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Fic: [SGA] Sweet Dreams (PG)

Title: Sweet Dreams
Author: skinscript
Rating: PG
Genre: General (could read as Shep/Teyla but I don't actually ship that way)
Spoilers: Search and Rescue (5x01)
Wordcount: 400-ish
Disclaimer: Seriously?
Posted at: sga_epsiodefic

Summary: Search and Rescue episode tag.


A/N: I had SO much trouble coming up with a tag for Search and Rescue! Wow.



"Toryn John Emmagen..."

John heard Teyla's voice, soft and dreamy as the med team wheeled him out of the room. His head was still spinning from the unexpected gift she'd given him. Naming her son after him. Wow. He really was honoured.

Dr. Keller smiled down at him as she walked beside the gurney. "He's adorable, isn't he?"

"Who, the baby? Yeah." John grinned back, only wincing a little as they hit an uneven tile in the floor. His eyelids felt heavy, and he felt his head loll a little on his neck. "Almost there, Doc?"

"Almost," Dr. Keller answered him cheerfully, her hand finding his wrist and checking his pulse automatically. "I see the last of the stimulants are wearing off right on time," she chirped. "I shouldn't even need anaesthetic for this, you'll be so far out of it in about two minutes I should just let you sleep through it."

"Uh." Lassitude eased through his limbs like the high after really good sex. He couldn't force his eyes open more than slits, just enough to see the broad grin on Dr. Keller's face. "I think I'd still rather you used some." His voice came out sluggish and tired.

"Party pooper." He heard some vague medical jargon flow back and forth over his head, and then the depressingly familiar cold bite of anaesthetic snaking through his veins. He felt Dr. Keller lean over him, close to his ear. "Go to sleep, John. Have sweet dreams."

He licked his lips and fell headlong into darkness leaved by flickering yellow, like....

Candlelight.

Teyla sat across the table from him, cradling a glass of deep red wine between slender fingers. The candlelight gilded her already golden skin even further, turning her loveliness into something unbelievably beautiful. Her hair was upswept, and she gave him a beaming smile. "I cherish these times, where it is just you and me," she said softly, sincerely.

Thinking of the aching hole her absence had left in them all, John nodded. "Me too." He held her eyes, smiling with honest pleasure at simply having her here. After a moment, he blinked, realised he was being selfish. "You've got an early morning," he began.

"I never got to properly thank you," she interrupted.

"For what?"

"For what?" She echoed incredulously. "For rescuing me!'

"Oh, that." John set down his glass and took her hand, knowing how to answer this time, knowing that Ford would approve. "You have thanked me, quite properly already." He squeezed her fingers in his, enjoying the solid strength of skin and bone. "And, you're welcome."

-30-

Comments

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sheafrotherdon
Jul. 20th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
Oh, bless! I love this inversion of the beginning of the ep - nicely done!
skinscript
Jul. 20th, 2008 03:22 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I kind of felt that John's 'must go on rescue mission myself' craziness was at least partly in reaction to him dreaming Ford (and his continued guilt over his 'failures'), so I figured that a call back to it might work.

Cheers!
erda_3
Jul. 20th, 2008 02:15 pm (UTC)
This is very nice and fits with the ep in a satisfying way.
skinscript
Jul. 20th, 2008 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I *really* struggled to come up with something for this, and I didn't really *want* to go with the dream sequence, cause it is a bit candy-ish, but I do think it's a good balance to the start.

And, when I started re-watching the ep for inspiration I got snagged by how gorgeous John looked by candlelight. :)
vita_candeo
Jul. 30th, 2008 02:27 pm (UTC)
Lovely little tag :)
skinscript
Jul. 30th, 2008 11:44 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
goblie
Aug. 4th, 2008 10:26 pm (UTC)
Awesomeness!

I'm glad for this scene - it makes parts of the episode sit with me a bit better. :)

As you already know I am not a very big fan of dream sequences in fic in general, because sometimes they tend to bore me in that they go on a bit too long, and once I know it's a dream, I just want to get back to the story that's happening now - save the symbolism for later. (I know, bad, impatient me)

In this case though, I actually liked it, (so go you), it fits with what we saw in the episode and rounds it off quite nicely. It also makes a lot of sense that John would be so gung ho about the rescue attempt with his 'failure' with Ford in mind.

And it's pretty damned cute, too. *Laughs*

I also love how you get more lyrical and poetic when you drop into the dream bit. Makes the image more vivid and gives it more of a dream-like, flowy feeling, if that makes sense. :)

And just one more thing - I adore Keller in this! I kinda love her in general anyway, but her quirky!chirpiness here cracks me up. It's totally Keller... awesome. :)

Thanks Skinkie, can't wait to see the ones for the later episodes. *Gentle nudge* ;)
skinscript
Aug. 7th, 2008 01:18 am (UTC)
Well, I am glad I overcame your dream sequence distaste. :)

It *is* cute, which irritates me a bit. What is it about this fandom that keeps convincing me to write fluffy stuff? Remember SC? Once upon a time I did angst, damn it! But I keep on wanting to make everything sweet here.

I love Keller this year, with the nerdy and the cute. She's great.

Thank you dahling. :)
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