Shiny and New
Prompt: Love --- 009 (Set 2)
Word Count: 196
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns the characters and the setting. No money is being made from this story.
It was midnight and Willow was yet to return to their room. It sounded so weird to Kaylee to call her room theirs. For so long she had a crush on Simon. The wonderful doctor Tam. She had thought that she was in love with him. After they had been together briefly, Kaylee realised the truth. She wasn’t in love with him, it was just that she needed someone and he was something shiny and new.
She hoped that wasn’t the case with Willow. She hoped they were really in love. Sure, Willow was shiny and new too, but there was something about her. She was smart, she could tell incredible stories and although she seemed shy to begin with, she was feisty when Mal had pushed her into telling them how she came to appear on Serenity.
Remembering the whispered conversation they once had, Kaylee knew where to find her Willow. She headed to the bridge and found Willow staring at the stars.
“What are you thinking about?” Kaylee whispered as she entered the bridge.
“The future…” Willow replied. “Our future.”
Maybe Willow felt the same as Kaylee. Maybe it was love and not lust.