“This contains instructions for the handling of my affairs, in the event I do not return,” Janos told him bluntly. “There is also a letter for River, which I wish for you to deliver personally, should I fail to survive.” Mal’s surprise was too great to hide.
“What do you mean, should you fail to survive?” Mal demanded. “Hell, I shot you, point blank, three times! And you stayed on your feet. How the hell can you not survive?”
-- The Last Spartan – Chapter Thirty-Three by badkarma00