Kaylee's Journal II
Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Just a little bit more fluff folowing EBB & FLOW and PROGRAMMING, and before BROTHERS, a multi-part story I'm still working on! If you like or dislike this please tell me!


Dear diary

It’s still more’n three months to go and I'm already feeling a little antsy. Looked at myself in the mirror yesterday, and can’t believe how fat I'm getting! I know Simon says it ain't fat, it’s his kid growing in there, but I've been eating like a horse and I don’t reckon it’s all baby!

Jayne went and got me some strawberries a few days ago, and I've been makin’ ‘em last. Just one a day. Okay, maybe two. But they seem to taste better. Guess it’s something to do with bein’ pregnant, but don’t see how. But eating one, feeling the juice run down my throat, the sweet pulp burstin’ on my tongue is like … well, it ain’t as good as making out with Simon, but almost! He’s been watching me eat ‘em, too, and that was sweet after …

Been thinkin’ about what to do when I'm too big to get under the engine housing, and the rate I’m going it ain’t gonna be long. I had an idea about talking to Jayne, seeing as he likes taking his guns apart, but somehow the thought of his big hands all over my machinery ain’t exactly … well, it kinda makes me feel a mite queasy. I did ask the Cap’n, since he fixed her up good that time when the catalyser blew, but he said he had other things to do. Captainy things. And I can see that, I really do. Hank’d be good, a’course, but he’s flying Serenity, so can’t see how he can be in two places at once neither.

I did have an idea of asking Inara, but when I got over laughing so hard at just the picture in my mind of her in one of her beautiful dresses up to her elbows in the atmo scrubber I kinda gave up on that! In the end I spoke to Freya, and she said she’d be happy to help, leastways until she got too big.

I can’t believe she’s pregnant as well – Serenity’s gonna have lots of babies before we’re through! The Cap’n keeps going on about the smell of diapers, as if he knows something we don’t, but I think that’s just Jayne. But I been showing Freya where stuff is, and she don’t mind getting her hands greasy, ‘n’ I reckon we should be okay.

Four months or so and Frey’s gonna be in the position I’m in now, and I’ll have given birth, so should be able to get back to my baby. Serenity, I mean. Zoe said she was gonna get me a cradle thing to wear on my back so’s I don’t have to leave the little one behind but I weren’t too sure about this until Simon said his daughter was gonna have engine oil for blood anyway, so it probably wasn’t a bad idea.

Simon’s been a bit quiet lately, though. He’s had me in that infirmary almost every other day, and I don’t mean that in any other sense than doing tests and stuff. Don’t seem like he’s being that way with Freya, though he does spend a lot of time talking to her. If it were anything he’d tell me.

I ain't really jealous of Freya. I mean, I know she’s just friends with Simon, and she wouldn’t do anything to hurt us. ‘Sides, she ain’t got eyes for anyone but the Cap’n, though I heard ‘em fighting a while back. Must be her hormones too! But they always make up. Sometimes they make up so loudly that Jayne goes and sleeps in the cargo bay.

Simon’s just come back, and he’s looking at me while I write this. He’s got that look in his eye. The one I don’t mind at all. It’s better than the one he’s had for a while. And he’s brought me a strawberry! Aw, gotta love him. He’s tuchbdhs … sorry, that oughta be touching the back of my leg, running his thumb up behind my knee … sorry, but this is gonna habe to wasit a wheuiol …


Tuesday, October 24, 2006 9:10 AM


I did like this, but you skating dangerously close to getting me to not like Simon or Freya or both ... it had better just be friendship between them - but if Kaylee is feeling a bit insecure, than it must be something ...

Please don't do anything to hurt Simon and Kaylee. Please, please, please ... :o(
I'm begging here.

Although I wish he'd tell her why he's so worried about the baby - it has to have something to do with Tetris, and they need to resolve that.

Okay, I'm literally on pins and needs here - please post the next part quickly or at least PM me to put me out of my misery!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 11:02 AM


lol i like. I have to agree with tam though dont do anything to heart simon or kaylee, that wouldn't be cool.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006 1:24 PM


I really liked this but am starting to worry about Kaylee's baby, what with her comment in the journal and him checking on her almost obssessively. Please don't do anything mean to the babies, either hers or Freya's. Also, what do Freya and the Captain keep arguing about? I hope it isn't how close Simon and Freya are getting. Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Thursday, October 26, 2006 1:25 PM


Ya know...for a fluff piece, I am definitely getting the wiggins about the Tam-to-be inside Kaylee. I am getting the feeling that Kaylee's exposure to Tetris' atmosphere or major export in an earlier chapter means the foetus is gonna be born with health problems or with an affliction like Down's Syndrome. Which is a blow...and something I think Joss could have explored in some way:(

Still...brilliant stuff here, Jane0904:D



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Jayne had told him a story once, about being on the hunt for someone who owed him something or other. He’d waited for his target for three hours in four inches of slush as the temperature dropped, and had grinned when he’d admitted to Hank that he’d had to break his feet free from the ice when he’d finished.
[Maya. Post-BDM. The Fosters show their true colours, Jayne attempts a rescue, and the others may be too late.]

Snow at Christmas
She’d seen his memories of his Ma, the Christmases when he was a boy on Shadow, even a faint echo of one before his Pa died, all still there, not diminished by his burning, glowing celebrations of now with Freya.

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Jayne hadn’t waited, but planted a foot by the lock. The door was old, the wood solid, but little could stand against a determined Cobb boot with his full weight behind it. It burst open.

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He slammed the door behind him, making the plates rattle on the sideboard. “It’s okay, girl, I ain't gonna hurt you.” The cook, as tradition dictated, plump and rosy cheeked with her arms covered to the elbows in flour, but with a gypsy voluptuousness, picked up a rolling pin.

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“Did we …” “We did.” “Why?” As she raised an eyebrow at him he went on quickly, “I mean, we got a comfy bunk, not that far away. Is there any particular reason we’re in here instead?” “You don’t remember?” He concentrated for a moment, and the activities of a few hours previously burst onto him like a sunbeam. “Oh, right,” he acknowledged happily.

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“Did we …” “We did.” “Why?” As she raised an eyebrow at him he went on quickly, “I mean, we got a comfy bunk, not that far away. Is there any particular reason we’re in here instead?” “You don’t remember?” He concentrated for a moment, and the activities of a few hours previously burst onto him like a sunbeam. “Oh, right,” he acknowledged happily.

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