Author: Rhiannon - rhian_morwenna
Author's Note: Written for firefly100.
Simon clung desperately to hope. It was the only thing he had left on Serenity. Hope that River would get better, that they would avoid Reavers, that the Alliance wouldn’t find them on some God-forsaken rock, that no one would get hurt when the Alliance eventually found them.
Simon opened the box when he freed River from the Academy, from the tortures there. He only hoped that he had gotten to her in time, to prevent her from being a permanently broken young woman.
Hope was the only thing Simon had left. He didn’t know if it would be enough.