Mal and the crew of the Serenity still have days that just don't go smooth. You thinking of sexin anyone? River shrugged a lil'. On top of all that, he wasn't a man of status or importance. No man could weaken her resolve quite the way Mal did. Story Story Writer Forum Community.
Jayne had seen her and that young, skinny thing passin' off as a man.
In the middle of the night when Serenity is sleeping, dark things come and frighten them both, and they end up clawing at each other. She had been so shocked when he walked out. He's shaking with shame. She was angry for allowing herself to be used. She looked up into his eyes, waiting, anticipating. Blacked out and slept deeply, sapped by him of the heat that kept her from resting, too tired to have nightmares, too filled with anger to be scared. But it'll go away, and I hate it.