What Not to Expect When, a farscape fanfic | FanFiction
One of my fave TV couples -- John Crichton (Ben Browder) and Aeryn Sun ( Claudia Black). "Farscape" may be gone from SyFy, but never. His up and down relationship with Aeryn Sun had taken a sudden plunge once again. times than he could count, John had come, oddly enough, to rely on his advice There seemed to be no end to Crichton's human slang. In this critical moment in the evolution of their relationship, John confronts the recently give us the first solid evidence that Aeryn Sun, the Peacekeeper, realized that this . Silent Kiss Test (Look at the Princess, Part 3: The Maltese Crichton).
Eventually John left Aeryn to get some rest and headed down to Command. He felt as though he were floating, not walking. Zhaan and D'Argo were there when he arrived. As he expected, the Luxan gave him one of his crushing bear hugs as he entered.
D'Argo's expression turned serious and he said, "You know what this says about how much she loves you, don't you? I guess that's more Sebacean brainwashing she's managed to jettison - just like Lo'Laan did.
One of the best days we've ever had on Moya Hell, one of the best days I've ever had - period. Aeryn turned out the light by the bed and slid in beside him. She nuzzled his neck as she hugged him tightly and whispered "I love you. I missed you so. What else could I do? My head is still spinning just thinking about it. It's exciting and terrifying and a whole bunch of other things all at the same time. I have this little life growing inside me.
I'm just an innocent bystander by comparison. I've never really given it much thought, though.
I guess I'd better now. Not after seeing you with Talyn. But the thought still crossed my mind. And I suppose little Peacekeepers have to come from somewhere. They start drumming the importance of it into us at a very early age.
They discourage the idea of having a family at every opportunity. But I know that deep down many of us want them. My parents obviously did. And over the cycles enough of my friends, women and men, told me that they did too. It's in our nature. In the back of my mind I've always wanted a child. I was angry at myself for being careless, even though there was no way I could have known the implant had failed. A big part of me started screaming all those Peacekeeper ideas at me. But another part of me reminded me how so many of my friends had told me they wanted children; how I want them She asked if I was really sure about it.
Again a part of me wanted to say yes, but another part was thrilled at the idea of having a child - our child. So I told her no, I wasn't sure, and she told me to take some time to decide about what I really wanted.
Many of us do have children, just not many of the front line troops like I was. It doesn't stop them from being good soldiers, so why should it stop me? Being pregnant will interfere with my training and workouts, but it isn't forever. I see now that being a mother will not change everything else I am. And I realize now just how lucky I am to have this chance.
The database is so geared to military field medicine that I think its almost useless. We have found a small file on labor and delivery, though, that should come in handy. But then we already knew that. Both Zhaan and Aeryn gave him looks of distaste. What'd I say now? John tells me that's longer than a human pregnancy. But I do see the problem.
If Aeryn delivers when the baby reaches a normal size for a Sebacean then it may be born prematurely. Perhaps we'll have to find a planet that does and make sure to be in its vicinity when the baby comes.
Cutting Aeryn open and taking the baby out. The possibility had never occurred to her. Is there information on it in this file you mentioned? It's the first thing I looked for in it. In any case, we've got a small stockpile of Aeryn's blood on hand should we need it for such an operation.
But then I guess cutting me open certainly would qualify," she said, self-consciously putting a hand over her womb. For example, where do you want to have the baby? Or would you prefer your quarters? In my culture it wasn't the custom until relatively recently. I'll do whatever Aeryn wants," he said, looking over at her.
Both John and Zhaan gave her looks of surprise, and, in John's case, hurt. Besides, there's not much that's harder than giving birth. I want to be there. I want to help you through it.
If it makes you happy. And I suppose I'll need the help, won't I? Would you be more comfortable with D'Argo, Rygel or Chiana? I just want your approval beforehand in case I do. They won't be there unless I call on them. Pilot was busy conducting his usual system checks when he noticed her come into his chamber. She leaned over the control panel.
I was wondering when I would see you next. I have missed your company. It was an odd admission for Pilot to make. And I guess otherwise I've been trying to keep to myself. One's thoughts are apt to turn inward at times like this. Allow me to extend my congratulations. I'm just beginning to get tired of the way they've been treating me. They're acting as if I've suddenly become helpless and fragile.
