Challenge: The West Wing episode titles from stargate100
Pairings/Spoilers: J/D, Meridian/Revelations and after (to think I haven't seen them yet O.O;;)
You learn to live with the grief like you learn to live with the ghost of a missing limb. A dull ache that tells you it should be there; you can feel it throbbing, but when you reach to touch, his side of the bed is empty and the sheets are cold.
You tell the others casualties are part of the job description. And you tell yourself that, even if he wasn't, you are a soldier. And soldiers suck it up and move on. So you act like the Colonel you are.
And you convince the others.
But not yourself.
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Main Entry: shib·bo·leth
Pronunciation: 'shi-b&-l&th also -"leth
Etymology: Hebrew shibbOleth stream; from the use of this word in Judg 12:6 as a test to distinguish Gileadites from Ephraimites, who pronounced it sibbOleth
1 a: a word or saying used by adherents of a party, sect, or belief and usually regarded by others as empty of real meaning :: the old shibboleths come rolling off their lips -- Joseph Epstein
b: a widely held belief :: today this book publishing shibboleth is a myth -- L. A. Wood
c: TRUISM, PLATITUDE :: some truth in the shibboleth that crime does not pay -- Lee Rogow
2 a: a use of language regarded as distinctive of a particular group :: accent was... a shibboleth of social class -- Vivian Ducat
b: a custom or usage regarded as distinguishing one group from others :: for most of the well-to-do in the town, dinner was a shibboleth, its hour dividing mankind -- Osbert Sitwell
(from Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary)
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omg. I'm at work and instead of working my ass off to catch up with my delayed deeds, I wrote my first Stargate drabble. I'm so gonna lose my job... ::boggles:: Warning: I'm Greek and it's unbeta-ed; I can't find a person bold enough to proof-read those suckers before I post them. And I'm not done with Meridian and the likes, not even remotely. ::sigh::
ETA: If it sucks, tell me so. Don't try to spare my feelings. I don't want to end up in the part of the fandom who think they are doing it right when in fact their stories are totally lame. Really. Hit me and hit me hard.