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“You think too much,” Kaylee told her. “First thing you gotta do to get out of your head is to blow your own mind.”

River grabbed her head, frowning. “I don't see how–”

“Figuratively, not literally.” Kaylee rummaged through boxes, fitting various pieces together as she explained. “If you want to feel comfortable in your own skin, you need to make that skin comfortable, yeah? Let me just solder this real quick...”

When she handed it over, Kaylee flipped a switch and the contraption buzzed to life. River yelped, then laughed. “So this is why you like engines.”

“Well, yeah.”