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HUMBUG

Both sides: Part 9 (a Jaylee Story)
Sunday, June 4, 2006

This story is told from both sides of the relationship. Each part is from Jayne or Kaylee’s point-of-view, or both! Other characters pop in and out. Some chapters will be from their point of view. BY POPULAR DEMAND, THIS IS A LONGER POST. I HAVE PUT TWO CHAPTERS TOGETHER. ENJOY!


CATEGORY: FICTION    TIMES READ: 1900    RATING: 9    SERIES: FIREFLY

Title: Secrets and Surprises Series Title: Both Sides (9 of 18) Author: Humbug Rating: PG-13 Fandom: Firefly Pairing: Jayne/Kaylee Word Count: 1010 Summary: Told from both sides of Kaylee and Jayne's relationship Disclaimer: Joss is Boss. I'm just borrowing his characters for fun!! Warning: Jaylee goodness! But other characters can't help joining in.

Authors note: Thanks to bookaddict for betaing.

Read the previous chapters posted at my Live Journal.

*********************** Thanks for daring me to write my own Jaylee story, Squish and Bookaddict! It’s told from both sides of the relationship. Each part is from Jayne or Kaylee’s point of view, or both! Other characters pop in and out. Some chapters will be from their point of view. Enjoy! (I hope….) Be gentle. This is my first fanfic story!!! ***********************

Secrets

Inara could see something had changed between Kaylee and Jayne. They were sitting together, laughing and joking like always, but they were also flirting and whispering, sitting so close, barely noticing anyone else. Simon was glaring at them both. So Simon had noticed things had changed too? And River was sitting watching them, like that cat who got the cream. How was she involved?

After the meal, instead of letting Kaylee be entertained by Jayne, Inara asked Kaylee to join her in her shuttle. So Jayne helped her over there, and Inara sent him back to clear up after breakfast. It should have been Kaylee’s turn, and Jayne leapt at the chance to do Kaylee’s job for her. “How are you, mei-mei?” Inara asked.

“Just shiny, ‘Nara!” Kaylee glowed.

Inara smiled. She recognised the signs when a woman’s in the first glow of love.

“What about your hand? Tell me what happened…”

“Oh ‘Nara! I’m so ashamed…… I was workin’ on Serenity, replacing a worn part. I asked Jayne to help me ‘cause I just couldn’t carry everythin’….. And Jayne was helpin’ me and we were chattin’ real friendly like,…… and I asked him about what he’d gotten in his last package from his Ma…… and my hand brushed up against part of the engine I know I should never touch ‘cause I know how hot it gets. How could I be so stupid! I know Serenity like the back of my hand!! I feel like such a fool….. I let Jayne distract me from what I was meant ta be doin’. ”

“What happened next? Did Jayne make fun of you?”

“No,” Kaylee was indignant. “He was sweet as anything…”

Inara listened wide-eyed to Kaylee’s enthusiastic description of Jayne’s careful attentions.

Breaking into her monologue Inara asked “Did he say anything about how he feels about you?”

“He told me I had ta get well ‘cause I was the only one could keep Serenity flyin’. He told me I was his best friend here on Serenity and had saved him from gettin’ thrown outta the airlock by the Cap’n that he reckoned he owed me and that was why he was helpin’ me. Then he thought I had fallen asleep, and he called me Bao-bei and he told me he loved me and he kissed me…. on my lips…”

“I thought that Jayne didn’t kiss women on the lips….”

“I guess we were both wrong, ’cause he does, and oh ‘Nara, he kisses so well!” Kaylee blushed.

“Well I’m glad to be wrong for your sake, mei-mei!”

“We fell asleep, his arm around my waist and his head on my shoulder.”

“Simon didn’t look too happy.”

“I think he was still hopin’ he had another chance with me. But River’s on our side. She gave Jayne the right smoothers to quiet the pain. And she kept Simon locked in his bunk so he didn’t find us first thing this morning…”

“She’s quite a little matchmaker….. that explains why she looked like the cat who got the cream this morning. I guess she read your thoughts and Jayne‘s and decided you two must be together…….” Inara smiled.

