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17 June 2005 @ 01:34 pm
This is a test of the Emergency Fic System. *beeeeep*  
Title: "Evolution"
Author: Little Red
Rating: PG
Category: Sheppard/Weir UST. All fluff warnings apply.
Summary: He doesn't think about people like this.
Author's Note: Flashfic to break up my fic drought. Unbeta'd. 200 words. Wheee. Inspired by pirateexchange's new wallpaper. (Wallpaper has non-plotspoilery images from season 2. Ficlet does not.)


He thinks she's beautiful.

This is weird in his world; John doesn't think that about women. Hot, yes. Sexy, sure. Beauty is something reserved for panoramic vistas of open space or Antarctic snowdrifts and, when he was four years old, perhaps for his mother.

But Elizabeth is something else. He admires her too much for "hot," and while he might think of her as sexy after enough alien moonshine to drink or at a certain time of night alone, their respective positions make that an inappropriate thing for him to label her.

So she's beautiful, and that's not the strangest thing. She's smart. She's kind. She's funny, in a bit of an awkward way, but she always gets his jokes.

She trusts him to be better than he is.

Sometimes -- often -- it even works.

He doesn't think about it often, doesn't lose whole days or nights to contemplating all the things he thinks or feels about her, but sometimes, for a little while, he does. Since he has never thought it before at all, that's still pretty impressive.

He's changing, slowly, under the twin burdens of command and not letting her down.

Someday, he'd like to thank her.
 
 
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if i could, i'd punch you into paralysis!: Lizzie's thinking (alina_kalime)grenadine on June 17th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
OMG, awesome!

Someday, he'd like to thank her.

AW! That is perfect, seriously.
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 06:50 pm (UTC)
Eeee! Yay. :) I'm so glad you like it. And now I'm trying to imagine a context in which he might thank her, and how he'd go about it, but I'm totally failing. Oh well. :)
Jessi: Irinaj_guda on June 17th, 2005 05:51 pm (UTC)
Beautiful describes both Elizabeth and this fic. Love the John characterization. One of my favorite things about their relationship is how she makes him a better commander/man/human being.

And it's wonderful to see you writing again! *massive hugs*
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
YES YES YES. That is exactly why I love this pairing. *squeee* (Yes, I'm squeeeing like mad over your comment. Yay!)
entertaining in a disturbing way: kara by woodfacelyssie on June 17th, 2005 05:54 pm (UTC)
*squeees* Little Red fic!

Sparky!

*reads*

Mmm. Good.

Yes. Because he does need her demanding more of him. Damnit. Mwahahah.
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yep. :) She's definitely a catalyst for him growing, and growing up. And SPARKYYYY!!! *loves it so!*
MsRaven: Beautiful by Melyannamsraven929 on June 17th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Ooh...lovely.

I love this line:
Beauty is something reserved for panoramic vistas of open space or Antarctic snowdrifts and, when he was four years old, perhaps for his mother.
Little Red: sga - lizzie just breathe - goldie_galmylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 06:55 pm (UTC)
Yay for your icon! :)
(no subject) - msraven929 on June 17th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
I'm not very interesting: GoforFlightastropoet on June 17th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Yes, yes, yes! This is good!!!
Little Red: sga - s/w do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 06:56 pm (UTC)
YAYYYYY!! I missed geeky sparky writing. *clings to muse*
Jo. R: SW Leaders by ladyofmynarnendriftingatdusk on June 17th, 2005 06:02 pm (UTC)
Lovely. Lovely, lovely, lovely. *bounce and squee* I'm so glad you wrote this, not just 'cause *you* wrote it but because it's so John and it's perfect and I'm happy now. Thank you.
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 07:00 pm (UTC)
*delighted* I'm so so so glad that people seem to think this is in-character for John. YAYYY! My muse came back undamaged. :) And because I worry that I sometimes make him too sappy (though it's still just so much easier to write him than to write Elizabeth. Should probably work on that.)

*squeees and cuddles and adores you*
Abusus non tollit usum: Lizzie the Linguistlavidaessueno on June 17th, 2005 06:03 pm (UTC)
*whispers very quietly*

Thus far I've not been a Weir/Shep shipper ... but I'm finally starting to get it.
Little Red: sga - sw not subtle - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 07:03 pm (UTC)
YAY!!

My Weir/Shep-ness surprises me, because I'm so over-the-top about it. But, hey, it makes me squeee and is a really nice, fluffy diversion, so why be serious about it? ;)

However... the romance for me, though lately it's become my focus because it's so much easier to write and squeee over, is secondary to the professional codependency and respect and friendship that I want for these two so badly. I think they're both much, much better people for knowing each other and working together (or, at least, they could and hopefully will be).
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Little Red: sga - sw not subtle - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on June 17th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Eee! Yay!! YES. DOOOO EEEEEET! Forcing myself to write very short ficlet-type things (this is by no means the first in recent days), even if I think they suuuuuck and will never, ever be posted, seems to help. :)
pellucid: wants to kiss her (by phrenitis)pellucid on June 17th, 2005 07:08 pm (UTC)
Eeeeeee!!!! You wrote fic!!!! And it is full of just lovely, perfect lines! I would pick favorites, but it would be most of the fic. *considers* This:

She trusts him to be better than he is.

