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12 June 2010 @ 04:19 am
Song Drabble Meme  
 Well, I did it. The 10 songs meme drabble! Here's how it goes!

Songfic Meme:
1. Pick a character, pairing, or fandom you like.
2. Turn on your music player and put it on random/shuffle.
3. Write a drabble related to each song that plays. You only have the time frame
of the song to finish the drabble; you start when the song starts, and stop when
it's over. No lingering afterwards!
4. Do ten of these, then post them.

14,000 Things to be Happy About – Troubled Hubble
The world owed them this. This new chance.
Goodbyes to the crew were exchanged and words of supposed wisdom were passed on and then it was finally time. Jayne heaved the last of their cargo onto the new (much smaller) ship and gave River a toothy grin. She smiled back and ran past him, ready to pilot their new home that would fly like a dream.
Closing the cargo doors, Jayne took a breath feeling both younger and older than he ever had in his life. But he was ready for this, they both were. 

Better Days – Goo Goo Dolls
“You ok there, Simon?” Kaylee’s hand enclosed his as she waved with her other hand. Simon sighed and smiled, watching his sister walking side by side with Jayne to their new ship.
“It’s a new start, Kaylee. She deserves that. And I think that he does too….to an extent.”
“Aww, Simon!” she gave him a peck on the lips and leaned her head against his shoulder.

Save Me –Remy Zero
They had both been broken and sloppily fixed in their own way. Both of them still drowned in their own faults at times, but it was their ability to save each other just by staying there for the other. No words, no real action, just being in each other’s presence was enough.
They trusted each other and understood each other ... which was more then what either of them could ask for.

Run – Snow Patrol
“Ready to go, crazy?” Jayne asked, his voice husky as usual. River turned a few dials and pressed buttons before gracing him with a cocked eyebrow and lopsided grin. “Question directed at me is irrelevant. The proper question is: are you?”
He rolled his eyes and flicked her exposed arm before leaning back in the co-pilot’s chair and closed his eyes. “Get us in the black, baby girl.” He could feel the rumble of the engine and he smiled to himself. He could not believe that he was this lucky. He got his girl, his own ship and galaxy full of opportunities. 

We Used to Be Friends – The Dandy Warhols
Heads were being thrown into tables, arms were being broken and a couple of people had lost quite a few teeth in the process. Janye happily threw the last of the offending bar patrons to the ground and clapped his hands together.
“See ya’ around old buddy” there was kick followed by a groan. “Last time one of you thinks your hands get anywhere near my girl, dong ma?”
River linked her arm with his and they walked out of the bar. 

I Would Walk 500 Miles – The Proclaimers
Time passes, people change, situations change…
But what Jayne loves best is that not much had really changed aside from the fact that he was happier. And the source wasn’t just money, guns and his mother’s approval. Those were still very important factors, without a shadow of a doubt. But now there was more.
She made him feel just downright better every morning (and every night, but that was a different matter all together). He would go miles to stay with her, if she’d still have him. And he knew that she would probably stalk him down if he ever was stupid enough to stray. The thought pleased him slightly. 

She’s so High Above Me – Tal Bachman
He’d been with women before. Lots and lots of women (not to blown his own horn or anything). But River was both the closest real and surreal women that he’d ever had. She was every single one of his senses, and was both beautiful and downright dangerous. And she wanted him; a fact that never cease to amaze him. 
He never believed that anything could happen, but it wouldn't be the first time Jayne had been wrong. 

You Wouldn’t Like Me if You Knew Me- Tegan and Sara
He was destructive and uncouth. She was technically crazy and just could not shut up when she was around him. Strictly speaking, they should hate each other. They shouldn’t even tolerate each other. Hell, they both knew that they hated people like themselves. But for some reason, time breeds tolerance. They weren’t willing to admit anything else.
There was still time. 

All The Same – Sick Puppies
She scared him sometimes. And Jayne Cobb was not someone easily scared.
But then again, he scared folks too but he still managed to find people who accepted him (most of the time). It surprised him to find that he had the skill to be the one to accept her for what she was, all her twists and creep-ifying imperfections. Because she took him for what he was.
And that was no small feat. 

Hands Clean – Alanis Morissette
The secret was just as thrilling as the relationship development itself. Starting from their co-dependence on each other during jobs to their late night meetings in the cockpit long after everyone else was asleep. 
One day, they would tell the world, River was sure of that. She loved him and she knew he loved her. But for now, it was best kept to themselves. It was only request he had made of her for now, not wanting things to get messy. But soon… and with a little glimpse into his mind, she knew he would be the one to tell the crew. And with a defensive pride to boot.

Please forgive the un-beta'd ness of the whole thing and the weird song order.  It is 3 in the morning and I was bored. 
Current Mood: amusedamused
DorothyL: Rayne iconrevdorothyl on June 12th, 2010 12:21 am (UTC)
Lovely! And I'm so happy you found such very appropriate ficlet inspiration in my favorite "Proclaimers" song, especially!

