For hours, Avik struggled with the invitation. In one version she sounded too forward and another too formal. How some races managed to find a balance between the two was a mystery to her. After her tenth attempt, Avik leaned back into her seat and exhaled to released the build-up of frustration. Even the thought of meeting Officer Zorell brought her anxiety to the surface against her will. Still unsatisfied with her request, Avik sent it through her PADD. The mining colony of Feru III’s held a new dawn festival every year to celebrate its origins and history.
Only her father, brother Kekec and his family would be attending the festival. Unlike most of her blood relatives, Kekec had chosen a human woman and conceived a child earlier than most of her family found logical. However, a small part of her envied her brother’s happiness. It was something she had once before her mate died.
The XO sighed then prepared for the trip a few hours from now. Officer Zorell would either decline or join her, either way, she was duty-bound to go.
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