It was the ugliest sofa Simon had ever seen. He had been afraid to sit on it, but then he heard Kaylee sigh as she sunk into it and the next thing he knew he was laying on the sofa with his head on Kaylee's leg.

The sofa may look like a pile of pee-goo, but it was the most comfortable thing he had ever encountered. Simon groaned as the smell of lemons washed over him.

"This is heaven."

Kaylee laughed and swatted his shoulder, but Simon just closed his eyes and, for the first time in two years, relaxed.


"We have to tell you something." Kaylee stood with a hand on Simon's shoulder "Well... Simon and I are going to have a baby."

The rest of the crew sat shocked. It was Inara who first broke the silence. "I was wondering when you finally say something." She moved around the table to embrace Kaylee. "Congratulations!"

That seemed to bring everyone back to life and there was a rush to offer well-wishes.

"You knew?" Mal asked.

"Well, I suspected." Inara raised an eyebrow "I couldn't think of anything else that would make Kaylee give up her home brewed 'juice'."