Deku's Grocer- Isn't Life Peachy?

Posted June 2, 2023, 8:14 p.m. by Civilian Lai Kitrian (Independent Operator) (Lindsay B)

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“No thanks needed. There are plenty of people he should be looking at. He is just lazy.” Ragna bent down and picked up her own basket and then thought about offering her hand. She wasn’t sure that was the appropriate gesture though. So many new people. She was supposed to know this. It was her job. “I’m glad I could help. I’m Ragna McKenzie.”


She hesitated. It was her name, and that wasn’t a problem, but she was not used to offering it so freely. “I’m Lai Kitrian,” she said, searching Ragna for signs she should be on her guard, but the flicker within said no, it was fine. This woman could be trusted. She also watched to see if she was recognized or not. It was few and far between and Lai suspected outside of her unusual arrival it might even come up.

There was no recognition from Ragna. She had studied Oed, but hadn’t really looked at the politics. That was her sister’s job, not hers. “A pleasure to meet you, Lai Kitrian.” Ragna bowed her head formally.

She eyed her basket of vegetables. “I was just grabbing a few things, trying to see what I might like. Much of it is unusual to me, but I don’t mind trying new things.” her anxiety had seemingly passed and Lai could feel that the tension was less but she still looked over her shoulder out of habit.

~Lai Kitrian

Ragna looked around, “Much of it is new to me as well. I thought I was adventurous when it came to food until I moved here. Now, I find I was kidding myself. I haven’t tried nearly enough to claim to be so. I don’t mind trying things, but I have no idea what they are.” Ragna tried to sound upbeat instead of frustrated and homesick.


Everything here was a shade of something she knew, or else entirely different. It was hard to explain how hard it was not to trip over words and reveal herself. She knew that it was potentially dangerous but also that she and Akem were stuck here. There was nothing they could do about any of it. “Well, so far I haven’t brought home anything that we’re allergic to, though the risk of poisoning still remains,” she said, a tiny glint appearing in her eyes. Huh, was that a joke? When’s the last time she had made one of those? Not being on the run certainly changed a lot of things.

Ragna chuckled slightly, “That is always a plus. I have heard the hospital here is very good, though I don’t wish to test them.”

“Any suggestions of things you’ve enjoyed? My partner and I like bread and baked goods, but again, nothing is the same. I don’t know where to start other than basic bread. It can be my one splurge item.”

~Lain Kitrian

“If I had a kitchen, I would bake some for you. Sunnmørsbrød is a hearty slightly sweet dark bread. My aunt taught me to make it. Or Bannock. It is like a biscuit and goes well with anything you want to put on it. My husband’s grandmother taught me.” She missed Tara. “Hmmm, I don’t think they sell either here. I did try Makapa. It’s Bajoran. It’s very good with coffee.”


“I know Makapa,” Lai said, her voice slipping somewhere softer, distant. “We have a kitchen, but it’s not very big. I only know how to make a few things, but between my partner and I we won’t starve.” She missed her grandmother’s food desperately, but even those memories were painful.

~Lai Kitrian

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