Do I mind texting first? No, I will show that I care about you. Do I mind texting first for weeks and basically talk to myself for a whole conversation? Yeah, I kinda do. So forgive me if I’m done trying.
Even if you could do all those things, but how could you be someone who could do that? The world would know that you were the one that betrayed every last one of our partners. Betray the memory of Charles Vane.
Charles Vane is dead. I’d do it for us. It’s how it started. It’s how it’s going to end.
As the Serenity’s “muscle” and “public relations,” Jayne ostensibly affects more of the brassy, bravado of Gryffindor than the sleek, schemer image of Slytherin which exists in the cultural imagination. He struggles with cleverness and what to do with power once he gets it, but Jayne values the ambition, resourcefulness, and selective loyalism which define Slytherin. Jayne is blatantly ambitious; he sells his services (and frenemies) to the highest bidder or for marginally nicer bedrooms, and makes it blatantly clear he would usurp Mal’s leadership at any moment. He’s also resourceful, having a deep affection for his tools (Vera). Although Jayne’ “loyalty” is highly exclusive to his “people”, he is protective and cares very much how he is perceived by them: he hates the newcomer Tams as burdens to the crew, but would prefer to die with no one knowing of his betrayal; he revels in the adoration of being The Hero Jane, but hates the his fans would put his life before theirs; he is unapologetically self-seeking but loyal to his family back home, sending them money and they send him Slytherin-cunning headgear.
okay last one i promise but like: raven teasing abby when abby can't do anything about it. like just raven walking around in really tight/revealing clothing and making subtly suggestive comments to make abby squirm but like they're in front of people???? and then abby gets her revenge later ;) thank you so much by the way i love your blog and fics and obvi you don't have to do any of these if you don't want to but thank you so much
thank you so much! you are so sweet :) and sorry this took so long; last week kicked my ass, lol. abby/raven; explicit; set a few months after season two. and there is next to zero plot. whoops.
“Did someone call for a mechanic?” Abby pursed her lips to suppress a smile at Raven’s words, and leaned against the door.
“Not that I recall,” she said slowly.
Raven quirked a brow and looked past Abby into the open lab behind her. “Oh. Well, since I’m here now,” she lifted up the small toolbox in her hand and brushed past Abby, to go stand by one of the gurneys. “Anything else I can do for you instead?”
Abby couldn’t stop the smile that grew at Raven’s words, at her flirtatious tone. She closed the door and took a few steps toward Raven. “Did you have something in mind?”
Licking her lips slowly, Raven slid to close the distance between them, and gripped the open lab coat Abby wore, one side in each hand. She tugged a little on the material and Abby took another step closer, her nose nearly brushing Raven’s.
Raven’s eyes darted between hers, and then down to her lips. “I had an idea or two,” she murmured, and dipped her head forward to brush her lips against Abby’s own.