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Side Sim: Friends and good food -what else does one need?

Posted March 2, 2021, 3:46 p.m. by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) (Silke Fahl)

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Side Sim: Friends and good food -what else does one need?

Posted by Lieutenant Kiama Naim (Chief Science Officer) in Side Sim: Friends and good food -what else does one need?

Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Side Sim: Friends and good food -what else does one need?
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She gave her friend a lopsided grin. “I don’t know. I’m hardly an expert. My hobbies after all are either ones I’ve not shared with others or stuff I’ve taken up in more recent years. But you could always write down that long list of yours and have the computer pick one at random. Then, you just try it out for a few weeks and see if it’s something you enjoy now. If not, have the computer randomly select another one.”

~Faye Calloway

“That is a brilliant idea!” Kiama beamed. In her mind she was already starting to make the list and even contemplated making two. One for everything that would be a sport and one for everything else. “Thank you Faye,” she continued before eating another forkful of curry; falling silent for a moment as she followed a couple of different trains of thought.

~Lt. Naim, CSO

She tilted her head and gave Kiama a nod with a warm smile. “You’re welcome. I’m always glad when this crazy ass brain of mine does something useful,” she said with a grin before continuing to eat.

As quietness fell over the table it wasn’t an awkward one, and Faye felt content here. It was yet another moment where she could more clearly identify something that made her feel good. Having not really have close friends before, it was still startling how nice it was and for a moment she regretted pushing people away for so many years.

~Faye Calloway

Kiama sensed Faye’s regret, but she didn’t want to pry. So she kept the comfortable silence between them for a while longer. She enjoyed it a lot that they could sit comfortably together like this without feeling the need to fill every moment with conversation. In her opinion being able to talk and be silent together formed part of the foundation of a friendship and was something she treasured. Looking at Faye she eventually asked out of the blue, “Do you know what you want to plant in your plot in the Arboretum?”

~Lt. Naim, CSO

Faye nodded, twirling her fork with her fingers for a moment. “I’ve got a mixture of vegetables and flowers planned. I’ve started some things already and there are couple more I need to start. The rest I’ll direct sow. I have this lovely idea of being able to grow everything I need to make the filling for hasperat and have a salad on the side,” she said with a grin. “There’s nothing better than eating a meal made mostly with stuff you grew yourself.”

~Faye Calloway

Kiama laughed softly and said, “I can imagine. I imagine that it must be … satisfying.” She searched for the right word and wasn’t sure if ‘satisfying’ was the one she was looking for. But it seemed close enough. “What do you prefer to put into salads and hasperat you make?” she asked without knowing that there was a very personal story behind the hasperat Faye makes.

~Lt. Naim, CSO


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