Thinking things through part fourteen
Friday, March 31, 2006

Kaylee is lost, will she be found?


This chapter is for all the placard wavers & sit-in participants(you know who you are). Sorry it took so long I had a hole where my brain should be! _________________________________________________

Kaylee reached out for Simon’s arm, calling out to him, but she got caught between two burly rioters and swept away.

Wriggling away quickly she set after Simon but couldn’t find him, the crowd was surroundin’ her, stoppin’ her progress. The shoutin’ was startin’ to sound ornery and the lawmen were getting’ antsy. If Jayne were here he’d be mutterin’ ‘bout headin’ for cover.

Kaylee figured she should be doin’ the same. Duckin’ down an alleyway she started to follow the Captain’s instructions ‘bout how to behave if ya got lost.

Find a safe place, close to where you got separated and wait.

After a bit of searchin’ round she found a narrow laneway not far from where she last saw Simon. The laneway was pretty empty ‘cept for some old crates and didn’t really look like a place looters would be interested in. She could see both the entrance and exit from her shadowy position behind the crates and could climb the ladder behind her if need be.

Clutchin’ the iron bar she had found, Kaylee sat down and drew her knees up to her chest, makin’ herself small as possible, settlin’ down to wait for the Captain and Jayne.

She knew they’d be comin’; soon as Simon made it back to Serenity. The Captain wouldn’t never leave her behind, and Jayne - cared ‘bout her, like she cared ‘bout him.

At first, after listenin’ to that whore back at The Heart of Gold, Kaylee had just been thinkin’ ‘bout sex and a bit of fun with Jayne; but the thinkin’ had long since turned to lovin’.

At least now she had some idea why he had been actin’ like he had. Wash had opened her eyes a little, and when Simon told her ‘bout his conversation with Jayne, she wished she could have heard that talk, things became a lot clearer.

Her man thought she didn’t really want him, that he was second choice or something. The big dummy was so wrong ‘n’ Kaylee was gonna give him a good talkin’ too soon as she could. She wanted Jayne, wanted his arms round her, wanted him in her bed, wanted him to call her bao bei, wanted him to kiss her on the lips, just plain wanted him.

Kaylee shivered, wishin’ he was here right now. She was cold, tired, hungry and scared and it was gettin’ dark.

The dark made her nervous and she really wanted to move somewhere where there was more light. But there were still too many rioters and looters around. A few times while she was sittin’ here thinkin’, people had run passed her hidin’ place, not even noticin’ her.

Kaylee didn’t think that was gonna last much longer; there was a group of tough lookin’ guys lingerin’ at the laneway entrance. She shrank back further into the shadows, but knew that this time it hadn’t worked as one of the men turned and stared right at her.

Determined not to just give in this time, she jumped up, pushin’ the crates as she stood. They fell with a clatter coverin’ the width of the laneway as Kaylee headed in the opposite direction, iron bar still gripped in her good hand.

Runnin’ swiftly through the exit Kaylee heard feet approachin’. Liftin’ the bar, she swung, connectin’ hard with a large body.


Simon fell to the floor, the pain in his leg making his head spin, amazed that he was still alive. Though he thought, as he looked up to see Jayne looming over him, gun trained at his head, he might not live much longer.

“Jayne” the Shepherd started to move calmly toward the mercenary. He was puzzled that the Captain hadn’t said or done anything to stop Jayne and though Zoë had her gun drawn, she was too busy hanging on to River to point it at him. “Put the gun down.”

“I ain’t gonna kill him.” The unspoken ‘yet’ hovered in the air, the gun still pointed steadily at Simon’s head. “Huh choo-shang tza-jiao duh tzang-huo knows where he left Kaylee.”

“And” said the Captain, his voice nearly as dangerous as Jayne’s “he’d better tell us right now where that was.”

“He’s bleeding badly Captain and needs attention.”

“He can bleed later. You, River ‘n’ Zoë can fix him while we look for Kaylee.”

Mal glanced at his mercenary who was hanging onto his calm by a thread, “Best you start talking Doc, we’re wasting time, Kaylee could be in trouble.”


Mal kept watch as Jayne scanned the area around the square where Simon had lost Kaylee. The man hadn’t spoken a word since leaving the boat and it was downright unnervin’. His intimidating manner had increased ten fold, causing everyone who saw them to move out of the way.

If they didn’t find Kaylee soon, Mal was afraid his mercenary would explode. Jayne’s very silence served to convince the Captain that he was as hung up on Kaylee as she was hung up on him.

Jayne had never felt so bad in his life, so worried; over a little girl, his girl.

