Title: Light Conversation

Rating: G

Author: MacGateFan

Disclaimers: Not mine.


Once the debriefing was over I headed to the infirmary to check on Radek. I found Carson at his computer. "Heya, Doc."

"Ah, Colonel. What can I do for you?"

"Just checking on Radek. I heard he was awake. How's he doing?"

Carson smiled. "He's doing much better now. He could use a bit of company, though. I think with everyone so busy lately he hasn't really had much of a guest list."

I nodded to Carson and made my way over, waving to Keller as I passed. Radek looked up from the book he was reading. "Colonel," he said in surprise.

"Hey. Just wanted to see how you were feeling. You kind of freaked us out there for a minute."

"I freaked myself out. Now I know how you felt and personally I wouldn't have cared to know."

I winced remembering how it felt to be stabbed in the stomach.... two times in a row no less. "Yeah, not something that I would wish on anyone either."

"I hear Dr. Keller is back to normal then."

"Yeah. Some kind of consciousness transference thingy. I'm sure Rodney could explain it better."

Radek chuckled. "I think I understand what you are saying, Colonel. And I think you know a lot more about what Rodney and I are talking about then you let on. Why is that?"

"I noticed that you both like to teach. Well, maybe not Rodney so much. Besides I don't know everything and while I may understand some of the things you're saying, it usually takes me a bit longer to work it out."

He nodded. "Yes, I do love teaching. Rodney mentioned that you took the MENSA test."

"Yeah, I did long time ago," I replied. Luckily Radek didn't pursue the line of questioning. "So, I should probably let you get some rest."

"I am a bit tired."

"Later!"

"Thanks for visiting, Colonel."

"Anytime."