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BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - GENERAL
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Dinner was almost finished on Serenity.
Simon was at the foot of the table, feeding River, trying to keep her hair out of the soup. Kaylee and Shepard Book,
the default chefs, sat across from each other in the center. Wash, Jayne and Zoey were clustered around Mal, telling war
stories. Zoey was talking,” So I threw a grenade at him, like this--” and she pitched a hard roll at Wash, who fumbled it.
It hit both of his hands. He almost caught it, but then it slipped out,and dropped into his lap. It bounced out, hit his
foot. “ “He handled it almost that badly as well. Didn’t realize I hadn’t pulled the pin--” Wash punted it and it sailed
into the hatchway, almost hitting Inara, who was entering.
“ Hi. May I join you? I brought dessert.”
Not only did she look gorgeous in one of her long, elegant dresses, but she was carrying the most decadent looking
thing anyone had seen. It had started out as a white cake, perhaps, but had evolved through encounters with fresh fruit,
ice cream, syrup, whipped cream, cherries and nuts . An awe-struck , reverent “ Ooohhh!, “ escaped Kaylee’s lips. Suddenly ,
there was an empty chair next to Mal, and Book was producing clean plates and tools.
Mal smiled. “ Didn’t realize your autonomy and privacy agreement covered food storage.”
“ Of course it does. My shuttle has a small refrigeration compartment for supplies while I’m detached. Mostly
luxuries and deserts. You know, cherries and grapes, whipped cream and chocolate syrup.” There was a small gulping noise
from Jayne and his eyes bugged out.
Book hesitated in his scooping, slicing, serving. “ And what is your motivation for this gift , my dear?”
“ Just thanks for all of your friendship, and help lately.”
Simon mumbled something about a hamster, and Mal said, “ Of course. And what else?”
“ Well, I do want to ask a small favor. How busy is your schedule right now? Any pressing crime?”
“ The next thing up is a shipment to be moved off of New Adelaide.”
“ Oh, yes, more wobble headed dolls. Are these athletic figures, or little animals for the back windows of vehicles?”
“Hey, these are very hi-class forgery copies of genuine Earth-That-Was antiquities.”
“I’m sure they are. Could they be delayed a few days? A highly recommended new client on Oberon sent me a wave
requesting a special weekend. Oberon is on the way to New Adelaide. I would be glad to pay a reasonable delay bonus if I
hold up your business.”
“ I don’t think that will be necessary. But Oberon’s a Core world, isn’t it?”
Zooey spoke up. “ Mal, could Wash and I get a three day pass? Haven’t had any down time in a while.”
Kaylee too. “ Can I land and go shopping , Captain?”
And even Book. “There are many fine booksellers and libraries there, Captain. Might I-- “
Mal gestured. “ This wholesale desertion must be prevented. Inara may land, she’s got independent business. But the
ship ain’t got no call there. The rest of us will remain aboard. This yumminess will have to satisfy you all. Wash, plot
a course after you finish, and lock it in, if you please. We’ll leave there Monday morning, subject to Inara’s needs.”
River said, “ I love ice cream.” And buried her face in her plate.
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