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Summary: Crossover with the computer game "portal." John is kidnapped and forced to endure a series of tests by GLaDOS,a sentient computer system created by a rogue group of ancients. While his team searches frantically for a way to rescue him he finds himself losing hope and very possibly his mind.

Categories: Crossovers > General
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Character Study
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 499; Completed: No
Updated: 24 Jul 2010; Published: 16 Jul 2010

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John couldn't share Rodney's almost orgasmic glee at the fact that the control room of the Ancient outpost was still operational despite the fact that it had no detectable power source. To him, the whole thing just felt wrong. It was almost as if there was a presence in the room that pressed in on him, like a predator watching and waiting for the best moment to strike. He tried to shake off the feeling but it always returned, crawling up his spine and causing him to grip his P-90 with unnecessary tightness.

Ronon and Teyla were also wary; their hands lingered on their weapons and they stared around as if expecting enemies to leap at them from the smooth walls of the outpost. John was comforted by their vigilance, even if it was probably just a result of his own obvious tension.

He glanced over at Rodney, watching the scientist fiddle with the displays with an intensity that most men conserved for other things, "have you figured out what this place is yet?" he asked.

Rodney muttered to himself for a moment then without turning answered him, "It's some sort of testing facility."

"Testing what?"

"Obviously I haven't figured that out yet."

John grunted and turned away. He wanted to tell the other man to hurry, but they weren't due back for hours and a bad feeling wasn't a good enough reason to call the mission off early. He gritted his teeth and looked around, trying to determine how the faceless, texture-less walls could seem so hostile.

Across the room from where McKay was working there was a secondary control terminal; it looked completely innocent until the screen flashed and blinked, though not in response to anything the scientist did. John narrowed his eyes, trying to read it without getting too close. He abruptly knew that the screen was what was setting him on edge, that it was what was wrong with the room.

Holding his weapon at the ready John approached the terminal. He noticed Teyla and Ronon watching him, ready to attack as soon as he revealed the enemy. Their trust in him did no good, touching though it was. The platform around the terminal lit up as he stepped onto it, like the welcoming lights that ancient technology usually turned on whenever he got close. Only it wasn't welcoming; it was curious, analytical, and...

John fell through the floor before he could come up with a word for the vague cruelness he felt from the device. He heard Ronon and Teyla both shout his name before his head disappeared into a round glowing hole in the floor that looked sort of like a wormhole, only bright orange instead of the normal blue.

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Ancient words flashed across the screen though none of the humans bothered to translate, "Test Subject Acquired," then with a satisfied hum the terminal shut down, leaving three frantic team members with no clue where to start searching for their lost leader.