A Door Once Opened Part 1 (A Firefly Fanfiction)River Tam was still out there, still a bit wonky in the head, but she just wasn't the fragile crazy girl she used to be. Miranda seemed to destroy that part of her, at least the fragile part. Maybe a bit of the crazy, too. The River living aboard Serenity now was a much more dangerous creature. She was lucid, sometimes far too lucid. Her access to their minds so deep that at times she would answer questions before they could think of them. And the energy that possessed her was phenomenal.A Door Once Opened Part 1 (A Firefly Fanfiction) by AlexaFen
There were days when she couldn't sit still, she had to be doing something. She was on the bridge, plotting courses and checking instrumentation; she was in the engine room, helping- and often times hindering- Kaylee with maintenance and upkeep; reorganizing the supplies in the infirmary much to Simon's displeasure.
She wouldn't sleep for days, the need to do things growing as the days passed. She had even taken up weight lifting with Jayne, hoping the exercise and Jayne's quite mind would help.
Cinderella Dreams by ZoraShe was widely regarded as the prettiest girl in Canton- but a lot of people steered clear of her because she always had her nose stuck in the air. "There goes Princess Zora," they would mutter as she passed. Even covered in mud, she walked like a queen; her bright red hair was pulled back into a messy bun, and her blue eyes stared defiantly back. Her dress hem was covered in mud- but she still elegantly held her skirts as she walked.Cinderella Dreams by Zora by MusesMultiPage
"She thinks she's some high and mighty Companion," one woman had commented. Right in front of everyone, she turned and said
"That is what I intend to be. Someday I will go to the Academy, and learn to be a lady. Men from all over the verse will ask to be on my arm and in my bed. I'll have beautiful things, and a home of my own, and friends- and I won't have to suffer the way my poor Ma and my brothers did- if I'm sick I'll be able to pay for healing-up. Who wouldn't want that?"
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