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The Apprentice

By Irrelevant86

Adventure / Scifi

Meeting Catherine


The Apprentice

Chapter One: Meeting Catherine


I was walking down the street trying to avoid everyone. Sometimes life sucks; I'd just gotten kicked out of the small dinky little hotel I was staying at. At the age of 15 it's hard to find any type of work, or even a place to stay; especially when you're all alone. I sighed, and kicked a small rock into the street. Suddenly I heard the sound of shouting. I looked into the alley to see two men with knifes surrounding another man with shaggy brown hair, and glasses. I sighed.

"I said give us your money," One of the men with knifes exclaimed. I shook my head, causing the ends of my short spiky red hair to flair into my face, and walked into the alley. I hate bullies!

"Hey why don't you pick on someone your own sizes," I shouted, stopping a few feet away from them.

"But out kid, before you get hurt," One of the men said.

"No how about you back off, and I won't break your arm," I stated, glaring at them like an angry dog. The men chuckled.

"Oh yeah that's a good one," One of them said. I could already see were this was going. There's no way they're going to back down, not until I hurt one of them.

"All right fine but you asked for it," I said, shrugging my shoulders.

I quickly reached out; hit one of the men's hands, causing the knife to fall to the ground. I grabbed a hold of his wrist, jabbed him in the shoulder then his gut hitting two of his pressure points. Then I twisted his arm around, and flipped him over my arms and onto the ground.

"Now do you want to end up like him or do you want to leave?" I asked the other man. The man looked from me to the man on the ground, then to the guy with the glasses, then he took off running.

"Smart man," I muttered. Suddenly I felt a sharp pain in my leg, and I looked down to see the man I'd flipped had grabbed the knife and had cut it across my leg. I growled, and took a step away from the man.

"Leave now or I really will break your arm," I stated.

The man growled, and jumped up. He dashed at me, but I ducked to the side. When he turned around I smashed my hand upside his chin, and he fell backwards. I could hear his teeth clink together from the force of my blow. I grabbed his arm and twisted it, and I heard the pop of his arm popping out of its socket. He fell to the ground with a cry of pain, then jumped up and ran down the street. I turned back to the man with the glasses, and gave him a small smile.

"You okay?" I asked. He nodded his head.

"Yeah I'm fine," He replied.

"I'm Adolfina," I stated, holding my hand out to him.

"Ugh, Daniel," He said, shaking my hand. He looked down at my leg, and I looked down to. There was blood running down my leg, and I could see a large gash just below my knee.

"You're hurt," He stated.

"It's not that bad," I shrugged. I tried to take a step to show him it wasn't that bad, but the second I put too much weight on my leg I practically collapsed. Daniel quickly caught me, and lowered me to the ground.

"Okay so maybe it hurts a little bit," I said.

"You need to go to the hospital to get that looked at," Daniel stated. I shook my head.

"No I'll be fine," I replied. Daniel sighed.

"You should call your parents so they can come get you," He said.

"Can't," I muttered.

"Of course you can, you can borrow my phone," Daniel replied, holding out his cell phone.

"I mean I can't because they're dead," I said, frowning.

"Oh I'm sorry I didn't mean to…"

"No it's okay you couldn't have known," I cut him off.

"All right then at least let me take you up to my hotel room so I can clean the cut and put a bandage on it," Daniel offered. I sighed, but nodded my head, and let Daniel help me up off the ground and up to his apartment…


Three years later

"Every other architectural structure at the time was covered with detailed hieroglyphics. When is the academic community going to accept the fact the pharaohs of the Fourth Dynasty did not build the great pyramids?" Daniel asked, looking around the room of people.

I sighed, and looked up from my book. For the past three years I've been his apprentice. It's fun to actually have something to do, I help him translate things, we watch out for each other, and we're like brother and sister. But sometimes Daniel just gets so caught up in his theory's, that he doesn't pay attention to anything but that. I could see an older woman shuffle into the room, and stand at the back.

