Midnight Merriment
Tuesday, April 25, 2006

River is bored at night and uses Jayne as her toy.


Rating: G Disclaimer: Not infrigement on copyright intended. FOX and Joss own all. Author's Note: My boredness in school pays off in another fic!

X- Posted like whoa.

All was quiet on Serenity, for it being night. The only person awake was Jayne. He never slept right away, anyway. He would always find something to amuse him for the time being. Lifting small weights and polishing his favorite knives and guns were his favorite things to do. Tonight, he finished polishing early, and he was hungry. That didn’t really surprise him though. If he walked upstairs and back down again, he’d would’ve worked up an appetite. Jayne was a big boy and he needed to be sustained often.

Doing his version of quiet, he tip-toed downstairs to make himself some grub. All of tonight’s dinner had been devoured and all that was left were a can of corn, a tomato, and a couple slices of bread. I’ll make it work…

The clatter of pots and pans Jayne pulled out happened to wake River. She never was a heavy sleeper and tonight, coincidentally, like Jayne, she wasn’t finding sleep easily either. So she decided to get up and find out what the large array of loud noises were, that were coming from the dining area.

Within a matter of minutes, Jayne had put together a weak meal that suited his hunger just fine. Dropping down in a seat, he snatched a fork and began to vacuum up what was in front of him.

Poking her head from out the corner, she saw Jayne eating some concoction of vegetables. Turning around wouldn’t be any fun, so she thought up the idea of asking Jayne one of the simplest questions he could never answer to amuse herself long enough until she tired.

Slipping in the room, behind Jayne, without making the slightest sound, she lingered behind him until she felt the timing was just right.

“Jayne, why is the sky blue?”

Gao yang zhong de gu yang! What’re you thinking? Sneaking up behind me like that?! . motherless goat of all motherless goats

“I had a question that needed answering.” She said innocently.

“You’re the genius. Why don’t you ask yourself?”

“I wanted to ask *you*. Can you tell me why the sky is blue?”

“What sky? We’re in space. All there is to see is black.” He said, trying to diverge the question.

“On planets, why is their sky blue?” she pushed, determined for his answer.

Jayne realized the quicker he answered her question, the sooner he could get away from her loony self.

“Well…the sky is blue because…it wants to be. Buddha told the sky it had three color choices and it chose blue, and that was that.”

Holding in her giggles, she asked, “Is that all there is to it?”

“As far as I know, yeah.”

“The sky is blue because light passing through the air hits tiny particles like dust and pollen. These tiny particles are large enough to reflect blue light, but red light is not reflected nearly as much. So the result is that the blue light gets scattered by the particles, and you see it when you look up.”

“If you knew all that, then why’d you ask *me*?!”

“Because I had a case of insomnia, and needed amusement.” Unable to control her explosion of giggles, she managed to say “Thank you Jayne for making me laugh.” And turned around to head back to bed.

“Damn girl using me for her own amusement. Just who does she think she is?”

Now annoyed, he grudged back to his bunk, not caring about anyone else’s sleep but his. No one toys with Jayne and gets away with it. His task now was to think of a better comeback.


Tuesday, April 25, 2006 4:50 PM


Piff! Piff! Piff! Cute! Cute! Cute! :) :) :)

--Karel. --Karel. --Karel.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 6:04 PM


Really enjoying these non-smutty Rayne moments that are more at home with canon that some of the stuff that gets written (though I love it still) ;)


Saturday, July 1, 2006 4:37 AM


"No one toys with Jayne and gets away with it."
you know he likes it...



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