Title: Positive Affirmations
Author: Susan /apckrfan
Disclaimer: I don't own any characters. They belong to Joss Whedon, Mutant Enemy, etc. No profit is made from this fic.
Rating: I'm going to rate it Mature just to be on the safe side for later parts. This part Mature / R.
Fandom: Firefly / Serenity
Characters: River Tam & Mal Reynolds
Word Count: This part: 3,551
Summary: Simon unwittingly altered things for River when sneaking her into the Alliance hospital for the tests. Now, back on Serenity after a spell of not feeling well, River's just completed a test of a very different kind and for once isn't too sure what the results mean.
Author's Notes: This is set post-Ariel for sure and set in some undetermined time in the near future after the episode (and AU after that). This is my first attempt at a River/Mal fic, but I sort of thought it would be him to step-up in this situation. You can hover over any foreign words to see what they mean. Things in both brackets & italics indicate a previous/earlier conversation. Just italics are thoughts from someone River's getting.