Apples to Oranges (Stargate Atlantis)

Originally Posted: Nov. 30th, 2006
Length/Rating: 200 words, PG, Gen
Pairing/Warnings: none
Summary: She swallowed the spider to catch the fly Children’s Song

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It was odd what people would trade for.

Then again, hiding from the Wraith did necessitate a lot of time spent underground, so Trisha could understand why they were so desperate for something to do. Still, she felt a little silly reporting to Elizabeth they’d traded the natives of PX3-872 sixteen packs of playing cards, three sets of dice, a translated copy of Ant’s AD&D Handbooks, and three days spent teaching the natives every card game the team could remember.

Add to that the fact they had traded the aforementioned goods in exchange for four near-sheep (one ram, three ewes) and a grumpy not-buffalo bull… which they then traded to PX4-992 for nine baskets of not-corn seed, four young not-horses, and one small bag of not-morphine flower bulbs.

The horses went straight into MX2-761’s breeding program in exchange for mining rights on the uninhabited eastern island chain (which went to MX5-250) and the seed corn was spread across seven different settlements mostly just to keep them in the trading loop.

The not-morphine went straight to Parrish, who suffered quietly Carson hovering over him asking if they were ‘done yet’ at least twice a day for two months until they bloomed.

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