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People actually like this! Yay!

Side note: I realised that I should be using military time for the time stamps. So, that's a thing now.

Hopefully I figure out where this is actually going. I expected people to NOT like this thing, and then i'd stop writing. Then I wouldn't have to plan this out. Those thoughts have set me up for failure. But, I digress.

Location: Cheyenne Mountain Complex, a.k.a: Stargate Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: May 26, 2013
Time: 10:00

They were all sitting in the briefing room. Four men waiting to hear what this mission was supposed to be. Some were excited, but most were nervous.

Most excited was Paul. This was going to be a unique thing for him. Not only had he not worked with the military on a mission before, but the chance to go to another planet and meet new civilizations, learn all new languages... Well, suffice it to say it was more than amazing to him.

Guude walked into the room, and Etho, following close behind him, turned down the lights for the projector.

"Hello, guys!" Said Guude. "As you all know, I've got something I need you to do. But only a few of you know any of the details. As you know, we've been studying an ancient artifact for some time now." A picture of the Stargate popped up on the projector. "What you haven't been told yet, is that this device is of alien origin. We have Doctor Soares here to thank for that discovery."

One of the men in the room--one Lieutenant Millar if Paul remembered correctly--raised his hand. "Sir, what does this device do?"

"I was just getting to that, guy." Replied Guude. "We believe that this device, or Stargate as we call it, is capable of transporting matter to another planet almost instantly. Your mission, known as Operation Skyshatter, will be a simple scouting mission at first. If you find something interesting, or useful, or important, you can stay longer to investigate. But, there is a catch. We don't know if you'll be able to come back. We know the coordinates for the planet you're going to, but not for Earth."

The other soldier in the room--Sergeant Taylor--raised his hand. "Sir, I'd like to sit this one out."

"Permission granted." Said Guude. "But if you breathe a word of this to anyone, you will be in so much trouble you'll wish you'd gone on a one way mission to another planet. Dismissed Sergeant." He looked around the room. "Anyone else? Good."

The rest of the briefing was basic orders and supplies being taken. They'd have a week's worth of food in the form of MREs, one FN-P90 per person with enough ammo to last for a while in a firefight, a radio, some explosives. They'd also each have a specially modified tablet with a triangulation system so they could find each other in a pinch.

"I think I've covered everything." Said Guude. "You least at 14:00. Good luck."

Location: Stargate Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: May 26, 2013
Time: 14:00

"Hey, Paul, you ready?" Be'Dubs called into the locker room. Paul was taking a long time. Far too long in Be'Dubs' opinion.

"Yeah. I guess." Replied Paul.

"Hey, what's wrong man?" Be'Dubs walked into the locker room, hearing the worry in Paul's voice.

"I guess I'm just nervous. No one else has ever done something like this before. I mean, we've sent men to the moon, but they knew they'd come back. We don't know that we will. We might be able to dial the Gate again, but without knowing the address for Earth, we'll be stuck on other planets for the rest of our lives."

Bd'Dubs nodded. He understood the feeling. It was part of why he was willing to accept the mission. He shoved those thoughts to the back of his mind. Now wasn't the time to think like that. "Yeah, I understand. But this is a chance to make history. When news of this breaks, if it breaks, your name will go down in the history books. Especially since you've figured out how to get us there, why the pyramids exist, how they exist. Etho will go down for figuring out how to dial it. Me? I'll just be known as the guy who lead the expedition. So, if anyone should be worried, it's me. Or Millar." Be'Dubs laughed. "In fact, knowing his luck, Millar will probably be the first to die. He's always had bad luck." He looked at his watch. "Oh, crap. We're late. You feeling better?"

"Yeah, I am." Replied Paul. "Thanks."

"Don't mention it."

Location: Stargate Command, Colorado Springs, Colorado
Date: May 26, 2013
Time: 14:00

Etho was running through one final simulation on the dialing program he'd written. It seemed to check out, but one could never be too safe. All seven chevrons locked, theoretically the Gate would dial. He looked up to the general, who was standing behind him. "We're ready sir. I've instructed Pyro here out to start the program. Once the Colonel and Doctor Soares get here we can go." As he said that, the two missing team members walked into the Gate room. Etho saw them do so through the big bullet-proof glass window overlooking the Gate room from the control room.

