the pearl


She laughed and pushed her down further, pressing her against skin and silk and heat. "Go on..." she whispered, a wide smile on her face. "Go on..."

Kaylee's eyes were wide, her ragged and bitten fingernails sliding nervously over the embroidery on Inara's skirt, afraid of snagging. "I..." She stopped, trailing off, looking back up at Inara. "I ain't..."

"I'll teach you, mei-mei," Inara said, cupping Kaylee's cheek as she slowly sat up, pulling Kaylee with her. "And your first lesson..." She reaches for Kaylee's hand, kissing the knuckles gently. "Is to not be afraid..."

She pulls her hand down and pushes her fingers inside her, and Inara smiles at the look on her face.

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