Prompt: writerverse challenge #28 august table of doom #06
Band: Trout Fishing in America
Lyric(s): You can never seem to lose them, dragons never die/Dreams are only dreams ‘til you look them in the eye (“Dragons in the Sky”)
Word Count: 202
Pairings: Jayne Cobb/River Tam
Summary: It’s not a wearin’ ring, but it gets the job done.
Note(s): originally posted to the writerverse wv_library
With This Ring
“You know what I’m plannin’ on askin’, don’t you?” said Jayne, softly. “Must be easy to Read, by now.”
River smiled. “I would know without Reading you, my Jayne.”
“Maybe you would,” he agreed, smiling back. “But I still wanna ask it proper. Miss River Tam, will you marry me?”
“Yes!” she cried, beaming. “Yes, of course I— Oh.”
River gasped as he held out the box containing the gleaming round gunsight, and Jayne frowned.
“Ain’t a wearin’ ring, I know,” he said. “But it’s… you’re not changing your mind, are you? I thought you knew what this meant and I—”
She cut him off with a kiss. “It’s beautiful,” she said. “She just never imagined that she would have this. A ring, a promise.”
“Hey, now,” said Jayne. “Didn’t think I’d have all that either. An’ never with a fancy Core-bred girl like you. But here I am, askin’. You still sayin’ yes?”
River nodded, still looking down at the gun sight. “Unexpected occurrences are more difficult to process, but eventually the brain will realign.” She looked up at him, beaming. “She will be Mrs. Cobb.”
He laughed, delighted. “Someday soon?”
“Someday very soon,” she promised, and kissed him again.