Date: 07 Dec 2013 04:24 Title: April 1, 2158
Ah, just the world building alone makes this a big treat. The harried excitement about the baby. The aching references to Major Hayes. There's so much to savor (to be cliche) in the little details of this particular letter. And still warmth and frienship, which just seems to strengthen with each exchange.
Hayes and the nickel are a part of two stories - The Three of Us and Everybody Knows This is Nowhere. I wanted there to be a small and cryptic connection there. And Hayes being last in the chow line is a reference to The Way to a Man's Heart.
And then of course Lili is pregnant with a baby who is half-MU, so she's understandably pretty constantly hungry. It's an exciting, crazy time in their lives.