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Golden Temple; Blue Eyes
Sunday, March 22, 2009

She lives in a golden temple; His eyes are blue. (Mal/Inara) Part one of If's & Maybe's, a series of unrelated pieces dedicated to exploring the characters of Mal and Inara, and the relationship between them.


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Golden Temple; Blue Eyes

Author's Note: Written for the 2by2fics community on LiveJournal. This is not a part of the Keeping On 'Verse.

This is part of If's & Maybe's, a series of unrelated pieces dedicated to exploring the characters of Mal and Inara, and the relationship between them.

Disclaimer: Firefly, Serenity, and all related characters are copyright 2002-2005 Mutant Enemy, Inc., Universal Pictures, and 20th Century Fox. This is a work of fanfiction. No copyright infringement is intended.

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She lives in a golden temple, it seems.

She is so far up above him and he spends his dreams dreaming of her and trying to find a way to climb up and reach her where she lives in her little tower – far away from the common man. In his dreams he sees princes with hair of onyx and eyes of emerald climb up, up, up her hair and sweep her off of her feet with romance and flowers and sex before placing her back in her tower for the next prince to come along and rescue her for a night.

Bad, wrong-doing, petty criminal pirates like him don’t get to climb up that hair and save her from herself. Men like him don’t get to romance her and give her flowers or feel her warm beneath them. Men like him get to argue with her and toss insults at her and feel the deep and stinging slash of the cuts they give each other because they don’t know better.

Men like him can only sit outside the golden temple where she lives and hope to catch a glance.

Sometimes the glance hurts more than not seeing her at all.

***

His eyes are blue, she notices.

His eyes seem hollow and dark and sometimes lifeless as they take in the ‘Verse that surrounds him. Other times they light up and life shines through and he seems to be completely whole.

But that only happens when they argue. It only happens when they both want to make the other hurt as much as possible.

Blue is supposed to be a calming and reflective color…only a man like him could take that kind of a color and turn it into something difficult and harsh. Only a man like him would be so difficult and ornery.

Blue is also how he makes her feel sometimes, when she weeps from his barbs and sits inside her little sanctuary pouring tea to soothe herself because his blue never seems to soothe her. She struggles to keep a hold on herself and keep her head held high and haughty and rise above the blue.

His eyes are blue and he is blue that is harsh and difficult and that’s why she almost never wears blue herself…there’s enough blue in his life already.

She wishes she could fix the blue in him and teach him other colors.

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I hope you enjoy! Questions, comments, and constructive criticism are greatly appreciated!

GG

COMMENTS

Sunday, March 22, 2009 10:49 PM

JANE0904


They're like two parallel lines, moving along together but never touching, and each only ever seeing the side facing them. To continue the trigonometric analogy (is that a word?) they need a hypotenuse to join them together ... River, perhaps?

Monday, March 23, 2009 2:05 AM

AMDOBELL


My favourite line is this... 'sometimes the glance hurts more than not seeing her at all'. That just rings so true. And Inara noting that Mal only seems to really come alive when they argue is a good observation too. I don't think an outside source, even River, can be used to bring them together. That is a chasm they have to cross for themselves or any connection they make will not work. This could easily be a prelude to a series (hint, hint). Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Monday, March 23, 2009 4:36 AM

BYTEMITE


Oh. So pretty...

I love character and relationship studies like this. Particularly THEIR characters and relationship. It's so twisty and tragic and beautiful.

And I love this one. Nice imagery, I especially like that Repunzel insight. And that hurting glance... And I hope someday poor Inara realizes it's not the ARGUMENTS that give him life. Remember the scenes he went to rescue her at the training house; even before they said anything to each other, he was happier than he'd been since she left.

Monday, March 23, 2009 5:19 AM

ANOTHERSKY


Your title gives away your subject in the best way possible.

Agree with Amdobell--that line rings true for them also, and is one of the better lines.

I don't know if I agree with introducing Mal's blue eyes with the entire 'Verse smack in the middle of the sentence though. Still I like the dyptych.

Monday, March 23, 2009 7:54 AM

PLATONIST


They are an inspiring pair, nice analogies and descriptions.

I'm not so sure about all the intentional hurt that this implies.
I'm reading more or less that Mal could offer Inara freedom from her Golden Tower, and Inara could offer a healed heart to Mal, if they crossed that great divide. If so, I like that thought. It's very beautiful.




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