Title: Touch of Arrogance
Pairings/Characters: Apollo/Starbuck (‘70s version)
Summary: The Scion of the House of Adama bears great responsibility.
Date Of Completion: April 13, 2007
Date Of Posting: April 14, 2007
Disclaimer: I don’t own ‘em, Universal does, more’s the pity.
Word Count: 156
Feedback welcome and appreciated.
Author’s Note: I intended this to be a drabble, but I couldn’t cut it down to 100 words nor stretch it out to 200, so it’s kind of a
Touch of Arrogance
He’s arrogant, they say.
The eldest child of Commander Adama is arrogant, demanding, thinks he’s a Prince of the Universe or something.
He’s all that, but much more.
I’ve watched Apollo since we were roommates at the Academy. I’ve seen that tilt of the chin, watched those green eyes glittering,
hurried to keep up with his stride as he goes forward, a man with a mission.
What those detractors of his don’t realize is, that he’s got the crushing weight of responsibility on him, all the time.
That he is the son of Adama, and expected to be perfect.
That he is the Captain of Blue Squadron, and expected to lead them and keep us all alive.
That he’s raising a son left to him by his widow.
That he’s loving me as I drive him crazy, but he laughs, anyway.
So what if he’s a touch arrogant?
Sometimes he deserves to be.