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drabble: The Making of Pies

For kensieg and 2ndary_author: John Sheppard's secret talent. (rose_sous_globe says I should have titled it Pies In Space!)

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The Making of Pies

The crust is the hard part: finding the right balance of ingredients so it will roll out without sticking to everything or pulling to pieces, getting the dough thin enough to cover the pan. His grandmother taught him this. “Roll out from the center, John,” she’d told him often enough, patience deepening her accent into something foreign, familiar.

After spending all day surrounded by dust and almost magically high-tech machinery, there’s comfort in the feel of wood under his hands, the smell of flour and butter. It’s something to hold on to, here in alien city under an alien sky.
Yup. Although he makes sure to do it at night, when the kitchen's empty--partly so as not to get weird looks from the marines, but mostly so he doesn't have to share.