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Inara had a hard time eating breakfast with River staring from a mere six inches away. Finally, she set her spoon down and asked, “May I help you?”

River thought about it and nodded. “Yeah. You're always so... so...” She waved a hand up and down, as if her Inara-ness spoke for itself. “I'm trying to figure out who you are inside.”


“Yeah. You always cater to everyone else's passions. I can't help but wonder, what are Inara's passions?”

Inara blinked, suddenly overcome. Few people ever looked at a Companion and wondered what they wanted. “I could show you.”