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BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - HUMOR
Basically just a reprising of Simon’s first dinner on Serenity. I've always wanted to hear a little more from him.
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INT. SERENITY - DINING ROOM - LATER
Book and Kaylee have made dinner. People are gathering, sitting, helping themselves to things -- everybody's moving and talking over each other and everyone's there save Wash and Inara.
Oh, this is incredible.
It's not much -- I had a garden at the Abbey, thought I should bring what I could.
It's very kind of you to share with all of us.
I'm gonna make a plate for Wash...
Well, it won't last, and they're never the same when they're frozen. The important thing is the spices. A man can live on packaged food from
here 'til Judgment Day if he's got enough rosemary.
(over this, to Jayne)
Can you pass me the tomatoes? He does, after taking several slices. People settle.
Captain, you mind if I say grace?
Only if you say it out loud.
A beat -- Mal has broken the mood. He starts eating, others follow. Book lowers his head a moment, as do Kaylee, Dobson, and Jayne, then they eat as well.
So, does it happen a lot? Government commandeering your ship, telling you where to go?
That's what governments are for -- get in a man's way.
Well, it's good, if the supplies are needed.
We're just happy to be doing good works.
I hear a lot of the border moons are in bad shape. Plagues, and famine...
Well, some of that's exaggerated, and some of it ain't. All those moons -- just like the central planets, they're as close to Earth-That-Was as
we could make 'em: gravity, atmosphere, and such, but...
Once they're terraformed, they'll dump settlers on there with nothing but blankets, hatchets, maybe a herd. Some of them make it, some of them...
Then I guess it's good we're helping.
You're a Doctor, right?
Oh. Uh, yes. Yes, I was a trauma surgeon on Osiris, in Capital City.
Long way from here.
You seem so young. To be a doctor.
(changing the subject)
Yeah. You're pretty young to be a ship's mechanic.
No how. Machines just got workings, and they talk to me.
That's a rare gift.
Oh, not like being a doctor, savin’ lives, that's important.
(Forgetting himself for a moment)
You saved our lives.
(Realizing what he’s just said aloud, thinking fast)
…....all our lives. The air that we’re breathing, the heater that keeps us from freezing out here, even the gravity that helps us balance....you did all that. This ship is one big life support system. It’s incredible. It’s much more important to keep things alive, than to just fix things when they break.That’s all surgeons do.
Little Kaylee here just wishes you was a
Jayne cackles. Kaylee, visibly humiliated, looks down.
Jayne. You'll keep a civil tongue in that mouth or I will sew it shut, is there an understanding between us?
You don't pay me to talk pretty. Just because Kaylee gets lubed-up over some big city dandy --
Walk away from this table. Right now.
A beat. Jayne doesn't believe it, but Mal's expression is stony. Jayne goes, grabbing a bunch of food as he does. Everyone is silent a moment.
How could he have done that?
He’s a mindless thug is how. Not hard to piece together. Don’t think twice bout others ‘cause he don’t think period.
No, I mean how did he even know the word gynecologist? He...used it correctly in a sentence and everything.
We’re full of surprises. Keeps life interesting out here.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011 7:55 PM
Wednesday, January 19, 2011 2:20 PM
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