river_meimei: (laughter)
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There's a certain district on Beaumonde where nobody from Serenity much wants to go any more. There are a lot of bad memories there. There's also a lot of notoriety, if you happen to be River Tam, and potentially a lot of people with scars and grudges.

However, Beaumonde's a whole world. There's more to it than one dive bar.

Half a planet away, in a different city, there's a pedestrian market of the sort frequented by both tourists and locals. It's full of color, in paint and flowers and bright draping fabrics. It's also missing most of the neon, and most of the general air of seediness. No good for handovers of illegal goods -- but plenty good for a girls' day out.

River and Kaylee have a mission.

And the mission is: fun.

Date: 2009-05-09 04:41 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (like a sunset going down)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"You know," Kaylee says, ambling along with her hands in her pockets, "if there's anything you need -- we might want to get that out of the way first? So that way we can spend the rest of the time lookin' at stuff that's interesting."

Date: 2009-05-09 04:59 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (shiny yes indeed)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
Kaylee makes a face at her. "Fine, next time I check the state of your underwear drawer before we go out."

Date: 2009-05-09 05:11 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (shiny yes indeed)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"Thanks, genius." Kaylee laughs. "Fine. If you're lookin' for things as are interesting -- you get to pick where we go."

Date: 2009-05-09 05:28 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (heads up)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
Kaylee follows gamely; her goal in the here and now is to not lose track of River in the crowd.

(If the day winds up with a wave to Simon of "by the way, so I lost River", the day will probably be a failure.)

Date: 2009-05-09 05:41 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (maybe the sun will shine today)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
There are certainly worse choices -- and few better, if you're Kaylee.

She pauses by the door, and picks up a bright-blue watering can with poorly-rendered impressionist-style orange and yellow flowers painted on it, a faint smile crossing her face.

Date: 2009-05-09 05:57 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (like a sunset going down)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
Kaylee turns her attention away from the watering can; that same faint smile comes back. "We could put 'em in your hair."

Date: 2009-05-09 06:15 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (she fell in love with a drummer)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
Kaylee looks from River's face to the violets, and back again.

"I think they'll do." Warm. "You want to pick out some for your room, too, maybe?"

Date: 2009-05-09 06:34 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (shiny yes indeed)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
The corners of her eyes crinkle. "Absolutely. You pick out whatever you want."

Kaylee knows: it matters, what your bunk looks like. It's home.

And besides, flowers dry nice, and then you can keep them up for a while.

Date: 2009-05-10 02:51 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (like a sunset going down)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"Well, we'll see." The watering can might match the vase she picked out at the covered market on Osiris; still... not much use for either, on Serenity. " -- orchids is nice, and I could see about settin' you up a lamp."

Date: 2009-05-10 03:12 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (maybe the sun will shine today)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"Works for me," Kaylee says cheerfully. "Now, go on -- pick out what you want. There's a lot of places yet to go."

Date: 2009-05-10 03:41 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (shiny yes indeed)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
Kaylee starts grinning. "You got it."

And the violets. To the lady behind the counter: "These two, please?"






They emerge into the sunlight. Kaylee, with the sprawling purple plant, is laughing. "Next stuff you have to carry."

Date: 2009-05-10 04:02 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (like a sunset going down)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"River, we're doin' this for you. Whatever you want to pick, we're doin'. I mean it." She shifts the pot from hand to hand.

Date: 2009-05-10 04:40 am (UTC)
gonna_live: (heads up)
From: [personal profile] gonna_live
"Then as we got a lot to see -- "

Maybe there'll be a place where they can just... leave the pot for a while, until they can come back for it on the way back to Serenity.

" -- let's get to it. -- Hey, check that out -- " She points to a store about four down and across the way from the flower shop. "We could get you a real ridiculous hat."

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