part 3 of Alpha Centauri
contains spoilers for "Instinct"
Alpha Centauri is a trinary star system composed of a primary pair of yellow dwarfs (Alpha Centauri A and B) gravitationally bound to an outlying red dwarf (Proxima Centauri). This story is the third in a series (following Contract and Contraband) that is a lot like that.
With this story in particular, I owe a debt of honor to marythefan, who heroically overcame her distaste for stories with no Rodney McKay in them in order to give me much-valued additional perspective on John, Ronon, and Citida. That said, she probably won't like this draft either *g*, but it certainly dives much deeper because of her input.
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