Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Gotta Eat Sometime
Posted by Civilian Revna Freya McKenzie (Diplomatic Attache) in Gotta Eat Sometime
Posted by Commander Zef Rollo (Counselor) in Gotta Eat Sometime
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“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.
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.
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.”
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.
For a second, she didn’t understand. Did they know about her pregnancy? If so, Alex had to have told them—no, he wouldn’t have done that, would he? Then she saw Revna looking at the necklace. OH!
Zef smiled shyly and held it out for them to see. “I made these for Alex and I. His opal is different, black with specks of oranges, greens and blues and I used gold for the metal. I found the image of ‘The Lovers’ from something called a Tarot card when I did a computer search. I micro sculpt lots of different things in my quarters.”
Revna leaned forward slightly to really get a good look at it. “It’s beautiful. You are quite skilled…”
“Definitely,” Faye said.
“Thank you, both of you.” She included the two women with a look that was just a bit shy. To sell her work to people she didn’t know was fine, but for friends to say she was talented—that was something else.
=/\=Mrs McKenzie. You have a priority message coming in from Chancellor Mirvquic of Ilidaria.=/\= Revna tapped her combadge, =/\=Please give my apology for the wait and that I can speak with him in 5 minutes. Please transfer it to my office.=/\= Revna stood up, “Duty calls. Zef that really is beautiful. I hope you feel better. I’m sure that” and she points to the crystalized mixture Harv gave her, “will help.” She walked around the table and paused and grinned at Faye, “It was a pleasure to meet you Lt Cmdr. If you play your cards right I might even show you my crown one day.” She laughed and then disappeared out the door.
Faye chuckled at the cryptic remark and yet something about it rang true. With a grin she shook her head and returned her attention to the necklace. “It really is lovely,” she said softly. “I didn’t know you were an artisan.” Then again, they really hadn’t spent much time together outside of Faye’s sessions and despite her attempt at friendship, she also knew that sometimes the line between therapist and friend couldn’t be crossed. She was okay with that even if it saddened her a little because sometimes she thought Zef seemed a little lonely on the ship, even if she had Alex.
Feeling much invigorated by the stew, Zef sat back in her chair and smiled at Faye. “it really is good to see you in a non professional setting. There should be more of this with us.” Her gaze shot over to the exit, “We could invite Revna sometimes too. I think she’s a good addition to the crew.”
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