"Captain?" Wash asked one day.

"WHAT?" Wash flinched. Lately the Captain had been angry at everyone.

"Is Inara what's classified as 'off-limits'?" Wash knew that he was verging on delicate territory. "cuz, y'know, she's kinda...Hot.."


"Yeah Captain?"

"...Did I ever tell you how Josh, our pilot during the war died?"

"No, Captain."

"Well, 'course not. Especially not in front of Kaylee."

"Why Captain?"

"Well, 'course not."


"He died 'cuz..."

"CAPTAIN? Why did he die?"

"Well, 'cuz I shot 'im, of course."


"Do you understand my point?"

"Yes captain."