He Said, She Said


Estimated time to Sol System: six years, three months, twenty-seven days.

Location: Hydroponics lab.


"It's cool." She smiled.

"It's hot." He frowned.

"It's pretty." She grinned.

"It's green." He yawned.

"It smells lovely Bova." She inhaled.

"I'm allergic to pollen Rosie." He sneezed.

"No you're not." She giggled.

"I'm sensitive to pollen then." He moaned.

"It's relaxing." She leaned against a tree.

"It's hot." He slumped beside her.

"It is not." She nudged him.

"It isn't real." He countered.

"It's real," she pouted. "Here."

He blinked. "What?"

She took a flower from the base of the tree and slipped it behind his ear. "You look cute." She said softly.

"I look like a sissy." He said bluntly.

She blinked. "You don't like it?"

And so Bova took the flower from behind his ear, and slid it into her headdress. "It looks better on you."

She looked away. "Oh…"

"You look good." He said simply.

"I do?" She asked.

"You do." He answered.

And for some reason that made Rosie very embarrassed, for her face glowed with pink light. Bova gazed at her for a second longer before leaning beside her against the tree.

"It's hot." He said.

"I know." She said.