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FIREFLY: Engine Out of Sight (Zoe & Kaylee)

brynnmck organized forbeingawesome for sdwolfpup since she is, after all, awesome.

Title: Engine Out of Sight
Author: voleuse
Fandom: Firefly
Characters: Zoe & Kaylee
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: Scenery is everything inside the barrel of a gun.
Notes: Pre-series



The war hadn't touched Kaylee's life, not much. Zoe could tell, because Kaylee wrinkled her nose at week-stale tea, and she winced when Zoe cleaned out her guns, one by one, on the counter next to the stove.

And when, on the wrong side of the wrong street on Persephone, some shiong mao niao kid slammed Kaylee into a wall and pressed a barrel against her chin, Kaylee whimpered and raised her hands.

It was, Zoe thought, a natural, normal reaction. What folk should do when life and livelihood were threatened.

Zoe twitched her lips and reached forward, snatched the gun out of the kid's hand and rammed the butt of it into his temple.

Maybe she wasn't normal anymore. She pocketed the ammo and tossed the gun into a trash bin, and Kaylee skirted around the kid with wide eyes.

"That was," Kaylee said, "real brave. You learn how to do that during the war?"

She hadn't, but she said yes anyway.


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A/N: Title and summary adapted from Jeffrey Foucault's "Wild Waste and Welter."

Originally posted to forbeingawesome.

Comments

( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
musesfool
Sep. 2nd, 2007 12:56 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely.
ainsley
Sep. 2nd, 2007 04:04 am (UTC)
Ouch. Makes me wonder about Zoe's past, and not want to know.
sheepfairy
Sep. 2nd, 2007 04:46 am (UTC)
Oh, so pretty! The Zoe characterization is just perfect.
squarked
Sep. 2nd, 2007 04:27 pm (UTC)
:D
dodo31
Sep. 2nd, 2007 10:12 pm (UTC)
♥ I love good Zoe fic. Zoe and Kaylee interaction is so relatively rare that this is even more wonderful.

The Doctor Who fan in me is squeeing a little at your music choice.
dotfic
Sep. 3rd, 2007 02:13 pm (UTC)
Wow, yes. Zoe. Kaylee. Exactly.
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