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Having much enjoyment cavorting through Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco while up here at home for the week.

Finally had some time to write out another "John commitment issue" snapshot (tm anr)... still going with the Elizabeth perspective angle, though this one pulls much more from fanon ideas than anything canon has presented. But it seems like something he would do. *shrugs*



She finishes her final cup of coffee on another ordinary late night spent cornered in her office confronting the reminders and reports she always seems to be catching up on.

Delegating is usually her strongest suit, but bring her part way across the universe and sometimes it doesn't take much to remind her that she is in charge of a planet. Carson's report sits half read in front of her, his concerns and suggestions for proper disposal of hazardous medical waste continuing for a few more pages than she thinks she can stay awake to respond to.

Her coffee is only a fading flavor now, and it's another concern, albeit a small one, that she is going to have to deal with sooner or later.

John works across from her, occasionally tapping away at his laptop while dealing with his own supply of schedules and memos he coordinates with Bates. His legs are stretched out under the desk, crossed ankles settled on his side though they have somehow found a way to rest against her chair.

He has an office, somewhere in the upper levels of the northern wing – she has never visited, she realizes – but their tag-team leadership of Atlantis often works best when in close proximity.

It has been this way for only a few months, and she can't remember how it began.

-Fin


Hmm, maybe not so much this one... with the making sense and "finding the word that describes his relationship with Elizabeth". So mysterious Teh Shep is.

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pellucid From: pellucid Date: March 21st, 2005 04:33 am (UTC) (Link)
Ooh, love that image of his feet resting against her chair--very subtle and sweet.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: March 25th, 2005 07:42 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee! They.Must.Touch! ;)
elvinborn From: elvinborn Date: March 21st, 2005 05:47 am (UTC) (Link)
love his feet resting against her chair. Like a subconscious way for him to touch her without either of them being aware. He needs to be connected to her.

And I LOVE the idea that he has his own office somewhere but just would rather do his paperwork with her company. interesting that's she's never visited it.

this is more a study of Elizabeth than John, but I think it fits in the character study.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: March 25th, 2005 07:44 am (UTC) (Link)
this is more a study of Elizabeth than John

Ahh, it totally is. Maybe this whole thing ought to be more of a relationship study from their differing perspectives. Or, you know, random snapshots of Shep/Weir 'cause that's just as entertaining. ;)
anr From: anr Date: March 21st, 2005 11:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, LOVE. The ankles-against-the-chair are a wonderful subconscious gesture, as is just the premise of him avoiding his own office because it doesn't have her in it. And you just know that one of the main reasons he works near her is so that he can remind to finish each night at a semi-decent hour -- a task he usually accomplishes by walking her back to her room...

*is rambling*

More snapshots! More!
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: March 25th, 2005 07:48 am (UTC) (Link)
And you just know that one of the main reasons he works near her is so that he can remind to finish each night at a semi-decent hour -- a task he usually accomplishes by walking her back to her room...

I love the idea that they're in a relationship without actually knowing that they're in one. :D
anr From: anr Date: April 3rd, 2005 08:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh, me too! *hums happily*
mspooh From: mspooh Date: March 21st, 2005 04:16 pm (UTC) (Link)
Shep does paperwork! For some reason, the idea of John doing something as mundane and routine as that just tickles me. Hee! I love how you have it so John has his own office he hardly ever uses because he'd rather work in closer proximity to Elizabeth. I also love the unconscious connection he needs with the ankle-chair contact. And I really love how their however-you-define-it relationship has snuck up on Elizabeth and they're deep in it before she even realizes it. The concepts may have been pulled from fanon, but I'm pretty sure there have been subtle instances of it on the show - like how they're always standing close to each other when they don't necessarily need to... and... well, okay, maybe eye-fuckage is something entirely different. ;)

This snapshot doesn't really seem to be too much of a "commitment issue" thing (not that I'm complaining, 'cuz, you know, fic! from you! yay!), but then again, their relationship? It's a conundrum. Maybe it defies definition.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: March 25th, 2005 07:55 am (UTC) (Link)
The concepts may have been pulled from fanon, but I'm pretty sure there have been subtle instances of it on the show - like how they're always standing close to each other when they don't necessarily need to... and... well, okay, maybe eye-fuckage is something entirely different. ;)

*hearts their "standing so close our shoulders brush" moments*

And bwah, eye-fuckage is subtle in a "I want to do you" message that only the cool fans pick up on. ;P

This snapshot doesn't really seem to be too much of a "commitment issue" thing, but then again, their relationship? It's a conundrum. Maybe it defies definition.

Mmm, very true. May still explore the Shep issue, but kind of like the idea of writing snapshots that have one of them dealing with (however slightly) their relationship (whatever that may be). Heh. And whee, many seasons of development to go! :D
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