Author: Rhiannon - rhian_morwenna
Summary: A series of drabbles about memory
Word Count: 100 each
Genres: Drabble, Character Study, Episode Tag
Disclaimer: Don’t own, never will.
Author's Notes: Tabula Rasa - 1. a. The mind before it receives the impressions gained from experience. b. The unformed, featureless mind in the philosophy of John Locke. 2. A need or an opportunity to start from the beginning. Syn: a clean slate. From Latin: tabula (tablet) + rasa (erased)
Peace in the Bottom of a Bottle
Characters: Radek Zelenka
Spoilers/Timeline: Hot Zone
Radek sat in his quarters, alone. He stared at the bottle of alcohol before taking another deep drink. Maybe it would drown out the screams Johnson made as she died in his lap, erase the image of blood leaking from her nose and mouth. If he was lucky it would purge what everyone believed to be Rodney’s last words and the certainty that he would outlive his friend by mere minutes. Maybe, if he was very lucky, he would forget Carson’s look of helplessness and despair. Radek took a deep drink hoping peace was in the bottom of the bottle.
In Sickness and in Health
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard
John’s latest concussion erased his memory. He could speak but had no memory of his life. Carson told him he was in the Air Force, he’d been in an accident, and was in the infirmary. Time would tell if his past would return. John touched the ring on his finger and asked about his wife. Carson told him he was sure the right people knew what had happened. Then he let John rest.
In his office, Carson pulled the matching ring out of his pocket. John didn’t consider he might have a husband. Carson put his ring on and cried.
He Wished He Could Forget
Characters: John Sheppard
Spoilers: 38 Minutes, The Eye, The Siege part 3, Trinity, Conversion, The Lost Boys, The Long Goodbye
John wished to forget so many things.
The Iratus bug attached to his neck, slowly killing him.
Killing 55 Genii with the push of a single button.
Losing Ford, seeing the face of the idealistic young Marine contorted by the Wraith enzyme.
Arcturus. Allowing Rodney to convince him to proceed after Collin’s death, the look on his face after the project failed, nearly killing them both.
Transforming into an Iratus and secretly blaming Carson for the whole thing.
Trapped in his body while Thalen hunted Elizabeth.
He wished he could erase the memories of much of the past 2 years.