Author's Note: Don't know where this came from, honestly. I was sitting, watching the Gladiator, and this thought just popped into my head. No idea. But I think it's pretty good. shrugs I'm not a big truth or dare person but…
Enjoy. And please R/R…
Summary: Well, the title pretty much tells it all. What could Sheppard, Teyla, McKay, Weir, and Colt(original character) possibly get into… while trapped in the Cafeteria?
Truth or Dare
"Dr. Weir… truth or dare."
"Excuse me?" Elizabeth looked up at the Air Force officer, catching Major Sheppard's eye as he grinned.
"Truth or dare?"
She shook her head. A computer glitch had left her, the Major, Teyla, Rodney, and Lieutenant Colt trapped in the cafeteria for the past two hours. But sure they weren't that bored. "Truth or dare, Major? Are we in the sixth grade?"
"What is this… 'truth or dare'?"
Sheppard smiled, looking across the table at Teyla. "Well, the point-"
"Is there a point to truth or dare?"
"Shut up, McKay. Anyway, the point is to learn more about your friends while being able to completely humiliate them. It's a lot of fun, really. You ask them truth or dare, if they pick truth you ask some… revealing question. If they say dare, you dare them to do whatever you want."
"I think I understand."
She smirked, looking back to John. "Uh… truth."
"Truth? Ah… what's the worst thing you parents ever caught you doing?"
She sighed, glancing at the four around her, a blush creeping into her cheeks. "Um… coming home completely trashed. My boyfriend, his friend, and myself had been at a party that my parents had forbid me from going to. Um, we all had a couple beers… and my drunk boyfriend drove us home."
"That couldn't have gone over well," Colt commented. Teyla glanced at him; that was perhaps the first time she had clearly heard his voice. She had never heard the distant accent in his words and she couldn't quite place it.
"No. I wasn't allowed to see either of them again."
"But you did any way?"
Elizabeth shrugged, adding as much sarcasm to her voice. "Well of course. They were my parents, I wasn't going to listen to them."
"Are all humans this defiant of authority?"
John shrugged, "Just most teens... 'Kay, your turn."
"Truth or dare, Rodney."
"Oh come on," John said, "You've got to play."
"No. I am not going to lower myself by playing a child's game."
Elizabeth shook her head. "Fine. Teyla, truth or dare."
"I believe I will choose dare."
Elizabeth smiled, leaning back menacingly as she thought. Lieutenant Colt leaned over, whispering into her ear. This just made the doctor's smile widened. "I dare you, Teyla, to kiss… whoever this bottle points to."
Teyla's brow rose at the challenge, but her body remained calm and relaxed as Elizabeth spun John's empty pop bottle. She watched as it rotated but then the doctor's eyes shifted to the three men around her. Rodney, despite his lack of interest in playing, looked mortified as the bottle slowed. Colt starred at her, almost in betrayal at the twist she had added to his dare.
But John… he watched nonchalance as the bottle stopped, pointing directly at him. With a smug smile, he turned to the alien woman as she said, "I must kiss Major Sheppard?"
"You've really got to stop calling me that before the honeymoon." The other two playing laughed at the comment; Teyla just creased her brow in confusion. "Never mind."
Teyla let out a breath, stepping around the table to be standing in front of him. Placing two hands on each side of his face, she leaned in. Cheering erupted on the other side of the table as the amused Colt and Elizabeth watched on.
Teyla pulled away slowly, her cheeks on fire. John blushed, coughing lightly as he turned away. She took the seat beside him, her eyes falling on Colt. She had to admit that she did not know him as well as the others in the room. Though she had seen him before, he had always remained quietly respectful around her, saying nothing more to her than necessary and always in hushed tones.
"Lieutenant… truth or dare?"
He smirked. "Truth."
She thought a moment before asking the table, "The point is to ask a revealing question, is it not?"
She nodded, once again her dark eyes falling on the Australian. "Now I'm a little worried," he laughed, smiling to take away some of his dread of her question.
"Lieutenant… what was the most embarrassing moment in your childhood?"
Colt cleared his throat, well aware that all attention had left Teyla and was put onto him. Even McKay, he noticed, had looked up at him. "Um… I once had an accident in the middle of class."
"You peed your pants in school?" Sheppard laughed, both Elizabeth and Rodney smiling despite their attempts not to.
"I was in kindergarten. And the teacher wouldn't let me go to the bathroom." Sheppard laughed some more, chuckling heartily at the story. "Okay, Major, truth or dare?"
"Me? Ah… truth."
"Chicken… uh… how old were you the first time you had sex?"
