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Malcolm Beauregard Reynolds ([personal profile] badinlatin) wrote2009-10-07 12:40 pm

Mal-Inara, garage and the Tams.

"Inara?"

Mal is enunciating pretty clearly in the relatively miniscule space of the shuttle. It's been a quiet afternoon, but Mal's book gets closed and shoved off onto the top of the foot locker by the end of the bed with a distinct thump.

"Doin' anything that can't be interrupted?"

He's been fidgety all afternoon.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-07 04:52 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara jumps at the thump of the book, blinking as she's brought out of her reverie. She blinks, for a moment, at the letter open on her screen before turning to Mal. "No. What is it?"
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-07 05:01 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara laughs softly and moves to her closet, taking out their shoes. "Everything has a place, qin ài de."

She looks at him as she hands him his boots. "You need to show me something? Everything okay?"
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-07 05:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"Yeah." Inara slips her shoes on, leaning against the bed for support. She's watching him the entire time. She wants to point out that there still feels like there's something wrong.


She doesn't. She just pushes her hair off her shoulders once she's done with her shoes, and waits for him.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-07 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"No." Inara says softly, her gaze going between husband and door. "This is more your place." A beat. "Yours and Kaylee's."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-07 05:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara gives Mal a sharp look at his whisper, but lets him guide her to the end of the garage.

She stares up at the Firefly, lips twisted to the side. She doesn't...understand the fascination with these ships. She loves Serenity but...

Inara blinks and licks her lips. "So this is it. What you've been working on? She's beautiful, Mal."

She is. It's not a placating lie. She means it.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 02:55 pm (UTC)(link)
She feels like she's missing the point. In fact, she's certain of it.


"Why are you showing it to me now?" Inara looks at him as he unlocks the door.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 03:12 pm (UTC)(link)
"Oh."


They haven't been on ship continuously for a while now but this is something new. There's a pang in her heart...what are they going to do without a doctor? A mechanic? Get new ones?

More importantly, what will they do without their friends? Family.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 03:19 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara stops him with a hand on his arm. "Mal. It's okay to be mad, upset."

She's upset too. How could they do this? How could they leave? And of course, she can see exactly how they could...how they should.

"You can be mad and still love someone. She knows you...that you'll never stop caring for her."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 03:49 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara bites her lip before sliding her hands to his face so she can look at him. "Mal."



She doesn't know what to say. She has no comforting words because...she knows what he means.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:01 pm (UTC)(link)
"I don't know," Inara whispers, dropping her hands to his arms. "But we'll make it. We'll make it work and it'll be okay."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:17 pm (UTC)(link)
"Then that gives us time to get used to the idea." Inara rubs his arms, frowning. "I'm sorry, Mal."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:28 pm (UTC)(link)
She leans into him, her eyes closed. "I want to be wherever you are, Mal. I'm not going anywhere."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:38 pm (UTC)(link)
"Not at all." Inara pulls back to look at him. "She loves him and wants to be with him. It's no different than you and I. I changed my life to suit yours and it's for the better."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:47 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are." Inara sighs. "Just not at me. I just want you to know that what Kaylee's doing for Simon, I'd do for you."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:50 pm (UTC)(link)
"Well where do you draw the line for things you'd do for me?" Inara asks, smiling slightly.
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 04:55 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara laughs, her grin brightening. "Really? Because I have this one I think you'd look fantastic in..."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:05 pm (UTC)(link)
Inara's face is best summed up as :O.


She turns red trying not to laugh as she whacked her husband on the arm. "Malcolm Reynolds!!"
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:08 pm (UTC)(link)
"You are so crude!"
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:11 pm (UTC)(link)
"Distraction," Inara smiles as she leans forward and kisses his nose. "Is what I'm good at."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:15 pm (UTC)(link)
"Just make sure you do talking and not swinging."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:21 pm (UTC)(link)
"That'll do for now." Inara sighs. "Just don't say or do things you'd regret."
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[personal profile] makesmeatease 2009-10-12 05:27 pm (UTC)(link)
"Take me to the shuttle," Inara smiled. "Let me reminisce about how mine looked before I made it amazing."