After a week of training with Partakkis she told me that I was ready to test for second circle. She tossed me a club that we had fashioned on the island where we did our training. She attacked me my high shoulder, then low hip, then a trust to the midsection. Her feet started to move to my left, forward, then back. Spinning of the weapon came next. She pushed at me faster and harder. I was moving with a flurry and fluidity of motion.
At first I was so concerned with the testing that I was not paying attention to the moves. Then it struck me were preforming the move of a human court dance that I knew. The dance in court does not involve weapons but Partakkis made it seem like it should have. I suddenly knew where all of her moves were going to be coming from. She pushed the tempo of the dance, picking up the rythom to a near blinding speed. I fell in to my part perfectly and Partakkis was smiling as she knew that I was in the flow of the dance.
The dance lasted for five or six minuets. Then we stopped and bowed to each other. The test was over and I had passed with flying colors. Partakkis then leaped in to my arms to congratulate me. She gave me a long kiss and then said you are now second circle lover. We spent the night on the island celebrating.
Ardor Zomay Skram