Disclaimer: I don't own Atlantis.

Warning: This was written very quickly. I don't have a lot of time and it wasn't until I entered the Math Lounge that I thought this would make a great story. It really needs to be posted today (for obvious reasons, or not). So I hope you enjoy, but there will be grammar errors, etc.

This is part one of two. Part one is just a teaser and part two is the real story.

Pi Day

Elizabeth Weir had just entered her office when Rodney McKay rushed in with one of the largest smiles she had ever seen painted across his excited face.

"You got a moment?"

"Sure. Take a seat."

The scientist was bouncing on his feet, and his hands were even more animated than usual. "I've come by to tell, well ask really, but really you gotta say yes."

"Rodney, just say it already."

"I want to take the rest of the day off."

"That's it?"

"And so does Zelenka."

"What is this all about?"

He must have raced up here, seeing as how he was struggling to take in the next few breathes. A bit of sweat rolled down his forehead. Now that she looked at him more closely she saw that he hadn't even bothered to put on a uniform. In its place was a t-shirt with the large greek letter pi impressed on the front.

"Nothing important really. We've been planning this for a while actually, but I just realized we forgot to inform you about it."

"I see."

"Yeah, not entirely sure how that happened, but there you go. So Listen, the Daedalus brought us all the supplies, we just need your go ahead."

Her eyebrow quirked up as she continued to examine her friend. "What are you up to?"

"Nothing dangerous or important. Zelenka and I are just trying to improve morale a bit."


"Yes, really. In fact, I have a list of about fifty or so people who also need the day off."

"So now it's a need?"

"Good morale is nothing to scoff at."

Rotating her fingers around her temple, her mind processed all the possible damage that could happen from having fifty of their best scientists taking the same day off. "You will all be reachable in case of an emergency?"

"Of course, provided it's a real one and not someone blowing up a lab or something. Wraith ships coming, you can feel free to interrupt."

"And I don't suppose you plan to elaborate anymore on this plan of yours?"

"No, not really. But, come by the hangar deck at say 1:59 p.m. and you can join some of our festivities."

"1:59? Isn't that a little exact."

"Well, you know me and numbers."

It was so rare that she had seen so much animation form her chief scientist, that she had no choice but to give the go ahead. If McKay hadn't been jumping before, he was now.

"Great, well, I should be off then. See you at 1:59."

She gave a short wave and he bounced out of her office and away from sight. Whatever he was up to, it was going to prove to be an interesting day.