Craving part 3
Thursday, November 10, 2005

Zoe wakes up


Zoë woke up the day Jayne came to tell her he was leaving Serenity.

He’d asked her if she was awake, ready to go back to protecting the ship and the crew. Then told her he was leaving. Just like that.

For the months since Wash’s death she had been operating on autopilot, doing what the Captain asked, going through the motions. But she wasn’t really there. She craved oblivion, wanted to be with Wash, and didn’t really care if that meant dead. She’d come close to it in the battle with the Reavers, but Jayne had been yellin’ at her to get her ass back on the line and had physically dragged her back when she was injured.

In the corners of her mind where she wasn’t preoccupied with grieving Zoë knew that Jayne had been covering the Captains’ back when they went out on jobs. Had been keeping an eye on her too, makin’ sure she did nothin’ stupid to get ‘em all killed. What she didn’t know, hadn’ been paying attention to, was what was goin’ on with the crew.

“Whatever the Captain’s been doin’ or sayin’ he’ll get over it” she said to Jayne “Ain’t the Captain” was all he replied before heading for the cargo bay with her following.

What had got the man so het up that he was really leavin’ the ship? He might talk ‘bout goin’ but that was usually only to get the Captain to agree with whatever they were arguin’ ‘bout currently. Jayne, not that he’d ever admit it, like her and everyone else on board thought of Serenity as home.

She watched as the Captain and Jayne exchanged nods, which for those two meant more than all manner of grand gestures. River was crying her heart out on the Captain’s shoulder; he had a tight hold of her like he expected her to want to leave too. Inara looked like she was goin’ to either start crying or punch Simon who was standing at the door ignoring his sister’s distress and looking satisfied? And Kaylee wasn’t there. Kaylee, who felt everything, thought everything was shiny, defended everyone no matter what they did, wasn’t there.

Jayne took a look round, picked up his bags turned and left never lookin’ back. Watching him move steadily away Zoë took a deep breath, “Captain, want to tell me what the hell is goin’ on?” Mal looked round in relief at the sound of her voice, seeing in her eyes that his second in command was back.


Friday, November 11, 2005 2:49 AM


oh God, no! WHat happened? Why's Jayne leaving (I mean I can guess but. . .) Where's Kaylee? Come on you can't leave it there!

You've really drawn me into this one!

Friday, November 11, 2005 5:10 AM


He left?!

He ACTUALLY left?!

And Kaylee didn't even say goodbye!?


More please. I'm dying here!

Friday, November 11, 2005 5:11 AM


These have all been really good. Jayne leaving?! Wow.

Friday, November 11, 2005 5:44 AM


You can't leave it there! I hope you post soon. Great story!

Friday, November 11, 2005 7:22 AM


Can't.....stand......the pressure. Must...have....resolution. What in the name of the seven hells do ya think you're doin'? Work your evil mogambo on any of the rest of the crew as you please, but Jayne? My property. MINE.

You bring Jayne right back and you do it gorram NOW. There will be consequences if you don't. Early? Nisqa? Pussies. Wait'll you get an angry ItsaWash on your tail.

Okies. That said, here's the best line of the (horribly short and therefore wildly unsatisfactory) piece: "Watching him move steadily away Zoë took a deep breath, “Captain, want to tell me what the hell is goin’ on?”

Mal looked round in relief at the sound of her voice, seeing in her eyes that his second in command was back."

That made it almost okay that Jayne was leaving. ALMOST. We lost J, but we got Zoe back. A smile after the pain.

When I hopped aboard this mornig and saw that Crave had a 3rd chapter, I almost hurt myself speedily clicking on it for a good read, having been convinced on the other 2. But it's so short and yet so full of anxiety-pounders, what's a girl to do now? Give us more, lest we die.

Friday, November 11, 2005 10:41 AM


YOU ARE EVIL!!!! and i don't mean in a good way!!!


Friday, November 11, 2005 11:34 AM


Please don't tell me Kaylee is leaving with Jayne? Though I don't think Simon would be wearing a satisfied smile on his face were that the case. Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me


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Recurrent verse : part seven : Weary
Kaylee has to cope on the crashed ship while the crew of Serenity search for her.

Simon has concentrated his whole life on his sister

Wash and River get to know each other better a friendship fic.

Recurrent Verse : Part six : Crash
Kaylee meets unexpected problems while flying with Monty.

Them that choose it : Part two : Loss
Kaylee meets someone from home.

Recurrent Verse : part five : Dreaming
A meeting with Monty and Jayne and Kaylee sort some things out

Jayne tells Kaylee something she doesn't want to hear

To heal
River is still healing as she and Jayne learn more about each other

Things that can happen in darkness - a Jaylee drabble.

Recurrent Verse
a collection of four stories exploring the beginnings of something for Jayne and Kaylee