mr_gaeta: (thinking too much)
Felix Gaeta ([personal profile] mr_gaeta) wrote2014-05-05 10:29 pm

[Room 372]

[Shortly after this.]

Soup seems like a good idea tonight. It's warm, and comforting, and doesn't need a hell of a lot of work to turn out well.

Gaeta dumps all the ingredients into the biggest pot he owns, dropping it on the stove's back burner to let it simmer for a couple hours. Gogo hasn't strayed far from his side since they left the bar; when Gaeta gives up and opts to sit on the kitchen floor, rather than take a proper seat at the table, the dodo scoots closer with all seeming intention to climb into his lap.

"No," he murmurs, pushing him back a little. "Stay there."

Gogo cocks his head, as if considering the request, then thumps down next to him and sets his beak on Gaeta's shoulder. Gaeta has to crane his chin back to make room for Gogo's head; with a defeated sigh, he draws an arm around the bird to ground himself a little further.

He can breathe. The anger hasn't ebbed back as far as he thought -- a meal that doesn't require much work means he can spend more time replaying the conversation in his head -- but the tension isn't as bad. Even if his palm hurts like all frak, he didn't do anything worse than sling a few insults Javert's way.

Gaeta still wouldn't mind staying on the floor a little while longer.
faithful_lt: (distantly thoughtful)

[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 02:45 am (UTC)(link)
There's something on the Admiral's mind. He's not sure what it is; he's not sure if anyone is, except maybe Tigh or Roslin, and there's no way he's asking them.

(Even though he does still have to try to find a way to talk to the President, daunting as that may be.)

It's more of a relief than he likes to admit to leave Galactica behind for a few hours. Hoshi's whistling a little, under his breath, as he unlocks the door to Felix's quarters at the bar and steps inside.

"I'm back," he calls, closing the door behind him. "Anyone here?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 02:52 am (UTC)(link)
"So I see," he replies, walking toward the kitchen with every expectation of finding Felix standing in front of the stove in the little efficiency --

-- only to stop where he is, blinking in surprise at the sight of the other man sitting on the floor.

"Practicing nesting, are we?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
"Sure."

He takes Felix's hand, lacing his fingers with the other man's, and lowers himself to the floor.

"Gogo have a rough day, or something?" he asks, searching Felix's face.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 03:00 am (UTC)(link)
"Mm."

He reaches out with his free hand to ruffle Gogo's feathers, all the same.

"Want to tell me about it?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
"So I gather." Gently said, but after all, it's not every day that he comes back to Milliways to find Felix slumped on the floor.

"Must have been a real jerk to have gotten under your skin like this."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-06 03:20 am (UTC)(link)
He puts his arm around Felix and draws him a little closer.

"I can't say that I've even heard of any of the Gemenese thinking that kind of thing, and you know how devout some of them can be. This guy sounds a little dense to me."

Hoshi turns his head and kisses Felix's hair.

"Fixated on our relationship? Maybe he's lonely," he muses. "Or envious, and trying to get your attention the wrong way, kind of like a kid pulling someone's hair when he's got a crush?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 02:15 am (UTC)(link)
"No?"

He pulls back just enough to peer down at Felix.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 02:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Okay," he concedes.

It's Felix who's met the guy, after all.

"Maybe jealous of something about us, then. Something he doesn't have in his own life."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 02:49 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi blinks.

"Uh, no."

A beat.

"Offended?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 02:56 am (UTC)(link)
"He was preaching at you?"

Another piece falls into place, and Hoshi frowns suddenly.

"Wait, that's not -- you're not saying that he was blaming us being together for the war?"
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 03:03 am (UTC)(link)
"And he unloaded all of it on you."

His expression is beginning to harden, even as he reaches for Felix's injured hand.
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 03:09 am (UTC)(link)
"Bad enough," he disagrees, and presses a gentle kiss to Felix's injured palm.

"I'm sorry, baby."
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[personal profile] faithful_lt 2014-05-07 03:17 am (UTC)(link)
Hoshi is, however, and it only adds to his growing determination.

"Mm. What was his name?"

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