General Disclaimer: I am neither Joss Whedon nor Steve Franks, so therefore, neither Firefly/Serenity nor Psych belong to me.

A/N: Hi Everybody! So, this is my second Firefly fic ever and my first Firefly Crossover. It actually started as a response to both the "100 Themes" (which is why each chapter starts with a number and then the prompt), and the "Firefly, Could You Shine Your Light?" challenges at .com. Reviews are love, and make this Browncoat VERY happy.

Spoiler warnings will be posted when nessecary; spoilers for this chapter include the beginning of the BDM.

Thanks for reading,

~Galinda05

85. Spiral

"You look a might bit nervous, Miss Juliet." The Captain said as he clapped a large, rough hand on her shoulder.

"Well," she cleared her throat and began reassembling her gun, "this is my first bank robbery."

Mal let out a long, low whistle. "You hear that, Zoe?" He called over his shoulder, "We got two newbies on our hands today!"

"Two?" Juliet asked. "Who else is-?"

"River?" Simon asked his sister as he helped her climb up onto the mule skiff they would be flying once they reached Lilac, and their intended target: an Alliance payroll.

"I know." The real psychic replied with her usual simplicity. "We're going for a ride."

Juliet swallowed audibly. Mal didn't remove his hand from her shoulder; in fact, he tightened his grip as he spoke to River. "Hey little one. Understand your part in all this?"

"Do you?" River replied ominously.

"This is what I do, darling." Mal said to both of his new accessories to grand theft. "This is what I do."

Juliet rolled her eyes and rubber her shoulder once Mal finally let go. "This isn't what I do. Did."

"Come to think of it, Miss Juliet, you never did tell me what it was you did for a livin' back on Earth-That-Was."

Juliet strapped on another gun. A big one. "I was a cop." She mumbled.

"I'm sorry?"

"I said I was a cop. Police."

"Hot damn!" Jayne exclaimed. "You was a Fed, Julesie?"

"Jayne, the Alliance didn't exist five hundred years ago." Zoe said dryly.

"Oh. Right." Jayne extended a hand to Juliet and helped her up onto the skiff as well.

"Anyway," Juliet declared. "That doesn't matter anymore. Now, I'm one of you guys."

Jayne put a hand on her knee. "Well, Fed or not, we like havin' you."

"How's it feel to be on a downward spiral?" Zoe asked over her shoulder.

Juliet thought about that for a minute. "Not bad, actually."