Vika walked though the white hallways of the White Tower on her way to her classroom.  The day before, she had a lesson with Abby and had learned how to embrace the source.  Vika's promise ran through her mind, that she would dedicate herself to becoming Aes Sedai.  Other Novices ignored her.  She had a reputation as one who didn't want to work and they didn't want that to hinder their chances.  Vika closed her eyes, holding back tears.  She couldn't avoid thinking that she deserved that.  Hopefully her new work ethic would show.

An Aes Sedai strode down the hallway, and Vika curtsied.  As a gleeman, she had learned how to judge reactions, and had she not had that training, she wouldn't have noticed the slight hitch in the step of the Aes Sedai.  As the Aes Sedai left, Vika noticed that she had once lost her temper with that one.

Vika entered the classroom and curtsied to the Aes Sedai teacher.  She had recently been sent to the Mistress of Novices by this one, but Vika didn't remember her name.  The Aes Sedai looked her up and down as she approached.

"Aes Sedai," she said, her voice only slightly wavered. "I was wondering if I could say something before class starts."

The Aes Sedai nodded in the affirmative. "I just wanted to apologize for my behavior - the past few days.  It as been unacceptable, and I want to try harder."
Vika Mathis - White Tower Novice
Luka Valindor - Lord Captain Commander of the Children of the Light
Ignis Caleum - Warder Recruit