"I could play it now, if you like?" Rohan offered in return as he righted himself with interest. "I'd never turn down the audience of a beautiful guest." He grinned brightly if not cheekily at Lucy. "If there were currents here I'd show you how to shoal. Maybe if we get back to the island--or anywhere with an ocean that won't kill us would be nice." He chuckled slightly at himself, talking out of good humor.
"Those...Zakdorn sound impressive. I like the way you think. I guess most of the islanders didn't consider it nerdy, either, but I've watched enough ancient television programming to know it is not top of the list when it comes to attractive hobbies. It's one of those things where people sort of assume you're some fat old Beard living in your mother's basement things. Of which, as you can see, I am not." He gave her another grin.