Originally Posted: May. 30th, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: This is what he keeps.
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This is what he keeps, the one memory out of everything that’s left behind, remnants of a life played out against a backdrop that still feels unreal. The SGC would disapprove, so he gives them the answers they want instead; alien sunsets and pristine beaches, harvest festivals and rose-colored yesterdays.
And when he’s sent home, like a warhorse retired to empty fields, he cracks open a beer, looks up at the stars, and remembers. Remembers when the sky was filled with an endless stream of fire, and the shield was failing, and how they faced the impossible.