Notes: Drabble-a-Day 2011. Day 298. Prompt from Femslash100. Challenge #291-Confession. Unbeta'd. Comments and concrit welcome.
Summary: Inara makes a pre-emptive strike.
“Thank you for coming, Shepherd.”
Inara watched her visitor closely, looking for any signs of discomfort or disapproval. She needed something from him, but wasn’t prepared to sacrifice her own dignity.
“How can I help you Miss Serra? You don’t adhere to the spiritual principles of my order.”
“No, but Kaylee does. “
A man could make heavy coin with a poker face like that.
“You and Miss Frye….?”
“I need to know that you won't make her feel like a sinner.”
She waited, hoping she hadn’t betrayed Kaylee for nothing.
“If there’s love, then there’s no sin.”