The 7 Worlds of Gaiana

Xen's Journal: Training

(I liked your idea James, and Xen writes in a journal so most of my posts will be like this now)

Day 7 of training

Well today was kinda uneventful… We really just focused on fighting and sparing… I still can’t really get my form right and I fell on my face a couple times, but there were a lot of other people that did so I didn’t feel too bad. Anyway, I started to realize I need a better place to work on my gadgets. Turns out that only a bed and a side table isn’t a good area for tinkering. Also my tinkering is attracting attention of the other recruits and its making me kinda uncomfortable…

Still looking for this Nana person. I checked the ports today but came up empty again. Hopefully if she’s out there she isn’t in any trouble… Honestly I feel really bad about this, even if this is because of a curse, it was too easy to forget about someone like that… I hope she comes back soon, I’ll probably forget about this in the morning and have to think about all this again. Well, let’s just hope for a good day tomorrow. G’night :)

Day 12

Hey, so today I finally decided to ask the blacksmith about using some of his workshop for creating my gadgets. I’ve been kinda scouting around and thought it was the best place to do it but I’ve been too scared to ask about it, but I finally got up the courage to ask. He said YES XD, but for a favor. Not too much to ask I guess. He looked me over and then after he saw Owlsly he said he wanted me to make something like Owlsly for his son. I mean I was hesitant at first because Owlsly had been a big project that took me more than a year, but having already done it and having access to his workshop I could probably do it in a week or 2… more like 2. Maybe 3…. Umm we’ll see. But I said yes and he asked if it could be a mechanical dog, didn’t seem too bad so I said sure. I starting making blueprints today and have a good idea of where I’m going with this, can’t wait to begin!

Other than that, I gave up the search for Nana… I read that I’ve already looked everywhere for her and now it would probably just try to remember her with nowhere else to look. Sorry Nana.. I wish I could remember you or I knew where you went. No one deserves to be forgotten. I hope I’m not crazy…. Here’s to hoping for another good day tomorrow. :D

Day 23

Today was kinda rough. I worked really late in the workshop last night, so late that I fell asleep in the workshop. I woke up late for training this morning and got reprimanded… I almost cried, but the blacksmith Nezeros came over to explain that I was working on something for him so Aldwyn wasn’t too angry. I still had to do twice the amount of exercises today though… everyone kept looking at me like they felt sorry for me.. I didn’t like that… I don’t want people to feel sorry for me. It was my fault, I was just too focused on my work. I’ll make sure to keep better track of time in the future… I have to go to sleep though, my body aches and I feel like I’m going to collapse.

Remember Nana. G’night..

Day 32

So project A.M.C. (Automated Mechanical Companion (I think it’s a cool name)) is taking a lot longer than expected but Nezeros said he understands and thinks it’s looking great. I felt good about that. I’m happy I could at least make at least one person happy here. I feel like I’m not really getting any better at combat. A sword just doesn’t feel good in my hands. I don’t like hurting people unless I have to… like back on that island. We haven’t talked about that day in a while… I sometimes try to talk to Garuk about it… We don’t talk too much though and he’s always around…. Ard… ew.. He’s a creep. All he ever does is try to hit on all the girls around the barracks. Most of them just walk away disgusted, others ya know… kick him hard between the legs. I thought about doing that but I don’t want to hurt anyone, even a sleezebag like him that probably deserves it. Either way it’s getting late and I don’t want to wake up tired.. Here’s to a good day tomorrow :).

G’night Nana wherever you may be.

Day 45

I’m finally almost finished with The A.M.C. like within the next week I should have him done. I’m gonna call this one Ace. I remember one of the books I read had a dog named that… I haven’t read it in a while, I think the book was about a guy who dressed as a bat or something, I can’t remember. Either way I’m trying to keep it more of a secret from Nezeros. I told him I wanted its final look to be a surprise. I really hope his son likes it :)

In my spare time today though, I made a couple blueprints of future designs and dug up some of my old blueprints to work on now that I have a well-stocked place to work. Not sure how I’ll make a fire laser but I’m sure with the right components and enough work I can build it. Today was a good day though, hopefully tomorrow will be good too.

I wonder if anyone will remember you again Nana, myself included.. I really hope I didn’t just make you up….

G’night

Day 51

So today was the great unveiling of Ace. Nezeros brought in his son, who was about 5 or 6 years old, to see him. I took off the sheet and activated Ace and he worked perfectly! He loved it! Ace wasn’t very large, only about 2 feet tall but he acted like a normal dog. I decided to try something new and add a device that allows him to bark like a real dog. They were really happy and impressed. I some of the other recruits came over to see what I made too and they were really impressed. Nezeros’ son was ecstatic about it, hugging it as if it was a real dog, ignoring the fact that it was made of metal. He actually said that I was Awesome…. No one ever said that before.. I’m really happy… I actually almost cried… I’m happy that someone actually loved what I can make, especially after all the work I put into it. I was like back in Dew Drop Landing all over again. I wish everyday could be like this. Nezeros even invited me over for dinner with his family. It was nice, because I knew Nezeros I felt more comfortable and the food was great, his wife is a really good cook. Tomorrow I can begin work on some of my new ideas and the blueprints I’ve been wanting to make for a while, the first one I wanna work on it this grenade that explodes into a big spider web kinda thing. Can’t wait :D!!

Hope me writing this part helps me soon remember Nana… G’Night

Day 64

Today wasn’t a good day, not at all. I mean some of it was good. I was actually able put another recruit on his back today in combat training. I felt proud of myself. Then I immediately felt kinda bad, but Razz, at least I think that was his name, said he was alright and got right back up congratulating me. We kept sparing for a little while until something bad happened.. I don’t even want to talk about it…… but I will. So.. we were sparing and I messed up and he swung his sword at me and it caught onto my scarf.. my scarf was thrown off and he saw it.. he saw my scales on my neck… at first I didn’t realize it, then he stopped kinda shocked. He said something like “Are you ok? What’s up with your skin?”. I looked down and realized what he was talking about.. I couldn’t say anything back… I just said sorry.. I said I was done for today.. I grabbed my scarf and ran. I think he tried to run after me but I couldn’t tell. I was starting to feel scared and anxious. I’m sure he’s already told everyone else about me, they’ll think I have a disease or something, they’ll think I’m weird and not wanna talk to me anymore, maybe they’ll tell me i shouldn’t be here at the Mason’s… I just… I don’t want that happen… I like it here… I don’t want it to turn out like back home…

Someone’s calling for me….

It was Razz… he found me at the workshop, he said he was sorry… I don’t know why he would need to be sorry. He said he wouldn’t tell anyone about what he saw if I didn’t want him to… that made me feel a bit better. He’s pretty nice… He asked me what it was, I said I didn’t want to talk about it and he actually understood. He said that if I wanted to talk about it he would listen. It seemed like he wanted to say more but didn’t and left after that… I didn’t really want him to leave… he was really nice to me… no one ever said that to me before, but I guess a lot of things I’ve been told here I’ve never been told before.. I’m gonna go back to the barracks… it’s been a long day… G’night… maybe tomorrow will be better and less.. I don’t know…

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