The Man With No Name

by Frostfyre [Reviews - 101]

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  • Teen
  • Swearing
  • Crossover, General

1. Prologue: The Oncoming Storm [Reviews - 17] (617 words)
For those of you familiar with the Firefly 'verse, the events of this story take place about six months after the movie Serenity. For those of you unfamiliar...well, it doesn't matter. I wrote this story for fans of Firefly, or fans of Doctor Who, or for people who'd never encountered either. I even got a few of my readers into BOTH shows...

2. Chapter 1: Unemployed [Reviews - 3] (2579 words)
In which the crew of Serenity seek to remedy their current cash-flow problems, and Mal worries about River's enigmatic words.

3. Chapter 2: A Brown Coat [Reviews - 2] (2658 words)
In which the Doctor discovers that wearing a long brown coat in certain parts of the universe can get a man into trouble...

4. Chapter 3: The Doctor [Reviews - 2] (2288 words)
In which Mal takes on an unlikely job, and Zoe discusses the finer nuances of the phrase 'shut up' with her strange new acquaintance...

5. Chapter 4: Trouble and Rain [Reviews - 4] (3099 words)
In which Mal, against his better judgement, accepts yet another mysterious passenger aboard his ship...

6. Chapter 5: Passenger [Reviews - 3] (1950 words)
In which Mal and the Doctor compare notes on the human tendency to wander off, and Serenity acquires a ship's counselor...

7. Chapter 6: First Impressions [Reviews - 3] (2187 words)
In which the Doctor encounters a ship as well-loved as his own, and Inara discovers that Companions don't hold a monopoly on enigmatic body-language...

8. Chapter 7: Underfoot [Reviews - 2] (2969 words)
In which the Doctor attempts to settle in with the crew, and discovers that it's a bit harder when there isn't a crisis on...

9. Chapter 8: Outcasts and Outsiders [Reviews - 6] (1933 words)
In which the Doctor discovers he isn't the only lonely lost soul in the Universe...

10. Chapter 9: Coercion [Reviews - 3] (4924 words)
In which Mal remembers why he never trusts fellow veterans...

11. Chapter 10: Helltown [Reviews - 0] (2058 words)
In which Mal rediscovers small kindnesses, and the Doctor discovers that, against all odds, no one remembers who Wyatt Earp is...

12. Chapter 11: The Monsters in the Woods [Reviews - 4] (3962 words)
In which evidence of meddling is discovered...

13. Chapter 12: A Little Bit of Trust [Reviews - 2] (2890 words)
In which Mal decides they may be in over their head, and hopes it's none of their gorram business...

14. Chapter 13: Pockets [Reviews - 1] (4871 words)
In which the Doctor creeps Mal out. Again.

15. Chapter 14: Snares [Reviews - 1] (3094 words)
In which the Doctor recalls that not all traps are obvious, even to his trained eye...

16. Chapter 15: Dead Man's Words [Reviews - 1] (3506 words)
In which things don't go smooth--as usual.

17. Chapter 16: A Little Less Trust [Reviews - 2] (5534 words)
In which Mal begins to add two and two--and gets five.

18. Chapter 17: Making Plans [Reviews - 2] (2614 words)
In which the Doctor drops a few more hints, and the crew encounters a few tools they'd really like to get their hands on...

19. Chapter 18: Identity [Reviews - 1] (3631 words)
In which one lost soul offers help to another...

20. Chapter 19: Before the Chaos [Reviews - 3] (4143 words)
In which some realizations--both good and bad--are made...

21. Chapter 20: Unmasked [Reviews - 2] (3880 words)
In which truths are revealed, and sacrifices are made...

22. Chapter 21: Uneasy [Reviews - 1] (2843 words)
In which Inara learns a few things regarding the nature of Time, and the Doctor picks up on the local slang...

23. Chapter 22: Human Nature [Reviews - 1] (3448 words)
In which Mal learns a few things he wishes he hadn't, and the crew meets the other passenger aboard Serenity...

24. Chapter 23: Conviction [Reviews - 2] (4857 words)
In which Mal stands his ground...

25. Chapter 24: Garden of Memories [Reviews - 2] (3541 words)
In which Zoe reaches and entirely new understanding of the word "possible"...

26. Chapter 25: Without Shield or Protection [Reviews - 1] (4115 words)
In which the nature of the mind's defenses is explored...

27. Chapter 26: Surrender [Reviews - 1] (5277 words)
In which the Doctor gets to implement his favorite plan of attack: surrendering.

28. Chapter 27: The Storm Unleashed [Reviews - 2] (2247 words)
In which several people discover why it's a very, very bad idea to make the Doctor angry...

29. Chapter 28: A Price to be Paid [Reviews - 2] (2141 words)
In which the Doctor offers his enemy one, last chance...

30. Chapter 29: Sacrifice [Reviews - 1] (1768 words)
In which a great Truth is learned, and a life is offered...

31. Chapter 30: Redemption [Reviews - 2] (2301 words)
In which things finally go smooth.

32. Epilogue: The Meaning of Freedom [Reviews - 21] (1447 words)
In which we come to an ending--and a beginning.




My very first illustration (and my first submission to deviantart ever) has now been posted. It's a bit of a dry run for my planned comic adaptation of this story. Check it out here: http://frostfyre7.deviantart.com/art/Mal-and-the-Doctor-120329258

And so we come to the end of "The Man With No Name." I'm still as proud of it as I was when I finished it more than a year and a half ago. Prouder, actually, since I've gone back and fixed a couple of plot holes. I've had many people elsewhere (and I'm sure I'll get it from folks here) beg for a sequel. My answer to that is: at this time I haven't got anything remotely resembling a plot. I would like to write a sequel my own self, but the fact is that I refuse to do so unless I have a good story to tell. I won't do a sequel for it's own sake--that's a mistake I'll leave to Hollywood. :)


I hope you enjoyed reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it. I expect, actually, you'll enjoy it rather more, since you didn't have the stress that comes with chasing down recalcitrant characters with a large stick and forcing them to talk. I hope you'll review, and tell me what you think.


Thank you for reading! Until we meet again, la revedere.