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"You want me to babysit your robots?" (A Companion story to Male Enhancement - The Soul and the Company Store Remix.)

Categories: General
Characters: Cameron Mitchell, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Radek Zelenka
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Character Study, Friendship, Series
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: Scruffy AI
Chapters: 1; Completed: Yes
Word count: 18025
Published: 04 Jan 2008 Updated: 04 Jan 2008
Story Notes:I wrote this for my sister Squeaky as a Christmas present, and once again I am in her debt because not only did she cheer me on every word of the way, but she also handed me the idea that made the fic work, and even beta-read this sucker in record time and told me she really, really liked it to boot. ::Loves the Squeak::

This story will make no sense unless you've read Male Enhancement (The Soul and the Company Store Remix) first. It is both a prequel and missing scenes.

And I've got more people to thank for this:

Cpt_Untouchable for this post, that started me thinking of the story in the first place. You might notice my firm denial of ever writing a sequel to my original remix. ::coughs::

Springwoof, thank you very, very much, for also doing a lightning-fast beta on this sucker. Springwoof wags and rocks, all the time. (And if anyone missed it before, The fics we've written together are The Body Holographic and Aegis, both of which can be found here.)

Haggy was again fantastically helpful, by reading whatever scenes I sent her and reassuring me that they didn't actually suck, which I needed to hear very, very badly.

My library buddy Scott (no website alas, but he is very cool and incredibly smart, trust me on this one) who has actually worked with robots, was instrumental in helping me figure out the robot communication code. And he said it was fun, bless him.

Finally, I wanted to thank Lavvyan again, because if it wasn't for her Male Enhancement fic (versions one and two, which are still WIPs at the moment), I would never have written the remix fic, or this one.

This was originally posted to the sga_flashfic community as part of the Amnesty 2007 and Men and Machines challenges.

The title is again from the song Sixteen Tons. I couldn't get it out of my head.

1. One of One by Leah [ - ] (18025 words)

Published: 04 Jan 2008 Updated: 12 Jan 2008