"Pecan Pie and Friends" Lt.1st. Class Georgia Lewis and Cmdr Skyler Georgia had gone back aboard DS9 to look for a specific item. She had heard the recall notice but she still had some time left before the ship would take off. She checked with the quartermaster on the station and found that what she was looking for could be found in the arboretum. He couldn't tell her for sure how many were available, he just knew that there were some there. After wandering around the promenade going from shop to shop, she realized she was in her element. She stopped at one establishment and spent several minutes looking around. It took her awhile but she found it. She just hoped that Sunni would like it. She had found a mobile with all sorts of brightly colored animals that played circus music as it went round and round. She had remembered the one that Sunni had when she was little and wanted to make sure that this child had a similar item. Her next stop was that nasty little troll's establishment. She had ordered a new supply of Skyler's favorite drink and she was there to pick it up. She walked up to the counter and waved her large wrinkled hand at the troll, "yous got whats I ordered?" "Now, Ms. Georgia have I ever let you down in the past? Of course I have what you ordered. In fact I have several cases of the vile stuff. You would be doing me a favor if you were to remove it from this establishment." "Little man, just beam it to the destination I gave you earlier. Heres are the credits wes agreed upon." Georgia just scowled at him as she left for her next destination. She could replicate most of the ingredients, but to make it just perfect the final ingredient had to be real and not replicated. Packages in hand she returned to the ship and to her quarter's. She put the mobile away, and started to gather what she needed. She replicated the flour, salt, baking powder and other spices. She took the flour, mixed in a couple of eggs and a cup of milk and stirred until the dough was the proper consistency. She then turned the bowel over onto the counter which she had already covered in flour. Taking her strong hands she kneaded the dough until it too was the right consistency. Putting the dough off to the side, she began to make the rest of the pie. She gathered the honey, a dash of cinnamon, the shelled pecan's, two eggs and some milk. She mixed them until they would stay on the spoon without falling off. It was in the middle of this process that she heard her door chime. "Enter." The doors opened and allowed Skyler to enter. "Ole' woman, what are you up to now? You had better make sure you have enough of that dough and stuff for more than one pie? If the captain finds out you didn't make him one, oh my God." The two women just laughed, remembering the last time Georgia had made Keith a pie and beamed it to his quarter's. "Dun't jest stand there? Gits over heres and heps me out wit these. Yous knows hows to make'em almost as good as I or even that ole' biddy Eliza Mae. Starts mixing everythin up and puts it in the pan. Thens we can cook it. Is got enough for heres for yous, Ms. Melanie and even that ole' grouch the captain." After the pies were put into the little oven Georgia poured them both a glass of old fashioned ice tea. "Comes on and sits wit me on this here couch. Tells me whats new." "Nothing to tell Georgia. All I know is that we leave in a little less than 11 hours for some new mission. I'm sure in due time I will find out what it is. Oh, and thanks for the stash. You didn't have to deal with that troll did you, cause if he gave you a hard time I can take care of it for you." "Dun't yous worry 'bout me and that troll. He knows not to mess wit me. In fact he was jest glad to get it out of his "establishment." Georgia laughed, "he couldn't get it out fast enough. Sos' hows was your shore leave Ms. Skyler?" "It started out okay....but then I kinda blew it." Georgia looked at Skyler, "What you mean yous kinda blew it?" Mia and I went to dinner, which was nice. After dinner I bought her a gold chain and she wouldn't accept it. Said I was pushing her. Maybe she's right. I'm not exactly the best in the relationship department Georgia." "Now, Ms. Skyler, Is will have none of that kinds of talk. Yous is a good and kind person. Ifn you let people see the side of you that I see, then yous will has no problems. Jest be yous." "You're right as always Georgia. I just get ahead of myself sometimes. Scared I'll lose someone else like I did Sunni and Celeste." Moving over to sit next to Skyler, Georgia looked at her square in the eyes. "Yous has Sunni back and wit that, yous has a part of Ms. Celeste. Dun't yous forgit that. Now goes and gits us sum of that there pie, and dunt forget the milk!" As Skyler got the pie and the milk she thought about growing up with Georgia and Henry. "I thought of Henry last night. I even read one of his old medical books. We sure had some good times, didn't we Georgia?" Georgia looked at Skyler for a moment with a tear in her eye. "Yes, Ms.Skyler we surly did has us a good time wit my Henry. He'd be so proud of hows yous turned out. Jest like Is am. It took me and Henry awhile to gits together but we did and you will too. I jest know it. Now eat that there pie afore it gits cold. Whilst yous is at it, beam one to Ms. Melanie and to the captain." "Yes'm." Georgia was the one person who Skyler could always count on to make her feel better. Of course the pecan pie helped as well.