Pairing: Aurora. Yes, Aurora.
Warnings: between "Iudex" and "Exsul" in the Ancient!John 'Verse
Summary: Rory on The Second Exodus
Notes: For rhia_starsong, who asked: I've been wondering what 'Rory thinks of the Alterans coming back and taking over Atlantis.
An Ancient!John Drabble
"A DEFINITION NOT FOUND IN THE DICTIONARY Not leaving: an act of trust and love, often deciphered by children."
― Markus Zusak, The Book Thief
Aurora is confused.
Their sister Tria has been found, but not brought home. The Terrans have left and taken all their toys with them, only to be replaced people they are told are Alterans but act nothing like Pater and don't seem to like Pater or Maritus very much, which is just strange because they are the best people in the whole wide universe. They've tried asking Mater about it, but Mater is so upset about whatever is going on that she actually yelled at them.
Mater yelling is the worst.
They doesn't understand why any of this is happening. Everyone was happy before, and then Tria's crew came and everybody stopped being happy. Aurora don't get why they don't just leave so the Terrans can come back and everyone can be happy again.
They've tried asking their maritus, Argathelianus, but all he will tell them is that it is, "complicated," and that it's, "hard to explain."
Aurora knows that their runtimes are corrupted, that there is something wrong with them that Mater and Pater and Argathelianus don't ever talk about where they can hear, but they are still smart. They know all the Great Migration Songs and can open a hyperspace window all by themselves. They can operate all their systems and keep their platform operational with only the minimum of organic assistance (though they greatly prefer having it). They think they could understand whatever is so complicated that's making everyone sad, if only Mater and Pater and Argathelianus would give them a chance. After all, they're not a child any more, even if everyone insists on treating them that way.