Title-Love and War

A/N: this is my first story so please read and review.. sorry if there are mistakes but I did my best to proofread it

Chapter 1. Fun and Games

"FRAK!" Captain Lee 'Apollo' Adama shouted as light poured into the newly opened curtain of his bunk. As soon as his eyes adjusted to the light, he saw the trademark smirk that could only be from the one and only Starbuck.

"Oh! Looks who's finally up!" Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace said cheerfully.

"Ugh!" Lee rolled over and to face the wall. He had just gotten to sleep about two hours ago, after coming from a long patrol that he had to cover for one of his pilots. The last thing he wanted to do right now was wake up and go for his morning run with Kara.

"Oh, come on Lee!" Kara said as she pulled the blankets off his bed trying to get him up. He had a pair of tanks on and his flight suit was still around his waist. "Looks like you covered Hotdog's patrol last night. He threw up all over the place last night in the Rec Room."

"Yeah, well someone had to do it." Lee said as he climbed out of bed and pulled his running shorts and a fresh pair of tanks out of his locker. "So why are you so happy this morning?" he added as he turned to face Kara.

Kara just opened her locker and showed him the new pile of winnings that she had won the night before.

"Well it looks like you had a better night then me." Lee said as he yawned.

"Yup!" She winked at him as she threw a dirty pair of socks at him.

"Gee! Thanks Kara. I really wanted a new pair of socks." Lee smiled as he threw them in his locker and shut it. "So shall we?"

"Are the trying to poison us now?" Kara said as she pushed the food around on her plate. "I can't even tell what it is anymore."

"Yeah, well eat it. We don't need you to pass out from hunger later." Lee said as he tried to eat his breakfast without gagging.

Kara put a generous helping of whatever it was on her spoon and SPLAT! It hit Lee smack in the middle of his forehead. The whole room fell silent except for Kara who was laughing hysterically. Lee just picked up his bowl, dumped it on her head and ran out of the mess hall like the worlds were ending again. Kara quickly got up and sprinted after him. After chasing Lee for about 2 decks they bother finally stopped to catch their breath.

"So mister CAG, what are the plans for the day?" Kara said looking at him.

"Well I have to finish the mountain of paperwork on my desk, and you are have to cover Kats CAP in…" he stopped and looked at his watch, "…about 20 minutes. So you better hurry up and get to the flight deck because I heard that the CAG has a real stick up his ass and hates it when his pilots are late." He said with a smile.

"Frak Lee! Why didn't you tell me earlier?" she huffed.

"Well, since you had so much energy this morning I figured that I would volunteer you. Plus, 20 minutes is more then enough time to get ready, as long as you run."

Kara took off running down the hall.

"Oh, yeah and Kara" he called after her, she stopped and turned around. "You have to take Hotdog's Viper because uh… well… I kinda blew out one of your engines last night. And mine is still down for repairs." He added with a smile.

"Frak you Lee!" she said as she gave him the finger.

"Yeah, you wish Kara."

CAP long and uneventful. When she got back she threw her helmet to Cally and took off for the shower. After her shower she headed for the CAG's office. When she knocked on the door she didn't get an answer, so she went in. She saw Lee fast asleep with his head on a stack of papers. This was an opportunity that she could not pass up. She walk around his desk licked he finger and swirled it in his ear.

"What the frak was that for?" he said as he hit the floor in shock. Kara was laughing to hard to answer.

"Lee how many times do I have to tell you no sleeping on the job?" she said as soon as she caught her breath.

"Yeah, well it sounds a lot easier then it is."

Kara reached down to give him a hand, but instead of getting up he pulled her down and pinned her. He stuck his tongue out at her and got up.

"So, what time do you get off today?" Kara said getting up.

"Same time you do" he replied. "So I heard there's going to be a big triad game in the rec room tonight. You gonna go?"

"Yeah, I heard that to. Guess the nuggets want to win back all the stuff I took from them last night. So, yeah all be there. You going?"

"Yeah, I'll be there. But, for now I have a lovely stack of paperwork here that was so kindly dumped on my desk by a certain lead pilot of mine." He glared at her trying to look angry.

"You can thank Col. Tigh for that because I was just the delivery service."

"So, what are you going to do since your done with you shift for the day?" Lee asked.

"Well, I uh…don't really have any plans. But bugging you right now sounds pretty good to me."

"Yeah, well I'm CAG and since you have to do what I say…" he trailed off and handed her a stack of papers.

"No way Lee! I hate paperwork!"

"Yeah well so do I, and I'm the CAG so you have to do what I say" He smiled. "Plus, the sooner we get this done the sooner I can kick your ass at the triad game."

