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 the 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!

Author's Note (Beth - Formerly Ya Betcha): Who doesn't adore Jane Austen novels? Really, who? Hope you enjoy the story and, of course, please review!

Pride and Prejudice

by Beth - Formerly Ya Betcha

"It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife." – Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen.

John quietly walked into Elizabeth's apartment. He grinned when he noticed she was asleep in the big armchair near the window. He leaned over her shoulder and read aloud with mock seriousness from the large book that was open on her lap. "It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife."

Her eyes flew open. "John!" She sat up and closed the book. "You aren't scheduled to be back until 2000."

"Look at the clock."


He nodded in the direction of her alarm clock and she groaned. 2200. "I must have fallen asleep."

"You were sleeping like a baby when I came in." He sat on the arm of her chair. "The complete collection of Jane Austen's works? No wonder you fell asleep."

Elizabeth frowned and stood. "This coming from the man who brought War and Peace to another galaxy."

"It's a classic." John protested.

"Yes. A boring one." She set the hardcover book on her desk.

"Haven't you read it?"


"It seems like something you'd read."

She raised one eyebrow. "Are you suggesting I'm boring, John Sheppard?"

He pulled her towards him. "Never."

She smiled and shook her head. "I read it once for a high school class. By the time I finished it was so late at night and I'd had so much caffeine it didn't make much sense."

"So you've always been a workaholic?" He teased. "Good thing I'm here to keep you from working too much."

"Good thing." Elizabeth smiled then leaned forward and kissed him.

The End...