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A/N: Takes place before Firefly/Serenity. There is a sort-of-maybe cross over in chapter 9, mostly it alludes to it. Judge as ye will.
1. Sad Day
It’s the most terrible day in the world and she will remember it for this gaping, stunning sky.
The sun is gentle, its caressing summer heat brushes softly against her cheek. The wind plays in her long hair and brings with it the scent of pink lilies.
The incense smells too sweet and she feels bile rise in her throat as her father turns dispassionate eyes on her. It isn’t seemly to cry. She swallows her sorrow and watches the sunlight through the smoke of the pyre.
It’s the most beautiful day in the world and her mother is dead.