Fiction - All Years


Title
A Clear and Different Light
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Encounters with Alternate Realities.
Summary
Rodney McKay, raised by a pod of telepathic whales. John Sheppard, mage with fae blood. Teyla Emmagan, rune-scientist. Ronon Dex, winged soldier. On the waystation of Atlantis, they're about to become embroiled in an age-old war against a brutal enemy.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
88000 words
Notes
We owe a great debt of thanks to our betas, Xparrot and Gnine, who went above and beyond the call of duty and made the story much better than it would have been. We'd also like to thank our artists, Bellewhan and Cynicatlantis, and the mods for making Big Bang possible.
Companion Artwork
  • Cleansing Fire by Cynicatlantis
  • Cover by bellewhan
  • Flying by bellewhan
  • Working by bellewhan
  • Zombie by bellewhan

Title
A Face That Nobody Knows
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Someone finds out.
Summary
The best night of Rodney McKay's life was when the Night-Owl started serving five-cent coffee after the government ended two years of ration restrictions. As it turned out, it would also be the night he encountered John Sheppard, and even much later there were times when he was still not wholly convinced that it turned out to be a good thing.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
44179 words
Notes
This is a detective/noir AU story, loosely modeled on The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye, with some pulp science fiction thrown in.

Many, many thanks to my betas, tropes, villainny, and especially fiercelydreamed, who have all conspired to make this story much, much better than it was. Thanks also to my writing filter on my LJ, who answered some key questions at times when I had no idea what the answers were, and last but not least, to ambers, who is the bamboozler behind this in the first place.
Companion Artwork
  • A Face That Nobody Knows by almost_clara

Title
A Growing Connection
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   John is more Ancient than anyone realizes.
Summary
With two new growing connections, can John Sheppard cope or will he give in?
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
44810 words
Notes
Major big league thanks to my two beta's who without them I would be lost! Thank you guys, jrho and goddess47.

Also thanks to conjunkie who let me brainstorm and run ideas past her.

This fic would be nothing without you guys.
Companion Artwork
  • Come To Me by mamoru22

Title
Aegis
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Atlantis is cut off from Earth.
Summary
The Ancients' genes didn't just confer the power to activate their technology. For ten percent of Earth's population, like John Sheppard, the ATA gene also gave them Gifts: special abilities that made them admired, envied, and feared.

Sheppard was a Charmer, one of the feared ones, whose particular Gift let him create faith whenever he needed to be trusted or believed. But Sheppard didn't trust himself not to destroy what he loved most. And somewhere along the line, amid the terror and chaos of the Expedition's first year in the Pegasus Galaxy, what Sheppard loved most had become Rodney McKay.

McKay didn't trust anyone. As soon as you started trusting people, you started counting on them, depending on them, and that was when you became vulnerable. And vulnerable things didn't survive. So just when, exactly, had he started trusting Sheppard?

And what was going to happen, now that he did?
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
90748 words
Notes
We've used dialogue from the following Season One episodes: "Rising Part One"; "The Storm"; "The Eye"; "The Defiant One"; "Hot Zone"; "Sanctuary"; "The Gift"; "The Siege Part One"; "The Siege Part Two". There are spoilers for all of Season One, through "Runner" in Season Two.

Thanks to our awesome betas auburnnothenna, ardent_muses, and candymike! Special thanks to our science betas mecurtin, filenotch and cunning_maz , and to our medical betas Squeaky and Haggy.
Companion Artwork
  • Aegis Cover by brevisse
  • coverart by Yin Li
  • END by brevisse
  • Illustration of a scene from the 'comic-book Viking' village in Aegis by brevisse

Title
All Falls Down
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - Rodney ascends.
Summary
And maybe this was why people spent their entire lives preparing to Ascend, because there was so much to get over and make peace with to be able to really do this, to abide by all of the rules that they were supposed to abide by, without fucking it up. He would have needed another whole lifetime to be able to not want to be back there, every single second.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Dex/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
45616 words
Notes
There is an entire gaggle of people who are responsible for me making it through the months and months of this process, which were scary and great all at the same time. Many, many thanks to everyone on my f-list who read this in various stages of doneness or helped me work out the details, and kept me going (I'm sure I'm forgetting someone – sorry!): lovelokest, llassah, aerye, misspamela, shoemaster, and shihadchick. The biggest, glomping thanks to strangecobwebs and cold_poet for stepping up to beta this monster and doing a fantastic job. And last, but certainly not least, big thanks to brooklinegirl (who read 45,000 words of SGA fic for ME, because she loves me like that) and minervacat for reading the final draft of this, and telling me that it doesn't suck.
Companion Artwork
  • All Falls Down by aesc
  • All Falls Down - Trailer by Genie
  • Coming night by aesc

Title
And All We Have
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Atlantis is cut off from Earth.
Summary
Earth is gone, lost to the Ori and Atlantis has to take a hard look at how to survive now that they're on their own.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
49000 words
Notes
One of the main ideas of this story was heavily influenced by saphanibaal. She very graciously let me play with her concept. This story was beta'd by The fabulous moonmip and awesome celtic_tigress. Any remaining mistakes are my own. This story goes AU after the episode 'Sunday'.
Companion Artwork
  • Trailer for <em>And All We Have</em> by merathanel

Title
Astonishing Persistence Of Memory: Past Time
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Common Ground - Todd doesn’t give John his life back, or gives back too little or too much.
Summary
The last they saw of him was as Kolya's prisoner, drained by the Wraith. When Atlantis finds John Sheppard living in a Pegasus village, with no memory of who he is, they endeavour to restore his memory. But a lot of things have changed in six months, including John himself. And there are some things he doesn't want to remember.
Pairing
Emmagan/Sheppard, Sheppard/oc
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
66779 words
Companion Artwork
  • Cover by Cesare
  • John Remembers Her by Livia Penn
  • The Astonishing Persistence of Memory by The Libran Iniquity

Title
Cage for Gods
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - Rodney ascends.
Summary
It was meant to be a quick ascension, turn around and come back, don't let the revolving ascended plane door hit him on the ass on the way home. But maybe he got distracted or...something, because hours had become days, days had become weeks and Rodney hadn't come back.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
63948 words
Companion Artwork
  • Unlikely Angels by beeej

Title
Chance, Fate, God or Grace
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: This Mortal Coil - The copies of Weir and the team aren't killed.
Summary
Presumed dead by Atlantis, with nowhere and everywhere to go in the galaxy, the Replicator clones do their best to make a new life for themselves, while struggling to come to grips with what they are.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Dex/Weir
Rating
R
Word Count
41760 words
Companion Artwork
  • Chance, Fate, God or Grace by paraka

