Malcolm, drawn in PS.

[Caption: A realistic digital painting of Malcolm from Firefly. Portrait is from the chest up. Malcolm is wearing a rust red shirt with black sci-fi style suspenders. The left half of his face glows in a warm orange light. The right half of his face glows in blue light. He is looking to the right with a grim, stormy expression. The background is nearly black with hints of the same orange and blue.]

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You know what the first rule of flying is? Well, I suppose you do, since you already know what I’m about to say. Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘Verse, but you take a boat in the air that you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her in the air when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurtin’ 'fore she keens. Makes her a home.