Tales of the First – Training Session Part Six

September 13th, 2019  |  Published in Tales of the First  |  1 Comment

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“You did,” Martin said. “So now let’s see what the maximum you can lift and hold today is.”

“Okay!” Sienna said.

Martin weighed another twenty-five grams of nuts and bolts and added them to the pile. “Try that.”

Sienna concentrated for a moment and lifted them easily. They continued in the vein and she topped out at just over her two kilogram target. She grinned in delight when he announced that she has lifted two thousand and twenty-five grams.

“I told you I could do it today!” she said.

“You did,” he agreed. “Do you think you could go higher?”

Sienna considered the question and checked her watch. “I think I could,” she said. “But we’re out of time. I need to get home. When shall we meet again?”

“I should be able to do your first fitting in a few days,” Lucy said. “And it won’t be long after that that I’ll have the costume ready.”

“I want to get at least two more training sessions in before then,” Martin said. “I’d prefer to do them daily but I need to go into town tomorrow to buy dongles, so shall we say the day after and you promise to practice if you can do it safely.” He looked over at Wendy. “And we need to do some suit checks before declaring it street ready. Shall we walk Sienna and Lucy home before coming back to do those.”

“Of course I’ll practice,” Sienna said. “Shall we go?”

As they headed up the stairs towards daylight Sienna’s phone started ringing. She looked at it and blinked in surprise. “Huh, it’s Charlotte.” She hesitated a moment before answering. “Hi, Char!”

“Sienna!” Charlotte sounded somewhere between stress and panic. “You have to help me, please! I don’t know who else to ask.”

“Breathe, Char,” Sienna said soothingly. “What’s wrong.”

“It’s Ryan… my cousin. He’s like you. Well not exactly like you… Oh! I don’t now how to explain this.”

“Char, you’re not making much sense but this doesn’t sound like something we should talk about on the phone,” Sienna said. “Can you come over to my place this evening or would you prefer to meet somewhere more neutral.”

“N-no, we shouldn’t talk on the phone, should we?” Charlotte sounded like she had finally remembered to breathe but was still on the verge of tears. “Can I stay over? I’m too scared to be at home right now.”

Sienna stared at her phone. Obviously whatever was going on with Charlotte’s cousin scared her more than Sienna did at the moment. “I’m sure mum and dad won’t mind,” Sienna said. “Lu’s already staying over. I’ll call them to check and then call you back.”

“Thank you,” Charlotte said. “I’ll see you later.” She hung up.

“Charlotte wants to come over and visit you?” Wendy said. “That’s quite the turn around. She was still terrified of you last time we spoke.”

“I think she still is,” Sienna said. “But it seems something else is scaring her more.” She told them what Charlotte had said before adding, “she sounded panicked.”

“Ryan? Is that the ginger one?” Lucy asked. Charlotte had a lot of cousins.

“I don’t think so,” Sienna said. “I think Ryan has brown hair.”

“He does,” Wendy said. “He’s the short, quiet one. I wonder what she meant by ‘like you’? Do you suppose he has powers too?”

“Seems quite likely,” Sienna said. “I guess we’ll find out this evening.”

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One Response to “Tales of the First – Training Session Part Six”

  1. Rebecca Sutton says:

    Hi Peeps,

    This is a short one because it constitutes the end of a chapter. Sorry.

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