Malen and Jori have been best friends since they were teenagers. They both went to school in Ékjoñâ, one of the 3 space cities on Èdjunariu. Their friendship bloomed over their shared fascination of alien life forms, and deepened when Malen gave an orange (a fruit from planet Earth) to Jori, launching her obsession with orange coloured, edible vegetation. Jori is a little older than Malen and joined the exo-planetary biology program a few years before Malen. By the time Malen joined too, Jori was already starting her internship and when Malen started his own, he joined Jori’s small team, of which she was the leader.