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A missing scene from Ariel. S/K
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Disclaimer: Not mine, just writing for fun.
A/N: Here's another little missing scene from the show. I've got a couple more in the works. I am so glad there has been such a nice response to Dancing and Proof of Alien Life! This one is just a little talk between Simon and Kaylee, them getting to know one another better, set after the heist on St. Lucy's from "Ariel". Hope you enjoy and please comment, I love them so much!:)
Other Missing Scenes: Dancing,Proof of Alien Life, Dishes.
Simon had been working for hours, cataloguing and making a running inventory list. His face was stoic, not one ounce of the hope and excitement that bounced in every fiber of his body could be seen, except for the bright shine in his eyes. Kaylee gazed at him through the infirmary windows from the staircase by the passenger dorms. She had decided to check on his progress after finishing up some busy work that needed to be dome to her "girl" that night. When she came bounding down the stairs, she had spied him through the windows and the sight made her sink to the steps. He looked so comfortable to her, he was in his element, and even though he had changed out of the uniform he had been wearing for the job, he looked every bit the Core doctor that he was.
Kaylee pushed herself back up off the steps and bounced down them loudly. Simon was so distracted by his work that he didn't even notice her when she leaned against the infirmary entrance, arms crossed, and a mega watt smile spanning from ear to ear.
"Well now, aren't we pleased with ourselves. Ya look almost as happy as Jayne with a pocket full of coin in a whorehouse."
Simon turned around, shocked by Kaylee's presence, not that he minded the intrusion.
Simon's lips curled at the edges, the shy, sheepish grin that drove Kaylee crazy gracing his face. He winced at the thought of Jayne and whores but he couldn't dismiss the comparison. He was ecstatic, the budding promise that was held in all the medicines that littered the infirmary and the scans that he recorded from the neural imager made his heart swell.
Kaylee sidled up to the diagnostic chair, leaning against it, placing her hands on either side of her hips and bracing herself while trying to make herself look more inviting. Simon had slowly been letting her in, but it never hurt to give the boy a chance to catch a glimpse of what he was missing out on. Kaylee giggled at the smile that was plastered across Simon's face.
"Does a body good ta smile once in a...well, every so often."
Simon's smile broadened at her words. He set down his data pad and took a similar stance across from Kaylee, resting his hands along the infirmary's counter top while leaning back into it.
Kaylee's eyes lingered on the overflowing shelves, the "fruits" of their labors crammed all around them.
"Sure did get alot of stuff?"
"Yeah, it's a bit overwhelming."
"We can really sell this all for the kinda money you said?"
"My black market expertise is limited, but, yes, I think we will all see a tidy profit from this venture."
Simon looked down at his shoes, not really sure where to go in the conversation, "So...what are you going to do with your cut?"
"Hmmm, well, I'll probably send some back home, maybe get a new dress or somethin'. Ain't much cause out here for pretty things, but..."
Kaylee shrugged her shoulders and smiled brightly at Simon, "How 'bout you? What're you gonna do when we're rollin' in it?"
Simon lowered his gaze to his feet, shuffling them about at the awkwardness of the conversation being pointed in his direction. He much preferred to hear Kaylee talk.
"I haven't really thought about that.”
“What are ya thinkin’ about?”
Kaylee pierced his eyes with her genuine inquiry. His breath caught in the back of his throat, the guilt he felt at the thoughts that had been swimming in his head registering in his eyes.
“I...I have been thinking about ...about my life, back on Osiris.”
Kaylee encouraged him to continue with her ever present smile, her cheerful silence bolstering him.
“When we were in St. Lucy’s there was a post op patient, he was crashing and,” Simon thought better of bogging down their conversation with medical jargon, though he was more comfortable speaking in those terms, “Well, it felt good, bringing him back. I miss the...I guess I just miss it. Being in the hospital.”
“Nothin’ wrong with that. Sometimes I miss back where I come from too.”
Simon felt shamed by her response. In the many months he had been on Serenity, he had never once asked about her life before, about her family and where she had grown up. He decided to remedy the situation tight then and there.
“What was it like, where you are from?”
His words were low and soft, prompting Kaylee to smile wistfully as her thoughts raced back to the dusty planet that had once been her home.
“Ain’t much to it. Harvest ain’t what ya think it would be, from it’s name and all. Most folks scratch out a living by trying ta farm, but it’s real tough. My daddy has a shop, mostly works on farm equipment, but we got ta work on ships sometimes, when they docked with troubles. And my mama, she stayed home to raise us all. Got three brothers, but no sisters. Guess ya can kinda tell.”
Kaylee gave him a self-conscious smile at her words, “Nice place ta grow up. Everyone kinda takes care of one another, even though the livin’s hard. My daddy, he’ll let people trade for work, when they can’t pay. And we always had food on the table, so I guess he does all right.”
Simon pressed her some more, enjoying her remembrances, “How about your brothers?”
Kaylee cocked her head to one side, looking up at the ceiling, trying to recollect all there was to tell, “Callum, that’s my oldest brother, he and his wife, Ellie, still live on Harvest, got a farm out in Rios, but it’s a fair distance from my parent’s home, so’s he stays mostly out there. Owen and Jake still live at home, they work with my daddy in the shop, likely they’ll marry and move away soon ‘nough.”
“So, you are the only one that’s left?”
“Yeah. Got lucky, I guess.”
She held back the giggle at how she had got the job offer in the first place. She didn’t want to scare Simon off with a recounting of her “romantic” entanglements with Bester, Serenity’s former mechanic. She decided to change the subject, “Maybe when we get all this stuff sold, we can spend some of it...together...ya know. Have a little fun?”
Simon blushed at her suggestion, his cheeks flamed crimson and it trailed all the way down to his neck, creeping underneath the fabric of his collar.
“I ...uh... I’d like that.”
Kaylee’s smile grew in brightness till it would have outshone the sun as she pushed herself away from the diagnostic chair, standing up straight and placing her hands on her hips, “It’s a date then!”
Simon was taken aback by her words, his mind fumbling with what would be the proper response, “I...,” he gulped visibly at how quick the conversation had turned, and not in the direction he had expected, “Yes.”
“Okay then, well, I’ll let ya finish up. Got some more work ta be done my ownself.”
With that, Kaylee bounced out of the infirmary, leaving a befuddled Simon to gaze after her as she left. His smile returned to his face as he picked up the data pad off the counter and resumed his inventory. The future was most certainly looking bright for the doctor.
P.S. If you have any ideas of any kind of scene you'd like to see, leave them here or PM me!:)
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