No Mistaking It
Friday, September 29, 2006

Inara's realization as she returns to Serenity


Word Count: 123 Charcter: Inara Rating: G Spoilers: Mention of BDM events A/N: Written for the LJ Community ff_friday’s challenge #4 – home.

Title: No Mistaking It By: 2x2

She felt it the moment she saw her, waiting for her shuttle to dock. Serenity.


She’d felt the first stirrings when she and Mal had reached her shuttle, but in the absence of all her silks and carpets, the ship carried little of the feel of her old life with it. And in their haste to get away from the Alliance, she hadn’t had the time to consider the feeling. However, seeing the Firefly again after so many months away, there was no mistaking it.

She belonged here, belonged to these people and this ship, in a way she just never would at the Training House. Just as they belonged to her.

She sighed. For better or for worse, she was home.


Friday, September 29, 2006 9:57 AM


Simple...but mighty honest and powerful, 2x2! Definitely something of a revelation for Inara, I suspect;)


Friday, September 29, 2006 12:03 PM


loved it! exactly what i thought she would be feeling! nice wording too...


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History of an Object
There’s no reason to keep it, damaged as it is. Save one. Doesn’t matter that it’s finer than any other cup on the ship, even with the crack. Doesn’t matter that it would never hold liquid again without some of it seeping through. Burning your fingers. Was only one reason he still has the cup.

Five Years' War
The night was warm. Clouds, low on the horizon, blue black in the last light of the setting sun. Nothing but the breeze and the buzz of the cicadas breaking the stillness. A perfect evening.

The Close Shore, At the End, Untenable
“Dead ’re in my head tonight,” he said finally. “Can’t get ‘em out. Don’t got the booze or the bar to distract me. Don’t know why I’m here ‘cept I don’t think I can go through it alone.”

The Slower Path: All the Difference - Part 15 - Sequel to The One Less Traveled By
She let out a breath, saying nothing for a long moment before she raised her eyes again. “There are some things I want you to know,” she said softly. “Things I want you to understand.”

Much as he wished he could ignore it, he could see it was important to her that he know whatever it was she wanted to tell him. He knew he wouldn't have let himself see it in the past, but that weren't where they were anymore, or at least, not where they wanted to be, either of them. Their relationship had changed, was changing, and he weren’t so stupid he didn’t recognize that. He didn't know that he wanted to know it, much less understand it, but she was reluctant enough to talk about any aspect of her life as it was; could be he might ought not stop her when she wanted to.

Unlucky at Cards...
“I… You can’t be that lucky!” Mal moaned as Inara beat him again, laying out her cards with a flourish.

The Slower Path: The One Less Traveled By - Part 14 - Sequel to Regrets
They fell silent again, struggling to find the ease that they had found, before; before the argument that had almost ended things.

"I feel like-," she started.

"This is-," he said at the same time.

They looked at each other. "Awkward," they both said, laughing lightly.

Always Had Faith
Faith in a higher power? That was always Mal's thing, the Captain, back in the war.

Loved and Lost
Love’s the biggest kind of hurt there is.

And I wouldn't trade that love for nothin'.

The Mood That Passes Through
He felt the first trembling shudder go through her, heard her breath hitch and felt her fingers grip his skin; knew it was comin', the wave that was cresting the walls she'd built to hold it back, whatever it was. Knew they were about to come crashing down around her. The first sob still hurt though, still lanced through his heart like a searing hot blade to hear her make that sound.