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Title: Reflexes
word count: 200
fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
challenge: #71 - a truth and a lie
character: Dr. Jennifer Keller
notes: Assume "Chosen" took place during Season 4 of Atlantis. Yeah, I know, just go with it.

Jennifer didn't think anything of her weird dreams the night before; it happened, sometimes, a remnant of having been a Potential. That was a part of her life she didn’t think about much; it had taken her too long to get over it, unlearn the reflexes a Council upbringing gave. So she was her normal cheerful self as she left on a medical mission with Major Lorne’s team. This was what she loved doing.

Life in the Pegasus Galaxy being what it was, a simple day-trip was disturbed when human raiders came through the Gate. The first Jennifer knew was when one of them burst through the door behind her into the seminar she was teaching, gun waving.

No one was more surprised than Jennifer when she lashed out, knocking the gun from his hands, kicking him halfway through the plaster wall, form perfect in a response she thought she’d forgotten, body humming with hunting instincts. Lorne ran in just in time to see it.

“You okay, doc?”

“I’m fine.” She catalogued Slayer responses in her body as magic old as time remade it. It should be impossible. She was almost two decades too old.

“What happened?”

“I don’t know.”


( 5 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 2nd, 2008 10:35 pm (UTC)
Nice. The "Council upbringing" idea fits in really well with the "I missed out on a lot of things – any kind of social event, you know, parties and dances" quote from Quarantine. =)

Feb. 2nd, 2008 11:00 pm (UTC)
So, if I get to six, can I have last year's three tries count towards increasing the word count? ::bats eyes innocently::
Feb. 4th, 2008 05:12 pm (UTC)
But then I'd have to re-add everyone else's word-count from last time, too. ::widens eyes in alarm::

Ask me again at the end. =)
Feb. 3rd, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Haven't seen any of S4 yet, but that just made me look forward to it. Great drabble.
Feb. 3rd, 2008 02:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!
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