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The Avengers -- Sheppard Imprisoned

A reader asks, "Is there any good Shepwhump coming up? Not to be shallow, but I hope so."

Yes, there is good Shepwhump! This little piece is from The Avengers rather than Allegiance, and Sheppard is once again a prisoner of the Wraith.

John got up, stretching carefully. That was the moment. If he could stumble and seem sick, maybe he could get a weapon. One of the big stunners the masked Wraith had would be perfect. Let the guy get in close and shove him, then whip around. It might work.

He rinsed his mouth with water, took several small sips. Get ready. Be prepared.

It seemed like forever before he heard footsteps again. Too many. Not just the couple of guards he expected for a prisoner transfer, but six or eight. Maybe ten. Way too many.

Two masked ones. The young Wraith with his tattoos of vines, the one he'd called Frank. An old one with a sharp, bitter face. Another soldier in leathers, looking impatient. A girl, young as Ellia had been, small and slender, her steps quick and light between another two masked guards. Beside her another queen.

John felt his heart hesitate in his chest, and it was all he could do not to move.

The sharp one spoke. "Is that it? Is that the Consort of Atlantis?"

She raised her head as the door slid back, mottled patterns of light crossing her face, smooth and impassive, her long coat sursurrating with the whisper of leather on silk as she took a step forward, and his hands tightened at his sides. "It may be," she said, her eyes sliding over him calculatingly. "I will take it from his mind if he is."

Queens had touched his mind before, seized it, pushing and tearing and prodding, sending him burning in pain before them. And yet there was no touch. Nothing. She might as well not be there.

The young queen looked at her, her eyes filled with what John thought might be admiration. "Can you truly take it from him so easily?"

"Of course," she replied coolly but not unkindly. "It is just a matter of exerting your will."

Her eyes flicked to his for a fraction of a second, slitted pupils wide, and then she raised her hand, feeding mouth open, lips purple in the dim light. Her voice was like a lash. "Kneel before me, puny human!"

John swayed, shook as though struggling with every fiber of his being, teeth grinding.

"Kneel!" she commanded, and his chin snapped up as though she had slapped him.

His legs crumpled and he fell to the floor before her, his forehead against the toe of her boot.

Does this satisfy the desire for Shepwhump and Wraithyness alike? :)



( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Oct. 12th, 2011 01:15 pm (UTC)
I'm not really into Shepwhump but I love the Wraithyness! :D
Could the older one be Queen Death?
Oct. 12th, 2011 04:31 pm (UTC)
*g* You will have to wait and see who the other queen is! The young one is Waterlight.
Oct. 12th, 2011 02:27 pm (UTC)
*claps madly*

Love it!
Oct. 12th, 2011 04:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! John is getting quite a surprise, so to speak! :)
Oct. 12th, 2011 10:45 pm (UTC)
Is one of the gueens the one that Teyla possed as in "The Queen"? It would be ironic if it is.
Oct. 12th, 2011 11:39 pm (UTC)
Oh, great minds think alike. :D
Oct. 13th, 2011 09:42 am (UTC)
*looks at the ceiling and whistles* What an interesting idea!
Oct. 12th, 2011 11:37 pm (UTC)
I am suspicious about this new older Queen, and who she might be? Could this be Steelflower, and could she be on a mission to win over the young lass, rescue Shep, and get him home to Guide? Perhaps? :D

Nice amounts of Wraithyness, which helps the pining just a wee bit. Thank you.
Oct. 13th, 2011 09:43 am (UTC)
Hummmm. What an interesting question! *g*
Oct. 13th, 2011 08:21 am (UTC)
Shepwhump. Oh yum.

Thanks! :)
Oct. 13th, 2011 09:49 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Sheppard on his knees is always attractive! :)
Oct. 13th, 2011 08:49 am (UTC)
Ooooh...I can't resist leaving a comment. Love the excerpt - very tantalising. I'm with the previous posters - this has got to be Steelflower returned to hopefully save the day and rescue Sheppard.

But does it satisfy the Shump? Possibly - but it depends on whether it is real whump or fake whump ;-) Just how good an actor is John Sheppard? Is Teyla going to have to 'help' him convince their audience...
Oct. 13th, 2011 09:50 am (UTC)
Hummm. What a good question! (she says innocently) Certainly he's really a prisoner of the Wraith....
Oct. 20th, 2011 07:11 am (UTC)
well if it is teyla..good, but he is still a prisoner..
and if it isnt teyla then i hope john shows the queen a thing or two..
looking forward to it all..
Oct. 24th, 2011 03:19 pm (UTC)
You'll have to see if it's Teyla! *grin*

He could kiss her boot....
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