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Action Figure Theater: Life After

As promised, more Action Figure Theater.

I still have to do the bit with the pictures I took at Playland. Any continuity that I am trying to achieve between these bits is tenuous at best. Then again - Action Figure theater, by its very nature, requires massive suspension of disbelief. Buckets and buckets of suspension. So, if you are actually reading it, I'm not all that worried.


ETA: You may want to check out the previous pieces A Cunning Plan if you haven't, or this one might not make much sense.

Title: Life After
Rating: Silly
Pairing: Sorta Sparky
Genre: Action Figure Theater
Warnings: Leave your sanity at the door.
Disclaimer: I deny everything. This could not possibly belong to me.
Summary: Continuity? What? I don't think so. Pure goofiness.

**Note: This bit of sillyness is mostly dedicated to n7cdrsheppard because she loves John Sheppard with a passion I reserve for all things related to Dr. McKay. And she thinks that John and Liz belong together. (Feh) So. I adore her. And this is for her. Bwahahaha!

Elizabeth and John consider the events of the day.

"It was a long day," Elizabeth said with a sigh. "And unfortunately, at the end of it, we left the bargaining table having gained nothing tangible."

"Look on the bright side," replied John with a smirk. "At least you don't have to write the report."

Rodney has a thing about getting all the little details right.

"WHAT the hell is THIS? Who taught you to write? No, don't tell me. My 6 year old niece can write more concisely! You ramble on about completely unimportant things and left out crucial details!"

Sheppard and Weir share a look.

"You make a very good point," Elizabeth agrees, carefully suppressing a grin, but John can see the smile playing around her lips.

"I enjoy listening to Rodney rant. It amuses the hell out of me and reminds me to be grateful I chose *not* pursue an academic career as a math geek and have to put up with a boss who might sound like him."

"Or perhaps, you might have been him."


Rodney's less than impressed so far.

Rodney scans the remained of the in-progress document, shaking his head in disgust.

"Oh please! You need to *explain* what happened here. No, no, no, no! That's not nearly enough detail. What, do I need to spell it out for you? Start typing!"

They contemplate making a break for it

"We should just head back to Atlantis. He doesn't really need us here."

"I don't know, John..."

"Elizabeth. He'll be fine. He's got minions to yell at and insult. He's happy. After the trauma of getting a tattoo on ass today, don't you think he deserves a little joy?"

"You just want to make sure you don't get roped into helping."

"I won't lie, it's a definite bonus."

They quietly head back to the galaxy they've come to think of as home, where th Wraith run free and wild Genii lurk, but things generally make a helluva lot more sense than they do on earth.

Rodney's really starting to get into it now...

"Oh my GOD! Who *cares* if you went on a tour of the Bridge of the Daedalus?"

Rodney's in full on rant mode and there's no derailing him. He latches on like a pit bull with a bone.

"I was *kidnapped* and *assaulted* and you completely... what do you *MEAN* later? Later? Oh come ON! Do I have to do everything myself? Someone save me from the morons I'm surrounded by!"

Meanwhile back on Atlantis, John and Teyla talk

"I believe that we should continue on business as usual at this point."

"I agree in principal. However, there are some things that you may wish to consider doing differently, John."

Sheppard gives her a curious look. "Such as?"

He gets nothing but an enigmatic smile.

Teyla motions him to come with her.

"I think, perhaps, you should talk more with Elizabeth about that. Come, she's out on the balcony waiting for you."

John puzzles over that one as they walk past the conference room and head out onto the balcony.

Elizabeth looks nervous.

"Hey, Elizabeth. Teyla said we should talk."

"I'll leave the two of you alone," Teyla offer up the parting comment with a gentle touch to John's arm, leaving him confused and sure that he's Missing Something Big. It wouldn't be the first time.

Now John's feeling as nervous as Elizabeth looks.

"There is something that I have been wanting to discuss with you, John. I have a bit of a confession to make."

He tried to lighten the mood with a smile and a joke. "Hey, you make it sound like it's some big huge thing, like you've been harbouring a secret crush on me all this time."

His smile starts to fade as he watches her look away and fidget, before looking back at him and he realizes that, yet again, he has failed to see it coming in a truly spectacular way.

"Oh hey, geeze, Elizabeth! I didn't mean to be insensitive. I had no idea that you had any thoughts about me. Like that. Ever. Urm."

Foot, meet mouth. Now would be a really good time for a Wraith attack...

"Well, there you have it," she managed, looking more than a little shaky, and he realized that in about three seconds she was going to need an arm around her for support or a chair to sit in because no matter how strong she was, she'd really had more than one person ought to have to deal with in a year over the last few days.

"Easy there," he whispered as he wrapped an arm around her. "C'mon, let me get you to the mess. We'll sit, have some coffee and... talk. Yeah. Talk."

He'd rather defuse a land mine in the dark with one hand tweezers than talk, but he'd learned over the years that he rarely go what he wanted when a woman was involved.

They were just going for coffee. Really!

"Uhm, Elizabeth?"

"Yes John?"

"Could you please not grope me in the Gate room?"


For now.


( 11 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:42 am (UTC)
Ummmmm I'm glad you are my friend and a valued family member. If you were not, I might have to report you to the guys who issue the sweaters with very long arms and lots of buckles.

Hugs and... see you on the 13th!!!!!
Nov. 4th, 2008 11:22 pm (UTC)
Okay, so I am a little crazy. It makes life interesting.

The 13th. That is Saturday, December 13, yeah?
Nov. 3rd, 2008 12:35 pm (UTC)
Bwaaaaaa. Loved it! I'm still cracking up here, I could be like this all day!
Nov. 3rd, 2008 02:26 pm (UTC)
Too cute.
And I am going to have to be careful what I ask for... this could get... addicting. *smirk*
Nov. 3rd, 2008 03:55 pm (UTC)
Lurv it! So excellent! More please?

The parts where you inserted the figures in front of the ACTUAL PHOTOS of the set are awesome!

Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:29 pm (UTC)
Excellent stuff, made me smile!! That's what I'm a thinkin'.
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Nov. 5th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
ROFL! That's great . . .
Nov. 5th, 2008 11:04 pm (UTC)
Nov. 13th, 2008 08:01 am (UTC)
Wonderfully funny, and awesome and ROTFL.
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