Eden Phillpotts said The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Kara switched from stoic colonial officer to worried wife by the second as she paced back and forth.

Laura shushed her granddaughter who could sense her mother's concern.

"Starbuck did he say anything else?" Adama asked breaking the silence.

"He told me to go, when I asked him what he was planning on doing he said he was thinking outside the box. Sacrificing Pegasus is what I would have done too. It was the only way to give us time to get away. She was pretty badly damaged; she took the brunt of the damage."

"I'm not saying it was the wrong decision."

"He better fraking get here soon or I'm going to go and kick his ass."

"Anything?" Adama asked Dee.

"No sir."

"And we are at the Alpha coordinates?" Kara asked.

"Yes sir."

"He'll be here." Laura assured her.

It was another few minutes before a blip appeared on the dradis monitor.

"It's Apollo." Dee said.

"Put him on speak." Adama instructed.

"How can we be sure it's him?" Helo who had just walked back onto the deck asked. "It's been a long time."

"Ask him what we did to Admiral Landon." Kara suggested

"Apollo, this is Galactica Actual. It's good to see you."

"It's good to see you too Galactica." Lee responded.

"Starbuck wants to know what you did to Admiral Landon." Adama said.

"It wasn't Admiral Landon, it was Admiral Rabble and we agreed to never mention that to anyone. I know you have to check I'm who I say I am. So does she want me to tell everyone where she got her tattoo last week?"

Adama looked at his daughter-in-law.

"It's Lee. You can let him land." Kara rolled her eyes.

"What did you do to Richard?" Adama asked.

"I really can't say sir." Kara replied. "Dee tell him to bring in the cat and prepare to jump as soon as he has landed. I'll give you the coordinates."

Dee looked at the Admiral.

"Do as she says." He instructed. "Where are we going?"

"Somewhere safe for now." Kara replied. "So we can figure out what we're doing."


Lee had to wait until after they had jumped before he could exit the raptor.

"Sir." One of the deck crew saluted him.

"Lee." Kara ran over and hugged him slightly knocking the breath out of him.

"I told you I'd be right behind you." He whispered in his ear.

"Frakker." Kara thumped him on the back, but still continued to hug him.

"I love you too."

Adama and Laura walked over.

"Hey Dad."

"Son." Adama said. "I'm glad you're okay."

Kara stepped back so Adama could give him a hug.

"That was a pretty gutsy move." Laura commented.

"Just part of the job." Lee shrugged. "Are my crew okay?"

"A few cuts and bruises but they're all accounted for." Adama informed him.


"What was the situation when you jumped?"

"Two of the base stars were destroyed the others were backing off." He replied.

"We'll have a full debriefing in half an hour."

"Where's Caroline?" Lee asked.

"With Helo." Kara replied. "In CIC with an armed guard."


"She's fine."

"I guess Sharon was right." Lee said.

"About what?" Laura inquired.

"Kara and Caroline are safer on Galactica."