Title
Children of Lantean Design
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Encounters with Alternate Realities.
Summary
An explosion in the abandoned sections sends Atlantis personnel scrambling to find out why. In another universe, Atlantis has fallen. All that's left of the expedition are a group of young refugees fighting for survival in the unexplored regions of the city, transported to a parallel universe by and Ancient device. What started out as a humanitarian effort to heal the kids becomes something more as they begin to find their way in this new universe, like their own but different in fundamental ways. They change the very fabric of Atlantis, and a few meddling kids might be what certain people need to realize what's right in front of their faces.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Dex/Keller, Lorne/Parrish
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
93000 words
Notes
What started out as a "probably 50 or 60,000 word story" turned into a 93,000 word monster, and I can't believe this is done. I picked a doozy for my first SGA longfic. It really challenged me as a writer—I've never written anything like this, I knew it would be hard to pull off, and I'm still not sure I did. But I learned a lot, and none of this would have been possible without the help of a great group of people to be thanked in the end notes. I wrote literally from the first day of the challenge to the very last, and all remaining errors are mine for the writing. So...*whew* I hope it's entertaining at the very least.
Companion Artwork
  • Children of Lantean Design by newkidfan
  • Light Switch by Berlinghoff79

Title
Circle of the Sun
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - John's the one accidentally caught in the machine.
Summary
The people of Cirellia find a naked stranger at the base of their sacred mountain and take him in. They give him a name, shelter and a Family, and the dark haired stranger tries his best to find a way to reciprocate their kindness but he struggles to fit in or be useful, secretly yearning for the sky of an unknown world, a city of silver spires and a blue eyed man who only exist in his dreams...
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Sheppard/OC
Rating
R
Word Count
42304 words
Notes
First of all I'd like to thank oriolegirl, my main beta, who was with me right from the start and helped me through the six versions of plots and prompts that I tried and discarded again. She also was my cheerleader and kicked me into motion every time I felt as if I couldn't get any further. Without her and her e-mails this fic wouldn't exist. Big thanks go also to my second beta mairi_, who did a wonderful job and elissahra who helped with suggestions about plot and grammar. I thank you so much!

The Biggest inspiration for this story was my (sometimes very annoying but very patient) brother Woodstock who talked the plot through with me at least a dozen times, suggested surroundings and names and gave me inspiration with his Iceland photographs and movie collection. Thank you so much!

Another important role in this (a little unusual) approach on an amnesia!fic was the music of several Scandinavian music groups like Värttina, Vasen, Garmarna and Hedningarna. This kind of folk music may not be everyone's taste but it certainly helped me to imagine the world in which I let the story play and with time it also gave the Original Characters their own little theme music.

A complete list of all OC names and their meanings can be found at the end of the Story, there are also songs named that belong to the characters and might be interesting.

I hope you will enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
Companion Artwork
  • Circle of the Sun by le_mot_mo

Title
Conflicts of Interest
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Totally AU.
Summary
In a world of Magic and Mad Science, John Sheppard and Elizabeth Weir try to navigate the perils of a cross-species relationship as they and the rest of the Atlantis Expedition try to unravel a mystery that could destroy two continents.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
70335 words
Notes
Warnings: Explicit Smut, Mention of rape (not of primary characters) Blood, Vampires, Werewolves, Mad Science, Graphic Violence

Note: This is a completely AU setting for Stargate. The world is an alternate history version of our own world with a few radical changes. The first is that magic is real and works. The second is the presence of supernatural races that live, work, love and fight with normal humans. Most notable of these are the Werewolves and the Vampires. The third is that it is a steampunk setting - The technology of this world is at once far ahead of modern technology as we know it and yet far behind. There are airships and huge steam-powered mechs, lots of steel and brass and, of course, goggles. These three factors have changed history as we know it.

Atlantis is a city built by the Ancients. It lay at the bottom of the sea for centuries waiting to be rediscovered. Five months ago an Expedition came though the Gateway and brought the city back to the surface.

Thanks: HUGE thanks to the John/Elizabeth contingent of the challenge for the community support. BIG thanks to the people who did Beta work for me: Calleigh_j, Irony_rocks, and Oparuz. Special shout outs to Havocthecat and Anuna_81 who spent hours in chat commiserating about our fics ;)
Companion Artwork
  • Conflicts of Interest by comanche_rider
  • Steampunk Raven by Chelsey
  • The Night by Chelsey

Title
Critical Error
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Critical Mass - They don't figure out that Caldwell is the Goa'uld.
Summary
The intention to destroy Atlantis changes when the plot is uncovered. The Goa'uld infesting Caldwell takes control of the city, trapping John, Rodney and a several others in Atlantis, completely at the Goa'uld's mercy. Their only hope of taking back the city before the Wraith learn of its continued existence, lies with Rodney and, perhaps not so surprisingly, Jack O'Neill.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Jackson/O'Neill
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
48071 words
Notes
With many thanks to my betas, aqualegia and firedragon9, for offering suggestions and helping me fix any mistakes :-) Your help was very much appreciated.

Warning: rape/non-con
Companion Artwork
  • Awakening by Jen
  • Critical Error by Tarlan

Title
Down to Sleep
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Doppelgänger - The Alien hitches a ride in a different team member.
Summary
As the Atlantis expedition reels from their narrow escape from the Replicators, their re-location to a new planet and the loss of their commander, Team Sheppard is also attempting to deal the internal fractures which have developed. After mistakes made in the heat of conflict, John and Rodney manage to broker an uneasy peace. Will their fragile relationship be strong enough to deal with the latest threat that Pegasus appears to now be throwing at them or will their worst fears succeed in destroying them completely?
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
63880 words
Notes
I count myself exceedingly fortunate to have had the help of three very talented friends when writing this story. Without their encouragement, suggestions and excellent beta-ing skills this story would not exist. Madison, Bluespirit and Zinnith – thank you all so very much. I would also like to thank the other members of my Big Bang support group for their helpful and insightful comments on my original plot ideas.
Companion Artwork
  • Threat assessment by Bluespirit
  • True Kiss by Bluespirit

