private tracey

MAL: You know the old saying.

TRACEY: “When you can’t run, you crawl… and when you can’t crawl, when you can’t do that –”

ZOE: “You find someone to carry you.”

[recorded]

TRACEY: We went to the war never looking to come back, but it’s the real world I couldn’t survive. You two carried me through that war. Now I need you to carry me just a little bit further. If you can…When you can’t run anymore, you crawl, and when you can’t do that, well, yeah, you know the rest…

– Firefly, “The Message” (1.13)