24 Jun 2005
Okay, I'm female, 32 and live in Leicester, UK. Big fan of sci-fi in general and obviously Atlantis :). I'm also a huge slash fan. I'll read anyone with Sheppard...does that make me a Shepslut? I particularly like John/Carson and John/Rodney, and better yet John/Carson/Rodney mmmmm. Edited to add Radek...John/Radek or John/Radek in a threesome (or even foursome) with Carson or Rodney *vbg*.
Oh, and Lorne, as well ;).
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Updated: 01 Jan 1970; Published: 01 Jan 1970
Very hot. And I had to chuckle about Rodney having a physical to go to- just what will Carson make of all the marks? *g*. Laura.
Things heat up between McKay and Sheppard when they get trapped by a blizzard
Updated: 14 May 2005; Published: 14 May 2005
I read this a while ago and could have sworn I'd left a review. Apparently not, however, so... I loved how this was bookended by Rodney's musings on fate. The hot intensity coupled with awkwardness and uncertainty really rang true for me. I'm glad they got over their wariness *g*. Laura.
Author's Response: Hee, thanks, Laura. I'm so glad you enjoyed this. It was the first story I wrote in the fandom, and it has a special place in my heart. :)
Major Sheppard ponders the best way to approach McKay
Updated: 07 Aug 2005; Published: 15 May 2005
Oh dear, another outing of flustered!Rodney...and if he carries on like that, it really will be an 'outing' ;). And John *so* isn't helping him maintain his professional front *g*. Laura.
Chapter 4: Objects Moving in Space
Ah yes, Rodney's oh so subtle announcement about schematics is sure to throw Kavanagh off the scent! ::rolls eyes::. And Elizabeth will certainly not doubt the training exercise excuse ::rolls eyes again:: *vbg*. If they carry on like that, lots more people will start to suspect :). Laura.
Poor Rodney, being conspired against through chocolate *g*. I loved the ending though, with Rodney labouring under false conclusions until that little round of "Oh"'s said so much :). I'm glad that they're finally on the same page. Laura.
Author's Response: I have wanted to write this scene for a while. Though I am not sure Rodney and John are on the same page just yet.
Chapter 6: Chain of Fools
Ah. Here I was, innocently believing that John and Rodney were finally on the same page and it would all be happy smiles from now on...but no! Rodney has to get a bee in his bonnet about...well, just about everyone really, but especially Caldwell and Ronon. Hopefully John will figure out how to get back in control soon. Laura.
Author's Response: He's just a jealous guy!
I hope John figures it out soon, too.
Ah, *finally* no more hiding or fear of being found out, and they both seem to be on the same page at last too :). An excellent ending. Laura (not Cadman, unfortunately *g*)
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it - and thanks for sticking with it.
Chapter 8: Tell it to the Marines
"Four days without sleep. She wonders if he's already hallucinating."
Spoilers for "The Siege II"
Updated: 11 May 2007; Published: 21 May 2005
*Meep* Poor Rodney. I loved the flashback to the confrontation with Beckett. I was wondering about Rodney's nightmares- they seemed to be about stuff that hadn't happened to him, but could conceivably have happened to John. And then there he was. I'm asuming not an halucination? I just hope Rodney figures it out quickly, he's obviously not function at full capacity though ::is concerned::. Laura.
Chapter 2: Icelus part 1 of 5
Oh thank God Rodney figured it out. I just hope Halling chased after him. I'm intrigued about Rodney's dreams though; just how *did* he experience John's actions? Now you just need to fix John, and indeed Rodney ::eyes you pleadingly, then wanders off to read the next part:: Laura.
Chapter 3: Icelus, part 2 of 5
::Giddy with relief:: They got John back to Atlantis...not that he's out of the woods yet (pun not intended), but at least he has a chance with Carson. I liked Carson's little stand off with Rodney and Stackhouse, but it was never in any doubt that he'd win. I was kind of pleased with Rodney's shower episode too. On the one hand it was very sad to see him going through that, but on the other, it must have helped him work through some of his pent up emotions. I enjoyed his barbs at Elizabeth too- which may be a bit mean of me, but meh! I know she was only doing what she thought best, but I tend to agree when Rodney came back with his comment about needing a friend rather than drugs. She's going to really have to work hard to get his trust back...and I'm glad that it's not simply going to be swept under the carpet in the face of John's return. Laura.
