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06 October 2010 @ 08:14 pm
Under a Shadowed Sky Masterpost  

Under a Shadowed Sky

In the ruins on a gray Earth, Sam and Kara face the truth that the gods aren't finished with either of them yet. While the Fleet crumbles under the dark weight of despair, some find hope in new wonders, as the gods bring the humans and cylons to their final destiny.

Rating: Mature
Spoilers: thru Daybreak
Pairings: Kara/Sam, Dee/Lee (with other canon ships in the background)
Characters: everybody, but especially Kara, Sam, Dee, Lee, the Agathons, Tyrol, Tory, Cylons, Adama, etc.
Warnings: This is an AU of 4.5. The only thing I will assure you does NOT happen is rape. Everything else is fair game. It's BSG.
Wordcount: ~60,000

Author's Note: The first short draft of this was scribbled back for the twelvecolonies long fic challenge last year and was my attempt to create a true-to-BSG version of a cracky premise. Now expanded and remade for bsg_bigbang. I couldn't have done it without sabaceanbabe who not only beta'd for me, but did art! And also lucyparavel who beta'd and suffered greatly as I whined about it. Thank you, ladies! (and any remaining mistakes were entirely me either not taking their smart advice or reintroducing the same mistakes)

Go tell sabaceanbabe how beautiful it is and see more over at her place!

Chapter One
Chapter Two
Chapter Three
Chapter Four
Chapter Five
Chapter Six
Chapter Seven

The story is also posted on archiveofourown.org (AO3). There, you can read the whole thing as one file and even download it in several different formats to read offline.

Link to the story at AO3

But please, if you do read it elsewhere, come back and leave a comment. It really does mean a lot, especially when it's the Dreaded Wingfic and it's really long - I'd love to know people enjoyed it!

Thanks for reading!
scifishipper: kara earth sadscifishipper on October 7th, 2010 03:35 am (UTC)
I haven't read the fic yet, but that art is INCREDIBLE. HOLY FRAK! Gorgeous!

*runs to tell her, too*
lizardbeth: Anders- featherslizardbeth_j on October 8th, 2010 03:07 am (UTC)
oh yes, make sure you see the rest of it, since it's gorgeous.
scifishipper: kara twigscifishipper on October 8th, 2010 03:13 am (UTC)
Congrats on the fic! I went to her page and couldn't figure out how to leave a comment. I hope she sees the one I left on this post. The icon from it is also great.

The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: BFFs Sam & Jeansabaceanbabe on October 8th, 2010 02:07 am (UTC)
Psst. I think you're supposed to post links at bsg_bigbang.
lizardbeth: Anders- featherslizardbeth_j on October 8th, 2010 02:45 am (UTC)
I had to wait until I had a cool icon, yo. :)
The Proverbial Bull in a China Shop...: Kara and Sam laughsabaceanbabe on October 8th, 2010 12:49 pm (UTC)
the_jackalopethe_jackalope on October 8th, 2010 07:40 pm (UTC)
I. I. I. You ripped out my heart and then put it back together. TWICE. This is an amazing story.

And also, I LOVE that it's wingfic. LOVE.
lizardbethlizardbeth_j on October 8th, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!

Heh, I'm glad someone loves that it's wingfic. It's like the bastard stepchild of mpreg (even I think that! lol) but I had to do it, even if it meant hardly anyone would read it.

And here's a virtual cookie for you for being the first to comment. Oh you know what? If you have any questions about the story, or you'd like a wee 'deleted scene' in this 'verse, hit me. :D
yami_chan on December 23rd, 2010 05:20 pm (UTC)
I just recently finished watching BSG, and after the slit cutting sadness of the last season, I gotta say I appreciated your fic even more. It's all the hope even through the sadness that you were able to convey. Good job working the normal canon into the story, the changes were interesting and fun and I just really enjoyed your fic. I can't gush enough! Your characterizations were perfect! Starbuck and Anders were perfect!

Also Dee not dying and being adorable with Lee is a huge plus.

Oh and thanks for putting up an epub file. Fanfic at work very much appreciated!
lizardbeth: Shadowed Skylizardbeth_j on December 25th, 2010 06:39 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! I'm glad you enjoyed it.

I admit this was sort of 'fix it' fic for me -- I'm not a finale hater, but I was definitely glad to do a more hopeful version that changed some things I'd have done differently.

and yay, I'm glad to find another Dee/Lee fan! I was so sad when Dee died.
yami_chan on December 25th, 2010 08:33 am (UTC)
Yeah, I'm the same. I have pretty lukewarm feelings regarding the finale, there are just things I would have done differently. Focusing so hard on Hera in the finale is one of those things I would have avoided. Though I'm aware that the series hinted so much to it that they couldn't end the series without doing it. But merging the two big story lines (Final Five and Hera) was kind of a bad move imho. So (to get back to your fic lol), I really like the direction you took. And I really love the idea of Sam with wings. >3

Dee dying is also something else I took issue with. Just when she was getting back together with Lee too! I think they're adorable and badly handled! Does fandom not like this pairing? I'm new to fandom so that thought makes me sad!