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Jeanne McKay was the scientist working at Area 51, the SGC, who travelled on the Atlantis Expedition, and now three Years later, it's her brother Rodney that is brought to Atlantis. Sheppard feels the need to take Rodney under his wing during his stay, and can't help but notice the difference between Rodney and his sister, and the rapport that they immediately strike up, it's a companionable and affectionate bickering, and sniping, and John hasn't enjoyed someone's company in a long time.

Sheppard and McKay share the consciousness of two Ancients, they don't have long left, but want to spend this time together, it's agreed to, without quite realising that they were married, and that time together meant making love. And once they're gone, John and Rodney are left with the memories of having had sex together.

Sheppard's youth wasn't restored by the Wraith that drained him, instead, he has remained an old man. John and McKay had been together, not for long, but now Rodney is torn in what he's feeling towards John. John has refused to go back to Earth, wanting to stay in Atlantis, and Weir has allowed this, but he isn't expecting Rodney to care for him, he doesn't want Rodney to see him like that. Rodney knows that he should, knows that he should want to, and a part of him does, but another can't get past John's appearance. It was hard enough to be with another Man, John being the exception, and their Friendship essentially paving the way. From being with a Man in his prime, to an Old Man, that even with Atlantis' Transporters, can barely make it around the City, is too big of a leap for Rodney to make, and he's ashamed that he's not a big enough person to continue their Relationship. Although they don't initially know, the Wraith started the process of reversing the Feeding, and John is slowly recovering, and in a matter of Weeks, he'll be restored, but there is a massive wedge between him and Rodney. On the one hand, it's understandable, but they can't just forget what happened, it became almost mutually unspoken to not even visit, or continue their Friendship, and if Rodney couldn't be with John under those circumstances, should they even try to get past this.

The Ori are invading Earth, and with the Ancients still in control of Atlantis, the SGC ask them for help. The Ancients offer to let people evacuate to Atlantis, and into the Pegasus Galaxy. Sheppard's is one of the SG Teams leading the evacuation, very few actually make it through the Gate in time, and one of those is Rodney, coming through with the last few. They contact Teyla and Ronon, but they're all that's left.

Some Alterans have arranged marriages, and John is one of those Alterans. Atlantis has just arrived in Pegasus, everyone is working setting up a new civilisation, and his Parents spring on him an arranged marriage. They're not mandatory, but are appreciated by the families that arrange them. What's not know is if you're going to get a boy or a girl, and John likes girls, he doesn't want to be married to a boy. John has never met anyone who's had a successful arranged marriage, and after seeing Rodney, doesn't believe that he's actually going to. He's horrible, arrogant, dismissive, and if John was ever going to go with a boy, it certainly would not be him. He's going to go through with it for his parents' sake, and then end it in a year. They can live separate lives, Rodney spending his time ensconced in the control room, and the labs, John spending it flying, and as much time spent away from their shared quarters as possible.

Sheppard wakes up, but immediately knows that something isn't right, he's not in his quarters on Atlantis for a start. On further investigation, he finds himself still in Antarctica. There was never any expedition to Atlantis, and taking his chopper out to the site of the Ancient outpost, find that there's nothing there. At least if the outpost is there, it's never been uncovered. John tries contacting the SGC, but it's not there either, the Stargate was never discovered. He sets about trying to find the others; Elizabeth is in the Middle East, negotiating peace talks, Aiden is in Iraq, John can't decide if that's still better than being MIA in the Pegasus Galaxy, and Carson he can't find head nor tail of. He's able to find out that Rodney is at Area 51, and knows that if anyone knows what's happened, and why John remembers, then it's his best friend. John doesn't have clearance for Area 51, but needs to get to Rodney somehow or other.

During the Siege, Atlantis dialled out before Earth could dial in, the expedition evacuated, and Atlantis was destroyed. Daedalus arrived 3 days later, but the city was gone, and there was no sign of any survivors, they searched for the Expedition, but Pegasus is a big Galaxy, and they were forced to return to Earth. The Expedition continued to explore, and find Taranis. Helping to save its people from destruction, they are able to procure the Orion from them, and plan to return to Earth. The journey will take months, and the Orion is barely operational, but everyone is glad of the distraction, and at least possibility of returning home. Everyone is very relaxed, lines have blurred, and Sheppard and McKay are spending a lot of time together. If possible, it's even more companionable than before, and they are getting closer.

Major John Sheppard didn't go on the original Expedition to Atlantis, but a Year later, arrives on Daedalus during the Siege, and the first person that he meets is Rodney McKay.

After their first encounter, the Replicators created their own versions of Sheppard and McKay. They have their Memories, and are trying to understand them. The Replicators run with John and Rodney's Feelings for each other, engaging in a Sexual Relationship. The Relationship was always there, and through the eyes of the Replicators, with no restraints, and no boundaries, they're free to explore.

John Sheppard is getting married, to a woman that his team rescued from the Wraith several months earlier. He's asked McKay to be his best man, but Rodney is being torn apart, he hates this woman, but she hates him far more, so far doing her best to keep Rodney away from John. Rodney is in Love with John, and at his bachelor party, tells him. John is angry, uncharacteristically furious, but the next day, they have sex together before the ceremony, but can either let the wedding go ahead now?

