Of Loss and Words (Stargate Atlantis)

Originally Posted: Sep. 11th, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: Laconic, taciturn, reserved… the one man silent in a city that loves to talk. (Ronon)

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Just because they couldn’t hear him, didn’t mean he didn’t talk.

He filled the empty running hours with words, defiant in forced solitude. He talked about his work; the rules and regulations, stories collected through years of service, friends he would never see again. He talked about his home; the sounds, the smells, the bitter homesickness seeping past his defenses now and then. He talked about his wife; what they’d been and what they could have been… all the things he might not have lost, if only he’d tried harder.

Now, with a city listening, he’s run out of words to say.

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