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Title:  Reluctant Partners, Part 3:  Revelations
Author:  kastari
Summary:  Their yellow brick road to Oz would be a bumpy ride. 
Characters:  Adama/Roslin
Rating:  T
Word Count:  300
Author’s Note:  Written for the 65th ar_drabbles challenge.  Prompt:  Sequel
Original Fic Link:  Reluctant Partners & Reluctant Partners, Part 2:  Mystery Road
Additional Note:  Thanks to those who always listen to me whine.  You know who you are.
Disclaimer:  I’m just playing in Universal’s sandbox.  

Reluctant Partners, Part 3:  Revelations

Home of Karl and Athena Agathon
163 East 94th Street, Caprica City
Wednesday, Maius 5th 

"Your ex-wife didn’t love your dog?”

He held her gaze.

“Carolanne didn’t love my job.”

Laura let it go as they got out of the squad.

“You know Roslin, there’s something familiar about you.  The mystery woman involved with the commissioner—that was you, wasn’t it?  I can’t imagine you as a blonde.”

“You’d be surprised.  I was under cover.”

“Thank the gods.  Not that I believe there are any, but Adar was a prick.  How far under?”

She held his gaze.

“Too far.”

Bill let it go as they climbed the stairs of the brownstone.  “Let’s hope this case is one colossal mistake and that these two love their daughter.”  

Roslin rang the bell.

A tall, handsome young man answered the door.  “Can I help you?”

“I’m Detective Adama and this is my partner, Detective Roslin.” 

They flashed their badges.

“Karl Agathon?” Laura asked.  He nodded.  “We’d like to talk to you about the disappearance of your daughter.”


They sat in the formal living room.

“Can I get you anything to drink?” Karl asked.

“No, thank you,” Laura said.  

“Helo, she doesn’t have Reggie.  She can’t sleep without Reggie.”

A beautiful young woman with dark hair and tears in her dark eyes interrupted them.  She held a small stuffed yellow dog.

“Who are these people, Helo?”

“Shhhh,” he soothed.  “Athena, this is Detective Adama and Detective Roslin.  They’re going to help us find Hera.”

Adama and Roslin traded confused glances.

“Mr. Agathon, we were under the impression that this was a possible parental kidnapping, but if you’re both here…”

“Who is this?” Laura held up the case file photograph labeled Mother.

Husband and wife exchanged nervous glances.  

“That’s Sharon,” Athena said.  “My twin sister.”



( 8 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 30th, 2011 12:22 pm (UTC)
Love this series and how you weave canon with this totally entralling AU.
Hope it is not too long before you delight us with more about this dynamic duo!
Jun. 30th, 2011 12:59 pm (UTC)
This universe very cleverly mirrors so much that is familiar for Bill and Laura, both in their general circumstances - their unasked for but necessary partnership working in the service of the people and daily exposure to risk and the darker side of human nature - and in the hints of background information. The links to canon really are very effective and you have created a great dynamic between the characters and given this story a punch and pace very appropriate to the genre.

Compelling work. Thank you.
Jun. 30th, 2011 02:13 pm (UTC)
They sat in the formal living room.

This was a canon echo that got me where I live; the sense that the Agathons had that they had something to prove to Adama and Roslin carries over into this universe.
Jun. 30th, 2011 03:07 pm (UTC)
Hee, my favorite thing about this sequel prompt is that so many people are writing sequels to stories and series I haven't read yet, so I've got that many more good drabbles to read! We should do it again next week! I'm very much enjoying this little series, and I hope you write more of it. :)

Edited at 2011-06-30 03:07 pm (UTC)
Jun. 30th, 2011 08:20 pm (UTC)
Yea! I had not read any of this series, so I got a three for one today. I love all of the parallels you have drawn between the universes. I look forward to reading more of this A/U if you feel inclined to give us some more intrigue.
Nicely done.
Jun. 30th, 2011 08:21 pm (UTC)
"How far under?”
She held his gaze.
“Too far.”

Oh, now, that's a really interesting take on Roslin/Adar! So it was some kind of deep cover assignment, meant to expose a corrupt officer in their ranks (or high above them, actually?) Wow, I really like that. And the fact that Laura may have slipped up somehow, allowed things get out of hand--? I also like that she's able to admit that to Bill, while looking him straight in the eye. Especially since in the last installment, he'd questioned her experience and qualifications.

Oh yeah, and there was something about the Agathons in there too, wasn't there? :-D
Jun. 30th, 2011 09:50 pm (UTC)
OMGs!!! i love it! =D this series is so far from canon yet so perfectly canon-like i'm so excited XD

Laura let it go as they got out of the squad. [...] Bill let it go as they climbed the stairs of the brownstone. ... mooooore! this misteriousness about one another is so sexy XD

i wish you'd make more sequels to this AU =) we need little hera back and safe! go reluctant partners! XD
Jul. 1st, 2011 12:24 am (UTC)
I love these two as detectives!! It fits so perfectly for me!! Wonderful use of all those canon lines and a great mysterious ending!! I will add my name to the list of sequel hounds. This is a lot of fun and I'd also like to put in my request for the all night stakeout!! Hee hee!!
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