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Week 12: Just a Thought

Title: Just a Thought
Author: lilyfarfalla
Rating: G
Words: 200 (double drabble!)
Warnings: None
Summary: Woolsey ponders next steps.
A/N: Not what I'd planned to write after the inspiration from last Sunday, but the challenge of a drabble in 30 minutes was fun!

There’s a moment, not long after Atlantis makes its improbable splash landing, when Woolsey thinks that the city could remain on Earth. End the cycle of Wraith attack, Replicator attack, Genii attack. He’s in the middle of filling out the reams of paperwork that were the second thing aboard after a military contingent. He’s on automatic, signing his name and ensuring the numbers are what they should be, while the rest of his brain is coming up with scenario after scenario for what happens next. Staying on Earth would be acceptable, given certain parameters. But he rejects that option and continues.

Even if he still thought of Earth as his home (he doesn’t), he knows it’s not where Atlantis belongs. It won’t be an easy argument to make, let alone win. The military especially will want to keep the city around as yet another military defense mechanism. And the fact that half the crew will desert, or that the people of Pegasus have a right to the protection that Atlantis can give them—these won’t win hearts and minds. Instead, Woolsey decides, signing his name for the 438th time, he’ll have to start the argument at “when” and not “if.”

Comments

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stella_pegasi
Aug. 20th, 2011 07:31 pm (UTC)
Yeah for Woosley....love him and glad to see that he is one of us now!!!

Great job for thirty minutes!
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 20th, 2011 07:59 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Love your Woolsey icon.
trillingstar
Aug. 20th, 2011 08:54 pm (UTC)
Oh, very cool. I liked how much Woolsey grew over the course of the show, from by the book bureaucrat to - well, this. Love it.
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:16 am (UTC)
I love Woolsey as an ally! Thanks!
esteefee
Aug. 20th, 2011 11:58 pm (UTC)
oh, nice!!! that last line is killer.

ONE OF US. ONE OF US. :)
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Hee, yay, thank you!
dragonladyk
Aug. 21st, 2011 06:22 am (UTC)
I liked this -- particularly Woolsey being smart enough to "assume the sale."

DragonLady
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
Thank you!
hoktauri
Aug. 21st, 2011 01:00 pm (UTC)
I like this! So glad to know Woolsey sees Atlantis as *home*. ^__^
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 22nd, 2011 01:17 am (UTC)
:D! Yay Woolsey!
ozsaur
Aug. 24th, 2011 03:48 am (UTC)
Love it!
michelel72
Aug. 27th, 2011 03:37 am (UTC)
Ooh, I like this view of Woolsey.
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 27th, 2011 04:22 am (UTC)
thank you!
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