Prompt: Coffin --- 030 (Set 2)
Word Count: 224
Disclaimer: Joss Whedon owns the characters and the setting. No money is being made from this story.
Made references to the Firefly episode “The Message”
They landed on New Melbourne soon after dawn. Kaylee had explained to her that there were a few planets where their mail would be delivered and held for them. New Melbourne had been one of them.
Willow was excited since this would be her first chance at seeing the new worlds. When Kaylee had explained that there were now several planets which had people living on them, Willow was in shock. Now she would see what one was like.
Her Kaylee had also warned her about New Melbourne’s love of fish. Not that Willow really understood what she had meant until they were walking down the street. The smell was hideous.
They walked to the Trading Station to collect their mail. Mal had already beaten them there and was staring at a coffin.
“No. No way, I’m not doing this again,” he was arguing with the mail officer.
“Doing what?” Willow whispered to Kaylee who was standing in shock.
Mal turned and walked away, Zoe and Wash following quickly behind him.
“What’s with him getting coffins delivered to ‘im?” Jayne muttered as he too walked off.
Kaylee didn’t reply to her question, just pleaded for them to leave the coffin alone. Realising that no one would answer her, especially not Kaylee, Willow escorted her out of the trading station and away from the coffin.