When we reached the lake I headed for Raya while Falcon had to go see the teacher.
"Knew it" Raya whispers in my ear. I turn look at her shocked.
"Knew what?" I ask calmly even though I know what she means.
"Knew about you and Falcon" she says indicating him with a nod of her head.
I blush and look at the floor. "So" I mumble.
"So, when were you going to tell me?" she asks.
"I knew you'd work it out.... besides I can't really admit it to myself yet never mind someone else" My eyes rest on Falcon and I feel a hint of warmth.
We're not the perfect couple. I mean we do fight.... a lot but I still care for him.
"Right?" he suddenly shouts. Everyone comes forward from where they were talking/complaining/messing about.
"We will be learning water skating" he says smiling. I hear a few whoops and hurrays.
Water skating is more of a fun sport then proper magic. Like a cheap trick, you create sort of an air hold up against the water and skim the surface.
I lean back against a tree as Falcon instructs them how to do it. I watch his every movement.
Maybe I should tell everyone? Well, Mother and Father at least...... but its nothing official.
That's what they'll say anyway. They might even do an arranged mariage and I don't want to push him into anything.
I see someone in the corner of my eye. I turn to look at Raivyn and she stares at me intently.
At least you have a choice in an arranged marriage. Her thoughts come calmly even though they're anything but calm.
She's heard flikers of my thoughts or just a feeling. Do you need any help? I'm sure I could persuade father to let you choose your own path.
I send the thought back and shock registers on her face. No one else can hear us but Falcon has noticed are absense..... well, more mine.
"Oi, you two no skipping" He says turning to face us.
I watch as everyone steps on. Raya of course has done it before and skates forwards happily and calmly. She's learning to skate backwards.
Everyone else tries to balance. And the boy who hit the tree earlier...... Splash!
"I don't skip" I say I lift up a foot passing a hand over the sole of the shoe on both feet.
Of course when I have to do the second one its slightly harder cause I have to balance.
Then without hesitation I skate to float slightly above the water.
It's a whole lot of fun and I go over to Raya to teach her how to skate backwards.