Fractured Fairy Tale
Title: Fractured Fairy Tale
Author: Jedi Buttercup
Disclaimer: Whedon's, not mine.
Summary: Firefly. River, castle. 100 words.
Notes: LFFWS round 2, drabble #3. Set pre-series.
River never wanted to play princess with the other little girls. She refused the designation: she would never be a helpless figure, waiting behind crenellated walls for a knight in shining armor.
She never expected the prick of the spindle in her father's callused hand, never looked for poison in the apples her mother served.
*Doctor, doctor, behind the wall*
*Who's the smartest one of all?*
She has become the girl in the tower; she cannot rescue herself. She has but one hope left, words woven into letters like a ladder of hair.
Sooner or later, her brother will come.