Warning! Spoilers for Stargate Atlantis episode "The Return, Part I".
Drabble inspired by this watercolor
by Crysothemis and as an episode tag for SGA 3x10, "The Return, Part I". Stargate Atlantis and its characters are not owned by me and I make no profit, I just enjoy seeing the characters outside the series.
On a good night, John sleeps and dreams of the taste of salt air the like of which he’s not experienced anywhere else and flying with the lightest touch of thought over the waves toward a city of towers and spires set against the backdrop of a long twilight under the stars of a different galaxy. On the best of nights, he dreams of eyes as blue as the shimmering vertical puddle through which they traveled and kisses tasting of the unique Lantean salt water tang from the sandy lagoon where they first made love. When he wakes, it is to grief and memories of all that he’s lost, but most especially he mourns not waking to the rasp of beard and insistent lips, and staring into sleepy blue eyes. John is determined that even if he never returns to Atlantis and the Pegasus galaxy, he will return to Rodney McKay.