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rushingwind ([personal profile] rushingwind) wrote on September 25th, 2006 at 02:32 am
New Ficlet: "Tourist Trap"
If you've never seen or been to a Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum, or seen an advertisement for one (they're everywhere), the ending will not be nearly as funny. :)

Title: Tourist Trap
Author: [ profile] the_rushingwind
Rating: G
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John/Teyla
Genre: Humor/Fluff
Archive: No. You may link here, but don't archive elsewhere.
Spoilers: None
Summary: It's a boring weekend on Earth for John Sheppard, so he decides to take Teyla to the number one American family destination: Orlando, Florida.

Teyla tipped her head curiously. "Why is this structure upside down?"

John flicked a piece of popcorn up in the air, valiantly attempting to catch it in his mouth--but failing. After wasting two more golden kernels, he turned his head towards her. "Well it's the 'Believe it or Not' museum. They specialize in weird."

Her lips curled into a smile. "I thought you were going to take me to Disneyworld?"

He choked on his popcorn. "Ah, well..." He laughed nervously. "See, there was a completely unforseeable issue that involved the Magic Kingdom being closed today..."

She knew full well that what he actually meant was 'I didn't check ahead and I'm sorry.' Her face lit up, especially when he gave her his trademark innocent look. "I'm sure it was unavoidable," she managed to say in a steady voice, though a chuckle threatened to break through.

"Hey, give me a break! I was in another galaxy." John gave her a look of mock injury, but then he paused for a few seconds. When he turned back to her, his face was tinged with slight embarrassment. "Um...sorry?"

She gave him a lopsided smile before turning back to the peculiar building with interest. Looking down at the Orlando tourist book that John had purchased for her, she silently read the header: Ripley's Believe it or Not! Be shocked, be amazed! Believe the unbelievable!

"To be honest, I am quite curious as to some of these exhibits."

He perked up immediately. "Really? Hey, there's lots of cool stuff in there, you know. There's a huge bridge made out of nothing but toothpicks, and--."

She held up a hand to stop him, her eyes still glued to the tourist guide. "John...?"


Her face twitched in horror. "What is an Aztec Shrunken Head?"


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