The entire Grey Tower, from the Amyrlin Seat down to the scullery maids, have been granted a free day to celebrate Sunday. Hama Valon is hosting a traditional Two Rivers observance of the holiday with various competitions, feasting, and merriment, and a traveling show has set up camp just outside the city walls in hopes that the revelers will be free with their coin.
Students are reminded that even though it is a free day, they are expected to adhere to all rules, particularly those regarding proper conduct, and to tidy up after themselves lest they find their usual chores doubled on the morrow. Novices, Soldiers, and drin'far'ji may attend the celebration, in uniform, but may not stray into the city, enter the traveling show without permission, or otherwise evade supervision.
Thoia sighed when Jac took her hand, but tried to ignore it. They were here to have fun, and he seemed to be having a good time. She tried to ignore the sinking feeling like something was going to go horribly wrong, and focus on the day. Archery, food, dancing, what could be better? She smiled and took in the sights.
"What a beautiful day for Sunday, don't you think?" she said idly. She watched as some of the younger children ran around. They were cute little brats sometimes, but she could never have one of her own. Not that she really had time for one, or someone to have one with. Where was that girl, she thought.
"Anyway, I can't wait for the dancing portion. I'd love to see you dance Seira. I hear the tinkers are great dancers. Would you like to dance with me as well?" She giggled at the thought. She wished that she could just be herself, and not have to pretend. She wished there were more girls like her that she could talk to, and understand. She hated this being alone, and tying to be like everyone else.
She sighed, and tried to have a good time. This would be fun.