Title
Draconian Measures
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Encounters with Alternate Realities.
Summary
Following on from the Stargate SG-1 episode, 'The Road Not Taken'. Rodney is coerced into taking over Sam's role as President Landry's chief science adviser, but without another ZPM, he knows it is only a matter of time before the Ori return and destroy the Earth. However, the threat comes from an unexpected direction, and as Earth falls to the Goa'uld System Lords, who want to make Earth their final battleground against the Ori, Rodney and John organize the escape of those they are able to save using the last of Earth's ships (Daedalus and Prometheus) and the Stargate. As they battle to raise Atlantis and then power her, John and Rodney discover that the Goa'uld and the Ori are not the only enemy they must overcome before Atlantis can become a true refuge - and home.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
54851 words
Notes
Many thanks to my exceptional beta readers Aqualegia and Taibhrigh for all their hand-holding and enthusiasm. This story is far better for your contribution!
Companion Artwork
  • Draconian Measures by Berlinghoff79
  • Draconian Measures 2 by Berlinghoff79
  • Safe by taliosi

Title
Enthrall
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Sequel to a 2007 Big Bang story.
Summary
Rodney McKay thought his biggest failure was the Arcturus Project and the destruction of 4/5ths of a solar system. John Sheppard thought losing his confidence in Rodney was the hardest loss he would ever face.

But their most terrible failures were yet to come, and they would each face losing everything, including themselves.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
85901 words
Notes
This is a sequel to Aegis, which was our entry for last year's SGA Big Bang, and takes place in the same universe. Here, the Ancients' genes didn't just confer the power to activate their technology. For ten percent of Earth's population, the ATA gene also gave them Gifts: special abilities that made them admired, envied, and feared, and that came with a price….

We highly recommend that you read Aegis first to be able to understand Enthrall.

There are also three other stories set in the Gifts universe, which may be found here. They all take place after Aegis, but aren't related to Enthrall.

We've used dialogue from the following Season two episodes: "Trinity," "Conversion," "Aurora," and "Epiphany." The Sub Tuum was taken from this web page, at the bottom.

Warning: Dark in places, including non-consensual sex (non-violent).

Dedication: This story, especially the epilogue, is dedicated to Sealie (jimandblair on LiveJournal), who asked for an Aegis sequel, and specifically the scene in the epilogue. We finally did it. :)

Many, many thanks to our wonderful Betas ardent_muses and tesserae_, with special thanks to Squeaky, for Alpha- and Beta-ing far above and beyond the call.
Companion Artwork
  • At Peace by ileliberte
  • Isolation (cover for Enthrall) by Crysothemis

Title
Every Day in Every Way
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   After season 3.
Summary
"I'm here to propose an arrangement. Between us. I assume you remember our talk from earlier today and how... challenging dating can be on Atlantis. And since we've established that you're attracted to me, I think it would be mutually beneficial for us to have sex."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, minor non-explicit McKay/OC and Sheppard/OC
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
58476 words
Companion Artwork
  • Independent Love Song by mamoru22
  • Intimate by Crysothemis

Title
Finding Home
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Reunion - Sam isn't the one that gets chosen as leader.
Summary
When John continued staring at him blankly, Rodney thought he'd clarify. "We're going to run, John. We've got two weeks before the Daedalus gets here. Which means in a week and a half, we have to be long gone from the city."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
54960 words
Notes
I'd like to thank my two wonderful betas: seekergeek and ultimatemarysue, who did such an awesome job catching my mistakes and straightening out plot problems.

Along with the familiar faces, this story also features Colonel Ellis (the commander of the Apollo), Eldon (the ex-convict they picked up in 'Condemned'), Commander Larrin (from 'Travellers') and Todd (our Wraith acquaintance). I'm also including some references to Sgt. Mehra who may or may not keep her name when she makes an appearance in canon in Season 5. I know nothing about what her character will be like, I just liked her name and the idea I had in my mind concerning her character. Lastly, I've decided to make Dr. Corrigan (who's on Lorne's team) a woman.
Companion Artwork
  • Finding Home by beeej

Title
Five Elements
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Elizabeth is more Ancient than anyone realizes.
Summary
Atlantis finds themselves facing a new and unknown enemy with their only help from a mysterious five year old girl who suddenly appears. John and Elizabeth's relationship will be tested as the expedition must prepare for an oncoming storm of disastrous proportions.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
63644 words
Notes
heimedall: Many thanks and hugs to my betas: jadestick and angelsdee. My artists for their work: misssimm and ankareeda. And to all the friends who put up with me whining and complaining about the word count and how far away from it I was. Especially Snowbunny22!
Companion Artwork
  • Five Elements by Clara
  • Five Elements by Riekchen
  • What did I do? by Riekchen

Title
Guilty Until Proven
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Outcast - John's brother Dave somehow becomes involved with the Replicators.
Summary
John Sheppard returns to Atlantis after burying his father and now the SGC and the IOA are sending him back to Earth again! Is there another Replicator on the loose and if so how are David Sheppard and John's father involved? Can Sheppard balance his relatively new relationship with Rodney McKay and a brother he can barely hold a conversation with, while at the same time dealing with revenge, family secrets and the ghost of Henry Wallace? Can Rodney figure things out in time before a quest for vengeance destroys John? And where in the world is Dr. Lee? Regardless of the outcome one thing is for certain, this time Rodney's not letting John out of the Pegasus galaxy without him!
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
51111 words
Notes
Spoilers for Seasons 1 through 4 up to and including Outcast.
Companion Artwork
  • Midnight Confession by Leyna

Title
Imago: The Tao of John
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - John's the one accidentally caught in the machine.
Summary
Imago: a creature in its final stage of development. John receives a gift that might be used to destroy the Wraith. It might also kill him. Can his team convince him that the cost is too high? Team plus Carson and Elizabeth.
Pairing
Gen
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
49759 words
Notes
I want to thank my wonderful betas Wildcat81 and everybetty for their wonderful suggestions and swift ,amazing beta skills! You guys rock!

Special thanks to greyias for all those write offs in the middle of the night and timely geek talk. Also applause to D1 for the most incredible cheer leading and feedback!

Note: I do not have a huge science background. I did a ton of research until I understood most things, but I'm sure there are mistakes and they are my own.
Companion Artwork
  • Imago: The Tao of John (I) by slodwick
  • Imago: The Tao of John (II) by slodwick

Title
In the Silent Water
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   After season 3.
Summary
"I wouldn't think you'd care much, what with the real deal right here."

"What?"

"You know, your magic Sam Carter, Miss Universe herself."


