BOOK OF DAYS SERIES: #9. "Waking Up Is Hard to Do"
Monday, March 13, 2006

River wants to know why they do it so much. Simon/Kaylee. NC-17. 9th story in a series.


Title: Waking Up is Hard to Do Rating: NC-17 Synopsis: River wants to know why they do it so much. Timeline: Takes place a month or so after Serenity, the movie. Notes: Next part of a series beginning with : And So It Begins, Kiss Me, Coming Together, Tell Me, What’s Proper?, Tears, Peekaboo, Impatient, and Waking up is Hard to do. Disclaimer: This story is not meant to infringe on the copyright of any person or company related to the trademarked characters and situations depicted in the Serenity movie or Firefly series. I make no money from this. Only done for fun – and a desperate craving to have more stories told about this wonderful ‘verse Joss Whedon created.


Kaylee rubbed her eyes with the back of her hand as she replaced the tools in their box. It was the middle of the night on Serenity and she had been working for the last few hours on some repairs that just couldn’t be ignored any longer. She yawned and flipped off the lights, stretching as she wandered down toward the passenger bunks. She was so tired, she couldn’t even remember the last time she’d actually spent the night in her own bunk.

As she made her way toward Simon’s room, she let her mind wander, thinking about how wonderfully happy life had been for the last few weeks. When she wasn’t working on Serenity, or cleaning or stowing supplies, she lay in Simon’s arms, making up for lost time. She smiled happily as she rounded the corner, distracted with thoughts of slipping into bed beside Simon, and then gasped when she ran right into River.

“River! Sweetie? Are you okay?”

“Fine.” The younger girls head was leaning against the wall.

“It’s late. You should be in bed.”

“Couldn’t sleep.”

“Do you want me to get S –“

“You’re going to have sex.”

Kaylee blinked at River’s forwardness and then giggled. “Well, I’m sure Simon’s asleep right now.”

“You’ll wake him up,” River said with a certainty that made Kaylee wonder if the girl didn’t sit outside the door with her ear pressed up against it.

“Well, that probably isn’t something that he’d ‘preciate knowin’ that you –“

“Why do you do it so much?”

Kaylee blinked. “What?”

“Sex. Why do you do it so much?”

For the first time in Kaylee’s life she was speechless. “I – well, sweetie, I, uhm.”

“Can’t talk to Simon about it. He doesn’t think I’m old enough.”

Kaylee giggled at that. “Well, you’re his little sister.”

“You’re not much older than me,” River pointed out.

“I’m more experienced than you and I’m not his little sister.”

“I want to be more experienced.”

Kaylee’s eyes widened. “Don’t let Simon hear you say that.”

“He’d lock me in my room.”

Kaylee giggled. “Yes, he probably would.”

“I would get out.” And Kaylee had no doubt she would.

Kaylee yawned. “Sweetie, can we have this conversation in the morning?”

“Rather me embarrass Simon with the questions, huh?”

Kaylee nodded and winked at the younger girl.

“I can do that.” River moved out of her way and glanced over her shoulder. “Have good sex.”

Kaylee shook her head, thinking that’s really exactly what she wanted to do. When she reached Simon’s room, she slid open the door and smiled at him for a moment before stepping inside. She closed the door and locked it, thinking that if River wanted a show tonight, even the lock wouldn’t keep her out.

She slipped out of her clothes and deposited them in a pile on the floor. Simon liked his room tidy, but he wouldn’t care when she was pressed up against him in nothing but her skin.

He mumbled in his sleep as she lifted the blanket and slipped into the narrow bed beside him. Even in sleep, he rolled over to give her room and opened his arms so that she could snuggle against him.

“Cold,” he murmured sleepily as he wrapped his arms around her and pulled her against his very warm, solid body.

“Nothin’ a little lovin’ can’t fix.” Kaylee pressed her mouth to his jaw, lingering there for a moment before sliding to his neck.

