May. 18th, 2006

xiao_meimei: (Serenity's her girl)
She flies and that's about the most important thing, least to most of us. It's my job to keep her flying, and that's what I do. Or try to do. Most of the time she lets me know when something ain't right. Gives me time to get her fixed. Keep her in the air. That's all the Captain asks. What he gave me the job for. I get to keep my job so long as I keep her flying.

I almost didn't once. I let her down. Didn't hear what she was telling me. See, there was this compression coil and Captain was right, it don't do much of anything, least not until it ain't working. Then you're in trouble. Engines don't turn. And if the engines don't turn, well, then she don't fly and there ain't no air for the rest of us neither.

Captain got that one fixed all on his own and I was real proud of him.

Rest of the time though, she flies good and true. She's my good girl and me and her, we're a team, despite everything some folks do to try and knock her out of the sky like trying to reenter atmo just a bit too fast. Ain't the engine's fault when we go hurtling toward the ground then, but I got to say, I do worry about her then quite a bit. Worry someday she's gonna stop flying and won't be nothing we can do to get her up again.

But that day ain't here yet. For today? She's flying real good and so are we.
xiao_meimei: (the pretties!)
Ain't that many flowers out in the black. They don't grow so well in the life support systems on the boat. Or maybe they would if any of us had a knack for it. I keep wanting to ask Shepherd if we hooked up some sort of heating system maybe he could do some of his gardening on board and then maybe we'd have fruits and vegetables more often rather than just protein. Seems to me if Alliance can make it work, surely we can, right? He could water them and stuff...I mean, yeah, we'd have to take on more water, but water ain't really something we don't end up having, so I don't think it really ought to be a problem.

But if he did have a sort of garden, then he could have flowers. It would brighten the place up a lot and it's real hard not to be cheerful when you're surrounded by growing things.

I got them all painted on the door to my bunk, and my walls and then the kitchen. Lots of flowers. Lots of colors. Captain sort of rolled his eyes at me when I started painting them and told me to keep them off of the engine at least. He acted all tetchy, but he's pretty good about laying down the law, so I figure if he had a real problem with them, he'd say so.

I just think they make things look a lot prettier, don't you?
xiao_meimei: (girl you're waiting for)
[ooc: space? time? what are these things of which you speak? ;) No. Don't ask where she got him on board. Or how she got him in the future.]

Kaylee was all for getting right on that taking care of needs plan, or she had been, until Warren asked to see Serenity. Because wanting to see Serenity, being interested in her? Well, in Kaylee's mind that was about the best thing a person could want to see and learn about. Taking care of needs folk might be having could happen later. Weren't no reason in the 'verse the tour couldn't end in her bunk. Or the engine room. Whichever. Just needed to devise some sort of system so the Captain weren't just walking in to the engine room unannounced. Bunk might be better. All sorts of folk might come walking into the engine room an' really River was a might bit too...something...to be walkin' in on that.

That Warren was only a year or so older than River and Kaylee only a year or so older than Warren didn't even register as a blip on the radar of Kaylee's logic. Some things just weren't about age.

She wound her fingers through his and tugged him on board, smiling brightly.

"This here's the hold, obviously. It's where we keep the cargo." Weren't much in there right now 'cept the mule and some crates. "Or it's where we keep it when we have it."

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