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May. 5th, 2010

Canon: Battlestar Galactica
Characters/Pairing: Kara "Starbuck" Thrace
Prompt: weapon of choice
Rating: Minimal references to child abuse.





Socrata Thrace came back from the war with an intense phobia of bugs that she unpacked with her bags and settled down with for the rest of her life.

After Kara ended up with stitches for not making her bed, she spent days with her anger simmering before she found a bag of rubber bugs at the toy store. The man at the counter smiled at her, never mentioning she was just short of the cash for it.

The bugs were placed on every shoe in Socrata's closet.

Even after her fingers had been broken, Kara never regretted a bug.

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in_the_blue
May. 6th, 2010 02:38 am (UTC)
Sigh.

Oh, Starbuck.

The dynamic between those two is so toxic, and you really have it laid out so beautifully here, and with such simplicity.
lostinapapercup
May. 6th, 2010 02:58 am (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad you like it.

But... yeah. *sighs over them*
in_the_blue
May. 6th, 2010 03:02 am (UTC)
That whole episode was so heartbreaking. And little Kara. Ugh.

(Thanks for introducing me to the show. ♥)
alienchrist
May. 6th, 2010 05:18 am (UTC)
Socrata Thrace came back from the war with an intense phobia of bugs that she unpacked with her bags and settled down with for the rest of her life.

This was a really effective image. This whole thing seems so simple and straightforward, yet so painful and so full of layers.
lostinapapercup
May. 7th, 2010 03:24 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! That line presented itself before I'd even considered writing a drabble, and it seemed so appropriate the rest had to follow.
erised1810
May. 6th, 2010 11:58 am (UTC)
wow. that's a nice coping strategy...
lostinapapercup
May. 7th, 2010 03:26 pm (UTC)
Really! Poor Kara. Kids will do what's in their power, and she sure did what she could.
ashavah
May. 6th, 2010 12:33 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is a really interesting insight into Kara and Socrata. The last line really makes it; it shows Kara's defiance and the way the abuse she suffered helped to make her who she is.

You really write great insights into Kara.
lostinapapercup
May. 7th, 2010 03:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I wish I could take more credit for it, but the memory's all canon. It begged to be drabbled for the perfect prompt, though.
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lostinapapercup
May. 7th, 2010 03:30 pm (UTC)
Thank you! And yeah, I imagine Kara didn't have many options, but she certainly employed her usual out-of-the-box strategies even at a young age!
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