Write an anthology of 10 individual stories, all centered around the theme that something, or someone is lost.
When the Expedition travels to Atlantis, the Stargate Shield has been set only to allow Ancients to re-enter the City, only those with the Gene. Sumner and Weir never materialise, and the first person to enter the City with the Gene is Sheppard, others around him aren't being materialised, so John Radios for the SGC to stop sending personnel. Unintentionally, John is able to mentally deactivate the Shield, allowing one other member of the Expedition through, Rodney McKay, but no one else, and the Stargate shuts down. They're alone; and Atlantis' remaining ZPM doesn't have the power to Dial Earth.
The Ancients defeated the Replicators, and remained in control of Atlantis. Sheppard is still commanding an SG Team, and with some effort, has managed to get McKay assigned to his Team.
A View of married life on atlantis John is married to Teyla and Rodney is married to Laura Cadman. John has been married to Teyla for a few months and Rodney has been married for a year. Could show the dymanics of each other of relationships from either the point of first date to eventually marrying their respective partners. Set sometime in the future.
John Sheppard was born into a rich, Texan, Oil Family, he’s the youngest Son, and after a trip to Canada, comes back married to another man, Rodney McKay, who just happens to be the Son of John’s Father’s most bitter enemy. Almost the entire Family is against the Marriage, and despite how much John Loves Rodney, they’re determined to do whatever it takes to break them up. (An Au version of the series "Dallas".)
Basically, I would LOVE to read either a Work In Progress or full-length fic featuring an Atlantis AU where Meredith is female. (Preferably the story of events from canon-save Meredith being female. Of course, the author is completely free to change some events, alternate the timeline, etc. Have FUN.) And while she is still loud, obnoxious and full of herself, underneath it all she has heart of gold and emotional walls that are near impenetrable. Of course, for all her rude and obnoxious fronts (in order to keep people at a distance and not get too close to her because of a difficult past that is up to the author's discretion), one Major Sheppard is determined to get past her defenses. I would love to see a slow development between Meredith and John, in which they start out as tentative acquaintances, slow friends, and then something more. I would also love the author forever if s/he also put the entire story in Meredith's perspective, and had McKay be almost completely oblivious to Sheppard's growing attraction to her as they get to know each other better over time...
McKay Ascended fully, and has now been gone for nearly a month, no one is speculating as to why he hasn't retaken human form, whether or not it's a process that takes time, whether he can even retake Human form, or if he even wants to. Sheppard is miserable, he's not only lost a member of his team, but his best friend, and is only now beginning to realise exactly how much time they spent together. John's in a funk, Teyla and Ronon try to lift his spirits, but he's just not himself, Elizabeth suggests that he take some time for himself, and even offers him some time on Earth. He doesn't accept that, but does take a few days just for himself, and having taken a Jumper out, doesn't quite believe it's real when Rodney appears in the seat next to him.
Col. Sheppard is on Earth and his Iratus DNA has been reactivated/has returned. He could have had a relapse, had an accident or been experimented on. He comes into contact with characters from the Buffy universe and is mistaken as a demon.
Rodney McKay's Wife isn't everything that she seems, and is only with him for the money, the notoriety, and the prestige that comes with being Married to him. Her Husband is a Nobel Prize Winner, and with Rodney busy in the Lab, she gets to go to every Social Event by herself, and sleep with whoever she wants, but Rodney doesn't know any of this. John Sheppard is in Love with Rodney, he's his Best Friend, and he's always hated Rodney's Wife, so when he finds out the truth about her, he doesn't hesitate in telling Rodney, and although he does feel guilty for being the one to tell him, has a moment of weakness, and being deeply manipulative, convinces Rodney to move in with him. Rodney's vulnerable, he's falling apart, and John takes advantage of that, admitting his feelings, and making a pass at Rodney, who is no position to rebuff it, but what could have been a natural coming together has been forced, Rodney turns away from him, and John knows what a terrible mistake he's made.
