Title: Behold

Author: Secret-Agent-Omega

Genre: Romance.

Rating: K.

Pairings: Mal/Inara.

Location on Firefly Universe Timeline: Sometime Post-BDM.

Spoilers: Mal and Inara love each other. Gasp.

Summary: A poem for Joss' beloved Captain and Companion.

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Length without header: 1 page(s) at 12-point Times New Roman font; 118 words; 666 characters including spaces.

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Notes: I've been hoarding this one for quite a while, hoping to write a fanfic that it could be part of. Since that prospect doesn't look terribly likely in the near future, I thought I'd share. I'm still holding out hope, though.

Behold

By Secret-Agent-Omega

Behold the honorable thief,
Who loves a goddess manifest,
He holds her close in dreams each night,
And though he sleeps he finds no rest.

Behold the goddess manifest,
Who loves an honorable thief,
She feels his touch in dreams each night,
And though she sleeps finds no relief.

Behold the common longing felt,
They each desire their mating soul,
Together both would be complete,
Apart neither is truly whole.

Behold a junction in their lives,
Beyond which there is no return,
One path will part them evermore,
One leads to that for which they yearn.

Behold the goddess and the thief,
Their spirits now are intertwined,
Their hearts united come what may,
They meet the future undefined.