Sheppard blushed, but then smirked, looking away from the group. "Fifteen. Karin Shaw. Back up my pickup."
"Fifteen?" Teyla said in shock, looking at him.
"Hey, I was fourteen," Colt shrugged. Then, at Rodney and Teyla's stare, he added, "I turned fifteen two days later."
"Early birthday present?" Rodney quipped.
"Why?" John asked Teyla, "How old were you?"
She smirked. "I do not believe that it is my turn."
"Fine. Teyla, truth or dare?"
She arched an eyebrow, debating which to choose as she held his eye. "Dare."
"Okay… I dare you tell all of us how old you were the first time you had sex."
Colt shook his head, waving his hand at the Major, "That's not a dare."
"Sure it is. I dared her to tell me something; there's no rule against that."
"Whatever," the Lieutenant said, looking back to see if Teyla would accept the challenge.
She never looked away as she proudly stated, "I have never been with a man before."
At this, John's brows shot up. "Never?"
"Never. Athosians do not until marriage."
"Yeah, that's what Christians say." Colt grunted as Elizabeth's elbow connected with his ribs. He looked at her and shrugged.
"Well, if you must know, I was nineteen my first time."
"Rodney, you dog," John teased, then looked to Weir. "You might as well tell us."
"Okay. I was seventeen. It was on my prom night. And no, it wasn't with my boyfriend who got me drunk." John shrugged, that hadn't been what he was going to ask but it was some juice.
Teyla sighed, glancing around the table. "Dr. McKay, please you should join the game."
He looked at her, throwing his hands up in surrender. "Fine. I pick truth."
Sheppard's face was lit with some insane gleam as he leaned over, whispering into her ear. Teyla looked at him, shaking her head. "Come on. Do it."
"Very well. Dr. McKay…" she glanced at John before looking back at the Canadian. "What was your worst scientific failing?"
He coughed lightly, glancing down at the table. "Failing? Well that's all a matter of opinion-"
"McKay, we want to know what you did that didn't work."
McKay looked at the Major in irritation. "See, this is why I wasn't going to play."
"Just answer the damn question."
"Fine. Ah… I accidentally… electrocuted the General in charge of my project once. It was his fault!" McKay defended himself seeing the other four's looks. "I told him not to touch the damn thing! Well, anyway, he was unconscious for a few days and then shut the project down."
"McKay, I'm shocked!" The scientist shot John a dirty look. "No pun intended… Alright, ask someone something."
"Fine… ah… Colt."
"Truth or dare," John insisted.
McKay looked at him with a scowl. "Fine… truth or dare."
Colt, for his part, smirked. As a member of the SGC the past five years before coming to Atlantis, he had seen McKay earlier and he knew of his attitude long ago. "Truth."
McKay shrugged. "Ah… who do you think is the worst race out there?"
"What kind of truth is that?"
He shrugged again. "I don't know. Come on, just answer… What's the worst race out there?"
"The worst race?" He sighed, his eyes glazing as he thought. "Well, the Gou'ald, they're not so bad once you get used to them. And the Jaffa… well they're brainwashed into believing what they do. And the rest out there… they're not bad and not good… they just are. They are what they are based on evolution and culture and technology. No one's better or worse than the other. It's just…. we see ourselves as zero, so everything else is either better or worse than our "perfect" moral and ethical society.
"But really, when you think about it, the Wraith and Gou'ald are no different than us- no better or worse. The Gou'ald see Humans as inferior beings they have command over to either use as hosts or labor or to kill as necessary. Just as we use cattle to use as food or labor.
"We have always seen ourselves as the top of the food chain; those who control all the 'inferior' animals around us. And suddenly someone like the Gou'ald and Wraith come along and see themselves as one step above us on that food chain and we suddenly become hypocrites, crying that it's unethical and unmoral to kill, eat, and use conscious beings when we ourselves already do…
"I mean, you'd give a fish to a bear if it was about to attack you but would you ever think to give a human to a Wraith if that need were the same?" Colt stopped, eyes starring down at his hands as he took a deep breath.
"Yeah." With a sigh, "Good to get that off the chest. So… Teyla, truth or dare?"
The Athosian raised her brow, shaking off the Lieutenant's rant. "Dare."
"Dare…" Colt leaned back, rubbing his neck as he looked over at her. "Already kissed someone… not a lot to choose from when you're locked in a room… I think I'll have to dare you… to… strip down to your undergarments for the duration of the game."
Teyla did not blush as she stood from her seat, holding Colt's eye as she unlaced her shirt and pulled it over her head. John smirked, putting two fingers in his mouth to sound a catcall. Elizabeth laughed and shook her head at the men's behavior.