Unaware that danger lurks below, John struggles to get Atlantis operational on a new planet, while dealing with the added burden of Elizabeth's command and the unwelcome presence of Rodney's ideal woman, Samantha Carter.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
40000 words
Notes
This is set immediately after the Season 3 finale, First Strike. To my knowledge, there are no spoilers for Season 4. It's just my 'what if'. Thank you to chopchica for her beta work and really tremendous support, and to mecurtin, girlnamedpixley, and drlense for their help as well. I wouldn't have finished without you guys.
Companion Artwork
  • Breaking Point by Girlnamedpixley
  • In the Silent Water by Girlnamedpixley
  • Proof by Crysothemis
  • That Jealous Thing by Girlnamedpixley

Title
Life After
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   After season 4.
Summary
"We could do more," John said, turning to him, and there was a conviction in his voice and eyes that sent shivers down Rodney's spine. "We could destroy the Wraith."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, mention of Emmagan/Kanaan, Lorne/OFC, Ronon/OFC
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
48206 words
Notes
Thank you very much to my betas lavvyan and neevebrody for their hard work, patience and advice. For warnings see the footer notes.
Companion Artwork
  • Life After by anna_luna

Title
Long Lost Friend
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Tabula Rasa - They don't get all of their memories back.
Summary
An alien disease strikes the population of Atlantis, causing the members of expedition, apart from Ronon and Teyla, to lose their memories. When Ronon, Lorne and Sheppard attempt to bring a plant which can cure the disease from the Mainland, Sheppard gets lost, and Ronon and Lorne are forced to leave him behind.
When John Sheppard is found, Doctor Keller realizes that he might suffer from a permanent memory damage, unlike the rest of the expedition members who received their treatment on time. However, Sheppard begins to remeber bits and pieces of his past. After he realizes he left the woman he loves in the hands of the enemy, he is determined to find her. Teyla offers to help him, and so the search for Elizabeth begins.
However, John doesn't know that the search after Elizabeth will turn out to be a search for his true self - and not just for him, but for his friends too.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
60900 words
Notes
This was an amazing journey. This story is dedicated to my amazing, awesome friends - list. Thank you!
Companion Artwork
  • Blue Sky Blues by Ankareeda
  • Long Lost Friend by Ankareeda
  • Long Lost Friend by medie
  • Long Lost Friend by medie
  • One More Day... by Ankareeda
  • untitled by atlantis_flygirl
  • untitled by atlantis_flygirl
  • You Are What You Remember by Ankareeda

Title
Lost In The Veins of This City
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Totally AU.
Summary
As the death toll rises in the city of Atlantis, detectives Elizabeth Weir and John Sheppard attempt to find the source of the problem, but all is not as it seems and what begins as a simple case may change their world, again.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir
Rating
R
Word Count
75855 words
Notes
Kalesbohan: Thanks to ... our betas. And always to our other third, kathpup for enablement and motivation. To the rather amazing people who organised all of this. And to hariboo_smirks, for being awesome enough that I can't put the 'thanks' into words, and I know she'll get it anyway.

Hariboo_smirks: First many thanks to our betas, who were so very awesome, and kath_pup, who put with me and Kales flailing for months, and everyone at the sparky comm, who have been insanely supportive this whole time and the sgabigbang mods for putting this together. Also massive thanks to oparu and ed_84, for doing the art work for this fic. And last but definitely not least, I'd like to thank Kales, who I seriously could not have done this without. She rocks beyond words.
Companion Artwork
  • Banner Duo by Ed_84
  • Detective Elizabeth Weir by Ed_84
  • Partners by Ed_84
  • Vala's Cafe by Ed_84

Title
Mirror Dance
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Hide and Seek - The gene therapy doesn't work/has side-effects.
Summary
John doesn't like to share.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
45000 words
Notes
I owe so, so much to Wychwood and Siriaeve, who were both incredibly supportive as I sweat through writing this story, making great suggestions and listening to me whine. They were also superb betas. Huge thanks also to Fairestcat and Akukorax, who audienced for me, and helped me believe at a crucial moment that this story doesn't suck. I think I also owe additional thanks to Trobadora, ebrooklynw, and Sab for just being really patient with me. *hugs to all*
Companion Artwork
  • Mirror Dance by aesc
  • Mirror Dance cover by Siria
  • Mirror Dance full cover by Siria

Title
Mother Country
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Conflicts between Earth and Pegasus politics.
Summary
None of them were made for this bureaucratic nightmare, but they couldn't just leave the people of Pegasus to twist in the wind. That wasn't why they were here.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, Dex/Keller, Lorne/Zelenka (if you squint)
Rating
PG
Word Count
58880 words
Notes
Some thanks: to my writing group at bb_gene_therapy, for suffering with me. And to my long-suffering betas, mik100 and calantha42, especially as I had you both betaing with about twelve hours to spare with panicked-muppet-face and many frantic text messages. Couldn't have done this without you.
Companion Artwork
  • Mother Country novel cover by thisissirius
  • This Thing Between Us by Leyna

Title
Never As Bad As Anticipated (Until It Is)
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Reunion - Sam isn't the one that gets chosen as leader.
Summary
Atlantis wasn't Cam's first choice for reassignment; he probably wasn't Atlantis' first choice for the new expedition leader either. Sometimes you work with what you've got anyway, even if what you've got includes seers, ill-advised rescue missions, replicators, wraith in the city and John Sheppard.
Pairing
Mitchell/Sheppard (minor Emmagan/Kanaan, Brown/McKay)
Rating
R
Word Count
72923 words
Notes
Many thanks to dossier, domtheknight, chase-acow, and mf-luder-xf for beta-ing.
Companion Artwork
  • Never As Bad by sian1359
  • Never As Bad As Anticipated cover by Cala Jane
  • tulips by clayeer

Title
None Can Quite Extinguish
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Sateda - Sateda wasn't culled to extinction.
Summary
Unwilling to accept that Sateda has been destroyed, Ronon -- newly aided by the citizens of Atlantis -- convinces Weir to let him visit his homeworld and see things for himself. Accompanied by Teyla, Sheppard and McKay, he discovers that just over a hundred Satedans survived the culling of the planet, eking out life amid the ruins the Wraith left behind, taking care to breathe no word of their existence to anyone else.

