We’ve all had those people, right? The friend who was just a year or two older than we were who could talk us into doing just about anything?
For me, it was another little girl. I was nine and she was about to turn eleven, and we’d come across a sign at our school offering music lessons for band. I was really reluctant, but somehow, she talked me into going. Now, I didn’t know it at the time, but playing in a band, even at nine, requires a musical instrument, which I did not have. So even though I followed her into the class, I ended up not being able to participate. Her parents got her a violin, and my parents said that they didn’t have the money.
Later, I wished I had been able to participate. And if I had known how jealous I would have been that she got to go, I would have begged just a little bit harder for some sort of instrument so that I could join her. Now, it’s something that hubby and I are hoping to be able to introduce to our little one.
In this scene, Celyna is going through a similar event. Her friend, Daxon, is taking her to enroll in the school for swordsmen so the two can learn to defend themselves. How he talked her into it, she’s not sure, but she’s hoping that something will come up that will render her unable to participate without having to disappoint Daxon.