John Sheppard is a rich, old man's, trophy boyfriend, and his Life consists of being paraded around social events, being the only boyfriend, in a room filled with wives and girlfriends, the only people that he has to talk to, but that won't actually talk to him. John can't exactly complain, he has everything that he could want, more planes than he knows what to do with, and the finest clothes to wear, and it's not that he doesn't care about the old man; he does, although he could do without the old man sex, it's just that this Life feels so hollow. What he wasn't expecting was for the old man to die, and even more so, for him to have left all of his money to John; he's now become one of the richest men in the world, but still feels just as hollow. It's now John that attends these social events as a guest, not just the plus one, and is person that everyone wants to talk to, even the wives and girlfriends. It's now the people that don't want to talk to John that interest him, and at one of these social events, there's such a person, Rodney McKay. Not only does Rodney not know who John is, something that is now a rarity, but he's not interested in fawning all over him after he finds out, John likes him, Rodney makes him feel, something that he done in a long time.
This challenge is to explain what I am looking for in the stories that I hope will be coming in for my series. Eventually it will hold two different timelines one that is in cannon through the very beginning of 'The Return' and the other will be in cannon up through 'Brain Storm', though I am looking for stories from Atlantis' POV during the episodes for both these timelines. I would also like it if it didn't outright contridict anything that has already been published as part of the series. Thirdly this sereis will end up being McShep though other pairings for both obviously have to be used. Also if you hav an idea for a story but don't want to write it send it along, I'll make sure you get the credit for the idea.
Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard, General Characters: Aiden Ford, Cameron Mitchell, Carson Beckett, Daniel Jackson, Elizabeth Weir, Jack O'Neill, Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Original Character, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Steven Caldwell, Teal'c, Teyla Emmagan, Vala Mal Doran
Rodney McKay loves his Job, he's an Astrophysicist, respected in his field, and working at Area 51. After a night with Friends, and while heading home, Rodney's mugged, or at least someone tries to mug him, a man comes to his rescue, fighting off the Muggers, and that man is John Sheppard. Shaken but okay, Rodney goes Home, but can't get John out of his head. He sets about finding more, or anything about him, learning that he's an Ex Air Force Major, and then sets about tracking him down.
Plot bunny for adoption. Product of copious lurking. Does exactly what it says on the tin. I was inspired by a vid that shows Gibbs smacking his team round the head, and a clip of John doing the same to Rodney, but I've never actually seen an episode of NCIS so I'm sending out the challenge. Almost anything goes, but a head smacking scene/referance would be nice. You could try; *Gibbs similarity to Sheppard *Gibbs relationship with Jenny Shepard and the miniscule spelling difference. *Cynthia Sumner and Col. Sumner *NCIS investigations leading them into the Atlantis expedition or "bluebook project" marine corps
During his first year in the Air Force, the young and naive John Sheppard is propositioned by his C/O, and not feeling able to turn him down, begins sleeping with him. Somehow it's discovered, and John is Outed, despite the fact that he's actually Straight, but that doesn't stop him from being drummed out of the Service. However his C/O's involvement was never discovered, and with nowhere else to go, he takes John in, and for 10 years, John has been kept, as the now General's dirty little secret. He has no Life of his own, no friends, and is expected to cook, clean, and put out, he's always explained away being the General's Nephew, but he's the butt of a lot of jokes, and John hates the General so bitterly for the way that his Life has turned out. John is determined to get away from the General, and has been secretly attending University to get the Doctorates and PhD's, that he was never able to through the Air Force. One Rodney McKay is on a Lecture Tour at John's University, and he makes John laugh, something that he hasn't done that, they begin spending time together; and John gets his first friendship in 10 years. Rodney is working on Government Projects, and what neither of them know is that involves the red tape of having dinner with a certain General, something that is very awkward for them both during the evening, and after Rodney leaves, John and the General get into an argument, and the General tries to force himself on John, who for the first time, fights back, and it's also the first time that the General admits that he Outed John in order to get him thrown out of the Air Force. John leaves, going to the only person that he can of to go to, Rodney.
