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It's so easy by Ciar [NC-17]
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Summary: FBI Agent John Sheppard accepts a bet that leads to a big change in his life.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: Aiden Ford, John Sheppard, Major Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Rodney McKay, Ronon Dex, Samantha Carter, Steven Caldwell, Teyla Emmagan
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, First Time, Romance
Warnings: None
Chapters: 21 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 59262; Completed: No
Updated: 23 Feb 2010; Published: 29 Dec 2007
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
05 Jan 2008
*sighs happily* That was so sweet how Rodney helped John as he was sick. Simply lovely!

Author's Response: I\'m so glad you liked that. John brings out the more tender aspects of Rodney\'s character that he tends to keep hidden from other people. And vice versa too I suppose.....
Chapter 5: The Morning After
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
10 Jan 2008
Here I am, once again anoying the crap out of you, saying that I love every word. And I love Rodney's shirts! Seriously, though, Rodney and John are so good together and I can't wait to see what John has in store for Rodney. And vice versa. Amazing!

Author's Response: I very pleased to hear that you like this story :D I am worrying that Rodney\'s t-shirts are developing a small sub-plot all of their own in this fic - perhaps it\'s too much?? If I can make John and Rodney being together good for the reader then I\'m happy :)
Chapter 6: Time To Wake Up
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
10 Jan 2008
Don't you dare take away the shirts!! Although I personaly get a kick out of them, they are not distracting from the story. It is just my strange brain picking up the little oddities in life. Don't punish others for my weirdness!

Author's Response: Oh well, all right then, the t-shirts can stay.....seeing as you\'ve twisted my arm LOL. I\'m glad there is someone else enjoying them as much as I am :D *heads off to do some geek t-shirt research*\r\n\r\n
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
12 Jan 2008
*dances around room happily* I love how you had Rodney make sure that John was relaxing in his appartment. It was just so sweet of him. By the way, I am pretty sure that you need to start wearing "The T-Shirt" yourself. This latest chapter was brilliant as always!

Author's Response: Yay, I\'m so glad you liked it. Your kind words are much appreciated. I wasn\'t sure I\'d got the last section of this chapterquite right, so it\'s good to know you think it worked.
\r\nI was determined to get \'The T-Shirt\' into the story at some point: Susan had requested its inclusion, and you were enjoying the shirts too, so I thought this chapter seemed like a good opportunity.
Chapter 7: The Walk
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
16 Jan 2008
Uh, oh! Sounds like there is going to be trouble in paradise! I hope not too much, though. Absolutly stunning, Ciar! Love, love, love it! Especially the awkwardness after lunch.:)

Don't let exams get you down!!

Author's Response: Well I\'m sure that the lads will get things sorted out......eventually :) I\'m so glad you\'re still enjoying reading this, and thanks for letting me know which bits you like :D Can\'t wait till this term\'s exams are over. When they\'re finished I get a week off and I plan to do very little (except write more of this story obviously *g*).
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
20 Jan 2008
*Squee!* Oh, my gosh!! John and Rodney have a date! *sighs happily* So sweet! I also loved Radek and McKay together. The two of them have this amazing dynamic and you were able to pull it off nicely.

I am so glad that you are done with your exams. As, I am sure, that you are, too.

Spot on as always! :)

Author's Response: So glad you approve of this chapter :) I really wanted to get Radek and Rodney\'s interaction right: their great dynamic is one of my favourite parts of SGA, so I\'m really pleased you thought it worked.
\r\nI am so pleased the exams are over for the next few months.
Chapter 9: The Week
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
21 Jan 2008
Oh my gosh! If I thought I was squeeling before, it isn't anything compared to now, with this chapter! I just loved how John made sure that there wasn't any citrus on the menu and how he was nervous about whether Rodney liked his surprise or not. I am *so* looking forward to the next chapter!

Mind-blowing as usual!

