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Title: Zippy
Rating: G
Characters: Sheppard, Lorne
Disclaimer: Not mine (except the mistakes), no harm meant.
Summary: The burdens of command, the pressures of promotion...
A/N: V. short future fic - it's sort of related to an idea that I'm working on that may or may not turn out to be a newcomers story, and to which this is, at the moment, largely incidental. So now you know :)

Zippy

"You wanted to see me, sir?"

"Lieutenant Colonel! Come in, sit down!"

Lorne smiled, but it was muted. John was beginning to think he was prouder of the promotion than Evan was.

"So, how are you?"

"I'm fine, sir. Just waiting on my orders. I've been getting Anne up to speed. Wanted to make sure she doesn't take any of your bullshit, sir."

"Huh, Teldy's never taken anybody's bullshit, Evan. Don't worry about it."

"Nossir."

"You seen this?" John pushed the images across the table to Lorne, and smiled as he lit up with interest.

"The 305? It's finished?"

John nodded. "Two of them, actually. That's the Artemis - she's already fitted out. Broughton has her. The other will be the Athena."

"Goddess of wisdom."

"And war."

"Fine looking ship."

"They're smaller than the Daedalus-class, but fast. Zippy."

"Zippy, sir?"

"Yeah, like - the Daedalus is an SUV, and the Athena's your little Pegasus runaround."

"No offense, sir, but I'm really glad they're not letting you name -" Evan stopped. "What do you mean, 'your'?"

John smirked. "They're keeping the Artemis in the Milky Way, but they decided the Athena would be more useful in Pegasus. They wanted someone with local experience, so..."

"The Athena's mine?"

"Based out of Atlantis."

"I -" Evan stared at the photos.

"Your ship has a girl's name, Evan."

Evan beamed at him. "That's because she's a beautiful lady, John."


~~~

Oops. I just realised I should have given the Artemis to Marks...

Edited 7/12/9 to say: Now with a companion piece in Five ways Lorne became the military commander of Atlantis



Is it just me/my browser, or is the lj text box really flaky at the moment?

Date: 2009-12-01 09:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gelbes-gilatier.livejournal.com
You can still give the Artemis to Marks :D And Lorne and Athena will make a great pair, I'm sure. Oooh, and think how Marks and Lorne could kick ass with their ships if both were send on a joint mission...

Date: 2009-12-01 09:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] scherryzade.livejournal.com
Back! Back, ye bunnies!

It's only supposed to be incidental ;)

"We don't talk about Broughton."

Date: 2009-12-01 09:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gelbes-gilatier.livejournal.com
My beta forced me to write a story from a jumper's POV (and then she called the snippets I gave her "jumper smut" which they so weren't!)... I have every right to foist bunnies onto others :P

Um, right, no, we don't...

Date: 2009-12-01 09:52 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] scherryzade.livejournal.com
:D

How would you write jumper smut, anyway? Jumper/jumper smut? Or is it just smut from the pov of the jumper?

(Smut in jumpers I've seen, jumper pov smut would seem to be the logical progression. Well, I say logical... ;)

Date: 2009-12-01 10:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gelbes-gilatier.livejournal.com
I have no idea what she meant with it... it's just the jumper being flown by Sheppard and Lorne and watching Lorne and Cadman flirt (although they would never call it "flirting") ;)

Date: 2009-12-02 12:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] teenygozer.livejournal.com
Finally, girl names for the ships! I love Lorne getting his own ship, and am relieved they're not tearing him away from Atlantis.

I notice they named Lorne's ship after a *Goa'uld*! Seriously, one of the problems with having all your ancient-history-type gods being Goa'ulds is that it makes it difficult to name ships. Athena is the Goa'uld who kidnapped Vala in Memento Mori. I have to admit, I wondered if Apollo had been a Goa'uld when that ship showed up in SGA (canonically). They never mentioned him, but if Athena was a Goa'uld, why wouldn't Apollo be?

Date: 2009-12-02 05:50 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] scherryzade.livejournal.com
I know - I went back and forth on that, because I decided on the names but then realised that might be an issue. I decided to stick with it, and go with the slightly hand-waving argument that the Goa'uld were appropriating the names of gods rather than being the originals (I don't know if that's in canon, or if I just made it up to justify my choice :)

I wanted them to be female, and there are so few - in any mythology - that don't come to horrible ends...

I've never quite been convinced by the SGC's naming skills - I mean, Daedalus I get, but who thought 'Icarus' was a good idea?

Date: 2009-12-10 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] a_blackpanther
Fated name, most likely.

Date: 2009-12-10 08:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] a_blackpanther
So cute. And he so very totally deserves his own ship. I was watching the season 3 premiere, and he looked very handsome at the helm of the Orion.

Spiffy names for the new ships though. Athena and Artemis were always my favourite greek goddesses.

Date: 2009-12-10 10:26 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] scherryzade.livejournal.com
Thank you! Hopefully this one will last longer than the Orion :)

(Athena was always my favourite, too - smart, but also badass when she needed to be ;)

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