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Title: Heroic Rescue
Characters/Pairings: River/Jayne  
Genre:  Humour and FLUFF!! 
Rating:.Fine for all.
Summary: . It's Jayne Cobb to the rescue!  
Author's Note: This is for [info]ultra_fic  as a belated birthday present. She gave me the prompt  Rescue Mission. Woke up this morning and came up with this. It will be a part of my Little Star series but its also a oneshot so you don't need to know anything else...however you might be curious! It is not beta'd so there will be mistakes.  I also somehow managed to get this finished quickly...though the temptation to go on a tangent was very strong! Enjoy!

He heard their screams before he saw what was going on.

Jayne scowered the complex and crowd and he immediately saw them and shortly after, the cause of their distress. He cursed under his breath and shoved the people nearest to him out of the way. He ignored their protests and began to barge through the crowd at full speed.

Jayne took out his gun and actually considered taking a shot, but as he kept running, as more hun dans got in his way, he knew that it would make things worse. Jayne tripped, his arm lashed out and he brought down three people who weren’t quick enough to move.

Jayne yelled his usual obscenities as the screaming became more heightened. It was the only thing he could hear and it was heart wrenching. He was desperate now as he got to his feet and continued on his sprint through the crowd.

“Get out the gorram way!” he yelled, shoving a cart from his path and tipping it over. He felt some hands trying to subdue him, but he jerked away, his elbow impacting with someone’s face.

The scream was making him hurt, it was so painful for him to hear that he became more than frantic. Jayne was desperate. This was a rescue mission he couldn’t fail.

He yelled and bellowed for a clear path, but they still wouldn’t listen. Maybe if he shot a few people? 

His legs were beginning to hurt but it wasn’t going to slow him down. A few Feds tried to apprehend him, but they would never bring him down either. He floored one with a punch to his face, breaking his nose and the other he flipped over his back with a hefty throw before continuing on.

The scream was unbearable.

Jayne leapt up the stairs and he nearly collided with a man carrying a crate of live chickens, but Jayne turned round in a full circle and managed to avoid him. He was closer now, he was almost there but the rapid beating in his chest hadn’t diminished, the panic and fear hadn’t lessened.


Her voice cried out for him, he felt her own desperation in his mind. He leapt onto a stall, kicking and knocking the wares to the floor, and jumped from one stall to the other, somehow avoiding being tackled or taken down, before lunging up to grab the railing of the floor above. He swung to get a good foot hold and climbed along until he reached a pillar.

Then he pushed himself away from the railing and fell.

The screaming stopped and turned into happy squeals of laughter.

Jayne got to his feet and took out his gun to keep back the angry mob surrounding him.

“Ya wanna try it?” he warned, with a deep growl. They edged away and quickly went back to what they were doing.  

“You got it! You got it!”

A happy joyous cry made Jayne turn and he smiled.

“Sure I got it. Wouldn’t let my lil’ star down now, would I?

The dark haired four year old clapped her hands with delight when Jayne handed her the piece of string. Her wide blue eyes gleamed now with tears of joy as she tugged on it and made the butterfly balloon bob in the air. 

The pain and anguish in Jayne’s chest finally disappeared and instead he swelled with pride and joy at seeing his daughter so happy in her mother’s arms.

River smiled back to him and wiped the little pale face free from the tears and stroked at her long black tangled hair. 

“Seren…what do you say to your father?”  asked River as they began to walk back to the ship. The little girl was engrossed in the beauty of the balloon for a moment, gazing up at it in wonder and Jayne couldn’t help marvelling how much like her mother she really was.

His daughter then looked round to him.  

Xie xie, bàba for rescuing my balloon!

Seren blew Jayne a kiss which made him puff up even more with pride, but when River laughed, he scowled.

“Just don’t be lettin’ go of it again!” he sternly replied, jabbing a finger in daughter’s direction. Seren smiled and grabbed hold of his finger to squeeze it. “You lose it and I sure as ruttin’ hell won’t retrieve it for ya! Instead I’ll shoot it down and ya won’t have a gorram balloon! Dong ma xiao gui?”

Both mother and daughter stuck their tongues out at the same time in response and River quickened her pace to head back to the ship. Jayne quickly followed as he saw some Feds starting to come after them.

“Crazy…next time we can get her new one! I ain’t bustin’ my ass again for a ruttin balloon!”

“If you say so.” River’s voice sung in mockery.

“And if you do that mind trick on me again…making me do stuff…”

“It is not a trick, my-man-called-Jayne and it doesn’t make you do anything! It is merely a projection of emotion into your brain pan.”

“Whatever! Just don’t do it again!”

River sighed.

“It wasn’t me. Besides, you would still have done it, even if Seren didn’t persuade you to.”

She called that screaming emotion in his head persuading? Jayne should have known. 

With both his women able to know what was going on his head, it wasn’t much use in trying to fool them. He would do anything for his little star and crazy girl.

