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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #15 on: October 27, 2019, 04:51:42 pm »
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I'll take some cheese! Saya said quickly. She'd started noticing a definite uptick in her hunger. Judy would be thrilled.


She trailed off with a glance at Kyo, who smiled.

I suggested that we name the baby after one of Saya's parents, T'Lira or Taydo.

Saya shrugged noncommittally. For some reason that she couldn't identify, she was resistant to using her parents' names. We don't know the gender yet, so there is no rush to choose a name.

We haven't discussed any changes in our quarters yet, either. Our rooms on Discovery are quite generous, some of the largest on the ship, but of course it is not really intended to house a family. While the baby is small, we probably won't have too many issues, but it will have to be addressed later if we are still aboard.
Saya's hand drifted unconsciously to her belly, something that had been occurring almost since the moment the doctor had informed her of her condition.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #16 on: October 27, 2019, 04:52:54 pm »
[Vacation Home she asked.
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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #17 on: October 27, 2019, 04:53:20 pm »
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Saya smiled and shook her head. Not quite yet, she said. But perhaps in a week or two. I sometimes think I feel a little flutter, but I may be imagining it.

I can't imagine having two competing for space at the same time! That must have been difficult.


Kyo came up behind Saya and rested a hand on her shoulder, rubbing gently. We were kind of hoping to pick your brain a little. I can talk to my family some, but they're all a little too...gushy over it. And a little too demanding on what we should be doing and how we should prepare for the birth and that we should return to Bajor. Kyo rolled his eyes but didn't appear to be truly angry about it, just mildly annoyed at his large interfering family.

Saya chose that moment to end up bent almost double as she fell into another attack of massively adorable sneezes.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #18 on: October 27, 2019, 04:54:09 pm »
[Vacation Home] she said. the professional chef said, as he loaded the thing with the two peeled potatoes.
Judy asked.
An extra potato. The elder couple made eye contact, and they both knew, from sheer force of experience, exactly what this called for.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #19 on: October 27, 2019, 04:54:54 pm »
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Kyo rolled his lips between his teeth to keep his own laughter under control throughout the sneezing fit. He just rubbed Saya's back until she was done.

Saya groaned and buried her face in her hands when the bout had passed, refusing to look at anyone in her embarrassment. She finally said in an aggrieved tone, her voice muffled by her hands, Can you imagine doing that in the middle of a staff meeting?!

Kyo gave his attention to the older couple, keeping one hand on his wife's back as she recovered her equilibrium, knowing there was nothing he could say to make it better. And what are latkes? I don't think I've heard of those before.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #20 on: October 27, 2019, 04:55:35 pm »
[Vacation Home] she trailed off.
Max asked, delivering a verbal hit like he very rarely did.
Judy answered.
Max reminisced.
Judy concluded.
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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2019, 05:37:45 pm »
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Saya finally lifted her head, her face still slightly flushed from her sneezes and embarrassment. You've at least mentioned them to me, but we did so much experimenting with different foods, I suppose we never got around to making them.

Sounds great to me, Kyo said cheerfully. I like potatoes.

I need to do a little mixing for the hasperat filling. I replicated most of the ingredients ready to go, but I've gotten better results doing them individually. This brine is far superior to the first one we made, Judy. Saya laid everything out on the counter and began putting together the familiar ingredients. She'd actually made hasperat a couple of times in the last few months, doing much as she had just done - replicating the individual parts and putting it together herself. Not exactly cooking, but far closer to it than she'd done before meeting Judy.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2019, 06:39:01 pm »
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"Better than the one we made?" Judy asked, faking great offense. "Impossible! That was the pinnacle of cookery!"

After finishing this brief act, Judy began to load little spoonfuls of the cheese mixture onto the cut filo dough, and then fold it with finesse. Now that she was on decaf, her hands shook less than before, though they still shook a little. The bourekas were more symmetrical than they had been in the past, though this would be rendered a moot point when they were cooked.

"After lunch, I think we should go for a relatively gentle hike, while the sun is still up," Judy suggested. "I highlighted two routes we could do on a map. Where did I put it?"
"Somewhere you won't forget it, kishka," Max answered. He took a piece of paper out of his back pocket, neatly unfolded it, and set it on an empty countertop.
Judy smiled at his use of this pet name (he called her kishka, she called him haggis, after the less than appetizing offal-based foods of their respective peoples, but only alone or among close friends), but it did make her a little flustered, in a positive way. She forgot, for this instant, to actually explain the unlabeled mess of lines and symbols.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2019, 03:31:59 pm »
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Saya smiled at Judy's antics as she finished the hasperat filling and began stuffing bourekas. Kyo also helped load fillings after watching Saya and Judy for a minute. His weren't as pretty, but they'd be edible.

When Max produced the map, Saya finished the last boureka she was working on and stepped to the otherwise clear counter to examine it. Kyo followed and stood behind her, using his height advantage to look over her head so he didn't block any more of the counter from use.

That would be enjoyable. There was little space for moving around on the transport. A short walk would feel wonderful. I haven't had much opportunity to see how my body handles more strenuous or longer activities.

Kyo nodded his agreement. They definitely don't make those transport seats for people my height. At least not enough of them. Those they had were already taken when we got aboard.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2019, 03:42:43 pm »
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Judy nodded in acknowledgement. One of the routes they had picked was reasonably short, while the other was a little longer.

Max corrected as he finished off the bourekas and put them in the oven.
Judy exclaimed, blushing red at the memory of that incident.

Judy replied, barely talking over a chuckle that showed it was all good.
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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2019, 03:44:26 pm »
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Saya and Kyo both chuckled at the story. It was rare to see Judy flustered. Once they finished speaking, Saya examined the routes again and said, The shorter trail today, for sure. I hope that I will have the stamina for more during our visit. Since I got extensive rest after our last disaster aboard the Discovery, I have not felt too terribly tired; but, of course, I don't want to risk overextending myself.

Kyo wouldn't admit it, but he was extremely grateful that Saya was taking care of herself better since finding out she was pregnant. She had the tendency to push her body too far when things got crazy in Engineering.

So, anything else we need to do while those cook?

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2019, 03:49:00 pm »
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Max said.
Judy said.

Max led the way out, and went to the living room, as Judy got to work.

he told Saya and Kyo.
Max made sure he was facing directly away from the kitchen, respectful of the secret.
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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2019, 03:49:34 pm »
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Kyo and Saya gave each other slightly puzzled, but amused, looks and followed Max into the living room. They sat beside one another and Kyo took Saya's hand, pulling it into his lap.

It seems rather illogical to conceal a recipe until one's death, Saya said in confusion.  Wouldn't you want to pass it on to your descendants? I am grateful to have my father's hasperat recipe, as inconsequential as such a thing is.

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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #28 on: November 09, 2019, 03:50:09 pm »
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Max explained. he said.
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Re: A Breath of Fresh Air (Judy, Saya, et. al.)
« Reply #29 on: November 09, 2019, 03:50:30 pm »
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The young couple chuckled in agreement with Max's assessment of his wife's idiosyncrasies. They were both familiar enough with her to appreciate the truth of her husband's statements.

This was the first opportunity they'd had to speak with Max alone, so they spent the next little while playing his with questions about himself. Some things Saya already knew from correspondence with Judy, but came up naturally in the course of this conversation - where Max was from, how he'd met Judy - things like that.

As they visited, the smell of baking bourekas wafted their way. Saya inhaled deeply and sighed, commenting, They should be done soon. I am quite hungry.

Kyo grinned. Saya had definitely been eating more since becoming pregnant.

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