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Dance With Me (Firefly, Rayne, Post BDM)

Title:Dance With Me
Fandom: Firefly
Series: Pitter Patter
Series Part: somewhere before No Pitter Patter of Little Feet
Author: truthmaker
Characters: River, Jayne, with a splash of the whole crew
Pairings: Rayne
Rating: PG
Setting: Post BDM
Word Count: 554
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em and couldn’t afford ‘em if I wanted to.
Beta: Unbetaed, All mistakes are mine.
Summary: This was inspired by the prompt: River wants Jayne to dance with her in the Rayne Comment Ficathon (Back in January 2011) so just a bit late ;-)

“Dance with me?” Simon turned to his sister, River, as she made her request.

Simon appeared ready to accept when Kaylee interrupted. “Sorry honey,” She apologized to River as she hooked arms with the boyfriend, “I need to borrow your brother.”

Any protest Simon had died on his lips at the lustful look on the mechanic’s face. Those same lips curled into a silly grin as he allowed himself to be led from the dance hall.

River turned to the remaining crew. Bypassing Jayne she approached her Captain. “Dance with me?” she asked again in a slightly more pleading tone.

“Sorry little albatross,” He apologized before he turned his gaze onto his companion for the evening and continued, “But a beautiful lady beat ya too it.” Inara met his eyes and smiled at the complement. Finally, after tearing his eyes from the Companion he added, “And now I’m too tuckered out to move.”

River turned to the last member of the crew and tried again. “Jayne, dance with me,” She almost begged.

Mal, seeing the look of doubt on his merc’s face decided to intercede. “Jayne,” he said in his most Captain-y voice, “Dance with the girl.”

“Ah Mal, do I hafta?” Jayne whined back.

“Jayne, dance.” Mal answered in a tone that signaled the discussion was ended.

Mal didn’t bother to hide his grin as the merc slowly rose to his feet and then was half led and half dragged onto the dance floor by the little wisp of a girl.

They danced awkwardly around the floor until Jayne was sure they were out of sight and River agreed the rest of the crew was otherwise occupied. The distance between them quickly evaporated and their formal dance was replaced by something much more intimate. They made their way, slowly, to a darkened corner already occupied by other couples much more interested in their partner than the music.

They danced in silence for a while. His hand made lazy circles on her back. Her head rested against his chest. He didn’t want to break the moment but he had something that needed to be said.

“I don’t know how you worked this out baby-doll,” He spoke just loud enough for her ears alone. “But thanks.”

She leaned her head back, intertwining her hands behind his neck to support this new angle. “She is a genius.” He chuckled at her simple statement. “She also had assistance, two co-conspirators.”

“Two huh?” He didn’t sound surprised. “I suppose they should get rewarded.”

She nodded her agreement before responding. “Kaylee would love strawberries. Inara would accept perfume.”Seeing the look of panic in his eyes she let out a chuckle of her own before adding. “She…” Pausing to collect the though she started again, “I will assist with the perfume.”

He knew the effort that statement took and his face lit up with awe. She basked in it for a moment before reaching up on her toes and stealing a chaste kiss from his lips. His awed expression disappeared replaced by a look of sheer surprise.

Realizing her mistake she looked down, embarrassed. “She has violated his rule, no kissing on the mouth.” She fumbled through the words trying to make her contrition show. “She is sor…”

Her words of apology died; swallowed up as his lips covered hers.


( 18 comments — Leave a comment )
May. 25th, 2011 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh, I remember when you posted this for beta read! I still love it!! Not much better than a crafty River and Jayne, and I adore first kiss stories!
May. 26th, 2011 01:43 am (UTC)

Had a few things I didn't like when I put it up for beta. Finally just decided to post it as is since I couldn't figure out how to make it better.
May. 25th, 2011 08:11 am (UTC)
That was sweet, and Cheers to helpful co-conspirators! Thanks for giving me the first smile today. :)
May. 26th, 2011 01:44 am (UTC)
Glad to oblige.
May. 25th, 2011 09:41 am (UTC)
Haha! That was pretty cunning! Mal actually ordered Jayne to be with River :D Such a sweet ending, loved it :)
May. 26th, 2011 01:45 am (UTC)
And don't think it won't come back to haunt him ;-)
May. 25th, 2011 02:28 pm (UTC)
AW! Very shiny! They are so adorable together. Love the co-conspirators and the rewards. :D
May. 26th, 2011 01:47 am (UTC)
Oh yes. No good deed should ever go unpunis... err, unrewarded. Yeah, rewarded. ;-)

Edited at 2011-05-26 01:47 am (UTC)
May. 25th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)

Nicey nice Truth!! Crafty plan and well done to Inara and Kaylee! They do deserve nice presents for helping out the new couple!

I enjoyed this a lot man! thumbs up for sure!
May. 26th, 2011 01:48 am (UTC)
Thank you.
May. 25th, 2011 04:21 pm (UTC)
Awww! This was sexy sweet! And adorable. Awesome scene!! Love that Inara and Kaylee were in on it!
May. 26th, 2011 01:50 am (UTC)
I was going for fluffy purdy but I'll take sexy sweet ;-)
May. 25th, 2011 05:56 pm (UTC)
Awwww! I so needed a happy fic like this right now. I love when River's sneaky and a surprised Jayne that leads to a kissing Jayne is always a favorite in my book. :)
May. 26th, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Glad I could help :)

May. 26th, 2011 05:54 am (UTC)
He he he...yep, the ladies will need to be properly rewarded for their aid in River's plans. Though I can just imagine Jayne's face when he gets dragged along for the shopping trip!!

Awesome little bit of bait 'n' switch, Ultra!
May. 26th, 2011 06:00 am (UTC)
I'm sure River will defend him from those dangerous scents. ;-)
May. 26th, 2011 06:15 am (UTC)
Whoops...sorry about the wrong ID tag, Truth :S
Dec. 31st, 2011 08:32 pm (UTC)
Sugary sweet! I love it when they both get crafty and tricky to be together. :)
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