Avalan turned at the sound of a greeting, choosing to wipe the wonder from her face. Not in embarrassment, but she didn't need to look as young as she was. And childish wonder was certainly not the first impression she was going for.
Bowing slightly, Avalan greeted the woman. "Thank you, Aes Sedai." The woman across from her was slight but Avalan didn't assume that'd make her meek or tame. She knew better than to underestimate people, more so when it came to Aes Sedai. There was no sharp smell of suspicion coming from the redheaded woman, so Avalan felt no need to get her defenses up. Besides, she was here for a perfectly legitimate reason. "I'm not entirely certain, other than the fact that I'm no Channeler. I came here to train and prepare to fight the Shadow. I'd originally considered going straight to the Borderlands, but I've heard the White Tower can offer much to those who train here." Avalan didn't miss the casual way the woman asked if she wished to become a Warder. So it was possible for a woman to become a Warder. Was she here to become a Warder? Would an Aes Sedai ever choose her over a man, who had the genetic upper hand when it came to strength? Although...she was a wolfkin. She had advantages others didn't. It might tip the scales in her favor if she could learn to harness her new strengths. A thrill ran through her veins. What would it be like, to fight the Shadow as a fully trained Warder, defending not only nations from the Shadow, but an Aes Sedai as well? Fighting alongside her wolf brothers and sisters? Dashing the thoughts away, she made up her mind. "You know what, I'd like very much to train as a Warder."
Avalan Mond'wil, Wolfsister, Warder trainee