Pairing/Charecter(s): Ancient!John, Rodney, unnamed Asgard; background John/Rodney
Warnings/Spoliers: this drabble takes place, chronologically, after part 2 of "Socii" in the Ancient!John 'verse; spoilers for everything up to "Trinity" in SGA and S9 of SG1
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Summary: The Asgard visit Atlantis
Notes: I must have been crazy when I came up with the idea for "Socii," all I know is that part 3 is kicking me, and this is a failed part of it that I decided I'd save, even if I wasn't going to use it.
An Ancient!John Drabble
"The Earth shall be rent, and the heavens above."
"Hey guys," John says, taking the Gate Room stairs two at a time. "Glad you could make it."
"Glad you could make it?" Rodney repeats, scrambling out of his seat and down the steps after him, 'cause, seriously, he wasn't entirely sure his mind wasn't playing tricks on him. What would the Asgard want with Atlantis? And, better yet, what why John have invited them here, when Lantea was pretty much on the opposite end of the known universe from their homeworld?
John, naturally, chooses to ignore him and continues, "I didn't think you guys would show up for months yet. Also kinda figured you'd call ahead, give us some advanced warning or something. But, nevermind. We've got tonnes of room if you want us to set you up down here, if not, your ship's welcome to stay in orbit or set down on the north pier."
"Although your offer of hospitality is appreciated, we would prefer to get started right away," says one of the Asgard, the one standing in between and slightly in front of the other two.
"Sure thing." John says, a massive grin on his face as he turns around. "Rodney, mind seeing if Lorne's gotten section seventy-three checked out yet?"
"Seventy-three?" That section's on the far end of the east pier, right near the water, where the expedition hasn't ventured save to do more than a cursory damage check following the Storm and the Siege respectively. It doesn't break the top fifty of things to see on Atlantis before you die and is probably not high on Lorne's check for goa'uld sabotage list either. "What's in seventy-three?"
"A lab I told Hermiod the Asgard could borrow. This is Doctor McKay, our head scientist, by the way" he says, turning back to face the Asgard, "and I'm Iohannes Ianideus Licinus Pastor, military commander of Atlantis. But you probably already knew that."
"Indeed," says one of the Asgard.
"Yes, yes," Rodney says, not caring whatever or whomever it is he might be interrupting, "but why are they here?"
John just flashes him that almost-manic grin again and announces, "To save the Asgard race, of course."