Title: Body and soul
Character: Malcolm Reynolds
Question: #2) Do you believe in ghosts or the supernatural in general? Why or why not?
Disclaimer: I have no rights over the character or person of Malcolm Reynolds.
Author's Notes: I'm sorry these are so late, RL intervened, but I'm all caught up now...
Comments: Craved. Con-crit always welcome.
Do I - ? Look, you let me ask you a question for a change. You ever been on a battlefield? 'Cause you wouldn't be asking that kind of thing if you had.
No point in asking a man who's spent time on battlefields whether he believes in ghosts. Got no need to believe in ghosts. You fight in a war, you live with ghosts. Day in, day out, surrounded by them. Some ain't even dead yet, but that don't make a lick of difference. You get to spot it after a while. Still walking around, still breathing, talking even, but there's just a way about them lets you know they ain't ever going to be leaving that field, that ruined town, that valley. Least, not under their own locomotion. They ever leave, they're going to get carried out, and their souls get left behind. Not sure a fair few souls belonging to bodies as do walk out don't get left right alongside to keep them company.
So what makes you think you got the right to ask me if I believe in ghosts? My ghosts, they're with me. The old ones, the recent ones, the ones I can see coming. Can't leave them behind. Don't know I'd even want to, some of them.