Warnings/Spoilers: Major Season 4 spoilers
Length: 200 words
Summary: Yet another McSheplet in which neither John nor Rodney appears. Darker than usual. For Challenge #18: A matter of time.
Michael watched the monitor that showed Teyla sleeping in her cell. He would never admit to her that the strength of her mind was an impediment to his plans. He had planned to have her under his control by now and was forced to work on new options -- he needed to have her submission before her son was born.
What he had found interesting were the few thoughts she inadvertently let him see, thoughts that floated to the surface as she fell asleep at night. It was then that she was most likely to think of the Lanteans rather than of the Athosians. He did not understand the Lanteans well enough to fully take advantage of this new knowledge. Not yet.
As Teyla fell asleep she often thought of the Lanteans she worked with. But she thought of them as John-and-Rodney and Ronon. As if John-and-Rodney were one person and not the two he knew them to be. She had an unshaken faith that they would come for her.
Michael knew the trap he had laid would only delay the Lanteans and not stop them. He was counting on their foolish persistence to bring about their own downfall. The delay would let him consider what use he could put to the small bits of information thatTeyla let him see.
John-and-Rodney. John-and-Rodney. He would have to think on this. He had the time.