mnt_mike: (Less than pleased)
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Heavy is the head that's linked to Bar, especially when that head is convinced that it contains a virus that could wipe out the human race as we know it.
There's too much static in Mike's head right now for home renovation, not to mention the fact that Mel could come in at any moment...and this is one trouble he can't confide in her. Much as he loves her, sometimes it's hard to keep Mel separate from The Slayer and the Security Officer. And right now, he just needs a friend. A friend that won't judge or jump to conclusions or -- and this is his biggest fear -- react before he's made his decision.

That's when he remembers the garage, and the project going on in its depths. Mike clears his mind of thoughts, which is probably a dead give away that something's wrong.

"MapleBaby? Where's Cap'n Tightpants at?"

He's in the garage.

"Excellent. If anyone needs me, give me a hollar. But, you know...keep mum on Mal's project."

Not a problem.

Mike pulls his not often used steel-toed boots from the box currently inhabiting his closet, and begins to dress himself in a manner befitting large scale mechanical refurbishment. This means he's wearing his Ghostbusters jump suit, complete with his full name written on the name patch. A few moments later and he's clomping his way through the bar and down the elevator to the garage in search of Malcolm Reynolds.

Date: 2009-05-14 05:15 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (ring)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Bang

Mal's heard long before he's seen.

Thump Clank Bang

As anyone approaches, music finally starts to be heard under what sounds like metal dropping against metal. The cargo bay door is open.

Date: 2009-05-14 05:25 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (counseling)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Mal jumps, and there's something quite akin to a metallic explosion of sound from inside the cargo bay.




"I should've done that to begin with." Sounding relieved. Eventually he appears on the cargo bay ramp, wiping his hands on a cloth. "Mike. What's the news?"

Amiable, even if he wasn't exactly expecting him.

Date: 2009-05-14 05:45 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Mike's known about what Mal has been doing down here for quite some time. If this was about simply helping Mal out, Mike would have come sooner.

"Dangran. Come aboard, you can help me lift this."

'This', appears to be scrap metal from the corridor to the bridge that needs to be removed, sitting at the base of the starboard catwalk stairs.

Date: 2009-05-14 06:12 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: ("let's moon 'em")
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"We're very TARDIS like that on Fireflys. Get that end." Mal's taken up position at one end of the scrap metal closest to the stairs, gesturing for Mike to take up the opposing end. "One - two - three -- " and Mal grunts when he lifts.

Putting it down again just at the end of the cargo bay ramp, "You needed something or are you here for the tour?"

Date: 2009-05-14 06:20 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (Mal's looking at you in black and white)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Hmm?" It's a standard-Mal look of confusion before heading up the ramp again. "Are you a good boss?"

The confusion shifts to a kind of awkward smile. "You're the first boss I'd had that didn't give birth to me or try to shoot me. Does that count for anythin'?" Without waiting for an answer, "What happened?"

Date: 2009-05-14 07:04 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (bomb)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Problems with bein' a boss. Do I get to know specifics?"

Mal's playing with his cleaning rag again, twisting it in his hands when he claims a seat on the bottom of the catwalk stairs.

Date: 2009-05-14 07:15 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (red shirt)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Mal laughs, then, inappropriate and completely sympathetic.

"Ohhh, Mike." Mal sobers slightly, trying to still keep up a shifted smile on his face regardless.

"My best friend will call me 'sir' until the day she dies, and Kaylee gives me this little twitch every time I try to get her to call me 'Mal'. Pick the battles worth fighting, because sometimes creating that disconnect where it don't exist already? Won't work."

Date: 2009-05-14 07:35 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (He doesn't like you.)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Fight anyway." It's immediate and Mal knows it's not what Mike needed to hear so he amends himself by repeating, "What the good gorram happened."

Date: 2009-05-14 11:12 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: ("Woman you are really off your nut.")
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"And this qīngwā cào de liúmáng ain't in the lockdown for why exactly?" Mal's tone rises sharply. "Ain't like you don't sound like you got cause!"

Date: 2009-05-14 11:58 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (holster)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Threats on violence here have gotten other folk thrown in jail," Mal points out. "Really. Personal experience here."

Date: 2009-05-15 12:07 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (pain)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Mal stops for a second, mouth twisting.

"Niska. I did actually hit the man first though. Bernard kept me in lockup as long as he did 'cause I kind of said I'd do it again in a second."

Date: 2009-05-15 10:01 am (UTC)
badinlatin: (bomb)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
"Rules start to suck when you find out they apply to you," Mal offers, more question than opinion.

Mal leans forward onto his elbows, still sitting on the bottom of the steps.

"It all depends on how serious you think this pi gu was. As far as the virus, I don't think you're all that out o' line to remove it from the Bar, especially since if somethin' happened to it, you'd be on the line for it. Physically, I mean."

Date: 2009-05-15 06:30 pm (UTC)
badinlatin: (Default)
From: [personal profile] badinlatin
Trying a different tack: "Do you know anyone else in Milliways from this person's 'verse?"

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