John Sheppard is flying high; he's just been made a Lt. Colonel in the Air Force, and is deemed important enough to be given assignments at Area 51. It's there that he meets Rodney McKay, and there that he jeopardises his new Rank.
This is an old challenge, moved to the new category today, so that's why it might seem a little dated. Anyway, it popped into my mind after reading Leah's plea for challenges followed by JBTrek's "Duet" links post way back in...October '05, I think: John and Rodney are in a relationship (can be well established or all shiny and new), when the events of "Duet" happen. This leads to angst and confusion for John, Rodney and Carson as hidden feelings are brought to the fore. I'd like this to end with John and Rodney inviting Carson into their relationship (any excuse for a threesome *g*)...possibly with a bit more angst when Carson thinks it's just a one off deal. So, there it is. Not particularly challenging as I expect everyone will think of this. And I shall probably have to wait a while til the eps been shown, but meh...At least the little lightbulb won't be lonely anymore :).
Atlantis is being prepared to leave Earth, the Pegasus Galaxy has been selected as its destination, and the Ancients that have decided to leave, are saying goodbye to those who have decided to stay. John is one of the Alteran's that has decided to go, excited at the prospect of a New Galaxy. During the journey, he meets another Alteran; Rodney. There's something between them from the beginning, something that develops as they finding a planet, and start colonising Pegasus.
John Sheppard has never been more pissed, six weeks Samantha Carter has been in Atlantis, and in that time, Rodney McKay has been following her around like a Puppy. John never sees him, and when he does, he either talks, or daydreams about her. Now John can appreciate that Carter is hot, and smart, and a good person, but he’s still jealous, and is more than a little disturbed by that.