14 September 2009 @ 02:13 am
Firefly Fic: And This Leads You To The End of Your Days  
Title: And This Leads You To The End of Your Days
Series: The Drinkin' Series
Rating: PG
Words: 674
Beta: None
Disclaimer: Joss owns all
Summary: Last part in the Drinkin' Series; Jayne and River take the next step in their life; SAPPY; Written for onebrightmoment for the whedonland fic-fest



One night, they were layin’ together in his bunk, his arm wrapped protectively around her. It was something they had done a hundred times, if not more, but tonight was going to be different.

Turning her head slightly towards him, River whispered, “Jayne, let’s get married.”

Jayne paused a moment, before letting out a simple, “Okay.”

He kissed her temple and that was that. It was decided.

Time drifted on by and not much was said on the matter. That was, until the day they landed on that piece of dirt. As he gazed about the landscape, he knew he’d always remember this place. It wasn’t that it was in any way special. It wasn’t. Prairie land was what they called this. They had been on many a planet just like this one. The only difference was this was the place they’d promise their life’s to one another.

That day Jayne made sure to put on his best clothing, black slacks and a button up shirt. Wasn’t much, but it would do. River, though, was a vision as she walked off that ship. She wore a pale peach dress that flowed in the breeze and her hair was loose, just how he liked it. She had a gentle smile on her face and her eyes were abazin.’ As she met him on the ground, he took her hand, feelin’ awe. With a simple gaze back at the rest of the crew, they all started walkin’ to the church.

The ceremony was simple. It was why they picked this place above the rest. With a few spoken promises and a kiss they were married. As they lips parted and he looked into her eyes he swore there had never been nothin’ more beautiful in his life.

The celebration was found in a simple restaurant that served good hot homemade food and cold drinks. The two of them were plenty happy with it, but River’s brother though felt something was lackin’.

“You’re not who I would have picked for my sister,” he told him, “but now that you have her…” He shrugged and popped up a bottle of clear stuff that he had brought with him. Walkin’ around he table, he filled each of their glasses, before takin’ up his own. “To River and Jayne,’ he nodded at them. “May their happiness last their whole lifetime through.”

The rest raised their glasses and echoed his words. Once they were done, they took a sip of their drink.

Jayne acknowledged how much it took the jerk to say that and did the same. He scowled, resisting the temptation to spit. “This is awful!” He looked into his glass wonderin’ what in the verse it was.

Simon shook his head and laughed. “Better finish it. It’s bad luck on your marriage if you don’t.”

Jayne looked at River, who nodded her head and then with a quick glare at Simon’s loathsome face, he drank the rest. River laughed with glee and grabbed his face kissin’ him.

“My brave man,” she giggled, kissin‘ him some more.

Jayne’s lip quirked up in half smile. He thought he’d drink a whole bottle of the stuff if it made her happy. That wasn’t needed though. After that, they got back to the good food and later, some cake.

When they were through, Jayne took River’s hand and started towards the ship.

“You sure you don’t want to spend the night in some fancy place? Sure they got somethin’ half decent here.”

“No,” she shook her head, squeezin’ his hand tighter. She looked up and him, then at Serenity. “I want our first night bonded to be where we’ll live our life.”

Jayne looked at the old ship, seein’ it for the first time, as River did. His life, her life, their life. There. Forever.

His lip trembled and his heart near burst at the thought.

“Jayne,” she whispered with some worry in voice. “You alright?”

Yeah,” he said, gazing at her a moment, before givin’ her a sweet kiss. “Let’s go home.”

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( 6 comments — Leave a comment )
yours truly: firefly: riveronebrightmoment on September 14th, 2009 02:59 pm (UTC)
*dies from the schoomp* :D

awwww. sweet. they would pick a place based on the simplest ceremony they could find. (ha. I would too.)

I really enjoyed the progression of their relationship through the series- very believable. and I love how nonchalant their decision to get married is, I can totally see it happening that way by the time they get to that point in their relationship.

thank you!!
jellie_rayneluv: Mr.Bigjellie_rayneluv on September 16th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
Awww, that made me feel all warm and gooey inside. I love the way that River proposed and Jayne didn't even hesitate.

Excellent way to end the story. :)
柳树: FIREFLY/SERENITY - JAYNE [HAT]willow_reece on September 16th, 2009 10:04 pm (UTC)
Ya know, I read this and forgot to comment. =)

Tis great, a lovely ending. ♥
SunshineAlisunshineali on September 17th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
This was cute, but, what did Simon give them to drink? :)
the girl with the mousy hair // stark raving sane: blue raynean_ardent_rain on September 17th, 2009 02:43 am (UTC)
D'aww. Hee. This made me smile.

Great job!
Pia: river-pensivecloseupidyllictorture on January 31st, 2010 09:38 am (UTC)
I don't know how I missed this, but it was very good. Great stuff. :D

Edited at 2010-01-31 09:38 am (UTC)
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