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Published: May 20, 2007 - Updated: July 02, 2008
Rated: M
Genres: Crossover, Episode Prologues & Epilogues, Missing Scene, Romance
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 19
Completed: No
Word count: 64319
Summary: Everyone has connections to the past, and oftentimes those connections shape the path of the future. An extended and shippified, Sparky, novalization of INTRUDER. First comes JohnElizabeth UST, and then comes the fun that is JohnElizabeth RST.

1. Chapter 1 by manic penguin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3317 words)
The predominant ship in the first half is John/Elizabeth UST because I couldn't do much until I got rid of Simon who... well, let's just say that he is not painted in the best light and leave it at that. After Simon is gone there will be RST (lots of RST).

Other than John/Elizabeth there are some hints (blatant as they may be at times) of Sam/Daniel from SG-1, but it's not overwhelming... I hope. I didn't mean for it to become overwhelming.

The spoilers in this fic include (for Atlantis) Season 1 of Atlantis and Season 2 up to and, most definitely including, INTRUDER, but nothing beyond that, so, sadly, no Ronon. There are also signifigant spoilers (for SG-1) that span the entire series up to and including AVALON, both parts, but, again, nothing beyond that.

This story is... well, at this point it has become just this side of epic. It started out as a simple expansion of INTRUDER, filling in the blanks of what happened after THE SEIGE III and the Lantian delegation's arrival on Earth, then it started mutating on me and suddenly I found myself writing this monster of a story that refuses to release me from it's grasp until I have completed it. My muse has a tendancy towards violence when it doesn't get it's way right away.


This story is also posted on fanfiction.net and my personal website. The version on ff.net is edited for their censors content. The version on my site and here will not be. Rating doesn't really kick in for several chapters, but it will be M soon enough.

Please read and enjoy.

Reviews make my day.

Manic Penguin
2. Chapter 2 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] (2703 words)
Just a little information about myself here. Psychology is my area of expertise and in THE GIFT when Teyla saw Rodney coming out of Heightmeyer's office, combined with his comment in LETTERS about talking about everything on the tape being extremely theraputic, makes be firmly believe that Rodney was seeking that same kind of outlet and was embarrassed about it.

The information that John gives Elizabeth with regards to what Heightmeyer could tell him is factual (in that kind of situation doctor/patient confidentiality has some loopholes even though the basic hard and fast rules still apply).

Manic Penguin
3. Chapter 3 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] (2920 words)
I love Samantha Carter. And, because John doesn't have anyone on Earth (that we know of, at least) I wanted to give him a human connection to his home planet like Elizabeth has with Simon and her friendship with Daniel and Jack (again, some of that is extrapolated from the show and then has grown inside my imagination) and Carson has with his mother. There will be quite a bit of John/Sam friendship-ness in this story, but, believe me, my heart lies with John/Elizabeth and Sam/Daniel.

Manic Penguin
4. Chapter 4 by manic penguin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3461 words)
Though Beau does a great job as Hank Landry and I do like Landry in general, I wrote him a little differently than he is usually shown. But, remember, my story takes place in what were his first few weeks of command at the SGC and he's still trying to take control of the base while Jack, the well-known and much-loved leader is still hanging around. Not an easy thing for a guy like Landry. Hence the slight acting-like-a-dick thing he's got going on for a while in this story.

Not much else to add about this chapter except that there are some fairly blatant spoilers for THREADS in the SG-1 universe.

Manic Penguin
5. Chapter 5 by manic penguin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarhalf-star (2908 words)
This chapter is mostly pointless filler, but I wanted to bring in a tiny bit more of Sam and John's past as well as some of the stuff that I believe would have happened while the four Lantians were on Earth.
6. Chapter 6 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (2054 words)
Another seemingly pointless filler chapter, but I needed this chapter to set up the next few chapters so please stick with me.

For those of you who took the time to send me a review, thank you from the bottom of my heart. A special shout-out to HopelesslyEscaflowne for reviewing to EVERY chapter so far! Major huggles to you!

Without further adeu

Manic Penguin
7. Chapter 7 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2853 words)
For some reason that I won't even pretend to understand I have a backlog of unposted chapters at the moment. It's weird, but I've decided not to question it.

I have discovered that I love writing the Jack and Elizabet scenes. They're almost as much fun as the phone conversations that I have coming up for John and Elizabeth (not until the next chapter, to be posted within the next few days, assuming everything goes according to my mental plans), but, trust me, this story is firmly Sparky in it's shipping. All other relationships are red herrings, I swear.

The two planets that are noted in one of the early 'graphs are two different misadventures that I've been working on, off and on, for a while now. The two stories are nowhere near being ready to post, but if there is interest in hearing more about M2L-492 and P8Z-119 and what happens to Elizabeth while on those planets, let me know and I'll take those two stories out of my I'll get around to it eventually file and put them into active development.

