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Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted July 20, 2021, 2:54 p.m. by Civilian Micah Pikelsimer (Federation Security Agent) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted by Civilian Micah Pikelsimer (Federation Security Agent) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Tennessee, Earth - Home Sweet Home

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Highly amused, Nadine smirked. “Yeah, actually. Not going to go work in a restaurant anytime soon, but I enjoy it. What do you need me to do?”

Micah handed her Shara’s wild greens, some tomatoes, some carrots. and some radishes. “Salad, thats what.” and he smiled at her and slid a knife and cutting board to her as he began to prepare the fish.

Meanwhile, Shara unwrapped the piano carefully, running a hand over it tenderly. It was beautiful. Carefully lifting the lid, she braced the lid prop and set it in place. For a moment, she just stared at the beautiful instrument in disbelief but then moved to the container of equipment. The piano was already tuned, but just in case the move had affected the piano she set about testing one note to see. Soon, Middle C rang out in the house while Shara watched the calibration screen. She smiled… perfect.

Hands resting on the keys, Shara set about warming up, playing major chords in succession and allowing her ears to get attuned to this particular piano.

In the kitchen, Nadine smiled at the sound. “Why do I get that there’s even more to the music thing than she’s letting on?”

~Shara & Nadine

Micah smiled and said “Kiddo, first thing you need ‘ta know ‘bout your ma… there’s always somethin’ more than what she’s lettin’ on. Always.” He paused in his prep of the fish and turned and looked at her. “She’s gonna scare you, Nadine. But when that happens… just remember that she is just as scared as you. Probably more.” and he looked back down at the fish.
Nadine just nodded to herself a little bit.

“Hey, Sha! You take requests? Know any Stevie Wonder?” and he grinned.

Micah

“Know any… do I?” Shara let out a long-suffering sigh and starting playing arpeggios until she rolled her notes into a bouncing sort of beat that mimicked the way the band played. And then she began to sing, heartfelt and openly, though it probably helped that she was in a different room and no one was actively watching her play and sing.

Like a long lonely stream
I keep runnin’ towards a dream
Movin’ on, movin’ on
Like a branch on a tree
I keep reachin’ to be free
Movin’ on, movin’ on

‘Cause there’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
There’s a place in the sun
And before my life is done
Got to find me a place in the sun

Like an old dusty road
I get weary from the load
Movin’ on, movin’ on
Like this tired troubled earth
I’ve been rollin’ since my birth
Movin’ on, movin’ on

‘Cause there’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
I know there’s a place in the sun
And before my life is done
Got to find me a place in the sun

You know when times are bad
And you’re feeling sad
I want you to always remember

Yes, there’s a place in the sun
Where there’s hope for everyone
Where my poor restless heart’s gotta run
I know there’s a place in the sun

OOC: https://youtu.be/0qe7U0mesoM

Nadine looked at Micah with a hint of awe as she tore the greens up into the bowl. Yes Shara played very well, but it was her voice. There was honesty in that voice.

~Shara & Nadine

Micah nodded in time to the music and smiled slightly as his wife sang in their living room. When she was done, he said without looking up “That. That right there. That’s why I married ya. You got a voice like Joni Mitchell, you know that?” and he looked at Nadine. “Joni Mitchell… you know her?”

Micah


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