Her expression fell quite a bit. Kaylee couldn’t help but get the impression that something was wrong. She interpreted all of it as him not being very excited to see her. It was a little confusing. The last time she had seen him, aboard Serenity, that is, they couldn’t get enough of each other. It had seemed like they’d gotten over the awkwardness and moved onto... Well, the sex.
“Oh,” Kaylee sounded a little glum. This was all so disappointing. Not the part about River being there, of course. It was nice to know that there was another crew member in this strange place. It was Simon. He’d probably moved on to someone else in the time they’d been apart, she decided. She was probably pretty and probably smarter. Kaylee already didn’t like this hypothetical woman.