number_eight: (Boomer - Cannot Wash this Blood Away)
No man is worth his salt who is not ready at all times to risk his body, to risk his well-being, to risk his life, in a great cause. - Theodore Roosevelt

I know I'm not worth much of anything these days. Let's face it; I betrayed the only family I ever had on Galactica, I hurt Galen who I loved so much and betrayed his trust, and I shot the Old Man.

I risked everything, all because I was a frakking idiot, listening to Cavil and his lies about Ellen, about Hera, and about me. I snuck onboard Galactica, impersonated Athena, tied her up after I beat the frak out of her, and then I frakked her husband right in front of her.

What sort of soldier does that make me?

Read more... )

I died three times, at the hands of soldiers who I had trusted. Third time's the charm, right?

I deserved it, though. I wasn't a soldier. I never fought for a cause or was willing to give my life; I was always too frakking scared of the truth. No, I deserved to let Athena kill me.

Maybe, in the end as she handed Hera over to Helo and pulled the trigger, that was my cause.

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 552
OOC Note: Prompt reply is canon and takes place during the series finale, "Daybreak, Part II".
number_eight: (Cylon - An Army of Me)
Once, there was a young girl named Sharon Valerii who fell in love with a man she shouldn't have fallen in love with, discovered she was a Cylon, and shot her Commanding Officer in an attempt to kill him. By accident, of course, but nonetheless, she shot him and everyone hated her for it. She begged and pleaded, trying to get her love back into her life all while she had no clue what her own life meant anymore considering it was filled with Cylon lies.

She was killed, only to resurrect into an exact duplicate of her own body, surrounded by other "model Eights". She screamed, crying for the child she had wanted to have with Chief Tyrol, the life she had planned once, and the man -- Commander William Adama -- that had been her father-figure.

Once, there was a young Cylon without a name, who stole the life of Sharon Valerii and lied willingly to the man who was in love with the girl. She slept with him in an attempt to form a human-Cylon hybrid, only to realize that she was in love with the man, Helo, himself. She was thrown into the brig, the same one that Valerii had been trapped in, only this time the Cylon chose the name "Sharon" for herself as she held on desperately to her child. The humans did not consider her family, and she hated them back once they told her that her daughter had died.

She was killed, only to resurrect into an exact duplicate of her own body, surrounded by other "model Eights" including the one whose life she had stolen. She screamed, crying for the child she had given birth to, the stolen life that was back on board Galactica, and the man -- Admiral William Adama -- who was now her father-figure.

Look at me and tell me who I am, why I am, what I am... )

It all depends on who is the victim and who is the villain in the story.

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Sharon and a Cylon without a past. And in truth, despite their different endings, neither of them found redemption.

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii/Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 574
OOC: Thank you everyone for reading Sharon here in TM. This is her last post for this community, sadly, but look for her in other ones. Thanks! It's been a blast.
number_eight: (Athena - Mother & Child)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x20, 'Daybreak, Part Two' )

Muse: Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 370
OOC Note: This prompt reply reflects the original written ending to the series, not the one that was aired.
number_eight: (Boomer - The Traitor)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x20, 'Daybreak, Part Two' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 793 (not including direct quotes)
number_eight: (Boomer - Upset)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x18, 'Islanded In a Stream of Stars' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 681 (not including direct quotes)

272 - Pets

Mar. 2nd, 2009 12:32 pm
number_eight: (Boomer - Sex as Athena)
Cavil called me his "pet Cylon."

Contains spoilers for episode 4x17, 'Someone to Watch Over Me' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii and Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 1700 (not including direct quotes)
number_eight: (Boomer - White Outfit/Small Girl)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x16, 'Deadlock' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 314 (not including direct quotes)
number_eight: (Boomer - Lost Child)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x15, 'No Exit' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 677 (not including direct quotes)
number_eight: (Cylon - An Army of Me)
Karl, you and Hera are my life. Thank you for always believing in me.

Love, Sharon


Meta: Lee, I'll meet you after work.

- Sharon


Cavil, your food is ready.

number_eight: (Boomer - Smile)
"Hey, Boomer. Did you hear the news?"

