Chapter 1- They Meet

Disclaimer: All characters and this verse belong to Joss the Boss. I just like to play with them a bit.

'She looks like her mother. '

That was the first thing that came to mind when Jayne saw the girl who walked into his bar. With long dark brown hair, big beautiful bro…no wait her eyes where blue, and as he looked at her face he could see that not all of her features where her mother. Her mother had a delicate bone structure with soft lines, deadly, but delicate. River's daughter had inherited her mother's grace, but the rest of her body had a harder edge to it. She had a body that showed hours of hard working out and training. She couldn't have been more than fifteen but, judging from the piece strapped to her thigh and the cold glare that she gave any man who looked at her to long, she could handle herself.

"Can I help you?" Jayne asked as she came up to the bar.

"Yeah, I'll have a shot of whiskey, and any information you can give me on Jayne Cobb."

"Well I can help you with info, but for the whiskey I be needing to be seein' some ID." He said with a stern look.

"Fine I'll have some"… she paused to look at what was around "water" She said with a defeated look on her face.

"So" he asked as he set down a bottle of water. "What does a pretty young thing like you need with an ugly old ex-merc like Cobb?"

"You said ex-merc. Does that mean he doesn't go out into the black anymore? That he has settled down?" The girl asked with a hopeful look on her face.

All at once the girls face showed him an eagerness that told him that, while she could handle a piece and had the nerve to enter a bar full of drunks and whores, she was still just a kid.

"I guess you could say he's settled down some. He owns this here bar and lives in an apartment upstairs. Though he does enjoy a good brawl every now and again with any drunks that get out of hand."

"Do you think I could see him? I really need to talk to him."

"Look girly, you ain't even given me a name or a good gorram reason why I should disturb the boss while he has a hangover, and he's pissed that the bartender is late for his shift. So are you gonna give me a name and a reason , or do you need to turn around and go back to wherever it is that you came from?"

The girl paused for a moment and looked him up and down. Then she took a deep breath and looked him in the eye with very familiar blue eyes and said in a voice edged in tension.

"My name is Annabelle Marie Cobb and Jayne Cobb is my father. Is that reason enough for you?"

A/N: So what do you guys think? This is my first fanfic ever so be gentle. I am looking for any input that you guys want to give for future chapters. So let me know if you guys want me to continue.