Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/John Sheppard
Fic Title: Frail, Fleeting and Powerful
Link: AO3 Link
Genre: Angst (just a little bit), AU, Fix-it
Why This Must Be Read:Elizabeth Weir and John Sheppard were my big Ship (it’s been nearly 10 years!). I’m not sure if it was just because I was feeling nostalgic (it’s not, this fic is awesome) but this fic took me back to 2006.
Basic premise is that an alternate!Elizabeth gets stuck on Atlantis. This Elizabeth is a little rougher around the edges, but she’s still Elizabeth; she’s lost her John and she commiserates with John who has lost his Elizabeth. It sounds angsty, but it’s not overly so. There are a few funnies along the way.
It touched on basically everything I loved about this ship; unspoken feelings, her faith in him, the dichotomy between a warrior and peacemaker and even that damn balcony.
Guest appearance by Ford, who I think didn't get enough appreciation, so I'm glad he's here. I love AUs, this may be the start of an AU series (which would be so very awesome).