He should never have let her go off with the gorram useless doctor or trusted the man to do the right thing. Jayne was glad he was stupid ‘n’ couldn’t imagine the bad things that might happen to her. It was bad enough worryin’ ‘bout how frightened Kaylee must be.

Jayne knew that most times she was capable of lookin’ after herself. The girl was brave and strong minded too, but she weren’t much of a fighter, didn’t like violence or shootin’. She was gonna hate him when she found out he’d shot Simon.

He weren’t gonna think ‘bout that now, all he cared ‘bout was findin’ Kaylee and takin’ her back to Serenity. There was a laneway down a bit further, make a good hidin’ place he turned and headed toward it the Captain followin’.

Approachin’ cautiously Jayne heard the sound of someone bein’ chased. He started to move quicker, hopin’ it was Kaylee, when a slim form burst outta the laneway fetchin’ him a solid whack with somethin’ heavy.

Huh choo-shang tza-jiao duh tzang-huo: Animal-fucking bastard


Friday, March 31, 2006 4:01 AM


Hey, a new chapter. Shiny...

Hah! I KNEW it was Jayne that got whacked! (That came out a lot dirtier than it sounded in my head, by the way *grin*).

Nothin' like a spot of danger to bring those hidden feelin's out in the open, huh?
I love Downright!Unnerving Jayne (TM), now with extra Intimidating Manner. He's just so yum when he's all intense. Can't wait to see how he reacts to Kaylee's attack.

I've still got my placard. It's looking a little worse for wear after the wait though.
*scribbles the word 'SOON' under 'WRITE MORE'*
There. That's better.

So, yeah. *waves placard* What this thing says...

Friday, March 31, 2006 4:23 AM


That's hi-larious, as our Big Bad Merc would say!

Reminds me of when Wash says, "Start with the part where Jayne gets knocked
out by a 90-pound girl. 'Cause I don't think that's ever getting old."in the BDM.

Lil' Kaylee knocking Jayne down..... oh how the rest of the crew will laugh when they find out!!!

Keep 'em coming, Bookaddict!!! (That's my new phrase for when I want more fanfic!!)

Friday, March 31, 2006 5:44 AM


Very nice. I like your Jayne, and I like that Kaylee wasn't just going to wait for something bad to happen.

More please!

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:49 AM


I love this story.

Friday, March 31, 2006 6:59 AM


Oh, I knew she hit Jayne. Ow. She'll have to kiss it and make it better.

And Jayne shooting Simon? Classic!

Don't worry about the time between posts, just as long as they do come! I'll try to be patient. We'll all try to be patient, right? Because we love this!

Friday, March 31, 2006 9:56 AM


My placard? It reads "Hell No, We Won't Go!"

And we're still sitting here, waiting. Some of us are making donut runs, so we're all comfortable.

So keep writing...

Also? Heeee, I just *knew* it had to be Jayne she hit, but just in case, I was still worried... but you pulled through and now Kaylee is safe. I'm so happy.

Friday, March 31, 2006 11:34 AM


Dunno who to feel sorry for the most...Simon for getting shot over a matter that (let's be honest here) had little control over, or Jayne for getting an iron bar slammed into his chest or head....guess I will pity both;)

Excellent ficcing, bookaddict....will wait patiently for more:)


Friday, March 31, 2006 1:07 PM


yay a new chapte!!

i'm really lovin' this story.
i hope kaylee doesn't get too upset with jayne shootin' the doc. he did deserve it after all, leavin' kaylee like that. then again, if he hadn't left her and gone back to the ship, we wouldn't see jayne findin' her:)

Friday, March 31, 2006 2:29 PM


Super shiny! Wouldn't you know it that Kaylee smacked Jayne by accident? Ouch, that's gotta hurt. Great story, Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Sunday, April 23, 2006 7:24 AM


squeeeeeee!!!! not entirely sure why i'm squeeee-ing over jayne getting hit, but still, he found kaylee!!!



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Recurrent verse : part seven : Weary
Kaylee has to cope on the crashed ship while the crew of Serenity search for her.

Simon has concentrated his whole life on his sister

Wash and River get to know each other better a friendship fic.

Recurrent Verse : Part six : Crash
Kaylee meets unexpected problems while flying with Monty.

Them that choose it : Part two : Loss
Kaylee meets someone from home.

Recurrent Verse : part five : Dreaming
A meeting with Monty and Jayne and Kaylee sort some things out

Jayne tells Kaylee something she doesn't want to hear

To heal
River is still healing as she and Jayne learn more about each other

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Recurrent Verse
a collection of four stories exploring the beginnings of something for Jayne and Kaylee