Pairing: Nandi/Malcolm Reynolds
Fic Title: The Hours in Between
Genre: Romance, character study
Why This Must Be Read: In a brief but richly detailed fic, Maystone gives us a conversation between Mal and Nandi in the time between his seeing her guns and running into Inara the following morning. The character voices are brutally honest and true, and the author does a fine job of understanding Mal's attraction to Nandi despite his feelings for Inara.
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