Me - a Peacekeeper - fragile? They hover around me, waiting on me - always asking if I need anything - always asking how I am Frell, you just did it. It's getting on my nerves," she finished, her anger flaring. I have experienced a similar behavior during Moya's pregnancies. You in particular were always inquiring as to her and the baby's condition. I think John does too. That really surprised him, she thought happily. Well, maybe he is.
We know you'd do everything in your power to help us. You've done it so often before. You don't even have to tell us that.
I will stop the monitoring if you wish. If you didn't do it John would probably just ask you to behind my back. If it puts your minds at ease I'll tolerate it. Before, she would have been irate to learn I was watching her. The maternal instinct is as strong in her as it is in Moya. But then, I already should have surmised that from how she was with Talyn.
John was keeping watch in Command as D'Argo walked in. I think she went down to see Pilot. I think she was originally fascinated by his selfless devotion to duty. I think that was something of a revelation for her. And ever since what happened with Namtar I know how much that still bothers you.
A part of you has never forgiven us for that. I just think I understand your motivation a lot better all of a sudden. I'm beginning to really understand what you feel towards your son, your desperation to get home to him, to protect him.
And it's not like I feel I have any choice about them either. I find myself worrying about that baby all the time. They need me along. I always go down to commerce planets.
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I can take care of myself. Besides, Caio is one of the most advanced planets we've ever visited. I don't think there's anything to worry about. And, besides, Zhaan wants to take me to one of their medical facilities to see if they have anything that might help us. This may be a place we'll be able to come back to if the baby or I need help.
She felt him pull away slightly. I'm just tired, that's all. There's been a lot to do. You're acting as if you don't want me. I just feel a little weird about it, that's all. It's not just the two of us here anymore.
It makes me feel kind of Now it was her turn to flinch. This is silly, he thought. Everything has been fine since Aeryn stopped barfing all the time. Why am I so on edge? Because a million things can go wrong, that's why, he answered himself.
They all stared intently at the projections that appeared on the viewer. This is just like an ultrasound, John thought as he looked at the ghostly images. The baby's head was clearly evident. John even imagined he could make out some of the face. Zhaan, run through the inventory, he thought, mentally crossing his fingers. Aeryn could see their questioning looks. There used to be problems because there was such a strong preference for girls. I just want to follow tradition.
The baby's supposed to be a surprise. Those aren't words I usually put together, Zhaan and John both mused. It will be my secret. Presently she said, "You can open them now. Everything's there and where it belongs. He was surprised by the strength of his feeling of relief. It's supposed to be a surprise. He's going to have hard time, though, I've been working on my gift to the child for some time.
He sat up, fully alert. He looked at her through bleary eyes. I'm sure that's what it was this time. It was so strange. You can come with us if you want. You're getting too far along. I'll go with Zhaan - alone. With a pulse rifle? I want my child to have a father, not bits of one. I'd been here, what, a couple months? Give me one really good reason. I can barely get into what I've got now. Even my boots are getting tight.
She landed flat on her face!
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Pregnant Women Falls Bad News. It was nothing," Aeryn said as she sat up. She looked at Chiana, who had dropped to her knees to help her, and saw the concerned and frightened look on the young Nebari's face.
I just wish I knew where my center of gravity was from day to day. D'Argo warned us that the baby would start to grow a lot faster after I got past the half-cycle point. The fact it's moving around doesn't help, either. And I won't even bother to mention that my joints are loosening and my feet are swelling. My words are lost on him until Zhaan reinforces them. Finally, Zhaan arrived and gave her a clean bill of health.
John reached down to help her up. I don't need rest. I was going to show Chiana how to do some maintenance on one of the transports. I can't get into the crawlspace to do it myself anymore. I wasn't looking forward to doing them anyway. Why did you have to go and make a big deal out of it? Now everyone's going to start treating me like I'm even more fragile than they already have been. I told you not to do anything to encourage them!
