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Synopsis: AU from "The Seer." I turned away from the horizon, blood-red with the sunset, with an unsettling feeling that my plans were going to go terribly awry.

Rating: T

Warnings: Violence

Pairings: Ronon/OC, Teyla/Kanaan, Ronon/Teyla

Spoilers: Rising; The Gift; Runner; Sateda; Progeny; Return pts. 1 & 2; Echoes; Lifeline; Missing; The Seer; possible future spoilers

Title: Red Horizon

Author: fyd818

Part 1/22

Dedication: To Dia.Dahling, Spacemonkey0941, TeylaFan, good friends and fellow writers. Thank you so much, and many hugs to you both!

Author's notes: Now that the writers have decided to go a new and different direction in season 4, with Teyla suddenly pregnant with some unfamiliar character's child, Carson gone, Elizabeth missing, and Sam in charge of Atlantis (and Ronon seeming farther away in his thoughts than ever), I wanted to do a fic that explored all this – but that still gave me a halfway happy Ronon/Teyla ending that I am still so hoping for. (After all, isn't that the point of fanfiction?) It begins a few days after the events of "The Seer," and goes AU from that point. This fic is completely written, so I should be able to post an update every day, or every other day at least. I hope you enjoy – and thanks for taking the time to check out this fic!

Red Horizon

fyd818

-Prologue-

"One thing has been clear to me from the moment I set foot in this city. The galaxy is at a crossroads. Never before have I sensed that the future of so many worlds can turn on the actions of so few." – Davos, "The Seer," season 4

-Atlantis-

My people. . .alive. Somewhere. "Shrouded in darkness," Davos had told me.

I leaned forward and braced my unsteady hands against the railing before me. The vista of this new planet that housed Atlantis stretched before me, as new and unfamiliar as the feelings inside me.

Kanaan – alive. Was there really a chance I'd see him again?

Unhappy and unresolved, I turned from the ocean view and leaned my back against the railing. As I stared blankly at the graceful towers above me, I wondered how I was going to break the news to my teammates – my friends. I had to tell them; I couldn't keep this secret: for long, anyway.

I lay my hands on my stomach, which wasn't even swollen yet. I had some time to think of a good way to tell them, at least. A very small mercy.

The last vision Davos had showed me before he died floated through my mind. I hadn't had a chance to ask him what it meant: myself, in battle. It was just a flash, but the image was seared into my mind. I was told there was the weight of a difficult decision hanging over me in that vision, and that made me very nervous. He didn't tell me how far ahead into my future it would be. For that matter, I'm not sure if he would have known if I'd had a chance to ask.

I hope it is not in my near future. I wrapped my arms around myself and turned my gaze away from the city, out toward the ocean again. Especially not with this baby coming.

The baby. That returned my thoughts to how to tell John, Rodney, and Ronon about my – situation. I have not even told them I was – am – in a relationship with someone. Now I have to tell them that I am pregnant?

Later, I told myself. I would do it later. I wasn't far enough along in my pregnancy for Stargate travel to make a difference, after all. I still want to be a part of the action, the team – and I want to find my people. Find Kanaan.

I will tell them after this mission. I will gather them someplace quiet, private, and then I will tell them the news. I nodded resolutely and promised myself I wouldn't back out. They needed to know – and would it hurt to wait until I was showing, just a little? No. None of them were the wiser now, so I wasn't going to be in a hurry to enlighten them.

I turned away from the horizon, blood-red with the sunset, with an unsettling feeling that my plans were going to go terribly awry.

-To Be Continued-