|[TM] 160 - What song best describes your life?
||[Jan. 8th, 2007|03:21 pm]
Specialist Ronon Dex
Belief is overrated. So is faith. The two of them have always gotten me into trouble in my life. I believed in my people, in the form of my government...and I had faith in my people as a whole, in our heart and our spirit. My faith in both was ultimately betrayed...because we fell. They fell...Sateda was lost.
I was alone...and alone worked for me. The one place I stayed when the Wraith turned me into a Runner...gone. Alone I was safe...I could trust myself, and occasionally I found people that were almost worth trusting.
The number grew as time wore on...a person here and a person there, friends to anyone that opposed the Wraith. I never lingered too long, but there were those that helped me on my way, people to whom I still owe a debt.
I came to realize that groups aren’t worth anyone’s time...when people come together in groups, it’s a harmful and sick-making thing. It’s people that you can count on...not races or governments or collectives.
ATLANTIS was proof of that. Teyla, Weir, Sheppard, Sorokin, the Rileys, even Weiss when she was here...a lot of them represent larger groups, but those don’t mean anything to me. This United States government back on Earth, the military, the SGC that Weir reports to...none of them matter.
The Ancestors are no exception...they turned us out of the city. And Weir’s precious government let them. Then the Athosians...they were no better. I trusted Teyla to back me up in a fight, but acting on behalf of her people she acted for the whole. It’s the whole that made them weak...I don’t say this with malice, and I won’t bother to hide this away. Before Sheppard, Weir, McKay and everyone showed back up to reclaim the city from the Replicators, Teyla knows well enough that I was close to moving on.
Those in power will betray you...but friends never will. I trust people...the eyes I can look into, the hands I can shake and the voices that will join mine to celebrate a victory in battle. I don’t put any faith in what lies beyond that in terms of numbers.
The only group of people I know I can put any faith in are *my* people. I’ve made the mistake of believing otherwise more than once...and so help me, I won’t make that mistake again.
( WON`T GET FOOLED AGAIN by The WhoCollapse )
Muse: Ronon Dex
Fandom: Stargate ATLANTIS
Words: 409 (w/o lyrics)