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Avengers -- Sheppard in a tight spot

Looking ahead to The Avengers, a little snippet of John Sheppard in a very tight spot!



He expected to be taken to the Queen. Wasn't that always how this worked? They'd come and get him, drag him in to where the Wicked Witch of the West was waiting, and then she'd start with the whole ‘kneel puny human’ routine. So when two Wraith came to get John, he thought he knew the drill. One of them was one of the big masked guys, and the other was the young one he'd seen before, the one who'd asked his name.

The big one prodded his back with a stunner, and John briefly wondered if he could goad him into firing. If he stunned him it would probably be a little while before they got back to the going to the Queen part. It might buy a little more time before she turned his mind inside out.

But no. This guy would probably just pin his arms or punch him. He was built like a brick wall, and wouldn't actually need to stun him to assure his compliance.

To his surprise they went to an ordinary holding cell, the twin of the ones he'd been in before, a bleak little room in semi-darkness, the front wall a sliding grate of irregularly shaped bars. On the floor on one side was a metal dish piled with four or five pieces of fruit, while a metal pitcher held water. John looked at them dubiously.

The young one was already preparing to leave. "What's with the fruit, Frank?" he asked. "Can I call you Frank?"

The Wraith ignored him and stalked off, not even glancing back.

"Ok." John sat down next to the pitcher, glad to at least to be in a different position. "Planning to keep me a while then." He wasn't sure whether that thought was reassuring or not.

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kristen999
Apr. 16th, 2011 04:34 pm (UTC)
This looks exciting! I've always wanted to see more interactions between John and a Queen, especially more detail on why John's able to withstand a Queen's interrogation techniques for so long.

Will we be seeing John squirm a bit here? :-P
jo_graham
Apr. 16th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
John is definitely going to do some squirming! Not one of his best days! And we'll be seeing a bit more of Frank/Bronze as well....
https://me.yahoo.com/b26486#45d6b
Apr. 16th, 2011 06:12 pm (UTC)
Anybody ever tell you you're an expert tease? I keep swearing I'll stay away from torturing myself here and just wait for the books, but I keep coming back... Okay, I've been wandering through old entries, and this one seems to pick up somewhat after a snip you posted almost a year ago (May 11, 2010). Since Avengers isn't due until Oc-frickin'-tober, any chance for more of this section, or is it too spoilery? *Trying to avoid outright begging*
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 04:52 pm (UTC)
I try to be a good tease! ;)

This does pick up after that, yes! I could see about a bit more of this section... *thinks hard about what to use*
wraithfodder
Apr. 16th, 2011 09:11 pm (UTC)
Love the tidbits. Thus far, I've quite enjoyed the new series of SGA books. They should never end ;)
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you're enjoying the series. I admit, I love Allegiance, the next one. My heart was in my mouth through the last quarter of the book and I already knew what was going to happen!
wraithfodder
Apr. 18th, 2011 12:29 am (UTC)
Wow, now that it's come out there won't be any Stargate movies for any of the shows, please keep writing!!!
jansma
Apr. 16th, 2011 11:22 pm (UTC)
How interesting. Is this down to Shep's known status as a consort? Certainly, he is better alive, as he is a possible source of more information than Guide could ever want known. :P
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 04:54 pm (UTC)
It is indeed! John is worth a lot. Feed on him? Or sell him to Queen Death?
jansma
Apr. 17th, 2011 05:01 pm (UTC)
Now I'd be inclined to keep him for myself as a bargaining tool, to see just how much I could squeeze out of the other factions.

I think Guide is rubbing off on me (I wish). :D
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 05:05 pm (UTC)
That's one smart move! But it sure wouldn't be smart to just feed on him....

I just put up another piece of this since two people asked.... I'm curious as to what you think of a very different Wraith queen.
jarodrussell
Apr. 16th, 2011 11:49 pm (UTC)
Maybe it's because I watched both Remnants and Common Ground this week, but my first thought when I read "Sheppard in a tight spot" was, "Who's got him tied up now?"
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 04:55 pm (UTC)
Heh. That pretty much sums it up, doesn't it? :)
draco_stellaris
Apr. 17th, 2011 07:51 am (UTC)
Thanks for the tidbit!

And ooooh... another new Wraith! *bounces with joy*
jo_graham
Apr. 17th, 2011 04:56 pm (UTC)
Lots of new Wraith! Frank/Bronze is one of three new named Wraith in this section.
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