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Deck 5, Faye's Quarters- Pizza Night (Cochrane)

Posted May 27, 2020, 2:29 p.m. by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) (James Sinclair)

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Deck 5, Faye’s Quarters- Pizza Night (Cochrane)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Deck 5, Faye’s Quarters- Pizza Night (Cochrane)

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Deck 5, Faye’s Quarters- Pizza Night (Cochrane)
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He nodded and then spun her out, locked her hand, and reversed her, spinning her back into him. Then, unexpectedly, he twisted and dipped her backwards, laughing as he did so.

Cochrane, CO

The spin was fine, expected. Faye managed the movements well enough and was rather pleased with herself. But when she kept moving, and felt like she was falling, Faye actually shrieked a little before she too started laughing. Gazing up at him, she caught her breath slightly and grinned. “Hi,” she said with a chuckle.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

“Hi to you too.” he said and lifted her back, separating from her and laughing. “I think you could be good at that with a little practice. Well, except for the screaming. That’s a new addition to swing, I think.” and he laughed again.

Cochrane, CO

Faye laughed, her usually stormy eyes filled with mirth. “Well, you’re supposed to warn a gal before you fling her backwards. Aren’t there rules about that sort of thing?”

“And you’re a pretty good teacher. I agree I could use some practice though,” Faye said with a light laugh as stepped back. What time was it anyway? Where were Max and Jasmine?

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

“Thank you. I may have had a lesson or two.” and he laughed. He then looked at her and said “So… can I do anything else to help you besides fling you backwards suddenly?”

Cochrane, CO

She tried to keep a straight face, but couldn’t help the chuckle that ensued. “Well, now that I have regained my equilibrium, you could open the wine,” she said with a grin as she went to check on the pizza dough.

Lifting the damp towel, she gave it a poke and saw that it had risen well, but wasn’t over-proofed. It would probably hold until the rest of her guests showed up.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Alex saluted and said “Aye aye, Lieutenant ma’am.” and chuckled as we went back to the table and proceeded to open the bottle. He smelled the aroma and nodded appreciatively, and then looked at Faye. “So I know this is a bit out of your comfort zone. So why the get together?”

Cochrane, CO

Turning, she braced her hands on the edge of the worktop and leaned carefully on the table. Allowing herself to meet his gaze, so inhaled slowly, wondering how much of this she should or could explain. But he valued honesty and it was the one thing that made things easier lately. “Well, the bet about the pizza was real. It was a joke though. I just… I guess after the whole thing with the jefferies tubes and my actual assignment came to the surface I realized I didn’t want to go back to how I had done things before. I mean, I still will balk at large gatherings. I’d rather face a firing squad most times, especially if I can’t just blend in and hide a bit.” Faye smiled slightly. “But… Jasmine Wynter happened and suddenly it seems I have a friend I wasn’t expecting. I don’t know what it is about that woman, but she’s fearless in a way I’ve never been. I can’t change who I am or the things that have happened to me, but I don’t want to live my life waiting for the next thing to explode. I like it here. It’s home in a way I haven’t had for a very long time. And I guess I just want to celebrate that in my own weird way with people who don’t run away screaming after interacting with me.” She shrugged and gave a lopsided smirk.

~Faye Calloway, Data Specialist

Cochrane listened as she explained, and his eyes focused on her movements and expressions. When she finished, he was quiet a minute. “Faye… you have no idea how happy that makes me to hear you say that. That is probably the best compliment a ship captain can get, that their ship feels like home. And I’m glad we can give you that, Faye. Really… I’m more than pleased that you feel comfortable here. Because this ship is better off with you on it.” and he nodded at her.

“And you are right… that lady is a sheer force of will and nature. I think I’d take your firing squad rather than tick her off.” and he laughed.

Cochrane, CO


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