Title: "A Proportional Response"

Rating: R

Category: drabble, challenge, Sheppard/Teyla

Challenge: West Wing titles

Summary: He sleeps with Teyla because he feels guilty.


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He sleeps with Teyla because he feels guilty.

They don't talk about how he woke the Wraith, or how her world is burned, or how he's never going to be able to put it right again, not really, not for all his Earthly bravado.

When he makes her come, it's like he's paying her back, in pennies. He lays his body across hers like a human barricade and prays that, the next time she opens her mouth, she won't say anything of substance.

"Love you," she murmurs, but her voice catches like she doesn't mean it.

He hopes that's true.


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