Rania bit at her finger nail as she casually walked around the room. For a few moments the Twi'lek worked on formulating her answer. Valae had answered and Rania believed her. That's all she could ask for.Hopefully Valae would continue to be up to the challenge of helping Jake keep the cap on the darkness in his soul.
"I was only curious." Rania replied. "I know Jake has been thinking a lot about the future. Call me a bit overprotective of him, I just wanted to make sure there aren't any speed bumps to come up. Well..." Rania tilted her head as she looked at Valae and chuckled, "except for when he gets himself into trouble."
Rania continued to look around the room, taking in the simplistic beauty of it, "I know Midvinter wouldn't be the first target for most governments to attack but if anyone ever did, at least the home has fortification beneath the ground. A cold ground is as strong as concrete which is why I believe built the home with the majority of the footage beneath the surface."
"Now, how about we eat?" Rania grinned as she intertwined her arm with Valae's and pulled her along, "The boys had better be done by now!"
As Rania and Valae emerged from the basements the smell of the food had already filled the first floor. Closing the door behind them, Rania followed the salty scent to the dining room where Cody had already partially set the table with silverware.At the head nearest them sat a pale Jake. His eyes closed though he was awake. His breathing was still labored.
"You were told to stay in bed." Rania said.
Umako snorted as he walked in carrying some food, "That's what I told him. Man's too stubborn for his own good. I would have brought him a plate upstairs."
Jake perked a brow but didn't open his eyes, "We eat together."
Rania motioned for Valae to take the head opposite Jake. In terms of dining, the heads of the table were meant for the heads of the family. Together they oversaw all gathered. It was her right. Rania took a seat near Valae.
Umako set out everyone's plates, "Lamb lung and loin with rice. Red wine to enhance flavor. Simple but filling."
Cody set out several wine glasses and carefully filled them. Both men then took their own seats. One next to Rania, the other opposite and close to Jake.
"See? We didn't burn anything." Cody said with a hint of self-righteous pride.
"I guess they should have seen the piece of loin you blackened when I let you cook it while I used the restroom." Umako chimed in.
Jake laughed, "So that's why I picked up the hint of what I thought was burning paper upstairs."
"Ha.... Ha...." Cody replied witha frown before slamming a fork into a piece of meat.
"We kid cause we love ya." Rania replied.
Jake's eyes slowly opened. A smile formed as he spotted Valae opposite him, "How did you enjoy the tour? If there anything you want to change, just let me know and it'll be done."