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Kaylee's in her little hammock in Serenity's engine room today, eating a protein bar and looking very thoughtful. Usually when she has free time, lately, she's hung out in the living area or the infirmary, wherever Simon was. But today...

Well, it's a lot to think about, the implications. And she likes to think alone in her favorite spot on the ship.

Date: 2007-07-19 10:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"I just need to draw blood... I got the equipment to run the tests when the Operative was fixing up the ship." Really, he'd all but bribed Mal to ask him for it. But you never knew what diseases the crew could pick up on whatever new planet they were visiting...

"It's really to test for sickness, mostly, but... pregnancy will show up too." As he speaks, he's finding a needle and a swab, his back turned to Kaylee.

Date: 2007-07-19 10:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
"Hăo," Kaylee bites her lip nervously. Tough girl she may be, but needles make her queasy. "This ain't gonna hurt much, right?"

Date: 2007-07-19 10:51 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"No, ài rén, it won't. I promise." He turns back to her, pushes up her sleeve lightly, and dabs at her arm with an alcohol swab.

While he's finding a vein, he asks gently, "Have you spoken to anyone about this? Inara?" And while she's hopefully distracted by his question, he slips the needle into her arm. She probably won't even notice.

Date: 2007-07-19 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
She'd been watching his hands, but she looks up to answer the question. "No. Wanted to be sure first, y'know? Anyway, it's our business first, right?"

She looks back down and notes with surprise that the needle's already in her arm. "How long'll it take?"

Date: 2007-07-19 11:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"I just wondered," he says with a faint smile. "I never know what you tell Inara."

It doesn't take long to draw blood, and then he withdraws the needle. "Ten minutes, fifteen at the most. It would be faster if the equipment were a little newer, but..."

Almost nothing on Serenity is new, except the engine parts Kaylee talks Mal into.

Date: 2007-07-19 11:12 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
And even those parts are few and far between. Before the Operative, the last new part they'd gotten was a good four months before Simon and River were on the ship.

"Well." She takes a deep breath and tries to smile. "Kinda unexpected, huh?"

Date: 2007-07-19 11:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
Simon gives her a smile in response - weak, as smiles go, but he isn't exactly the most expressive person in the verse. "A bit, yes."

Date: 2007-07-19 11:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
"You ain't mad, are you?" she asks quietly, worried. That's her biggest fear.

Date: 2007-07-19 11:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"Mad? No, Kaylee, I..." He stares at her, mouth open. "Why would you think I'd be mad?"

Date: 2007-07-19 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
Kaylee looks down at her hands. "Just... ain't exactly somethin' little. A baby's... well, it's years'n years'n... It's... a big thing. And maybe you don't wanna be a father."

Not that she's sure she wants to be a mother. But if she's pregnant...

Date: 2007-07-19 11:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"I... I honestly hadn't thought about it. I was mostly thinking about... staying alive and taking care of River and..." He lets out a slow breath. "It'll be okay."

He's not, actually, sure of that. He just has to say it, for Kaylee's sake.

Date: 2007-07-20 12:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
"I just... āiyā, wŏmen wánle," she whispers. "I don't know if I can, Simon."

She's scared, frankly. That she won't know what to do, that she'll be bad at it, that Mal won't like it.

Date: 2007-07-20 12:27 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
He leans over to kiss her forehead, smoothing her hair. "I know. And if we can't... we'll find something to do about it. It's okay."

Date: 2007-07-20 01:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
She nods and leans into his touch, closing her eyes and just breathing him in. He smells like sanitizer and metal and the rosemary-scented soap she'd bought a few months ago to wash the laundry with.

A few minutes pass.

"Is it time yet?" she whispers.

Date: 2007-07-20 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
Simon looks up, gently pulling away from Kaylee and walking over to check the equipment. "I think so..."

He presses a couple buttons, and a readout pops up on a tiny screen. Simon stares at it in silence, having for a moment forgotten that Kaylee's sitting right there, waiting for an answer.

Date: 2007-07-20 01:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
Kaylee bites her lip, hard, and waits as long as she can stand. Which is not long at all.

"Simon?" her voice is wavering a bit.

Date: 2007-07-20 01:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
Simon jerks his head up, startled, and turns to face her. He smiles at her, shakily. "You're... pregnant."

Date: 2007-07-20 01:44 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
Kaylee stops breathing for a moment. It feels as if everything, everything has stopped.

Pregnant. Baby. With Simon. Pregnancy. Nine months.

"Tiānna..." she whispers, pressing a hand to her heart.

Date: 2007-07-20 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
He takes a step toward her, looking worried. "Are you alright?"

Date: 2007-07-20 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
"I... think I might be sick," she says faintly, then promptly doubles over and spills her lunch over the infirmary floor.

Date: 2007-07-20 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"Oh, Kaylee..." Simon steps forward quickly, smoothing her hair out of her face with one hand, rubbing her back with the other. "Do you want a drink of water?" he asks, pathetically concerned. It's all he can think of to offer her at the moment.

Date: 2007-07-20 02:12 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
She nods and pulls her hair back. She has an ever-present hair-tie on her wrist and she uses it gratefully. "Sorry," she says, her voice faint and wavering. "Didn't mean to make a mess."

Date: 2007-07-20 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] morethangifted.livejournal.com
"Easily cleaned. Worse messes in worse places all over the room." River's voice drifts in moments before she does.

She stops in the doorway, frowning curiously at the both of them.

"Is Kaylee sick?"

Date: 2007-07-20 02:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mm-allfireburns.livejournal.com
"It's okay," he murmurs to Kaylee softly, and then he jumps a little when River speaks, turning to the door.

"No, mei mei, she's just... She's not sick."

Date: 2007-07-20 02:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kaywinnitfrye.livejournal.com
"I'm fine, River," Kaylee says with a wobbly and none-too-convincing smile. "Just a little stomach ache's all."

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