“Oh gosh, look at me!”
Kaylee was clean, for once, and she had been pawing through Inara’s closet, pulling out dresses, looking at all the lovely clothes. The way her eyes lit up when she found a deep magenta gown with gold embroidery made Inara smile, and she helped Kaylee change out of her coveralls and into the pretty dress.
“You look beautiful, mei mei,” Inara said, meeting her eyes in the mirror and touching her lips to Kaylee’s bare shoulder.
“Naw,” Kaylee replied with a blush. “This ain’t me.”
“You’re always beautiful,” Inara insisted as she pulled Kaylee into a sweet kiss.