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Gotta Eat Sometime

Posted July 23, 2021, 12:28 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Civilian Revna Freya McKenzie (Diplomatic Attache) in Gotta Eat Sometime

Posted by Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Gotta Eat Sometime

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Gotta Eat Sometime
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Looking out the window for a moment, Faye inhaled slowly, her fingers fiddling with the ring on her left hand. “You know what’s weird? I keep thinking, ‘Oh I should drop by mom’s quarters today;, and then I have to remember she’s in a different quadrant again. It’s weird how quickly I got used to having her here,” she said in general. She wasn’t going to openly ask Zef what was wrong, now seemed the wrong time and place. Look at all that social growth! It was slightly amusing actually.

~Faye Calloway, Counter-Intelligence

“Funny thing, I actually miss her too. I admired your mother’s no nonsense approach to most things and her total acceptance of me being involved in your therapy. When you hear from her, do let her know that I’m thinking of her, will you?” She noticed the way Faye played with the ring. “Can I see it? Scuttlebutt says you’re engaged to a behemoth of an Orion.”

—Rollo, CNS

Faye laughed lightly. “Yeah, my big green man. Daggum,” she said with emphasis. The same man she had admitted to having feeling for but being conflicted about the past from. She held out her hand so both could see. ‘A silvery, almost mercurial looking metal was fashioned into vines with multiple small leaves and flowers along each of the three vines that were woven and twisted around each other. In the center of each flower was a small deep red, almost black, gem. And in the center of the ring was set a bright, teal-but-with-a-deeper-blue hue gemstone cut in the rectangular fashion of emeralds from Earth. The stone almost shimmered in the light, giving it a look that made it seem like the inside was almost made of liquid.’ “And I’ll definitely pass on your message to my mom.”

Revna didn’t miss the ring fiddling. She had the same habit. She smiled at Faye. “Well I don’t know about the scuttlebutt but I’d say your ring is as new to you as mine is to me. Some times I don’t even notice it’s there, it’s like I’ve always worn it, and others it surprises me to see it there. And let’s not get into how heavy it can feel at times.” Revna smiled flipped the cap of her soda like a coin, caught it, and then took a sip of her drink.

McKenzie, DA

Revna had an eye for craftmanship. She didn’t know if Faye’s Daggum made the ring or just helped to design it or picked it out, but the work was exquisite. Her uncle would love to get a look at that. Young Terje would probably nerd out over it. He loved working the finer metals for jewelry and had quite a talent for it. Revna tilted her head from side to side to see how the light refracted from different angles. “Faye that is a magnificent ring. Truly. Daggum has an eye for beauty,” and she grinned looking at her.

Zef looked over at McKenzie, “That’s right, you are newly married! Well, I need a look at your ring too. Then I can sit here jealous that I don’t have one to show either of you.” Once that was out of her mouth, she had a second of thought—was she really jealous? Did she want to be tied to Alex for the rest of her life? Part of her mind immediately said yes, but a smaller part said no. She would have to think about that later.

—Rollo, CNS

Faye shot Zef a long look. “We actually got properly engaged just before the wake, while we were cooking the hasperat. It’s uhh… a lot but I’m really happy.”

That was recent then, just like her marriage to Mike. Revna grinned wondering what it was like to be engaged. She and Mike kind of skipped that part. Though if Mike was to be believed, and she did wholeheartedly, they were engaged that night in holodeck. He’d decided then he was going to marry her. They just didn’t know they were engaged.

Revna dutifully held her hand over towards but also where Faye could look if that was something she wanted to do. Revna didn’t want to be rude. Made of a silvery polished metal, it had two layers to it, and an arrow inlaid on the divide between the two. “Mike had them custom made. This one here-” and she pointed to a section that was made of a white and rose colored material, “- is the antler of the Cxiter stag. Found only on one of the planets here in the Delta Quadrant. This one-” and she pointed to a duller and somewhat unfinished metal that looked rough and wiry, “- is made from a meteorite taken from the North Sea on Earth. The last thing is the metal itself. Its tritanium… but it’s tritanium from the hull of the Atlantis. My last duty post and where Mike owned the punk bar on board. The antler represents our first home, here, in the Delta Quadrant. The meteorite is where our people are from. And the Atlantis hull is where we met and fell in love. And the arrow means we will always fly true… together.” Revna grinned goofely, “Yes my husband is a total romantic and you wouldn’t know it to look at him. And I absolutely adore it!”

Photo: https://imgur.com/a/QAbc5eg
McKenzie, DA

“It’s lovely!” Faye said with a genuine smile.

“Thank you, Faye.” And she loved her ring, but that gold cord that was now incased in clear acrylic would always mean slightly more to her. She’d wear it on her other hand, but it was back on the station with Mike. It hadn’t been ready to pick up before Manhattan left and so Mike had it, and she couldn’t wait to get it back.

Zef took her time examining the rings. “They are both so uniquely beautiful!” She turned to Revna, “And I think having a romantic for a mate is wonderful thing!” Looking back to Faye, “How about Daggum? Is he romantic too?”

“More than I thought possible,” Faye said with a grin. “He had this whole incredible evening planned out for us our first night on the station. Waiting that whole month to see him had been so hard but it was so worth it,” she said softly. She just wasn’t a person who was used to romance and that kind of open acceptance. “But more telling I think than any of the plans was the way he handle my more.. tricky moments. Flawless,” she said shaking her head in disbelief. “Not a lot fazes that man.”

Revna smiled her thanks, rather than interrupt Zef’s train of thought.

“Did you know I was on the Atlantis too? I left well before you got there, of course. But I owe my life to that crew. Truly. If they hadn’t done what they had, I’d be dead, or… well, actually probably dead,” Faye said with a snort.

~Faye Calloway

As she listened to the two women, the counselor played with the necklace she was still getting used to wearing, while finishing the bowl of stew.

—Rollo, CNS

Revna shook her head, “No I didn’t know that. Small world, yeah. I miss them. I feel kind of like I abandoned them, but the people I was close to I still talk to. I can’t say that they physically saved my life, but that statement is no less true for me as well. That crew is something very special. We’ll have to exchange stories some time.” Then Revna raised a brow at Faye and nodded towards Zef. “Someone is holding out on us Faye. Nothing to share and gush over.” She looked pointedly over at Zef, “Come on Rollo, no need to stand on ceremony right now. Spill it. That necklace is obviously important. Unless it’s a secret and then I won’t push.”

McKenzie, DA

Eyes twinkling, Faye looked at Zef. “Indeed, but no pressure.” At the same time she was cautious not to pry given that she had promised herself not to put herself in the middle of Alex and Zef if she could ever help it, even if it was something good. Too awkward.

~Faye Calloway


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