I guess I feel guilty for not having been here. She settled on the former. We're going to need it soon. John sat behind Aeryn with his arms around her and both of them had their hands on her belly, feeling the baby kick and spin. It's not a blob. I'm very aware of its arms and legs these days. Not to mention its head when it smacks into one of my kidneys or something. Yeah, we men do get all the breaks sometimes According to tradition this child shouldn't even exist.
That was uncalled for. These changes are not sudden, but gradual over multiple seasons with various setbacks, allowing the viewer to appreciate that such things are not immediate or easy.
Like River from Firefly, John is pursued relentlessly for the information inside of his brain. Grayza had herself implanted with a gland that excretes Heppel Oil, a substance she uses as a date-rape drug.
If that GIF existed. If I knew how to GIF, it would …. In so many formats, the tale of a hard, military man learning to care for others, getting in touch with his emotions, and embracing his inner nurturer is very common. A current example of the latter can be seen in the new SyFy show Defiance. Joshua Nolan, a former military man haunted by his violent past, raises and protects his alien foster daughter on an Earth transformed by alien technologies.
His relationship and shifted priorities are a direct result of parenthood. Aeryn becomes pregnant, and the prospect of being responsible for another life brings out her emotional side even more. So, if John Crichton and River Tam are starting a support group for victims of mad space science, perhaps Aeryn Sun and Joshua Nolan can start one for military hotshots recovering their people skills through parenthood.
I thought we were goners, but here we are! Despite this, he did not hold a grudge as he considered serving the others, whatever their needs, to simply be his role. He was most happy when helping other crew members, although as his independence grew, he could sometimes become irritated with them and would order them out of his chamber and even off the ship altogether. In the series finale, Pilot experienced a conflict with Moya where he wanted to help Crichton destroy the wormhole linking Earth to Tormented Space and Moya did not want him to.
Despite this and initially stating he could do nothing, Pilot joined the mission, leaving Moya for the first time in a long time to aid Crichton's plan. Though Pilot was left weakened by his separation from Moya, he succeeded in destroying the wormhole and saving Earth, inadvertently killing the crew of a Scarren Stryker in the process. He was later rebonded with Moya. Other Pilot characters seen briefly in the series include that of the damaged and mutilated Leviathan named Rovhu, whose limbs were repeatedly eaten and regrown by carnivorous prisoners, and the ancient Pilot of Elack, who housed Crichton when he was separated from Moya and sacrificed her quiet death in the Leviathan's Burial Ground to help Crichton escape from the Peacekeepers.
Moya's child Talyn did not need a Pilot by Peacekeeper design, but nevertheless could support one. He is known for being selfish and collects anything valuable and was one of two regular puppet characters on the show.
His voice was provided by Jonathan Hardy. Rygel has a long history. After ruling for an unknown number of years as Dominar of the Hynerians, he was overthrown by his cousin Bishan.
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After the overthrow, which occurred over cycles years before the events of Farscape, he became a prisoner of the Peacekeepers. During this time, he was imprisoned in several places and tortured, most notably by Selto Durkacaptain of the near-legendary ship, the Zelbinion, and was eventually transferred to Moya.
Due to his size and cunning, he is able not only to leave his cell at will, but also to organize and carry out a revolt among the other prisoners placed on Moya, allowing them to escape Peacekeeper control. After the escape i. As time goes on, his egocentric attitude becomes less prevalent and he warms to his role as a member of Moya's crew.
A recurring gag in Farscape involves him flatulating helium when he gets nervous, causing everyone's voices to have a higher pitch by the offensive gas.
At the end of the series, Bishan pleads with him to return to help reunite their people and Rygel departs to do so with a devastated Chiana. A parody of him was in the Stargate SG-1 episode " " as an Asgard with a Fu-Manchu beard and mustache; his only line was the Hynerian curse "Yotz", similar in use and meaning as the earth curse "Hell".
Scorpius[ edit ] Scorpius, played by Wayne Pygramis the half- Sebaceanhalf- Scarran Peacekeeper, and the primary antagonist of the series, relentlessly pursuing John Crichton for the secrets of wormhole technology locked in John Crichton 's unconscious mind to create a wormhole weapon. He is the product of an experiment by the Scarrans — his Sebacean mother was raped by a Scarran to see if there would be any benefit in a hybrid. Raised by Scarrans, he has come to hate them, to reject his Scarran side, and to live for revenge against them.
