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Apr. 8th, 2006 | 04:10 pm
mood: nervous
music: Crosses - José Gonzáles

Er, hello! I know I haven't posted in many, many months. Sorry about that. Anyway, I woke up this morning and wrote a little lantis fic. My gosh, a fic. I know.

My hands are up - this it very much inspired by a wonderful short story called 'In a Tub' by the brilliant Amy Hempel.

Anyway, here it is. It's very short. And it's untitled, so if anyone has an idea for a title let me know.

Title: Untitled
Rating: PG
Category: Elizabeth Weir. Weir/Sheppard.
Spoilers: None really, but it helps to have seen the opening scene of Before I Sleep.
Disclaimer: Not owned by me.

Untitled

I take a sip of coffee and put the statue down next to the bowl.
When I'm tired I get restless.
I position the last item - a birthday gift - so that it is sitting in the last spot of sunlight that makes it through the stained-glass walls of Atlantis and the clear glass walls of my office. I push the gift along my desk, keeping it in the light, until the sun drops below the ocean.

When I was on Earth, after the days at work where I would be reminded once again that diplomacy is rarely about honesty, I’d sit on the deck at sunset and watch the birds.
Nature is true to itself. So what happened to us?
I’d watch those little birds swooping in and out of their rain-filled plant pot and feel the day drop away from me.
My birthday gift is shaped like that pot.

I put down my coffee and see John looking at me looking at the gift.
Does he think I keep it here because it was from him?
Well, if I were being as honest as the birds, I’d say that that was the truth, too.

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Rob

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from: chiroho
date: Apr. 8th, 2006 06:53 pm (UTC)
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Awwww. How sweet.

And where have you been??! :)

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nhawk

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from: nhawk
date: Apr. 8th, 2006 07:15 pm (UTC)
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Hi Rob!

And where have you been??! :)

At the beach! HA! Actually, no, I've been busy with my job. I do keep up with my flist - just not so much with the commenting. *feels bad*

Hope you are your family are well. Are you looking foward to the new doctor who eps? I certainly am. :)

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Rob

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from: chiroho
date: Apr. 8th, 2006 07:24 pm (UTC)
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At the beach!

Found that guy who owns the large beach house??

I do keep up with my flist - just not so much with the commenting.

Well I'm kinda the same, so I guess I can't really complain too much.

Are you looking foward to the new doctor who eps?

Absolutely! I'll be downloading as usual. I'm particularly looking forward to the "School Reunion" episode with Elisabeth Sladen. And it starts next weekend from what everyone is saying! AWESOME!

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Allie O'N

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from: alliesings
date: Apr. 9th, 2006 10:46 am (UTC)
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Ooo! That's lovely. Very poetic.

For a title: "The Nature of Truth" or "As Nature is True" Basically I like the combination of those two words.

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nhawk

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from: nhawk
date: Apr. 9th, 2006 05:18 pm (UTC)
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"The Nature of Truth"

Hmm. I like that. Thanks.

And thank you for the nice comments. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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hya

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from: hyari
date: Apr. 10th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
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One of these days, I'll get my hands on Atlantis and see what this Sparky stuff is about... til then, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

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nhawk

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from: nhawk
date: Apr. 12th, 2006 08:22 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, Hya! Hope everything is good with you. :)

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the extraordinary houdini

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from: angst_angel
date: Apr. 10th, 2006 01:31 am (UTC)
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I've never seen Atlantis, but awww nonetheless. I push the gift along my desk, keeping it in the light, until the sun drops below the ocean. I love that idea. :)

And happy birthday, partner!! *smoochies*

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nhawk

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from: nhawk
date: Apr. 12th, 2006 08:20 pm (UTC)
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Thanks, partner! *luffs you*

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the extraordinary houdini

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from: angst_angel
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 03:03 am (UTC)
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Am waiting to read fic (YAY, KATE!FIC) until I've seen the episode (I'm on Underground), but hooray, you're alive. *smooochies*

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the extraordinary houdini

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from: angst_angel
date: Oct. 24th, 2006 03:04 am (UTC)
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*coughs* Okay, so I have trouble reading dates. ;) But I have gotten sucked into Atlantis and will thus have tons more appreciation for this soon! <3

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nhawk

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from: nhawk
date: Nov. 7th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
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Heee, you're so cute! ;) *smooochies*

Glad you're into Atlantis now. I still love it and I'm looking forward to the new episodes starting soon. YAY.

I'm not really keeping up with LJ at the moment, but had to come and reply to your comment, partner! :D Hope everything is good with you! *huge hugs*

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the extraordinary houdini

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from: angst_angel
date: Nov. 8th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
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Well, it’s different when you actually understand who the characters are! ;)

But Atlantis is so addicting. *facepalms* Alas, I don’t have cable, so it’s definitely hard to keep up with television shows, but of course I would have to become randomly attached. I’m only up through a third of season 1, though, so there’s still plenty more to go! *g*

(I'm on Gmail at the moment, and the ad to the slde says "Visit Atlantis!" :D)

I’m just barely keeping up with LJ anyway, but I’m glad that you’re alive, partner. *smoooooooochies* I hope things are going well with you! Take care, and do keep in touch if you get the chance. <3

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