Word Count: 420
Category: Friendship. Humour.
Summary: Rodney and John and a bit of banter...
Thank you to Leesa Perrie for the beta-reading.
By Jayne Perry
"Rodney! What have you done? Where are we?"
"What do you mean what have I done? I told you to think 'on' or
'activate'. Not 'activate and transfer us into the
game'. I just wanted to take readings!"
'Welcome to the tutorial'
"Not tutorials, I hate tutorials, I just want to get into the game."
"Tutorials are safe. You don't die in tutorials.
The longer we stay here the longer Radek can extricate us."
'Please talk to the
guide. He will tell you how to move about tutorial planet.'
"Moving isn't a good idea. If we don't talk to the guide we
don't move. Sheppard, I said don't talk to him."
"I just want to see what the man has to say."
'Movement can be
achieved by the usual running and walking. Around
planetescape you will also find coloured discs. These can be
used to teleport from one planet to another. As your character
progresses through the levels, more planets will be open to you.
'Please follow the
yellow path and you will find the combat instructor.'
"No, no, no, not combat."
"C'mon, Rodney. Combat, sounds like fun. Like you
said, this is the tutorial, you don't die in the tutorial."
Before Rodney could answer, the world shimmered and Rodney and John
once again found themselves back in the lab.
"Damn," muttered Sheppard under his breath.
Rodney looked relived and looked as though he wanted to hug
Zelenka. Zelenka took a step back just to be sure Rodney
didn't come near him.
"How did you get us out?" Rodney asked.
"Easy. I used log out button. Next time you play
game I have worked out how to change your clothes. I can even make you
female." Radek grinned.
Sheppard looked interested, Rodney looked daggers. Zelenka
Seeing John's speculative look, Rodney snatched up the device and put
it in the safe where he kept all of his dangerous devices. He
didn't see John trying to peer over his shoulder, trying to memorise
'Now all I have to do is get Rodney out of the way, grab the game, and
hey presto, have fun next time I have a few hours down time,' John
thought gleefully to himself. 'Either that or get him drunk and tell
Teyla and Ronon it's a team building exercise.'
"See you later, Rodney,” Sheppard called to his team mate as
he exited the lab. Plans and ideas running through his head.
And how many Atlantis personnel would also like to join in, he wondered.