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Fic: Fun and Games

For the ar_drabbles challenge "Things I can't do on Colonial One".

Title: Fun and Games
Word count: 300
Rating: T

Bill exited the Raptor smiling. Weeks since he’d last had chance to visit down here. Felt like longer. He headed towards the housing district, humming a little to himself.

“Admiral!” That was Maya, standing with Tory near one of the makeshift pyramid courts that had been set up, where Anders was coaching players. He nodded to her, grinning inwardly at the realisation that Laura must have closed school early today in anticipation.

One of the players landed heavily on the ground, scrabbling to get the ball safe in the central marking away from Anders’ tackle, then rolled onto their back, hurling the ball at the target. It hit the rim, rattled around for a moment, dropped through the hole. He began to move on, before...

“Nice shot, ma’am!”

He stopped. Turned. Took a closer look at the player getting to their feet.

Laura?

She spotted him and winked, before turning to Anders.

“Enough for today, Sam. I’ll feel that tackle in the morning.”

Anders chuckled, clapping his arm around her shoulders familiarly. “You’re really getting the hang of it now, ma’am. I thought you’d miss that one for sure.”

“Never underestimate an ex-President” she laughed, moving over to Bill, and they began to walk.

“Pyramid, Laura?”

She wiped at a streak of mud on her cheek. “Not something I could have done on Colonial One, that’s for sure.”

“I’m sure we could have rigged something up if I’d known you were keen.”

She started to giggle. “Oh gods. I can just see the Quorum arriving to find me hurling pyramid balls through the curtain at their heads.”

He laughed. “Good shot, by the way. Nice wrist action.”

She opened the tent flap and gestured for him to enter, murmuring mischievously, “Want to see it up close and personal?”

He grinned.

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sczep84
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:29 am (UTC)
LOOOL Sexy! Love that last line! And mmmmmm, I'd have loved it if we had seen her as a pyramid player *giggles*
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:41 am (UTC)
Heh, thanks :)

I have this random thing about Laura and Sam. I love them together. Not necessarily as lovers, though that would be hot, but I wanted them to be best buddies. So in my head, they are, and Laura spent a lot of time on New Caprica, when Bill wasn't there, playing pyramid with Sam. Obviously.
frakcancer
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:50 am (UTC)
Oh, that last line...

She started to giggle. “Oh gods. I can just see the Quorum arriving to find me hurling pyramid balls through the curtain at their heads.”
Ok. That? I'd pay good money to see.
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:55 am (UTC)
Ok. That? I'd pay good money to see.

Visit the inside of my head sometime. That kind of thing happens a lot ;)

Thank you :)

frakcancer
Jul. 16th, 2010 10:58 am (UTC)
If that's the kind of show you've got running up there, you may need to find room for quite a few of us in your head.
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:04 am (UTC)
My head is fifty percent sad angsty mess, and fifty percent pure crack. It's the gin, I tell ya.
frakcancer
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:08 am (UTC)
All that and booze, too? Where do I call to make my reservation?
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:14 am (UTC)
LOL, mind if I friend you?
frakcancer
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:56 am (UTC)
As long as I can reciprocate...
bsg_aussiegirl
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:39 am (UTC)
3 drabbles! I love this one. I love the way she was flirting and winking at Bill. And the way she immediately left the game when she saw him. She's got priorities!

Off to read the others!
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 11:43 am (UTC)
3 drabbles!

Yah. I iz bored.

She's got priorities!

Well, of course. She's got other methods of keeping fit once Bill arrives!

Thank you :)
mascaret
Jul. 16th, 2010 01:23 pm (UTC)
*chuckles*
Love the last line.
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 01:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks, made me giggle when I wrote it :)
sln1
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:03 pm (UTC)
We saw so little of off-duty Laura on screen it is always good to see her appear in a fic.

I love this little scene, it's an imaginative use of the prompt with a lovely playful ending. I'm sure Bill will be thrilled spend the rest of the day watching her turn the pages of a book with that supple wrist action. Oh, that is what you meant isn't it? ;)

Good fun. Thank you
Samantha
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 03:09 pm (UTC)
I love off-duty Laura. And like I said before, I'm convinced that she and Sam were secretly best friends, so it makes perfect sense to me that she would spend her free time learning to play pyramid. My mind is a strange place.

Oh, that is what you meant isn't it? ;)


I leave that entirely up to your imagination ...

Thank you :)
roslin4prez
Jul. 16th, 2010 05:29 pm (UTC)
Very cute! I've never thought about Laura and Sam being friends. But now that you mention it, I think it would be pretty dang awesome!
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:59 pm (UTC)
Pretty dang awesome, and just plain pretty, too.

They so should have been buddies. Laura needed a friend, and preferably one who wasn't involved in politics and who wasn't in the military. And Sam fitted the bill and was so sweet and uncomplicated and loyal too. They'd have been amazing together. In my head, they are.

Thank you :)
aka_plynn
Jul. 16th, 2010 07:02 pm (UTC)
I love the idea of Laura playing Pyramid, and that saucy last line of hers made me grin too, Bill. :)

twilight_sad
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:29 pm (UTC)
plynn, you and i need to talk some time. sports clothing and fleet tanks and stuff.. ;)
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 10:00 pm (UTC)
Heh!

I love the idea of Laura playing pyramid too. I'm sure she'd be a vicious tackler.
twilight_sad
Jul. 16th, 2010 09:27 pm (UTC)
>She opened the tent flap and gestured for him to enter, murmuring mischievously, “Want to see it up close and personal?”
bill and me both. sequel? ;)
love this, love their playful (hee!) interaction, and though i haven't read any sam/laura scenes before (not as memorable as this one, at least), it really works how you write them! great stuff!
astreamofstars
Jul. 16th, 2010 10:04 pm (UTC)
bill and me both. sequel? ;)

Heh, I wish. Porn is the one thing I'm really no good at writing.

love this, love their playful (hee!) interaction, and though i haven't read any sam/laura scenes before (not as memorable as this one, at least), it really works how you write them! great stuff!

I'm glad I'm slowly converting people to the world that lives in my head...

Thank you :)
twilight_sad
Jul. 17th, 2010 09:24 am (UTC)
>Porn is the one thing I'm really no good at writing.
join the club... i'm still dreading the day aussie will come up with a porn-challenge..

>I'm glad I'm slowly converting people to the world that lives in my head...
and it looks like a fun place to be, indeed! :)
redrockcan
Jul. 19th, 2010 01:47 am (UTC)
I really like this and totally agree about Laura and Sam. I can really see them together as allies and friends. It's too bad we missed a lot of interactions between characters due to time restraints of the series. Thanks for a wonderful scene between them.
astreamofstars
Jul. 19th, 2010 08:19 am (UTC)
There's that moment during the New Caprica arc where she tells those two extremely tall guys who have been put in charge of keeping Maya and Isis safe that she trusts them because she trusts Sam, and I always felt that came a little out of nowhere because we'd only seen her interact with him very briefly once before, and then she was putting him in charge of Isis, who was very precious. So I think my mind filled in the gaps and made them best buddies!

Thank you for commenting :)
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