In one of the podcasts, RDM said that the original plan was to end the mutiny with Gaeta, Zarek, and the other mutineers exiled to a handful of ships that didn't want to follow Galactica anymore, rather than the executions. I would love to see this as the premise for a nice, plotty AU. Who would stay with the Fleet, and who would go with Gaeta and Zarek's faction? What would they do without a military vessel for protection? Would they find Earth, or colonize somewhere else, or have a completely different strategy? I think this fic would give not on Gaeta and Zarek some meaty material, but it might also give a lot of other minor characters (Seelix, Kelly, Narcho, etc.) a real chance to shine. If it were me, I'd throw in some Gaeta/Zarek, since I imagine Hoshi stayed with the Fleet--but again, that part's just me. I have a fic to-do list as long as my arm right now, so I'm not exactly taking on more potentially long fics at the moment. I'd love to read this, though!