A/N: A new chapter finally! It's kindof short, but it's something. Anyway, I just wanted to say thanks for the reviews and I hope you like!

"How did you –?" Kaylee stared at River incredulously, her mouth hanging open slightly with shock and something resembling fear. She felt somewhat like she had when River had shot those three men on Arial with her eyes closed.

"She told me," River explained smiling, not understanding just how much terror her actions had bestowed upon the mechanic, despite her intuitive nature. She grinned at Kaylee and turned to look towards the door, where seconds later, Simon appeared.

As always, the doctor was dressed neatly in his best clothes and not a hair was out of place. An outsider would never guess that he was a part of Serenity's crew.

"River," Simon started, not noticing Kaylee at first. "Can you come with me, please?"

"Medicine?" River asked flatly, already knowing what his intentions were. Taking her meds had become a ritualistic part of her everyday life and she had become accustomed to it. She didn't need to be psychic to guess what he had come to her for.

"Yes," he said, nodding sombrely. Glancing around the engine room, he finally saw the young mechanic, still staring up at his sister with a spanner held loosely in one hand. "Oh, Kaylee. Hi," he greeted her. Noticing her expression, he eyed her curiously. "Is everything alright?"

Kaylee nodded dumbly and forced a smile onto her face, fingering the spanner nervously and turning it over and over in her hands. "Yup, everything's shiny."

"Good, good," he muttered, not really paying attention. At the moment, his one concern was his sister. It always was. "I've got to give River some shots. I'll see you later, okay?"

"Sure," Kaylee replied. She watched as Simon led his sister out of the engine room, his hand resting gently on her back. River turned around to look at her before they moved out of sight and Kaylee swallowed uneasily to rid her throat of the lump of fear that had taken up residence there.