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Captain's Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

Posted Sept. 10, 2021, 9:16 p.m. by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Captain Alexander Cochrane (Commanding Officer) in Captain’s Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

Posted by Lieutenant Commander Faye Calloway (Counter-Intelligence Officer) in Captain’s Quarters - Dancing On Toes, Losing The Rhythm

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She grinned at him. “You’re welcome. I’d be a poor friend if it was always about my nonsense… interesting and crazy nonsense that it sometimes can be. But though I’m still new in this ‘being a true friend’ thing, I like to think that I’m greatly improving on a regular basis.”

Moving over to wash her hands off, Faye tried them on a towel and moved back to the workbench. Opening the packs of seeds, she carefully tipped some out onto her hand. they were narrow dark seeds bout one centimetre long with a pale wispy piece attach that looked somewhat fluffy and somewhat straw-like. “Alright, so we take our pinkies and make a tiny divot about three millimetres deep in each cell, pop a seed in each and gently nudge some soil over top and press down lightly so there is guaranteed contact wth the soil. Then we’ll water them in so we don’t have to worry about air bubbles,” she said as she handed him a pack of seeds and began to make the indentations.

~Faye

Alex watched and then copied, and in a few minutes they were moving along smoothly. Alex was silent in his work, but looked at Faye from time to time and made sure he was following her example. “You know, you are going to have to turn the garden over to someone. Have you thought of that?”

Alex

Eyes focused on the trays in front of her, Faye kept planting seeds. “Been avoiding it, actually. I mean, at the end of the day the Botanical Science team is responsible for it, but do I have a particular person to be caretaker. Nope. Not sure who would want to to be honest. And… ” She looked up and over at Alex. “I’m not sure it should be up to me. I created this place in part for me, yes, but also for this crew, my family. I think I have to trust that my family will take care of it in return without me micromanaging from another Quadrant.”

~Faye


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