Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Ready Room- 0900 Hours
Posted by Lieutenant Faye Calloway (Mission Specialist) in Ready Room- 0900 Hours
Despite herself, Faye matched his grin. “I tried to tell him he was way smarter than me when it came to emotional stuff, but he wasn’t having it,” she said with a laugh, that very gesture lightening something in her. “I guess we have a month to work some of this out and then a week together to find out if there’s really enough there. But I don’t mind admitting that I feel like someone is dropping me off a cliff and then I realized that I was the one who jumped. And I’m going to have to do a helluva lot of yoga and kickboxing while I wait for the landing.” She didn’t say crash. She was attempting to be optimistic, after all. She wanted it to work out, she really did, but that didn’t mean she wasn’t gong to proceed with some well earned caution.
“I so owe you more hasperat,” she said with a lopsided grin.
“Yes… yes you do.” he said and laughed. “Now, then… get out of my office, Lieutenant. One of us has work to do.” and he smiled at her. “And you’re going to be fine, Faye. Trust yourself.” and he waved her out of the room with a grin.
Rising from her chair, Faye smiled at him. “I know,” she said with surprising confidence. Everything might be a whirl right now, but it was actually a state she was well used to at this point. “And Alex, you still owe me a story. I do want to hear it,” Faye said. He had been helping her through a lot lately and she just wanted him to know that she could be on the other side of it too. She had always thought herself a terrible friend, but it wasn’t that. It was just a muscle she had to stretch more often until it stopped being uncomfortable.
Slipping out of the ready room, she gave him a wide grin and went off to send Dag a message. They were on. One month. And in the meantime they had a lot to talk about.
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