“I’ve worked so hard, you know? Made an honest effort, and even Inara says she’s more than happy with all I’ve accomplished. But those two? Mal will never trust me, and since he and Zoe basically share a brain, neither will she.”
River giggled at that, and Jayne frowned.
“I’m serious,” he told her. River raised her head to look at him.
“I know, ai ren,” she told him softly. “I was laughing at the image of Baba and Zoe sharing a brain.” He chuckled too, unable to resist her smile.
-- Inferno – Chapter Three by badkarma00