It was a pretty ordinary dinnertime for Nali. She sat at the candidate's table with the others that were here for dinnertime, and spent more time focused on her food. Nali tended to eat all at once then socialize afterward if there were others willing to socialize. That was probably why Nali wasn't talking to anyone when one of the other candidates sitting near her finished up her food and began to do... something. In fact, Nali was sure she remembered her name, Hali... something? She would just go with Hali for now, but she was sure it was at least that much, since she's been a candidate now about the same amount of time as Nali. They just hadn't interacted a whole lot before this.
Curiously, Nali watched, finishing her own food as Hali dropped some items onto the table that really didn't look like any of them went together. Some leather, ribbon, and some beads. She'd pulled all those from her pockets too. A bit of a packrat then, Nali thought with some amusement as she watched Hali begin to lay out her items. She couldn't see any sort of pattern to this girl's method though. After Nali's food was gone, she just had to poke her nose in to see what was going on. So she scooted herself across the long table's bench so that she was sitting across from her now.
"What are you doing?"(Just a little note, since this open thread was posted before Nali's recent standalone, I'm going with this being before that IC as well)