Leif (thinking): To pass as a member of Thån’s species, I have to cover my ears and antennae. Good thing I made this culturally authentic Ceanska hat!
Thorn: Even if you’re the only one here from the Empire, I don’t think you would stand out. There are people here from every species in the Alliance.
Wha — Tiernan!
Leif: A Felian?
Thorn: Not just any Felian — she’s my f’ly’na!
I didn’t know you would be at this thing! How are you doing? C’mere!
Thorn: Uh-huh! Sounds perfect. I’ll talk to you then.
Leif: Wait. Did you and her have a thing?
Thorn: Like I said, she’s my f’ly’na. This subtle concept in Felian thought can be translated as “true ally”, “BFF”, “like a sibling” . . .
Leif: Or it can mean you had a thing.