Leven Kemal
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Joined 10-14-06, id: 1149736, Profile Updated: 01-26-10
Author has written 20 stories for Firefly.

All right. So I'm just this random guy, who finds himself committing random acts of Firefly fan-fiction. At least it keeps me off the street and - mostly - out of trouble.

These short pieces are sort of exercises while I work on a much longer piece, grabbing a chance to write here and there when I'm not distracted by home-schooling my two teenage daughters. (Update: The elder graduated Jan. '08. Yay! So the younger has my full, undivided attention. Poor thing. I'm actually requiring that she write a novel for English this year.) They also enjoy Firefly, and I've been running the Serenity role-playing game for them, their godfather, and their godbrothers. (Also home-schoolers, which is why we can spend a whole week-day pursuing education by exercising our imaginative powers. What percentage of your booty are you going to have to spend on ship maintenance, hmm? How many cubic feet do you have available for cargo? If you buy that sniper rifle, will you have enough credits left over to buy food? Would you describe Mal as Federalist or Anti-Federalist?)

Only problem with my kids liking Firefly is they read my stuff on FF.net, which means I have to leave out all (or most of) the racy bits... (But it's possible you could find something - still of a Firefly bent - on my LiveJournal ( ) if you're interested in that sort of thing yourself.)

To those of you who've reviewed my stuff and let me know you think I'm doing all right with the characters' voices, especially Wash's, thank you very much. The longer piece I'm working on is a novel told from Wash's POV, so it's reassuring to hear that I'm doing all right with his internal and external voice.

And, if you're interested, here are my stories set in order within the Firefly time-line (Please note that anything labeled "On LiveJournal" is rated NC17.):

A Question of Gravity

The Question at Hand

Sticking Point

Crew

In Vino Veritas

Her Toes, By Any Other Name

Games Pilots Play (On LiveJournal)

Cornucopia of a Day (On LiveJournal)

Honeymooning with the Neidermeyers

Whacky Fun (On LiveJournal)

Claims

Ground Pounder

Above and Beyond

Mad (On LiveJournal)

Positively Domesticated (On LiveJournal)

Snarge

Bit of a Mix Up

Kissing

One of Those Days

Little Lepto Lost

Holding Out

Perfect Fit (On LiveJournal)

Tangled (On LiveJournal)

