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Canon: Battlestar Galactica
Characters/Pairing: Kara "Starbuck" Thrace, Leoben
Prompt: strangers
Rating: T?



Other than his picture, she's never seen Leoben before. While he slumps in his chair, head resting on the table, she thinks he looks too human until she notices him sweating.

Now that's what she calls piss-poor programming.

He's stubborn when she questions him, talks about prayer like he's not just another murderous machine. He keeps asking for her name.

When he refuses to give answers, she rises to leave.

"Are you Lieutenant Starbuck?"

Her name has the impact of a fist to her gut. She stills, wary.

"Yes, you are." His shoulders shake with pleased laughter. "I knew it."

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erised1810
Aug. 17th, 2010 11:10 am (UTC)
aaand you did it again. now i wish i knew the series so i knew the characters themselves. It still made sense enough though. wow.
lostinapapercup
Aug. 17th, 2010 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Battlestar Galactica can be a pretty harsh show, but it has really fantastic characters. I'm glad you enjoyed!
in_the_blue
Aug. 17th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
Man, what a stab to the heart Leoben is every time he appears, from the first time at the supply depot to the very end. He's such a painful character and one we absolutely hate to side with but for me, anyway, I can understand his fascination with Starbuck even if his fellow Cylons seem to be unable. He plays games like Bill warns and he does that so well consistently, and that tinge of dangerous playmate is captured masterfully here.

Sigh.
lostinapapercup
Aug. 17th, 2010 08:06 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I think Leoben's a great minor character. He may not be as endearingly dry as Cottle or as quirky as Romo, both two of my favorite minor characters, but I'd find him more fascinating to read about.
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