Angels Would Fall, by lls_mutant – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Kara interrupts him with a sharp laugh and a rolled up jacket tossed lightly at his face. “Do you realize that’s the third time you’ve quoted Lee in the past hour?” she asks. “When did the two of you become such frakking best buddies?”

Frakking best buddies. Sam stops still, because he never thought of it that way. But before he can analyze it, Kara sees the truth and says, “So what, did you two have some sort of mutual comfort society going while I was gone?”

He’s never been the type to hide his feelings from Kara- hell, he’s never thought he should hide his feelings from Kara. And so he stands there, everything written across his face.

Source: Angels Would Fall, by lls_mutant – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

I must admit, I’ve got kind of a thing for Sam/Lee during Kara’s “death”…

Prologue – Chapter 1, by embolalia – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

“Don’t worry.” Zak leans up to kiss Kara’s cheek, then stands. “He’ll love you, too.” He heads toward the door. “Come on or we’ll be late.”

In spite of his warning, Kara slips down into his seat and stares into space for a minute. Her mind is blank except for that one word: too.

Source: Prologue – Chapter 1, by embolalia – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

As much as I dislike cheating in real life, the chemistry between Kara and Lee right from the start can’t be denied, and this fic shows a plausible (and still mostly canon-compliant) way it might have gone.

Proving Grounds, by walbergr – Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

And motion from the taller man, a twisting jerk away, turning his back to Lee, Zak’s confused stutter, standing and turning a shoulder toward the taller man, reaching a hand out to him, seeing Lee, his “Oh Gods, shit, frak!” The red rising to his cheeks, hand slipping off his cock and then more quickly back as a shield.

Lee choking out “What the hell, Zak?” at the same moment he hears “Leland Adama, if you left my door open…” in a affectionate murmur twenty feet behind him.

Source: Proving Grounds, by walbergr – Battlestar Galactica, Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

I simply love canon-divergent fics that explore Lee and Kara on Caprica, especially when they include her relationship with Zak. In this one they break up, and Lee is there to pick up the pieces. *happy sigh*

[bsg] distance enough – let me run through a field in the night — LiveJournal

It takes Kara a full, careful year to cut Lee Adama out of her life, and less than a minute to let him back in.

Source: [bsg] distance enough – let me run through a field in the night — LiveJournal

Canon-divergent vaguely after season 2, this is a perfect little thing – because while Apollo and Starbuck always worked, Lee and Kare were a different story…

Reunion, The Beta Version Prologue to Chapter 1, a battlestar galactica: 2003 fanfic | FanFiction | https://www.fanfiction.net/

The Fleet takes back New Caprica, but the war is still in full force. As Lee and Kara make amends, they find a chance to redirect the future if they can only reconcile the past.

Source: Reunion, The Beta Version Prologue to Chapter 1, a battlestar galactica: 2003 fanfic | FanFiction | https://www.fanfiction.net/

Kara and Lee get an unexpected do-over. This is brilliant.

Intra, by Kate Andrews (k8andrewz) – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

Lee’s briefing them, yet again. Cylons are still coming and they’re still here, that’s the gist. She’s not dead yet and neither is he. Somehow, by the grace of some gods, Lee Adama of all frakking men is alive with her, here, at the end of the world. He is alive and breathing and so close she could touch him if she wanted, but she doesn’t.

Source: Intra, by Kate Andrews (k8andrewz) – Battlestar Galactica (2003) [Archive of Our Own] | https://archiveofourown.org/

An oldie but an absolute classic, I love this fic set during the first episode.

artemis rising, by stars-like-dust

She’s lying on her stomach poking sticks upright in the grass. He sits down beside her, and he can see the tension in her shoulders.

“So,” he says casually, and he’s very proud of the way his voice doesn’t shake at all. “I hear the Aegean Peninsula is nice this time of year.”

Pre-series AU, adult. Pilots on the beach!
artemis rising, by stars-like-dust

Your Quaint Honour, by voleuse

Once in a while, though, Lee allows himself the luxury of contemplation. When not distracted by her actual, dominating presence, he lets himself consider the possibility of a future. With her.

She would laugh at him, and for the most part, he laughs at himself, because the future stretches ahead of them, open and endless. 

Teen, canon divergent. This is how I naively hoped their relationship might play out after the mini. *g* 

Your Quaint Honour, by voleuse

Vid: Fell In Love With a Girl, by Melissa

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Gloriously random surfer!AU, this is just a whole lot of fun for our usually so angst-ridden couple. Music by The White Stripes.