Summary: What does John Sheppard do when Atlantis' brand new ZPM is depleted in the course of landing on its new planet, they're cut off from Earth, facing incipient food shortages, and his last practical experience with dealing with all of that was when he had one less overwhelming and powerful enemy gunning for his people? How does he cope when his city's leader, who's also his lover, is in the middle of a crisis of confidence about her status as a human being?
If you said "alcohol" or "nervous breakdown," you'd be mistaken.
Pairings: Sheppard/Weir, Emmagan/Heightmeyer/Lorne, and Dex/Keller UST.
Characters: Elizabeth Weir, Jennifer Keller, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, AU - Alternate Universe, Drama
Warnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Word count: 44251; Completed: Yes