Originally Posted: May. 14th, 2007
Length/Rating: 100 words, PG, Gen
Summary: Some things are only gained through loss. (AU: Where the Ocean Meets the Sky)
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She had never expected to be happy. Not here, now, trapped in voluntary exile, hovering on that thin blue line between sea and sky. In one step they had lost Earth and gained– gained something she still didn’t have a name for. Family was too narrow somehow, but she had no other words that fit. Elizabeth sat in the messhall watching the city ebb and flow around her. Soaking in the smiles, the laughter, the sense that somehow the months of terror and loss had made them something more, not less.
They had lost Earth, but they had found Atlantis.