Title: A Leader

Author: MacGateFan

Rating: G

Spoilers: Common Ground

Author's Note: Write a drabble (100 words exactly) based on your current default icon. No changing it! Just write it as it comes; no beta-reading or mulling over.

She stands tall and fights all emotion as the Wraith takes away the life of her military commander. Someone who is also her best friend, the one person she can tell anything to.

She hears the voices behind her as the transmission ends. How can she be a pillar of strength when all she wants to do is collapse in a heap on the floor? But that's who she is. That's who she has to be, who she wanted to be.

A leader.

She turns to them all, a fake smile appearing. "We'll find him."

And sometimes the leader is the one who has to suffer most.