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HAPPY 2014!

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The old year is coming to an end and a new year is about to begin.

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The clock is counting down, sparklers lit and champagne filling goblets.

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Good cheer to everyone!

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Follow Neil’s advice for 2014!

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May it be a year of new freedoms as old freedoms are retained.  Let’s not lose ground as we gain new.

May you and yours, even your pets and favorite things, have a year of new and wonderful experinces.

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SG:U Act III (unfinished)

A head-on view of the Earth Stargate.

Act III

SCENE: Command Central

Sgt. Graham calls on com:  Colonel?

Colonel:  Go ahead.

Graham:  Colonel, we searched the whole deck.  There’s no one here.  Ms. Parker said the heat signature is also gone.

Colonel:  Well, heat signatures don’t lie, so check the deck again, and the ones above and below until you get back here.  Look close for something hidden, like a stasis pod.  Let me know what you find.  If our visitor re-entered stasis stand guard until I’m back from the planet.  If you find someone, put him in the staff conference room until I return and stand guard.  And you might get Lisa to try to make some friendly enquiries, get it a glass of water or something.

Graham:  I got you, Colonel.  Will do, sir.

SCENE:  On the planet surface, at shuttle bay ramp with trees in the background:

Scott draws his team in to get a report.

Greer:  Nothing, sir.  It looks like Earth, except for some of the animals.  I suggest we still continue with caution since we haven’t seen anyone…yet.

Scott:  Okay, let’s move out.  Hey, Vanessa, Eli said you spoke with Matthew.  How’d that go?

Vanessa:  Great.  He wanted to know all about you and of course I told him what a scoundrel you are.

Scott:  No.  You didn’t…

Vanessa laughs:  No.  I didn’t, but…

Conversation fades out as they walk away.

SCENE:  On Destiny at Shuttle bay, several boarding to investigate the planet—Eli, Volker, two soldiers, TJ, the Colonel as pilot and Varro as co-pilot.

Colonel:  Okay, I want everyone to be on alert.  I know you’re excited, (he looks at Volker) but we don’t really know what to expect.  He turns to Varro.  I want you to tell me if you see anything you’ve seen somewhere before.

Varro:  I understand.  I hope it’s all as new to me as it is to you.

Colonel:  Me, too.  (Clicks on com) Ready, Parker?

SCENE: Rush taking his position in Command Central along with Brody and Lisa.  Each looks over their console.

Lisa:  Coming in clear, Colonel.

Rush:  You’re clear for departure, Colonel Young.  I’m getting some good pictures from Scott’s team.  I’ll expect some from yours soon.

Brody:  I’ll monitor the incoming information on Scott’s team, Rush, if you want to monitor the Colonel’s team.

Rush, nods to Brody, adding:  Try to determine the location of the Stargate and let them know.  That should be one of their major investigation sites.

Brody:  Will do.

SCENE:  The shuttle becomes visible through the viewport (window) as it crosses over the deck of the ship, pointed toward the planet.

Lisa:  Got a visual on your new shuttle, Colonel…looking good.

Rush, turning to Lisa:  Parker, can you decipher that Ancient message we received when they boarded?

Lisa:  I’ll do my best, but it could take a while.

Brody:  I still can’t figure out how Eli could sleep in the Chair and not age more than he did.

Rush:  He did age.  It just doesn’t show on him like it would on one of us…yes, especially me.

Lisa tries to stifle an outburst of laughter.

Rush:  Was it really that funny?

Brody:  Bursts out laughing, releasing Lisa’s restraint.

Rush:  Okay, okay.  I surrender.  I’m officially the geezer here.

Brody and Lisa look at one another, then at Rush.

Rush: What?

Brody:  What did you dream of, Doctor?

Rush:  I don’t remember my dreams.  And Mandy and I did not connect during the time Eli and Ginn spent time together.

Mandy appears to Rush, and only he can see her:  But maybe soon?  She makes a cute face, then disappears.

Rush smiles, as if to himself.

SCENE:  Colonel landing the shuttle and everyone disembarking.

Eli:  I’ll remember where we parked, so let’s go.

Colonel:  Eli!

Eli stops his steps toward an interesting building: Yes?

Colonel:  You’re not the man in charge any more.

Eli:  Oh, right.

Colonel on com unit:  Scott, do you read?

Scott:  Yes, sir, loud and clear.

Colonel:  Where are you located?

Scott:  We didn’t find anything suspicious or out of the ordinary in that group of farms and houses, so we’ve moved on to the location Brody gave us for the Stargate.  We’re closing in on that building now, sir.

The Colonel gives Scott his team’s position, near a group of tall buildings resembling those on (Atlantis and) other Ancients’ sites.

Scott: We’re not that far apart, sir.

Colonel:  Good.  Report back as soon as you know if the Stargate’s in working order.

Scott:  Yes, sir.

The Colonel’s team moves out at his command.

SCENE:  Scott’s team near the rear of a large domed building: connected to a taller building.

James spots some movement near the building.  They check it out in a typical cautious soldier style approach—moving from behind objects as cover to the cover of the next, communicating with hand signals.  Once they enter the building they’re “greeted” by a variety of robots and human-like androids.  Neither they, nor the others move.

Scott, carefully contacts the Colonel:  Sir, you must proceed with caution.  We’re surrounded by a group of apparently non-aggressive robots and human-like androids.  They seem to be waiting for something.

SCENE:  Colonel’s team at entry of the tall, formal-looking large building.

Eli:  They may think we’re the ones they’ve been expecting.  Destiny did arrive on time.  Their presence may have interrupted a daily routine.  If they back off and observe it may become clearer.

Volker:  Eli could be right, but what if, upon arrival, some acknowledgement was supposed to be made.

Colonel:  Did you hear that, Rush?

Rush: Yes, Colonel, checking now.

Lisa:  The ship did send down a ping of some sort.  That could’ve been a notice of our arrival.  And it appears we’re receiving an answering ping now, sir.

Colonel:  Okay, investigate that further.  Scott, do as Eli suggested.  So far, everything appears benign.

SCENE:  Command Central

Lisa:  Graham, the heat signature is now in a different part of the ship.  No, ah, it just disappeared.

SCENE:  Graham and two others are near where Lisa reported her momentary sighting.  One of his team sees a blurring movement so they  proceed with caution.

SCENE:  Colonel and his group enter the tall, beautiful building.  They stop when a humanoid cybernetic unit (appearing very human-like) approaches from behind a clear glass wall where several others like it are working alongside various robotic assistants.

Pantu:  Welcome.  I am Pantu.  We have prepared for your arrival.  I hope you find everything satisfactory.  I am a little confused.  While you arrived on the ship we were expecting none of you bears the signature of those who set the course.  May I inquire more about you?