Despite a rocky beginning to their relationship, the Lanteans attempt to help the Satedans flourish - an undertaking that's hampered by distrust, resistance, and factionalism among those who survived. Amid this, Rodney meets Caius, the 21 year old best hope for a scientist the Satedans can offer, and the role of science in destroying and rebuilding worlds becomes a point of contention for everyone involved - Satedans and Lanteans alike.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
45307 words
Notes
There aren't words for how indebted I am to my irreplaceable beta team: Siria, Jenn, and Pixley. This story would have been a pale and insubstantial thing without them.
Companion Artwork
  • People Are People by lim

Title
Parenthetical
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Adrift - Elizabeth has the nanites, but is never captured by the Replicators.
Summary
After Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, and Ronon Dex escape from the Asurans in Lifeline, the ZPM they risked everything for is drained of power during the city's landing on a new planet. Everything that Elizabeth knows about herself could change in a heartbeat. She fears that she could endanger those the loves, so she pushes them away, but John is determined not to let her deal with this on her own.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir, Emmagan/Heightmeyer/Lorne, hints of Dex/Keller
Rating
PG
Word Count
44805 words
Notes
Betareaders are Tricia, Azar, and Amitee. Thank you!
Companion Artwork
  • Light by Chelsey
  • Parenthetical by quiet_fractures

Title
Pocket Full of Kryptonite
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Outcast - Rodney goes back to Earth with John instead of/in addition to Ronon.
Summary
"Sam, you don't... you don't understand." Rodney's hands clenched in frustration. "I can't let him go alone."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
41075 words
Notes
Spoilers: Everything up through S4 - Outcast
*Warnings*: None

Disclaimer: I don't own anything. And I'm totally not making a profit.
Author's Note: There is a second surprise prompt that I used that will be revealed at the end. Thanks to my betas mmmchelle and apple_pi! All your work and comments and support were much appreciated! Also, special thanks to ladycat777 for all the cheering and support she gave me that allowed me to finish this challenge.
Companion Artwork
  • Introductions by Girlnamedpixley
  • Missed Opportunities by Girlnamedpixley

Title
Providing the Flame
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Declassification.
Summary
When the American Government and IOA decide to declassify the Stargate program, they don't expect the reaction that they get, and John Sheppard is the focus of a whirlwind of deception and intrigue.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
50425 words
Notes
So many people looked at this story and cheered me on, I lost track of all of them. But I ended up with FOUR wonderful betas: morebliss, ladyflowdi, ambrosia4all, and kathgrr. Thank you so much for helping me out!

Companion Artwork
  • Providing the Flame by Elli

Title
Push Until It Holds
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Reunion - Ronon goes with the Satedans.
Summary
Ronon has known all his life that the three pillars of victory are honor, loyalty, and unity. He's been a member of Sheppard's team for two years when the team to which he owes his first loyalty finds him again, during a time when Ronon must question whether his loyalty to Atlantis is returned. Torn, he chooses the team he believes needs him the most, but the price is more than just the home he's come to love, and the reward may be betrayal and death, or worse.
Pairing
Dex/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
52924 words
Notes
Story contains spoilers for aired episodes through Reunion.

Please see notes at the bottom for warnings. Warnings and notes contain story spoilers; notes contain spoilers for aired episodes through Reunion.

Huge thanks to my wonderful beta readers: kyuuketsukirui, anatsuno, and msilverstar. They are superstars, and have improved this story immeasurably. All remaining flaws are entirely my own fault. Special thanks also to telesilla, darkrosetiger, sally_simpson76, hanncoll, almostnever, helens78, tmihily, and my betas, for encouragement and cheerleading and handholding, and of course to all the mods and volunteers who've put so much time and effort into this challenge!
Companion Artwork
  • Push Until It Holds by kyuuketsukirui
  • Push Until It Holds/Hand Me Down by Cosmonaut_elf
  • untitled  by Barbana

Title
Regions of Darkness and Light
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Declassification. / Stargate program: Someone finds out. / Forks in the Road: Sunday - That thing with the exploding tumor? That last one doesn't actually go off.
Summary
After a particularly disastrous mission for Sheppard and McKay, the two are forced onto medical leave and into an even more volatile situation as word of Atlantis is leaked to the media. Forced into the limelight and onto the television sets of millions worldwide, Sheppard and McKay discover there is more to the announcement that meets the eye.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
130500 words
Notes
This was a harder story to write than I originally thought. Much thanks go to the betas who took this and actually made it shine.
Companion Artwork
  • Darkness by bingeling
  • Light by bingeling

Title
Resonance
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   John is more Ancient than anyone realizes.
Summary
As everyone tries to put Atlantis back together again, John has an accident that gives him more of an insight into the city and the Ancients than he ever could have wanted. Unfortunately, this also gives the city and the Ancients an insight into him.
Pairing
Gen
Rating
PG
Word Count
45916 words
Notes
Enormous thanks to Crystalshard and Donutsweeper for beta-services beyond the call of duty, and Miss_Zedem, without whom this story would literally not exist.
Companion Artwork
  • Resonance (Collage) by Genie
  • Resonance (Cover) by Genie

Title
Second Chance
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Encounters with Alternate Realities.
Summary
Major Sheppard always wondered how his life would have turned out if he had only gone on the expedition to Atlantis instead of returning home at his father's request.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
59133 words
Notes
Although I do not know anyone personally who has suffered a traumatic spinal cord injury, I did do a fair amount of research for this story. It was not my intention in any fashion to casually portray this condition as a mere plot device. I hope that any mistakes on my part will be attributed to ignorance rather than insensitivity.
Companion Artwork
  • Mirror Image by Leyna
  • Second Chance by lilbreck

Title
See No Evil
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Never happened.
Summary
In a world without the SGC, John Sheppard never got his second chance and is ushered into early retirement. Nine months later he's working as a test pilot for the world's leading defense contractor on a groundbreaking new plane, and has just been introduced to his difficult new coworker, one Dr. Rodney McKay. However, not everything is as it appears to be. There's something very strange about this plane, John's employer--and Rodney McKay.
Pairing
Gen
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
89048 words
Notes
I feel like I should write another 89,000 words in order to thank all of the people that not only talked me into this crazy challenge, but who kept pushing and encouraging me until I actually finished. My entire friends list on LJ was awesome, not only putting up with my Big Bang spam/whining, but offering encouragement. Muzzle was very nice to let me call and yell at him for talking me into this, as well as talking me down from the ledge every other week, and a big <3 to Jadesfire and Friendshipper for their support for all of Group 11. I would also like to thank Leesa Perrie, who cheerleaded above and and beyond the call of duty, and helped me keep my sanity and hope throughout this process.

