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~BSG: The Blue Hour

Title:  The Blue Hour   
Author:  kastari

Summary:  Their story was a kind of intellectual game.
Characters:  Adama/Roslin
Rating:  T
Word Count:  100
Timeframe:  ‘Home, Part II’
Author’s Note:  Written for the 64th ar_drabbles challenge.  Prompt:  Kobol
Additional Note:  Thanks to redrockcan for being my cheerleader on this one.  Sis.  Boom. Bah.  Ooh-rah.
Disclaimer:  I’m just playing in Universal’s sandbox.   

The Blue Hour 


It was twilight.

He sat alone by the campfire.

Unsure as to the stability of their recently renewed relationship, she approached him cautiously.  “What are you doing?”

He looked up.  “Thought I might read a chapter before calling it a night.”  He hesitated.  “Sit with me?”  

She did.

He smiled.

A Deathly Calm,” he read, “by Steven S. Slattery.  Chapter One.  She was five foot six with flaming red hair.  Her legs started at the floor and went all the way up to heaven.  I couldn’t get the dame out of my head.”

She snorted.

And so they began.

Again.

~finis~ 

Comments

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defyingnormalcy
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
Oh I love this.

I really love how you set the beginning of their literary ritual on Kobol, when they finally put their differences aside and began letting one another into their respective hearts.

I especially love how the description in the novel perfectly describes Laura, and the foreshadowing "I couldn't get the dame out of my head."

Really lovely stuff. :)
kaliclara
Jun. 23rd, 2011 05:33 pm (UTC)
Cute! I love it.
nixmom
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:00 pm (UTC)
What a lovely moment. New beginnings and new rituals. I like this very much. and legs that went all the way up to heaven is a great line! Faboo. Thank you!

Edited at 2011-06-23 06:00 pm (UTC)
akachankami
Jun. 23rd, 2011 06:35 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwwwwwww XD what a perfect start for their bookclub! =D i love it!
beekles
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:29 pm (UTC)
wonderful!
redrockcan
Jun. 23rd, 2011 07:47 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT!!! Bill is so sweet, yet sly. Getting the books out right away, how could the schoolteacher, ah er... President resist? Hee hee!! I couldn't get the dame out of my head. Poor Bill never stood a chance. Lovely work and I love the ending with "again". Very nice!!
lacklusterfic
Jun. 24th, 2011 01:36 am (UTC)
Oh, goodness, I love this. Everything from the title (which is a nice bit of poetry) to the last line. All of this has happened before, and it will happen again, and again. Lovely!

Some specific things I loved: Reading by firelight. Laura's little snort of laughter. I couldn't get the dame out of my head. Really, this was a perfect hundred words.
sln1
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:12 pm (UTC)
A new book and a fresh start. Very fitting, just like Bill's undoubtedly careful choice of the book. He really went to Kobol with reconciliation in mind, like it or not already ensnared by the stunning redhead!

Great work. Thank you
fireflies_uk
Jun. 24th, 2011 12:39 pm (UTC)
Perfect!
hollywobbles
Jun. 24th, 2011 08:03 pm (UTC)
Aw, I love their book love language. *sigh*

And so they began.

Again.


Perfect!
frakcancer
Jun. 27th, 2011 02:47 pm (UTC)
I love how he only offers that she sit with him, but as soon as she does he gives her even more, reading to her, inviting her to share a new world with him.
angeltrisha9
Jul. 8th, 2011 04:59 pm (UTC)
Well. We know what was on his mind when he picked that book! Lovely.
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