TITLE: For All The Years That Do Us Harm / And These Cold Comforts Warm
FANDOM: Stargate Atlantis
LENGTH/RATING: 200 words (paired drabbles), PG, Gen
SUMMARY: Hurt and Comfort. Written for sga_flashfic: The H/C Challenge.
For All The Years That Do Us Harm
There are different kinds of hurt, different strata of pain, when the life you've left behind was so much more than you'd ever imagined it could be. And it's hard -impossible- finding solace here; even knowing the home Atlantis fought, and suffered, and died to protect will never share your nightmares. Because your world's so very small now, against the backdrop of all you've done and all you might have been. It's a faint shadow of a life, and you cry until your chest hurts and your eyes burn, because it still isn't real and won't ever be real again.
And These Cold Comforts Warm
Time mends some wounds, but nothing wears away the scars. Sometimes the world's still too small and the sky too large; when memories of loves and loss --nightmares of what almost was-- swallows up the days. But they stay nightmares now, wispy and half-alive, and the world's too small in all the right ways. A single flower, a touch, a smile, all the simple honest joys each moment brings. And when the nights loom large --memories burnt bright against the sky-- they focus on each other, on the bits of home they'd never truly lost, and it's enough.
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