Introduction

"So," Captain Mal Reynolds eventually said as he brought his three new passengers into the Cargo Bay where the rest of his crew stood, waiting, "That's the grand tour."

"Welcome to Serenity." Mal's first mate, Zoe, smiled.

"This here's the rest of the crew." Mal continued, "You already met Zoe, my first mate, there's her husband, Wash, our pilot," a friendly looking red-head in a very loud Hawaiian shirt smiled and waved, "there's little Kaylee, the best damn mechanic in the sky."

"Welcome aboard!" Kaylee replied enthusiastically.

"That there's Sheppard Book."

"Welcome."

"Jayne," Mal went on, "our resident...our resident Jayne." Jayne grunted non-committally. "Inara ain't here right now, she's off contracting on Persephone."

"Contracting."

"She's a wh-" Mal began.

"Inara is a guild registered companion." Zoe interrupted.

Shawn raised an eyebrow. "Wow, now I really want to meet her," he said, which earned him an elbow to the ribs from Juliet.

Dr. Simon Tam shook his head, and stepped forward, extending a hand to Juliet first, then Shawn and Gus in turn. "I'm Simon, the medic around her."

Juliet suddenly blushed. "N-nice to meet you, Simon."

"And this is my little sister, River."

"I'm a psychic. And you're not." River Tam said simply as she shook Shawn Spencer's hand. "Also, I can kill you with my brain."