Colonel:  I’m not surprised there is some confusion.

As the Colonel speaks to Pantu the others spread out and investigate the area, not touching anything.

Scene on Destiny:  Graham and two soldiers find a room with a few statis units.  One is in operation with a figure inside.

Graham:  Found the intruder.  It’s in a statis pod in a room that appears to be a miniature control center.

Brody:  Remain on guard until the Colonel returns.

Graham:  Ah, we’re awfully hungry.  Could we get some relief so we can eat something?

Brody:  Oh, ah, sure thing.  I’ll take care of it right away.

SCENE:  The Colonel and his group are lead by Pantu into a large room where the Stargate is located.  They join the other team standing around observing.

Scott, reporting to Colonel: The Stargate appears workable, but it hasn’t been used.  The androids and robots, or maybe “little people,” all appear to be following some routine.

Colonel:  We need to find a main control center (as on Atlantis) and proceed to turn everything on.  Wish we had someone with the Ancient gene here.

Colonel turns to Pantu:  Lead on.  We need to prepare for the crews arrival.

Pantu:  It’s taken care of, Sir.  Feel free to look about, but don’t touch anything until its purpose has been reviewed for whomever is to command it.

Colonel, looking at everyone:  I think we all understand that, Pantu.  Thank you for your welcome and assistance.

Pantu:  Always available to help, sir.  An Ascended Master is awaiting a report.  Follow me.

Colonel, turning to Scott’s team:  Continue to look around, but lower the weapons for now.  Act like tourists.  Ask questions.

Each nods to him and wander off as the Colonel and his team follow Pantu.

Scene: An atrium of unknown purpose; the team looks around in awe as Pantu approaches a console.  Within a circle of pillars a shimmering light appears.  It announces itself by name and as an ascended master.  A discussion follows.

Needs to be continued to complete Act III

Maybe Act IV or just an Epilogue

I’d like some suggestions at this point on how that discussion would go and what it could lead to.

While I have some notes (only) on how the story could continue, I’d rather have some ideas from readers.  I know this may leave you hanging as much as the last show of the series, but you can put in your ideas of whatever you imagine to finish it and an Epilogue.  There could also be an Act IV before the Epilogue.  It’s all up to you.

If I get some good ideas I will finish it my way and you can let me know what you think.

Remember there are still several issues to be resolved.  What exactly do they find on the planet.  Does someone finally review the Ancients’ End of Mission directive?  Do they contact the Ancients who helped them?  Is that after they speak with the one hidden in the statis pod?  Was he actually hiding, and if so, why?  Will Rush be allowed to go on for his investigation or will the answers be found from their studies on the planet?  Is there a roadblock of any kind?  Do they begin to feel relieved and ready to settle when a glitch or threat is found?  Does it have anything to do with the lack of a DNA match?  Is there someone on board who matches by some happenstance?  And, finally, what exactly do they find?  Is there really an immediate answer or will it take the rest of their lives?  What does Lisa find in the rest of the message left on the kino by their boarders?  What does the Ancients’ directive for end of mission state?

There are probably more, and certainly some that will arise with each scenario devised.  I don’t expect you to write it out, just give a general short pitch of  what you image.

For what it’s worth here are my notes – I hope they aren’t a little too much like Battlestar Galactica (abandoned technology-dumb) and Wall-E (used technology, smart):

Once everyone has resettled in the ship, cleaned up and eaten the total of the last food brought on board, Colonel and Camile call a gathering after reporting to Earth, to inform the crew of their situation.

The message tells the story mentioned above, but also…??   Those helpful Ancients had planned to stay on board to reach the mission’s goal, but all the stasis pod were taken, and they didn’t have time to fix the malfuncioning one.  Of those who have survived and worked to rebuild their civilization some have ascended to guide them further.  They hoped to hear of Destiny’s report at the end of her mission.  They apparently thought those in stasis were also ancients, not realizing they were the second-generation evolution, and not yet as advanced as a whole.

It’s decided that Rush can take the ship “into the light,” after everyone has moved to the planet, and they’ve contacted those who helped them and offer to bring them, maybe go back for them.  Rush has to go to the intelligence there, to fulfill his interpretation of Destiny’s mission.  He has to understand even if it kills him.  Eli wants to go, argues that he’s earned it.  Rush says he will have Ginn and Mandy along with him as well.  The Camile insists on going.  She has nothing to lose.

Everyone believes they’ll die and not return as he’s sure they won’t (Mandy tells him, based on info in Ancient in the system), confidently claiming a room or home set up already on the planet as his own.

Eli stays on the planet because he won’t let Rush take Ginn.  He puts Ginn into the shuttle computer so he can at least talk to her, before Rush takes the ship.

They explore and settle into their new and permanent home, finding many things, including some answers about the Ancient’s purpose of Destiny’s mission.  They learn through the Ancients and Pantu and others like him (and her/also females) more about the unexplored parts of Destiny.  Are there clones to be completed, either people or animals, birds, fish?

A year passes. When Rush returns he’s changed.  Camile chose to stay, ascended—she appears to confirm his story since no one ever seems to believe him or listen to what he says.

He tells them the new mission is exactly what has already been figured out by those who stayed on the planet –to study this intelligence, ascend, then become one with it.  If he hadn’t “rushed” away before the Ancient’s site was explored he would’ve known.  They’ve learned a lot of what he knows, but he has “touched” it.

Rush is surprised when Ginn enters the room.  Those on the planet surprised Eli with a real life version of Ginn, putting her into a new body—exactly like her own—with the Ancient’s technology, so they tell Rush he can do the same with Mandy.  But she was too weak, he couldn’t maintain her in the system, but he did help her ascend.  He sees her, but others don’t, except Camile who again confirms.

And what do they call this world?  The name was already chosen by the Ancients, ???  It comes from an Ancient word meaning “to give back.”

Disclaimer:  I do not own the title of the series or any of the characters, other than those created herein which have not appeared in any of the series. The story is meant for entertainment, psychological/emotional closure for fans, and possibly education of non-fans as readers.  I do not wish to make any money from this publication.  I originally wrote it for my own enjoyment and am only sharing with other fans and readers who might become fans.  I do not mind if others might want to use some of the ideas for further non-profit works.  If there is any issue with this from any verifiable owner I will remove it.

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SG:U Act II

Gauntlet (Stargate Universe)

Here is the continuation of the previous posting.  There will be another to follow.

Act II

SCENE:  Ginn’s quarters

Ginn, sitting next to a sleeping Eli on the bedEli, you must wake up.

Mandy:  Enters the room as Eli sits up.

Eli:  What’s up?

Ginn:  The ship is coming out of FTL.

Mandy:  And it’s going to wake everyone up soon.

Eli, hurrying to get up:  No, it can’t do that.  It’s not supposed to do that.  What happened?

