Pairing/Charecter(s): Anceint!John, Rodney, Ronon; background John/Rodney
Warnings/Spoliers: this is basically a future!drabble for the Ancient!John 'verse, taking place during "Daedalus Variations"
Disclaimer: Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine.
Summary: It's definately not their reality.
Notes: It could be because I'm almost up to the Ori in my SyFy rewatch. It could be because I've been thinking a lot about Ancient!John, and maybe a little bit of Replicator!Carter.
An Ancient!John Drabble
"Oh you who are born of the blood of the gods, Trojan son of Anchises, easy is the descent to Hell; the door of dark Dis stands open day and night. But to retrace your steps and come out to the air above, that is work, that is labor!"
Virgil The Aeneid
Ronon does not understand the language of the Ancestors, but he does know one thing: that the voice which comes over the Daedalus' speakers after they've destroyed the ship attacking Atlantis in this reality is Sheppard's.
"See," he says, "told you they already had one of you."
Sheppard, however, doesn't answer him, not even with a smirk. He just slams his hand into the button that controls the Daedalus' internal communications systems and barks, "Rodney, get us out of this reality now."
"Yeah, working on it," McKay snaps back. "Just give me a-"
"Why? What's going on up there?"
"There is," Sheppard says through gritted teeth, "another me here."
"So? There's probably an alternate version of all of us in each universe we visit."
"Yeah, well, none of them have just radioed up to tell us that they are the Lord Iohannes, our one and true god, or that we have five minutes to surrender our ship and pledgetrue and honest faith to them before they blast us from the sky. So, again, get us out of here. Now."
The Daedalus shimmers into yet another reality seconds later.
Sheppard hangs his head for a long moment, not even seeming to breathe, before activating the sensors and trying to figure out what sort of place they've jumped into now.