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BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - ADVENTURE
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Safe opens his eyes and looks around. He’s lying on a bed in an infirmary
"Well if we didn't make it and were caught by Reavers....they've changed their ways some...”
Safe tries to get up and grimaces. The pain felt like being kicked in the side by a horse.
Safe mutters to himself, "No sense lying around. Best find Jack and get a lay of the land."
He thinks to himself, “A thanking is in order to the crew of this boat, mostly the turret operators for the cover fire.”
Jack attacks Safe just as he leaves the infirmary, "OH MY GOD, SAFE!!! WE'RE ON A BOAT OF CANNIBALS! THEY, LIKE, EAT PEOPLE FROM THE INSIDE OUT!! THEY HAD YOUR RIBS FOR DINNER LAST NIGHT!!!"
Safe calmly wipes away the spittle, "Nice guys?"
Jack lets go of Safe and shrugs, "Eh. They're alright."
“C’mon, let’s go get our gear.” Safe says with a grimace.
In the docking bay, an announcement sounds signaling the docking of a ship called the Destiny’s Shadow.
Safe looks up from his duffle bag he had just retrieved from the mule, in time to see the docking door open and vision in wings step through followed by a shorter, slighter woman. The two women were as different as night and day. The first woman exuded and air of cheeriness that was only reinforced by the constant smile and the wings on her back. The only thing Safe found out of place was the two swords handles showing from the scabbards on her back. The second woman was smaller and lither. She moved with a fluid grace and even though she was smiling there was an edge to her that made the swords handles visible over her shoulders not seem out of place.
The winged woman walks toward Safe and Jack. "Hey! You're new! Welcome aboard. I'm Serenity and this is Deuce.”
Safe elbows Jack. "Jack, pretty girl speakin' here." Jack looks up startled.
“You guys look familiar. Have we met?"
Safe cleans his hand on his coat and extends it to Serenity. "I'm Safe, this here's Jack… and I sure enough would have remembered meeting you."
“Aw that’s sweet.” Serenity says with a slight blush. As the women turn to leave Serenity turns back, “the crew is meeting in the common room; you guys are welcome to stop by.”
Safe and Jack finish gathering up their rucksacks. They find the common room in time to hear the First Officer T.R. wrap things up. Safe and Jack quietly slip into the room.
As the meeting winds down, Safe approaches First Officer T.R. from his spot at the back of the room.
T.R. watches the man approach. Cropped short sandy hair and an athletic build, at six foot, he’s not an overly large man by most standards, but not small either. He walks with a deceptive ease. T.R.s’ eyes flick over to the other man Safe was standing with. He leans against the wall with nonchalant casualness that T.R. senses hides a wary edginess. Again not a large man, slightly taller and narrower than Safe, but with these two, TRM suspects, size can be deceiving.
"The name’s Safe, that there's my partner Jack."
"Seems you saved our bacon. Don't know if we can pay you back proper, so we'd like to offer what help we can. Sorry to say, we don't know your crew, but we're good in a scrap. Been in more'n a few."
T.R. shakes Safe’s hand warily, but the other man’s genuine smile puts him at ease. “Glad to have you aboard. I have to thank you gentlemen as well for your hand in the rescue of our crew members.” “May I ask what brought you to that planet?”
“Let’s just say it’s a long story that’s no where near its end and leave it at that.” Safe says with a sideways smile.
“Fair enough.” T.R. says, slapping Safe heartily on the shoulder making him wince as the pain spikes through his ribs. “As for payment, don’t think twice about it. But… if you really feel indebted and won’t accept my word on it, we could always use a little extra help here and there. In fact, there is a supply run planned for our little sister ship, the Destiny’s Shadow, to Boros. You could ride along. With these border planets, an extra gun… or two wouldn’t be amiss.”
“Well... Jack and I could use some more supplies. Plus we have "business" on Boros. Yeah, sure, we’ll ride along.” Safe turns looking for Jack. He sees him standing near the back talking to a radiant young woman.
T.R. follows Safe’s gaze. He smiles to himself and waves to the young woman. “Mai, would you be so kind as to escort these gentlemen to the Destiny’s Shadow?”
Thursday, December 8, 2005 9:48 AM
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