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BSG: Music in the Sun (Lee/Kara, S1)

Written for 1sentence, challenge set alpha.

Title: Music in the Sun
Author: voleuse
Fandom: BSG
Ship: Lee/Kara
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: I'm a grinner, I'm a lover, and I'm a sinner.
Notes: Spoilers through S1 only



01. comfort
Two days after one of the nuggets dies in a skirmish, Lee challenges her to a round of boxing, and wins.

02. kiss
After winning another round of cards, she kisses each of her opponents on the forehead, ending the succession with him.

03. soft
There are dozens of things he thinks to whisper to her while she sleeps, but he never does.

04. pain
He asks her what the difference is between stims and painkillers, and she doesn't disappoint him when she hits him with her crutches.

05. potatoes
There's always a moment, if they happen to take their meals at the same time, when Lee expects her to dump her noodles over Cally's head.

06. rain
She digs her fingers into the dirt and stares up at the simulated sky with reproach.

07. chocolate
She tosses the chocolate bar to him with a wink, and he wonders how she could have known.

08. happiness
He grabs the dog-eared novel out of his locker, and she says, "Zak loved that one."

09. telephone
She calls him from the other side of the CIC, and provides color commentary for Tigh's hand gestures during the briefing.

10. ears
Kara's telling the nuggets in how many ways the CAG is going bust their asses, and that's when he comes around the corner, livid.

11. name
He tries not to watch the Vice President watching her, but he can't help himself.

12. sensual
She traces the rim of her glass, over and over, and he can't stop watching the water bead against her skin.

13. death
Every funeral hurts her, but he never sees her shed a tear.

14. sex
Lee bites his lip and doesn't think about her as he comes.

15. touch
Another Viper blips out on the DRADIS, and he grabs her elbow as she curses.

16. weakness
"The old man's been looking at the photos," Kara tells him, and Lee nods, goes to find him.

17. tears
The hem of her tank top is fraying--he quashes the urge to pick at the threads.

18. speed
"Why'd you start flying," she asks him in a quiet moment, and he replies, "Why do you think?"

19. wind
He stands in the center of Cloud 9, and tells her it's never real enough.

20. freedom
"Really, Apollo," she responds, taking a long drag from her cigar, "where else would you want to be?"

21. life
Two and a half months after the attacks, she grabs him by the shoulder and says, "I'm glad you're here, too."

22. jealousy
Kara steps out of his father's office, laughing.

23. hands
She bites her thumb when she has a losing hand, and isn't sure if she can bluff it out.

24. taste
"I've seen you in civvies," she smirks across the table, "and every day I thank the gods we're stuck with uniforms."

25. devotion
She's facing away from the door, two idols in her hands, and he doesn't recognize her at all.

26. forever
She's staring through the glass, out to the stars and the emptiness, and he's afraid.

27. blood
Lee grips the edge of the console with his hands, doesn't notice his fingers turning white until the LSO confirms Starbuck's coming in hot, screeching in, safely ensconced in the hangar bay.

28. sickness
The next morning, he finds her in the head, and he brushes her hair out of her face as she rinses the vomit from her mouth.

29. melody
He can't remember the words to the song, and she can't remember the tune.

30. star
Two of the deck crew blush when he thanks them for their help, and Starbuck hits him in the shoulder when he gets confused.

31. home
She never puts photos up in her bunk, except for the pin-up she won off Hotdog in a game.

32. confusion
When he wakes the next morning, he reaches for her, but she's already gone.

33. fear
He tries to pull her into a hug, and she laughs, shoves him square in the chest.

34. lightning/thunder
Lee walks in as Zarek's latest speech begins, and his father turns to glare at him, even as Kara rolls her eyes.

35. bonds
Kara complains about throwing a nugget in hack, again, and Lee raises his eyebrows.

36. market
He hands her half a dozen cigars and says they're even, but she disagrees.

37. technology
He's refitting his Viper when a circuit blows, and she laughs at him as he nurses his burnt fingers.

38. gift
They work on it all night, and in the morning, they lead the nuggets to the CIC, carrying a cake that says, Happy Birthday, Commander!

39. smile
Sometimes just the curve of her lips can rob him of breath.

40. innocence
She isn't in her bunk that night, but he never asks her why.

41. completion
He wakes softly, turns his head to look at her across the room, and she's twisting, arching back, silent.

42. clouds
Every time she walks into the rec room, he sees her take a deep breath, and she never coughs at the smoke.