He moaned for a moment before his eyes slowly opened. He glanced up at the timepiece sitting on the cubby above the bed and then down at Kaylee. “You’re just now coming to bed?”

“Had too much work ta do.” She flattened her hand on his bare chest and trailed the pad of one finger between lithely cut muscles.

“In the middle of the night?” Simon’s voice was deeper now as her touch stirred an all too familiar desire.

“Get lotsa work done at that time.” Her eyes sparkled brightly in the dim light as her fingers slowly made their way across his abdomen and lower.

“You must be real tired then.” He pulled her against him and gave her a quick kiss.

“Not really.” Her fingers trailed knowingly over his sweatpants to tease his ever growing hardness.

“I – ah. Okay.” Simon pulled her closer and let his mouth trail down over her cheek to her neck.

“I will be when you’re done sexin’ me.” Her fingers curled around him and squeezed gently.

She grinned against his mouth when he groaned and slipped her fingers beneath the waistband of the loose sleep pants, trailing a finger along the quickly swelling length of him. “Thinkin’ these need to come off.”

He wordlessly lifted his hips and helped her push them down his legs, trembling slightly when the cool air hit his skin, or when her hands wrapped snugly around him, he wasn’t entirely certain.

“Kaylee –“

“Can’t wait tonight, Simon.” She straddled his hips and rubbed against him.

“You never can.” He chuckled, wrapping his fingers around her hips. Truth be told, he couldn’t wait to wait to feel her slick, tight body encase him, either. The urgency with which they usually came together was all encompassing and he hoped they never tired of one another. There were times when he wanted to make love to her slowly, tasting and caressing every inch of her, but then there were times, like tonight, when she was all riled up, and he just wanted to please her.

She sank down atop him and closed her eyes, feeling the exquisite sensation of him filling and stretching her. “One thing you love about me.”

“One of many.” He slid his hands around her back and pulled her down so that he could kiss her.

“Tell me later.” She began to move, rocking back and forth against him, reveling in the deepness this position afforded. “Wanna hear you screamin’ my name instead.”

Simon chuckled and cupped her breasts, marveling at how perfectly they fit into the palms of his hands. He squeezed and rubbed them, lightly pinching the hard little nipples until she whimpered above him.

She leaned over him, kissing him passionately as she rubbed herself against him, hitting every spot that made her body tremble growing pressure. His name fell from her lips with a reverence that made his heart turn over in his chest. Pride swelled within him to know that he could do this to her, make her feel this way, make her cry out his name.

She was close. He knew every twitch, every sound, even though they had been sharing a bed for only a few weeks. Her short, breathless pants and the way her eyes scrunched shut with every long, deep thrust. He held her tightly, arching his hips beneath her, wanting to feel that exquisite tightness as her body pulsed around him.

Simon whispered to her, his voice husky, telling her to let go. “I will catch you.” He could feel her tremble as the tense coil within her body snapped. Again and again she shook above him, riding out the waves of passion that crashed through her body and into his. The force of her release, the clenching of her inner muscles around his swollen length, dragged him over the edge and he came with a cry muffled only by her mouth.

He held her tightly as she collapsed atop his chest, panting heavily, her face flushed and her skin damp. After a few moments, she shifted her hips and tipped them at an angle that made him gasp.

“God Simon, you feel good.” Kaylee murmured sleepily against his chest. Tired and happily sexed, her eyes drooped and sleep came quickly.

“I love you,” Simon smiled when he felt her relax against him. He didn’t move, simply held her, enjoying the feeling of still being buried deep within her warm, sweet body.

Kaylee’s nearly inaudible response made him chuckle and he tightened his arms around her and followed her into a deep, sated sleep.


In the morning, Kaylee woke Simon with a series of fluttering kisses along his neck and a firm grip on an already partially hard erection.

“Sleep well?” Kaylee’s mouth curled into that wonderfully seductive smile Simon loved so much.

