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Firefly Ficlet: In the Wrong Hands

Title: In the Wrong Hands
Author: alianora
Rating: PG
Summery: No one asks a knife if it would rather be a flower





She is made to be a weapon and her lines are smooth and strong.

She is steel and sinew and bone and can take out a number of men without any significant damage to herself.

She is made to be a weapon, and she is good at what she does.

When the captain fires her, sends her spinning, he does it because she is a weapon, and he can use her to save other lives.

When Jayne turns her off, hand on the back of her neck as he grunts out words in a language he doesn’t speak, he does it because he doesn’t trust any weapon without a safety.

When she cries, after, clutching at his arms, she does it because she doesn’t know how to stop.

She is a hair trigger gun with silver bullets inside, and no one asks a knife if it would like to be a flower.

She is made to be a weapon, and her fingers are twitching.

Bang.

END

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There's a quote about how the strongest steel has to go through the hottest fire in the forge, with a retort of, "well, no one asked the fucking sword if that's what it wanted to be." That's what this reminds me of. Brilliant as usual. :)
ohh, i want that quote in full, if you happen to find it again.

and thank you. :)

this started out differently than where it ended up, so i have to go back and write the original intention at some point too.
Oh, awesome. You right the best ficlets. :D
thanks!
*loves your icon*

Beautiful. Really. And heart rending. The dichotomy (or however it's spelled) between Jayne and Mal is... *snuggles River*

and no one asks a knife if it would like to be a flower.

*dies*
icon by literarylemming and yes, is gorgeous.


and thank you, was attacked by the bunny at lunch, and had to deal with it RIGHT THEN.
Very lovely.

You know what else is vaguely Rayne? Wingtip!
*is waiting patiently...sorta*
THHUPT! :)

next part of Wingtip is at beta. i hope to have it back and posted sometime tonight.
When Jayne turns her off, hand on the back of her neck as he grunts out words in a language he doesn’t speak, he does it because he doesn’t trust any weapon without a safety.

Fantastic.
thanks!
You constantly amaze me with how much feeling and depth you can put into so few words, beautiful!
aww. thank you, what a lovely compliment!
So beautifully written.
thank you!
Very nice! Had to read it twice, because my brain has problems with symbolism, but when I got it, I thought how very amazing this was. :)
lol, i wish my brain would STOP with the symbolism. it gets so carried away!

thanks for reading!
Every word of this is beautiful.
thank you! what a lovely compliment!
When she cries, after, clutching at his arms, she does it because she doesn’t know how to stop. It is official, I love your River very, very much! And I agree with your assessment of her place on Serenity post-BDM.. hard to figure what she would be...
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