from The Expanse book 1: Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

“They’d talked about how to break the news to the crew but hadn’t come to any consensus. Holden hated to hide anything. Keeping it secret made it seem dirty or shameful…

“Naomi, on the other hand, thought they shouldn’t do anything to upset the fragile equilibrium they’d found, and Holden trusted her instincts. She had an insight into group dynamics that he often lacked. So, for now, he was following her lead.

“Besides, it would have felt like boasting, and that would have been rude.

“Keeping his voice neutral and professional, he said, ‘Naomi, can you pass the pepper?’

“Amos’ head snapped up, and he dropped his fork on the table with a loud clatter.

“Holy shit, you guys are doing it!”