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Soonyhano smiled. "Perhaps not. I've always been the stubborn sort; better to keep believing than give up and simply accept things as they are. Still... I have to wonder if there's a reason I've waited so long."

Not everyone on Pern was a rider. Not every Candidate would eventually Impress. Was there something about him that had prevented him from doing so?

"But I suppose I've chances yet. Perhaps not here, unless there's a garnet's eggs. But High Reaches and Semaca are both willing to take those of us who are older and have failed everywhere else."
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Alphinaud personally didn't see it as failure. He wasn't really sure he was the best person to say so, he was young and Soonyhano had been through this much more than he personally did. And if he didn't impress at all? Well, he would be more worried about Alisaie never letting him live it down.

"I'm confident something will find you. You deserve it out of all of us."
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"Don't be ridiculous. I don't deserve it more than anyone else. None of us do. If we knew who was and wasn't worthy of a dragon, we'd find this entire process far simpler. And likely shorter."

Certainly Candidates would never be in danger of aging out. They wouldn't have to feel the sting of disappointment over and over, until they grew so accustomed to it that they hardly noticed any more. Until Serapheth gave them hope only for it to be crushed.
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Alphinaud was offended at the idea.

"Nonsense! You deserve a dragon, even if it takes you a transfer more to do it. No one else I have met outside of my grandfather is more worthy than you. I hesitate to think that if you could not, then what hope do I have? You, a paragon among us, deserve it, deserve better than what Serapheth can give you."
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Soonyhano gave Alphinaud a tight smile. It was heartening, to know the boy considered him to be a good example. It was what he strove to be: no better than anyone, no more deserving, but at least the sort of person who lived up to what a rider was supposed to be.

Even if he'd never be a rider.

"While I'm grateful for your faith in me, that isn't how it works. Perhaps this simply isn't the path I'm meant to walk."
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The younger candidate huffed, folding his arms. He had never really been this wrong, was he? Surely Soonyhano of all of them would find a dragon some day, correct? Surely this would happen, it had to. This was only right? Was there no justice in the world if he of all people was passed over?

"I still believe there is a partner for you." Alphinaud finally said stubbornly.
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[White Journey]
Wa'en of Brown Galahath
Weyrlingmaster Lexien of Brown Mikazuchith
Mirai of Green Lieuteth
N'eth of Green Azoth
Weyrling Mishima of Blue Harmoth
[Gold Moon Chip]
Weyrling F'ero of Garnet Hellfith
Vartin of Amethyst Vartisk and Garnet Varsk
[Bone Otani]
Candidate Alphinaud
Dragonless Angelo
[Gold Geara Zulu]
Semaca Weyr
Hecate of Almandine Cabadath
Wes of Blue Kreith
[Green Maya]
Dragonless Time
Dragonless Quatre
[White Sandrock]
High Reaches Weyr
Z'kon of Bronze Gottmitunth
Sven of Bronze Cresceth
[White Black]
Clovis of Blue Artoriath
Exia of Blue Seieth
Lelouch of Blue Isith
[Gold Banshee]
Stahl of Blue Kinlath
Majima of Brown Majimask
Holder Xander
[Blue Laslow]
[Green Peri]
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