Disclaimer: These characters are not mine, and no money is being made from this fanfic.
Author's Notes: All my attempts at non-epic went down like the Hindenburg. I apologise. This AU may be a little crazy, but I think you'll like it. (I hope you do!) Thanks so much to gaffsie for being such an awesome and helpful beta, and reading this through like crazy lightning!
Summary: Among the Blood, Black Widows are witches who are feared and distrusted for the skill with which they can weave tangled webs to see visions of the future - or entrap the mind. But when Teyla Emmagan of Athos village is called to the court of the Queen of Atlantis Territory, she is less concerned about being misunderstood, and more worried to step awry in the complex politics of the Atlantis court.
Then, too, there is the distracting presence of John Sheppard, a Warlord Prince whose interest in her is something Teyla cannot fathom. Does he distrust her motives? Is he merely protecting his Queen? Or is his interest something else - something that Teyla must learn to accept in order to best serve her Queen, her Territory, and her own heart?
( Widow's Pique )