Fiction - 2007


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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 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
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
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
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