Ginn:  We don’t know.  Something in the Ancient’s programming.  Destiny seems to think this is the end of the mission.

Eli:  But there aren’t enough supplies to sustain everyone.

SCENE:  The Chair Room in background, the Chair with Eli sleeping in it fills the picture.

A shimmering blue light surrounds the Chair and its occupant.  It fades away (as it does in the pods), and Eli awakens.  He has a long beard and is rough looking and disheveled.  He has a folded paper in his hand that he looks at in puzzlementStroking his beard he realizes he must clean up fast.  He has to do something about the ship’s command to wake everyone up.  He rushes out of the room, stuffing the paper into his pocket.

SCENE:  Command Center:

Eli rushes in, shaved and hair cropped, but freezes in his tracks upon entering.

Eli: Whoa!

SCENE: Front window of Command Central:

The command unit window cover has risen and the pattern only seen on the computer screens before now fills the view.  An earth-like planet looms huge nearby with two small moons in the background.  Beyond them a bright light shines, suggesting a distant sun, but different somehow.

SCENE:  Follow Eli from CC entry to consoles.  He rushes around to check where they are, looks up info on all stargate planets, but finds only the one.

Ginn appears and walks over to Eli.

Eli:  Only found this one planet.

Ginn:  The ship’s going into a high orbit on the fringes of space above the thick atmosphere around it.

Eli, looking at Ginn:  Like Earth’s?  Now I’ve got to figure out why everyone is to be awakened and try to stop it.

Ginn:  Look up the end commands for the mission directive.

Eli stops a moment in thought:  Yeah, Kauffman told me to do that, a while back.  I forgot all about it.

Mandy appears:  It’s too late.  They’re waking.

SCENE:  Stasis Hall:

Chloe, looking at TJ, after stepping out of the pod:  I’m taking a shower.

TJ:  I’m after you.

SCENE: Lisa before stepping out of pod, with her hands on her cheeks, staring.

Lisa calls anxiously:  TJ!

Before Chloe and TJ can sneak off they’re stopped by Lisa’s callTJ and Chloe rush to Lisa stopping in front of her pod.

Lisa looks at them, astonished:  I can see.

TJ and Chloe:  What?

Lisa:  It’s not perfect, but it’s sight.

TJ:  Can you get yourself to the Examination Room?

Lisa, excited, almost laughing:  Definitely.

TJ:  I’ll meet you there.  You go on, Chloe.  I think I need to check on everyone.

Lisa, excitedly:  I can see.  I can see.

SCENE:  The passage outside the statis halls.

Greer:  Stops to wait for Lisa’s approach, after hearing her voice.

Lisa:  She sees him and rushes toward him, almost singing her excitement.

Lisa:  I can see.  I can see.  I can see.

Greer, smiling:  So you can.  That’s wonderful.

Greer and Lisa:  They hug and she resumes her sing-song words as they continue around a curve/corner and out of sight toward TJ’s Examination Room.

Lisa’s voice fades:  I can see.  I can see.

SCENE: Stasis Hall

Volker:  That’s great about Lisa.

Brody:  Yeah.  So, I guess we got around those robot ships.  We’re still alive.

Volker:  Yeah, we must be in the next galaxy okay. Wonder if the ship’s charged up yet…been through a sun.

Brody looks at the last pod obviously still not working.  He looks frightened, and shouts.

Brody:  We’re here so…hey, did everyone make it!?

SCENE: Command center

Colonel Young and Camile enter only slightly aware of the significance of the scene before them.

Colonel:  What’s happening, Eli?  Did we get to the next galaxy and recharge?  What’s the countdown?

Volker, entering:  Seems like we just went to sleep.  What the hel-?

Brody, entering:  So everyone made it okay, huh, Eli?  How?  There was that one pod…  Wow!   Would you look at that!

Eli, flustered and anxious:  We’re not in the next galaxy.  And there is no countdown!

Rush stopped upon entering, studying the scene through the windows.

Rush:  Where are we, Eli?

Colonel:  And why did you wake everyone?

Brody:  Or wait so long to wake everyone?

Colonel:  Either way…Eli?

Eli:  I didn’t.  The ship woke us all up.  I’m trying to figure out why.  But there’s an Earth-like planet to check out, and we’ll be desperate for supplies real soon.

Colonel, over com:  Scott, you and Greer doing okay?

SCENE:  Mess:

Scott & Greer eating, along with many others.

Scott:  Yes, sir.  We’re getting something to eat.  What’s the plan?

Colonel:  When you’re done, prep the shuttle for a trip to our nearby planet.

Scott:  Yes, sir.

SCENE: Command Center

Rush, having approached Eli at the console:  Where are we, Eli?

TJ: Colonel, everyone accounted for.  Only have a few with statis sickness, but they should be fine soon.

Colonel: Thanks, TJ.

Brody seated at his console:  How did everyone survive if that pod wasn’t fixed?

Camile, looking closely at Eli:  Eli?  You look older.  What happened while we slept?

Volker:  And thinner.  Hey, I need to know your secret.

Eli: He’s trying to concentrate, but all the discussions upset him.

Eli:  Do you realize how much easier it was to work with all of you asleep.  I’m trying to find out…please.

Rush, after checking out locations:  We’ve crossed several galaxies since we went into stasis.

Colonel:  What?

Eli:  I couldn’t wake you.  I had the ship wake me to find out if any planets had enough food to sustain the crew for a long period.  I’ve barely found enough to sustain myself when I was awake.

Volker:  Obviously.

Eli rolls his eyes and sighs.

Eli, at a whisper:  Back to normal…honeymoon’s over.

Ginn appears next to him, but no one else sees her:  But it was great while it lasted.  She smiles.

Eli glazes sideways at her, and smirks.

Ginn disappears.

Camile exits as Lisa enters excitedly.

Camile:  Lisa, you…

Lisa:  Yes, yes.  Isn’t it wonderful?  TJ thinks it just needed time to heal.  It’s not as clear as before, but it may get better.

Lisa takes a seat.  She punches Volker’s arm.

Lisa:  Catch me up.

Volker:  Well, as you can seehis voice trails off.

Colonel:  Okay.  Where are we?

Volker:  We’re in the cluster’s web, on the edge of the void in the outer arm of a large galaxy.

Brody:  More precisely, we’re near an earth-like planet in a solar system of that galaxy in a cluster I don’t recognize.

Rush:  And possibly near the point in the universe where we pinpointed the big bang.  We’re near the heart of the beginning of all things.

Colonel:  Not at the end of the universe?

Volker:  Well, if the Big Bang dispersed unilaterally, as we think it did, we would be at the center of the known universe.

Rush:  Yes, at its heart…like I said.

Brody:  And the readings are off the chart.  This place is even better than Earth.