If you feel so inclined please drop me a line, let me know what you think of this story so far. I, like most fanfic writers, live and die by the reviews in my inbox.

Manic Penguin
8. Chapter 8 by manic penguin [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (3188 words)
Rapid updates are a bonus of having a suruplus of chapters on hand.

Okay, so this chapter finally brings John and Elizabeth together, though only over the phone. Still, there's talk, banter, and basically pointless fun. At least I think so. I might be wrong. Let me know if I am so I can make changes to future chapters.

In the end, because I needed something to happen according to my personal timeline of what happened while they were on Earth, I did what I did. There was nothing in the episode about what I wrote down there, but, for the sake of this story, I'm assuming that everything didn't go as smoothly as we're supposed to assume.

I decided that, instead of just not making it through the 'Gate with everything else, McKay's message was among the garbled messages, which explains why Jeannie hadn't heard or seen the message that Rodney recorded in LETTERS FROM PEGASUS and John showed her in MCKAY AND MRS MILLER. That whole thing was a continuity gaff that has been bugging me and I decided to write it into this story to fix it, at least in my own head. Now... the line where John talks about 'Haemorrhoid' comes from many commentaries where Joe Flanigan states that he hates the Asgard puppet and that he called it 'Haemorrhoid' more than once. Now, personally, I love the Asgard, and I think that the idea to make Hermiod a bit of a dick (in Martin Gero's words, not mine) was a brilliant move on the part of the show. However, even though I love the Asgard, Joe Flanigan doesn't, and I felt that his personal hatred of acting with a puppet showed through to the character, and so I decided to write that in. And, since the scene at the end is shorter than this part of my A/N I will end it here.

Please let me know what you think.

Manic Penguin
9. Chapter 9 by manic penguin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2606 words)
As a happy birthday to myself, I decided to post this chapter earlier than planned. This wasn't supposed to come out until next week, but the number of reviews have been low so I decided to post another chapter in hopes of prompting more reviews as a birthday present to myself. Feedback is the best present, after all ;)

Also, as promised, some actual John/Elizabeth interaction. Even if it is over the phone.

Manic Penguin
10. Chapter 10 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (3238 words)
Demophobia, also known as Enochiophobia, is the fear of crowds, not to be confused with Agoraphobia, which is the fear of being caught out in open spaces.

Now, I know that a lot of people wanted John to show up at the party, and, honestly, I wrote a version where he did, but I couldn't get it to work the way I wanted it to. So that version was cut, but, don't worry, in the next chapter or two Elizabeth will be back at the SGC. Promise.

The bit about Sam talking to her plants is from an episode in, I think, season 3 where she admits that she figured out how to save an alien race because she talks to her plants.

And, of course, I had to include a MacGuyver reference, especially since I was making yet another Radar O'Reilly (with regards to Walter Harriman) reference in the same section.

Thank you for your birthday wishes.

Manic Penguin
11. Chapter 11 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (2213 words)
Another filler chapter. I know, I know, filler chapters suck, but I needed to get John where he's going, and I was driving myself crazy skipping steps since this is supposed to be an episode extension fic.

I realize that it leaves off at a weird place, but, trust me, that was intentional. Just stick around for the next chapter, okay?

I had this chapter all written, and a friend of mine promised to look it over and then she decided to forget to give me the revisions, which, by the way, there were quite a few of since, for some reason, I kept writing 'Patterson' instead of 'Peterson' which would put John in Ohio rather than Colorado which... well, would not be good. Still, blame my sometimes-beta gottalovetheholster for the delay on this update.

Manic Penguin
12. Chapter 12 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (3723 words)
Wow it's been a while. I guess I should explain my absence, though it sounds more like a list of excuses than an explaination. First I hit a wall of writers block. Then I found insipiration but real life made it nearly impossible for me to sit down and write anything so the majority of this chapter was written out on Post-It notes and, in one very random segment, on the leg of my jeans while I was supposed to be listening to a prof spew forth the same information that is in the text, oftentimes word for word, about why its easier to profile a serial killer than someone who kills once (and it's not as if that's a complete shock, since serials follow a pattern each time and the more times you see that pattern play out the easier it is to profile). After getting past the writers block and the real life issues I was doing a final edit on this chapter when the external harddrive I had the chapter saved on decided to reformat itself somewhere between the living room where my laptop was and the computer room where the printer lives, so I had to rewrite this chapter from memory which, while I've done it before to varrying degrees of success, is not easy and is never fun.

So there's my story of woe. If you made it through that... well, thanks for reading my ramblings. If not... well, if you didn't make it through that you aren't reading this so I should stop writing now.

So... about this chapter. I didn't want to do it, but I had to bring Simon into the story in an 'he is actually there' way. Also the dream didn't work out the way I had intended it. In the first drafts it was... well, not so innocent. Somewhere along the way it became this domestic thing instead of the intended sex dream thing I had originally had in mind. But I think that works, that it was domestic-y rather than sex-y. Most people deal better with sex than domesticity, and I think that in Elizabeth's position the latter would be scarier when it comes to John. Let me know if you agree or if you think I'm completely insane.

