blue flamingos

Five things their teammates wanted Ronon and Teyla to understand about Earth

Fandom: Stargate:Atlantis

Year/Length: 1009/~345 words

Disclaimer: No, I don't own them, for which I should think they're profoundly grateful.

Author's Notes:

Feedback: Yes please. Even if it's bad. Especially if it's bad.

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1.

That, although people generally would band together in a crisis, they preferred not to, and weren't all that great about it, and so telling them about the latest alien threat was more likely to end in mass panic and rioting than a coordinated response against it. Which, yes, seemed kind of impractical, but that was what you got when you tried to keep a secret from six billion people.

2.

That individually people could be generous, courageous, wonderful human beings, but that collectively they were bastards. More the first part than the second, although only the second part worked as an explanation when they found out about things like millions of children starving in Africa, and wars that wrecked thousands of lives while no-one helped.

3.

That if Ronon and Lorne kept kissing in public there – even in San Francisco – they were going to wind up either getting into a brawl and arrested, or with Lorne losing his job. John really wished he hadn't had to remind Lorne of that as well, although Lorne seemed to find it hilarious. No wonder he'd fit into Atlantis so well – he was clearly as crazy as the rest of them.

4.

That clowns were the root of all evil, and the product of a sick, twisted mind, perpetuated by delusional parents who didn't understand their traumatising effect on small children. Okay, maybe that one was just John.

5.

That, because it was still there, because they'd never had their entire population wiped out or their cities burned to the ground, Earth was special for all the little things: ice cream and popcorn, carnival rides, scientific conferences, access to as many marker pens or bullets as they needed, sunny days and cats and dogs in parks. And that, for all that Earth had all of those things, Atlantis was special, because it had Teyla and Ronon, Torren and Kanaan and Keller and Radek and Lorne, John's marines and Rodney's science teams and the Athosians on the mainland. And that they'd never give either one up.


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