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BSG: Summer's Honey Breath (Lee & Kara)

For siryn99, who requested a Battlestar Galactica ficlet with Lee/Kara.

Title: Summer's Honey Breath
Author: voleuse
Fandom: Battlestar Galactica
Pairing: Lee & Kara
Rating: PG
Disclaimer: Not mine.
Summary: How with this rage shall beauty hold a plea?
Notes: Set before 3.09, no spoilers

Kara was a ghost in the corridors of the Galactica, a flash of a grin and her hair, unfamiliar, swinging over her shoulder.

After a year and more of echoing emptiness, the ship's corridors are filled to bursting again, but he never manages to miss a glimpse of her, even when he wants to.

He never managed to tell her he was glad to see her alive, because the one time she looked him straight in the eye, he wasn't sure she was.


In the middle of the night, he met her in the gym. She was pounding into a heavy bag, each grunt edging into a scream.

"You okay, Starbuck?" he asked, knowing better after the words slipped out.

Her body spun, and she slammed her heel into the bag. She looked at him, and her eyes were all contempt.

Lee dipped his chin and took the reproach. "Obviously not," he said.

"Always the smart one," she replied, her voice dipped in ice.

He raised his hand, palm up. "Not always."

She swayed on her feet, then retreated.


He found her standing on the catwalk over the hangar bay. She clenched her hands around the railing, and she was biting her lip.

"Any time you're ready," he told her, and readied himself for a blow.

Her smile was worse. "I gave that all up, remember? Grounded myself for a civilian."

"And yet here you are." He set his hands on his hips, stayed his initial impulse. "We could use your help, Kara."

"I don't think that's true." She looked past him, looked around him.

Lee waited until she'd looked everywhere else, and finally settled on him. "Eventually, you won't have a choice anymore."

Her throat rippled as she swallowed, and she backed away from him with panic in her eyes.

He watched her until she disappeared, and regretted every moment he didn't follow.


A/N: Title and summary adapted from William Shakespeare's Sonnet 65.

Linked on beyond_insane.


( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 28th, 2008 02:59 am (UTC)
Ohhhhhhhhhhhh. I am full of sorrow.
Feb. 13th, 2008 01:03 am (UTC)

And also thank you. *g*
Jan. 28th, 2008 04:49 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous, as always. I love fic about Kara during that particular arc and so adding in pilot-action is cherry.
Feb. 13th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Jan. 28th, 2008 11:08 pm (UTC)
Beautifully written I only wish he had followed her. Thanks for sharing.
Feb. 13th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it. Thanks!
Jan. 28th, 2008 11:41 pm (UTC)
Ah, beautifully rendered, that sparring relationship they always have.
Feb. 13th, 2008 01:04 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!
Deenohh Vo
Feb. 18th, 2014 04:13 pm (UTC)
Must of went over my head. The reason Kara married Sam was to drive a wedge between her & Lee so why is she on Galactica?. Matter of fact why is Lee not on the Peggy? Why is she so contemptuous of Lee? What did he do? Why is she panicking & running away? I aint the sharpest tool in the shed but I had a hard time sinking my teeth into this.
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