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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 :).
Categories: None Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay

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.

Jennifer Keller knows exactly how John Sheppard feels about Rodney McKay, even though he's never admitted to it. She and Rodney have started to see each other, and she's actually taking great pleasure in John's discomfort. However she pushes John too far, and he admits his feelings to Rodney.

Any dark fic. involving Lorne
Categories: None Characters: Major Lorne

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.

A very long time ago a Captain Carter admitted to having a certain flair for the lunatic fringe, so several quasi relationships later she is now on Atlantis....I would like to see a Carer/Dex story focusing on the development of their relationship and of course they have to end up together, I think Carter is much more his type than Dr. Keller, I will leave the specifics to you...

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.

Come on, you know he would make a super awesome mad scientist. I was shocked to see that in the *thousands* of McShep fics out there not one of them had this concept. Mckay = Mad scientist AU & Radek could be his minion or something. You know you want to.
Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard Characters: Rodney McKay

I'm posting this challenge because I can't write to save my life and I had an idea for a story. Due to a solar flare, the McKay of present day Atlantis ends up at the SGC within a few days of the events of "48 Hours". If you have a better idea it doesn't have to be a solar flare. I'd also like to know about any stories that may have already been written.
Categories: None Characters: Rodney McKay

Since "The Road Not Taken", I've been dying for some good Sam/Rodney banter/romance. It'd be great to read some ideas for how McKay and Carter met in the AU and how their relationship was.
Categories: Ship Pairings > Carter/McKay Characters: Rodney McKay

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...

Write a story in which Michael encounters Teyla in her Wraith queen guise. I would like it to have elements of a Michael/Teyla pairing, but I would also like for Teyla to find out a few things about Michael that gives her a little more understanding and sympathy for what he has done and gone through. Extra points for including Todd!
Categories: None Characters: Teyla Emmagan

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.
Categories: Crossovers > General Characters: John Sheppard

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.