Three laughs uproariously at her, and Laura rolls her eyes, perturbed.
"Your face! Oh, it's ridiculous! No, look, I'm not giving you any names." Laura nods, conceding that, given the circumstances and the generally heightened air, that was kind of a good burn. "Not until I feel like I'm safe, because information is all I got, sweetie. I'm mortal now. In fact, I'm the only Three in the whole darn universe. So I gotta worry about protecting myself. I'll tell you who the Final Five are when you take me back to your Fleet." Laura nods. That makes sense. "Oh, and by the way, Laura? I would've said the same thing if you'd met me with a whole lot of Cylons, because I don't trust anyone right now. So all this deception? Complete waste of time."
Laura nods, and smiles wisely. It usually is.
DHIYO YO NAH PRACHODAYAT
Laura sits in the Hybrid Chamber, knees up to her chest like a girl, staring down at the beautiful creature in the water, listening to her whisper music. This strange, lovely world. ...to remove the pump with the attached hose and wiring simultaneously release the three tangs while pulling the pump out of the retainer along with the line and wiring...
They jump, out and back in. In the jump we are all forest, for a moment; we turn back into trees. But she can do both now, she's mastered the art of remembering the miracle, and no longer needs the protection of the lacuna; she turns her scars into new gardens. This is the trial and the Maelstrom of the President, Laura Roslin, who shines in the dark.
"You lied to me," she says, wry, to Elosha, who followed her out of the jump. "Did I?" Roslin speaks softly, like a woman in love. "I thought I was earning humanity's right to survive." Elosha laughs at her. "Oh! It's not a vending machine, Laura. You don't save a life, and then... 'Cue the celestial trumpets, here's the way to Earth!'"
Which is to say: the Gods are not a factory for making Gods, or luck, or answering anything. You can't earn their love, because you can't earn anything freely given. These are duties to yourself. Roslin grins at her. "-- I know." "Jump!"