Written for Round 4 Challenge 1 of big_damn_quests as Zoe
Word Count: 202
How did you survive the toughest battle of your life?
It was Wash.
And it wasn't a gun fight, or any battle in the war, though some of those were damn tough.
Toughest battle I ever survived was learning to put it behind me, and to love again. Healin'. That's what he gave me, a chance to heal, to learn that there was still life worth livin', and that it could be damn fine too, despite all the horror that had come before - maybe even because of it.
Wash let me climb back out of the darkness into the light, let me see that love still existed and that I could still feel it, that I could still have it. Let me find me again.
Wasn't easy. Some are still caught in that place, still lost from themselves, living in the dark, doing penance. Wash gave me a chance at forgiveness, for myself and for the rest of the 'verse too.
Gave me the best damn years of my life.
Second toughest battle was leaving him in that chair. But he'd taught me what I needed to survive, and I have. And now, cause of him, there's someone new to love and learn with.
And I wouldn't trade that love for nothin'.
Word Count: approx. 3761
Summary/Spoilers: Set between Heart of Gold and Objects in Space. OC Character death.
Author's Notes: Well, it has been a long time! I think this mostly came about as a sort of catharsis piece after my grandfather passed away last month. That brought out a lot of emotions, and this kind of explored some of them a bit and turned into a quiet little fic. It just kinda...starts ;) Thanks go to my three wonderful Hearts of Gold, for reading and encouraging me throughout the writing of this: gilliebeans, terimaru, and charlie_bz, you ladies are da best!
( The Mood That Passes ThroughCollapse )
- Current Location:Work
- Current Mood: accomplished
- Current Music:Michael Nyman
I've always thought that this song was particularly well matched to Mal, and if I were one of those people who put together fan vids to music, I would totally do a Mal/Inara video for this song. I saw that someone made one with Serenity scenes, but I didn't care for it. Very few of the scenes they chose actually worked with the lines in the song, IMO. Too bad, 'cause I'd like to see a nice shippy video set to it. ETA: What am I saying? More like, nice *angsty* shippy video set to it ;) Maybe I'll have to write an *angsty* shippy fic based on it sometime instead.
Click the title to open the song in Spotify and have a listen.( "Behind Blue Eyes"Collapse )
- Current Music:Behind Blue Eyes - The Who
Spoilers: Set post BDM.
Author's Note:Woah! I seem to have drabbled, or something. Written for the Firefly Friday Challeng #001 - Childhood, though I cheated a bit and it's really more Children. Something actually came to me though, so, I ain't complaining. Just seein' if I can still actually write something here :)
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Every year, my whole family gets together sometime before Christmas day. We gather in the family room, with the tree glowing in the corner, order some Chinese food, and watch A Christmas Story. It doesn't matter that we all know all the words, or that we've all seen it dozens of times before - in fact, it makes it even better. We all laugh at 'Mommie's little piggy' and the pink bunny suit, at the furnace fighting and the traumatic Santa episode. Together. It's not just our Christmas movie, it's part of the family.