DISCLAIMER: Firefly belongs to the genius that is Joss Whedon and not me. No money is being made from this and no copyright infringement is intended.
CHALLENGE: Written as part of the 1001 Nights Challenge - normality.
ARCHIVING: Only with the permission of the author.
SPOILERS: set between Firefly and Serenity.

A Feather on the Breath of God
By Celievamp


I played a trick on them when I said I had merged with Serenity that I had become the ship. Now I wish it was true. At least then I could still be close to her, she would still care for me, my Kaylee.

But it wasn't true. It wasn't possible. Not even for me.

They believed it though, if only for a moment. Even the Captain. He knows.

I am beyond the possible. A witch, a reader, a fox spirit.

I know things that I should not, could not know.

I hear things that have not been given voice.

I see things for what they are.

And I don't know if I can make it stop.

She's right to be scared of me. They all are.

It's not what I want who I want to be. I want to be a dancer. That's all. A feather on the breath of god.

I told Kaylee that I would take care of her, that I would keep her safe. And she believed me, even though she was so scared. Scared of Early. Scared of me. Since I revealed to her a little of what I was. Since she looked into the eyes of the Weapon. "No power in the 'verse can stand against me."

I didn't mean to scare her. I didn't think… I scared her so bad she won't even look at me now.

It seems my brother's not the only one who doesn't know how to be around girls…

The End

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