Title: Entering the Whirlpool
Summary: Rodney, the first time around.
started quoting The Waste Land.
I hold no responsibilty for any actions taken while under the influence of Eliot.
The expedition planners had spent weeks brainstorming possible scenarios, anticipated everything from wormhole failure to real live Ancients holding up "Welcome to Atlantis" signs like airport greeters. They didn't have a strategy prepared to respond with just in case the city that became legend for sinking into the ocean
turned out to be underwater.
There's no one here to save him at the last moment, and he knows it. He's not going home. It doesn't keep him from listing, in the corner of his mind that's not working on retracting the roof in the gateship bay, the many and varied names he'd like to call certain people back on Earth.
The water is cold. Idiots.