My betas, though, deserve the biggest thanks of all. For Gayle, who put up with the very rough updates, and then read an entire novel for me in a day... I've told you you're awesome, right? We're not even mentioning the phone calls in traffic to try and work out plot bits. And for Kristen, who not only volunteered to beta this in addition to her own Big Bang (and offering very helpful suggestions), but for all of the research help, the tips on motorcycles, and the millions of write-offs... this thing wouldn't have happened without you. Thank you.
Companion Artwork
  • See No Evil by mapsandlegends

Title
Sprites
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   After season 3.
Summary
"You know, the universe is a big place. Who knows, maybe we'll bump into each other again," Rodney said hopefully.

"Aye," Carson sighed. "Who knows?"
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
44341 words
Notes
Betaed by Celctic_tigress (who helped me as all my other betas were too busy), test read by Woodstock (my brother, who talked me through this for endless hours and did the victory dance alongside me)and Beasty101. All remaining mistakes and plotholes are mine.

The whole thing was inspired by the last couple of seconds of the Episode "Sunday", the fact that Rodney just couldn't go out of this as easy as he did in the plot, at least not in my opinion, and my love for the name Meredith. It's just pre-slash and touches a lot of plots that run along outside of the story just like a real episode would, or at least that was what I meant it to look like. Also, I used several spoilers for the real season 4!

Titles inspired by Dr. Who, several movies and "Goodnight Elizabeth" by the "Counting crows" (mentioned through the first dream sequence).

English isn't my native language and this was by far the biggest story I ever wrote, (and posted afterwards) driving me halfway insane in the process, but my brother Woodstock grounded me and helped me through the writer's block and plotholes: This story is for you as thanks for your endless patience and the fact that you had time to talk me through the plot although you had to get ready for your university-entrance diploma at the same time.

Special thanks to newkidfan who helped me with tweaking the story.
Companion Artwork
  • Orange Sand by newkidfan
  • Sleep by newkidfan
  • Striking Back... by Cynicatlantis
  • The Rescue by newkidfan

Title
The Axis of Pythia
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - John's the one accidentally caught in the machine.
Summary
"The machine is a broken ascension machine and now I'm evolving at an accelerated rate..." John trailed off as he tried to assimilate the two very different viewpoints on the current information coming from Elizabeth and Rodney. "I don't care if they're subconscious, McKay, stop it with the monkey cracks." He threw a glare in Rodney's direction before turning to face Elizabeth. "Well, I don't necessarily have to ascend, right? I can just stay all highly evolved and channel Jean Grey—no, not Dark Phoenix—wait, what, woah. Ascend or die? Those are really shitty options you're giving me here." He took a step back, running a hand through his sweaty hair as he tried to process. "Damnit, Elizabeth, this is not fascinating, it's my life." John glared for all his worth. "So, fine. I'll just ascend, do a quickie turnaround and come back. No, Elizabeth, it is that easy; I'll make it that easy."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
54875 words
Notes
Thanks to elsbythe and let-fate-decide for beta duties, someidiothasice for squeeing, and antheia for helping me sort out my grammar crimes before I committed them.
Companion Artwork
  • Be Right Back by Crysothemis

Title
The Fall of the House of Sheppard
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Outcast - Rodney goes back to Earth with John instead of/in addition to Ronon.
Summary
John Sheppard's strange inheritance has drawn Dr. Rodney McKay across two galaxies and back again. Now Dr. McKay must survive the dark forces at work in the Sheppard house to save the man he loves!

Serious warnings for such a frivolous story: Noncon, sexual battery, and violence.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard, McKay/OC
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
40150 words
Companion Artwork
  • The Fall of the House of Sheppard Cover 1 by Sal
  • The Fall of the House of Sheppard Cover 2 by Sal

Title
The Fey
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   After season 3.
Summary
Strange things keep happening around Rodney, and he's behaving a little oddly too. His friends are worried but the political/military situation surrounding Atlantis and a rift between Sheppard and McKay means it takes a while for everyone to realise what's happening and for John to decide to act.
Pairing
John/Rodney, (Rodney/Katie Brown), (Implied Lorne/Zelenka, Jack/Sam, Jack/Daniel)
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
69602 words
Notes
Beta thanks to Marie-France, Wushu76, Yavannauk, History_gurl, Viggosterri and Tipsywitch.

The pairing of Rodney/Katie Brown is canon so at the start of this tale they are together, but not for long.

The story contains some exploration of the impact of militarising Atlantis on the civilian scientists.

// indicates flashback sequences.

Because the story is set post SGA S3 there are spoilers for S3 of SGA and S10 of SG1.
Companion Artwork
  • orbital defence cube by wychwood

Title
The Kids Are Alright
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Outcast - Rodney goes back to Earth with John instead of/in addition to Ronon.
Summary
When John Sheppard's father dies, he finds himself faced with an estranged brother, runaway Replicators, and a budding relationship with the ever-complex, frequently annoying Rodney McKay. There is only so much a guy can take before reaching his breaking point.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
43250 words
Notes
This story would never have been finished without the following amazing people: My Betas - indybaggins, kimberlyfdr, and sam_gamgee; My incredible support group - who praised me and pushed me to keep going, even when I didn't think it would ever be done - indybaggins, darsynia, wickedwords, and chandri; and my tireless cheerleader d_odyssey, who has had to listen to me whine about this for months and has read over my rough drafts more times than I can count. You guys all rock!! Thank you so much!
Companion Artwork
  • The Kids Are Alright - Alternate Cover [II] by clear_as_blood
  • The Kids Are Alright - Cover [I] by clear_as_blood
  • The Kids Are Alright [III] by clear_as_blood
  • The Kids Are Alright [IV] by clear_as_blood
  • The Kids Are Alright [V] by clear_as_blood

Title
The Language of Hard Nouns
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   After season 4.
Summary
Teyla raised shaking hands to her face and traced the lines of her cheekbones, along smooth skin that was suddenly cooler to the touch, running her fingertips over the two slits in her cheeks which had not been there before. A strange cry forced its way out of her throat, high and inhuman; and that, she thought, with a sudden, dizzying clarity, was appropriate. How could she be human now; what was she anymore?
Pairing
Teyla-centric gen, but with some incidental Teyla/Michael; background Ronon/Elizabeth and Jennifer/Ronon.
Rating
R
Word Count
47228 words
Notes
There are not words for how grateful I am to my betas, Trin and Cate, who read through so many drafts of this, fixed my punctuation, and patiently urged me to make this a much better story than it would otherwise have been. Thanks also to Jenn, Aitch, Eliza and Amber for cheerleading and encouragement, which was always most appreciated. This story takes off from 4.20, 'The Last Man', and is an AU for Season 5; the only piece of S5 canon used is the name of Teyla's child. Title is taken from a poem by Margaret Atwood.
Companion Artwork
  • Mother and child by almost_clara

