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SB 157- Finally a Date

Posted July 28, 2021, 11:02 a.m. by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) (Lindsay Bayes)

Posted by Lieutenant Zoi Haven (Chief of Security) in SB 157- Finally a Date

Posted by Commander Dira Myqian (Executive Officer) in SB 157- Finally a Date

Posted by Lieutenant Zoi Haven (Chief of Security) in SB 157- Finally a Date

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Zoi finished placing the plates around somewhat haphazardly and clipped a couple of the flowers and leafy stems from a bush beside the hut to place around them. No one would say it was symmetrical, but the effect was rather pretty and she sat herself down as Dira reappeared. “You know, I had a date once try cinnamon on steak. Just plain ground cinnamon. It was awful and I do not recommend it. Totally ruined dinner and the poor man just could not recover from the embarrassment he felt. Sad that he felt it needed to end the date. I wish he could have recovered. Flexibility of mind is important.”

Haven, CoS

“Awww,” Dira said with a laugh. “But those small things tell you everything you need to know, right? We don’t always know it at the time, but most people who us who they truly are right from the beginning. You just have to get through the noise to see what those truths are,” she said as she grabbed a dish and put a couple items on her own before passing it to Zoi.

She took the plate and began placing items on her own. Then she placed it on the table before them and picked a second dish, placing items from it onto her plate and then passing it to Dira.

“You for example, my dear, are judicious in your attention. You don’t waste it carelessly, whether it’s on the job or in a more personal interaction. And that means that the attention youdo give someone is honest and true,” Dira said, pouring them both a glass of the hibiscus drink.

Commander Myqian, XO

“Some people might think I am too guarded with my attention. One of the previous Chiefs of Psychology here thought so and maybe he was more than a little right. I haven’t tried to make friends in so long that I think I have forgotten how to use the practice of it. I have lived in a state of flux for so long that I am just used to being alone even on a ship full of perfectly nice people. Couple that with my easy annoyance at stupidity and I find I have not been very good at being around people unless I am in the role of being a professional.”

Haven, CoS

Dira nodded as she grabbed a couple more items for her plate. “It’s like any sort of physical training. Muscles you haven’t used in awhile need flexing a bit and it’s better to warm them up a little.” She gazed at Zoi deeply for a moment. “Just be gentle with yourself and remember that you might not get it right for a little while but soon enough it will be second-nature to you. And I highly recommend spending a fair bit of time with me. I’m very good at the social thing,” she said with a wink.

Commander Myqian, XO


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