from chapter 3
Jool was there
when John began to awaken. She went over to the tableside.
are you all right?"
voice) "I am fine. How long was I out?"
about 300 microts."
over at Aeryn.
John sat up
slowly with Jool's help.
should take it easy Crichton."
am okay Jool. (Staring at Aeryn) Just give me a microt."
She let his
hand go. She looked over at Aeryn.
it work? Were you able to reach her?"
don't know. Only time will tell. It is up to Aeryn now."
off the table slowly. He weakly walked over to the table where Aeryn's
body was lying. He reached out and touched her silky raven hair.
He leaned down and kissed her forehead. He whispered in her ear.
Aeryn. I love you. Fight for me. Fight for us."
He walked toward
the door holding the mask. He looked back over his shoulder.
with her Let me know if there is any change."
out of the med bay looking defeated.
by John's chambers after Jool told him he had left the med bay over
an arn earlier. John wasn't there but Stark's mask was sitting on
where is Crichton?"
is on the terrace."
to find him.
John was standing
in the middle of the terrace staring out at the stars. He heard
the door open but did not acknowledge it.
I have been looking for you."
know. I heard you talking to Pilot."
you all right?"
up and stood beside him.
did you see when you went inside Aeryn's mind?"
confused) "What is that?"
has designed this perfect world with the dead John back on Earth.
A world with no critters, no Scorpius, no peacekeepers..."
world without you."
at him with such hurt in his eyes.
tried to convince her to come back. I told her I loved her and I
needed her in this world with me but I don't know if I reached her."
the best thing we can do for those we love is to let them go."
is not the same as your situation with Jothee, D'Argo. Jothee left
Moya but he is alive. If Aeryn just wanted to leave Moya, it would
hurt like hell but I could do it if it meant she could heal but
we are talking about letting her die. I don't know if I can do that
his hand on John's shoulder.
might not have a choice, my friend."
John (T) was
sitting on the rickety dock by the lake with his fishing pole dangling
in the water. His bare feet were skimming across the top of the
chilly lake. He heard Aeryn's footsteps behind him. It was a heavy
sound. He turned when they stopped and saw her peacekeeper boots.
He followed the length of her body with his eyes up to her face.
He smiled at her.
John (T): "You
looked beautiful in that dress but I have always thought that black
leather was made for you."
She smiled slightly.
John (T): "You
"Yes. (Playful tone) You know how much trouble he gets into
when I am not around to help him."
He stood up slowly. He stared at Aeryn. Their smiles faded away
replaced with deep reflection.
will always have a special place in my heart."
John (T): "I
know and you in mine."
say goodbye to him. He could see how she struggled.
John (T): "He
loves you, Aeryn, almost as much as I do. Don't be afraid of that
shined with unshed tears. He stepped toward her.
John (T): "Don't
worry about me. I am at peace."
needed to know that."
John (T): "It
is time for you to go home now Baby. Take care of yourself and take
care of John Crichton."
She smiled at
him and wiped away the single tear that had rolled down her cheek.
John (T): "No
up to him and kissed him gently on the lips. His eyes closed. He
slipped his arms around her. As they embraced the scenery around
them began to dissipate. The house, the trees, the grass...
Back in the
med bay Jool looked over at Aeryn. Aeryn's arms were wrapped around
herself as if she was hugging herself or someone else. Jool touched
is something wrong?"
think you should come to the med bay."
anxious) "I am on my way."