Boomer turned around, hand on one hip as she did her best to look as innocent as possible. News? News could mean anything, but if anyone found out about how she was frakking the Chief, they'd both get thrown into hack. "Nope, not a thing, Helo." That sounded natural to her. Hopefully to her ECO, too. "What's up?"

Helo's eyebrows waggled a bit as he pulled his lollipop out of his mouth with a large "popping" sound and licked his lips. "They say the Old Man's son is going to lead the flyby for the decommissioning."

Her eyes got huge. "Apollo? You mean the Apollo?" Boomer chewed on her lower lip. "I've heard all about him. He's famous... he graduated third in his class..."

Helo didn't seem to notice how quiet Boomer had gotten, only that she was suddenly interested in what he was saying. "Scuttlebutt has it that he's even going to be the one to fly the restored Mark II that's down in the hangar deck."

Read more... )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 354
OOC Note: This ficlet is based off one scene from the mini-series, but should not be taken as strict canon.
number_eight: (Athena - Heaven Help Me)
She was the best.

Once upon a time, Sharon Valerii was just a kid who had her parents die in a tragic mining accident. She knew their names – Abraham and Katherine – she knew she had one sibling, and that she was born on Troy as a daughter from a family of Aurelons. Her parents were there at her graduation when she got her wings, and she remembered how it felt to lose them only to gain a family again once again when she joined the battlestar Galactica as lieutenant, junior grade. She got a callsign --"Boomer" – in addition to her own Raptor. She got a lover, Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol, although they had to keep their affair secret. She got a good friend in her ECO, Karl "Helo" Agathon. And she got a big sister in "Starbuck" with everyone's favorite father, the Old Man. Sure, he wasn't her father, but she loved him and her new family, all of them. She was an orphan, after all, and to actually gain a family again?

But everyone knows that those sorts of stories are only fairytales, and there's no such thing as "happily ever afters", which was why it shouldn't have come to any surprise when Sharon found out that she was, in fact, a Cylon sleeper agent sent to infiltrate and destroy the remaining humans onboard Galactica. The human part of her fought against it, naturally, for as long as possible, but it wasn't enough.

She was a Cylon spy who sabotaged Galactica's water supply, aided another Cylon to gain access to a munitions store to make a bomb, and critically shot Commander Bill Adama in the chest. Her life was a lie. Her family was a lie.

She was the best.

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 293
number_eight: (Caprica - Downloaded)
There was gagging and coughing. Sticky film that covered my body and I was completely naked. It felt like I was drowning, only it wasn't in any pool of water I'd ever been in my entire life. I knew, though, that I had to breathe at some point, but I wasn't swimming.

Why wasn't I swimming, and yet it felt like drowning?

I moved my limbs, my head finally breaking surface, and I gasped for air. All around me, there was darkness, and I realized at last that I was trapped. Well, not trapped, exactly, but confined to something. What was it? Where was I? It was too confusing, and I couldn't remember anything before this moment.

Deep breaths. Slow.


Welcome home, Sister.


We love you, Sharon.

Read more... )

Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 344
number_eight: (Boomer - The Traitor)

To think your whole life that you're human, to go out fighting against the toasters for the survival of the human race, only to find out that you're a toaster yourself? And not just any toaster, but a frakking sleeper agent sent to kill one of the most thoughtful, kindest men in the whole frakking galaxy?

I can't explain how much that hurts me. It hurts me still, to this day, to know that the time I lost and couldn't remember were because of things I was doing that were programmed into me. A lie, a whole life that was a lie. And I tried, I frakking tried my best to get it back after I woke up on Caprica and demanded to live in my apartment, but then they tried to box me.

