"Hey Teyla, I'll be in the
water" John declared as he dived in. Teyla started to say
something then realized he couldn't hear her under
Teyla sighed, she had
allowed them to talk her into coming here, someplace called
'Texas' on Earth. They had gotten into a beach side hotel with a
pool. She had asked why it had a pool if the ocean was just a
small distance away and Elizabeth had explained that their was a
difference with the water and swimming in a pool was more fun
than swimming in the ocean. At that, John had broken in and said
the opposite thing.
She shook her head at the
memories, then looked over to her right and saw Elizabeth sun
tanning and next to her, Rodney was struggling to put sunscreen
on by himself. At that she giggled and turned back to the pool
where John was swimming 'laps', as he had called
She looked back at the
Mckays and saw that Rodney had submitted to having Elizabeth put
it on the sunscreen on for him. She grinned so large that she
thought her face would explode, then looked back at the pool
where John had stopped swimming and was standing in the shallow
As soon as she caught his
gaze, he waved her over and shouted, "Teyla, come on in the
She sighed and said, "Very
well, I will get in soon." That was good enough for him and he
went back to swimming.
Elizabeth leaned over and
said, "I thought you weren't getting in?"
Teyla grinned and said, "I
said I would not get in the small pool with the hot water." She
thought back to then, she had stuck her foot in, only to pull it
"Well, if its any comfort, I
won't be getting in the hot tub either." Elizabeth said with a
laugh. Teyla laughed along with her, she hadn't seen her laugh in
a long time.
Still laughing, Teyla stood
and pulled off her swimsuit cover to reveal a deep, sea green
John and Elizabeth had
insisted that she go shopping and that she buy this
She walked over to the
swimming pool, ignoring the looks she was getting from some of
the people, and sat on the edge of the
John swam over and said,
"Come on in."
She shook her head and said,
"Give me a moment." He looked at her for a moment, then without a
word, he grabbed her foot and yanked her into the
She came up and sputtered,
"Why, why; what was that for?"
He just grinned at her and said,
"Well, Mrs. Sheppard, have you lost your sense of
"You, you-" she broke off.
He just looked at her for a moment then, out of the blue, she
sent a huge wave of water his way.
"All right, MOVE!" Rodney
exclaimed as he stood next to pool preparing to jump in. John and
Teyla hurriedly moved out of the way as he did a belly flop in
"Rodney, you got me wet!"
Elizabeth said, "I didn't plan to get
"Sorry, I had to break up
the warring newly weds." Rodney declared.
"We are not newly weds!"
John exclaimed "We got married months
"But this is your
honey moon!' Rodney shot back.
"It's yours too!" John
"Boys, boys, don't make me
get in there!" Elizabeth shouted over their
At that the fighting boys
stopped talking and started splashing each other. Elizabeth
looked at Teyla and winked at her, then jumped in with a splash.
That made it a one for all fight.
Teyla grinned, she had a
good life. She had a husband, John. She had good friends, the
Mckays, even Rodney. But last of all, she was going to have a
baby, she thought as she rubbed her very small bump. Ah yes, she
had a good life.