What a year!
I've had complicated years in my life. I've organised treaties and negotiated trade agreements in some of the most inhospitable contexts on this planet but nothing – absolutely nothing – could have prepared me for what awaited me in Antarctica. The potential; the possibilities...
And then they suggested I go through the mythical gate - my god!
No chance to return and we lose Colonel Sumner almost immediately...
I am stuck in a different galaxy with two scientists that I do not know from Adam, a Major who has several marks on his record that I cannot in all good conscience ignore, and a group of intergalactic refugees led by a woman who seems to see through to my soul whenever she looks at me.
Boy, am I out of my depth!
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I'm not leaving her.
This place is so strange. Nothing works the way it's supposed to and she needs protecting.
Sumner called us to see something and I had to make the choice: stay with Rodney, or follow Elizabeth into god only knows what...
...Under water!?! What the hell do you mean we're under water!!
"Well that is impressive, isn't it?" Dr McKay really does have a talent for understatement!
Why did she bring him along again? What possible use could he be to the...
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"I bring men from away. They wish to trade."
Halling's words, so simple, yet they would change the course of my life...
They turned up at my tent before dawn, telling stories of a world where the Wraith do not visit.
Perhaps I should not have taken the one known as Sheppard to the old city. We lost our home and several friends, but I honestly cannot be sorry for all that.
Halling is overwhelmed; we are in the city of the Ancestors. I too am overwhelmed, but by these people...
...And their leader, the captivating Dr Weir, may be the only person here who truly understands.
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