Author's Response: I\'m very glad you\'re still liking it - I\'m glad I managed to convey John\'s nerves at trying to get the evening right.
Chapter 10: The Weekend
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
23 Jan 2008
I, personally, don't mind if Rodney and John want to take their time here. It's good to see them together; whether they are going fast or taking their time. For me, it matters if this is good or not, and let me tell you, my friend, it is most definately good.

I am so glad that Rodney noticed that John was only interested in him. It just made my heart melt!! However, I am not so sure that Rodney is going to feel so greatful when he finds out what brought John and him together...

Greatness!!!! :)

Author's Response: It\'s actually a relief to know that people don\'t mind this story taking its time, and personally I love a slow, gradual build in McShep stories. Mind you it doesn\'t really matter what I want because when I write this story John and Rodney are content to take their time. I am glad that Rodney realised that John is only interested in him, normally he\'s insecure and every little reinforcement of how John feels about him is a good thing in my book. Really glad you like this latest chapter :)
Chapter 11: The Weekend (continued)
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
24 Jan 2008
Ok, so the chating was great. "OMG McKay you are the boss from hell." I laughed out loud with that one. The whole conversation was such a McKay/Sheppard one.

I loved how you had them both acknowledge the fact that they were having some pretty stong feelings for one another. Also, I liked how you had them thinking that they could tone down those feelings.

Like that would ever happen... :)

Author's Response: I\'m relieved to hear that you liked the chatting and felt it was in character - that makes me very happy. I felt that I had to detail how the guys were feeling and how they were trying to cope with their feelings. The fact that it\'s Rodney and John means that it\'s \'denial\' all the way LOL.
Chapter 12: Introspection...of a sort
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
25 Jan 2008
Sooooo good! I myself am quite like Rodney at those kind of films. So seeing him laughing through the movie and pointing out upcoming death scenes really made me happy. As, apparently, it made John happy, too.
I also liked the fact that you had them go eat afterwards like a real *dinner and a movie* date. ;)

Lovely as always!!!

Author's Response: Yay, so glad you liked this chapter. In my head I had no trouble picturing them geeking out together at a Sci-Fi film. I just knew John would find Rodney\'s in full snark mode irresistible (John always does in canon) and I thought I\'d share this picture with everyone else. I\'m so pleased you liked their *dinner and a movie* date, even if it was slightly unlike the conventional way of doing that sort of evening ;)
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
04 Feb 2008
Poor Rodney! I feel so bad for him for thinking that John isn't interested in him. Maybe what he needs is to go home and put one of his amazing shirts on...*shugs* It would make me happy. ;)
John is so sweet for trying to take care of Rodney even though he isn't sick. Silly boy for not picking up that Rodney is upset.
I do hope that Rodney goes to see John for the weekend. I love seeing them together! :)
Looking forward to the next chapter! *sits at desk waiting patiently*

Author's Response: Poor Rodney has a low opinion of himself when it comes to his attractiveness to others. You know what? You read my mind, it is time for one of Rodney\'s shirts to make an appearance, isn\'t it? I hope you\'ve laid in a supply of food for your vigil at your desk - I hear powerbars and instant noodles are handy for at-the-desk eating ;)
Chapter 14: Bump in the road
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
08 Feb 2008
This was so worth the wait! Poor Rodney. All disheveled and discombobulated. It's a good thing that John is there to help him out. ;)

'John smothered a laugh at Rodney's extreme reaction. 'Yes Rodney,' he deadpanned. 'I'm trying to poison you. Damn, you foiled my nefarious plan.''
That made me laugh! Such a John thing to say.

Btw...yay for t-shirts!!!