His physical attributes and his character traits are influenced by his race. Scorpius first appeared in " Nerve " and made his last appearance in " The Peacekeeper Wars Part 2 ".
Being half Scarran, Scorpius's body produces an extreme amount of body heat, particularly when angry. However, being also half-Sebacean means that too much heat will kill him.
To prevent this he wears a full-body cooling suit notable mostly for the interchangeable cooling rods inside his cranium that absorb his excess body heat.
He can see temperature gradients, especially of the face, allowing him to tell when people are lying, as described in the episode " Incubator ". As a result, John Crichton was forced to enlist the use of herbal drugs to mask his love for Aeryn Sun for fear that he may use that knowledge against them to further his agenda. Scorpius prides himself on his patience and his intellect. Scorpius is willing to do absolutely anything to achieve his goals, which he is very honest about when it suits him.
He will and does over the course of the series lie, kill in cold blood, order the deaths of multitudes, torture innocents, and sacrifice those close to him to get what he wants. He is also willing to aid his enemies or humiliate himself if it will further his goals. He has returned from supposedly fatal situations more than once, which he credits to his "foresight and preparation". He manipulates others to do his work but does much on his own; his obsession with Crichton and his wormhole secrets is proof of that.
He is highly educated and extremely intelligent, and exercises remarkable ingenuity. Only he knows how deep his schemes run and, while he claims his main desire is to eliminate the Scarran threat, protagonist John Crichton is loath to ever trust him.
His rank is never mentioned, and it is assumed that he does not officially hold one. Wayne Pygram seemed to confirm this during an interview on the Farscape DVD set[ citation needed ]; while Dominar Rygel XVI once claimed that Scorpius was "higher even than a captain" "I-Yensch, You-Yensch"the claim was made more as a boast in an attempt to inflate Scorpius' value to kidnappers. His authority is not absolute, however, as Commandant Mele-On Grayza informed him when she superseded it. During the series, he is shown to have the authority to command a research base, a command carrier, a fleet of command carriers, and an even larger fleet in Farscape: However, the exact Peacekeeper ranks at this level have never been established in the show.
Despite being an antagonist for the first three seasons, Scorpius joins the crew of Moya for the final season to protect Crichton after his Command Carrier is destroyed and he is hunted by the Peacekeepers. He becomes a more or less trustworthy crewmember though he looks for any chance to get Crichton's knowledge and forms a relationship with Sikozu.
At the end of the series, he returns to the Peacekeepers and in The Peacekeeper Wars, instigates a war between them and the Scarrens. At the end of The Peacekeeper Wars he finally gets what he wants when Crichton uses a wormhole weapon on the Scarrens and Peacekeepers and is horrified, calling it "madness", finally understanding the danger of what he sought.
He is last seen on Moya smiling as the Scarrens and Peacekeepers sign a peace treaty. Harvey[ edit ] Harvey is a neural clone of Scorpius and exists solely in the head of John Crichton.
He was also played by Wayne Pygram.
Harvey is the result of a neural chip that was placed into Crichton's brain by Scorpius after the Aurora Chair failed to reveal the wormhole information he was after. His name, given to him by Crichton, is taken from either the Mary Chase play Harveyin which Harvey is an invisible six-foot, one-and-a-half-inch tall rabbit that only Elwood P. Dowd can see, or the popular film versions, both starring Jimmy Stewart ; Harvey's purpose is threefold: Harvey also has the ability to stop Crichton's brain functions for a short time, making him appear dead.
He can control Crichton's memory and nervous system when the chip is in place, which he uses to hide his presence from Crichton. Eventually, the chip becomes strong enough to completely dominate Crichton's mind and body. Even after the chip is removed, Harvey is able to exert limited control over Crichton. After Scorpius reprograms him, Harvey has some type of mental link to Scorpius that allows Scorpius to track Crichton down after John is revived from his crystallization by the Eidelons.
Harvey contains much of Scorpius' knowledge and intellect. In Season 2, Harvey is discovered.