Calloway's Quarters - At Least We Aren't Fighting About Money

Posted Aug. 10, 2022, 9:06 a.m. by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay B)

Posted by Civilian Micah Pikelsimer (Federation Security Agent) in Calloway’s Quarters - At Least We Aren’t Fighting About Money

Posted by Commander Shara Calloway (Chief Intelligence Officer) in Calloway’s Quarters - At Least We Aren’t Fighting About Money


Picking up a cracker, Shara layered cheese and a cold cut on top with deliberate motions. “That is very true,” she said before munching on her bite. The crunch of the crackers felt oddly satisfying at the moment as if it might release micro-amounts of tension. As she considered his statement, she couldn’t help but smile. Right now smiling felt like a luxury, as did honest to goodness laughs. But as Shara took in her husband’s face all she could feel was this absolute adoration. It shone in her eyes. She had done a lot of hard things in her life. But the for the first time in decades she felt like it was easier.

Reaching her hand our, she found his and gave it a squeeze. “I’m grateful for you,” she said softly.


Micah smiled a crooked smile and said “Naw… you’re grateful you got a ‘shine supply. The fact the runner is easy on the eyes is just a bonus.” and he grabbed a slice 9f meat and some cheese and popped it in his mouth.


“Pssst! If I wanted ‘shine I could find a supplier. It does happen to be rather convenient though,” she said with a little grin before popping some cheese into her mouth.

Shara sighed. “I’m not sure this whole break down-the-pick-me-back-up plan is going to work. I feel like we need something more. I’m not sure my getting blinding drunk on ‘shine every other day is a top-notch plan either.” She tried to keep her voice light but she could feel the tension in her jaw. Yes, sharing the ‘shine with the gals had been ultimately worthwhile, but it didn’t negate the fact that her coping mechanisms had shifted or were missing entirely. At least she knew for sure that no matter what happened Micah would be there for her. It was the one thing that kept her going. That and her girls. She had to make it home to them, and not just as a shell of a person.


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