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A big Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend, "Merc"  cedeledeYou are amazing, so helpful, funny and way awesome. Loves ya lots!

I'm extremely proud that I managed to get this done. Your birthday fic prompt of "tattoo" is one of my shortest ever written! But I hope its okay. Unbeta'd.

Have a great day. xx

The whir buzzed like a swarm in her ear, and the stinging pain imbedded in her blade.

                The tiny vibrating needle dug through her skin and the pain, so close to her bone, felt unlike the kind she had suffered with in the past.

She hated needles, but this was one different, it was carving and scarring her skin with a promise of love and protection, not digging into her to purposely hurt her. It was to be a reminder of what she now had and what she shared and the blood dripping down her back, it didn’t just belong to her anymore.

She closed her eyes. The needle burrowed near the bone again and the pain shot through her shoulder, but the pleasure tingled down her spine and caused her to clench her abdomen tight and hard. Her fingers scrunched up into the pillow and she gasped.

It hurt but it felt so good.

The buzzing sound continued, but she didn’t listen to that anymore. He spoke to her, he laughed and stroked with his free hand while the other drew with the needle. She was lulled into a state of bliss and she lost all track of time.

She didn’t feel the needle pull away from her skin as the tingle and pain still stung. She didn’t hear him whisper in her ear “It’s done.”  But the cold smear of some gel spread over her shoulder and dampened the sting. The feel of his palm and his fingers gently touching her caused her to hum pleasantly and turn her head.

“Can I see?”

He nodded and handed her a mirror. River sat up from the bed and gazed upon her new piece of art. Her smile widened.

The dragon was coiled around her, strong and protecting, but the expression and detail in its face…it was like his. It was him.

He was bleeding.

“He will heal.” She said, feeling Jayne move her up into his lap. Like the dragon, his chin dropped on her other shoulder and smiled ever so slightly. “Thank you. I love it.”

“Ya gonna be stuck with it…and me for a long time, bao bei.” He rumbled gently into her neck.

She had no intention of getting rid of either.

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goddessofbirth From: goddessofbirth Date: May 5th, 2011 12:55 pm (UTC) (Link)
Oh...the image of JAYNE being the one to tattoo River is surprisingly sexy!
basched From: basched Date: May 5th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks G! :)

Got the picture of him inking her...in her room as soon as Cede gave me the prompt. I wanted to write more, but I kept as is.

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basched From: basched Date: May 5th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think she does! :)
From: cedelede Date: May 5th, 2011 05:51 pm (UTC) (Link)
EEEK! This surpasses anything I may have thought of with this prompt. I LOVE that Jayne was the one who gave her the tattoo. With her history at the Academy, I can see her having a very difficult (if not impossible) time allowing anyone she does not know to come at her with a needle.

And how the dragon represented him and he unconsciously mirrored it ....so perfect!

I am OVERJOYED with my birthday present! Thank you, thank you, thank you!
basched From: basched Date: May 5th, 2011 06:08 pm (UTC) (Link)

No thank you!! When you gave me the prompt, I immediately thought of Jayne doing just that! I wanted to convey the feeling of getting one done--or at least from how i feel--but also that it is special for River.

I wanted to write so much more...but I managed to tell myself no...it was good enough as is. I'm so pleased that you liked it!

I'm pleased that I managed to write it and get it posted on the same day. Others have not been so fortunate! LOL

Happy Birthday Merc. xxx
raven_40 From: raven_40 Date: May 5th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Short indeed (especially for you) but it has everything it needs. Lovely :)
basched From: basched Date: May 5th, 2011 07:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
It was short, weren't it?!! lol I shocked me ownself!

Though I have been known to do it sometime.

Thanks for reading and commenting.
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