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The Price That Life Exacts
Big Bang 2008.   After season 4. / John is more Ancient than anyone realizes.
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.
Word Count
63848 words
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.
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  • It Sounded Like This by aesc

Promo: Caldwell, O'Neill & Sumner
Promo: Caldwell, O'Neill & Sumner
Steven Caldwell, Jack O'Neill and Marshall Sumner
This is part of a ten-piece movie-style promotional series.
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The Patriot Act

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Never As Bad Threat assessment The Bride Promo: Elizabeth Weir Promo: John Sheppard Promo: Marshall Sumner Promo: Teyla Emmagan Promo: Ronon Dex Promo: Michael Kenmore Promo: John & Elizabeth Promo: Caldwell, O'Neill & Sumner Promo: Villains Promo: Zelenka, McKay & Emmagan Resonance (Cover) Resonance (Collage) Draconian Measures Draconian Measures 2 Banner Duo Agent Emmagan Colonial Banner Partners Detective Elizabeth Weir State Dinner - Weir Colonial John Vala's Cafe Secret Service Cast Promo Mother and child Darkness Light See No Evil Light Switch The Fall of the House of Sheppard Cover 1 The Fall of the House of Sheppard Cover 2 Never As Bad As Anticipated cover Finding Home True Kiss Turned Upside Down Midnight Confession Five Elements Be Right Back Conflicts of Interest Long Lost Friend One More Day... Push Until It Holds/Hand Me Down Providing the Flame Cover The Astonishing Persistence of Memory Children of Lantean Design Imago: The Tao of John (I) Imago: The Tao of John (II) Turned Upside Down It Sounded Like This Mirror Image Push Until It Holds tulips Five Elements What did I do? happy birthday We Fought in the War The Most Unlikely Of Couples CoverArt Come To Me Circle of the Sun Second Chance Light The Night Steampunk Raven Parenthetical This Bolder Life At Peace Isolation (cover for Enthrall) Chance, Fate, God or Grace The Water Grinds The Stone Safe We Fought in a War Life After Cleansing Fire You Are What You Remember Blue Sky Blues Introductions Missed Opportunities The Kids Are Alright - Cover [I] The Kids Are Alright - Alternate Cover [II] The Kids Are Alright [III] The Kids Are Alright [IV] The Kids Are Alright [V] John Remembers Her When World Collides chemistry Cover Working Flying Zombie untitled A Face That Nobody Knows This Thing Between Us Mother Country novel cover Long Lost Friend Long Lost Friend untitled untitled