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Earlier today, River went to Milliways and spent half the afternoon meandering out by the lake in the early-autumn sunshine.

Now, it's a different kind of outdoors she's looking at: curled up on the ship's bridge, head tipped back and coattails spreading around her, she's watching the stars through Serenity's wide front windows.

Date: 2008-09-24 06:23 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (mal in space)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"It's been awhile since you've gone out," a low voice comments from behind River's perch. "Maybe you can convince Simon to go out with you this time."

Date: 2008-09-24 11:22 pm (UTC)
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"Think that's an inherited trait, really."

Mal doesn't really specify from whom, and moves into one of the pilot seats, propping a boot up on a control panel.


"What's the news? Anythin' I should be aware on?"

Date: 2008-09-25 06:10 pm (UTC)
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Saves on dancing around a topic, at least.

"Kaylee and I did have a bit of a palaver not long ago. Was just curious about your end o' the landscape."

Date: 2008-09-29 03:01 am (UTC)
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"I know she is. She's my mechanic. Your sister-in-law."

Not that he thinks the 'in-law' part is very important, in this context.

"If you two got issues I need to be aware on, maybe you should try tellin' me. Just so's to be...complete."

Date: 2008-09-29 02:28 pm (UTC)
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"Got somethin' against 'er?"

Date: 2008-09-29 09:08 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"I don't know how much it actually helped, but I did try to remind her of that."

After years of convincing himself that he was not going to play marriage counselor, or relationship counselor, or friendship counselor, Mal's finally coming around to the notion that maybe that was in the Captainly Fine Print he tries so hard to ignore.

"We've killed folk."

Date: 2008-10-03 12:24 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Some people are going to have issues with that, River."

It's feeble, for starting a conversation. Especially starting a conversation with someone who one should probably be as specific as possible. Where does he start?

"Did you ever get in trouble with your ba when you were little?"

Date: 2008-10-05 04:02 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"He can love you without understanding you."

Date: 2008-10-05 04:24 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] badinlatin

Now all I need is for Kaylee to know it, and a million platinum. Shiny.

Date: 2008-10-05 04:40 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (Mal and River obfuscating at each other)
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"She don't understand, you mean?"

In that tone of I better have heard it that way.

Date: 2008-10-05 02:23 pm (UTC)
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There's not many people on the ship that see Mal upset in a way that isn't also in the category of 'gun-wieldy'.

Nobody understands anybody anymore, and Mal can't fix it. He holds his right hand in his left and twists outward, cracking his wrist with a satisfying pop. The left gets taken care of too.

"I tried to tell her...I tried to say that having issue with folk who don't give you cause to your face ain't the best way to go about things. I don't know what she took from that."

Date: 2008-10-08 03:36 am (UTC)
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It's hard to see through the hair.

He can imagine.

"Can't see how to do much elsewise."

Date: 2008-10-08 03:50 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (Mal's looking at you in black and white)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
The direct gaze catches Mal's own, and the eye contact lingers before a smirk lets Mal get out of it.

"At least I got a way."
Sure as ruttin' hell ain't ever got a plan
Mal rights himself again, adjusting; probably headed back out off the bridge. "Think we got a game still goin' somewhere, 'less Jayne messed with the board."
Edited Date: 2008-10-08 03:50 am (UTC)

Date: 2008-10-08 03:59 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (flashback)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Think we're all gettin' that way.

A hand hesitantly lifts and drops again onto River's shoulder, not even linger long enough for heat transfer before Mal pulls back.

"Come find me later; Inara won't play fair."


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