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A/N: A post Lifeline AU story, I hope the way I wrote it is not confusing.


Stopping The Clock

By kuroima

4 seconds…

…since she was a prisoner of the synthesised substance by her own choice. He missed her already.

7 minutes and 36 seconds...

...when everyone leaves but him. A spark of hope wishing it was all just a nightmare, a drug induced hallucination or a virtual reality created by some enemy.

9 hours, 54 minutes and 16 seconds...

...when he returns watching the clock ticking further and further. The guilt and pain growing with the time.

15 hours, 3 minutes and 21 seconds...

...when he returns in the morning after a sleepless night.

3 days, 21 hours, 10 minutes and 7 seconds…

…when he surprises Rodney talking to her about how sorry he is and telling her that he is working on the solution as good as he can.

5 days, 10 hours, 56 minutes and 43 seconds…

…when he studies her frozen beautiful features again, staring into her lifeless green eyes.

1 week, 6 days, 13 hours, 19 minutes and 2 seconds…

…when he tells himself to believe in his friend's abilities and that eventually everything will be all right.

3 weeks, 2 days, 5 hours, 7 minutes and 46 seconds…

…as they thought they had found a way to remove the nanites but almost killed her instead.

2 months, 3 days, 23 hours, 37 minutes and 28 seconds…

…when he finally realizes how deep his feelings for her are and admits them, calling them by its name. Love.

7 months, 4 weeks, 1 day, 5 hours, 21 minutes and 56 seconds…

…when they encounter Replicators looking like his team and Elizabeth and his heart aches more, longing for her.

11 months, 1 week, 6 days, 12 hours, 47 minutes and 11 seconds…

…when she was woken from her sleep due to a power loss as the Wraith infiltrate Atlantis and he finds her trembling and crawled up in a corner, dead Wraith bodies lying scattered around the hallway.

1 year, 1 month, 3 days, 16 hours and 27 seconds…

…when he is dying and only keeps on fighting as he hears his teammates voices telling him not to give up. Telling him that there is hope.

1 year, 4 months, 2 days, 15 hours, 9 minutes and 39 seconds…

…when they still haven't found a way to heal her and he thinks he can't take it anymore.

1 year, 10 months, 4 weeks, 2 days, 2 hours and 59 minutes…

…when Rodney and Radek storm into his room, brutally waking him up and telling him that they've got a solution.

1 year, 10 months, 4 weeks, 2 days, 13 hours, 15 minutes and 43 seconds…

…when they free her and remove all the nanites from her body. Forever. He takes a last look at the clock on the screen and is relieved that it finally stopped.

10 hours later…

…when she opens her eyes and he is overwhelmed by the familiar sparkling life in her green eyes.

11 hours and 9 minutes later…

…when he can finally hold her again and holds her tight.

…when she welcomes his proximity and knows that everything will be okay.