A Battlestar Galactica (2005) Fan-fiction Story Author: Jason Thompson April 28, 2006
Disclaimer:Once upon a time there was a guy he wrote a story with characters and settings he didn't own, but he put a disclaimer on his story and that made it a little less illegal. Galactica is owned by Universal, Sci-fi Channel, Glen A Larson, David Eick and Ronald D Moore.
Category:AU; L. Adama/Kara, W. Adama/Roslin/Cain, Karl/Caprica!Sharon, L. Adama&Karl&C!Sharon (Friendship) amongst others.
Spoilers:Through 2x20, in a manner of speaking.
Summery:Lee makes a different choice during the Mini-series that changes his destiny drastically.
Dedication:Dedicated to the usual suspects; Genova aka Schweet, Bri, Mary, Duchess, Dale, Blaire, Red, Stone Cold, Ice Wing, Arashi, Aslan, Vega, Tony D, Jen Zimmer, Louise, Sairs, and Queen Angel who have allowed me to bounce my ideas off them, and Krac, cause she has the evil bunny slippers.
Saul Tigh watched as the corpse of the Humano-Cylon was wheeled towards the ship's morgue with a frown. He turned to see the medic finish stitching up Bill and his frown deepened, "This just gets worse and worse, now the Cylons looks like us?"
Bill pressed a gauze pad to his bleeding temple with a grim expression of his own. His voice seemed to be filled with more gravel than usual, "Right down to our blood."
With a shake of his head, Saul expressed the morbid conclusion to that line of thought. "You know what this means, they could be anywhere, be any one of us."
Adama looked up with a scowl, "I've had time to think about it. How are we doing with the war-heads?"
Tigh had worked with Bill for a long time, but even someone who just met the man would know when a subject had been closed. He gathered up his thoughts and made his report, "Magazine two is loaded, three and four will be within the hour. There's something else, Lt. Valerii was with the civilian fleet that is along side and she's requested to speak with you concerning Apollo. She's waiting at your cabin."
Bill gave him a very hard look for a moment before he looked away, "If Lee was still alive you would have told me." As he spoke, Saul watched a stony professionalism clamp down hard over his CO's expression before he rose to his feet and started down the corridor.
Saul called after him, "I'm sorry Bill." His friend's only reply was the noticeable stiffening of his spine.
Sharon watched as the Old Man came her way, at that moment he was the most frightening person she'd ever seen. She'd always been intimidated by Commander Adama, he was a legend in the Colonial military and he'd always seemed so much larger than life. However now, Sharon saw a man who was rapidly running out of reasons to live and it scared her. She mumbled as he approached, "He already knows."
He marched past her and swung his hatch open, he cut her a look that told her to follow then stepped inside, she followed him as he walked over to his desk and sat down. He pulled off his glasses and pinned her with a look. The chill that shot through her was awful, how could she tell the Old Man that she had a hand in killing his remaining son. "Tell me what happened."
She looked down and watched her fingers twisting nervously around each other while she tried to find the words. "We… I-ah… A-After the Cylons destroyed the squadron, Helo and I tried to escape, we were hit and made an emergency landing on Caprica. As I completed repairs, some survivors came upon us and we-uh… I mean, I took some survivors with me after Helo volunteered to stay."
She cleared her throat but didn't dare look up, she was about to tell Adama that it was her fault Lee was gone. "I met up with Colonial One and the President asked me to use the raptor to gather up ships so we could make an escape. I-ah… I agreed and took the Raptor out on several flights before I needed refueling, while they were re-fueling me, I was trying to eat but I just couldn't keep my eyes open. Captain Adama saw and he told me to get some rest while he flew the raptor for a while."
"He found a fuel refinery ship and sent it back to our location, he was prepping for another jump into the Caprican-shipping lanes when a raider jumped into his vicinity and fired. I had already used up the countermeasures, so Lee had no defense or evasion capability." Tears stung at Sharon's eyes and she finally found the strength to look up, "I'm so, so sorry Commander."
Adama looked at her for along time, before he put his glasses back on. Somehow he seemed to have aged years in that moment. He stood up and she snapped to attention, "Dismissed." With one word, she felt like she'd failed the Old Man and for a moment it felt like she'd shot him. She brought him a civilian fleet and the President, but the only thing he would have wanted, she'd left on Caprica, she'd cost him his son.