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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: 2007-07-20 04:36 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Kaylee. We'll talk about this later, got plenty of time." He leans in to kiss her forehead, a silent reassurance that everything will be alright, one way or another. Really, he couldn't kick Kaylee off the ship, not in a million years. "Let the doc take care of you, dŏng ma?"

Date: 2007-07-20 04:43 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaylee looks up at him with a couple of tears streaked down her cheeks. "You ain't mad?" she asks hopefully. If Mal isn't mad... things'll be okay.

Date: 2007-07-20 04:47 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He shakes his head. "No, I'm not mad. Just a little startled, 's all."

Date: 2007-07-20 04:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Yeah." Kaylee tries to smile a little. "Me too." She swallows hard.

She really isn't ready for this. "Cap'n, can we..." she looks at him pleadingly. She and Simon need some time alone to talk about this.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Yeah. 'Course. Anything you need, you come talk to me," Mal says before drifting out. He's probably going to go sit on the bridge for a while and stare at the black. If River's up there, so much the better.

Simon breathes a soft sigh of relief once he's gone. It had been feeling a little claustrophobic in here, even with just him, Kaylee and Mal.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"He's right," she says quietly. "Can't have a baby on the ship. Throws a wrench in the workin's."

And god, it hurts to admit that.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:08 am (UTC)
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"The crew can... adjust," Simon says, a little helplessly.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Kaylee looks down again. "I don't know what to do with a baby, Simon. I'm a mechanic, I'm just a workin' girl, and I ain't got the time or the money to deal with a baby!"

Maybe she's exaggerating a little, but not much.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:17 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He steps forward, gently places his hands on either side of her head, and leans forward so his face is close to hers. He's kind of hoping it will calm her down a little. "Kaylee. It is much too early to be worrying about this."

Date: 2007-07-20 05:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
She looks up, into his eyes, her expression scared and confused and uncertain. "It ain't?" she asks softly. Hopefully even. If it's too early to worry about this, she has time to get used to the idea before she has to worry.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:26 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Yes." He smooths her hair lightly. "You should... go lie down. In our bunk. I'll clean up in here, and then I'll catch up with you."

Date: 2007-07-20 05:28 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Okay," Kaylee says, and smiles weakly. She gets off the chair and walks to the doorway, avoiding the mess on the floor. She hesitates for a second and turns back.

"It is gonna be okay?" she asks.

Date: 2007-07-20 05:33 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Simon smiles. This time, he manages to make it look like he's not slightly terrified. "Yes. It is."

Date: 2007-07-20 05:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
That's a comforting thing, that Simon isn't scared (or at least that he doesn't seem to be). Kaylee smiles, a little more believably. "Alright."

She gratefully leaves Simon to clean up.


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