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NOTHIN' IN THE 'VERSE - PART II: Chapter 3
Monday, October 2, 2006

Takes place after the events of the series and before the BDM, and a few months after "Nothin' In The 'Verse Part I". The return of a former passenger to Serenity causes conflict among the crew - and creates a problem for Mal that he is unprepared to deal with.-------CHAPTER 3: Mal comes to a realization - and it's not gonna make for a happy crew.


CATEGORY: FICTION    TIMES READ: 1478    RATING: 9    SERIES: FIREFLY

Disclaimers: Everything belongs to Joss, except for one character of my creation ----------------------------- **Mousing over the Chinese should reveal the English translations on most browsers. If not, translations follow the story. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Mal and Jayne entered the tavern, a typical crowded, smoky room with the bar and tables in the front and pool tables to the rear. Mal went to the bar to order beers, and Jayne headed back toward the pool tables. He was passing the CorView monitor on the wall beyond the bar when something caught his attention and he stopped. “Prison Break and Riot” the graphic read, and the vid feeds were from the prison moon of Zargon. He stood watching the screen as Mal came up behind him with the drinks. “Hey Mal,” he said, “That nurse we took to Zargon apiece back? The one you, uh, got busy with?” He shot a cockeyed grin at Mal as he spoke, then nodded toward the monitor. “Told ya she was gonna get herself killed. Lookit, the whole place is burnin’.” He took his beer from Mal and walked off toward the pool tables, shaking his head. Mal stood, staring at the screen, watching the carnage unfold. Shots from cameras mounted inside the prison walls alternating with wide overhead shots of the area told the story. Masses of frenzied men violently battling. Buildings in flames. Sounds of screams and gunshots. Over it all, the dispassionate voice of the news anchor droning on. Mal’s eyebrows knit into a frown as he gazed at the screen, his mind turning over. Then he slowly put his beer bottle down on the end of the bar and began backing toward the door, pulling his two-way from his pocket. “Jayne!” he called across the room. Jayne was chatting up two guys at the pool table, trying to get a game going. “Jayne!” Mal yelled again, and Jayne looked up. “C’mon, we’re outta here!” “Mal—what?” Jayne began, but Mal had already turned and was running out of the bar, keying his radio as he ran. “Wash!” he shouted into the radio. “Wash!” He was running as fast as he could toward the dock where Serenity stood waiting. “Get everyone back to the ship. ‘Wave Inara soon as you’re on. Tell her to get to the ship, guhn kwai ”! We’re outta here!” Wash answered, sounding incredulous. “What? Mal! No!” his disembodied voice protested. “We just ordered dinner!” “Wash!” Mal barked. “I know who tried to ‘wave us—we gotta go!” He stuffed the radio back in his pocket and ran for the ship.

CHINESE: guhn kwai! = hurry! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Go to Chapter 4.

Back to Chapter 2.

COMMENTS

Monday, October 2, 2006 7:03 PM

BLUEEYEDBRIGADIER


Don't think me petty or anything, but...could the next chapters be a tad longer? Cuz you get the ball rolling just as you cut to commericals;)

BEB

Monday, October 2, 2006 7:13 PM

BORNTOFLY


Let the rescue begin! Nice little setup chapter.

Keep'em coming!

Monday, October 2, 2006 11:12 PM

AMDOBELL


What a mean place to stop! If these chapters get any shorter they won't even be long enough for paragraphs. Come on, be fair now, we all want more than snippets. Want to see our Big Damn Heroes come to the rescue, "just in the nick of time!" Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Tuesday, October 3, 2006 2:11 AM

4NATHAN


I only give you a 9 because you are a tease! LOL Great way to build suspense. Can wait to read more.

Friday, October 6, 2006 7:16 AM

KACIDILLA


HEY! was that a chapter? i blinked and almost missed it!!!

sorry, it's taken me a while to get to this...i'm working on it!


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