43. sky
When they fly CAP together, she tallies the number of raiders they've tagged, together, and he remembers when sky used to mean blue.

44. heaven
He's never heard her pray.

45. hell
She's never seen him forgive.

46. sun
He catches her watching him on Cloud 9, but she only shrugs when he asks what she's looking at.

47. moon
The light is too strong, seeping through the windows, but she never even blinks.

48. waves
On Caprica, she used to swim, seawater sluicing over her body, but he tries not to think about that.

49. hair
When she passes by his bunk, she ruffles his hair through her fingers, but doesn't say a word.

50. supernova
It's only later he thinks to ask President Roslin why she asked for Kara, and even then, he doesn't dare show her his reproach.


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A/N: Title and summary adapted from the lyrics of the Steve Miller Band's "The Joker."

Linked on 1sentence.

Comments

( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
ghostrunner7
May. 9th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
PREEEEETY.

...

*cough* interesting format. Very nice.
moodfic
May. 10th, 2006 07:08 pm (UTC)
Well, I can't take credit for the format, but I'm glad you enjoyed what I wrote. Thank you!
vaudevilles
May. 9th, 2006 02:25 am (UTC)
Oh so so so beautifully evocative. Each one is like a burst of flavour on my tongue.

thank you!
moodfic
May. 10th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Thank you for the comment! I'm glad you liked it!
jadengreen36
May. 9th, 2006 02:37 am (UTC)
So many little pretties. Like a box of chocolates, each one is a little bit of heaven.

Thank you ~
moodfic
May. 10th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for commenting!
brynnmck
May. 9th, 2006 04:56 pm (UTC)
Oh oh OH. This is, like, your style's perfect fic. It's stunning and gorgeous and the kind of thing that works so well for fic but no one ever thinks of doing it. I adore this, and I adore you.
moodfic
May. 10th, 2006 07:09 pm (UTC)
Heeee. I found myself wishing I had the luxury of TWO sentences, but it was fun to write, yes. Thank you so much!
deaver
May. 10th, 2006 07:21 pm (UTC)
Very effective style.

Love this one:

27. blood
Lee grips the edge of the console with his hands, doesn't notice his fingers turning white until the LSO confirms Starbuck's coming in hot, screeching in, safely ensconced in the hangar bay.

moodfic
May. 11th, 2006 03:10 am (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you liked it!
daythirtynine
May. 10th, 2006 09:17 pm (UTC)
i love Smile and Confusion the most.
moodfic
May. 11th, 2006 03:11 am (UTC)
Thank you!
mandysbitch
May. 11th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
That's freaking *awesome.* It's like snapshots - or clips - 50 different stories rolled into a relationship that is all about bits and pieces. It's these little. little things - and I've never seen it said better.

Fantastic effect. Loved it.

moodfic
May. 11th, 2006 12:51 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm glad you liked it.
dualbunny
May. 22nd, 2006 12:46 am (UTC)
This is wonderful. One perfect turn after another. :}
moodfic
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:48 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
fatema
Jun. 1st, 2006 10:33 pm (UTC)
Breathtakingly beautifuly as always. I just loved how each moment was perfectly captured in the single sentences. Just loved it!
moodfic
Jun. 2nd, 2006 06:51 pm (UTC)
Yay! I'm glad you liked it.
femmenerd
Jul. 18th, 2006 08:17 am (UTC)
Loved it. An excellent use of this format. Sparse and perfect.
moodfic
Jul. 19th, 2006 06:40 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thank you!
anr
Jul. 29th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)
These are all kinds of awesome. *rereads*
moodfic
Aug. 1st, 2006 02:47 am (UTC)
Thank you!
greenapricot
Aug. 2nd, 2006 07:00 pm (UTC)
This is lovely. Lovely.
moodfic
Aug. 15th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
valeria_15
Sep. 5th, 2006 09:36 pm (UTC)
I so like this pairing; short to the point in most of them and downright gritty, just the way I like 'em.
moodfic
Sep. 5th, 2006 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much!
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moodfic
Dec. 18th, 2006 01:07 pm (UTC)
I am thrilled to get comments at any time, random or not. *g* Thank you! I'm glad you liked it.
psandusky
Jan. 30th, 2007 06:23 am (UTC)
I got a kick out of pain and gift. They're all perfect, self-contained scenes. :) Great stuff!
moodfic
Feb. 20th, 2007 08:13 am (UTC)
Thanks! I'm glad you liked it!
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