BLUE SUN ROOM FAN FICTION - GENERAL

BLUEFISHIE

Crush
Saturday, January 21, 2006

It's not really what you think, really. And it's really short.


CATEGORY: FICTION    TIMES READ: 2106    RATING: 8    SERIES: FIREFLY

River lay on her back on the the dining room table, her delicate feet hanging off the end, almost touching the chair at the head of the table where Mal sat during dinners. As she watched her brother and Kaylee dance around each other like courting cranes. She sighed, and picked up a chopstick, and started to nibble on the side that you pick up the food with.

Fumbled words, akward movements, flushed faces when the wrong things were said at the wrong time.

This crush thing, it needed a word to classify it.

McGuffin.

An old term for things in movies on earth that was.

Usually used in mystery movies.

Something that seemed so important, but in the end, is just like one drop of rain when millions more are falling from the sky, not as important as the first, or the last, almost meaningless, but still noticeable enough to catch your attention if it drops on your nose.

A crush seems important in it's peak.

But when the person is turned down or put out, it feels...listless.

All's you can think about is how love isn't real, until the next person you want to be with passes by.

She had a crush, before the gloves ripped it from her brain.

But brother's not allowed to know about that.

Too protective, hurt himself when she can take care of what needs to be done without him.

They've started the dance again.

Her brain goes through the motions with them.

Humans are just animals who think they aren't.

So if humans were animals, then love is a way to justify the need to make babies with a healthy person and to satisfy the need for companionship.

Isn't it?

She gets up and decides to go to the infirmary to switch around Simon's medicines in the cabinets, chopstick still dangling between her lips like a long heavy cigarette of earth that was.

The chopstick was white, painted with blue and silver cranes.

COMMENTS

Sunday, January 22, 2006 1:12 AM

AMDOBELL


Very well written little piece. Not sure if the ruminations in River's brain mean she has a thing for her brother or was River's early crush on someone else? Ali D :~)
You can't take the sky from me

Sunday, January 22, 2006 3:20 AM

CAPTBRYAN


crushes...?

izat like puppy love?

Sunday, January 22, 2006 7:53 AM

KAYNARA


"Humans are just animals who think they aren't."

-that line feels very jossian to me. good work!

~kaynara

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 7:59 PM

BLUEFISHIE


The crush River was talking about was just like the first 14 year old crush type thing.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006 8:07 PM

ITSAWASH


Fave line: "chopstick still dangling between her lips like a long heavy cigarette of earth that was."

Blue, this is SHINY, love. Hard to believe it didn't come from someone much older than your tender years. Got more? Stuff this good cries out for further exploration.

Thanks for this.

Monday, May 21, 2007 8:00 AM

BROWNCOAT2007


...wow... thats all I can say, very well written, very VERY shiney description of action... just... GAH!!! Abso-bloody-lutly wonderful!!!


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