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Oct 12, John/Aeryn is the canonical pairing of John Crichton and Aeryn Sun in John and Aeryn's relationship was central to the story of Farscape. Apr 28, Jim Cummings has some advice for the actors voicing The Lion King's new hyenas As John Crichton explains in his opening credits monologue, “I'm just Farscape recognizes that relationships are often at their clearest in . There are a few too many logical questions left open—as Claudia Black points. Nov 16, 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.
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.
John Crichton/Aeryn Sun
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. 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! 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. It is the truth, after all. In fact, I think that's part of why I'm now more conscious of my traditions.
I've gone against several major ones. Maybe now I'm trying to make up for it a little. Don't hold it against me that I choose to keep the ones I like. Be proud of me for disposing of the ones I don't. They sat in silence again for a while before John said, "Tell me more about this Naming tradition. After the baby's born the custom is for the parents to take it outdoors, together with their friends and their families.
The mother whispers the child's name into its ear and then holds it up to the sun. She then says the name out loud so the sun, the father and everyone else can hear it.
Perhaps it has to do with the light being the source of all life. I guess here on Moya we'll have to make do with the terrace and all the stars. You were given a name by your mother at birth and that was that. The only times I've ever seen Namings were in vids.
My first one will be my own. The tradition is for the child to have the father's family name. I'm having a hard time coming up with something that goes with 'Crichton,'" she said playfully. The child is often named after a close friend, usually one who is no longer alive. As I was a Peacekeeper I have plenty of candidates to choose from," she said, her tone suddenly somewhat bitter. My mother was a commando, like I was.
I'm sure she had plenty of dead comrades as well. But I was taken from her before I was old enough to ever have asked about my name," she said, her chin lowered to her chest. More resentment, John thought. This whole business is bringing up a lot of bad memories for her. My mother never said anything about him. The one thing I know is that she loved him, just like I love you. Chiana must have done it.
As John sat down beside her, Chiana brought out a large tray of food for them. Gifts later," she giggled. After the meal D'Argo brought out three boxes and set them before the guests of honor.
Inside they found several baby's blankets, all made of a shimmering material against which the room's lights cast ever shifting rainbows of color. I purchased the material ages ago. I was saving it for something special.
Pilot suggested the idea to me. The gold badge is to be placed in the infant's vicinity. It can only broadcast, not receive. The silver units are for the two of you.
They can only receive the special frequency. They can also be used to communicate solely with each other. Portable baby monitors and personal cell phones all in one. I'm sure they'll come in handy for alerting Aeryn for those late night feedings. Not yet," Rygel said. The Luxan returned carrying an ornately carved wooden crib. I hope it serves you well.
I've made this so that it can be bolted securely to the floor of the child's room. And, with Pilot's help, I've also installed this," he said, turning the crib over to reveal a small metal box on it's underside. I've equipped it with a motion sensor so that if Moya makes any violent movements the field will activate and keep the baby from being tossed around dangerously. There's also a small alarm that will sound if the field activates. The 'baby monitor' will easily pick it up," he said, turning the crib back over, "especially if you mount it here in the bracket I've provided for it.
Who would have ever thought to put the Leviathan equivalent of air bags on a crib? It must have been painful to make that.
Everything about it must have reminded him of Jothee. But his love for his son is built into it, isn't it? Or is it his love for us? Before she had a chance to open the box Rygel added, "Everyone was talking about the traditions in their culture as we planned this little event - about how they all seem to have an occasion like this one for the expected arrival. In the Hynerian Empire, however, we do things a little differently.
Before a birth we give the mother a gift. This is for you, Aeryn Sun. She held it up for everyone to see. It was a heavy gold necklace with a large white gem as its centerpiece. They were full of all sorts of precious metals. Where do you think all those little goodies we've had since then came from? We've still got quite a bit left, too, I might add. If D'Argo hadn't helped me recover it I'd have had it all to myself. We've been keeping it a secret for its safekeeping in case we get raided. Don't even think of asking us where it's hidden.
