24 May 2007
During an off-world mission, a piece of Ancient technology transports Rodney and John on a one-way trip to a deserted airfield. Working together to get back, it takes a vivid dream to make Rodney realize what's been in front of him all along.
Categories: Slash Pairings
Characters: Carson Beckett
, John Sheppard
, Major Lorne
, Radek Zelenka
, Rodney McKay
, Teyla Emmagan
, First Time
, Hurt ComfortWarnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents
Word count: 33029; Completed: Yes
Updated: 26 Jul 2007; Published: 25 Jul 2007
...wow. I sat and cried through sections of this, then sniffed and cheered, then cried again! Very realistic, absolutely perfect characterisation.... wonderful! Reminded me of my school days studying WW1 poetry - and a visit to the Imperial War Museum which left me traumatised. (That means your fic was good, really!) We have an old family friend who flew in the American Air Force based in Britain during WW2, and it was so reminiscent of what he told me! Hope you don't mind, but it helped inspire a wee ficlet of my own, i simply couldn't get the story out of my mind!
Author's Response: Of course I don\'t mind! I\'m really flattered and pleased that the story struck a cord with you. Thank you!
John is injured in an explosion & Rodney is the only one there to help.
Updated: 29 Sep 2007; Published: 29 Sep 2007
"Which, of course, was McKay-Sheppard for 'I love you'."
Perfect end. That was great, loved the characterisation.
Author's Response: Thank you! I agonised about that final line & so I\'m thrilled that it worked for you. :-)