Once she had stripped herself down to nothing back a thin black bottom and bra, Teyla settled back into her chair. John smiled across the table to Colt. "Think we could make this game last a while?"
"We could try," he teased back, blushing somewhat at the innuendo.
"Dr. Weir," Teyla continued, her voice smooth and unfazed. Elizabeth admired her; she would not trust herself to sound so confident when stripped to that. "Truth or dare?"
"I dare you," she began, eyes narrowing. John leaned over, whispering in her ear. She glared at him, shaking her head again. Weir let out a breath, knowing the dare to be equally as cruel as Teyla's. But hopefully the Athosian wouldn't make her do it.
"Fine. Dr. Weir, I dare you to-" John whispered in her ear again and she sighed as she continued, "Stand on top of the table, singing a song of your choosing."
"While stripping!" Colt dared to add with a laugh.
Smacking him on the head, Weir laughed awkwardly as she used the chair to step onto the table. She looked down, feeling the blush spread over her cheeks as she asked, "Any requests?"
"Yeah, I wanna hear you do something… country."
"I don't know country," was all she said.
"My favorite things!"
All at the table chuckled at the outburst from the young Lieutenant, that is all except Teyla. "I am not familiar with that song."
"Well then, Dr. Weir, you'll just have to amend that."
The doctor sighed dramatically. "Fine. How does it start?"
"How should I know?"
"Uh," she coughed awkwardly, "Rain drops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Bright copper kettles and warm, woolen mittens. Brown papers packages tied up with string. These are a few of my favorite things-"
"I can't hear you!"
She huffed a sigh at John, kicking his tray at him, as her voice grew louder from her mumbling. "Cream colored ponies and crisped apple strudels. Doorbells and sleigh bells and snitzel with noodles. Wild geese that fly with a moon on their wings…"
The table laughed as Elizabeth belted out the song. Colt was even surprised that she actually had a pretty good voice. No Julie Andrews, but a voice.
Teyla let out a giggle when the doctor made some dramatic moves with her hands; even Rodney was enjoying the act.
"Whoa!" Elizabeth blushed at John's catcall and Colt's screams for an encore. Teyla smiled at her as she climbed down and fell into her chair.
"I didn't know you could sing."
"Well, Major, I'm not going to tell you everything. I have to have some secrets." John smiled and she smiled back, even though she wished she could sink into her chair and never been seen again.
Looking over at Teyla, however, she felt a bit relieved. The poor Athosian was still stripped to her undergarments; all she had had to do was degrade herself for a few moments while standing on the table. Gawd, she really hoped they wouldn't be talking about this later.
She looked away, catching John's eye. An evil smile grew on her lips. "Major, truth or dare."
He grinned, catching her eye. "Dare."
"Okay … I dare you take what food we give you and eat it… while blindfolded."
He sighed, shaking his head. "Okay. Bring it."
Elizabeth nodded, ordering Colt to put together a blindfold as she surveyed the food before her. McKay grinned as she picked up her empty soup bowl, starting to fill it with whatever had remained uneaten by the five. The scientist dumped the last few sips of his orange juice inside, creating a distorted brown when mixed with Teyla's chocolate milk. Elizabeth just cringed as they all added a few ingredients.
John took a deep breath as they announced it was ready. He cringed when someone put his hand into some slimy thing, reluctantly bringing it to his mouth. Quickly he swallowed. "What the hell was that?"
"Do you really want to know?" He heard Colt say. He shook his head. No, he really didn't want to know what was now in his stomach.
"One more," Teyla said, placing another handful in his hand. John grimaced just feeling it before bringing it to his mouth.
"This is so disgusting," was all he said before swallowing whatever it was whole. Teyla laughed, watching his face as he ate the assorted concoction of leftover food.
His hand searched out a napkin as the other ripped off his blindfold. Cleaning off his hand, he made a face, swallowing the last of someone's cold coffee in a desperate attempt to get rid of the taste.
"That was grouse."
Elizabeth smiled. "Your turn."
"Ahh…" he rubbed his hands together, looking around at the three he had to choose from. "McKay. Truth or dare."
He shook his head. "Fine. Dare."
John sighed, leaning back in his chair. But a stray sound caught his ear and he turned to see the door opening. An evil grin spread over his lips. "Oh, Rodney…"
Well, you can use your imagination to figure out Rodney's dare.
So, how'd you like it? Bad, good? Funny, cheesy? As good as a 'Truth or dare' fic can get?
Whatever. Bon't be afraid to hurt my feelings. Really. Please R/R, I hope you enjoyed.