Eli:  That’s why the ship woke us up.  It’s ‘End of Mission.’

Eli points to the clockThere’s no countdown.

Eli:  We’re not going any further.  We’re in orbit around that Earth-like planet.(He points to the scene before them.)  It’s end of mission.  Look at this.

Eli pushes some buttons and the dimensional digital screen appears.  Rush walks over to look closely, following their path line through the cosmic web across it with a pointed finger.  Others observe.

Rush:  Since leaving from here (he points to the starting point in the galaxy they by-passed) we’ve passed through several clusters, just left this galaxy cluster, and traveled through the connecting web to another.  I’m afraid we may have lost a lot of information we might need along the way.

Eli: No, we haven’t.

SCENE:  Medical Room

TJ, calling over com:  Colonel?

Colonel’s voice:  Go ahead, TJ.

TJ:  I’ve found some interesting new medicinals that weren’t here before.

Colonel’s voice:  Yeah, I’m getting similar reports from all over the ship.  Thanks for letting me know.

SCENE:  Command Center

Colonel turns to Eli:  Well?  You were the man in charge.  What happened?

Everyone turns to Eli who looks puzzled, then remembers, pulling the folded paper from his pocket, now crumpled.  He quickly unfolds it and looks hard at it.

Camile, before Eli can answer, enters and walks directly to the Colonel to mumble to him:  I’ve made a quick report to Home Base, and you’re not going to like what I found out.

Colonel looks at her puzzled and astonished.

Camile responds with pressed lips and a head nod sideways.

Eli, glancing from the paper to the faces and back at the paper, then to Rush:  I found this in my hand when I woke up.

Camile:  What is it, Ely?

Eli:  It’s a note, in Ancient, but a little different.  I think I get the gist of it.  Somebody…check for any kino recordings of movement within the ship recently.  It appears we’ve been boarded.

Camile, Lisa, Brody and Volker:  What?

Colonel:  Who could have boarded us?

Eli:  Well…Ancients. He holds out the note.  There were things left behind, and fixed.

Scott, calling over com:  Colonel?

Colonel:  Go ahead.

Scott:  Colonel, we’ve got two shuttles now.

Colonel:  Really?  Okay.  Pick one and go.  I’ll send another team along after you’ve made a complete aerial recon.  We need to get some supplies on this ship.

Scott:  Yes, sir.

Rush:  Colonel, I’ve found a recording.  It’s spotty, only select recordings.

Everyone crowds in front of a screen and watches the scene:

A hand comes off the kino, having covered its lens, as several individuals, weaponless, enter the ship from a shuttle bay.  The recording shows they quickly disperse throughout the ship.  One checks stasis halls and reports in an unknown language.  Another checks command center, reads consoles, pushes a few buttons and reports.  The same is seen with the stargate room, the food and supply storage areas, the medical center and life support units, and some damaged areas.  It doesn’t take long as they quickly regroup and leave.

A hand comes off the kino again.  There’s another entry through the shuttle bay, but this time supplies are brought on board, equipment is carried to sites where repairs are made.  Another shuttle connects replacing the first that sets down and parks on deck.  They unload the second shuttle.  Everyone hurriedly boards, the last person out grabbing the recording kino, disturbing its picture, while something is apparently jammed inside it.  It continues to record.  The shuttle lifts off leaving the first parked on the deck.

There’s an escort for the ship through the solar system, providing an apparent unnecessary, but courtesy guardianship, until Destiny approaches the star, enters it, then exits where its escort is again waiting.  They trail behind until Destiny reenters hyperspace when the FTL engages.

Eli, whispering, looking at Ginn whom no one else can see:  How long ago did this happen?  How long has it been since I was last awake?  Why wasn’t I wakened when the ship came out of FTL at that time?

Ginn:  a month ago…and, six months.   I’ll find out.

Ginn dissolves.

Eli, muttering to himself:  I’m so glad I got rid of the beard.

Volker:  Their ships look like Ancient design.

Colonel:  So they were benevolent.  We could sure use all the help we can get.

Camile:  They must have seen us as the ship’s crew.  That fits…

Colonel:  We are the ship’s crew.  Eli, what does your note say?

Eli:  Well, basically, they wish us luck on our mission.  Hoped they helped enough in the limited time they had.  And they hope to hear from us again at End of Mission.

Rush:  There’s a message here, also.

Lisa:  It must be what they shoved into the kino on some kind of disk.

Eli mutters:  I didn’t know it could hold a disk.

Rush:  Probably so.  It tells the story of how many of them left Terra…

Brody:  Earth!

Stargate Universe (season 1)

Rush:  …when a virus broke out.  They stargate-jumped from planet to planet, until they found a base with a starship.  They knew of Destiny, but none had been able to locate it or find a source powerful enough to allow them to join it so they jumped their ship through the larger stargates to the furthest points they could reach.  They kept moving their group ahead through hyperspace to stargate planets as the seed ships built them.  They hoped to intercept Destiny and board her.

Brody interrupts:  That would explain why the stargates were guarded in that last galaxy…well, the last one I remember. (mutters this last)

Rush:  continues…Many more started than those who finally reached their present home, thousands of years ago.  Apparently, their ship malfunctioned forcing them to remain for generations before they had the capacity to rebuild it.  Their stargate is outside their solar system and unreachable for now.  They still haven’t developed enough to fly out of their solar system…about like us.

Camile, muttering:  Well, us when we left.

Rush continues:  They tried to contact the ship when it appeared, even landed a shuttle hoping to remain, but the pods were filled, so they quickly left after unloading their supplies, returning with more, but left again as the ship was about to go into their star to recharge, then return to FTL.  They left a second shuttle where one was missing, fixed some vital things, left more supplies, and this message.

Rush looks at the Colonel:  It’s lengthy.  Someone will have to decipher the rest.  I can’t take the time.  The language is a little different, and could take a while.  It was all I could do to get that much.

Colonel:  You did well.  All right.

Eli, looking around, then at Rush to answer his charge:  It appears we’ve arrived at the last stargate made by the seed ships.  I’ve had the ship, that is, Ginn and Mandy, collect all the information they could along the way.  We’ll have to review it to understand why the ship considers this as the end of its voyage.

Colonel:   Let’s get to work and get this done.

Lisa:  Colonel, there’s a heat signature on an upper deck we haven’t explored.  It looks like someone’s on board with us.

Eli:  It could be the pilot of the shuttle.

Volker:  Could be…I didn’t see the pilot exit on that recording before they took off.

Colonel:  Sergeant Graham, come in.

Graham:  Yes, sir.

Colonel:  Where are you?

Graham:  I’m near the showers on my way to the mess.

