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Ghost From the Past

By Gem

Word Count: 555
Date: 9/17/05
Series: pre-mini
Rating: T
Category: Challenge
Pairing/Focus: Adama/Roslin
Warnings: none
Summary: Dradis Challenge week 7 - Secrets Revealed
Spoilers/Disclaimers: slight Mini spoilers

“Bill, you’re assigned to the Secretary of Education, Laura Roslin. You escort her to and from her seat for the ceremony and then to the inaugural reception.

“I can do that, Mark.”

“I know you can. Let me introduce you.”


“Madame Secretary.”


“This is Commander William Adama. He will be your escort for this morning’s ceremony.”

Laura Roslin turned to face her escort. He was in a military dress uniform and had dark hair and deep blue eyes. He was absolutely gorgeous. Get your mind out of the gutter, Laura. You have to focus now. “Hello, Commander. It’s a pleasure to meet you.”

"The pleasure is mine, Madame Secretary.”

William Adama didn’t like pomp and circumstance but at times it had its advantages. Laura Roslin was a beautiful woman and one of those advantages.


After the inauguration, Bill escorted her back to her apartment. They had started a conversation at the reception that Laura wasn’t willing to let go of easily.

“You’ve got to be kidding me, Commander.”

“I’m not. I really don’t like politics.”

Laura smiled. “Can I tell you a secret?”

Adama looked up at her and nodded for her to go ahead. She moved over to sit next to him, “I don’t like politics either.”

Adama laughed. “I find that hard to believe, ma’am,” he whispered in her ear. He couldn’t resist her. He brushed his lips over hers and then pulled away. ‘What the hell are you doing? You’re a married man.’ He had stood up to leave but she pulled him back down into a passionate kiss.


He would never forget that day and night he spent with Laura Roslin. He was sure he would never see her again. When the public relations office brought her to his quarters, he had a hard time focusing on any rational thought. When Doral had left she finally spoke.

“You look as if you’ve seen a ghost, Commander.”

“Perhaps, I have.”


She remembered fondly that night she had spent with William Adama. She wished over and over that it had been more than a one night stand but it was. She felt something when she was with him that she didn’t feel when she was with anyone else. When she walked into the room her breath caught in her throat. He looked like he had seen a ghost and she knew she didn’t look much better. She swore he would never know the true consequences of the night they spent together. . She was happy with what he had given her. Perhaps, one day soon she would have the courage to tell him.


His husky voice brought her out of her musings. “You look like you’ve seen a ghost, Madame Secretary,” he said throwing her words back at her.

She smiled. “It’s good to see you.”

“That’s all I get after seven years.”

“I don’t think it appropriate to…”

He put a hand up to cut her off. “Our secret is safe with me.”

“It’s safe with me too, Commander.”

“Shall, I show you around my ship?”

“Certainly, Commander. I would like to talk you about the computer program to help the tourists get around.”

He rolled his eyes as he let her step out of the door first. “There she was the Laura, he knew and loved.”