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09 June 2012 @ 05:01 pm
Drabble: Inevitability  
Title: Inevitability
Word Count: 100
Rating: General Audiences
Original/Fandom: Firefly
Characters/Pairings: Mal, Zoe
Warnings: none
Summary: Everyone knew it was all but over after Serenity Valley.
Notes: Set pre-series. Written for writerverse challenge. Prompt: lost


Everyone knew it was all but over after Serenity Valley. That abandonment was the final indignity for many Independents already enduring substantial hardship. Whole platoons began laying down arms.

Zoe and Mal were holed up in an abandoned stockyard when the wave came that the so-called treaty had been signed: an unconditional surrender.

For an instant, a shadow of a memory flashed across his face, a boy unable to comprehend such injustice. Then he set his jaw, shrugged on his coat, and walked away.

“You coming?” he yelled back at her.

She hurried to catch up with him. “Yes, Sir.”

turnerwolfturnerwolf on June 9th, 2012 11:08 pm (UTC)
You certainly have Mal's character down. With a boy unable to comprehend such injustice.... so very much Mal. Your words created a picture in my mind of that very look as Mal heard the news of the unconditional surrender. And Zoe? Her willingness to follow and his desire to have her stay in service with him, just perfect. Thanks for sharing.
magickmoonsmagickmoons on June 10th, 2012 03:09 am (UTC)
That is fantastic to hear... exactly what I was going for.
Ami Ven: Team Proseami_ven on June 10th, 2012 04:12 am (UTC)
Very nice! This is Mal and Zoe, exactly- and a great beginning to the characters as they are in the show.
magickmoonsmagickmoons on June 10th, 2012 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much.
Lisa: castle: shinymeridian_rose on June 11th, 2012 11:00 am (UTC)
Mal...where would he be without Zoe? This is great.
magickmoons: My Prose Iconmagickmoons on June 11th, 2012 02:54 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I love their friendship. Thanks so much!