Author's note: Just a short drabble I wrote a while back. Finals are over, so I'm posting this to celebrate the fact I passed Calculus I.

Disclaimer: I do not own Firefly, Serenity or anything to do with said series.

Malcolm Reynolds was ticked off.

A few weeks ago, they had been forced to purchase a cat. It wasn't an idea Mal liked, but the mice that had invaded the ship made it an absolute necessity. All those lovely nooks and crannies that made Serenity a perfect smuggling ship also made it mighty impossible to find and eradicate mice.

And so, a big black-and-white tomcat had become part of the ship's crew. Unfortunately, he hadn't counted on just who the cat would form an instant bond with it.

"Jayne! The cat is not a napkin!"

The cat looked up from Jayne's lap, glared at him, and went back to washing the protein crumbs out of its fur.

Jayne just kept on eating his sandwich.

Author's note: Well, what did you think? Review and let me know!