Author: DD Agent
Title: Tales from the Highlands

Chapter: Prologue
Summary: Character study of sexy Scottish doctor Carson Beckett

When the three doctors are hiding from the wraith.
Characters: Carson Beckett, Radek Zelenka and Rodney McKay.
Rating: PG
Spoilers: Nothing much in this fiction. Unless you don't know whom the wraith are.

Timeline: Just after 'The Hive' S2.

Disclaimer: I own none of this story; its characters etc. belong to MGM Studios and the guys who make and own Stargate.

Cheers to the utterly sexy Paul McGillion who plays Carson Beckett, my Beta Kay and a shout out to the lovely folks who make the remote control Daleks. They are absolutely EX! Mine is called Davros.

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Carson Beckett was having a bad day. He had gone with Rodney and Radek to check out a planet without back up. Major Lorne and his team had already checked it, and there was no civilised life. So, why were he and his two friends in a cave hiding from the Wraith? That's what Carson wanted to know.

They were checking out rock samples to be used to create an antidote to the Wraith serum, when three darts flew overhead.

"Was that a dart?" Rodney asked, before running off in the opposite direction as fast as his legs could carry him.

Radek and Carson quickly joined him. However, they were caught by the Wraith in the underbrush. The three men kept on running, constantly looking behind them to see if their green Marilyn Manson attackers were following them. Rodney was looking behind when he bumped straight into a wall.

"It's a dead end! We'll be killed!" Rodney moaned, his blood pressure going up by the second.

Carson wondered as his fingers grazed the surface of the rock. They went straight through. Cursing himself as he did this, he grabbed Rodney and Radek and plunged straight through the rock.

"How did you do that?" Rodney asked, his voice beginning to calm.

"It could be to do with the gene. A hiding place for the ancients. Maybe this wall can detect true descendants?" Radek mumbled, ignoring Rodney's looks.

"I don't think so." Carson said from the back of the cave.

"Okay. We'll just stay here until the Wraith go, or Sheppard turns up to kick ass," Rodney replies and the three men settle into the cave. Four hours later and the Wraith were still looking for them…

"Any Chocolate?" Rodney asked.

"No." Radek snapped.

"Any Biscuits?" Rodney asked again, his stomach grumbling.

"Shut up you annoying little man!" Radek snapped. He was on breaking point.

"Oh please," Rodney said.

"I'm Bored," Now it was Radek's turn to moan.

"The Wraith are outside how can you be bored?" Rodney asked.

"Easily," Radek said without conviction.

"We'll tell stories. Shall I tell you about me and Samantha Carter!"

"NO!" Radek yelled. The poor Czech was an inch from ripping his hair out or McKay's head off

"Oh, it's a good story," Rodney tried to persuade

"Shut up, you annoying little man!" Radek yelled, his head in his hands.

"Carson. You haven't said much," Rodney noted. The Scot walked over to the two arguing physicists and sat down.

"I wouldn't have been able to get a word in edge ways," Carson chuckled and rubbed his hands over the fire they had started.

"Carson, I do not know much about you. Why not tell us?" Radek said.

"Yes. You have a mum, you like Scotland and you like sticking needles in people. What other things though?" Rodney asked.

"Fine. I'll tell you my life story if you want," Carson whispered, staring into space and annoyed with all the arguing, though off in another world of his own.

"It'll be better than McKay's unrequited sex life," Radek mumbled, a smirk playing on his face.

"Well that's a ringing endorsement," Rodney pouted.

"Shut up!" Radek yelled exasperatedly.

"Fine, here goes..." Carson started

To be continued soon...