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Past Featured StoryPublished: August 12, 2009 - Updated: September 13, 2009
Rated: M
Genres: Action & Adventure, Alternate Universe, Angst, Baby!fic, Hurt/Comfort
Warnings: Character Death
Challenges: None
Series: None
Chapters: 32
Completed: Yes
Word count: 58712

When Elizabeth Weir stepped through the Quantum Mirror to escape the Wraith-Asuran Alliance, her only thought was to keep Jonathan McKay safe. On the other side she finds an Atlantis torn apart by her own death, militarised and half undiscovered, it's true potential lost.

Can she adjust to a new reality and make herself a place in the world all over again? Or will she only ever be a living memorial to the leader they lost? Surrounded by strangers wearing familiar faces, she must come to terms with her loss and embrace her new world, if not for own sake, then for Jonathan and the child she carries within...

1. Chapter 1 - Life Signs by shipper scifi [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (2291 words)
Life signs appear in an unknown quarter of the city. When Sheppard's team investigates, they find a stranger, wearing a familiar face...
2. Chapter 2 - Elizabeth Weir by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (973 words)
He stood in the infirmary over her unconscious body, wondering who the hell she was and if he could even do this again...
3. Chapter 3 - Her Story by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarhalf-star (1837 words)
She'd known, in a vague kind of way, what happened with alternate realities, but she hadn't been prepared for it. Her John was dead, and the stranger in front of her watched her with cold, suspicious eyes...
4. Chapter 4 - Children by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2040 words)
Elizabeth nodded, though she didn't really understand. From her perspective, if the Terrans scattered across space had never had children, the stars would have been an awfully lonely place to work.
5. Chapter 5 - Adjustments by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1979 words)
‘Uh-huh, so… she’s not a Replicator.’
‘No, she’s not.’
‘And we’re, uh, absolutely sure of that?’
6. Chapter 6 - John Sheppard by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2406 words)
The lines were blurring between the Elizabeth he had known and the one who had reappeared in the heart of Atlantis.
7. Chapter 7 - Elizabeth's Memories by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (3319 words)
They'd treated it like just another day, like a normal mission with every expectation of coming home. But he was going into the heart of Wraith territory.
8. Chapter 8 - Repercussions by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2807 words)
'Why? It's not like he's- my kid,' but the scientist refused to look up.
'Give it up, McKay! I know you better than that. Go spend sometime with him and Jennifer before something happens you'll really regret.'
9. Chapter 9 - Teyla by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2513 words)
"I never knew the Athosian leader as well as Lizzie obviously knew you. But I do know she had children, and lived with her people on Athos, a planet we traded heavily with. How did you find yourself on Sheppard's team, living on Atlantis?"
10. Chapter 10 - The Ha'taal by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2318 words)
Elizabeth pulled the combat knife from her holster and stabbed it viciously into the table before pointing at it to illustrate her point. 'War or peace, our men or trade. We have other battles to fight and Wraith to kill. Our time is not to be wasted! Choose before I return with more than a token guard!'
11. Chapter 11 - The Wraith by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1861 words)
With a yell of triumph for the sudden edge they had discovered in battle, Nishta's guardian-warrior, Liten, ran forward, meeting his first Wraith in hand to hand combat. A small clot of of the white-haired devils raced for Liten's position and Sheppard slung his weapon, pulling a grenade and pitching it directly into their midst.
12. Chapter 12 - Revelations by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstar (2076 words)
‘Thanks to Teyla,’ he began, ‘I have a pretty good grasp of Athosian words, including words like child. Why didn’t you tell Nishta that Teyla was the one with a kid? Is that why she sent you down to safety?’
13. Chapter 13 - The Waiting Game by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1725 words)
Across the city, in Telya’s quarters, Elizabeth sat on the floor, waving small toys for the entertainment of the Athosian’s son and tried to ignore the steady ache in her chest.
14. Chapter 14 - Game Over by shipper scifi [Reviews - 3] starstarstarstarstar (1273 words)
Elizabeth rose. Walking over she placed a hand on his arm. ‘I’m sorry, John, but this isn’t your decision.’
15. Chapter 15 - Exploration by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2413 words)
Elizabeth joins the exploration team, opening up more of the city and uncovering new technology in her bid to wake up Atlantis, but what else is slumbering deep within its darkened halls?
16. Chapter 16 - Attacked by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1672 words)
He heard an answering chirp and the comm activated. On the other end he heard a scream and a thud.


17. Chapter 17 - Aftermath by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2089 words)
‘You go first,’ he choked out, hoping it sounded like an order.

‘Don’t be an idiot, John! You won’t make it through without help on both sides, now go!’

18. Chapter 18 - Rescue by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1404 words)
The sounds of rescue were coming closer. ‘C’mon,’ he murmured desperately. 'Wake up, baby, wake up for me.’
19. Chapter 19 - Promises by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1457 words)
After the past month of watching her run around Atlantis, unable to simply sit down with her, talk or even sit in comfortable silence, he wasn’t sure he could go back to that.
20. Chapter 20 - Impressions: John by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1243 words)
He'd learned something new about her that night and realised something, in retrospect, about Lizzie.
21. Chapter 21 - Impressions: Elizabeth by shipper scifi [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (1547 words)
He looked so like the man she'd left behind, his little ploy so familiar, that it made her ache inside.
22. Chapter 22 - Changes by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1470 words)
A military outpost, but once Atlantis was a city, with families and children, a community. Could it ever be that way again, and was it closer than they ever dreamed?
23. Chapter 23 - Back on Earth by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (2333 words)
Landry was too good a man to play devil's advocate for long, the real test would come tomorrow, when the Airforce and the IOA took on their rights to live, not just work, on Atlantis.
24. Chapter 24 - The Opposition by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (1730 words)
She wanted to drag them out there, show them what it was really like and then dare them to sit here and damn the people who made it their life’s work to make those very stars a safer place for all life, not just their own kind!

25. Chapter 25 - The IOA by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1779 words)
‘Get Rodney away from here,’ she told her, ‘before he creates an international incident. Not that I don’t appreciate his passion, but the IOA are looking at me for someone to blame.’
26. Chapter 26 - A Mother's Instinct by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1595 words)
‘Tell me something, before you go, this thing you do. Is it worth it Elizabeth? Taking yourself into danger? Risking more than your life?’
27. Chapter 27 - Family by shipper scifi [Reviews - 2] starstarstarstarstar (2050 words)
‘Jesus, John! Why didn’t you tell us she was pregnant?’ Richard crossed his arms across his chest, leaning back against the counter, he wouldn’t have wanted to hear it, but at that moment, he looked like his younger brother. ‘Have you told Nancy yet?’
28. Chapter 28 - Rifts by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (2025 words)
‘I sometimes wonder how much actually is classified and how much John hides behind that excuse.’
29. Chapter 29 - Ferris Wheels by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1939 words)
‘I finally kissed you at the top of a Ferris wheel. If I’d actually made that bet with Rodney, I’d be a hundred dollars up.’
30. Chapter 30 - Atlantis by shipper scifi [Reviews - 0] (1404 words)
‘We’re finished here. Colonel, escort Dr Weir to her quarters,’ he rose, fixing her with a stare, ‘get some sleep Elizabeth, you look even more like hell than last time. Consider it an order.’
31. Chapter 31 - The Journey Home by shipper scifi [Reviews - 4] starstarstarstarstar (563 words)
In her hands she held a book, leather-bound and worn, it was written by two women, leading different lives, but sharing a common heart, shaped by conviction, passion and hope.
32. Cut Scenes by shipper scifi [Reviews - 1] starstarstarstarstar (581 words)
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