Title: The Edge of Sleep
Theme: Stages of Change - Confusion/Shock
Rating: PG for some violence.
Author's Note: Drabbles are hard and 100 words really isn't long enough for this piece.
In the half-remembered time between waking and sleep, he dreamt of flying.
The horizon was a bright cerulean blue he raced the ocean to meet. He pushed the Jumper for more speed; felt the exhilarating rush as the water blurred beneath him.
He turned to his co-pilot and found himself on a balcony facing Teyla-who-wasn't-Teyla but something else, something ... vast.
"Do you feel?." For a heartbeat they locked gazes and somewhere in John's dream-fogged brain he began to understand.
Then Rodney was there, ripping open Teyla's chest, pulling out fistfuls of gore along with the control crystals.
"She's broken John, Atlantis is broken"