Colonel:  Get a couple more to go with you and investigate deck 27 in D hall.  There may be a person, but not expected to be hostile.  Proceed with caution anyway, and escort the person to the Staff Room.

Graham:  Yes, sir.

Colonel:  Lisa, I may need you to interpret for me.  Be ready.

Lisa:  Yes, sir.

Scott, calling over the com:  Colonel?

Colonel:  Go ahead, Scott.

Scott:  Colonel, you might want to send that additional team down before collecting supplies.  We’ve found some interesting things here.

Colonel:  Such as?

Scott:  There are several small cities dispersed over the planet’s single large continent and all appear unoccupied.  Also, there’s another one of those tall towers or beacons, like the one found on Eden, sir.  But, there are also gardens and orchards, and herds of animals roaming areas need the cities that appear to be farms.  It looks as though it’s been prepared for our arrival.

Rush:  Not for us, but for the Ancients who would be manning this ship.

Scott:  I’m now looking at a larger city built around a central hub of some kind.  It’s really beautiful.

Colonel:  Who could be maintaining it, if everything appears unoccupied?

Scott:  I don’t know, sir.  We’ll have to check it out.

Colonel:  Your team can start, Lieutenant.  Scout out that city to see what you find and let us know.  I think I have some scientific minds who want to join the other team.  We’ll want to check out that central hub so make sure all’s clear.

Eli:  And don’t touch anything.

Colonel:  Did you get that, Lieutenant?

Scott:  Yes, sir.

Rush, smiling:  Eli, you’re starting to sound like me.

The Colonel and Camile leave together.

Brody and Volker exchange conversation:

Volker:  The builders of the stargates much have prepared this for the crew’s arrival.

Brody:  Yeah, this is where they’d settle and study that phenomenon out there.

Volker:  It’s not the sun…I’ve found the sun.  It’s hidden by that phenomenon’s light.

Brody:  But how did Eli survive outside the pod?

Volker:  And how did Ginn and Mandy monitor the ship to wake him?

They look at each other, then at Lisa when she speaks.

Lisa:  I know how.

Together they all say the same thing at the same time: The Chair.

SCENE:  Passage outside Command Center:

Rush catches up to join the Colonel and Camile as they talk in whispers leaving the room.  He approaches them in the hallway to interject his concerns.

Rush:  Colonel, I hope we’re not missing something here.

Colonel:  What do you mean?

Rush:  Well, if the planet is set up for the Ancient’s arrival…

Camile:  That’s what I’m trying to tell you, Colonel.  In my report I learned that we’re now considered the pioneering ancestors and the Ancients of Earth’s current, and greatly changed race.

Rush:  What?

Camile:  Well, we’ve traveled a lot further for a lot longer than we’d planned when put into stasis.  Eli gave reports each time he was awakened, realizing how much time could pass on Earth as we remained so long in FTL, not aging.  Telford’s replacement asked to speak with Eli.

Colonel:  Telford’s replacement?  Wait a minute.  We need to have everyone together for this.

Colonel contacts everyone to reportHe calls Scott (stopping him from leaving the shuttle) as he walks to the meeting room:  Join us via this link before you disembark the shuttle.  Have your team recon (reconnoiter) the surrounding area within a mile radius.

SCENE:  Command staff, gathered in meeting room with the Colonel leading the meeting.  Present are Camile, Chloe, Brody, Volker, Lisa, TJ, Eli, and Rush.  Scott is via a com link.

Colonel:  Camile reported to Home Base and got a few surprises.  She’s going to tell us about them.  Camile?

Camile:  When I reported to Home Base via the stones upon awakening, I learned that almost everyone we’ve known, and loved has died.

A gasp group-wide among the command staff filled the room.  The Colonel looked confused.  Rush lowered his head, before looking up at those upset around him.  Eli remained quiet, looking sad.

Camile:  It’s a terrible shock, I know, and I think we’ll have to let the crew know and give them a mourning period.

Rush:  But we were expecting that possibility.  We only thought it could be us who died.

Camile:  We did prepare everyone by allowing them a visit and explaining how much time would pass on Earth while we were in stasis.  We didn’t realize how long that time would turn into.

Volker:  Was it the attack they were experiencing when we went into stasis?

Camile:  No.  While they survived the attacks on the planet, many were lost, and a new civilization has built up over the intervening years.  In fact, they now consider us the pioneering Ancestors of the Ancients.

Everyone:  What?

Rush:  Laughs  So we are the crew the planet has prepared for.

Camile:  They were aware of our situation because Eli made a report each time he was awakened and searched the Stargate planets for food and water.

ColonelGood job, Eli.

Eli:  He nods his mouth drawn and tense.

Eli:  It was a while before the stones and communication units on their end were repaired.  But once I contacted them and explained the situation, well, with each of my periodic contacts I was a little more aware of what was going on, and what happened.

Camile:  Tell us, Eli.

Eli, appearing distraught:  I can’t talk about it, please.  I’ve made kino reports from the little I had.  That should help, because I was able to make a visit, to my mom, as she was dying.   I spoke with her in the hospital…

SCENE:  Flashback in hospital as Eli voice-over tells story.  Maryann Wallace lying in a bed with tubes attached, and an oxygen tube in her nose.

Eli’s voice over:  … and held her hand as she died.

Maryann Wallace:  I’m so glad you could be here, Eli.  I do wish I could see your true face one last time.

Eli:  I’m sorry, Mom, but please believe it’s me, and I’d be here in person if I could.

Maryann:  I know.  Always remember how proud I am of you, and that I love you.

Eli begins to weep:  I will, Mom.  And I love you.  I’ll miss you, but you’ll always be in my heart.

Maryann:  I know.

Maryann shutters, then gasps once with her eyes closed, and sinks further into the bed.

Eli, quietly at first, then he becomes agitated and upset, standing up:  Mom?  Mom?  Somebody!  Help!  Mom!

Eli presses the nurse’s call button, never taking his eyes off his mother or releasing her hand.  He sits down, grips her hand in both of his, leans his forehead against his hands and cries.

FADE OUT

FADE IN to meeting room: close-up, Eli’s face, talking.

Eli:  With the Lucian Alliance causing so much destruction, I knew others could lose their loved ones also, but, after Scott asked for a visit with his son, Home Base couldn’t handle any more making visits back.

Colonel:  Scott?

Scott:  Sir?

Colonel:  Do you want to tell your story?

Scott:  I could do that, sir.  I saw Matthew when he was fourteen.  It was odd to see him so grown up…

SCENE: Flashback actions described by Scott.

Scott’s voiceover:   …after such a gap in time.  He reminded me of me at that age.  I spoke to him and his mother.  He was becoming a fine young man, and making some serious decisions for his life.  It was difficult to explain to him where I was and what I was doing, but he seemed to accept it better than his mother did all those years ago when I tried to tell her.  He was even excited.  It was hard to leave him.

