In the summary, I reference links to where in the time line this takes place, but if you're determined to read it without the history, I think you'll get the gist soon enough as well (but you should read them if you like Firefly. Go on *shoos reader* ;-) .
That being said, this story (which was supposed to be small) was done in request to terimaru's request for a little angst in her version of the Firefly universe.
If you're taking the time to read it, I hope you enjoy. I felt vulnerable with my fan fiction floating out there in the verse but not archived on my own site, so here it is... *g*
Chapters: Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 6, Chapter 7, Chapter 8