Title: In Another World
Author: Keegan Paige
Summary: Elizabeth Weir's POV…from an alternate reality. What happens when she collides with the Atlantis we know?
Spoilers: None yet, maybe some in the future.
Disclaimer: I don't own anything…just my ideas.
A/N: I hope this doesn't get confusing, please tell me if it does. Keep in mind that I am Elizabeth from an alternate reality.
Chapter 1: "Ordinary Life"
It was an average day, a routine day. John went on a mission this morning with his team plus some marines in tow and still managed to find himself returning three hours late. Typical, though I still felt a pang in my stomach when I hadn't received a word from them. The minute I saw him emerge from the shimmering event horizon all my worries vanished; they were unharmed, he was fine. It made me smile.
I walked up to the group, one hand covering my previously tense abdomen. It turned out to be another bad habit that signified to everyone how I felt. Although, I guess I didn't really need to do that at all, everyone knew how much I worried when something didn't go right.
"Not everything went according to plan?" I presumed while allowing my hand to drop.
"Not exactly, but it turned out okay." John said with confidence. "Look, not even a scratch!" He threw his arms forward, flipping them over excitedly.
"I'm glad to see that. Debriefing in an hour, alright." It wasn't really a question, but I still got similar nods all around.
I watched as they made their way to the infirmary, no doubt, to have their post mission checks from Carson. They were late, I should have been more aggressive and questioned them on the spot but then again, I wasn't a Air Force general leading a military expedition. All that mattered was that they were home, safe and sound….for the moment, at least. And that was enough to make me happy.
The debriefing went well, it almost always does. It turned out that the welcoming ceremony lasted longer than expected. It also ran without interruption. They all left grinning; it was obvious they hadn't told me something. Not to worry, I could always talk John into telling me.
"Care to share what made everyone so happy?" I asked. He was standing behind the chair across from me.
"I was told by one of the prophets that I would 'marry a strong woman and have a remarkable son'." John said, grinning.
"Really?" I arched an eyebrow, another habit.
"Uh huh. So, Elizabeth, is there something you want to tell me?" He crossed the room to stand in front of me, hands on his hips.
"Sorry to disappoint you John but it looks like your prophet only got it half right." It was true, I wasn't pregnant. The marriage wasn't exactly right, but I let it slide.
John and I kept our relationship quiet, only revealing that we weren't just friends. I had been questioned by the government about my disposition on military relationships within Atlantis a few months back. I told them what they wanted to hear, that it wasn't allowed, it was the truth. They were less than thrilled when they found out about us, understandably, but it wasn't against any regulations. I was a civilian, therefore no fraternization.
"Well, we're just gonna have to work on that." His seductive voice pulled me from my thoughts. A simple kiss was placed on my lips gracefully before he turned to leave.
"John," I called. "Wait for me." I decided to take the rest of the night off.
a/n: Just what I needed, another story idea! lol. I really like this story, I hope it works out. And I hope you like it too! Umm, please don't make me beg for reviews.