Oh my gosh...I sound like such a fangirl...*shakes head* :)

Author's Response: Absolutely agree with you, yay for t-shirts!! I\'m really glad you liked this update, I was quite nervous about it. For some reason I wasn\'t entirely convinced that it worked.
Chapter 15: Care and Concern
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
24 Feb 2008
*grumbles darkly* It did it again. Sorry, Ciar. Still think your story is quite lovely! :))


Author's Response: Hello merrymuse - I\'m sorry to hear you\'re having trouble with computer gremlins, they can be nasty little buggers :( I really appreciate you getting in touch to let me know you\'re still enjoying the story :D
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
08 Apr 2008
*SQUEEEEEE!* OMGosh! You posted more! That makes me SO happy! I know, I'm being a total fangirl here, but I can't help it. I love this fic so much!

And honestly, who wouldn't with the playful snark, the stirrings of feelings, almost smooches, and of course, you can't forget the T-shirts! You had *two* of them in this chapter.*meep*

I really just have to say that I love you for posting again.*dies from excitement and joy*

Author's Response: Yes, after a longer than intended break, I have finally updated the story. I\'m really pleased that you enjoyed the new chapter. I\'m also very pleased that the new t-shirts met with your approval :D I decided that, after such a long break, this chapter needed two t-shirts for those who might be missing them LOL.
Chapter 1: The Office Party
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
04 Jun 2008
Oh my gosh! Yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You posted!!!!!!!!!! This makes me so happy!!

I love how John was thinking that Rodney brought out the possessiveness in him. It's very true, too.

I can't wait until Rodney gets back!

I love you for updating!

Author's Response: Yes, I admit it DID take me a while to get round to posting the next chapter. RL has been hectic. I hope to work away on the second half of this chapter and get it posted when I\'m happy with it. i thought it would be better to post the bit I\'d finished already, rather than wait for the whole large chapter to be completed. So glad you liked it :D
Chapter 18: Home Truths Pt. 1

Summary: They're the worst-kept secret relationship on or off Atlantis. (Beckett/McKay, with background Sheppard/Weir and Emmagan/Heightmeyer)

Categories: Slash Pairings > Beckett/McKay
Characters: Carson Beckett, Other, Rodney McKay
Genres: None
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 1517; Completed: Yes
Updated: 02 Jan 2008; Published: 02 Jan 2008
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
03 Jan 2008
That was so sweet! I love Carson and Rodney together! :))
Chapter 1: Sarcasm Is Just One More Service We Offer
Face Off by Rowan [PG-13]
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Summary: Sometimes the holidays deliver a late present.

Categories: Slash Pairings > Lorne/Zelenka
Characters: Major Lorne
Genres: Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 4391; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Jan 2008; Published: 07 Jan 2008
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
07 Jan 2008
I love Radek and Lorne together! Having the two of them meet earlier in their lives was genius! And quite lovely, too!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
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Summary: "Oh, I see how it is. Botany's not a real science; it's just a bunch of plants. No one ever wants to take a botanist hostage, it's always "oh, Doctor McKay, could you build us a bomb," or "construct a death ray or die"."

Categories: General
Characters: Other
Genres: Humour
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: Dramatic Exit

Word count: 789; Completed: Yes
Updated: 07 Jan 2008; Published: 07 Jan 2008
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
07 Jan 2008
I am not sure what I was expecting when I read this, but I am pleasently surprised. This was so...refreshing!

*"I just realized we're not even going to get hazard pay for this."*


Author's Response: Normally, the hazard pay makes up for all the fleeing in terror. Not that they ever get to spend it, except on easily transportable items.
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
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Summary: The Goa'uld are gone, the world is at peace and the history of the SGC is known by every schoolchild. Or is it? A once trusted friend is now the enemy while those left fight to stay alive and search for way to be free again.

Updated: 21 May 2012; Published: 11 Jan 2008
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
15 Jan 2008
Okay, so, I am a bit creeped out right now...and I love that! I really love evil Carter fics. I can't wait for more!
Chapter 1: Chapter 1
Reviewer: merrymuse12 (Signed)
03 Feb 2008
Yay! They know where Atlantis is! That makes me happy. I hope that no one gets hurt to badly when they try to get a ZPM...

So good. More please! :)
Chapter 1: Chapter 1