It's a brand new day! Bruce is curious what it has in store for him.
"Could I get them to start growing here? Where do new kinds of plant come from?"
"I could get you some seeds and you could grow grain here, yes. Plants make more of themselves by making seeds that go in the ground and grow up into plants like the one the seed came from. But they're usually not exactly the same, so if a plant makes a seed and that seed makes a plant and that plant makes another seed and so on and so forth hundreds and hundreds of times in a row, you can get something that looks pretty different from the plant you started with, and that's where most new kinds of plant come from. Completely new kinds of plant happen sometimes on new planets, but we don't know how that works exactly because no one's ever caught a new planet appearing."
"That's really neat. What makes them change? And how does a seed know what kind of plant to grow up into at all?"
"There's an explanation for that but I'm not sure I know it well enough to give it to you. I think I know who does, though, and Apra said she'd be telling them about you, so you might get to ask them soon."
"Okay. I have a lot of questions but I can wait if I have to. What's the next step for the pie?"
The next step involves Bruce being invited into Brrante's ship to see her kitchen! It spans the whole arc of the interior except the part where the door is, and like April's, this ship has a ladder in the middle that leads up to another room.
"This is an oven," she says, introducing him to a boxy apparatus tucked against the wall opposite the door. "It gets very hot inside, which is useful for cooking things. You have to be careful with them so you don't burn yourself, though. We close up the pies and put them in the oven for a little while, and then when they come out they're cooked. Here, you can try a little nibble of pie dough - see how different it is from the cooked version?" She offers him a scrap of excess dough. "Much less tasty, in my opinion, and not as good at holding things inside it."
Raw pie dough is amazing, actually. Though it is admittedly less useful as a structural material, so cooked pie dough probably wins just off having fruit along with it.
Pies go in oven!
"If you want a kitchen of your own, I bet I can figure out how to help you build one. I'd have to make another trip to bring you some things, like an oven, since I don't have a spare one with me."
"A kitchen would be great, and so would learning how to build things!"