Thanks for writing these. :)
ophelia_winters: obvs shipophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
Woohoo! More Proclaimers fans! :D

It was a fun little thing to do for an insomniac, I'd love it if more people on this comm gave it a go! It would be crazy to see some of the songs that people would have to write ficlets too!

Thanks ♥!
goddessofbirthgoddessofbirth on June 12th, 2010 12:27 am (UTC)
I think I'm going to take up this challenge...
ophelia_winters: caseyophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 12:29 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to it! ;D
goddessofbirthgoddessofbirth on June 12th, 2010 12:26 am (UTC)
I like it very much!
ophelia_wintersophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 12:30 am (UTC)
Happy to hear it!
Howie: Raynehow_obscure on June 12th, 2010 01:22 am (UTC)
It's always impressive to me when someone can come up with little stories in so short a time, but you even managed to make most of them flow together! I especially liked Hands Clean and We Used To Be Friends.
ophelia_wintersophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! When "We Used to be Friends" came on I went "what the--? How in the world am I going to work with this?!" xD
It was a fun challenge though.
Howie: Raynehow_obscure on June 12th, 2010 01:20 pm (UTC)
It is a fun challenge. I was thinking of taking it on myself, since I saw you say something about wanting to see others' in a comment, but the first song on immediately made me think of a pairing in a fandom I've been wanting to try writing in so I switched and did all 10 for it. Whoops. ^_^ Perhaps, I'll try to do it for Rayne later today.
ophelia_winters: jayneophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
Oooh! Which fandom? If I know it I'd love to read what you came up with!
And do give Rayne a go. This really is a great quickie challenge for writers and not-so-much-writers (like myself) to do!
Howiehow_obscure on June 12th, 2010 01:25 pm (UTC)
Due South. It's Fraser/Kowalski. If you know the show, that would be slash...

I've got some things to do today, but I shall definitely do it sometime this evening.
ophelia_winters: david lolophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 01:28 pm (UTC)
I can't stop laughing right now. Honestly, it's been AGES since I've watched Due South but it's like all of a sudden, I'm seeing it everywhere! xD
I blame my Canadian friend, he send out Canadian vibes all over the place.
I may not remember it all that well, but what the hey! LINK ME! ;D
Howie: F/Khow_obscure on June 12th, 2010 01:31 pm (UTC)
Haha, those darn Canadians and their vibes. ;)

cedelede on June 12th, 2010 01:41 am (UTC)
Lol I tried this once and failed miserably. But every time I see one of these I'm inspired to try again. You did awesome by the way. I love the idea of Jayne and River taking their own path. I think "All The Same" was my favorite. River and Jayne are both rough around the edges, hard to take at times. Yet they accept each other. (At least in our minds lol) I loved the way you worded it. Great job!
ophelia_winters: sexyophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Yet they accept each other. (At least in our minds lol)
LOL! Hey! It's not our fault they they canceled the show and left us with a world of opportunities and crazy-possible plots!
Thank you so much for your comment, I was a little worried about posting something that was written so fast and not ever looked over once it had been completed.
I think the idea of Rive and Jayne taking their own path was my way of paying homage to amber's "Giselle" fic series. I love that series..
So happy to hear that you liked All The Same!
matchlightfirematchlightfire on June 12th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Beautiful job! And your icon WINS AT LIFE.
ophelia_winters: obvs shipophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 09:42 am (UTC)
THANKS! And also...I love to take up the chance to use my icon as often as possible! xD
Pia: jayne-icingheadidyllictorture on June 12th, 2010 06:51 am (UTC)
Very nice work. :D

I especially like "She's So High" by Tal Bachman since it's on my Rayne playlist. :D
ophelia_winters: leonophelia_winters on June 12th, 2010 09:45 am (UTC)
Thank you, kindly!
'tis quite a lovely song. ♥
and lol at your icon!
Amber: Firefly <Bad Guys>green_amberjade on June 13th, 2010 08:21 pm (UTC)
Great work! I enjoyed all of these, but especially the first one as I'm just in love with the idea of River and Jayne going off by themselves to pilot their own ship, as you probably no doubt know. ;)

Also the last one "Hands Clean" caused me to squeal out loud at the thought of Jayne being the one to tell the crew. Often, in fic, it's River who assumes that role, so it pleases me that this time it will be him.
ophelia_winters: spshul hellophelia_winters on June 13th, 2010 09:46 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much hun! I knew you'd like the idea considering... lol, here I'll just paste my response to a comment someone made about liking the idea as well.
I think the idea of Rive and Jayne taking their own path was my way of paying homage to amber's "Giselle" fic series. I love that series..

8D Also, that first song was already on my playlist for the ongoing fanmix I'm still working on. ;)
You know, now that you mention it...River usually is the one to inform everyone. You made my shabby writing feel SPESHUL! ♥