Title: Cunning
Author: hold-that-thought
Summary: An interlude on Serenity that's anything but serene.
Rating: PG-13
Spoilers: Through The Message.
Feedback: Greatly appreciated (APostModernSleaz at aol.com)
Archive: More than likely okay, but please ask first
Disclaimer: The characters used within are the property of Mutant Enemy, Twentieth Century Fox, and of course Joss Whedon. It's their sandbox, I'm just playing in it.
Notes: (Completed 3/20/04) Written for the Icon Drabble Challenge, per Lara's request, featuring Jayne's famous pink knitted hat.


"Mal!" Jayne thundered, galloping down the stairs at breakneck speed. "The gorram fruitcake done stole my hat!"

River giggled, keeping one step ahead of his outstretched arms. "Finders keepers!"

"Don't count as findin' when you go into a feller's bunk and root through his stuff, now give it!"

"Mine now," River said, grinning and pulling the pink knitted hat onto her head.

"Simon, your better half's being a pest."

"And you're handling it so maturely," Simon replied dryly, paging through his book.

"Looks better on me anyway," River said.

"Does not!"

Wash stuck his head in the room. "Ladies, ladies, no need to fight -- you're both pretty."

Jayne pointed at him and scowled. "Watch yourself."

"Well, you have to admit it's a feminine hat," Wash said.

"My mom knitted it for me! You sayin' my mom can't tell masculine from feminine?"

Simon looked at Wash. "Should we point out the whole man-named-Jayne thing now, or later?"