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Canon: Battlestar Galactica
Characters/Pairing: Bill/Laura
Prompt: slipping away





There's been no shortage of events in Bill's life that he hasn't felt able to control.

The failure of his marriage. Zak's death. His estrangement from Lee. War. Sharon's betrayal. Kara's no-holds-barred heroics. Laura's refusals to back down.

But even when he thinks he could've done more, all he can ever control is what he does.

Laura stops breathing as they fly low over the greenest planet they've seen since Caprica.

First he regrets that he wasn't watching, that he wasn't holding her hand. Then he puts his ring on her finger and finds the perfect spot for their cabin.

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in_the_blue
May. 31st, 2010 07:48 pm (UTC)
*weeps*

Oh man. I'm such a sucker for their story and this show: just when you think it's punched you as hard as it could possibly have done, it comes back with something even more devastating.

This is just beautiful. Thank you for writing it.
lostinapapercup
May. 31st, 2010 07:58 pm (UTC)
I would not brawl with BSG even if it promised to fight fair.

I'm so glad you liked this.
ashavah
May. 31st, 2010 10:20 pm (UTC)
This is absolutely beautiful. I'm kind of a sucker for Bill and Laura: they've both been through so much they deserved to find a little happiness, as brief as it was. I love this little insight into those last moments for the two of them: it's mature and sad and bittersweet and it's just perfectly Bill.
lostinapapercup
Jun. 4th, 2010 04:50 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! I'm kind of a sucker for them, too. They went through so much together and had such little chance of carefree happiness together.
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lostinapapercup
Jun. 4th, 2010 04:51 pm (UTC)
Oh, thank you! You're so right: you know there's no happily ever after waiting on them in the end, and it's so hard not to root for them to find it anyway. But their last moments together were heartbreakingly sweet.
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