"Howdy general!" Called Paul.

"We're all set." Said Be'Dubs

Guude nodded. He wasn't sure he liked sending these good men on a possible suicide mission. "Dial it up." He said.

With those words, Pyro started hitting buttons on the keyboard in front of him. Etho jogged down into the Gate room to stand with his team. But, when Pyro finished typing on the keyboard, nothing happened.

"What'd you do wrong?" Asked Etho.

"Nothing, I swear! I did exactly what you showed me!"

"Well, show me anyway." Pyro went through the exact sequence of buttons again. Etho saw what he did wrong. "You're supposed to hit enter at the end, not backspace."

"C'mon, guy, that's common sense." Said Guude.

Once Pyro started the dialing sequence correctly, the inner ring on the Gate--the one with the glyphs on it--started to spin through the outer ring, clockwise. When it reached a point where the first symbol in the address was at the top of the ring, it stopped. The top chevron--the biggest--slid down over the inner ring, lighting up orange for a moment. The first chevron clockwise light up and stayed lit. "Chevron one, encoded." Called Pyro. Then, the ring started to spin counter clockwise, doing the same for the second chevron. "Chevron two, encoded." Seven of the nine chevrons on the Gate were lit up before it stopped. The bottom two chevrons seemed to have no functionality.

When the seventh chevron lit--the seventh being the top one.--the Gate opened. Pyro called "Chevron seven, locked." A big blue cloud of energy shot out of the interior of the gate, stayed for a moment, and was sucked back in, making kind of a kawoosh sound. It left behind a solid blue field in the Gate, that rippled like water.

Guude's voice came from the control room. "Operation Skyshatter is a go. Good luck gentlemen."

Be'Dubs turned around to reply. "Thank you general." He then turned to his team. "Let's go, guys."

They walked up the metal ramp to the event horizon. Taking a final breath on Earth, they stepped in. Once all four had stepped in, the Gate shut down.

Guude turned to Pyro. "Get some techs down here to install stabilizers on that thing. It vibrated enough that seismic sensors probably picked it up. NORAD, upstairs, probably needs to recalibrate their instruments too."

I might not be back on Salad for a few days. Got real life stuff to worry about. But, I will say i'm going to take up my own challenge from Etho's Dream, and turn it into a multi chapter fic. I might post something in what little free time I have about that.

As Porky Pig would say: Bdbddd That's all folks!

Date: Thursday, July 24th, 2014 04:47 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)
Gosh darn you suspense!!!


Date: Thursday, July 24th, 2014 06:52 am (UTC)
From: (Anonymous)

Date: Thursday, July 24th, 2014 05:45 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] clashofdemonesense
Yay for another chapter of this story! It's lots of fun to read, and is definitely getting to the good part now! I will be awaiting your return and anything you post, whether it be Etho's Dream (woohoo!) or TTTS.

Major amounts of suspense at the end. Waiting is so boring... *sigh*

Date: Saturday, July 26th, 2014 11:57 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
Cool, great read. nice to see the story progressing.

I guess I can really share in the suspense though, as I already know what's going to happen...

BTW, is Vechs going to be R the G'D?

Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 06:31 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
mhh, okay. And now, I can get the abbreviations without pause, so thats good. I wonder what you'll do with them... and who is S or well, Am, wife of Ap, going to be? Aurey would be both twisted and weird, but also sort of fitting.... though her and PSJ is way beyond weird.

Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 08:04 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
aww, c'mon! Well, I guess there has to be some suspense for us Stargate fans...


Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 06:36 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
Yeah, it would also be cool to tie Ap and An together. Well, since An is supposed to be partially ancient-ified (you get it, it happened to Daniel), why not the first time Ap dies, he gets ancient-ified, and becomes An? that way, you dont have to write a movie-and-ten-seasons long story....

Date: Sunday, July 27th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
Well then, good for me (I guess)! It seemed like the logical course of action, but I'm surprised I got it so exactly.

Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014 04:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
yeah... nothing like that....

Date: Monday, July 28th, 2014 05:54 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] r7
Err, yeah, me too.....

*runs as well*


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