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17 May 2007 @ 07:09 pm
Title: Retreat
Rating: Parental Guidance Suggested for Minors Under 13 due to an F-bomb.
Summary: A freaked out, cruel and unusual Elizabeth.
Disclaimer: This Universe belongs to: Not me.


She was leaving in the dark of night as he lay sleeping. It was cowardly, she knew and ironic, considering she was the advocate of communication. Elizabeth couldn’t stomach the look he would give her as she fled. There wasn’t a plan that included John Sheppard in her life and there certainly wasn’t an exit strategy like this on the board.

Maybe that’s what it was. None of this was according to plan. Losing herself in someone she wanted to spend the rest of her life with was supposed to be a good thing. It was that ‘once in a lifetime’, ‘swept off your feet’, ‘head over heels’ thing, which apparently made you a metaphor spewing poet. That wasn’t her.

Of course every girl had that fantasy of a Prince Charming drilled into their conscience with bedtime stories and teen movies. Apart from its entertainment value it was something she had never envisioned for herself. She had been too busy studying Mandela and Churchill and forming an adversity to the ideals of Stalin and Mussolini.

Maybe she was afraid he had discovered that about her and was okay with it. Maybe it was because he slipped into her life with utter flawlessness. Or, it could be that she hadn’t known she even needed someone to fill that kind of a role in her life until he did. Her life had been her work like it was for so many other women. And like other women it had taken her years of unacknowledged loneliness and the right man to take an interest to awaken that need.

So maybe that was why she had fucked his brains out earlier in lieu of conversation.

She slipped out of his life as unexpectedly as he slipped into hers.


Current Mood: depresseddepressed
Current Music: Dare You To Move ~ Switchfoot
'Adíshnímagnavox_23 on May 18th, 2007 05:41 am (UTC)
Very good, poor Elizabeth, she's so self destructive :(
Sunny: SGA Lizzie wrap me upsunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 06:53 pm (UTC)
Yeah. She's happily depressed. Thanks for the R&R. :D
ardently blueaoihikari on May 18th, 2007 06:02 am (UTC)
oh my lizzeh... ;____;

this was great thou. :3

*huggles and loves tight*
Sunny: SGA Sparky love hurtssunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 06:55 pm (UTC)
zomg!it's depressing. *sadz* *huggles back*
Dee: homeweirjohndefine_serenity on May 18th, 2007 08:38 am (UTC)
Aw, this is good! She kinda reminds me of myself... sad I know, but great writing!
Sunny: SGA Sparky reliefsunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 06:56 pm (UTC)
That's not sad. Just human. *hugs* Thanks!
Vicky: [Atlantis] Sparky - Not Alonevickysg1 on May 18th, 2007 09:07 am (UTC)
Poor Lizzie... And I kinda wonder what John's reaction will be when he wake up to find her gone...
Sunny: SGA Sparky *le sigh*sunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hehe, is that your subtle hint for a sequel?!?!? LOL. Thanks.
Vicky: [Atlantis] Sparkyvickysg1 on May 21st, 2007 07:45 pm (UTC)
no so subtle, huh?
Sunny: SGA John Unravel lyricsunny_serenity on May 22nd, 2007 06:12 am (UTC)
Well, techincally this was part of a bigger story but it got weighted down with girlie talk and everything went OOC etc etc and... oh well, I scrapped the rest of it. But I'm sure I can resurrect the John!fallout portion. I have to keep reminding myself: Keep it simple, stoopid. Narf! Brain stem!
Kirstenxfkirsten on May 18th, 2007 01:18 pm (UTC)
Awwwwwww!! Poor Liz!! :(
Sunny: SGA Sparky fire/watersunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 06:59 pm (UTC)
She's so conflicted. Thanks for the R&R.
intergalactic super geek: wraith scoffsphantmgreeneyes on May 18th, 2007 06:26 pm (UTC)
Wait! No! Go back! Go baaaaaaaack!! That was sad.
Sunny: SGA Wraith keepersunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 07:01 pm (UTC)
I know. It made me depress myself.

Nice icon btw. The Wraith are so pretty.
ankareeda: featherankareeda on May 19th, 2007 09:10 am (UTC)
*whimpers* Nooooooo. *shoves Lizzie back into John's arms*

I want HAPPY Sparky. *sigh* But this was still soooo good.
Sunny: SGA Sparky 50/50sunny_serenity on May 21st, 2007 07:03 pm (UTC)
Happy happy joy joy... yeah, sorry about this one. *sadz*
kes: SGA sparky closet sexemily_sheppard on May 24th, 2007 09:13 pm (UTC)
Damn, now I gotta go find something happy...

but great still! Absolutely great, in fact!
Sunny: SGA Sparky reliefsunny_serenity on May 25th, 2007 08:29 pm (UTC)
Aw, sorry hun. :(
Spex: Elizabeth/Mike - Kissspeckleberry on May 24th, 2007 11:59 pm (UTC)
Why had i not read this? It's brilliant, i love it!! *hugs*

You've done a great job with it, and it's so possible. *is off to read sequel*
Sunny: SGA Sparky smacksunny_serenity on May 25th, 2007 08:28 pm (UTC)
Ahhh! MY EYES!! Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal! *stabs icon* Maybe that's why you didn't see it. Too much Noah Wyle of that guy on the brains. :p

Oh, and thank you for loving it. I kinda like it too. Must be the F-bomb factor.
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Sunny: SGA Sparky fire/watersunny_serenity on June 4th, 2007 09:43 pm (UTC)
Yeah, poor things. They're SO screwed up! Thanks for R&R.