Getting (un)settled in...
Unending BE - episode 89673
Sargeant Billie groaned as he heaved Jim's unconscious body onto a couch in
the corner of the office. "Whew! This isn't the jungles in Nam anymore. Been
too long since then."
"Wait till you get another couple of centuries older," Upuaut replied in a
bored tone as he went over to some filing cabinets and began rummaging for
"Ha. Ha." Billie replied as he walked over to a mundane looking phone and picked
it up. Punching a button, he said, "TSD13 here. Code green in the office, send
med support. ... Right."
He hung up, sat back in an old swivel chair which creaked but held, and put
his feet up on the desk. "Have a seat, Richelle," he said, motioning to an
Richelle shook her head. "No... that's ok. But...."
"I know, I know, you've got a thousand questions."
"Right! For one thing, why if we're on an alien planet- and don't try telling
me we're not- does this office look like something out of an old detective
"Billie got to do the decorating," Upuaut said over his shoulder.
The Sargeant rolled his eyes and sighed. "The only respect I get around here
is from Zeus.. eh boy?" He chuckled as the dog barked once and sat there panting.
"Yeah, miss, this place was originally made by the Egyptian gods, as they were known."
"So that's why the rest of this place looks like the set for Stargate II?"
Upuaut snorted, and then laughed under his breath. "Oh did heads roll when
that book came out," he muttered.
Billie laughed loudly. "You hit a hot button there, hon. I wound up on staff
here because of that movie... seems there was a security leak- e.g. some idiot
blabbing his animal head off- and the government found out it was real, sort of."
"Ra wasn't the aliens, we were," replied Upuaut. "All of the Egyptian gods-
alien races to you humans. We had a nice little colony going there until that
jew brought some real supernatural power to bear. No, don't ask- let's
just say we knew when we were licked and left, but we didn't forget. We kept
contacts, explored other universes, the usual sort of thing, until the problem
with the magical pawnshops cropped up a few centuries back."
Richelle was about to ask what sort of problem that was, when...
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- *Upuaut brought some forms out, dropped them on the desk, and said, "Here's our last two non-disclosure forms, Billie. Looks like you get to shoot them from now on."
- *Medical personnel opened the door and came in to treat Jim.
- *Jim groaned behind her...
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Sun Jul 9 15:08:55 2000