The Best Liars
Saturday, May 20, 2006

Inara explains how exactly companionship works. Inspired by 'Our Lawyer Made Us Change The Name of This Song So We Wouldn't Get Sued' by Fall Out Boy.


We're only liars, but we're the best

There are some things about Captain Reynolds I can’t quite understand. Mainly...why he keeps calling me a whore. I figured he would have figured out by now that being a Companion is one part prostitution, one part being traditional and comforting and one part being a good liar.

I’ll admit. Companions can be liars, but good ones. It’s part of ‘telling a man what he wants to hear’, as Mal once put it. Mal called me a bad liar once, but those were under...certain circumstances. I don’t think he’s aware of what I can do.

Companions are powerful women. With the right ones, you seem to boosted up the social ladder. I guess it’s considered ‘having almost famous friends’ if a well known companion is on your arm. And with our fashion sense, we can start the latest trends among the debutantes of the Central planets.

And Mal still calls me a whore.

I swear, if he wasn’t so dense, he’d see how being a good companion and a good thief can be similar. I don’t hold it against him though. Something about that density is a bit charming...

Not to mention it’s like having an almost famous friend myself with his reputation...


Sunday, May 21, 2006 7:56 PM


Not bad...but I have to say this has Inara being rather blatantly out of character. Probably these thoughts have puttered through her head, but....the phrasing is a bit more...simplistic and blunt than Inara's speech patterns, even when she's exasperated;)

Still...good stuff here, ShinyYukari. Only can up from here:D


Monday, May 22, 2006 10:19 AM


hehe, i love her comparisions to mal!!!

so freaking beautiful.


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