We, the Sparky Army, decree 2008 to be the Year of the Spark. We pledge to post a new sparky story or chapter of a sparky story every day from January 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008. Though the Powers that Be have removed Elizabeth Weir from the regular cast of Stargate Atlantis, we feel that she remains an integral part of the show, and that the relationship between her and John Sheppard is too obvious to be ignored. We hope that you, and anyone might happen to read these works, agree.

And if that isn't official enough for you, we don't know what is. Seriously, guys, we're just trying to have some fun--and show TPTB that Sparky is the way to go. So sit back and enjoy the 366 stories coming your way!

A/N: Written for "sg15fics" and the YotS. Contains spoilers for end season 3, beginning season 4.


Hope

By firefly

A single thought enters John's mind when Rodney informs him that he's found a piece of Atlantean technology that can send people back in time - and he knows how to work it.

Elizabeth.

If he can convince Rodney to make the modifications, he can save her.

He can return to the moment before they decided stupidly to go back inside to wreak havoc in the Replicator ship and make certain that they don't. He can ensure they leave immediately - all of them. He'd gag Rodney if he had to. Whatever it took to bring Elizabeth home, he'd do, so she wasn't left behind to disappear from their, from his, lives as she had.

It'd solve a whole slew of other problems for the city as well to not have the new Wraith problem they'd caused, to contend with again. If they hadn't been so hellbent on putting a dint in the Replicators' armour, it might have occurred to them that there might be side effects disastrous to the humans of the galaxy and not just the Replicators.

Better yet, he could return to the moment before Elizabeth was initially implanted with the nanites now connnected to every fibre of her being and prevent her from being infected at all. Get to the source of the problem and destroy it.

Screw consequences. Things couldn't get much worse than they already were. They'd made this mess and were intent on cleaning it up, however long it took. What was another ripple in the timeline?

If there was even the slightest chance he could get Elizabeth back, nanites or not and side effects or not, he'd take it.

This device could be the answer he's been searching for.

Mind set, he sets off to find Rodney. Whether he can convince his friend to help him or not, he's going to do this.