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Kaylee brings a kitten aboard the Serenity, and it immediately begins making Jayne's life miserable. One-shot.
- Very cute. I've read a couple 'Kaylee hides a cat' stories but this one was original enough that it didn't just feel like reading one of those again. (Is there a challenge somewhere about the crew hiding a pet from Mal? It seems to pop up a lot.)
The Jayne pov was well done and I really loved the score keeping by River - her warrior comment made me laugh out loud. It's just like a cat to spend lots of time with the person who really doesn't want it around.
My only critique is the word "sqoze" towards the end. Is this a typo? I'm pretty sure it's not a word, you probably should have used "squeezed".
Author's responseMaybe the word "squoze" is a regional thing; I use it for "squeezed" all the time, and it seemed like a Jayne-ish word to me. shrugs I don't know of any challenges out there for "hiding a pet from Mal fic;" it was just a rabid plot bunny that bit me on the ankle and demanded to be written. Glad you enjoyed it. :-)
- Hee hee. Itty bitty kitty bites. Go Dante; EAT HIS SKULL!!
If Kaylee really wanted to keep the kitten a secret, then she'd not have put a bell on it. The custom of putting bells on cats is to keep them from catching birds; cruel if you ask me.
If I didn't know better, I'd say that they're not keeping it from Mal. I'd say that he knows all about it and is pretending not to to annoy Jayne. ...or to keep the thing around as an auxiliary food supply.