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Title:  Solid Ground
Author:  kastari

Summary:  Life is but a dream.
Characters:  Adama/Roslin
Rating:  T
Word Count:  100
Author’s Note:  Written for the 63rd ar_drabbles challenge.  Prompt:  Dreams
Additional Note:  For redrockcan.  Happy Birthday, my dear friend.
Disclaimer:  I’m just playing in Universal’s sandbox. 

Solid Ground

The cabin by the lake—it was a journey he made frequently.

They were his people.

The spirited lilt of her voice.  

The rumbling timbre of his.

Her gentle touch.

His firm patting.

These were the things he loved.

And the red ball.  The man threw it.  

The Border Collie rocketed away…

“He’s having a seizure, Bill.”

His eyes closed, Jake’s legs twitched.  Soft squeaks and muffled barks escaped him.  

Bill laughed.  “No, he’s dreaming.  I could use a good one myself.”

“You’d rather dream life?”

“No.” He pulled her into his arms. “With you, I want to live it.”



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:07 pm (UTC)
Lovely, just lovely. I especially adored the last line. :)
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:25 pm (UTC)
awwwwwwwww ♥ it was jake XD how cute! and the last line ♥ (*-*) *melts*
Jun. 15th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
And the red ball.

I laughed aloud at my desk. Oh, Jake! :-D The Hero of the Resistance is a good boy, oh, yes, yes he is!

I really like the ambiguity here. Is Jake dreaming about a cabin he knows, a real cabin built by the Adamas in their new homeland? (I want to think so.) Or is he simply indulging in a little escapism, like everyone else on Galactica tries to do when they close their eyes at night? Hoping to wake up somewhere else, a place where there's room to run and run and run?

“He’s having a seizure, Bill.”

Yeah. I can remember our Irish setter doing that sleep-running trick. He was a good boy, too. :-)
Jun. 15th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
YAY!! MORE BIRTHDAY DRABBLES!! I LOVE IT!! I am so spoiled today!! :) I love Jake fics, perfect choice!! I love this part. Her gentle touch. His firm patting. Hee hee!! Wonderful!! Of course the ending, sweet like my cupcake!! Okay I had two!! *snort* Thank you for a wonderful birthday gift!! :)
Jun. 15th, 2011 11:26 pm (UTC)
WEEEE!!!! Jake fic!!

I love puppies, yes I do. And I love the red ball.

oh, and Bill and Laura are sweet too. : )
Jun. 16th, 2011 02:52 am (UTC)
Very cute. They needed a therapy dog. I'm sure he would have helped her with her blood pressure!
Jun. 16th, 2011 12:23 pm (UTC)
You've done it again! Great, imaginative use of the prompt with a unique and subtly revealing outside perspective on Bill and Laura.

Brilliant. Very enjoyable. Thank you
Jun. 18th, 2011 03:01 am (UTC)
Awwww!! Jake! This is adorable. :D I remember when my doggy used to do that. I used to watch her wistfully when she did that when she was older. She was a german shepherd, so her hips weren't in good shape. Used to drag her hind legs around - I'd hold them up while she walked. I used to think "at least she still gets to run like that in her dreams." *tear* (sorry... I digress...)

That last line - perfect. *happy sigh*
Jul. 8th, 2011 05:06 pm (UTC)
oh. You're the best. that is.... Yeah, The best. Purrrrr. Thank you!
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