Title
The Most Unlikely of Couples
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Sunday - That thing with the exploding tumor? That last one doesn't actually go off.
Summary
A near death experience leads both Carson and Teyla to take a chance. A re-writing of the end of season three and all of season four.
Pairing
Beckett/Emmagan
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
40033 words
Notes
Other pairings: minor John/Rodney and background Ronon/Keller
Thanks: Thanks to sylum_river_tam (Kris) for looking this over when I was half done and flailing over characterization, to darsynia for her cheerleading. To alleonh, and xdawnfirex for their beta duties. And finally to Fiareynne, my braintwin, birthday sister, ultimate cheerleader, beta and the reason I'm writing Carson/Teyla in the first place; thank you for believing in me.
Author's Notes: I can't believe I'm actually attempting this. It must be noted that while I stick to basic plot outlines for seasons three and four, this is much more than simply sticking Carson into the episodes. Having Carson alive and well in the city changes the entire dynamic of the situations the citizens of Atlantis find themselves in. I do mess with timelines in certain places to make the story work, but I try to be as faithful to what was on the screen as I can be, just with added Scottish charm and romance. And sex.
Companion Artwork
  • The Bride by aretria
  • The Most Unlikely Of Couples CoverArt by Ls-Silence

Title
The Patriot Act
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Totally AU.
Summary
An uncommon team of Secret Service agents are called in for a special assignment when the life of a diplomat by the name of Elizabeth Weir is threatened. What unravels is a global conspiracy perpetrated by a group of powerful and mysterious men, and Agent John Sheppard quickly realizes that conventional protocol is only going to get his charge killed. Desperate times call for desperate measures, and in this game, it's only the fate of a nation that hangs in the balance.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
74184 words
Notes
This story takes the premise that all the SGA characters are recast into completely novel, Earth-based AU positions. But the SG-1 characters play themselves. Thus, "aliens" like Teyla, Ronon, etc are - for the interest of this fic - born on Earth. That may mess with people's need for continuity towards the end, so heads-up.

Special thanks to my beta's, Peanutbutterer, Wojelah,and Ed_84 for their fabulous and speedy work. Additional thanks to Rory_Elizabeth and Melyanna for help with the headaches of SG-1 politics. And lastly, mad props to Icie for help with Czech translations. You guys all rock, and I very much appreciate your help with making this fic what it is. Thanks!
Companion Artwork
  • Agent Emmagan by Ed_84
  • chemistry by justhere1971
  • Promo: Caldwell, O'Neill & Sumner by Dele
  • Promo: Elizabeth Weir by Dele
  • Promo: John & Elizabeth by Dele
  • Promo: John Sheppard by Dele
  • Promo: Marshall Sumner by Dele
  • Promo: Michael Kenmore by Dele
  • Promo: Ronon Dex by Dele
  • Promo: Teyla Emmagan by Dele
  • Promo: Villains by Dele
  • Promo: Zelenka, McKay & Emmagan by Dele
  • Secret Service Cast Promo by Ed_84
  • State Dinner - Weir by Ed_84
  • When World Collides by justhere1971

Title
The Price That Life Exacts
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   After season 4. / John is more Ancient than anyone realizes.
Summary
When John disappears without a trace during a routine mission, people in a beleaguered Atlantis eventually have to try to move on. Rodney never completely gives up hope of finding John, and though he soldiers on to help Atlantis, a year later he still lives every day with his grief.

The story opens with a shocking discovery that may help Rodney come to terms with some truths about himself and his relationship with John, and will have consequences beyond what anyone might predict.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
63848 words
Notes
Warnings: I've placed warnings for this story in the Notes at the bottom, as they are somewhat spoilery for the fic. Please scroll down and read the warnings if there are things you need to avoid reading about.

Thanks: You've heard the saying that it takes a village to raise a child. Well, this fic needed a village to raise it. In the early stages of figuring this story out, all the members of my Big Bang Support group -- chase_a_cow, eccentricweft and sageness -- provided insights and ideas which helped me immensely, and later, their cheerleading sustained me through seeing the fic to the end.

gypsytpotter and tacittype provided invaluable "virgin eyes" beta services, and as always, went above and beyond to provide constructive criticism, canon knowledge and cheerleading. At a critical time, cindyjade provided her unique and valuable perspective and beta eye, not to mention an infusion of much-appreciated enthusiasm.

And last, but far, far from least: rheanna27 and shaenie. Let me put it this way: whatever this story is, it is far, far better than it ever would have been without their amazing and generously honest critique, hand-holding, idea generation, writing help, and insights. I literally can't express how awesome and generous these two incredible writers are: I was so very privileged to have them audiencing, brainstorming, editing, critiquing and cheering me on.

Any problems with this story, of whatever kind, exist despite the tireless efforts of all these amazing people, and rest entirely on my shoulders.
Companion Artwork
  • It Sounded Like This by aesc

Title
The Qualities of Silk
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Atlantis is cut off from Earth. / After season 3.
Summary
With no help from Earth and Atlantis lost, the expedition finds itself trapped at the alpha site. While Elizabeth struggles to hold on to her command, Teyla and Lorne undertake a dangerous mission to negotiate with the Genii, and John, Rodney, and Ronon travel across Pegasus in search of a long-lost Ancient warship, and Rodney fights to hold on to humanity and memory.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
50897 words
Notes
Mere thanks are insufficient for my two betas, flyakate and dancink, who went above and beyond the call of duty and looked this over at the last minute. Needless to say, all errors, inconsistencies, and incomprehensibilities are entirely my own.

"The Qualities of Silk" is set at some indeterminate point after S4, but I have included references to episodes from the first three seasons ONLY, so there are no pieces of S4-related spoilers/speculations to be found herein.
Companion Artwork
  • Arrival 01 by anna_luna
  • Arrival 02 by anna_luna
  • Sleep by anna_luna
  • the work of memory by beeej

Title
The Return to Normalcy
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: The Return I/II - Atlantis is not attacked; they stay on Earth.
Summary
"The three month anniversary of the exile--as John thinks of it--falls on a three-day weekend."
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
61900 words
Notes
Major kudos to my four betas and two research assistants! I owe you so much, especially for responding under the wire like that! Any remaining mistakes are my own.