Cold, Cold Ground

Dear Zoe

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Timing reviews
Set sometime after Hearts of Gold. Part of Zoe and Wash's on-going conversation about family.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Family - Chapters: 1 - Words: 585 - Reviews: 8 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 2/4/2010 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Little Lepto Lost reviews
A pilot has to make his own entertainment out in the Black. So does his wife.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,222 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 21 - Published: 12/8/2009 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Sticking Point reviews
Set early pre-series. Serenity is stuck dirtside, with major engine trouble. No one's exactly tickled about that fact, some lots less than others. In fact, for some, it's downright crazy-making. --3rd of 6 in a Mal & Wash story arc.--
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 9 - Words: 30,447 - Reviews: 12 - Favs: 18 - Follows: 3 - Updated: 11/22/2009 - Published: 11/16/2009 - Mal, Wash - Complete
One of Those Days reviews
A first-mate's days are always busy, but some are more harried than others. Especially on a beat-up old Firefly. Pre-BDM. Zoe/Wash
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,670 - Reviews: 3 - Favs: 8 - Published: 7/31/2009 - Zoe W. - Complete
Crew reviews
Pre-series, just after Jayne is hired, and before Zoe and Wash figure it out. Crew is kinda like family. Might not like each other, but you're still crew. Sometimes, though, it takes some kind of event, if only a minor one, for folks to figure that out.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,095 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Published: 7/17/2009 - Wash, Jayne - Complete
Above and Beyond reviews
Set pre-series. Wash attempts to get a crashed shuttle flying again under less than ideal circumstances. That he's nowhere near the shuttle is only the beginning of his problems. --Wash, Zoe, and Mal. A possible scenario for the origins of 'wife soup.'--
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,769 - Reviews: 16 - Favs: 33 - Follows: 2 - Published: 7/1/2009 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Kissing reviews
Kissing; never on the mouth. -A double drabble, set just after "Our Mrs. Reynolds." Wash/Jayne. And the SLASH between their names is there for a reason.-
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 211 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 5 - Published: 6/5/2009 - Wash, Jayne - Complete
Holding Out reviews
Just a drabble. Set right after "War Stories." Wash and Jayne have a chat.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 113 - Reviews: 6 - Favs: 5 - Published: 3/15/2009 - Wash, Jayne - Complete
The Question at Hand reviews
Set early pre-series. It's Unification Day. A captain, his first mate, and his new pilot walk into a bar... Wash & Mal, with a little Zoe. --Second of six stories in a Mal-Wash story arc, "A Question of Gravity" being the first.--
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,193 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 13 - Published: 2/16/2009 - Wash, Mal - Complete
A Question of Gravity reviews
Set early pre-series. Mal has a tough time taking his shiny new pilot seriously. Toy dinosaurs and eye-popping shirts? And yet, the man remains hired. Huh. --First of six in a Mal & Wash story arc.--
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 4,025 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 28 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/20/2009 - Wash, Mal - Complete
Honeymooning with the Neidermeyers reviews
A caper on a luxury cruise ship. Wash's and especially Kaylee's skills are vitally needed for the job. But of course, things never run smooth when Mal is the mix. Wash/Kaylee, Wash/Zoe. Written for the 2008 LJ Washathon.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,437 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 15 - Follows: 1 - Published: 8/27/2008 - Wash, Kaylee - Complete
Snarge reviews
Snarge - the mess that's left behind after a bird - such as a Crow - has gone through a jet engine. Someone's gotta clean that up, and manage the damage control after. Set during and just after "Train Job." Wash-centric. Wash/Zoe.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,497 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/17/2008 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Cold, Cold Ground reviews
Set shortly after "The Message." A brush with death can get folks to pondering the lives and relationships they've chosen. Zoe POV, and, just because it's me and I can't resist, Zoe/Wash.
Firefly - Rated: M - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,935 - Reviews: 20 - Favs: 37 - Published: 1/23/2008 - Zoe W., Wash - Complete
Claims reviews
Pre Series. Wash has been on Serenity for a year. He runs into an old friend, and discovers Zoe doesn't like others touching what belongs to her. Zoe/Wash
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,811 - Reviews: 21 - Favs: 46 - Follows: 2 - Published: 10/3/2007 - Zoe W., Wash - Complete
A Bit of a Mix Up reviews
Wash and Jayne swap bodies. Inspired by a prompt for the 2007 LJ Washathon. I never would have come up with this crazy notion all on my own, y' know. But! All is not simple silliness. There is, in fact, A Caper.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 11,742 - Reviews: 25 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 1 - Published: 4/15/2007 - Wash, Jayne - Complete
In Vino Veritas reviews
It's a rather large step from “I don't like him” to “I need this man to tear all my clothes off.” My take on how Zoe and Wash got from point A to point B.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor/Romance - Chapters: 2 - Words: 11,108 - Reviews: 34 - Favs: 64 - Follows: 11 - Published: 2/7/2007 - Wash, Zoe W. - Complete
Her Toes, By Any Other Name reviews
Lambietoes..? What's up with that? Great minds ponder the great imponderables. My mind ponders this. Zoe/Wash
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 750 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 22 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/15/2007 - Zoe W., Wash - Complete
Dear Zoe reviews
Could be post BDM. Wash has left Zoe a letter. And something else.
Firefly - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 916 - Reviews: 31 - Favs: 30 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/12/2006 - Wash - Complete
Ground Pounder reviews
Zoe lets Mal know what it means to live in the Black.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,830 - Reviews: 15 - Favs: 21 - Follows: 2 - Published: 11/3/2006 - Mal, Zoe W. - Complete
Back To Normal reviews
Mal, wondering about Zoe, thinking about Wash, after the BDM.
Firefly - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 342 - Reviews: 7 - Favs: 5 - Published: 10/29/2006 - Mal, Zoe W. - Complete