“I got more sleep than you did.” He tightened his arm around her shoulders and pulled her against his chest.

Kaylee’s hand moved beneath the sheet, stirring the desire building in his groin. She had him hard and ready in what seemed like record time and he had to drop his hand over hers to keep her from ending her fun all too soon.

Kaylee pouted at him and he leaned up to capture her mouth, kissing her hungrily. Excited, Kaylee pushed his hand out of the way and straddled him, wasting no time before sinking onto his hips and driving him straight into her.

Simon groaned and wrapped his arms around her, capturing the blanket that had fallen to her waist as he pulled her against him. He slid his hands beneath it and he glanced over her shoulder just as she leaned over him – and saw River standing on the inside of the door, staring at them.

“River!” Simon exclaimed, the mood entirely and irretrievably shattered by the knowledge that his sister had been watching them. “What are you doing in here?!”

Kaylee slid off him and stared wide-eyed at River, their conversation the previous evening coming to the forefront of her mind.

“I wanted to see why you do it,” she said innocently.

“Didn’t we –“ Simon was flustered. “Didn’t we have a discussion about boundaries? And locked doors?”

Simon pulled the sheet over Kaylee’s chest and glanced down to make sure his lower body was at least covered. Kaylee could see the embarrassed flush tinting his pale skin and resisted the urge to giggle.

“And – see why we do –?” Simon shook his head, not quite understanding. “No. River. No. This is not something we are going to discuss. And this is not something you are going to watch.”

River shrugged. “I just wanted to see –“ She obviously couldn’t understand why he was so upset.

“River, sweetie, this is kinda a private thing between people,” Kaylee said, hoping to temper Simon’s obviously angry reaction.

“That shouldn’t be watched.” Simon was exasperated.

“Okay.” River turned around, slid open the door and walked out, leaving a shocked Simon staring after her.

“I don’t believe this.” Simon sank back against the mattress with a huge sigh.

“She kinda asked me about it last night. Was too tired to talk to her about it, though.” Kaylee admitted, hoping Simon wouldn’t be too angry.

“I’m certainly not going to discuss my sex life, or sex in general with my little sister!” Simon stared at Kaylee, horrified at even the possibility of having to do such a thing.

Kaylee giggled and dropped her head onto his chest, nuzzling the firm muscles all bunched now from tension. “Oh, Simon. It ain’t that bad.”

“Yes. It is.”

Kaylee looked up at him. “Its better she learn about it from you than Jayne, ain’t it?”

Simon’s eyes widened. “Oh God! She wouldn’t go to him.”

“If she wants to know something, I think she’ll listen to anyone who wants to tell her –“

Simon launched himself out of bed, nearly tripping over the sheet that tangled around his legs.

Kaylee stifled a giggle as he pulled on his clothes, but the horrified look in his eyes sent her into fits of uncontrollable laughter. After Simon hurried out of the room, her giggles finally subsided. She rolled her head to look at Simon’s empty pillow. The smile slid from her face and she sighed. “You owe me, River.”

The playfully curious girl in question arched her neck around the open door and smiled sweetly. “I know.”



Monday, March 13, 2006 6:42 AM


The beginning...funny!

The middle...SO hot!

The end...funny again!

Another awesome chapter. Can't wait for more!

Monday, March 13, 2006 6:53 AM


And once again the laws of "logged out when you're not supposed to be" strike. That was me.

Monday, March 13, 2006 9:03 AM


Picturing that ending is gorram hilarious!

Monday, March 13, 2006 12:36 PM


Oh River, had me in stitches! Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Monday, March 13, 2006 4:37 PM


"The Talk" is sure to be hilarious. I love Simon tripping over the sheet as he was rushing to save his sister from Jayne's perverted mind. Can't wait for the next installment!:D

Tuesday, March 14, 2006 4:07 PM



Friday, May 19, 2006 10:59 AM


Now you're gettin me in the mindset to write the Kaylee/River smut I have been planning on.


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