"Look, look—inside the pyramid, the most incredible structure ever erected, there are no writings whatsoever. And—"

"Doctor Jackson, you've left out the fact that Colonel Vyse discovered inscriptions with Khufu's name," Thomas interrupted. I growled softly at his interruption. These people were so rude, and all of them loved to make fun of Daniel. But they'd have to get through me first, and no-one ever got through me.

"Right…" Daniel nodded.

"…Within the pyramid," Thomas continued.

"Well his discovery was a fraud," Daniel stated. I could hear people muttering things, and some of them even laughed. I glared daggers at them and each of them shut up. If only looks could kill.

"I don't think you'll prove it," Thomas replied.

I scowled, and glared at him, and he shrunk back into his seat. They all knew who I was, Daniel's over protective apprentice who was like his little sister. I was over protective of him because even though I'd saved him from a couple of thugs, but he'd taken me in when I had nowhere to go. I owed him for that, and I respected him for it to.

"Well, who do you believe built the pyramids?" Heckler asked.

"I don't have any idea who built them...I mean," Daniel started before he was interrupted again.

"Men from Atlantis? Or Martians perhaps?" Heckler asked. I growled softly again, and glared at the man. Everyone started to get up, and I continued to glare daggers at Heckler till he looked away from me and quickly made his way out of the room. That's right run away ya coward.

"The point is not who built them; the point is when they were built. I mean—we all know new geological evidence dates the Sphinx back to a much earlier period. And knowing this, I think, we have to begin to reevaluate everything we've come to accept about..." Daniel tried, but nobody was paying attention. The only people left besides Daniel and myself were the old woman I noticed before, and a man standing awkwardly in the front.

"I-I mean, I've been able to show a fully developed writing systems appeared in the first two dynasties, you know, which you know, almost as if it was based on an even earlier prototype," Daniel said, looking at the man. The old woman backed out of the room.

"Is there a late lunch or something that everybody…?" Daniel started too asked. I sighed, and stood up.

"Come on Danny let's get back to the hotel," I stated, patting him on the shoulder…

Later at the hotel

Daniel and I were leaving the hotel, and it was raining, just our luck. We'd just been kicked out of our hotel room, and it was raining. I could see a man in a uniform standing by a car parked outside the hotel, and I eyed it suspiciously. When the man spotted us he walked over.

"Dr. Jackson? Ms. Adolfina?" He asked.

"What? Yes?" Daniel replied.

"Someone wants to speak with you," The man replied, motioning to the car. I looked towards the car and could just barely see the old woman from earlier.

"The Air Force? What's this? What is this?" Daniel asked. I looked back over at the man, and Daniel.

"Could you step over to the car, please," The man asked. Daniel and I walked over towards the car, and Daniel bent down to look inside.

"Sir?" The man asked.

"Are we going somewhere?" Daniel asked. Another man opened the door.

"You're going to be fine, we'll take care of these," The man stated, taking Daniel's and my bags. The two of us climb into the car. The older woman passes Daniel a photo of a smiling couple and a baby.

"Jackson, are those your parents?" The woman asked.

"Foster parents," Daniel replied.

"wha-what is this all about?" Daniel asked. Finally to the point, hopefully.

"A job," The woman stated.

"A job?" I ask, arching an eyebrow.

"What kind of job?" Daniel asked.

"Translation, Ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. Interested? The offer also applies to Adolfina to," The woman answered, smiling. I was starting to get a bad feeling in the pit of my stomach. I didn't know if we could trust this woman.

"We're gonna go now," Daniel said.

"Go where? I mean, you've just been evicted from your apartment. Your grants have run out, everything the two of you own are in those bags. Want to prove that your theories are right? This is your chance," The woman replied, holding out an envelope to Daniel. He glances at it, then takes it from her.

"What's this?" He asked.

"Travel plans," The woman replied. Suddenly the door opens.

"Sir?" The man said. I glance over at Daniel before getting out of the car, with Daniel right behind me…

Authors note: Okay so I'm using a movie transcript from StargateWiki to do this. Sorry if there are any mistakes with the script not my fault though, blame StargateWiki. Please Review to let me know what you think about the story.

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