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simon_doctor ([personal profile] simon_doctor) wrote2009-12-01 12:29 am

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He isn't surprised at River's decision.

He may have to keep reminding himself that he isn't surprised, but he isn't.



It's in this frame of mind that he steps into the room he and Kaylee share, later that night.
gonna_live: (so much less to this than you think)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-01 05:31 am (UTC)(link)
Her hair's getting long.

She's brushing it out before bed; some nights it makes her feel old, some nights it makes her feel young, but it usually makes her feel good.

She's pretty tired.
gonna_live: (she fell in love with a drummer)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-01 05:35 am (UTC)(link)
Kaylee glances up.

She gives him a faint, warm smile. "Hey yourself, handsome."
gonna_live: (intent)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 02:32 am (UTC)(link)
Slowly, Kaylee puts down the brush.

Quiet: "What?"
gonna_live: (this is what i do)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 02:33 am (UTC)(link)
Kaylee clasps her hands loosely in her lap.

It's not rocket science, she thinks vaguely, it's all over his face.

"And she's not gonna come. Is she."
gonna_live: (so much less to this than you think)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 02:43 am (UTC)(link)



After a moment she rests a hand on his back.
gonna_live: (so much less to this than you think)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 02:46 am (UTC)(link)
Low, as she rubs in slow circles: "We'll keep a room for her. Whenever and however."
gonna_live: (so much less to this than you think)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 02:47 am (UTC)(link)
She turns her head toward him, slightly, and waits.
gonna_live: (stairs)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:07 am (UTC)(link)


Kaylee leans her head against his. "It's gonna be an adjustment for both of you." Still quiet, and firm. "And you're both gonna be okay. And it's not goodbye forever."
gonna_live: (maybe the sun will shine today)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
"And probably neither of you's gonna be okay with it overnight."

That's just a little wry.
gonna_live: (maybe the sun will shine today)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:10 am (UTC)(link)
"But you will be okay. Eventually."
gonna_live: (regarding things)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:19 am (UTC)(link)
"All of us," Kaylee amends.

And wonders what their parents will think of it.

Wonders if Simon's thought about that, at all.

Now isn't the time to ask.
gonna_live: (she fell in love with a drummer)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:24 am (UTC)(link)
"Means you did a good job, handsome." With an audible smile.
gonna_live: (she fell in love with a drummer)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Figured." She's still got her hand on his shoulder. "That's why I said it."
gonna_live: (regarding things)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:29 am (UTC)(link)
I thought you might, she doesn't say.

She shifts, drawing him into a hug.

"Job's over," she murmurs. "Don't make you any less her brother, though."
gonna_live: (she fell in love with a drummer)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:40 am (UTC)(link)
She slides her hand in his hair, rocking back and forth a little. "Gonna be just fine." Near-whispered. "All of us. Every one."
gonna_live: (intent)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 03:57 am (UTC)(link)
Kaylee nods a little. "You gonna send it now?"
gonna_live: (like a sunset going down)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 04:07 am (UTC)(link)
"Mm."

She pulls back a little, leaning back on her hands.

"Well. All right."
gonna_live: (so much less to this than you think)

[personal profile] gonna_live 2009-12-02 04:29 am (UTC)(link)
While he does it, Kaylee looks at the brush, picks it up.

She runs a hand through her hair, and puts the brush on the nightstand.