Buyer beware indeed," he chuckled. I guess I've picked up a bit about metalwork in learning how to make keys and whatnot.
Pilot and the DRDs helped me. I really needed it when I was working on the platinum for the jewel's mounting and the thread. We give the offspring gifts afterwards. But, as the human tradition is to not wait until after the birth, I suppose I can give you the second part of the gift now. After all, you'll need it. He took them to a small cell near where John and D'Argo were preparing rooms for the new family.
I think you'll find everything you need here," he said turning on the light. The cell contained shelves filled with various fabric items. In this case she also chose most of the items. Rygel this is fantastic! I really don't know what to say," John stammered. At least come and see them. I just want a space of my own where I can go to be alone. The baby's always been with me.
You've never been far away. And everyone else insists on hovering around me all the time. I'm happy that you and I are setting up a home together, but I know the baby's going to be a lot of work. I'd just like to still have somewhere where I can go when I need to relax and just be with myself. And I know it sounds terrible but I'd like that place to be as far from everyone else as I can get it.
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My quarters now would do just fine for that. I sympathize completely with what you're saying. I like that idea. I gotta go help D'Argo do some stuff on the transports. Finally, Aeryn came to a stop and raised a hand to quiet her. Chiana watched as a small bulge repeatedly appeared and disappeared there. Here, feel for yourself," she said as she took Chiana's hand and brought it towards her belly. Chiana jerked her hand away. I can't," she said, seemingly embarrassed.
She reached her hand out slowly and gently placed it on the spot where the baby's kicks could be seen. Her eyes lit up and her mouth gaped as she felt the baby move.
She kept looking back and forth from her hand to Aeryn's smiling face. That's just how John looked the first time he felt the baby moving. Chiana finally pulled her hand away. That's what it's like What's the problem anyway? The kid's got the hiccups again. It's getting a little tiring after half an arn against my back. Think how I feel," she said as the baby lurched again.
Tomorrow night I'm sleeping on that side of the bed. I believe our worries about prematurity are over. Also, my scan today confirms that the baby's head is in the correct position and is engaged in your pelvis, so I doubt it's going anywhere but down from here on out.
If he believes the analyses were executed correctly I think we can as well. I think that is the wisest course. The question is how long should we be willing to wait. You're already past the length of the average human pregnancy. The main thing we concluded was that Aeryn is a bit larger than the average Sebacean woman, and so, not surprisingly, is her pelvis. That gives us a little more breathing room. Looking at the situation conservatively, he estimates that the baby should be born within the next two weekans to ensure a normal delivery.
After that it gets risky. We also need to measure the baby's head every two or three days to ensure its within our growth projections. Tonight we'll starburst to within a short starburst's distance of there. We'll wait for a few days and then move on to the planet. After we're done with the supply run we'll return to the holding point and travel in a circular course around Caio. That way we can get there quickly if we need to when the baby comes without being in one place too long.
I've loved it, really - having this little one growing inside me. But now it's just seems I'm uncomfortable and awkward all the time. And I've always been worried, even a little frightened, by the prospect of labor - especially of all the things that can go wrong.
But it is also a perfectly natural process. After all this time I'm actually looking forward to it. I'm more than ready to have this baby. I'm not going anywhere," Aeryn said as she hauled herself up out of her chair. I can barely get around, let alone wield a pulse rifle. You won't need any weapons. With everyone else making the commerce run, Aeryn waddled down to visit Pilot.
They've been happening on and off for a while now. My body's practicing for the big event - strengthening itself. Like those isometric exercises you do. They've been a little stronger and more frequent today. The trope of the strong, unemotional man and weaker, but emotionally more mature woman is turned inside-out with John and Aeryn — she can dominate him physically, and he is the one trying to help her get in touch with her emotional side. As the show progresses, John and Aeryn grow closer and begin to even each other out somewhat.
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! I fought more while pregnant than you ever did before you found this kid! Once she went on an archaeological dig and found awesome ancient stuff.
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