Eli:  Scott, I couldn’t tell you this before, but I saw him several times when I went back for reports.

Scott:  You did?  How?

Eli:  He joined the service and got into Stargate Command.  He worked in the communication room.  He’s been waiting ever since to hear from you again.  I reported to him on how you were doing, but with this long absence…I don’t know.

Camile:  He almost died, Scott.  He was protecting the stargate from an attempted entry.  He’s disabled now, but still works in the communication room as a civilian.  He’s much older, but so sure he’ll hear from you again.  Everyone thought, after Eli’s reports stopped for so long, that all of us might have died.  We’ll have to make arrangements for you to see him once you’re back on board.

Scott:  Sounds good.  I’m looking forward to it.

Colonel:  Eli, I’d appreciate it if you could tell me all you know about what happened in those intervening years.  I’ll report it to the crew.  They don’t have to know it came from you.  And I’ll get a full report when Camile and I go back to fill them in on our situation.

Camile:  Please, Eli.  It would mean a lot coming from you.

The rest of the group all speak at once:  Yes.  Please, Eli.  We’d like to hear your point of view.

Eli, holding the kino with his many recordings made after his reports, told some things to them.

Eli’s voice over, with his past experiences flashing from scene to scene:

Eli’s voice:  The first report shocked me.  It was when the ship dropped out of FTL the first time, in the new galaxy, and the ship had to refuel in a sun.  They were expecting someone to report any time; it’d been three years.  Since there were no viable planets for supplies, I only woke Jamison so I could go back to make a report.  They were relieved when I contacted them and arrived.

It was obvious there was a war because of all the explosions I could hear.  General Telford was killed as I watched, and I was returned to my body when the one I was in was wounded.  I felt it and my shoulder was sore for a while afterwards.  The building had been repaired after what Camile and Greer experienced in the first explosion, but it was almost leveled again.  It was frightening.

I didn’t report again at the next drop out of hyperspace.  I was almost out of food and water.  I woke Scott, and Sergeants Greer and James for the first time, to go to the planet and bring back as much as possible.  They made three trips with a lot of good stuff, but time was up and the ship went into FTL again.

Since it wasn’t necessary the next time I didn’t wake them.  I came across five planets in the next two stops and they were either frozen or desert.  I finally made another report, and found that the Lucian Alliance had been defeated and the world was in the process of rebuilding.  I also learned my mother was dying, so I woke Jamison again to assist while I went back.  I exchanged places with Scott’s son.  He visited with Vanessa while I was there.  She took him to see Scott in stasis and to the observation room, but time was short and she needed to be with the stones, so I think they talked a lot.

I saw the new design of the office I was in, and was shown the surrounding city, also rebuilt.  It doesn’t look like Earth anymore.  Not the Earth or cities as we knew then.  Apparently there was a lot of influence from Ori and Ancient architecture once the war opened the people’s eyes to what was really going on in the universe.  It’s no longer a place I wish to return to.  It’d be more foreign to me than this planet we’ve stopped next to.

Scott, over the com:  I don’t know Eli.  These building are more than a little different from what we’re used to.

Eli:  Still, I no longer have a desire to go back.  And once I returned Vanessa reported having heard a lot of strange noises on the ship because everything was so quiet.  She was glad to go back into stasis with everyone, and so was I.

Brody:  Wait a minute.  How did you go into stasis?  That pod was never repaired.

Colonel:  Is that true, Eli?

Eli:  Yes, Colonel.  I immediately put Ginn and Mandy back into the computer once everyone was first put in their pods.  I was expecting to die, so I created a program for them to monitor the ship and collect information until the ship reached a stargate planet with enough food and water to supply the whole crew for a while.  They would wake those who could retrieve it.

Brody:  Then you used the Chair.

Eli, hesitantly:  Yes.  As I said, I was expecting to die, and I couldn’t think of a better way to do it than to be with Ginn.  Mandy was the one who discovered the stasis-like envelope she put over me.  I didn’t even know until they woke me the first time.  I was surprised I was alive.

Rush:  Is that why you didn’t wake us when you were supposed to?

Eli, surprised at the allegation:  No, no.  I wouldn’t do that.  My reports are all here. (holding up kino) You can review them.  I really couldn’t find enough food and water to keep the crew.  Each time I thought I might accumulate enough there wouldn’t be any good planets for a long time.  I consumed it, and not gluttonously as you can tell.  And I shared it with Vanessa, Scott, Greer and James each time I woke them to make a report or search a planet.  They’ll tell you the pickings were slim.

Colonel:  Okay, Eli.  I believe you.  Now, I’ll review your reports before I inform the crew, but I want to know when you made your last visit.

Eli:  I think that was two years ago.  It was routine.  I haven’t figured out why I wasn’t awakened when the ship stopped and we were boarded.  I should’ve been.  Ginn’s checking into it.

Colonel:  Thank you, Eli.  Now, everyone return to your duties.  I’ll call a gathering once Camile and I have reviewed Eli’s reports and we’ve made a more thorough report to Earth, after the teams return from the planet reconnaissance.  Scott, you may return to your more pressing duties.

Scott:  Yes, sir.

Volker, excitedly:  Let’s go.

Camille:  Eli, I’m so sorry about your mother.  If there’s anything…

Eli:  Camile…thank you.  That’s a very kind thought, but you lost a partner.  Maybe it was due to time, I don’t know, but you and everyone else have lost someone.  There’s nothing special about me, and I’ve had time to grieve.  You and the others haven’t.  I hope you’re okay.  (Eli hugs Camile.)

Camile:  Thank you.

SCENE:  The passage outside the meeting room.

Rush calls to the Colonel as he catches up to him:  Colonel, about that matter I brought up earlier.

Colonel:  You mean about missing something.   What could be missing?

Rush:  That the mission hasn’t been completed until the ship reaches that place we can now see out before us.  Colonel, it’s so close.  I’ve got to go.  I’ve got to get closer.

Colonel:  It might be too dangerous.  It might be meant to be observed from here.

Rush:  And how can we know that?  This whole mission has been dangerous.

Colonel:  But we were stopped here.

Rush:  Maybe this was just a way station, to get final supplies.

Colonel:  There are buildings.  It’s meant for us to stay.

Rush:  It might be meant for some to stay, yes, but not all.  Someone has got to go further.

Colonel:  Tell you what.  After we’ve finished the recon on the planet and decided if we’re going to move down there on a permanent basis, you and I will discuss this again.  I have duties now, and so do you.

Rush, as the Colonel starts to walk away:  I’ll hold you that.

Colonel, turning back as he walks away:  You won’t have to.

To be continued

Stargate Universe : New World

There are questions to be answered here.  Keep them in mind since this story isn’t finished.  I’ll need ideas to finish it.

