what a great story! loved it :). Interestingly though, I was gonna say the same thing as Deadra, vulnerable John is always heartbreaking. AND I just remembered the name of the story she was talking about. It was Dragon Smoke, by Auburn (wondering if its the same as the auburn in this penname?)
Author's Response: Same Auburn, yeah. Eretria wrote Vapor, I had to write Dragon Smoke in response. Then we collaborated to bring things full circle with Vapor Lock. - I am a sucker for vulnerable John, not incompetent or childlike, but with some of armor peeled back. - Auburn
Reviews For Vapor Lock
Reviewer: Narg (Anonymous)
15 Mar 2007 8:30 pm
Reviewer: Deadra (Anonymous)
12 Oct 2006 11:39 am
I like it when one of them is really vulnerable *sigh* Great story, but what was that between Teyla and John underneath a snow drift? Is there a prequel for this? I think I recall a story where John is really cold and thinks he's sleeping with Rodney but it's really Teyla. Am I making this up?
I do love a good vulnerable!John story, and this certainly fits the bill. I loved Rodney's thoughts, his worry about John's strange behaviour, his anger that no one else even seemed to notice how close John was (an anger I am fully behind!). It was great how he went into the water after John, so scared for them both, John in particular, yet so typically Rodney with all his snarking and complaint that I found myself smiling even as I worried *g*. His thoughts and actions as he caught on were well done too, his analysis of his own feelings, his understanding just how fragile John was right then and how a wrong word could backfire on him. The morning after was well done too. Rodney a little tentative, not sure what John's reaction might be and John's relief when he realised it was real. Great story and I must remember to read the other two (if I haven't already). Laura.
Reviewer: Rayne (Anonymous)
02 Apr 2006 11:49 pm
wow..first you wrote that huge epic..and now this wonderful piece on Sheppard in melt down and Rodney coming to understand why...wow wow... Please keep writing in this fandom. Your John and Rodney are so obviously well thought out and in character. [Tayla and Ronans reactions were awesome too!} :) Thanks for sharing.
SQUEE!!! *glomps you two* Damn, I didn't know this was the third part... now I'm gonna hafta read the other two as well. *scampers off to read* 'Cause who the hell needs sleep? Not me, apparently! *snicker* Dare I say that I loved this? Hell, you know I love you ladies. You friggin rock. -----}-@
Reviewer: fanficaddict (Anonymous)
02 Apr 2006 4:38 am
*standing ovation* beautiful! Loved the descriptions, you painted a sweetly painful picture and sealed it with a happy ending :D Fantastic job!