Title: Five New Year's Eve toasts made on Destiny
Author: Shenandoah Risu
Rating: PG-13
Content Flags: short poignant speeches
Spoilers: Up to "Hope"
Characters: Eli Wallace, Camile Wray, Sgt. Spencer, Varro, Ginn, Dale Volker, Ronald Greer, Amanda Perry, Nicholas Rush
Word Count: 460
Summary: "So, it's another New Year's Eve on our Rust Bucket, Sweet Rust Bucket. Time for toasts."
Author's Notes: Written for a prompt in set #139 at
Disclaimer: I don't own SGU. I wouldn't know what to do with it. Now, Young... Young I'd know what to do with. ;-)
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Five New Year's Eve toasts made on Destiny

"So, it's another New Year's Eve on our Rust Bucket, Sweet Rust Bucket. Time for toasts."

"We got toast?"

"TOASTS, Eli. As in, raising your mug and saying something clever and thoughtful."

"Okay, everybody, then I'd like to make a toast."

"Hear, hear, Eli!"

"To no shortages. We've run out of air, water, shuttles, medicine, clothes, patience, lime, Things That Make It Go, tomatoes and protein powder – (thank heaven for that). May the new year bring a bounty of good stuff, because we will find the Wal Mart planet and stock up on everything."

"To no shortages!"

"I've got one."

"Hear, hear, Camile!"

"To no suicides. We all died a little bit inside when Sergeant Spencer took his own life a few months into our journey. Let's not ever forget that we are a family, and no matter how alone you feel, we need each and every one of us to survive, so let's support each other and be there when someone is in trouble."

"To no suicides."

"Could I go next?"

"Hear, hear, Varro!"

"To no invasions. As you all know I came aboard as the Enemy, and by all logic I should be rotting away in a cell somewhere in the worst part of this ship. But now I'm the last one left – yeah, Ginn, I know you can hear me, and we'll find you a body eventually – and I feel like I've finally found a new family. I'm grateful for every day I get to spend with you and I would fight tooth and nail for you should another ill-advised attempt to take over this ship occur. Thank you all."

"To no invasions!"

"I have one, too."

"Hear, hear, Volker!"

"To no organ failures. I've been living on borrowed time since I set foot on the Destiny. Now I live on a borrowed kidney! No, seriously. Not only has Ronald here given me the gift of life, and TJ did a surgery that was horribly complicated, and Dr. Perry assisted – you all helped me get better, and nobody should ever have to go through this again."

"To no organ failures!"

"All right, so I got one, too."

"Hear, hear, Rush!"

"To no time travel. First of all, it gives everyone a headache, and Lieutenant Johansen over there does not need any more people yammering about pounding noggins. And even though it got us some useful venom… and lots of spare parts… and you all founded an entire civilization that we got lots of useful air scrubbers from… all right, hold that thought. It seems time travel actually got us a tremendous amount of good things, after all. So, what the hell, to time travel."

"To time travel!"




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