Why wasn’t Eli awakened when the FTL stopped and they were boarded?

What does Lisa decipher from the rest of the message?

Who could be on board and why?

What caused the strange noises?  Was it just normal creaks and groans heard due to the silence on the ship or was it caused by whomever was on board?  Was he fixing something that would take some time? Or monitoring something not working well? Or is it more sinister, an ancient who didn’t want his people to go to the center of the universe to find out its secret?

Disclaimer:  I do not own the title of the series or any of the characters, other than those created herein which have not appeared in any of the series. The story is meant for entertainment, psychological/emotional closure for fans, and possibly education of non-fans as readers.  I do not wish to make any money from this publication.  I originally wrote it for my own enjoyment and am only sharing with other fans and readers who might become fans.  I do not mind if others might want to use some of the ideas for further non-profit works.  If there is any issue with this from any verifiable owner I will remove it.

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Stargate: Universe ~ My Finale

English: stargate universe logo Français : Log...

   I wrote this Fan Fiction after I watched the last episode of Stargate: Universe from Netflix (I don’t have a TV connection) in 2011.  I’m not a professional, or even proficient, screenplay writer, but the basics are here, I think.

Like many I thought SG:U was one of the best Sci-Fi TV shows ever made, more realistic than most.  I didn’t think the finale did it justice or served anything but as a carrot for fans hoping for a follow-up or final movie, or a later continuation of the series.  Last I read there would never be any such plans.  As I wrote on one of the fan sites at the time (and have seen mentioned elsewhere since) I think it will follow the path of the original Star Trek.  Maybe someday it will be remade, even better, as with ST and Battlestar Galactica.

I would never waste my time trying to sell this screenplay to those who have no plans for its future, but felt if others needed an ending like I did maybe they would enjoy this.  I would love to hear what you think and if you have any additions or changes.  I tried to stay true to the story line and the characters, but as we all know, each of us sees a thing differently so interpret it as fits your view.

This is only the beginning, so I will post the next acts in subsequent postings.  It isn’t finished so anything you want to add, or anything mentioned that needs to be followed through with, please feel free to add after my last posting.  Let’s make this a fan finale.

I haven’t posted anything in a while so I thought I’d share this.  Continue to share it if you like it (giving me credit as author, please), and, if you’re so inclined, I’d love to see a GOOD youtube fan-made video, free for everyone.  Just don’t forget me in the credits.  And definitely send me the connection so I can watch it and pass it on.  Enjoy!

 To Give Back

(tentative title, but in Ancient, if I knew it)

Dedicated to all Stargate: Universe fans.

Teaser

SCENE:  Destiny glides silently through space surrounded by the aurora of her FTL drive flickering and flowing around her. She is filled with sleeping souls on a journey far out into the universe.  Only her last guardian remains watchful.

Her path follows connecting galaxy clusters through the ethereal ocean of dark matter.  She is far from home, and yet far from the light guiding her to her end, beyond the once known universe.

Silent tentacles of light surrounding her create an energy-envelope.  Her passing reveals all her dark windows, attached shuttle, and closed bay doors.  From within this vortex of light, passing over the empty observation deck to the command center window, a small figure can be seen.  Her passing captures the last vestiges, then a rear view, revealing all her thrusters burning as she grows gradually smaller with distance.  Glowing turrets close the envelope behind her, leaving a quickly cooling hot trail.  It’s the only evidence of her passing as the FTL cocoon leaves little wake in space maintaining her invisibility to those beyond its visual understanding.

SCENE:  Inside Destiny appears empty of life:  The observation deck can be seen from a doorway.  The window displays the cocoon of the FTL effects.  A silhouette of Eli leans on the rail looking out.

SCENE:  Front view of Eli standing with one foot resting on the bottom rail, his jacket open revealing his t-shirt as he stares out at the path before him.  His disturbed look slowly turns to a smile and he quickly raises and lowers his eyebrows before his pensive expression returns.  After gazing out for several minutes he slowly turns and walks out.

SCENE: DISSOLVES OUT

Act I

VOICE-OVER of Ginn’s voice

GINN:  Eli, it’s time to wake up.

SCENE:  DISSOLVES IN:  Eli’s sleeping upper half, shrouded in a blue light, his face turned to the side, away from the camera.

CLOSE-UP of Eli’s sleeping face (only forehead, eyes and nose) shrouded in a blue light.

Eli flutters his eyelids not wanting to open his eyes.

SCENE: MORPH from this Eli to one in the past lying in his bed at home hearing his mother’s voice calling to him to wake up, morphing further to him as he last appeared on Destiny lying in his bunk in his quarters hearing Ginn’s voice, to him sleeping in The Chair, present day, still hearing Ginn’s voice.

The bluish light on his face goes out.  He yawns and scratches his bearded cheek before opening his eyes, then shakes his head to wake up.  He has a somewhat long beard, and appears somehow changed—a little older, more mature, and a little thinner, more robust.  His hair is long in the back, the rest shows it has previously been roughly cut, but is now growing out.

Ginn:  Appears before Eli standing next to the Chair:  Good morning, Eli.  The ship has come out of FTL.  It’s time to go to work.

Eli:  Okay, Ginn.  Here we go.  How many times have we done this?  He slowly climbs out of the Chair.

Ginn:  One hundred and fifty-three times.

Eli:  But who’s counting…right?

Ginn:  Smiles, then dissolves.

SCENE:  Eli entering the Command Central’s Bridge.  He’s clean-shaven, his hair wacked off in the back, the rest roughly trimmed.  He checks each console.   He locates two planets with Stargates, pointing at each as he humphs to himself.

Kauffman appears.

Kauffman:  You might want to check the Ancient’s directives on the end of mission plan.

Eli:  I’ll put it on my list.  I have to get food and water first.

Kauffman disappears.

Ginn appears.

Eli looks at her.

Eli:  I found two planets, but only one has vegetation.

Ginn:  Great, you can eat soon.

Eli smirks, nods and turns to leave.

Ginn dissolves.

SCENE:  Stargate room

Eli sends out a kino so he can scan for something edible.

Ginn appears.

Eli looks up from his scanner to speak to her.

Eli:  Just looking for food and water.  Hey…looking down at the scanner…I think I found some.

SCENE:  Stasis Hall

Eli wakes the three he needs to collect supplies.  As they step out of the pods he greets them, smiling.

Eli:  Good morning.

Scott:  Not again, Eli.  I just went to sleep.

Eli:  Yeah, about 3 months ago.

Greer:  Has it been that long?  No wonder I’m hungry.

Eli:  Come on.  You know the drill.

Scott:  Right.

Corporeal Vanessa James:  Do I have time for a shower this time?

Eli:  No.  Sorry.  We’re too low on water.

