May 5th, 2006

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Firefly Fic: "Deuce of Hearts" [1/4]

Here it is at last, my Big Damn Firefly fic, which ended up clocking in at just under 22,500 words...

Title: "Deuce of Hearts"
Fandom: Firefly
Summary: When a member of the crew goes missing, Mal and Inara team up to bring her home.
Spoilers: None, really. Takes place at some non-specific time in the series between "Safe" and "Heart of Gold," pre-BDM.
Rating: PG-13
Author's notes: Written for andsheloves for truthsome_fic. This story is meant to read like a lost episode of Firefly. It's an ensemble piece and not overly shippery, but there's some Mal/Inara and some Zoe/Wash (and even some Mal/Kaylee, but Not In That Way) for those looking for Ye Olde UST.

My eternal thanks to carmen_sandiego for the beta and for the camaraderie and for talking me into doing this in the first place. And endless love and gratitude to _gruntle_ for additional betaing, moral support, hand-holding, and weapons and combat consultation. Oh yeah, and I shamelessly swiped two lines of dialog from The Empire Strikes Back, because Mal and Inara are so totally Han and Leia.

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Because the wonderful dutch38 told me to...

1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 161.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the sentence in your journal along with these instructions.
5. Don't search around and look for the coolest book you can find. Do what's actually next to you.

This was almost bad because I'm lying on my couch with the laptop rather than sitting at my desk, and while yesterday the coffee table was covered in books, today I did some straightening and put most of them away. At first all I could find nearby was a Serenity comic which totally does not go to 161 pages. But then I discovered a paperback buried under a stack of DVDS.

"Nanny Ogg nodded to herself, and wandered off and found a sufficiently big piece of cloth to cover the late Dr. Undershaft."
--Terry Pratchett, Maskerade
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