Title: Life Just Ain't Fair
Fandom: Buffy/Post Serenity Crossover
Pairings: SLASH, Xander/Spike, Buffy/Angel.
Disclaimer: Don't own'em. Joss does.
'Bottom line is, even if you don't see them coming, your not ready
for the Big Moments. No one asks for their life to change. Not really but
it does. So what are you? Helpless? Puppets? No. The big moments are
gonna come you can't help that. It's what you do afterwards that counts.
That's when you find out *who* you really are...'
River slowly, almost lovingly, ran a hand over the stasis unit. She remembered when she had been put in one. She hadn't liked it. She wonders if the Sleeper likes it even less than she had. Her brother looked over the readouts of the unit.
If she understood everything then Serenity was transporting it some place. She didn't, really understand everything that went on around her but she knew that the Sleeper called out to her. She could see it...
A blond woman, who could fight like she did, fought with a bleached blond male who had ridges on his brow. Yellow eyes gleamed with a feral bloodlust. It was a monster like the Reavers.
A different woman with blood colored hair and inky black eyes, was shooting lighning from her fingertips, and chanting in a long dead language.
Dusty books and ancient weapons surrounded an older man. A powerful aura surrounded him as well
Darkness, fear, despair...
Light, love, hope...
A hero's trails...Battles won, battles lost...
Dark, dark eyes that cried soundlessly for help.
River blinked, and then pulled back her hand.
"Help," she whispered.
Simon looked up for the control panel of the stasis unit. He had heard her whisper but not what she said.
"Are you alright, mei-mei?"
"The One That Sees...the Fallen White Knight..." whispered River with a tear running down her cheek.
Simon frowned in confusion. She was making less sense than normal even for her.
"He is the First."
Mal and Zoe stood at the back port of the Serenity listening to their employer's last minute instructions given to them by the well-dressed redhead woman.
"That stasis unit must not be opened under any circumstances. The delivery must be made in a week."
"We get paid on arrival?" he asked.
The redhead nodded.
"On delivery of the unit."
"Of course." muttered Mal. He had a bad feelin' about this run. It was the same one he had when Simon Tam had bought passage two years ago.
But Mal had a crew to pay and feed.
"My sister will be waiting, she will be the snobby looking blond. Trust me you won't miss her. I *can not* stress how important it is that you *not* be late."
"You have my word. The unit will arrive on time and in perfect condition."
The redhead's eyes narrowed, and for a moment Mal would swear they flashed black. She then nodded.
"Do not fail, Captain. The consequences would be dire," she threathened and then walked away.
Mal turned to Zoe.
"Am I the only one with a bad feelin' about this?"