March 7th, 2008


Presumption of Guilt – Chapter 9/13

Title: Presumption of Guilt – Chapter 9
Author: mercsgoodgirl

Summary: Silverton banker Ambrose Murchison learns that fresh evidence will exonerate Jayne as his late wife’s rapist and murderer and takes steps to resolve the matter himself. Book visits the local Assay Office to learn more about the mining claims recently transferred from Dwight Powers to Murchison and Kaylee finds Simon has different priorities than she does.

Rating: PG
Characters: Crew, omc, ofc.
Pairing: gen
Warning: graphic violence, profanity and other grown up things.
Spoilers/Timeline: Immediately prior to “The Train Job”.
Setting: In the town of Silverton, on Santo.
Series: Presumption of Guilt
Disclaimer: All belong to Joss. I got nada but imagination.
Words: 3,000

Author's Note: As a kid, my two favorite TV genres were westerns and detective shows. I finally decided to tackle both in a mix I’ve thought of as “Firefly CSI”. Special thanks to maureen and evilmaniclaugh for excellent beta and their gracious guidance and to my own big_bad_man for helping me to pound out this convoluted plot.

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Cross posted to  ff_fanfic 

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