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There aren't too many places to be on a Firefly like this. (At least, not for people. Smuggled cargo is another matter.) The longer you live on one, the more you find, but all the same, space is limited.

River's not trying to be hidden right now, though. Whether or not she succeeds.

She's just on the bridge, tucked into a tidy bundle in front of the copilot's console, looking out at the stars.

No atmo to block the way here; nothing but a thick vacuum-sealed window. You'll never see them as clear anywhere else.

Date: 2009-10-29 12:26 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: ("let's moon 'em")
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No iPod visible, but Mal is still humming a song he was listening to earlier as he walks past the crew quarters to come to the bridge - they have a change in flight plan ahead of them and Wash is in the middle of bathing Naomi so Mal is handling it.

He doesn't see River in her silence as he clanks to the pilot's seat and starts fiddling with dials.

Date: 2009-11-04 12:16 am (UTC)
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"Wèi." He's not startled, but Mal's hands pause over the controls for a second when he realizes he is not alone on the bridge.

Date: 2009-11-05 03:06 pm (UTC)
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"S'pose you and I should talk some. About news."

Date: 2009-11-05 03:34 pm (UTC)
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"I don't want 'em to go. You know that."

Any of them. River included.

"But your brother seems to be of the notion that you'd stay here."

Date: 2009-11-05 04:04 pm (UTC)
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"Are you?"

Wanting to stay?

Even if it doesn't make sense?

Date: 2009-11-05 04:12 pm (UTC)
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"You're not avoiding Kaylee, are you? I know there were issues there -- "

Date: 2009-11-05 04:20 pm (UTC)
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Mal knows. Even managed to explain it to Simon, a little. Very little.

More of the issue for him was: "Pretty sure Kaylee's convinced I'm plotting her demise now or some such.

"Everyone is welcome on my boat, even if they leave. Book stayed crew even when he went to Haven."

The a gets drawled and it nearly sounds different.

Date: 2009-11-05 06:00 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: ("let's moon 'em")
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A snort that tries not to be to derisive.

"Worry about you stayin' here."

Without a doctor. Her brother.

Mal understands her, but sometimes River is not all that easy to comprehend.

Date: 2009-11-12 02:45 pm (UTC)
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"So what do we do with that, you reckon?"

Look at it like a problem. A job to sort out. Make a plan.

Date: 2009-11-30 03:02 pm (UTC)
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"If you go with them -- "

And God does it feel more like a when,

" -- you are entirely expected to come back. Often."

Date: 2009-11-30 03:57 pm (UTC)
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"Suppose this means I should take you to the garage at some point."

A sideways glance in River's direction, trying hard to not focus on the tears in her eyes: "Thank you. For keeping that secret for me."

Date: 2009-12-03 12:04 pm (UTC)
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It's Kaylee's too, which makes this all more than a little awkward.

"Just let me know what happens, lil' one."

Date: 2009-12-03 02:40 pm (UTC)
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Communication. Got it.

Maybe.

"C'mon. I'll make tea and you can burn the rice."

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