Even rescuing escaped butterfly balloons. 

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23 comments or Leave a comment
irishbrneyes From: irishbrneyes Date: March 24th, 2012 03:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! This made me laugh hysterically!! I swear I've got tears in my eyes just picturing Jayne running after a balloon. NICE! Great story, and it wasn't too fluffy. ;) I absolutely love their daughters name. It's so beautiful.
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 07:57 pm (UTC) (Link)
Thank you very much! nothing pleases me more to know someone enjoyed reading my stuff. That kind of a reaction was just what I was hoping for. :)

Seren is welsh for star. :)

freddiejoey From: freddiejoey Date: March 24th, 2012 03:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is beautiful. Love it to bits.
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 07:58 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thanks Freddie! I am pleased you liked it! :)
sunshineali From: sunshineali Date: March 24th, 2012 04:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
This was just adorable. What a cute fic and set up so well! Loved it! I could just see it happening and all the destruction Jayne would leave in his wake. All for his kids balloon. Very cool. Any chance of a follow up to show what happens once they get home? (See, I'm such a Rayne ficho.)

P.S., forgot to add that I LOVE her name. It's perfect.

Edited at 2012-03-24 04:11 pm (UTC)
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 08:00 pm (UTC) (Link)

Hey ali! Thanks so much!

This is a oneshot, so I won't be doing anything afterwards. Sorry. However, this is going to be part of a new series involved Seren. There will be more oneshots involving her!

So pleased you liked it!
ereshai From: ereshai Date: March 24th, 2012 04:30 pm (UTC) (Link)
Fluff? I have an icon for that!!

I am very impressed by the speed with which you wrote this wonderful little story :)
Now I must find the rest of this series.
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)

I LOVE that icon!! LOL I so want it!

And yeah...it was a bit fluffy wasn't it?

There is only one other story in this new series. It's called Excessive measures. I don't know if you've read it or not... but if not, please do take a look.


ereshai From: ereshai Date: March 24th, 2012 08:50 pm (UTC) (Link)
You are welcome to share my icon :)

I have read Excessive Measures before...I knew the name Seren was familiar! Definitely worth another read. I love Jayne in overprotective mode ;)
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 11:24 pm (UTC) (Link)

It is an awesome icon! It's so damned fluffy! Looks like a tribble after a blow dry! LOL

:) I'm pleased you've read the other one. Those two are the only ones so far in the series. I do hope to do more! :)

Much love for the comments!
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basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 08:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Aww! Thanks! i'm so pleased that you liked it!

Thank you for the prompt! yeah its fluff, but we all need it now and then!

*hugs backatcha*

glad you liked the name...Seren is welsh for star! But you probably knew that. :) Sweet!
raynesupreme From: raynesupreme Date: March 24th, 2012 06:22 pm (UTC) (Link)
So cute. I love "it wasn't me". Jayne would be just a touch overprotective as a father, no? Very clever. I loved it!
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 08:19 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you very much! It does make me happy to know people enjoy my stuff.

As for Jayne being an overprotective father?

http://basched.livejournal.com/2874.html If you haven't read already. :)

Cheers muchly for your kind comments.
raynesupreme From: raynesupreme Date: March 24th, 2012 08:41 pm (UTC) (Link)
OMG! I just read this the other night! So great! Love this part.... “This here is Yasmin! Vicious, opinionated but so beautiful! She aint afraid of cuttin’ deep an’ don’t ever be afraid to use her…a great ally an’ plus she scares bad guys real mean like! She‘s deadly if ya don‘t treat her right.” Seems like Jayne has a "type" after all, cause that sounds a lot like his baby mama!
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 11:18 pm (UTC) (Link)

Yay! I'm glad you read! And yeah...he does have a type! lol
tanama31 From: tanama31 Date: March 24th, 2012 07:06 pm (UTC) (Link)
i love this story i hope there are more of this series
basched From: basched Date: March 24th, 2012 08:27 pm (UTC) (Link)

Thank you very much!! :) At the moment there is only one other oneshot at the moment in this series.

There is a link in my other replies to this fic. If you'd like you can take a look. )

Again much thanks!
night_lotus From: night_lotus Date: March 25th, 2012 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
I adored this!! It made me giggle with delight, given Jayne's predicament.

Seren certainly has her daddy wrapped around her little finger.

Again, this was absolutely delightful, B.

basched From: basched Date: March 27th, 2012 10:10 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much H!!! I'm so thrilled that you liked it!
eneumann From: eneumann Date: March 25th, 2012 06:31 pm (UTC) (Link)
This is adorable!!! :) B, you've done amazing work here.
basched From: basched Date: March 27th, 2012 10:11 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks very much! Glad you enjoyed reading it.
goddessofbirth From: goddessofbirth Date: March 26th, 2012 12:43 am (UTC) (Link)
<3 Love it! So sweet!
basched From: basched Date: March 27th, 2012 10:16 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks G! :)
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