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AN (sparkly): So here's a sixi chapter fic for you. I hope it's alright. Lame title I know. This is set season three before Tao of Rodney. And uh sorry for the clichéd ending of the first chapter lol. And um it's short.

A Stargate Atlantis Arthur's Mantle

By: sparklyshimmer2010

John stopped by Rodney's lab. "Come on McKay," he called to his friend, "let's go grab some lunch."

"Whoa whoa whoa, not yet. I think I've almost got this device working." He moved around to its other side. John looked at the lights on it.

"Looks like you've already gotten it activated to me."

"Activated, yes, but that does not mean I've got it to do what it's supposed to do."

"Maybe you shouldn't do that."

They'd found the device in a remote lab.

"Well looking at the base computer logs I don't think it's a weapon of any kind."

"And when has that stopped an Ancient device from hurting someone? Come on, Elizabeth said she'd join me for lunch today."

"It just needs a frequency setting…" Rodney continued, ignoring John.

"Come on Rodney, I'm already late and I wanna see Elizabeth since I finally got her out of the office."

"Oh is this some kind of a date for you two?"

"McKay! No. It's a friendly lunch."

"Yeah with stipulations to not talk about work?"

"McKay, if we had called it a date, would I be inviting you along?"

He looked only slightly offended and didn't respond, merely continuing to work on the device.

John sighed. "I heard they have extra jell-o today."

Rodney's head popped up. "Yeah? Ok ok ok, let me just…" he pressed a button and then there was a flash of light.