The Serenity Book Club
Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Simon and Lilah discuss a book they've both recently read. This is just a silly little piece set after Keeping On but before its sequel.


The Serenity Book Club

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.

Author's Note: This is just a fun little piece to poke fun at myself and the way that I ended "Keeping On," given some of the reactions I got because of how it ended. So, don't take this seriously by any means. It's all in good fun. ;D


The bridge was normally not a place where Simon ventured. He was generally more comfortable in just about any other part of the ship. The bridge meant looking out in the vast, open, black nothingness of space. And, if he were completely honest with himself, the Black still made him uncomfortable. So he avoided the bridge, normally.

But this was an exception. He was curious to know how Lilah felt about the book that he had loaned her. It was a book that he had enjoyed very much and he looked forward to the sequel that he knew was on the way. She'd mentioned that she enjoyed reading and the book had been the first one that had popped into his mind to recommend to her.

He knocked on the wall to let her know he was there.

Lilah turned in her seat, flashed him a smile, and held up the book.

"I just finished it."

Simon smiled and walked in, sitting down in the co-pilot's chair. It had been so long since he'd been able to discuss a book with someone.


"What the hell? What kind of an ending was that?!" Lilah asked, looking irritated and bewildered. "Who the hell ends the story like that? Did the author think she was being clever? It's like, oh, here's this story, and I'm really getting into it, and it's building and questions are starting to be answered, and then it just ends! I mean, it kind of had that parallel to the beginning and all, which was pretty well done, I'll admit, but seriously! What the hell was the author thinking?"

"Perhaps she believed that the story ended where it needed to." Simon said slowly.

"But there's still stuff left unanswered! How can she just leave it there?"

"Well, she has stated a few times that she's been working on a sequel. She keeps readers posted via Cortex." Simon said.

"She's writing a sequel?" Lilah asked, not quite believing him.

"Yes. I thought the ending of the story pretty much led itself to a sequel, myself."

"Oh, well, then. That's good, I suppose, assuming she's planning on answering some of those questions and all." Lilah said, looking fondly at the book she held in her hands.

They sat there awhile, discussing the book and its finer points, as well as debating over what was to come in the sequel they both eagerly awaited.

"So, did you like it?" Simon asked again.

"Oh, I loved it!"


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



Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:16 AM


Hmm, sitting at the pilot's chair has got to be pretty boring if you're not running from something. I can see why Lilah would need some reading materials. :)

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 8:28 AM


Cute!! Sounds like me and my friends!! But, you never gave the title. It sounded interesting! ;)

Wednesday, May 6, 2009 1:03 AM


Good for Simon to have a snapshot of normalacy in the middle of a life he had never imagined leading. So what was the title of the book? Ali D :~)
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