“Okay,” She smiled again, but this time the expression was a half-hearted shadow of a smile. What had she expected? For Simon to sweep her into a big, showy kiss? Kaylee mentally scolded herself for hoping for something so silly. From what she could tell, this place was a war zone and there was hardly ever any romance during wars. Maybe in the time afterwards, sure, but it wasn’t right to expect a kiss when everything else going on is so serious. She was worried. Was she being too quiet, now? What should she say? She spoke up more to fill the silence than to actually say anything of importance.
“I bet you’re real helpful.” Her voice quavered just slightly. That was dumb, she thought to herself. Why was this so awkward?