“For unflinchingly putting her life in danger by remaining behind on the moonbase to open the hanger bay doors so all of us could survive, knowing that any minute a nuclear explosion could end her life, we give Kaywinnet Lee Frye this award and our undying gratitude for her unselfish bravery.”
And this time the whole room stood and clapped for a long time. As Kaylee turned bright red, Mal put the medal around her neck.
“Capt’n, I don’t deserve any of this.”
“Yes, you do. Weren’t for you none of us might be here.”
-- The Return - Part 15 by cbsteve