Teyla woke up and stretched her arms out wards only to meet warm flesh. She yanked her arms back towards her before she remembered the events of the previous night, at which point she relaxed and curled closer to John. She fell back asleep listening to the sound of his heartbeat.
Not long after Teyla fell back asleep, John woke up and saw Teyla curled tight against him. His mind wandered to what happened last night. He grinned and gently shook Teyla awake. "Hmm… What, John?" She asked sleepily.
"Time to wake up and report for duty." John groaned. "I just want to lie in bed all day, but we can't because we have to go talk to Elizabeth." Teyla laughed and got up to get dressed. John pulled her back down and started tickling her.
"John! Stop! We must report for duty!" John stopped, but pouted until she kissed him. He sighed and got dressed as well. They walked to the control room and into Colonel Carter's office.
"Hello, Colonel Sheppard, Teyla." Sam smiled. "Have a seat." Teyla and John sat and saw Doctor Keller standing next to Colonel Carter's chair. She wasn't smiling. "Doctor Keller has the results of Elizabeth's tests…" Sam gestured for Jennifer to start speaking.
"Well, I'm afraid that she's not the same Elizabeth Weir that got captured on the Replicator homeworld. She's fully Replicator now. There's nothing human left." Jennifer looked at her shoes and hoped she wasn't disappointing them too badly. Jennifer's head flew up when a smash in front of her and she saw Colonel Sheppard's hand bleeding and a broken glass on the floor.
"I'm sorry, Colonel. We were all hoping it was really her, but it was not meant to be." Sam said with a sad look. "You and Doctor Keller should go to the infirmary so you can get that bandaged."
John nodded and started towards the door before turning around. "What's going to happen to her?" Sam sighed.
"ARG," was all Sam said and all she needed to say. John nodded before storming off to the infirmary while Jennifer flitted behind, a constant stream of apologies spilling from her mouth.
After ten minutes of this, John turned around abruptly and held up a hand to silence her. "It's not your fault." John said. "You didn't know that was going to happen. You couldn't help her in the first place. It's not your fault." He repeated again before turning back around and continuing the trek to the infirmary, where Jennifer cleaned and bandaged his hand quickly before letting him go.
From there, he walked down to the holding cell she had been placed in. "John! What's the matter?" Elizabeth asked when she saw his distraught look.
"You lied, Elizabeth. You aren't human at all. There's not even a bit of human left. You're a full Replicator." He stated harshly. Elizabeth flinched before meeting his steely gaze.
"I'm sorry, John. Truly. I just wanted to be back here so badly that I'd do anything to achieve that goal." She explained.
"Anything, huh? Even lying to your friends? The ones that trusted you?" Elizabeth cringed at his words. John just stared at her.
"John, I'm sorry. I don't know what else I can say." She said sadly.
"I'm not even sure if you know who you are anymore, let alone what you could say." John glared at her before turning sharply on his heel and walking away.
Teyla looked up from her lunch as John stormed into the commissary looking very pissed off. She raised her arm to wave him over, but saw him grab a tray and sits at a far table alone. Deciding that leaving him be was for the best, she disposed of the rest of her meal and walked to Elizabeth's cell.
When she arrived, she saw Elizabeth sitting against the wall with her knees against her chest and her arms wrapped around her legs. "I'm sorry, Teyla." She said as Teyla approached. "I know you all were trusting me and I let you down. I'm so sorry."
Teyla's heart went out to her friend. She had wanted to be back home so badly that she'd lied to everyone who knew and trusted her to get there. "I understand, Elizabeth. I understand wanting to be with the people you love, but being unable to do so. It is not your fault for still having human emotions; for still wanting to be where you belong."
"I'm not so sure, Teyla." Elizabeth said sadly. "It feels like everything's gone wrong. Like things are falling apart in front of me. I wanted to come back to the city I left with everything exactly the same. But instead, I have to lie, and then get caught. And it's selfish, I know, but I just wish that I were still human."
"It's not selfish to still want to be human, nor is it selfish to want things to have stayed the same." Teyla looked at her friend with kind eyes.
"I don't know." Elizabeth looked down and tried to stay calm. "What is going to happen to me?"
"Colonel Carter contacted Earth and told them of our situation. The IOA and most people feel that you are too big of a security threat to allow to live. I'm sorry." Teyla kept her eyes downcast as she said this. Elizabeth merely nodded.
"Teyla, can you talk to John please? Tell him I'd like to talk to him one more time?" Elizabeth pleaded silently with her eyes. Teyla nodded and walked away.
"John," Teyla began as she sat down in front of him in the mess hall. "Elizabeth would like to talk to you."
"Tell her that I don't give a damn. If she wanted to talk to me, she shouldn't have lied like that." John gathered up the remnants of his lunch and threw it in the trash can before walking to the gym angrily. Upon arriving, he started beating the crap out of the practice dummy until Teyla stepped in between.
"John, go see her." Teyla looked at him. "Now." She said with a finality in her tone that made it clear that if John did not go willingly, Teyla would drag his ass down there without a second thought.
He nodded and turned to leave when he said suddenly, "Will you come with, please? I'm afraid of what I might do without someone to stop me." Teyla nodded and walked with him to Elizabeth's cell.
As they walked through the halls, Teyla felt John's hand slip into her own and clutch it tighter and tighter as they drew nearer to their destination. "It's all right, John. She's still Elizabeth."
"I know, but I can't help but feel that she's not anymore, either." John paused. "Did that make any sense?" Teyla nodded as they continued down towards the cell. "I know that the only difference is that she's an actual machine now, instead of just a biological one, but she still feels worlds away from who she really was."
"I know, John. Now talk to her, please?" Teyla asked. John sighed and nodded, before walking into the room.
"Elizabeth? I'm sorry for snapping at you earlier. I just felt so betrayed and angry that I lost control." Elizabeth smiled sympathetically.
"It's all right, John. It happens." She smiled again. "I just wanted to talk to you again before…" She trailed off, not knowing how to word it. "Well, anyway, I just wanted to apologize for lying to you like that. I just wanted to be here so bad. I had one chance to prove I was reliable, and I messed it up."
"It's okay, Elizabeth." He smiled and opened the cell before hugging her tightly. "I'm going to miss you, Elizabeth. I don't think I'll be able to be here when they… You know."
"I'm going to miss you, too, John. And you, Teyla." Elizabeth hugged Teyla and John tightly and kissed him on the cheek before stepping back into her cell. "Good-bye. To both of you. And I wish you many years of happiness."
A/N: FIN! I thought it was a good ending myself. No official declarations of marriage or anything, but I worked my butt off on this chapter so I could get it done.
Also, I'm SO sorry for the long wait. I just had major writer's block for so long. Anyway… La fin. And I'm probably going to be working on "Shattered" now and get that finished up. Then "Christmas Party". So my J/T fics should be done soon.