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Fic: Delegation

Written for the ar_drabbles challenge 'lets talk politics'

Title: Delegation
Word count: 300
Rating: Probably M, but I'm terrible at judging these things.

“Could you slam that hatch any louder, Laura? Not sure CIC heard you.”

“Willingly, Bill.”

“One of those days?”

“You've no idea. The Scorpian representative wants to build a casino.”

“It’s a good way to let people relax.”

“He wants to use your hanger bay, Bill.”

“Absolutely not.”

“Mm. Nearly passed the vote, though. Five against seven.”

“That's a military decision.”

“I did point this out.”

“Anything else?”

“My paperwork is breeding. If I had time, I'd go hunting for the spawning grounds. Is it wrong to say I long for the day we run out of paper?”

“Yes.”

“True, though. I've been in wall-to-wall meetings all day, I'm touring the Pyxia first thing tomorrow, then discussing plans for security policy with Zarek – Zarek, security policy, I ask you – then I need to rewrite my proposal for higher education, then Sarah Porter is arriving to whine about something. Then it might be time for lunch. If Tory allows.”

“You should delegate more.”

“I'm not delegating to people with no experience.”

“Train them.”

“Haven't got time”

“Get Tory to train them.”

“Tried that. She eats them for breakfast. I'm picking bits out of the carpet for weeks.”

“Excuses. Sometimes I think you do this purposefully just so you can complain about it.”

“William Adama, I don't make excuses.”

“You don't delegate either”

“Rather do things myself. Everything gets done correctly that way.”

“Would you delegate this, Laura?”

“What … oh ... ohhhhh ...“

“Or would you rather do it yourself?”

“No, Bill. I'll delegate that.”

“What about this?”

“Nhgh”

“So articulate, Madam President.”

“You try making sense when someone is doing that to you.”

“I’ll be your minister of pleasure.”

“Oh, good gods, shuddup, Bill. Use that mouth for something useful”

“Like this?”

“Mmmmm … I'll delegate to you. You're well trained.”


Comments

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twilight_sad
Aug. 6th, 2010 04:48 am (UTC)
hee, no politic talk in the bedroom, eh, bill? can we now get the not-dialogue-only-version? please?
also: >“He wants to use your hanger bay, Bill.”
i can SO see bill's face, LOL.
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 04:55 am (UTC)
hee, no politic talk in the bedroom, eh, bill? can we now get the not-dialogue-only-version? please?


I think it's the pure cheesiness of the line that she's objecting to!

And yeah, sure, so long as someone else writes it ;)

i can SO see bill's face, LOL.

Heh, so can I. Think we all know exactly what expression that would result in.

Thanks for commenting :)
luna1130
Aug. 6th, 2010 05:42 am (UTC)
*gg* This totally should have been on the show!
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 05:58 am (UTC)
Hee! I wish it had been!

Thanks :)
kastari
Aug. 6th, 2010 05:43 am (UTC)
Sexy tiems between Adama & Roslin are always smokin' hot.

I know I'd certainly delegate THAT to Bill...

heh
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 05:59 am (UTC)
Sexy tiems between Adama & Roslin are always smokin' hot.

I'm usually really bad at 'smokin' hot'. I can only do it via dialogue!

know I'd certainly delegate THAT to Bill...


Based on his performance in most fic, who wouldn't?

Thanks for commenting :)
whatever_lj
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:04 am (UTC)
I love starting my day with this -- it makes me giddy! Minster of Pleasure! Opening a casino!!
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:15 am (UTC)
Hee, giddy is good!

Thanks for commenting :)
redrockcan
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:05 am (UTC)
I love their banter. I think we missed a lot of this on the show, they really could have crackled in a few scenes. Love the "would you delegate this Laura or do it yourself" lines, very funny and of course Bill "use that mouth for somthing useful". Great dialogue and a great read before I'm off to work.

I too suck at the ratings thing, you're not alone and titles. I can't do those either.
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:17 am (UTC)
Thank you, I'm glad you found it funny! I'm never sure about funny. I'm better at depressing.

I wish we'd seen more real banter too. Mary and Eddie absolutely rocked the few times they did get lines like that.
bsg_aussiegirl
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:23 am (UTC)
As long as those creepy insect thingies that ate people aren't at the casino like in the Original Series, I'd vote for it - lol.

I like how Bill accuses her of just wanting something to complain about. *snort* Lucky he changed the subject there toward the end, otherwise he may have been in big trouble.
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:32 am (UTC)
Heh, I've never seen the original series!

I like how Bill accuses her of just wanting something to complain about. *snort* Lucky he changed the subject there toward the end, otherwise he may have been in big trouble.


He knows how to distract her from things like that ...

Thanks for commenting :)
sczep84
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:43 am (UTC)
LOL So much fun!!!!! Yup, canon now!
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 07:50 am (UTC)
Hee, I'm glad! Thank you :)
mascaret
Aug. 6th, 2010 09:01 am (UTC)
Hot and lol. A very nice combo.
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 09:16 am (UTC)
I'm very excited over the fact I managed to write something hot. Doesn't happen often! Or something funny, for that matter.

Thanks for commenting :)
lacklusterfic
Aug. 6th, 2010 10:03 am (UTC)
“I’ll be your minister of pleasure.”

I ROFL'd. :-D Serving at the pleasure of the President, indeed!...

And you got the tone of the dialogue just right. I can hear Laura's exasperation, then Bill humoring her, talking her down from the ledge. He knows all the right buttons to push... so to speak. ;-)
astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 10:12 am (UTC)
I ROFL'd. :-D Serving at the pleasure of the President, indeed!...

Hee, ROFLing is awesome :)

And you got the tone of the dialogue just right. I can hear Laura's exasperation, then Bill humoring her, talking her down from the ledge. He knows all the right buttons to push... so to speak. ;-)

Yay! Most of my drabbles are almost completely dialogue-free, so I'm a little wary of writing banter. I'm glad it worked for you.

Thank you :)
sln1
Aug. 6th, 2010 03:29 pm (UTC)
This is delightful. Laura so righteously indignant and with a snappy answer for all Bill's helpful suggestions, except apparently the non-verbal ones.

The pace is perfect, this absolutely fizzes along, crackling with energy as Laura steamrollers over Bill's attempts to placate her, until finally his patience pays off.

Wonderful. I love it. Thank you :)

astreamofstars
Aug. 6th, 2010 06:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you loved it.

Laura makes a wonderful steamroller. She's the unstoppable force and Bill's the immovable object, and the two of them are so much fun to write.
escapedvelocity
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:40 am (UTC)
“Nhgh”

“So articulate, Madam President.”


That part had me laughing really hard. The image that provided in my head amused me greatly.

astreamofstars
Aug. 9th, 2010 11:50 am (UTC)
Hee, it had me laughing writing it. And I'd love to know what Bill was doing to Laura in your image because there are so many options ...

Thank you for commenting :)
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