Series: Stargate Atlantis

Theme: Alternate Universe

Characters: Pairing John & Teyla; Main Cast

Rating/Warning: R/Language & Sexual situations.


John walked up the stairwell to the third floor. At the top he made a left and continued to the double doors at the end of the hall. He poked his head inside the classroom and saw two women sitting at the desk on the far side of the studio, while three children danced around to the Hoky Poky. One little boy saw his reflection in the mirror and yelled.


Teyla turned from her conversation and smiled as her five year old daughter, Nicollette, and twin three year old boys, Justin and Aiden, pounced on John. He'd been out of town shooting another film and they hadn't seen him for two weeks. They'd missed him terribly and so had she. After greeting the children, John made his way to Teyla. He gave her a hug and a kiss, briefly resting his hand on her swollen belly. Teyla introduced John to the other woman at the table, Linda Green, a writer for a local magazine. She was doing an article about the two year anniversary of Teyla's business, Les Petites School of Ballet and Gymnastics. Twenty minutes later the interview ended and Linda left for another appointment. John and Teyla gathered up the children and made their way to the elevator.

"Well, well, well, Mrs. Sheppard, you're becoming quite the celebrity."

Teyla smirked.

"If I'm such a big celebrity, why is it that every time I do an interview they always ask me questions about you?"

John shrugged.

"You are married to a worl-."

Teyla rolled her eyes.

"Oh, brother!"

John laughed, wrapped his arms around her waist and kissed her neck.

"Okay, I'll put my ego away. For now."

As they passed the front desk, Teyla advised that receptionist that she would be at home if any issues arose. Once outdoors, she glanced around the parking lot.

"Did Teal'c drop you off?"

John answered as he buckled the children into their car seats.

"Yes, I asked him to bring me here."

Teyla waited until John sat in the driver's seat and closed the car door before she spoke.

"You could have gone home and relaxed. We would've only been a few minutes behind you."

John turned to look at Teyla and smiled.

"I know, but I prefer spending time with our family."

Teyla returned his smile, understanding how important family was to her husband. She sat back in her seat and silently watched as John put the car in drive and headed for home.