|rap541 (rap541) wrote,|
@ 2008-06-10 05:55:00
Alpha and Omega part 61 "For Earth"
Title - "For Earth"
Prompt - Winter 061
Word Count - 315
Summary - Gaeta gets all sentimental
Author's note - Big Table Fic - I recommend reading in order it makes more sense. Go here.
The temple grounds were overgrown with the thick vegetation of summer. He didn’t want to let it distract him but even without the monks gentle tending, the gardens were verdant green, and filled with the bright colors of flowers. He missed flowers. His mother had liked flowers and had gardened extensively. Reading feeds the mind, she had often said, but growing flowers tends the soul. She had always kept a small portion of the greenhouse devoted to flowers, so that even in the dead of winter, there were fresh flowers in their home. On the table, to greet guests, to welcome, and to make it home.
“Wait,” he said as they trotted by one of the sheds. He opened one of the familiar built in bins, recognizing the design, and saw what he was looking for. Seeds and bulbs.
“What are you doing?” Kara hissed as he opened her rucksack and began dropping handfuls of the precious find into it.
He held up one of the bulbs. “Flower bulbs and seeds. It won’t add even a pound…” But it was her pack.
She eyed him. “Flowers….”
“For the ships…” He hesitated. He didn’t know what the coordinates meant, he didn’t know if it was a wild goose chase or not but, “We should take them. For Earth. So we have something to remind us.”
Her expression softened just a little. “Gods the recruiters frakked up on you, Felix. Flowers… every time I have you figured out…” Her head jerked suddenly, like a dog that had heard something that a human couldn’t. She reached into the bin and grabbed big handfuls, spilling some to the ground and shoving them into his knapsack as well. “They’re coming, I know it. So we need to run. Let’s go.”
They were running back to the residential buildings when he finally heard the low whine of Cylon ships flying.