Pairing: John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
Fic Title: Coda
Rating/Warning(s): R (Sexual content); spoilers from "Adrift" and "Lifeline"
Genre: Angst, episode related, hurt/comfort
Why This Must Be Read: This is the way Elizabeth comes back (should have come back) to Atlantis, and the whole thing just breaks you a little. Wonderfully written, we see a mending Elizabeth thrust back on a world she never thought she might see again. And we have John, there for her, grounding her, showing her he's real. Something Elizabeth is sure about.
She’d done this before.
It wasn’t always John’s team that rescued her.
A couple of times the Daedalus simply beamed her from her cell and she materialized on its bridge, no scrapes, no bruises and not one bit worse for the wear. There were plenty of versions where Major Lorne’s team would force their way in with guns blazing, leaving a satisfying trail of destruction in their wake. Once it had even been a lone and fearless Doctor Zelenka armed with a P90 and a data pad, no hand free to push his glasses up the bridge of his nose.