Note: This series diverges from Stargate canon after season 8 of Stargate SG-1, and season 1 of Stargate: Atlantis.————
“Unscheduled off-world activation!” echoed through the Atlantis control room.
Dr. Elizabeth Weir came out of her office. “Any IDC?”
“It just came in, Ma’am,” said the technician monitoring the gate. “It’s the SGC.”
“It’s not Tuesday!” said Doctor Weir. The SGC had gotten access to some new power source that had allowed them to make weekly connections to Atlantis, but for some unspecified reason, it only happened on Tuesdays.
“I know, Ma’am,” said the gate tech, “but they’re asking for permission to send someone through.”
“Lower the shield,” ordered Dr. Weir, “and send the invitation.”
A few seconds later, four people stepped out of the gate. Elizabeth recognized the three permanent members of SG-2, but the fourth, a young woman in her mid twenties, was new to her. “Colonel Carter, welcome back to Atlantis. What can we do for you?”
“It’s more a matter of what we can do for you,” said Colonel Carter, looking very pleased with herself. Lieutenant Phillips and Ry’ac were smirking too, and the new girl appeared nervous, while she looked curiously around the gate room. “We have a present for Dr. McKay.”
Rodney McKay showed up in the gateroom seconds after Elizabeth paged him. “You rang?” he asked, before seeing Colonel Carter, and her team. “Sam! What are you doing here?”
“Hello, Rodney,” said Sam, “We’ve brought you a present.” She gestured toward the new girl. “This is Dr. Summers, with our Linguistics department, and since she’s the one who figured it out, we thought we’d let her make the presentation.”
“Presentation?” asked Rodney.
“Dr. Summers, if you would?” asked Colonel Carter.
The new girl lifted the case she was carrying, and released the catches that were holding it closed. She opened the lid, revealing the three glowing crystals within.
Rodney was shocked speechless for several seconds. “ZedPMs,” he finally managed to blurt out. “Those are ZedPMs!”
“Three fully charged ZPMs,” said Colonel Carter.