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A/N: Thanks to my lovely sister for letting me use one of her ideas for this short fic. I probably did not do it justice, but I hope you all like it. This takes place in season 4's Lifeline.


Relief

By saphiretwin369


"Elizabeth!" John heard through the radio.

"What's going on, Rodney?" he asked, worried.

"Elizabeth just left the jumper," was the response.

His worry and anxiety increased. "Why?"

"I – I don't know. She – she just ran out."

John didn't like the sound of that. He tried to speak to Elizabeth herself through the radio. "Elizabeth? This is Sheppard. Do you copy?"

There was no response and he tried again, hoping to hear her voice. "Elizabeth. Respond."

There was still no reply.

"If they capture her…" Ronon started but didn't finish. He didn't need to.

"I know. I know."

"So what do we do now?" McKay asked.

"She said to hit the kill-switch on the nanites if she did anything suspicious."

John filled with dread. He definitely did not want to do that.

"I know, but…" McKay didn't continue. He didn't want to do it any more than John did.

"Sheppard." Ronon simply stated.

John looked at his teammate, eyes full of grief.

"Make the call."

John reluctantly nodded, knowing Elizabeth would never forgive him if he endangered them just to keep her alive for his own selfish reasons. "Do it."

It was quiet a moment then he heard Rodney's voice again. "It's not working."

At that moment John internally sighed with relief.