|Fred Burkle (doctorsheppard) wrote in wherehomeis,|
@ 2008-10-18 23:15:00
When morning came again on Atlantis, Fred found herself being woke up by her son. After wiping the sleep from her eyes, she slipped out of bed to shower, while Chase took to jumping on his father. Once she was finished, she helped her husband get the kids ready for the day. Fred was in the middle of eating breakfast when a frantic Rodney called her, going on about something being broke in the lab. With a roll of her eyes, Fred glanced at John.
"I need to deal with this. We can speak to Sam later," she said before standing.
After kissing her husband and children goodbye, Fred left their quarters and made her way to the lab. When she got there, Rodney was pacing back and forth like a caged animal. It had been quiet without him around. "What's up, Rodney?" she asked.
"Oh! Someone was in my desk and broke one of my tablets!" Rodney exclaimed as he held up the broken tablet. "Radek and you are the only ones with access to it! Did the two of you get jealous while I was gone and decided to ruin my research?"
While most people woud be offended by Rodney, Fred merely shook her head. "Radek and I were too busy with other things to even care about what you're doing," she pointed out before she raised her eyebrows. "Are you sure you didn't break it?"
Rodney stared at her for a moment and then looked down at the tablet. Pursing his lips together, he examined it before looking up again. "You know, I think I did. Right before I left with Cait and Carson," he said with a small laugh. "I've just been so stressed out with morning sickness."
"Cait have it bad?"
"No! I do!"
"Christ, Rodney," Fred said before she went over to her desk. She opened the drawer and pulled out a small packet of tea Teyla had given her for morning sickness. She then tossed it at Rodney. "Use that and stop complaining."
Rodney let the packet fall to the ground and looked at it with wide eyes. "I'm not taking it! It's for females! I don't want to grow ovaries!" he exclaimed.
Fred shook her head and was about to say something when she noticed a puddle jumper flying out of the bay doors. She watched it as it cleared the city and was about to turn her attention back to Rodney when the jumper suddenly exploded in mid-air. "Oh my god," Fred said with a horrified look on her face.
"What?" Rodney asked.
"A puddle jumper just exploded over the ocean," she said as she started for the door.
Fred knew Rodney was behind her due to his labored breathing. When they got to the control room, she ran over to Chuck. "What happened?" she asked.
Chuck shook his head. "I don't know. Doctor Dex and Doctor Reeves had taken a jumper out to practice flying and the jumper exploded," he said with a wide-eyed look.
"Oh god," Fred muttered as she covered her mouth with her hands.