River was enjoying being on Earth-that-was. It was different and she didn’t have to worry about the noise of the Alliance reaching her here. She had opened up a mechanic’s garage in honor of Kaylee and was enjoying the life she had there. But as usual, something was missing. Simon. River missed her brother more than words could even begin to describe. All she could hope was that he was safe and out of harm’s way.
River was sitting in an exam room at the doctor’s and was slightly impatient. The only doctor she had ever really trusted was Simon. But, that wasn’t an option anymore.