Getting ready for a Fancy Dress Party on Atlantis - just a little bit
Jayne Perry, whose son wanted a costume from a certain TV show, and I
thought she should get Rodney onto making it for him…
Thank you to Jayne Perry for the beta-reading.
By Leesa Perrie
Fancy dress was not his thing. Really, he didn’t
point in it. But Elizabeth said it would be good for morale,
so now there was a week to go before the first Atlantis Costume Party,
and everyone was supposed to attend at some point during the afternoon
or evening, and dressed in a costume, regardless of whether they wanted
to or not.
Especially the heads of departments. They needed to set an
example, Elizabeth had said.
As if that wasn’t bad enough that she wanted to go as, of all
things, Darth Vader, and had asked him, make that ordered in all but
actual words, to make the head and chest pieces for her.
So he’d passed the project onto Radek, who was an engineer
all, and could engineer them for Elizabeth, and leave him free to do
more important things.
Radek had not been pleased, and Rodney had learnt several new phrases
of Czech cursing. Not that he knew what they meant, but
by the reaction of another Czech scientist in the vicinity at the time,
they were impressive, and not very flattering.
Still, he knew Radek was working on Elizabeth’s costume,
the cursing. Leaving him free to make a costume of his
And if he was being forced to attend some frivolous and waste of time
party, and if Elizabeth thought she could waste his time on her
costume, then, obviously, he could waste just as much time on his own,
and make something impressive. Set an example,
said. Well, he would, and he’d put all the other
goers to shame at the same time.
If he was being forced into this madness, then his costume was going to
be the best of the lot.
So, where had he left those notes on how to make a Cyberman…