When two Englishmen arrive on Atlantis, they cause quite a stir; they were married in a Civil Partnership, and the Military might not like this, but Atlantis is a civilian run expedition. One of the men is a Royal Air Force pilot, the other a scientist, and their relationship is eerily familiar, the bickering, and affectionate sniping echoing that of another pilot, and another scientist. People begin to talk about the extent of Sheppard's relationship with McKay. John is easygoing, but it's getting uncomfortable, and there really isn't anything going on between them, and he and Rodney are forced to examine their relationship for themselves.

Sheppard's Ex Wife has been Posted to Atlantis, and John has never been more angry. She is stunning, but also vindictive, and seeing John's Friendship with Rodney, makes a play for him to annoy John. Rodney is loyal to John, but at the same time, when a beautiful woman comes on to him, which isn't all that often, he's not about to look a Gift Horse in the mouth. John is furious, and not quite sure who he's more furious with, but he soon realises that he's hurt, and that he's jealous.

While playing their 'Game', Sheppard and McKay have taken their flirting to a whole new level. The people in their Countries are living out their Lives, the way that John and Rodney want to.

Julia Donovan has been granted access to Atlantis, to continue her story for, if and when the existence of the Stargate is made public. She's exploring the city, interviewing personnel, and Sheppard has been assigned to show her around, and demonstrate the gene and its control of ancient technology. John takes her to the labs to meet McKay, and Julia is completely his type, but Rodney's interest isn't stopping her from coming onto John. She's asking them both about their personal lives, noticing the intimacy between them, asking some very awkward questions, and the journalist in her smelling a story, whether there's actually one to tell or not.

Looking through the Family Photos, John finds Pictures of his Father, his Grandfather, and even his Great-Grandfather, all with the same man. A beautiful man, looking to be in his mid 30's in all three series' of Pictures. John's Father is dead, he actually killed himself when he was a Baby; and John's Mother, like every woman in his Family, had abandoned him after he was born. John was raised by his Grandfather, his namesake, who's now in an Old Peoples' Home. John quizzes his Grandfather, who tells the story of the man; of Rodney, who had been Lover to every male descendant in their Family, and who he claims was an 'Ancient', whatever that is. He met John's Ancestor, and they fell in love, but Rodney didn't want to deny his Love the Family he craved, even after he was Married and a Father, their affair continued until the day he died, Rodney was that loyal. By this time, his Son was of age, and too fell in love with Rodney, this pattern continued, but John's Father couldn't live without Rodney and had killed himself. John wants to meet Rodney, angry about his Father, but also curious, and meeting him, Rodney isn't what John expected, and he falls in Love with him too, he doesn't want a Family, and Rodney mentions something called 'Ascension'.

The Ancients are still in control of Atlantis, and Sheppard and McKay have asked to return, surprisingly the Ancients are allowing this. It's not exactly the homecoming that they hoped, this is the Ancients' city, and there's not really anything for John and Rodney to do. The Ancients look on Rodney as though he was incompetent, Rodney's knowledge of Atlantis paling in comparison to theirs, and they're dismissive of him. One scientist is different, and Rodney feels an affinity for him. John is feeling even more put out than Rodney, the Ancients are more skilled in flying the Jumpers than he is, but like with Rodney, one Ancient is different, and he sets about teaching John how to fly like he does. Without realising it, both John and Rodney are getting involved with these Ancients, and the Ancients consider these full blown relationships. What John and Rodney don't know is if it's anything that they want, being with men. They only have each other to talk to about it, and ironically, they're the only men each other could ever have imagined being with.

Dr. Weir was killed shortly after arriving in Atlantis, and since it's a Civilian Expedition, McKay is left in charge. This is was out of Rodney's comfort zone, even though Sheppard is in a similar position, now Ranking Military Officer, and that they hardly know each other, Rodney still needs John's help in making this work for all of them.

Sheppard thinks that he's getting forgetful, asking for people in Departments who don't seem to be there, he assumes that it's just to do with crew rotations, and people coming and going on the Daedalus, but when he looks into things, he finds that there are no records of these people ever having been in Atlantis, people from his Life are disappearing, with those around him not remembering them at all. John is trying desperately to remind them, but the rewriting of their memories is eerily familiar, making John doubt himself. What starts with people on the edge of his perspective, moves on to those closest to him, and for each change, those that are left have their versions of history reconfigured to accept it, until one by one, only Sheppard and McKay are left, Rodney with no memory of it ever being any other way. Atlantis is deserted, with just John and Rodney left, and for Rodney, his relationship with John is the only relationship he has ever had, and for John, the only relationship that he has left.

McKay discovers one of the Ancient Communication Devices that Daniel Jackson used to reach the Ori Home Galaxy, but accidentally activates it himself, and his Consciousness is sent into someone there. Dr. Weir knows that if the Ori get a hold of Rodney, learn of Atlantis, or are able to track the signal, that they will begin an invasion of the Pegasus Galaxy as well. Sheppard is elected, well offers, well insists, on using the Device to get Rodney back, with his Gene; he might have more control over the process. Arriving in the Ori Home Galaxy, he finds Rodney, and their relief at finding each other leads to a surprisingly physical manifestation for both of them, as well as a Heresy to the Ori.

John is Ori, and Rodney an Alteran. The Ori despise the Alterans, and they're in the middle of a bitter War, with John and Rodney no being different, they hate each other, but there's something more between them, and although forbidden, they fall in Love. The Alterans are planning to leave the Galaxy, and John must either abandon his people; or Rodney. He leaves with Rodney, joining the Alterans, but he's been bred to despise them, and is distrusted, in case he reveals their New Galaxy's location to the Ori.