"Point of View" - Prologue Theorizing that one could time travel in his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert to develop a top secret project known as Quantum Leap. Pressured to prove his friend's theories or lose funding, his partner and friend, Admiral Albert Calavicci, prematurely stepped into the Quantum Leap Accelerator - and vanished. He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brainwave transmissions with Sam, acting as Project Observer, who appeared in the form of a hologram that only Admiral Calavicci could see and hear. Trapped in the past, Admiral Calavicci finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home. [Author's Notes: If you're confused, you ought to be. Recently, I had a dream about "M.I.A." in which, instead of Sam leaping into Jake, Al had. The dream consisted mainly of a rather interesting game of checkers between Al and Beth while Sam stood by and watched and the song "I Know You're Out There Somewhere" by the Moody Blues played in the background. Very odd. But the dream stuck with me and I couldn't help but wonder just how different "M.I.A." would have been if it had been the other way around. Just take a look at "Starcrossed"! So this is my version of that. Enjoy!] [Author's Notes: This is being written from the other end (i.e. after completing the story) and I now realize just how many ways the copywrite guys could get me.
So here's my official disclaimer that the characters of Quantum Leap and the script for "M.I.A." are all creations of Donald Bellisario and property of Universal. No profit was obtained in the creation of this story. Thanks. -amkt] ======= (yes...another one...) [Author's Note: The beginning of "M.I.A." has Sam leaping in in drag. For those of you who don't like the idea of Al in drag (I'm one of them and I feel fairly secure in saying Dean's probably another...), what can I say? You could close your eyes... ;-)]