Scott stops a minute to look at Chloe.

Greer:  Come on, Lieutenant.  No more dreaming.  You’re awake now.

James:  And you want to go back to sleep, don’t you?  Let’s go.

SCENE:  Mess hall, they’re all eating.

Scott:  Is it going to be like the last several times, Eli?

Eli:  Yelp.  And this is the last…he indicates what they’re eating…so you better bring back a lot if you don’t want me waking you up so often.

Greer:  You’re looking a bit thinner there, my boy.  I guess we better find you something good and cook it up for you, too.  He chuckles.

Scott, staring at Eli:  Now that I’m awake, you looking a bit older, too, Eli.

Greer:  Naw, that’s more mature.  Greer laughs.  It comes with re-spon-si-bil-ity.

Eli:  I’ve been awakened more often than you have.  It’s been a long old journey.  It’s a good thing we were able to recharge after that first stop or we’d be drifting now.

Scott:  That wouldn’t be good.

Greer:  But we could sleep longer.

Eli:  Yeah.  Maybe forever.

James:  How far have we come?

Eli:  We’ve passed through seven more galaxies since last time you asked, without finding a single stargate planet with enough supplies to warrant waking the crew…or even waking you guys.   That’s been, wow, several galaxy clusters we’ve been through.  We’re about to leave this cluster, so I have to make sure we don’t enter the void, but stay within the cosmic web to the next cluster.  There should be a few small galaxies along the way, but chances are Destiny won’t stop again until we reach a galaxy in the next cluster with a stargate and a good planet for us.

James:  What’ll happen if we leave the cosmic web?

Eli shrugs his shoulders, adding:  And I don’t want to find out.  It’s a lo-on-ng way with nothing.

SCENE:  Stasis Hall

Eli:  Thanks for all the grub, guys.  That was a good haul this time.

Greer:  Yeah.  Next time you wake us, I hope it’s with others to pack up more to bring all of it back so we can fill up this crate.

Eli, smiling:  Me, too.

The stasis pod doors slide shut and the occupants change, as if frozen.

Eli turns to walk out.

SCENE: Parts of the empty ship are shown as Eli strolls through.

SCENE:  Eli joins Ginn on the observation deck.

Ginn:  How’d you do?

Eli:  Great, got a lot more this time.

Eli puts his arm around her shoulders and pulls her close.

Eli:  I love that you let me do this with this program.  I was hoping in the beginning, after I couldn’t fix the pod, well…if I died, I wouldn’t know-looks at her, but become part of this with you. He smiles affectionately at her.  It was great that you and Mandy could create that field to keep me alive.  And I’m aging at a much slower rate than normal, even without being in a pod, which is also great.

Ginn:  Yeah, it’s been wonderful, but all this won’t last, Eli.

Eli:  I know, but it’s great while it does.  We’ll have these memories, and we’ll still be able to talk and see each other.  That’s better than nothing.  Just remember, always, I love you.  And I feel so grateful for this life, and this chance to be with you.  It’s been so amazing.

Ginn:  No one else is having this opportunity, just you…and me.

Eli:  I can’t think of a better way to monitor the ship.

He kisses her, and she responds.

Mandy, clearing her throat:  I thought you’d like to know those in stasis are fine, all the ship’s nonessential power has been returned off, with only the units running that will keep your food fresh, Ely.  I’ll continue to monitor you in the Chair Room, and have Ginn wake you if there’s a problem, or at our next stop.

Eli:  Thanks, Mandy.  You’ve been a big help.  I’m sorry I couldn’t allow Rush…

Mandy:  No problem.  Neither of us is aging, so there’s always hope for the future.  You are aging, however.  I could check that stasis pod again.  You might want to use it to stop that for a while.  Ginn will be like a child to you if you continue like this through the whole mission.

Eli:  You’re right.  Get all the specs and where the materials are, so next time we come out of FTL I can actually work on it, since I probably won’t find any new sources of food or water.

Mandy:  Will do.  She turns and walks out.

Ginn takes him by the hand.

Ginn:  Time to go.  Smiling, she softly giggles.

Eli:  He smiles.  Thought you’d never ask.

To Be Continued

Disclaimer:  I do not own the title of the series or any of the characters, other than those created herein which have not appeared in any of the series. The story is meant for entertainment, psychological/emotional closure for fans, and possibly education of non-fans as readers.  I do not wish to make any money from this publication.  I originally wrote it for my own enjoyment and am only sharing with other fans and readers who might become fans.  I do not mind if others might want to use some of the ideas for further non-profit works.  If there is any issue with this from any verifiable owner I will remove it.

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Concept Video Shows The Book Of The Future

You should look at this and then look up more things about the changes coming, especially if you’re an author or have great aspirations to become one someday.  If it doesn’t play correctly go to this page for it:  http://edudemic.com/2013/02/book-of-the-future/

After watching it I began wondering how such a book would be written by an author.  Maybe they’ll make a special program for that, like some of the author/writing programs available.  It could be interesting.  And the future should be filled with  more readers because more and more people are loving their gadgets.

Sorry I’ve been away.  I’ve been working on several books at once.  That’s how I do it.  When something can’t move forward on one, I go to the next.  I’m focusing on my anthology because my writer’s club is publishing theirs and it has several of my short stories in it.  Since they’re not doing a copyright and I want to, I’ll have that part done by the time their book comes out.  Mine will follow soon after…next month sometime.  I’ll post it.

I finished my granddaughter’s book, but all kinds of technological problems have haunted me about it.  I keep wanting to blog about what I’ve learned, and will soon, when I get a minute after its finally completed.

I have four proofs I’ve reviewing and an old story I wast editing for the anthology, but it will be a novella…too long for a short story.  Another to miss the anthology pages is one I wrote in a day.  It needs a couple of more chapters or parts.  It’s for middle grade readers so I want it a little longer.  I have another for my granddaughter, but the illustrations are still figments of my imagination at the moment.

It’s the same old problem I wrote about last time.  I can’t finish one because another idea pops up.  The story I most want to write is waiting in the wings for me to finish the ones with less to do for a finish.

Oh, but I finally found myself on the Library of Congress list – one out of three copyrighted books.  It must take a long time to get those things cataloged.

Well, I did spend the day posting everything that came my way and a few I looked on the meteor in Russia today on my tumblr site~Menagerie.  And I listened to the comments on the other “big” asteroid that did a flyby.  It was a spacey day for sure.  And not one of my family or friends on FB “liked” any of the postings I also put on my FB page about it.  Very disheartening.

I did find this tidbit on the books of the future.  What an interesting future it will be.  We’ll just got to step lively through the muck on the way to tomorrow.  Hope I’m up to it.  I have a lot of editing to do.  Did you ever notice that edit is a four letter word?

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