Title: Crisis
Author(s): Jaina
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Timeframe: Early Season 4
Characters: Samantha Carter, John Sheppard
Genre: Action, Humor, General
Summary: Crisis on Atlantis.
Notes: Written for the Sam Carter Drabble-A-Thon in protest for the way that Sam was abscent all season and also at the way that everyone seems to have forgotten that the woman is a certifiable genius!
Disclaimer: I do not own Stargate: Atlantis, or any of its characters. I'm making no money from this and no copyright infringement is intended.

"What do you need," Sheppard asked, letting his P-90 dangle to free his hands. Usually when he asked Rodney that same question in the middle of a crisis, it involved a lot of heavy lifting and procuring various bits of advanced technology from all around the Atlantis base or wherever they happened to be at the time.

"A paperclip," Sam replied distractedly over her shoulder as she continued to work.

"A paperclip," Sheppard repeated in disbelief, his eyebrows rising in surprise. "A paperclip is all you need to disable the alien device, get the ZPM working to power the shield, and save Atlantis?"

"Well, yes," Sam admitted grumpily, finally looking up. "Can you get me one?"

"Yeah," Sheppard muttered, "Yeah, I can do that. How come Rodney never needs just a paperclip to do that?"

Sam smirked as he rifled through the contents of a nearby desk to produce one and then handed it to her.

"Did I mention that I'm a genius?"