Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Fic Title: A New Life Well Begun
Rating/Warning(s): R, none
Why This Must Be Read: I love this fic because its quiet; there's no big emotional breakdowns or declarations...it's just them. It's gentle and kind and honest. I don't mean it as an insult when I say it's a variation on a theme, but its such a good one. It's like drinking a cup of you're favourite tea; you know exactly how it's going to taste but it makes you feel great and fills you with warm fuzzies and you'll never get tired of that flavour.
The story takes place after 'Ghost in the Machine' going rightfully AU in having Elizabeth regain her humanity and rejoin the Atlanteans. Told from John's perspective, we see the glimpses of the woman she's becoming after such a traumatic experience; how she's less restrained, less willing to let the things she wants slip by her, less worried about what people think. And it's about how John is more than happy to go with her on that journey.