I came up with that great idea with Caprica Six to have humans and Cylons live together. We all saw how well New Caprica turned out.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust... )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 439
number_eight: (Cylon - An Army of Me)
Contains spoilers through episode 4x10, 'Revelations' )

Muse: Sharon "Athena" Agathon, Sharon "Boomer" Valerii, and Number Eight
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 611

228 - 3am

Apr. 27th, 2008 02:07 pm
number_eight: (Boomer - Lost Child)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x4, 'Escape Velocity' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 300
number_eight: (Boomer - Kissing Cavil)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x3, 'The Ties That Bind' )

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 397
number_eight: (Cylon - Eight Name Icon)
Contains spoilers for episode 4x2, 'Six of One' as well as speculation for the rest of Season Four )

Muse: Sharon "Athena" Agathon/Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 374

224 - Mad

Apr. 2nd, 2008 03:27 pm
number_eight: (Caprica - Downloaded)
Blood, blood everywhere, and all she could think was, "I'm dying. I'm dying. I'm dying and Galen won't know that I love him, and so I have to tell him, I have to tell him…"

She did, whispering the words to him until the bullet that was inside her, the bullet that was killing her (that no one cared about, maybe not even Galen?) finally did its job and the last drop of blood that could pour out of her wound did. She was done, complete, over, a Cylon no more, and she could meet the gods and ask for their forgiveness for shooting Commander Adama. They could be merciful, surely.

Strange thoughts to have towards the end, but then Sharon realized it wasn't the end after all as she took one large gasping breath and she was naked in a pool of something, something that was sticking to her body and felt like oil but was blue with light coming from somewhere. Disoriented, she looked around, trying to find the gods she'd been hoping to see and instead she heard words.

"Slow, deep breaths. You're doing great."

Stay sane inside insanity… )

Do Cylons have feelings? They must, she realized, because every day, she remembered dying and waking up again to see herself talking to her. And every day, remembering that, Sharon died a little bit more inside.

Muse: Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom: Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count: 435
number_eight: (Boomer - Cylon)
She doesn't think that she's great at all. In fact, she knows that she's nowhere near being great. Commander Adama is great, though.

She wonders if he's misunderstood. She doesn't think he is.

She shot him. Does that mean people don't really understand her? No, she supposes that since she's a toaster, it really doesn't matter much anyway. She thinks as she sits in her cell that maybe people could understand her point of view on everything if they bothered to talk to her, but when Chief is brought in with her, he won't hold her at all. Won't hug her.

She cries, and not for the first time.

She's just Sharon Valerii, the rook Raptor pilot who botches her landings, who loves a man who hates her, who shot the man she admires, and who is probably going to die.

She thinks to herself, May the gods have mercy on my soul, then realizes that perhaps, she has no soul. Even if she did, even if she wasn't a toaster, she's still not much of anything.

Would the gods really have time for someone like her?

Muse : Sharon "Boomer" Valerii
Fandom : Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count : 187
number_eight: (Athena - A Meeting With Myself)
It's going to sound morbid, but I would have wanted to be there when Cally shot Boomer.

Now, hear me out on this. I can pull so many memories from Boomer already, so when there are things like the feelings she had for Chief, the first time that she I met Kara, things like that? They're there. I remember and feel them all, so it's no use trying to go back to those times. What more would I learn from it?

Even when she shot Admiral Adama, I just… I can't. I can't go back to that. I know in my head and my heart that it wasn't me, but if I had been there, would I have stopped it? Could I have stopped it? I know who I am, and I have no programming that I know of. I think it would just break my heart to watch it.

But on Kobol, when I was still a prisoner leading everyone through the woods, I remember that moment when I proved myself to Admiral Adama. I handed the weapon I had been given over to him without any hesitation. I'd asked Helo to trust me, and he did – also without hesitation. But that moment would not have happened if I hadn't been told what had happened to Boomer onboard Galactica. If I hadn't been told how they had shot her, how Cally had been sent to sit in hack for "discharging a firearm" instead of murder (as it should have been), well…

Cally and I have our differences. I doubt there's anyone who would disagree about that. Threats, tears, anger. She hates the Cylons and for that reason alone, she hates me.

For killing Boomer, despite my own feelings to her, I hate her right back.

But I would want to be there, in that line of humans yelling at her and throwing objects, asking for her death. I would want to pull Cally away so that Boomer wouldn't download and eventually try and kill Hera while I was risking everything to save my daughter.

I suppose the real reason is that I would want to be there so that maybe, just maybe, I could give Boomer a chance at a life. At the one she thought that she already had.

The way I was given one.

Muse : Sharon "Athena" Agathon
Fandom : Misc. TV/"Battlestar Galactica"
Word Count : 387


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