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Feeding

tkan7 asked for a snippet where John talks about Rodney feeding. This is from Secrets, where John and Ronon are talking about what if Rodney had to feed.


Sheppard paused. It was a fair question, and this didn’t seem to be the time to explain about vampires or the dreams he had where Steelflower was a true Wraith queen. But maybe that was part of the key, even if it did take them onto very dangerous ground. “I don’t think — look, if it was Teyla, if she needed to feed on me.” He shrugged, the words still terrifying. “She can have my life anytime. And so could you.”

Emotions chased themselves across Ronon’s face, almost too fast to read, visceral fear, disgust, sympathy, and he nodded slowly. “OK. I — OK."

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tkan7
Apr. 3rd, 2011 02:35 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! Dang it, so long to wait!
jo_graham
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:57 pm (UTC)
You're welcome! Yes, it's a while to wait! But Allegiance will be out at the end of June!
sgawraithfan
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:43 pm (UTC)
So interesting! Another Wraith could also feed Rodney, sparing him the direct contact of having to take energy from another being. If Rodney has to feed for himself, well, there is that question of 'worth' again...
jo_graham
Apr. 3rd, 2011 01:59 pm (UTC)
Another Wraith could! Yes, indeed! But if Ember kills and feeds Rodney, is that morally better? I didn't kill the cow -- I just ate the steak?

If Rodney has to feed for himself, well, there is that question of 'worth' again...

Indeed it is! That's one of the major themes of Legacy. Who is a human being, and what is a person worth?
sgawraithfan
Apr. 3rd, 2011 02:33 pm (UTC)
Will we be getting more of Ronon's reactions to Rodney's new state of being?
jo_graham
Apr. 4th, 2011 08:14 pm (UTC)
OH yes! I can absolutely say we will! :)
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