Summary: The chronicles of the galaxy's elder civilizations rate the Idiran-Culture war as the most significant conflict of the past fifty thousand years, and one of those singularly interesting Events they see so rarely these days. For the first several years of the war, the Culture largely fought using its General Contact Units, with the explorers gradually being sent to less important theaters as true warships became available.
Summary: So in the fifth year of the expedition, which isn't even technically an expedition anymore since Elizabeth wrote a Declaration of Independence, which Sheppard will never, ever stop finding absolutely hilarious, Sheppard's still following the guidelines.
Summary: Life doesn't run smoothly for McKay and Lorne as both misinterpret what is being said (or not said).
Summary: "Don't look so serious," says Vala. She takes a step closer to Laura. "They're not going to sacrifice us until the sun's at its highest point, and that's not for hours yet. Plenty of time to make it back to the 'gate." (Laura Cadman/Vala Mal Doran)
Summary: I have shown you your future, the Queen says, and her voice echoes coldly across her bones. Do you wish to know your present, Teyla Emmagan? Do you wish to know your friends?
Characters: Carson Beckett, John Sheppard, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Angst, Challenge, Character Study, Pre-relationship
Warnings: Adult themes, Non-consensual
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Word count: 5528; Completed: Yes
Summary: John and Rodney are locked in cell off-world discussing the reasons they can't be together.
Summary: "Yeah, in a minute. I just wish I could figure out what this device did," Rodney explained, holding out an octagonal shaped box. "Think on at it."
Summary: "So it's like our own personal 'Groundhog Day'?" "But with a civil war and a Wraith culling, yes." Written for the 2007 Back to Basics: Atlantis Challenge.
Summary: Teyla fancied the butchered trees and shrubbery were external proof of her pain at yet another displacement, now that the Ancestors had reclaimed Atlantis. Spoilers through 3.11, The Return II (although nothing that couldn't have been predicted from the first part). Written for Rustler as part of the Back to Basics: Atlantis challenge.
Summary: LJ Atlantis Back to Basics Challenge #2. X-over with SG1. At loose ends while the rest of his team attends to other things while visiting Atlantis, Cameron Mitchell joins Sheppard and a squad of Marines on a simple diplomatic mission.
Summary: "I am a physicist. It's the structures underlying the technology, the gate travel, the planets and stars that truly fascinate me. And if I can't understand at least some of them, what have I got left? What can I possibly offer?"
Summary: The Ancients' genes didn't just confer the power to activate their technology. For ten percent of Earth's population, like John Sheppard, the ATA gene also gave them Gifts: special abilities that made them admired, envied, and feared.
Sheppard was a Charmer, one of the feared ones, whose particular Gift let him create faith whenever he needed to be trusted or believed. But Sheppard didn't trust himself not to destroy what he loved most. And somewhere along the line, amid the terror and chaos of the Expedition's first year in the Pegasus Galaxy, what Sheppard loved most had become Rodney McKay.
McKay didn't trust anyone. As soon as you started trusting people, you started counting on them, depending on them, and that was when you became vulnerable. And vulnerable things didn't survive. So just when, exactly, had he started trusting Sheppard?
And what was going to happen, now that he did?
Characters: Aiden Ford, Carson Beckett, Elizabeth Weir, John Sheppard, Original Character, Other, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, AU - Alternate Universe, Challenge, Episode Related, First Time
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Word count: 93125; Completed: Yes
Summary: John raised a single eyebrow. "Which is why we came to help in the first place. Or well, we came, we saw dusty plains, and you had a man-versus-nature victory."