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Firefly Fic: Not Exactly Subtle, or, Blindingly Obvious (1/3)

Title: Not Exactly Subtle, or, Blindingly Obvious
Author: alianora
Rating: PG
Summery: It seems to be all relatively straightforward. It’s not their fault the rest of the crew seems to be stupid.

Jayne was standing in the middle of the shower room, carefully trimming his goatee. He had a collared shirt on, and his nice hat perched on the counter next to him.

Which would have been fine, only he had been in there for almost an hour, and Mal was starting to get right irritable.

"The whores think you're pretty enough," Mal said as he kicked the door the rest of the way open. "Now, get out of here so I can shower."

"Ain't going to see no whores today, Mal." Jayne said, concentrating on the tender skin of his throat. "And you can wait, ain't nobody gonna be running up to sniff you that I know of."

"Hey," Mal said defensively. "Plenty of people wanna take a whiff of me." His towel landed on the bench with a slap. "'Sides, if you ain't getting gussied up for no whore, then where you headed?"

"Got an appointment down at the court house." Jayne raised his eyebrow questioningly at his reflection, then nodded in satisfaction.

"If you got arrested again, you can rot there for all I care," Mal growled. "I ain't bailing you out again."

"Didn't get arrested," Jayne said, plopping his hat down on his head and grinning. "I got an appointment to see somebody about a license."

"What kinda license?" Mal asked.

But Jayne just smirked, and disappeared out the door.

"Hey! Do you even have a license to drive the mule? Or for your guns?" Mal called. "Uh..Jayne?"


"You look very pretty today, mei mei." Simon smiled up at his sister from his seat at the table. "Did Kaylee and Inara help you pick out something nice to wear?"

"Yes," River nodded, and held up one foot for inspection. "Shoes are necessary today, and these have heels."

"You look very grown up."

River smiled. A slow, wiser than her years smile. "I am."

Simon nodded ruefully. "I can't stop thinking of you as forever fourteen, you know."

"I know," she said sadly. "It is a common failing among the old and infirm."


River had to fight her fit of giggles back down. "I cannot tarry," she said formally. "I am expected, and the party cannot begin without me."

Simon blinked. “I didn’t know there was a party tonight.”

“You aren’t invited.”


The next few weeks seemed to be fairly normal.

There were some oddities, but no one thought much about them at the time.

It didn’t occur to anyone until much later what some of the strange things might mean.




Can't wait to see how this unfolds. *g*
oh, you know...chaos, mayhem, disorder..*handwavy* the usual!
some people are so slow......*giggle* it's so lovely to hear from you! i hope the dark one is doing well!! take care hon! :D p.s. so looking forward to wingtip!!
yes, it is very of the excitement that i am not dead! the Dark Lord is very demanding and takes up great deals of time, but we're working on it.

Wingtip hopefully very soon! within the week, if my brain is up to it!
thanks! this is way fun to write.
Ooo, awesome! This is very promising, so I'm excitedly waiting for part 2! )
why thank you! its fun to write. *giggles*
LOL. I can't wait to see what happens next.
oh, me either!

...wait..im writing it..i KNOW what's happening next! Never mind!

WHEEE! Can't wait to read the next part!
Oooh! I look forward to part two and I am very excited that Wingtip is coming soon.
dude, IM very excited that Wingtip is coming soon!


You're posting it! You're posting it! FINALLY!

*grabbing your hands and DANCING YOU IN CIRCLES!*
ACK!! *claps hands over ears* i think you made me deaf!

also, i CAN write now, in spurts. the Dark Lord has consented to occasionally taking a binky!
Awwwwwwww, GOOD boy, little Dark Lord! Binkys are your friend! :D


oh this is so good...some people are so clueless. cant wait for them to catch up that should be interesting.

cant wait to read the next part
*giggles* Even though I think I know where this is going... I'm just SO GLAD YOU'RE WRITING!
i am also so very thrilled by the writing of me! the Dark Lord will sometimes give me some time while he's napping.
Hehehe. What are those two up to?? Very cute!
up to? those two? why, they are the very picture of innocence!

Ahh, bliss. Blindingly obvious indeed! Thank you for gracing us with more of the joy of your writing. *Crossing fingers for the Dark Lordling to sleep many a dreamless hours so an update of Wingtip comes easily to your fingers*
ARASHI: Sho and Aiba - Laugh

October 2014



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