Sometimes -- often -- it even works.


Soooooo John!!! *loves*
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:31 pm (UTC)
Yayyyy!! *stares at your icon* Mmmmm. Er. Sorry. Distracted. ;)

Thank you! I love John. He's so awesome.
w0lfstar: owl cute by proverbw0lfstar on June 17th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
Awww! Sweet and cute! (can't be more coherent than that. But yay for emergency fic!)
Little Red: xf - drr kill the pain - Carolinamylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!! *snuggles you* I'm so sorry that you're not feeling well! I've been up at all kinds of weird hours and only partly coherent, but TODAY! Today we will talk. Yes.

*LOVE*
(no subject) - w0lfstar on June 18th, 2005 08:08 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Rose Wilde-Irishrosewildeirish on June 17th, 2005 08:04 pm (UTC)
Awww.

Of course, I picture things turning a touch more...sweaty midway through the thank you, but that's me. And probably qwirky.
Little Red: sga - s/w do sex - unrehearsed_mylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
and most of the rest of us shippers too

I guess it all depends. There are so many different ways that it could come up. If they're, you know, about to DIE, then probably less with the sex. But in other circumstances, the sex could inspire the conversation.

I just like to think about things that involve these two having sex. ;)
Pooh: SGA-Weir wonder (by ethelinesherman)mspooh on June 17th, 2005 09:18 pm (UTC)
SQUEEE! Fic!

She's funny, in a bit of an awkward way, but she always gets his jokes.

And what guy doesn't get turned on by a woman who gets their sense of humor? Hee. We need more funny Weir on the show. I love how, in his mind, she transcends "hot" and "sexy." You just know that if they were to develop their relationship past the professional or even beyond mere friendship, it would definitely be based on more than just shallow aspects. I squee over their mutual admiration and respect! *squee*
Little Red: sga - love of a hero - lizmylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Well, of course, Lizzie gets his sense of humor with a raised eyebrow and a bit of a look, but at least she always knows when he's joking (which is probably more than the rest of his team)!

Mutual admiration and respect deserves THE MOST squeee! Eee! Love it love it. Mmmm. And it all makes "Hot Zone" so much more interesting, because she totally calls him on letting her down and he gets all bratty and defensive and she's like "no, dude, shut up. I'm demanding MORE OF YOU, period." He probably goes off and hates her for a while after that. ;) But there's lots and lots of respect, sometimes more grudging than others. :)
(no subject) - mspooh on June 18th, 2005 07:18 pm (UTC) (Expand)
rogue equestrian: SGA:: Liz Wonderelvinborn on June 17th, 2005 09:23 pm (UTC)
I've missed your Sparky goodness so much!! I LOVE this!! Especially She trusts him to be better than he is and that beautiful last line of Someday, he's like to thank her.

*admires ficlet*
Little Red: sga - sw incomplete - thetoofstermylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:36 pm (UTC)
Aww! Thank you! :)

*squeee*
tarkheena lizzeeen: [SINFUL GIRLFRIEND LOVE]liminalliz on June 17th, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)
HOW did I miss this fic? TELL ME ! HOW!? ARGH! :)

It's lovely! It's really a great tag fic for those GLORIOUS EYEFUCKAGE IMAGES. YAY! Such beauties! And YES! This fic is delish, you are a master of prose and hope the drought ends soooooon as your fic brings all the boys& me to the yard.
Little Red: sga - SINFUL Lizzie! - liminallizmylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:40 pm (UTC)
SO MUCH EYEFUCKAGE!! But HOW could there be anything else? They're hot! They HAVE to stare at each other!! Law of nature, yo.

*thinks* I'm not sure my fic brings any boys to the yard, actually, because it is ewwwwickyromance, but it brought me a SINFUL GIRLFRIEND, so what more do I want? :)
Lapashoshi on June 18th, 2005 02:32 am (UTC)
Drive-by comment
I'm not big on Shep/Weir, generally speaking, but this really works for me. You've got both sides of this relationship down, and managed to show how well they go together. (I'm not articulating this properly, but in short, I really like it.)
Little Red: sga - sw not subtle - thefakeheadlinemylittleredgirl on June 18th, 2005 03:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Drive-by comment
Thank you! That means... wow, a lot. It's easy for people who 'ship a pairing to overlook a lot in fic, because, "omg squeee eeee!", which I am guilty of most of the time. ;) But it's so cool that you read it anyway! Thank you!

I really like fics that are... less shippy for these two, in a way, because their on-screen dynamic and now they affect each other as people in a non-romantic sense is just as interesting. However, the shmoopy romance is much easier to write!!

Thanks again. :)
Re: Drive-by comment - pashoshi on June 18th, 2005 06:33 pm (UTC) (Expand)