler parts of the evening in particular, the cavern hosts games of chess, checkers, dragonpoker, and others. Several degrees are knocked off thanks to the Technician Craft's new cooling system. There are several 'places' that you can find a seat at.

R'oc walks through the doors quietly just before taking a seat in front of a girl, and after a small conversation she hands him a small stack of papers. He watches her stand up and then his hand moves to his face, slowly pulling on it his eyes still not moving from the papers. "I knew it was going to be a bother if I took this job." He turns his head and lets his hand fall to the table, he asks one of the serving girls to bring him some red fruit juice. He sits and is looking over some papers regarding the candidates…he sucks on his teeth and looks around the cavern.

Zorya is one such candidate, and just happens to be on duties within the cavern today. "Everythin alright?" she asks softly, not prodding by any means, just a gentle inquiry. One hand reaching over to set the requested glass of juice on the table in front of him, careful to make sure its back far enough to easily be spilled.

R'oc looks up and then smiles as he looks down at the paper work, and then smiles as he stands up. "I don't think we've been properly introduced, I'm R'oc weyrsecond here at Igen. I'm sure you've seen and know who I am, but I don't know much about you and Sianne wants me to know the candidates a little better." HE smiles as he takes a sip of the juice. "Please take a seat this won't take long."

Zorya hrms. He looks familiar, but as the name is mentioned she nods. "Ah think we met at Ista once.. Zorya." she offers her own name after a short pause. "Please." she adds with a wave of her hand. No need to stand on her account, but as the man asks her to sit the girl quietly slips into the indicated seat.

"So Zorya if I'm not mistaken." He smiles and then pauses a moment to make sure he has the right person. "Please tell me about yourself, I don't really get much time with candidates this early. Just tell me about yourself, what you like, what you were doing before being a candidate." He takes out a pen from his vest and then looks down slightly to write something down on a piece of paper.

Zorya nods. Yes, right name. "Um.. well.." she starts, blinking at the questions. Clearly talking about herself is not something she's quiet used to. "Ah was standin for Eastern's clutch before this, but around that Ah've been workin at bein a harper." Blue eyes drift to watch the pen's movements.

"Oh really a harper, you don't say can you sing?" He asks his pen touching the paper and holding still as his eyes drift up to her and he studies the reaction she has to the question. "I love to hear the songs of old, do you know any?" Obviously he's looking for something more than the questions themselves. "If you do I do hope you can sing one for me." The pen is placed down as R'oc leans back to look at the girl.

"Yes sir," Zorya replies. "Ah'm still learnin though." she notes as if he might have known. "Ah know a couple, but not very well." Though whether its just her confidence wavering is hard to be sure. "Ah Dance too." she offers, "Haven't really been a harper all that long though." And when you throw Eastern in there the time gets that much shorter.

R'oc nods as he picks up the pen once more. "Oh I see that must have been hard on you, especially having been thrown into the cycle at eastern." The bronzer then asks. "So tell me about yourself now that I've heard what you were doing." He grins as he knows this is always the most awkward question to ask someone right after you meet them.

Zorya's features take on a hint of a frown as the question is posed. "Ah'm not sure Ah know quite what ya mean…" she admits after taking a moment to think it over. Awkward? Most definitely. "Ah mean.. about meh?" What is there really to tell?

"See thats what I want to know, what about you makes you interesting." He grins and then says. "Besides I have to know if I'm going to like this new candidate." He chuckles as he picks up his juice and takes a drink. "Tell me what your like, things you like, don't like, bad habits, good habits. Favorite food, just think of this as a date." He looks at her and can't wait for her response.

"Date?" As if that doesn't make it that much more awkward. Zorya nods however, "Ah like dancin… is pretty much why Ah wanted ta join the harpers in the first place." the girl explains.

R'oc looks at her and then nods writing something down on the papers as he looks up waiting for more.

Zorya bites her lip a bit as she tries to think of what to say next. "Ah'm sorry." she says, gaze falling to her hands for a moment before she looks back up. "Ah dunno what ta say really. Ah never been asked stuff like that before." And trying to come up with answers spur of the moment..

R'oc watches and then smiles. "Calm down Zorya, this isn't a test or anything I simply would like to know about you." He chuckles a bit before he says. "Your just the first of many interviews I'm going to be giving the canidates, it's just so I get to know you better." He smiles and then says. "Okay how about I'll ask you a few question and you answer them for me, how does that sound?" The bronzer seems a bit grinnish now.

Zorya nods. "Yes, sir." she replies. "Ah understand, jus' like Ah said, just Ah hadn't ever really thought about it that much, an…" Answers aren't so easy to come up with then." The girl nods again, taking a deep breath to calm herself a bit.

"Tell me whats your favorite food?" He takes his right hand and moves it through his hair, then takes a drink of his juice. His eyes wander from her for a second towards the door. "What do you do when your not working or doing chores now?" His eyes move back to her and he smiles.

Food.. Yes, that should be an easy one. "..Ah like those veggie rolls…" She pauses for a moment longer between answers. "As far as when Ah'm not doin chores and such Ah try ta practice some a my dances an songs… Catch up with other people…" Fingers linking and relinking as she fidgets.

R'oc nods towards her and then he says. "Oh well that’s nice I see your dedicated that’s very good." He licks his fingers and then parts a few papers and then says. "Tell me would you say your organized?" He says as he searches through his papers for something. "I mean do you think you could describe yourself as neat clean and your able to prioritize." The man seems a bit lost himself even as he asks her that question.

Zorya nods slowly. "Yes, sir…" she replies, gaze on the stack of papers in front of R'oc. "Ah used ta help my grandfather with some a the records back home." she adds in explanation. Beat. "Did ya loose something?"

"No…no…me lose something." Yeah probably then he looks in his hand and then realizes his pen was in his hand the whole time. "Oh well that is very nice to hear." He clears his throat and then asks. "Would you like something to drink, I can't help but feel like your nervous. Do I make you nervous asking you these questions, I hope not." He says before asking another question. "How would you say you are with people, how do you interact with them?"

Zorya shakes her head, "No thanks." she replies to the offer of drink, followed by another shake of her head. "No sir. Just ain't used ta all the questions is all." So yes, she is a bit nervous. "Ah'd like ta think Ah get along with 'em alright. But Ah'm jus me, dunno how other people think."

R'oc gathers his papers and walks over to Zorya, he reaches out to take her hand and gives it a gentle kiss on the top. "Well it was my pleasure to meet you. I hope to see you again, maybe next time you will show me some of that song and dance you are learning. "I really must get to more of these or Sianne will have my…nevermind. You have a nice day Zorya." He says as he moves outside in search of more victim…er that is candidates.

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