Title: Gratitude
Author: Shenandoah Risu
Rating
: PG-13
Spoilers: SGU Season 2 "Aftermath"
Word Count: 117
Summary: Hunter Riley had many reasons to be grateful.
Characters: Sgt Hunter Riley
Author's Notes: Written for a challenge at the LJ Comm Stargateland. This one's for Riley. I miss you, sweetie.
Disclaimer: I don't own SGU. I wouldn't know what to do with it. Now, Young... Young I'd know what to do with. ;-)
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Gratitude

When he was 13 years old he watched the vet put his dog to sleep, ending his suffering, and underneath his tears he was grateful, and he knew it was the right thing to do.

When he was 22 years old he watched the doctor turn off the machines that sustained his grandmother's life, ending her suffering, and underneath his tears he was grateful, and he knew it was the right thing to do.

When he was 31 years old he watched his CO put his hands over his nose and mouth at his own request, ending his suffering, and underneath his final tears he was grateful, and he knew it was the right thing to do.