The Shut up Kiss

"It's a big deal," Mal said for the hundredth time.

"I know it is," River huffed, folding her arms defensively. She turned around towards the ladder so she could roll your eyes.

"Don't make gorram faces," he growled. "I know what you're doin'!"

"Why couldn't Kaylee help?" she asked as she turned back towards him.

"She's busy."

"You didn't even ask her!"

"She liked that ruttin' tux! I don't trust her opinion. Now help me."

He had to blend into a fancy ballroom crowd for one of their more important thieving jobs and he was clueless as to what he should wear. River was there to help pick something out.

"It doesn't matter what you wear," she decided. "You look good no matter what."

She froze realizing what she had just said. He heard it and looked at her curiously.

"Did you just imply that I'm good lookin'?"

"I…by 'imply' what do you…I mean…" she fumbled.

He got a smirk on his face and set the shirt he was holding down. "You did."

"No…"

"I think so. I think you like me."

"I do in a captain/pilot…or a…"

"For a genius, you ain't too good with words," he teased.

"I like you in a…respectful…camaraderie…not in a…I mean to say that I..."

He was enjoying watching her stutter and blush way too much. "Now I see the resemblance between you 'n Simon. You both can't talk to the opposite sex to save your lives!"

"I can!"

"Then I want a straight answer! Do you or do you not like me?"

"I like you in a nonromantic way but I'm not implying that in an offensive manner. I mean to say that you are a very desirable person, but I do not have those feelings if that's what you were trying to suggest, suggest that I have for you because I don't and I do not even see how that could be quantified based on the evidence given seeing that a comment about how you would appear was the only basis for your entire thesis! Basically, I believe that it was founded unjustly and I shouldn't be forced to make a statement on the spot like that, so-"

He had advanced towards her already. He could see how red she was getting from across the room. After she had reached what seemed like her third paragraph, he simply grabbed her and kissed her.

"What was that for?" she asked breathlessly.

"To shut you the hell up. You're obviously lyin'. You kissed back…" he smirked.

"You put me on the spot, Captain."

"I don't care. Youkissed back."

"And you kissed me."

"I sure did. I plan on doin' that again."

"Do you?" she asked with raised eyebrows.

"Yes I do."

"I'll hold you to that."

"You better."

The end

I wanted to write some drabbles just about kissing since most of my latest fics haven't had any kissing in it. I hope you enjoyed it!