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Title: Until Next Time
Author: grey_sw
Characters: Athena
Rating: G
Spoilers: none, really, if you know who Athena is
Prompt: Box


Athena never thinks of them, not if she can help it. Her brothers have names like Apollo and Narcho and Skulls. Her sisters are Racetrack, Showboat, and little Hardball. She loves them all.

She does not remember Leoben's horrid shirts and Cavil's constant jokey bullshit, Six's warm touch or D'Anna's endless lectures. She's forgotten quiet Simon, who gave her her very first hug, and noisy Doral, who gave her her very first mission.

Whenever she remembers them -- which she never does, not ever -- she winces, and growls, and locks the memory away in a little box inside her mind.

Do not open.



Title: Downstream, Upstream
Author: grey_sw
Characters: Cavil
Rating: G
Spoilers: 2x18, "Downloaded"
Prompt: Box


Cavil always does the boxing. Once, everyone took turns... but the others got religion, and Cavil got the leftovers.

This Leoben has a mental fault, but he's still afraid. When you wake up with Number One standing there, you know the deal. "Ssh, Brother, sleep now," Cavil says, kindly, and smoothly pulls the box before Leoben can scream.

He's had practice.

Next is a One, like him. He looks into his own eyes as he does it. Ones never struggle.

Leoben again, a new activation. His eyes, wide with wonder, reflect Cavil's face: the first thing he's ever seen, and, someday, the last.
grey_sw: Cavil from BSG (Default)
Title: First, Do No Harm
Author: grey_sw
Characters: Simon
Rating: G
Spoilers: 4x09/"The Hub"
Prompt: Changes



At first, Simon isn't angry about the Hub. He hates suffering, but not death. Death is inevitable, even for Cylons; five years or five thousand, what's the difference?

The Cavils lock themselves in their offices, ranting about programmers and secrets. They take their log books, lovingly kept all these years, and rip them to shreds.

The Dorals fight each other, snarling, practicing for when they find the traitors. Simon has already disposed of three bodies.

His brothers are suffering.

Slowly, anger grows in Simon's heart, quiet and deep.

They'll pay for this, he thinks. They must pay.

I hope we can do it painlessly.
grey_sw: Cavil from BSG (Default)
Title: Self-Evident
Author: grey_sw
Characters: Cavil
Rating: G
Spoilers: 4.02/"Six of One"
Prompt: Firsts



"We're finished voting," Six had said.

For Cavil, it's a new and disturbing thought. The Cylons have always voted. Always. Frak, he even agreed to join this stupid crusade, all for the sake of consensus! Now their unity is broken, and he's lost without it. He sits in his office, thinking.

I guess, he decides, it means I can do whatever I want to.

That's another new thought.

Well, what do I want?

He taps his fingers on his desk. He considers their fleet, neatly divided; he remembers agony and Centurion bullets.

Then Cavil smiles, slowly, and makes his first decision as an individual.

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