Title: For to give your heart ease
Warning: Spoiler for “Heart of Gold”
Summary: It’s not as though Mal didn’t expect this.
It’s not as though Mal didn’t expect this.
Nandi, after all, is not interested in love. There was a lot of sex in the whorehouse last night and very little of it was about love—mostly it was about life, about saying goodbye to it in advance.
There would be death, he’d known—himself, Jayne, possibly Zoe, possibly even Wash—but he hadn’t thought Nandi—
He listens to Book, watches the earth rain down on the simple coffin. Beautiful women aren’t supposed to die in battle, unless they were warrior-women like Zoe who did everything without a flinch.
It’s not about love. It’s about life, which he has and she doesn’t.
He wonders if, in the days to come, he’ll dream about her lying in this box, and knows now that he will.