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07 December 2011 @ 06:02 pm
Firefly/Highlander ficlet  
Another slightly maudlin one for Day 7 of consci_fan_mo I'm afraid, but one with a sense of hope too. Ostensibly part of my Browncoats & Scabbards series but you really don't need to know much beyond the fact that Methos and Richie are aboard Serenity and that Zoe and Methos recently started growing closer.

A Measure of Peace

“I miss you something fierce. Most days it’s a slow burn, a pain like an old injury that gnaws away at me. But then something stupid will remind me of you and it whacks me over the head all at once and it’s all I can do not to collapse under the weight of it. Days like this where there’s nothing to do are the worst of it though, when there ain’t nothing to focus my mind on and it don’t help but wander where I don’t want it to.

Methos helps. You’d like him, I think, babe. You’d definitely like Richie, you two’d be up to no good in a heartbeat, joking around and playin’ with your dumbass dinosaurs.

But Methos is a good man and he makes me happy, if only for a little while. I hope you can understand that, and forgive me. I love you and miss you still the same, but I can’t keep hurting like this. Time to start living again.”

Zoe turned over the plastic dinosaur in her hands and ran her hand down one leg, wiping away the salty water that had fallen there. She felt a warmth spreading through her and she smiled. She knew Wash would understand.
 
 
 
The other Weird Al: Firefly - Naked Malaeron_lanart on December 7th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
I need those tissues again, please.

You have Zoe's voice spot on and I can see this in my head no problem. Good stuff.

(still don't have a Firefly icon besides Naked Mal)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: skyidontlikegravy on December 7th, 2011 09:19 pm (UTC)
*passes tissues*

Thank you hon! And I'm so happy that you can hear Zoe's voice - of all the crew, she was the last one for me to 'get' - I struggled with her for a while.

(And still not minding ;-p)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on December 7th, 2011 10:48 pm (UTC)
What's wrong with neekid Mal. Other than makkeikd Mal is distracting and it's hard to spell somtimes
The other Weird Al: Firefly - Serenityaeron_lanart on December 7th, 2011 11:10 pm (UTC)
There is nothing wrong with naked Mal (nothing at all :D) but I do now have another Firefly icon...
Ithithildyn on December 7th, 2011 09:39 pm (UTC)
Love this.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dino betrayalidontlikegravy on December 12th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you :)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on December 7th, 2011 10:49 pm (UTC)
Lovely sad "moving on" fic.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dino betrayalidontlikegravy on December 12th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you hon. Glad to see you back here, too. I'd noticed you leaving Kudos on my work on AO3, so thank you for that too :)
crashtestskater: DW Morgan weepycrashtestskater on December 8th, 2011 12:50 am (UTC)
Ooooh. Sweet. Very nice.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: dino betrayalidontlikegravy on December 12th, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
Thank you very much.
I'm a walking doodle: Highlander/Methosmad_jaks on December 22nd, 2011 04:58 pm (UTC)
You’d definitely like Richie, you two’d be up to no good in a heartbeat, joking around and playin’ with your dumbass dinosaurs.
Absolutely!

And Methos and Zoe - that would be a slow burn, but they'd definitely be close *nods*