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New Fic: Not Their First Rodeo

Not Their First Rodeo
Fandom: Firefly
Rated: G
Category: All-Dialogue Double Drabble; Gen; Mal and Zoë Friendship.
Spoilers: BDM.
Summary: After the events of the BDM, Mal’s not in a hurry to inspect Serenity, and Zoë’s got her own reasons to avoid the ship - or at least part of her. But they’ll get over it. After all, this ain’t their first rodeo.
Note: Written for the “word vomit” all-dialogue challenge on whedonland. Second place winner!

“Sir?”

“Zoë.”

“Know why I’m here?”

“Got a notion.”

“And?”

“And I’m thinkin I don’t wanna do it.”

“You ain’t even seen her since before. You’re puttin it off.”

“I’m in a hospital, Zoë.”

“That’s never kept you from anything before.”

“I got more holes in me than a sponge! Ain’t no little scratches here!”

“Huh. Never thought I’d see you takin the coward’s way out.”

“Who you callin a coward? What about you? I’m bettin you ain’t seen her, neither!”

“Actually, I have.”

“Oh.”

“And I believe I have more reason than you to avoid her.”

“Guess that’s so. I ain’t got a choice here, do I?”

“No.”

“Don’t know if I can stomach what I did to her… to you… to everyone… you really been back?”

“I have.”

“Even…”

“No. Not there. Not yet.”

“Understand that. God, how can you stand talkin to me?”

“You don’t smell that bad.”

“You know what I mean.”

“That I do. Wasn’t your fault, sir. We made a choice. Ended bad for Wash, but it was our choice.”

“Still… not sure I could handle visitin her bridge my own self.”

“I’ll go with you.”

“You sure?”

“We’ve seen worse.”

“Together, then?”

“Always.”

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( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
ncb1
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:18 am (UTC)
So Zoe and Mal. I love their shorthand.
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
lothithil
Feb. 19th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
Love love love!
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks thanks thanks!

(Yeah, I liked this one, too...glad the muse gave it to me!)
poisonyoulove
Feb. 19th, 2010 05:52 am (UTC)
I loved this. And you have their voices down so well.
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! Being true to the characters is my biggest goal in fic, so reviews like this mean a lot!
sonria
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:16 am (UTC)
♥ ♥ ♥
jackwabbit
Feb. 20th, 2010 12:31 am (UTC)
*grin* Thanks!

Edited at 2010-02-20 12:32 am (UTC)
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