A.N. I don't own stargate....sniff. But if I did the show would have never ended and The Powers That Be of SciFi, oh, excuse me, SyFy would be hurled off into space to enjoy their own space operas where they could control everything......

Trouble

Sheppard stumbled forward as he was pushed along. His hands were tied behind his back, a blindfold around his head. His body still tingled from the wraith stunner blast, his ankle was swollen and painful to walk on. John's unseen captors had led him across the galaxy, from planet to planet, covering their tracks. They had yet to speak within his hearing. Strong hands stopped him and he heard the familiar sound of a DHD. His captors spun him around and pushed him through the waiting wormhole.

The contrast between the pleasantly warm planet he was last on and this new winter struck caused Sheppard to gasp in shock. His captor's had stripped him of not only his weapons but of his jacket as well, leaving him to shiver in his short-sleeved t-shirt. He was forced to his knees in the snow, facing the stargate, he guessed. Sheppard tensed as a woman's hand lightly ran across his shoulders. He had felt this woman multiple times throughout his capture. He didn't know who this woman was but he had the feeling she was in charge.

"Set up over there." She ordered, her voice was familiar but John couldn't place it.

He unsuccessfully suppressed a shudder as the cold wind bite his exposed skin. John jumped slightly as the 'gate activated.

"Colonel Samantha Carter of Atlantis." The woman said. "We know of the new location of Atlantis."

"This is Col. Carter." Sam's voice came in through the static. "Who is this?"

"Sora of the Genii. We are sending you a video feed. Please match the transmission signal."

"Do it." Sam told Chuck, the technician in the Atlantis control room. Rodney McKay stood beside her, facing the television screen. His face was set in a confused and worried expression. The search for Sheppard was not going well. He seemed to have disappeared without a trace and the sudden appearance of Sora did not strike him as a good sign. McKay was not surprised when the screen came on to show Sheppard, blindfolded and shivering, but seemingly okay. A red, curly haired woman stood next to him, a hand on his shoulder. Snow swirled around her feet, causing Sheppard to shake more visibly.

Carter glanced questionably in Rodney's direction before turning back to the screen.

"As you hopefully can see. Colonel Sheppard is, at the moment, my prisoner." Sora said, coolly, knowing Atlantis would have matched the signal by then.

"What do you want, Sora?" McKay crossed his arms over his chest and asked in an annoyed voice. As if Sheppard's capture was inconvenient for his schedule.

Sora's lips cracked apart in a smile at his voice. "Doctor McKay. Straight to the point as usual, very well. I want Teyla."

"That ain't happening." Rodney snorted at her proposal.

"I simply ask that you inform Teyla of the circumstances and have her ready to be delivered in Two hours. More information will be given you then." Sora's snobbish voice crackled through the speakers.

"I will give her the message." Carter nodded solemnly.

"And make sure she gets this message." With that said, Sora slammed her knee into John's exposed side just under the ribs. Blindfolded, he had know way to prepare for the blow. He yelped and curled into himself as the pain over whelmed the bitter cold. "In two hours." Sora said turning back towards the screen just before the connection was broken.

"Call Teyla, Ronon, and Keller." Carter told Rodney. "Have them come up here." She had a feeling they would need Keller for this one.

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Sheppard's cheeks stung in the winter cold. He shuddered as the wind grew stronger, pushing against his nearly frozen skin. He could hear Sora somewhere behind him in a heated discussion with someone. The wind only allowed him to catch brief snippets of the conversation.

"He's to -ngerous- we can't- the risk, Sora. Just kill- and catch Teyl- ater." A deep male voice was saying.

"No- We'll stic- to the plan- ou worry to- uch." Sora snapped back.

John flinched as Sora's hand gently touched his shoulder from behind. Without warning her arms draped over his shoulders. Her warm breath tickled his neck

"As we wait for Atlantis to prepare I'm sure we'll have a bunch of fun. After all you have a debt to repay to the Genii." She purred into his ear through the blindfold.

Sheppard shuddered but this one was not due to the cold.

"Hope I don't disappoint you." He mumbled, needing to reply in some way.

"I'm sure you won't." She said, playfully kissing him below the ear

"The 'gate's dialed." The male voice cut through the wind clear enough so Sheppard could hear the anger underlying it. Sora stood, releasing him from her grasp. Strong, male hands dragged him to his feet as well and pulled him towards the stargate.

The world he was pushed into through the 'gate was in it's autumn season but it felt like July on earth to John's freezing skin.

Thank God, Sheppard thought to himself as feeling slowly crept back into his nerves.

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"Alright what do we have?" Carter asked as Rodney and Teyla walked into the conference room.

"Not much." Rodney sighed as he took his seat at the table, Sheppard's chair next to him was left empty. "We have no way to trace the signal to an address and the video's background has given us no clues."

"We must find him, Colonel Carter." Teyla spoke up in a calm voice.

"She's right." Ronon growled from his seat. "Sora's desperate."

"I agree, who knows what Sora has in mind for him." Rodney said urgently.

"Alright, let's see what we can get from the Genii." Sam said before she stood up from the table.

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They walked for hours, through the dense forest. The soldiers having to pick Sheppard up whenever he fell. With his hands bound and still blindfolded this happened often. Suddenly John was stopped in place. He cocked his head to one side as he heard what sounded to be a large door creak open. Strong hands propelled him forward. He caught his foot on the door jam and took a nose dive into the cement floor. The soldiers laughed as he gasped in surprise and pain, feeling blood slowly trickle down his grazed cheek. He was dragged down what seemed to John to be endless hallways and to a room. There his arms were pulled above his head and secured. There was enough slack for him to sink to his knees with only a slight strain on his shoulders. His boots were pulled from his feet along with his socks, the hands pulling hard at his ankle. Female hands removed the blindfold, his eyes quickly getting used to the light. Blinking the dots from his vision, John rose to his feet. Sora stood in front of him, a knowing smirk painted on her lips. He was in a large empty room. Support beams ran along the ceiling, to which he was secured to. The beams ran down the walls, casting dark shadows in the corners of the cell.

"You won't get her, Sora." John stared, unflinchingly into his captor's green eyes.

"Of whom do you mean, Colonel Sheppard?" She asked him in an innocent voice.

"You know who." He huffed not wanting to play her game. He was cold, hungry, and ached all over, but he knew his day was just going to get worse.

"Yes." She agreed. "I do." She walked up and gently laid a hand in his chest, where, a little over a year ago the wraith had fed upon him. "Don't feel like playing with me, John? Cooperation, you will find, is more enjoyable than resistance."

"Perhaps, but you'll find I'm slightly stubborn when I've been captured and held against my will." John pulled back away from her, to the extend of the chains. She took another step forward, leaning in towards him until he could feel her breath against his cheek.

"I have ways, John..." She purred into his ear. "You may not approve or enjoy them but they work."

"Maybe on some but not me."

"Though they may on your people." She ignored his head shake and disbelieving smirk. Instead she turned towards two of the guards nearby. "Bring in the device."

Sheppard groaned as the soldiers wheeled in a M.A.L.P., it's wires pouring on of it's sides. The guts of the machine. It was placed in front of him, the camera positioned towards him. "We shall see how Colonel Carter and Teyla will react to my ways."

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