Okay. Here endeth the authors note. On with the show... er... story.

Manic Penguin
13. Chapter 13 by manic penguin [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (3213 words)
Is anyone still reading this?

Manic Penguin
14. Chapter 14 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (5206 words)
I was going to go right into the Simon talk, mostly to get it over with because, well, I can't stand the character, but my beta asked me to write this to check in on how Atlantis was doing without its leaders. So... I tried. And... it turns out that I absolutely suck at writing Teyla and my Zelenka really doesn't feel right so... sorry.

While, technically, I'm a child of the '90's (I was too young in the '80's to have many memories beyond vague recollections from the four and a half years that I was alive for) I am very much into the music of the '80's, especially the strong girl groups. The Bangles and the Go-Go's are two of my favourites.

In the last chapter I had Elizabeth say to Landry over the phone that Teyla wasn't supposed to dial Earth until the next day. That was a typo. I did, in the beginning, intend on Teyla being a week early. I have no idea if my math or my logic is even anywhere near sound, but... well, there's a reason I write fiction and not science and math texts.

I swear to god I went to work dressed the way Elizabeth was one day, from the bottom of her tennis shoes up. The only difference was that my hair was in pigtails high on my head and I had a flower painted on my cheek because I was at my cousin's fifth birthday party when I got called in. I was doing scut work at a law firm at the time. Needless to say I didn't make the best impression on the senoir partners ;)

Thanks for reading. Please let me know what you think about what I've done so far and what you would like to see in the near future.

THE TALK will be in the next chapter... actually, it will probably be most of the next chapter. I just have to watch RISING again to remind myself of exactly what Elizabeth said to Simon in the first letter tape.

Manic Penguin

PS: the details (street names and distances from NORAD, which is on top of the SGC) aboutColorado Springs are real, according to the map site I went to, but I haven't been to Colorado since I was eight and I don't think we even stopped in CS.
15. Chapter 15 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (3463 words)
Okay, I know I promised "The Talk" but... well, picking at Simon and the changes in the house and everything... it kinda got away from me. I know, I know, I just really don't like Simon. But I swear, on the head of Joe Flanigan, "The Talk" will be in the next chapter.

The 'end of lockout' thing was... well, my beta added it. We're both insanely devoted hockey fans (GO CANUCKS GO!) and, since the timeline for when the gang got back to Earth could be skewed to be right around the time the NHL lockout ended... yeah, I know, not a great joke. Kinda fell flat. But I kept it in, because even if it was a lame gag it came from Simon and I never really saw him as the great sense of humour guy. Anyway... GO CANUCKS GO!

Read. Respond. Read more. Respond more. It's the circle of life, my friends. You don't wanna know what happens when you mess with the circle of life.

Manic Penguin
16. Chapter 16 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2940 words)

Okay, off the top I have to say that it is nowhere near as good as it should be, considering how long I've been working on this chapter, but it was getting to the point where I either posted what I had or went insane with the millionth re-write. My relationship with my sanity is oftentimes strained at best, so I opted to simply post this now and move on.

You guys will understand this little message when you get there., but I want to express my apologies to anyone named Ava. I was watching Grey's Anatomy while I wrote that part so I took the name of Alex's little obsession from there.

Happy hangover-after-St-Patrick's-Day day to everyone who embraced an Irish tradition this Irish girl has never gotten excited about since I don't drink.

No John in this chapter, but the next one is choc-full of him, I promise. And not in the way I promised this chapter two or three times before it actually happened. I really promise this time.

I think.

Feedback is oxygen.

Manic Penguin
17. Chapter 17 by manic penguin [Reviews - 0] (5729 words)
Okay, so I've been writing this story for nearly two years now, I've been posting it for over one, and still I haven't gotten to the point where John and Elizabeth get together. Which, yes, sucks, especially since that was, literally, the first part that I wrote and then this whole thing sprouted out of that. There are still a few chapters (four or five, I think, but I can't be sure quite yet) before that happens and the rating on this story actually starts to make sense.

So, yeah, this chapter is much longer than originally intended. Mostly because, in it's first incarnation, it didn't include the whole lonely-John thing in the beginning. In fact, this is only half (actually, more like two thirds) of what I wanted Chapter 17 to be.

I've got finals coming up, so I won't be able to post again until the end of June, at best, but it's not like I've been all about the rapid updates until now.

Anyway, read on, and let me know what you think.

Manic Penguin
18. Chapter 18 by manic penguin [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (3510 words)
Is anyone still reading this?
19. Chapter 19 by manic penguin [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstar (5074 words)
This is my 'Happy Birthday To Me' chapter. It wasn't the one I wanted it to be, but... well, here it is.
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