Getting through Radek's report took up the better part of the afternoon. By the time Elizabeth was finished, she was none the wiser about what they were doing, but it was most certainly an important new discovery with plenty of potential.
Radek had a way with words, better than Rodney in as far as using layman's terms, but occasionally he too had the habit of rambling on in scientific terms which usually had too many syllables for her brain to properly process. Notwithstanding that he also had a habit of using the occasional Czech word if the English eluded him.
Elizabeth felt the need for a break and decided to go for a snack. She was halfway to the nearest transporter when she heard his voice before she saw him appear around the corner. She immediately stopped walking and instead turned around, trying her best to avoid running into Rodney. She needed a break, not the audio version of his emails.
She made for the hallway she just passed and collided head on with Kate who came walking down, distracted by a file in her hands.
Elizabeth took a few steps back in surprise, finding herself in Rodney's path again. He had spotted her and she did the only thing that came to mind that instant.
"Kate, right on time for our appointment."
Kate frowned confused.
"I don't think..."
Elizabeth didn't give Kate a chance to finish her thought, but instead led her back from where the psychologist had come from. Kate turned to object, pointing in the opposite direction.
"Let's go to the cafeteria, shall we."
Elizabeth turned to Kate and gave her best 'please save me from having to listen to more science-babbling I'm not in the mood for' look, adding a little jerk of her head in the direction of where Rodney was standing, hoping to catch Elizabeth for an update.
"Oh," Kate said, realization dawning on her, "right, okay, our appointment."
"Yes, our appointment," Elizabeth echoed, loud enough for Rodney to hear.
"Lead the way," Kate said, following Elizabeth down the hallway.
When they were out of earshot, Kate turned to Elizabeth, "You owe me."