Pretty ... pretty - chapter 19 - "Stories"
Saturday, November 19, 2005

Nineteenth chapter of my Simon/Kaylee fanfic. Simon tells Kaylee some of his childhood stories.


AN: To Piffle's request. Almost all my chineese phrases are found in the language resource guide at the bottom of the main page here. Just find the list of resources and click on language the chineese guide is right there. And the childhood stories? You got yourself a cute little chapter ;)

AN2: As for a family reuinion. I again have to stay true to the 'verse. My story doesn't happen after they gets pardoned, they're still very much wanted fugitives and they simply can not risk it. I wanted the chance meeting in there as it was the only loophole I had to let Kaylee see at least some of Simon's roots. As well as it gives a different perspective on Simon's background, it's not just the "parents disowned him" story.

*** Stories ***

- You're doing it wrong, she complained. - Left foot comes first, then a spin before you catch me.

He scratched his head. How on earth was he supposed to get this? Logics he understood, philosophy was easy cakes. Anything theoretical, logical. He also held a steady hand and despite lacking the imagination needed for drawing, he could make a fairy well sketch of something if it was up in front of him. But for whatever reason, he just could not get his feet together to master this.

And of course it was his luck that he, due to lack of other children in the household was the primary partner for his little sister, who didn't need more than one take to master a single thing, including this.

He tried to follow her lead, which made her roll her eyes and giggle.

- Silly, you're supposed to lead.

- Shouldn't we let the one who's better at this lead, he asked, hoping for a miracle.

He tried again, his left foot went forward, like she had commanded, then came the spin, or what was supposed to be a spin, where in reality his right foot got hooked in his left and he fell face down onto the floor...

- Come on, Kaylee said, laughing loudly. - You can't be that bad...

- I swear to you, Simon answered. - I'm a terrible, and I mean terrible dancer. Ask River, she'll tell you.

- I don' believe that one second, Kaylee giggled. - Come on.

She got up from the bed and dragged him up on his feet. Her arms went around his neck and he instinctly put his arms around her waist, intending on kissing her, but she bent away.

- That comes later, now I jus' want you to dance with me.

- But I'm...

- None of that, she interupted. - Just swing sideways with me.

If his hands hadn't been holding her waist, he would have thrown his hands up in defeat. He complied, their bodies slowly rocking from side to side and feet slowly moving them around in a slow circular pattern.

- See, Kaylee murmured, peering into his eyes. - You can dance.

He bent down and caught her lip in a soft kiss. She sighed and kissed him just as eagerly back. When they parted he brought his mouth towards her ear.

- Slowdancing is easy, he whispered. - It's the ones that involves more than just rocking I can't master.

Kaylee looked him into the eyes and grinned.

- When this baby's out, she said, jerking her head towards her belly. - You're gonna show me.

He kissed her again, this time more passion into it, her arms slipped down onto his shoulders, before running down his chest, clutching his shirt, just to hold him closer. When the kiss turned into an embrace he wasn't sure, as long as he had her close, it really didn't matter. Her head rested on his chest and he ran his fingers through her hair. A gentle purr escaped her mouth.

- Tell me another one, she demanded.

- About my dancing, he asked.

- Silly, she chuckled. - 'Bout what you an' River did as kids.

- Well.., he said, searching his mind. - It was mostly just the two of us. Of course there were the hired help and our parents, but we almost never had kids over.

- That's a little sad, Kaylee pointed out.

- Not really. There was never really a dull moment with River. Whether it was my terrible job as dance partner or us reinacting various wars, whose events and outcome always got changed by River's imagination.

- Like what, Kaylee asked, curiously.

- Like we would be doing the Unification War and she would come with ideas like the Independents using dinosaurs.

Kaylee let out a fit of giggles.

- And then we have the famous game of hairdressing. I've told you that everything fell naturally for River. This too, the problem was just her taste.

- Like what, the mechanic asked, not even sure she wanted to picture it.

- Well there's the famous mohawk she gave me right before the Henderson's annual...

His words drowned in Kaylee's laughter. She was clutching her stomach and was forced to sit back down on the bed, trying to stop, but she just couldn't.

- ...dinner, Simon finished, as Kaylee got back control of her laughter.

- What happened?

- Well mom evened out my hair, so I just had shorter hair than usual. But when she had first seen it, she had been this close, he said, holding his thumb and index finger barely appart. - getting a heart attack.

- What else did she do?

- There was actually another incident at that dinner. River was only five when she did this. She got really bored, so her peas, mashed potatoes and various vegetables became a model of a stegosaurus. Then when the artwork was finished, she refused eating it.

Kaylee giggled, her hand resting on her belly and she felt the baby kick. Simons hand joined hers as they both leaned back onto the bed.

- She'll be a troublemaker, won't she, Kaylee asked, grinning.

- If she's anything like her aunt, Simon said, then added. - Or parents in general, we'll never know what hit us.

- I hope so, Kaylee sighed. - Will keep things interesstin'

- Cause our lives aren't allready, Simon retorded, his brow raised.

She giggled and rested her head on his chest. His free fingers. running through her hair.

- I can't wait, she murmured as she drifted to sleep in his arms.

- Me neither, he whispered before joining her.


Saturday, November 19, 2005 4:28 PM


oh I can't wait to see what happens next. Gonna throw some serious drama into the mix? Like always I eagerly await the next chapter. PS Please feel free to make this story as long as you like. Just so long as we dont have to wait too long for it. Keep it up, Shiny!

Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:00 PM


These are so incredibly good.

Saturday, November 19, 2005 6:25 PM


Again with the AWWWWWW. Came home from running errands to find this. Squee!

Saturday, November 19, 2005 8:33 PM


I loved it! All the stories! Ha! You even included the dinasour bit! And simon dancing..*snort*

Also..AWWW..(as usual) I LURVE SIMON AND KAYLEE!! I cant wait til the due date draws closer! And then River's sitting there going.."I wonder who's in there...?" LMAO

Sunday, November 20, 2005 3:37 AM


This was wonderful and sweet. I love the stories you made up.

Monday, November 21, 2005 6:28 AM


"If she's anything like her aunt or parents in general, we'll never know what hit us."
i could totally see that conversation happening in an epi...



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