Finally, I registered someone arriving. He looked fairly average, dressed in a black t-shirt and jeans. He looked like he could blend into any crowd.
"Evening." I folded my arms, leaning in the doorway as I took in the appearance of the new recruit. my tone was friendly and light.
The new guy jumped, spinning round with his hands raised defensively.
"Who are you?" His tone was rather less than friendly. Suspicion danced in his black eyes.
"Lorna," I smiled at him. "One of the teachers here I guess, though I'm still kinda on active duty too."
His eyes narrowed but he relaxed his stand. "Jay." He nodded in greeting.
My smile widened. "Unarmed combat right? I'll be seeing more of you in the future."
Confusion flashed across his face.
"I take hand-to-hand combat and poisons." I gave him a wicked grin. "And I like active participation in my classes."
With that, I left him to unpack and attempted to occupy myself while I waited for anyone else who might turn up.