Pretty ... pretty - chapter 4 - "Playing doctor"
Thursday, November 3, 2005

Fourth chapter of my Simon/Kaylee series. Yes, more interaction, Simon is playing doctor. Get your mind out of the gutter, it's innocent. Mostly.


AN: Someone said something about River and I had to have her in it.

*** Playing Doctor ***

Kaylee was sound asleep when Simon returned from the infirmary. He was still not sure why he hadn't taken her directly there, instead of putting her in his bed, covering her with his blankets... kissing her forhead. Once he had made sure she was comfortable, he had gone to get a couple of things. There was nothing to do about the flu, it would have to run its natural cause, but he could help her recovery by giving her a vitamin suplet. Her fever wasn't too high and would probably be gone by the time she woke up.

After giving her the shot, he found a clean washcloth and dried off the vommit from her face. He then brushed his hand back to her forhead. It felt cooler, the fever would be gone before she woke up. Before he realized it, he had kissed her temple again. He forced himself to get up, she needed her sleep and there was a mess in the engine room to take care of. As he turned around he found River peering through the door.

- Little baby, she said.

Simon looked at Kaylee and nodded. She did indeed look as peacefull as a sleeping baby. He passed his sister out the door. River sent a weird glance his way, but he didn't notice. She went down on her knees in front of the sleeping mechanic and gently put her ear towards her tummy. She smiled before she went back into her room.

Kaylee didn't wake up before morning, she felt better, not completely well, but better. She had never thought the beds in the passanger dorms was any comfortable, maybe they weren't, maybe it was just sleeping while smelling Simon off the bed. Maybe that was what made it so comfortable. She opened her eyes and saw him dormant in a chair right next to her. He had given her his bed and then proceeded to sleep in a chair next to her, this confused her more than any of his other gestures had. She sighed and regretted it at once as she felt the need to cough. Simon woke up at once. Luckily there was no morning sickness this time and she managed to stop.

- How are you feeling, Simon asked and checked her temperature.

- Better, she murmured. - How come you gave me your bed?

- I don't know, he admitted. - I wouldn't be able to get you to yours and I didn't think the infirmary was nessesary. Also, it's warmer in here. You hungry?

The last bit sounded rushed, as if he was desperate to change the subject. Despite not having had the best of an appetite lately, due to the frequent morning sickness she'd been having, she felt very hungry.

- Starving, she admitted.

He leaned over and kissed her forhead and left the room. Kaylee was more or less in shock at the event. He couldn't possibly know about the baby, the only other person who knew was Inara and she would never reveal a secret. Yet here he was taking care of her, kissing her, albeigh it not on her mouth, like she longed for him to do, but still. He had left a mark, not physicly, but she still felt his lips. He returned with breakfast, it wasn't much, it never was much, they lived on the rim. But it was what she needed. She sat up and grabbed a bar. She really was starving.

She noticed Simon didn't really eat, he just watched her. When she had finished off the protein bar, she felt a lot better. She wanted to ask about that kiss, but she didn't. For once she had problems being direct. A crum got stuck at the back of her throat and it lead to a new series of coughing. Simon looked worriedly at her.

- Would you like some cough remedy, he asked.

- You have that, she wondered.

He went and came back again with a small glass of a brown liquid. She could tell he had mixed it himself, but if it helped, who was she to argue. It tasted bitter, and for a moment she feared not being able to hold it down. A loud crash was heard from the kitchen area. Simon got up at once. Kaylee motioned to follow.

- No, get some more sleep, he said. - Doctors orders.

And then he left to see to River.


Friday, November 4, 2005 6:09 AM


This is too cute! It was so sweet of Simon to take care of Kaylee. And it wasn't becuase he is a doctor and took some oath, it was because he has feelings for her. Very sweet.

But hopefully he'll find out the truth from Kaylee before he finds out from River.

I can't wait to read more! Keep up the great work!

Friday, November 4, 2005 11:03 AM


aww, sugar words...*eats fic*


Sunday, November 6, 2005 10:32 AM


Awwww, Simon's so cute when he's oblivious. River reminds me of the scene in Heart of Gold when the girl goes into labor. Very cute.

Sunday, November 6, 2005 7:31 PM


Aw, Simon and Kaylee.. Now I know why I love them! Ooh.. More River too!


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