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#IlynaApartment – January 8, 2017
There is a terminal at the innermost seat at the table nearest the kitchen, but it wasn't displaying anything at the moment other than a basic login screen.
Ilyna is currently setting the table, placing a flat glass bowl with a handful of chocolate chip cookies in the middle and a mug of water beside it. She then moves back to the kitchen to pull out a jar of instant coffee from one of the cupboards along with an empty cup. The asari didn't know the doctor at all outside of professional contexts, so she was a bit worried as she didn't have much to go on. Ilyna is dressed
Li is lying on the floor in front of the TV, drawing another addition to her ever-growing gallery. If left to her own devices regarding clothes, she'll be wearing one of her colorful dresses, albeit with a sweater to ward against the chill.
Halisi comes walking down the street, having parked her car at the nearest parking lot. She leaves the sidewalk to head over to the apartment building, navigating the stairs with care to avoid slipping. She's wearing a red winter coat with a fluffy fur collar. Once at the door she presses the buzzer, before quickly stuffing her hands back in her pockets.
Ilyna glances down at the floor where Li is, but she doesn't say anything before going over to open the door. She had already informed her about it earlier. Ilyna also allows Li to wear whatever she wants within reason and weather, not wanting to impose her admittedly boring choice of wear. She smiles upon seeing Halisi once the door opens, and steps aside to let her in. "Hey, Dr. Halisi," she says. "Please come in."
Halisi nods, stepping inside with a thankful smile and reaching out to shake Ilyna's hand before starting to take of her coat, putting her beanie in a pocket as she does. "Thank you. And just Halisi is fine."
Li sits up as Ilyna answers the door, leaning around the couch to try and get a glimpse of the new arrival.
Ilyna takes her hand and shakes it. Despite the informal setting, she wasn't yet sure on the formality of this meeting. Being able to address her by name directly eased her concerns a little, however. "Alright, Halisi," she says. "I really appreciate you taking your time to come visit me." After releasing her hand, she gestures towards the living room. "I take it things aren't as busy at the hospital?" she asks.
Halisi 's clothes under the coat consist of a knit sweater and gray pants. Her smile remains as she walks further into the apartment, and the question prompts an amused snort. "There's always a lot to do there, but even I can't be working all the time, hm? Helping with this seems a good use of my free time." Her smile fades as her gaze falls on the couch, recalling the circumstances of her last visit to Ilyna's apartment.
When she spots Li her smile returns, and she crouches down in front of her. "Hello, sweetie. What are you up to?"
Ilyna chuckles as she follows her towards the living room. "If only everyone knew when to take time off," she says. Ilyna notices her smile fading, but it doesn't take her long to realize what could have prompted it. She leaves her to speak with Li, instead walking over to the kitchen where the water boiler had just finished. "Do you drink coffee?" the asari asks.
Halisi stands up after looking at Li's drawing, turning to Ilyna. "Oh, it's the only thing keeping me going most days." she says with a smirk as she heads over to the kitchen, stopping by the window to look out at the snowy street. "Especially in this damn cold. Never knew the winters were so severe here."
Ilyna pours roughly two spoonfuls of the instant coffee into the cup and follows up with the heated water. She only followed the packaging's recommendations, as she's not a coffee drinker herself. "Oh, yeah, it's awful," she says, shuddering only at the thought of it. "Li enjoys playing in the snow, though, so there is something good about it." She stirred the cup a few times before offering it to the doctor.
Halisi carefully accepts the coffee, warming her hands against the hot cup. She remains standing for the moment, since Ilyna is. "I can imagine..." she says with, smiling briefly as she glances towards Li, who has gone back to drawing after quickly growing bored with the talking adults. "For all of Aite's faults, it is at least a beautiful planet. I would have loved to have nature such as this to play in when I was a child."
Ilyna nods and moves to stand by the seat beside the one with the terminal. "It certainly is," she asks. "I haven't really had a chance to take advantage of it before the snow fell." She gestures towards the seat across from her. "May I ask where you're from, Halisi?" she says before sitting down.
Halisi heads over to the table and takes the indicated seat. "Earth. A big city called Mombasa. Not-... not nearly the size of the great cities of the asari, I'm sure." She takes a careful sip of her coffee.
Ilyna tilts her head. "I'm afraid I know very little about your planet," she says, "but I don't want to trouble you for a description." She looks past her towards Li for a moment as she picks her words, then returns her gaze to the doctor. "Have you thought more about an education for Li?" she asks, her voice lowered. As much as she cared about the child's education, she didn't want to bring it up to her directly
Halisi sets the cup down and nods. "Yes." She digs a hand into a pocket and pulls out a data drive. "I actually took the liberty of purchasing an educational VI suite aimed at children her age. It's supposed to be one of the best homeschooling programs out there. I just-... well, I thought it might help." She glances towards Li before looking back at Ilyna, lowering her voice a little. "It's big responsibility you've taken on,
Ilyna raises her brows, genuinely surprised at her iniatitve. "Oh, you sh-... thank you," she says, stumbling over her words as she looks over the data drive. "I don't know if I could have done it without all the help I've received from wonderful people like you." While it's entirely possible she could have, the amount of supportive people she could rely on was heartwarming nonetheless.
Halisi sips her coffee again after turning over the data drive, smiling at the asari's thanks. "It's nothing. I-... it's nice to see some good come from all the awful things that have happened." Her smile wavers as her mind wanders, but she quickly returns her focus to the drive. "The drive also has a few human books on parenting. I wasn't able to find anything aimed at alien parents, but... I figured it might help a bit, at