BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - ROMANCE

PHYRELIGHT

Not Sorry
Saturday, February 16, 2008

Super-short M/I fluff! (Frodo Baggins would look down at the shortness of this fic!) Mal and Inara in the market place. Set towards the very end of the BDM.


CATEGORY: FICTION    TIMES READ: 2554    RATING: 9    SERIES: FIREFLY

What do you know? I go through a three month or so period of writer’s block, and this little tidbit pops into my head in the middle of the night and won’t let me sleep until I post it! (It is exactly 3:00 AM as I type this sentence.)

Nothing in this ‘verse belongs to me, it belongs to Joss Whedon and everyone who worked so wonderfully hard on Firefly and Serenity. I’m just borrowing it for a moment for previously mentioned reasons. ;D


After the cash that they still had after the Lilac job was spent on repairs for Serenity, there was a small amount left to replenish supplies while they were temporarily docked at Beaumonde. During the war Mal learned that after a victorious battle, the troops should be treated whenever possible. Even if only small comforts can be afforded.

Like now.

While everyone else was busy with adjustments to the ship--rewiring or new wiring or some such--he and Inara went to the local fresh produce market.

While looking over a bushel of fresh red apples, Inara’s bare arm accidentally grazed Mal’s sleeve.

“Sorry,” she said, blushing slightly.

Her tutor at the academy on Shinon would have scolded her for permitting such an obvious Freudian slip to reveal itself. All words and actions must be controlled. Control is the first rule. And the last!

“Don’t be,” he replied nonchalantly. He didn’t even glance his eyes at her. Though, he didn’t have the strength to keep the corner of his mouth from curling up ever-so-slightly.

“Then I’m not,” she said brushing her delicate fingernails over his knuckles. A calculated move.

Mal took the bait and casually laced his fingers with hers. His palm was slightly moist as if he were a boy taking a girl’s hand for the first time. But, it was okay: her hand was a bit sweaty too.

But within the matter of a moment, their handholding felt like home, as if they had been holding hands for years.

Inara decided that sometimes it was best to not always be in control.


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COMMENTS

Sunday, February 17, 2008 12:23 AM

AMDOBELL


Nice little snippet, hope this is leading somewhere. Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Sunday, February 17, 2008 4:59 AM

KYLAPARKER


Uh, more??? This is the perfect beginning for something big, right?? PLEASE!!

Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:01 AM

KIMBER


This really made me smile, I hope you have more of these 'tidbits' and I totally agree with Amdobell - this should have a sequel!

Keep flying ;)

Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:01 AM

KIMBER


This really made me smile, I hope you have more of these 'tidbits' and I totally agree with Amdobell - this should have a sequel!

Keep flying ;)

Sunday, February 17, 2008 5:17 AM

NCBROWNCOAT


Yes, it made me smile and yes, there should be more.

Sunday, February 17, 2008 8:35 AM

PHYRELIGHT


Uh, sequel? *laughs uneasily* I've been incredibly preoccupied for the past several weeks and will continue to be preoccupied for a while. It's been so hard for me to write anything beyond journal entries at LJ. So, if there is going to be a sequel, then it may be just a series of tidbits. We'll see.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 9:10 AM

CHARLIEBZ


How did I miss this?!

Wow! Holding hands for these two is quite a step. I'm looking forward to reading more of your stuff. Also, tidbits are just fine with me!

Monday, April 21, 2008 8:05 AM

ANGELLEMARCS


I like this. It's sweet.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009 4:21 PM

CELLARDOOR


Aww, I like it, especially where Mal can't quite keep a hint of a grin off his face! :D I'm curious, how did only just the two of them manage to go on this little shopping trip? Was it a conspiracy on the part of the crew to be too busy for shopping? Seems like often Mal/Inara calculate to avoid such pairings since it could lead to awkwardness (note that I'm not complaining, just wondering about back story!) ^_^


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