A few boring hours later Kara and Lee headed to the rec room to see how the triad game was going. Helo was currently winning.

"Hey guys!" Helo said calling them over. "Why don't you guys join in on the fun. The rest of them are running out of things to bet so we need a few more player."

Lee and Kara walked over and pulled up some chairs.

"So, you guys ready to lose the rest of your money?" Kara asked the almost broke nuggets at the table. "Because I'm sure feeling lucky tonight!"

Lee just rolled his eyes and picked the bottle of the chief special brew up off the table and poured Kara and himself a shot.

Several hands and a few shots later Kara, Lee and Helo's winning were pilled up in front of them. The nuggets had dropped out of the game so it was only them and Kat left.

"Well, I have an early shift tomorrow" Kat said as she got up. "You guys have fun."

"Well, as much as I like taking your money boys" Kara started, "this is getting a little bit boring, so lets up the stakes."

Helo and Lee gave her a quizzical look.

"What do you suggest 'Buck?" Helo said.

"Well, I was thinking we play for dares." She gave a wide grin.

"I'm in" Helo said as he turned to look at Lee, "Apollo, you in?"

"Yeah, sure what's the worst that could happen? Right?"

Kara and Helo just looked at each other and smiled. A few minutes later Kara won the first hand.

"So boys who's it gonna be first?" she said with a devilish grin.

Helo and Lee just stared at each other hoping that Kara wouldn't pick them, they knew that she already had a plan.

"Humm… let's see … alright … Helo your up" Kara smiled widely. "Strip!"

Helo's face went blank. He pulled off his clothes and sat back in his chair shifting uncomfortably.

"I'll get you back for this!" Helo stated.

"Yeah, sure you will. Just like you got me back that time where you got drunk at the bar and…" Kara started sarcastically but was abruptly cut off by Helo.

"Wow, now I uh… think you should shut up Kara." Helo said. Kara just smiled and downed a shot.

Helo won the next hand.

"So Kara…" He started "The CAG here looks a little bored, and if I remember correctly you know how to give a pretty good lap dance. So why don't you go entertain him with your almost famous lap dance?"

"Alright." Kara said with a smirk, she got up and walked over to Lee. Lee blushed and couldn't look her straight in the eye. So Kara gave him a nice long lap dance. Lee was quite red and Kara just laughed.

"Well guys it been fun. But, I have to actually get up in the morning to cover Hotdog's shift since he's still sick." Lee said. He wanted to get out of there as soon as he could.

"O come one Apollo one more hand?" Helo said.

"Well I guess one more hand wont hurt."

Helo won the next hand. He look and Lee and smiled.

"Since this is you last hand I guess we can't let you leave without some fun" Helo started. "So since Kara gave you a nice lap dance why don't you go repay her with a little kiss?"

"Alright." Lee said he didn't think it was a big deal. So Lee walked over and gave Kara a kiss on the cheek.

"Apollo, that's not what I meant. I meant a real kiss… for lets say umm 2 minutes?"

Kara and Lee just looked at Helo blankly. There was a brief silence before Helo started again.

"So, um Apollo that kiss…" Helo said egging him on with a big grin on his face.

"Well I guess I might as well get this over with." Lee said and walked over to Kara who stood up.

"Go" Helo started the time. Lee hesitated for a second before kissed her. At first Kara made sure not to do anything, but she finally gave in and kissed him back. She dug her hand into his hair and he pushed her up against the wall. Everyone in the rec room stopped and stared at them in disbelief.

"Alright two minutes is up… now." Helo said.

Kara and Lee broke apart instantly and avoided eye contact. Both were trying to catch their breath.

"Umm…" Lee started, "I uh… got to go now." Lee exited the room quickly.

Everyone in the room slowly went back to what they were doing.

"Yeah, well it been fun but I have early shift tomorrow too, so see you later Helo." Kara said and left the room. Helo put back on his clothes.

The next day Kara and Lee went for their morning jog together, but it was silent pretty much the whole time. When they got back they both took a shower and went their separate ways. They didn't see each other very much during the day because they were both pulling extra shifts, five pilots were sick with stomach flu. The next week or so went on like that, both were to tired to even talk by the end of the day.

TWO WEEKS LATER

Lee and Kara were on their morning run together. Kara turned the corner and saw that the corridor was empty and sprinted down it. When she got to the end she turned around because she didn't hear Lee behind her.

"Kara…" Lee said weakly and he staggered around the corner, "I don't feel…" He collapsed.

Kara ran over to him and knelt down beside him.

"Someone call a medic!" she yelled.

TBC