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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 :)


"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."


"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

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