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New Fic: Of Medals and Macaroons

Of Medals and Macaroons
Fandom: Firefly
Rated: G
Category: Double Drabble, Mal.
Spoilers: None.
Summary: A simple pleasure sometimes trumps a high honor.
Note: This one is all for Paula_Ch, who brought a bit of sweetness to my life. Thank you!

xxx

Somehow, word of his deed had reached Shadow.

And while he didn’t think too much of it himself, apparently it made some waves back home.

Literally.

His mama had seen it on a news broadcast.

Truth be told, he was a bit embarrassed by all the attention.

He’d only been doing his job, yanking that boy out of the line of fire.

Still, though, he didn’t mind the rewards his actions had earned him.

As he bit down into one of his mother’s homemade macaroons, sent especially to the hero of the hour, he groaned and closed his eyes in delight.

When his eyes opened again, he scanned the paper in his hand for the hundredth time.

For bravery in the face of extreme circumstance, the 57th Overlanders present Malcolm Reynolds the Distinguished Service Medal and all associated honors.

Suddenly, Mal crumpled the paper and stuffed it into a pocket.

He’d been proud of it a moment before. Now, it seemed a trivial thing. A secondary trophy to his real prize.

He took another bite of macaroon and sighed again.

‘After all,’ he thought, ‘you can’t eat a medal. And even if you could, it sure don’t taste like home.’

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charlie_bz
Aug. 30th, 2010 03:39 pm (UTC)
nice. very nice!

I love your pre-series Mal. The Mal who is filled with belief and heroism. More, please!
jackwabbit
Aug. 30th, 2010 05:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!

As for more, dude. I'm so ashamed of myself. I haven't written in ages! It had been so long all of my documents on ff.net had expired (there's a sixty day limit). Eep! I'll try to do more! Honest!
roboticonograph
Aug. 30th, 2010 07:33 pm (UTC)
Love it! I was going to say something trite but I will just leave it at that. I love it.
jackwabbit
Aug. 30th, 2010 07:47 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm so glad you liked it. And it's wordy for me! *grin*

By the way, I'm behind, like, two issues on IIM and LJ screwed up my formatting above. I fixed my italics just now. Now to see if I can catch up on IIM tonight!
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