BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - HUMOR

WANMEI

King of the Beasts
Tuesday, February 28, 2006

River gets a hold of Wash's plastic menagerie. (G)


CATEGORY: FICTION    TIMES READ: 2891    RATING: 9    SERIES: FIREFLY

Disclaimer: Firefly and all related elements belong to Joss Whedon.

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River sat on the cold metal deck plates on Serenity's bridge, a vast array of plastic figurines arranged strategically before her. She'd sorted Wash’s toys into groups. One group were the carnivores. Another were the herbivores. The third and final group were the omnivores. There was one toy, however, that River could not fit into any of the categories.

"Can't be qualified," River muttered. "It doesn't fit in. It’s an outcast, only one, alone."

She carefully turned the toy elephant over in her hands. It wasn't like the dinosaurs. It was all by itself. She set it down facing the three groups of dinosaurs and tilted her head a little bit, trying to gain some perspective.

"Unique, just one," River said to herself. "Survival of the fittest, the strongest, most advanced. King of the beasts and all will bow down to him."

River rearranged the animals a little, setting a few of the herbivores and omnivores aside, out of sight, spreading the carnivores out.

"They're moving in, expanding their territory, soon they will rule the land," River mumbled. "But there will come a sickness, and cold, deathly cold. They'll die, all of them, even the fittest. No survival, against the natural laws, disprove Darwin..."

Wash and Mal stood in the doorway to the bridge, watching River intently.

"Would you look at that?" Mal said lightly. "You two got something in common."

"Does that make me crazy?" Wash queried.

"Does that make me sane?" River asked having overheard them.

She grinned lightly, sensing the utterly blank looks on both men’s faces. She loved being ahead of the game. It made her like the king of the beasts.

COMMENTS

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 3:57 AM

BOOKADDICT


I love how River confounds the men and how she arranges the dinosaurs into the appropriate groups.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 4:36 AM

BURNANDBOIL


Aww! Good little story! :D

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:05 AM

LEIASKY


Crazy and insane.

Very nice stuff! I've come to love those dino's....

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 4:49 PM

SAMEERTIA


Snag! Score to River on that one. I really liked the imagery here- the girl, playing with toys, but the educated brilliant adult sorting out the natural history of Earth That Was. Nicely done.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:53 PM

YANLEI


I love it, like I did when I beta-ed. Very cute.

Tuesday, February 28, 2006 6:56 PM

SPACEFULLOFOBJECTS


This was really cute! I always loved Wash's little episodes with the plastic animals. To see River try to understand, well that is just genius!

Wednesday, March 1, 2006 10:48 AM

SHINYTALENT


River is steadily attaining a firmer hold on my affections, the girl is wonderful.

10 points for the story, it's just as wonderful as she is.

Thursday, April 13, 2006 5:31 AM

BELLONA


"Would you look at that? You two got something in common."
"Does that make me crazy?"

heehee!!! me loves it, i does!!!

b

Friday, June 23, 2006 7:26 AM

RIVERISMYGODDESS


*"Does that make me crazy?" Wash queried.
"Does that make me sane?" River asked having overheard them.*

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!

Another great piece with River.


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