Posted on Sun Aug 27th, 2017 @ 11:29pm by Colonel Jordon Mason Jr.
Mission: Stargate Command
Col. Jordon Mason
SDS Security Liaison
His last day home had gone by entirely too quickly, and as always, his family had followed him to the Airport. His daughter walked up to him sniffling, and handed him a little box. Jordon took it and hugged her. He knew it was pointless telling her not to cry. He removed the ribbon and opened the box finding a home decorated picture frame of the family. He smiled and kissed his little girl on her forehead. “Thank you, I’ll keep this on my desk so I can see it all the time.” He said then turned towards his son, who was also holding a box. He accepted it and opened it. This one contained a handmade charm bracelet, with a charm representing each of the family. He studied each on carefully before he removed his dogtags and looped the chain through it. He couldn’t wear it on his wrist, even though he wasn’t military, SDS still had their uniform standards, but that didn’t mean he couldn’t keep it close. He hugged his boy, then pulled his daughter in close too.
He stood and hugged his wife and gave her a kiss, “I’ll call you as soon as I can.” He said softly. She nodded. It was never easy to leave his family, particularly when he didn’t know when he’d be back. He grabbed his bag and boarded the G650. It never ceased to amaze him how much the company would spend on luxury’s.
The flight wasn’t long and before he knew it he was in a SUV passing through security check-points heading into a mountain. He lost track of how many screenings he had to go through but finally he was in an elevator heading deep into the mountain. Finally, it stopped on level 25 and the doors opened, and he and the SF guys escorting him exit the elevator and head down the corridor. They stopped at a door which was labeled “SDS Liaison” They opened the door for him and he stepped inside. A young woman wearing a SDS uniform with Sergeant stripes was sitting at the desk. She stood to greet him as he entered. “Welcome to the Mountain, Colonel.”