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Surprises

Kaylee was alone in the companion’s shuttle, waiting for Inara to return with Jayne so he could help her back to her bunk to rest.

She heard a knock at the door. “Come in,” she called, thinking it was Inara and Jayne trying not to disturb and surprise her.

“How are you, Kaylee?” asked Simon, “The doctor’s making house calls this morning.”

“Did ya see Inara or Jayne? They were going to help me ta visit ya in the infirmary…” Kaylee hesitated.

“Well, I’m here now, with my medical bag. So I’ll just check your hand now! We don’t have to wait for them.”

“OK,” said Kaylee, still unsure whether to let Simon stay here where they were so alone.

He undid the bandage and Kaylee hissed with the pain of removing a bandage that had begun to stick to the wound.

“Here. I’ll give you a smoother to help with that…”

He was just about to inject her when Jayne and Inara burst in.

“What’cha giving her, Doc?”

“Just a smoother to ease the pain whilst I change her bandage.”

“It ain’t been more than a couple a hours since I changed it last. I gave her a smoother then. She don’t need another change yet! It gives her so much pain. Wait a lil longer. Give her time ta rest and heal up.” Jayne was angry.

“Just who is the best doctor here? A mercenary for hire, or a man who trained for years at the best Medicads in the ‘verse?”

“Simon, Jayne, come on!” intervened Inara, “Kaylee’s getting distressed. Simon, Kaylee wasn’t in any pain until you started to redress her burn. I suggest you wrap it and let Jayne take her back to her bunk so she can rest.”

“But she could rest in the infirmary.” suggested Simon, “Come on, Kaylee, let me help you.”

“Stop, Simon! Kaylee, mei-mei, what do you want to do?” asked Inara.

“Simon, I need to rest. I’m so sleepy,” whispered Kaylee, “I want to go down to ma bunk. Jayne can take care of me and ya can come and check on me in a few hours, if ya like.”

“But Bao-bei …” he pleaded.

“No, Simon. Ya can’t call me that any more. We ain’t a couple and I don’t wanna be with ya any more.”

“Just give me one last chance…” Simon begged.

“You‘re all ‘last chanced’ out now. I’m movin’ on and ya ain’t got the right ta keep on at me about it. I didn’t wanna tell ya like this, in front of ‘Nara, but I’m with Jayne now. And he’s treatin’ me with care and concern for my feelin’s and the feelin’s others. Which is more than can be said for you, with all ya high class breedin’. I’m sorry I hurt ya, but just let me move on, Simon.”

Simon’s shoulders sagged as he watched Kaylee walk away, holding on to Jayne for support. He really had lost her, his bright, shiny Kaylee, to that man-ape gone wrong Jayne. And he wondered again what he had done wrong…..

“While the cats away the mice shall play.” whispered River. “You left them alone too long and now the mice belong to each other. Have no need for a cat. Happy together. Same kind. Family.” She put her arm around her brother. “Let’s go and play ‘River says’. In the infirmary. River says no needles! Come on, Simon! Give River lots of tests. Promise: no needles, no screaming!”

*********************** To be continued

COMMENTS

Sunday, June 4, 2006 1:00 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Hmm...gotta feel even a bit sorry for Simon. The guy is still adapting to things in the Black, he screws up and things just go 'blooey:(

However...I have to admit that Kaylee's better off with Jayne if Simon fails to move along an emotional evolutionary path. Though I prefer when the geek gets the girl personally;)

BEB

Monday, June 5, 2006 2:14 PM

PRICEMERC


LOL BEB, i bet you do. Well, in my case, I prefer when teh girl gets the girl. But no so here. Still, the fics damn good

Monday, June 5, 2006 2:18 PM

PRICEMERC


I just thought of something. A mention of the future of the fic maybe? Or maybe I'm just slightly depressive in my views. Anyway, this is what I mean: "I let Jayne distract me from what I was meant ta be doin’. ”

Will that go anywhere? clues!

Monday, June 5, 2006 8:46 PM

HUMBUG


Glad you're enjoying it.... escpecially if you're not into Jaylee fic!


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