As Teenagers, John and Rodney were the Best of Friends, but what no one else knew was that they were also Lovers, but John broke Rodney's heart by joining the Air Force and leaving, without even telling Rodney what he was doing. John had 2 choices in how his Life turned out, he wanted to Fly, and Joining the Air Force would let him do that. He was in a unique position, to Marry a General's Daughter, almost through arrangement, a Woman he not only didn't Love, but didn't Like; or even find attractive. Or to admit to his Family that he was Gay, that he wanted to be with Rodney, the man he Loved, but couldn't bring himself to actually be with. John chose the outwardly easy option, something that has torn him apart through years of Marriage, but he's now Lt. Colonel, his Parents are dead, he and his Wife are estranged, and Divorce would be academic. He hasn't seen Rodney since he was a Teenager, but wants to try and find him. John knows that's it too late for them, he still Loves Rodney as much as he ever did, maybe more, but has to at least try to set things right. Rodney McKay works for the US Government, and John sets about trying to track him down.
The IOA pushes Atlantis too far and the expedition cuts themselves off from earth. The Daedalus crew follow's Atlantis’s example as have the SGC. Set in seasons 2 or 3. Have everything work better without the IOA or the ties on earth. Asgard must appear.
John Sheppard has been escorted back to Earth, under arrest, and is being Court-martialled for having a Homosexual Relationship, the details of which aren't being made public. Despite Dr. Weir's best efforts, and argument that any such relationship should be excused for the good of the Atlantis Mission has been ignored, and John is to be Triad as if any other Officer in the US Military. Atlantis Personnel have travelled to testify for John, Rodney included, and who is absolutely livid that this is happening, he and John are Best Friends, and he doesn't know anything about this supposed Relationship. I mean, if any Guy were going to be with John, then it would be Rodney, but he never has been, and as close as they are, would either of them even want that? If John is found Guilty, he'll face a minimum of a Dishonourable Discharge, and a maximum of Prison, either wouldn't allow him to return to Atlantis, even as a Civilian, as the IOA wouldn't agree to someone with that that history, despite how valuable they might be. Talking to John in Custody, he wonders if there even was a Relationship, but is determined to find out the truth, if there was a Relationship, or is John has been framed, and then do whatever it takes to get John found Not Guilty, even if is means getting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" finally abolished.
I'm not sure if somebody else issued this challenge, but i haven't seen enough of them so I want some kind of Sheppard Larrin pairing. Set up the world around them any way you want, but the two have to end up together, everything else is up to you.
Sheppard has just seen McKay killed in front of him, he can't believe that it's just happened, and even visiting Rodney's body in the Infirmary doesn't make it real to him. Someone has to sort through Rodney's personal effects, and it's not fair the bring Rodney's sister to Atlantis, just to do that. John decides that it's something that he should do, as well as breaking the news of Rodney's death to Jeanne personally. During the journey to visit Jeannie, John reads Rodney's journal, and although he doesn't come out and say it, the way that Rodney writes about John, and they way that John feels about reading it, he knows that they had been in Love. Talking to Jeannie about Rodney, it's John that breaks down, admitting to himself what he couldn't when Rodney was alive. Now on the journey back to Atlantis, John knows that he can't do this without Rodney, he doesn't want to, and he's desperate to find a way to bring him back. SG-1 have brought people back from edge before, and even changed history, and John is willing to do whatever it takes to get Rodney back.
The worst thing that ever happened to John Sheppard, even taking into account his time in Afghanistan and the Pegasus Galaxy, happened when he was in his 20's, when along with his so-called friends, he participated in a Rape. Maybe that's the reason that even today, John can't commit to a relationship, because either the memory of that time comes back to haunt him, or the fear of what the other person would think of him if they found out. Now he's in a relationship with Rodney McKay, and what was the closest, most compensable Friendship, aspects that should have translated naturally into a Relationship, have made a painful, hate filled experience for John.