Spoiler warning for Seasons 9 and 10 of SG-1.
Companion Artwork
  • returning whole by jedoch

Title
The Water Grinds the Stone
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Declassification.
Summary
When the Stargate Program goes public, old loyalties are set against new ambitions for the Atlantis team, but a deal with the devil to save McKay's life will bring everything full circle and leave Sheppard in need of saving too, when Earth finds itself in contention with the people of the Pegasus Galaxy.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
242740 words
Notes
May contain explicit sex, graphic imagery and violence.
Companion Artwork
  • The Water Grinds The Stone by gblvr

Title
Theory of Evolution
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: Conversion - John survives, but doesn't revert back to human.
Summary
Stuck with a body he can't accept as his own, John withdraws - and Rodney lets him, certain that all John needs is time. But what if he's wrong?
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
41993 words
Notes
This story includes spoilers up to and including The Long Goodbye. The Lost Boys, The Hive and Epiphany do not happen.
Please understand that some of the views in this story are not my own. In no way do I think torture is the way to go, for whatever reason.
Companion Artwork
  • Choice Theory - 1024x768 by 2am_optimism
  • Choice Theory - 1280x800 by 2am_optimism
  • Choice Theory - 800x600 by 2am_optimism
  • Theory of Evolution by Elli

Title
This Bolder Life
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Stargate program: Someone finds out.
Summary
After a pair of newspaper reporters uncover the existence of the Stargate Program, the team, along with Rodney and Teyla's baby daughter Elizabeth, travel to Earth in order for John and Rodney to testify before the US Congress. However, not everyone in the world approves of the program, and as Team AR-1 fights bureaucrats and politicians to keep the program alive, a group of extremists take matters into their own hands.
Pairing
Dex/Emmagan/McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
40500 words
Notes
This story follows canon through the end of Season Four with two major deviations: the team started sleeping together after "Tao of Rodney", which in turn meant that Kanaan and Teyla were never involved. After "The Last Man", the story veers completely off into AU territory. (Technically, we're also using the "post-S4" prompt as well--we hope you won't mind too much. :-) )

We'd like to thank helens78 and padawanhilary for their fabulous beta help; any mistakes you find are not their fault, but are the result of our last-minute tweaking. Also, without the Spatula All Star Cheering Squad--almostnever, anatsuno, kyuuketsukirui, msilverstar and zillah--the whole process would have been a lot harder and a lot more lonely; you guys rock! Finally, thank you to the mods and artists who have done so much work on making Big Bang the experience it is.
Companion Artwork
  • This Bolder Life by fractalreality

Title
Together They Have Built A World and A Lot Of It Is Real
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Atlantis is cut off from Earth.
Summary
"I'll never get tired of watching it land," John says, watching the Daedalus glide smoothly toward the city. Thirty seconds later it blows up.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
41254 words
Notes
Humor. I haven't seen the second half of SGA season 3 so the story goes AU after Echoes.
Companion Artwork
  • A Lot is Real by slodwick
  • Header for the story by zoetrope

Title
Turned Upside Down
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Totally AU.
Summary
In the final months of fighting in the American Revolutionary War, Loyalist John Sheppard arrives in Williamsburg, Virginia to investigate a suspected traitor, and lands the household of Patriot Elizabeth Weir.
Pairing
Sheppard/Weir, Heightmeyer/Lorne, Teyla/Michael
Rating
PG-13
Word Count
41458 words
Notes
This story is set in slave-holding Virginia; while slavery is not a part of the story, some issues of race in the period are. I chose to use the somewhat anachronistic term "black" in describing a character of African descent rather than the terms actually used in the colonial period, because those words are often derogatory in modern American usage.

The spelling of one character's name has been changed to reflect his being from a particular country in this story.
Companion Artwork
  • Colonial Banner by Ed_84
  • Colonial John by Ed_84
  • Turned Upside Down by medie
  • Turned Upside Down by medie

Title
View From An Occupation
Prompt
Big Bang 2007.   Forks in the Road: The Storm/The Eye - The Genii really do manage to take over Atlantis.
Summary
The Genii take over the Atlantis in The Storm/The Eye and John and Rodney form a half-hazard, insane plan to take the city back that may end up destroying the both of them in the process.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
NC-17
Word Count
48667 words
Notes
I hope you enjoy reading the story as much as I loved writing it. I adore John and Rodney and I hope I did the characters justice. I'd like to thank my betas: claireshadows, joumbaba, and MSDignan. You are all amazing. Any remaining errors remain mine alone. What else can I say? This was a blast! I had serious doubts along the way that I'd ever get this monster finished in time but we have a great cheering section here that made everything a lot easier. Happy reading!

The story is rated NC-17 for John and Rodney whump and sexual situations.
Companion Artwork
  • Respite by ileliberte
  • View from an Occupation by Sal

Title
We Fought in a War
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Reunion - Sam isn't the one that gets chosen as leader.
Summary
This is a complete rewrite of season four (and the first two of season five apparently, but seriously, a lot of this was written before that) with the concept that Radek Zelenka was made leader of Atlantis. Some of the changes are subtle, some of them are very drastic, but mostly this is Radek's story and his struggle to balance all the things that make him who is plus his new position as leader.
Pairing
Gen
Rating
R
Word Count
70339 words
Notes
So, I would like to blame this on an assortment of different people, but really, I was writing this before any of those people got involved. Except for maybe Martin Gero. I would also like to take this time to thank my betas rilestar and el_gilliath. Seriously, they freaking rock and I love them to pieces. Alright, so, enjoy the fic.
Companion Artwork
  • We Fought in a War by Fruiturchin
  • We Fought in the War by lilbreck

Title
Zen And The Art Of Jumper Maintenance
Prompt
Big Bang 2008.   Forks in the Road: Epiphany - Rodney goes through the portal with/instead of John.
Summary
The one where Rodney gets sucked in and John… follows. Featuring a quirky John, Rodney in orange robes, crazy Ancient-worship, sheep milking and jumpers that aren't broken but need to be fixed anyway.
Pairing
McKay/Sheppard
Rating
R
Word Count
40119 words
Notes
This story would never have seen the light of day without the support of my cheerleaders Darsynia, Gaffsie and Nakedwesley, and the hard work of my beta's Ambrosia4all, Inocciduous and Tesserae. Thank you all for being there for me! *throws kisses*
Companion Artwork
  • happy birthday by kiden