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Title: One Side
Author: grey_sw
Characters: Galen Tyrol
Rating: G
Spoilers: 4x12, "A Disquiet Follows My Soul"; 4x14, "Blood On The Scales"
Prompt: Identity


"Maybe you'd like a chart to keep it all straight?"

Once, Galen would've hated the XO for that. But they fought together on New Caprica, and they shared a secret song, and now Galen understands. Tigh didn't say it just to be an ass: to him, there is only one side.

Galen envies that surety. He's not sure who he is now. He is Cylon; he is Colonial. He doesn't know how to honor both.

Suddenly, one of the groupies runs to Baltar, panicking. "Mutiny!" she cries. "Mutiny in the Hangar Bay!"

And just like that, Galen doesn't need a chart anymore.

Date: 2009-02-12 09:29 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] trovia.livejournal.com
I really like this. It feels very true to Galen in the last couple of episodes.

Date: 2009-02-12 11:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] elzed.livejournal.com
Oh yes. That is exactly how it happened. ;)

Date: 2009-02-12 03:42 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianora2.livejournal.com
Very nice!

and they shared a secret song

Love that.

Date: 2009-02-12 06:22 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] exploding-candy.livejournal.com
I loved that scene with Tigh and Tyrol. This is very in-character and I imagine him having this exact thought process. Great ficlet that adds a lot of depth to the scene.

Date: 2009-02-12 06:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jhd91.livejournal.com
Well done. Tyrol may have thought before that he knew which side he'd ultimately choose, but I think that exact moment crystallized it for him.

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