Author: Trialia (trialia)
stagesoflove: Five Loves (#2) - Stage Three (Flying)
Fandom & Pairing: Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
The day that Elizabeth tells him, in casual conversation, "I don't like to fly in aircraft," his first thought is one of incredulity. His reaction is to turn big hazel eyes on her face and ask her why.
Her answer surprises him, an imaginative, beautiful description of what she dreamed it might be like to fly among birds, to feel thermals guiding oneself higher into the air with so little effort, and to say that not even a helicopter would ever come close to the concept of that.
It's at that point he realises that maybe he has found a kindred spirit.