AN: And the conclusion! Thanks for reading.
John nodded to the technicians as he passed them on his way to Elizabeth's office. She'd gotten them out of that other dimension rather quickly. It had apparently been as simple as pressing the "off" button. She'd even got a history of a battle with the Wraith. As soon as they'd gotten back, he'd grabbed some more power bars and led his team in for a rescue of Lorne.
In the excitement though, he hadn't gotten to talk to Elizabeth alone yet.
"Hey," she greeted.
"Hey. How's it going?"
"Fine." She raised an eyebrow at him.
He scratched the back of his neck. "Look, I just wanted to apologize for going off world."
"For making you worry, yes."
She nodded. "I always worry about John."
He glanced at her sideways. "Yeah, I uh, was there on the balcony."
Her eyes widened and she had to look away. When he turned her face back towards him there was that unguarded look again.
"I could have sworn you were there."
"You shouldn't worry so much you know."
She smiled sadly. "I can't help it when it comes to you."
"Well I'll always come back home. And when I'm not here, as cliché as it is, my heart is always with you."