Author's Response: Hm. Yes. Elizabeth had it coming. So had Rodney. But who's the victim here?
Laura, I have to tell you that I love your reviews. They're a writer's dream: Eloquent and detailed - wonderful. Thank you!
Chapter 4: Icelus, part 3 of 5
Ok, I have some sympathy for Elizabeth after learning that she'd been in the infirmary, but I'm still on Rodney's side about the arguement...and how exactly did Carson think Rodney would know about Elizabeth when he was so busy being exiled and then worrying over John and having a break down in the shower? I was intrigued by Crason's connection to the infirmary, and Rodney's rememberances of Atlantis trying to tell him about John. I hope you'll be looking into John and Rodney's connection to Atlantis, and each other, some more. And just what does Rodney have in mind to 'end it now'? Laura.
Chapter 5: Icelus, part 4 of 5
Excellent ending. I loved Rodney's tirade, it will have done him some good to get it out in the open. And I liked his little slip up and the fact that it caused much of his anger to fade. I loved that John woke up to see Rodney there, it was fitting. And the way he reached out and then wouldn't let go was lovely. And lastly, I loved the ending with Carson and Rodney back on the road to friendship after the rocky past few days. Excellent. Laura.
Chapter 6: Icelus, part 5 of 5
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Updated: 01 Jan 1970; Published: 01 Jan 1970
Poor John again. I bet he thought it was all going to be ok after the initial problems were sorted out :). He really should have known better! The whole giggling, naked, spiked drink party was funny, but the cover up was even better, especially Carson's glee at getting John and Rodney to strip again *vbg*. And just as they were all relaxing again, Elizabeth finds Rodney's t-shirt, and Carson mentions the video...I can just imagine the horrified expressions John and Rodney would have :). Laura.
Author's Response: That pair are trouble magnets... no doubt! Hmmm... wonder how they are going to get rid of all the incriminating evidence! Glad you enjoyed the sequel :-)
The Wraith are gone, almost everybody is okay, the city is in tip-top condition, Rodney can't sleep and Carson's a big meanie who won't drug him. John has a plan.
Written for the Cuff 'Em, Vamp 'Em, or Just Make 'Em Come Already Kink and Cliche Multi-Fandom Challenge.
Beta by Tafkar.
Updated: 03 Oct 2006; Published: 23 May 2005
Nice little tag. I had to grin at the supposed hell John was suffering through. If only they knew the truth *g*. I could relate to Radek's final thought though- it would be good to only have little things to worry about fixing after all the crises. Almost a vacation, and a Rodney free time too :). Laura.
Everett was an outsider. He wouldn't understand what John's sacrifice would do to her people.
Updated: 10 Jul 2005; Published: 23 May 2005
An excellent ending to an excellent story. I'm glad John was quick enough to save Rodney from the Wraith. I just loved everything about this, you really caught all three characters so well. Rodney's breakdown was sad, but I loved finding out John's reaction to it; it just shows the depth of feeling that Carson had to threaten him with sedation if he didn't calm down. I loved Rodney's mix of relief and anger when he found John and Carson grinning at him, and the punch was something I could see Rodney doing. I also loved Carson's compassion and understanding about why Rodney had punched John. The flashbacks were brilliant; not only was it hotness personified when they finally got all three of them on the same page, but there was more demonstration of the depth of love they have for each other- right from the guilty and dismayed confessions from John and Carson, through to John's heartbreaking decission to leave them...thankfully squashed by Carson and Rodney post haste. And we see it again when John explains just why he was grinning like a loon before Rodney decked him. I absolutely loved the last scene. Not only did we see once again how much they love each other when both John and Carson tell Rodney that they would leave Atlantis rather than lose each other, and Rodney agreed (reluctantly yes, but he did agree); but we also got to see take charge!Rodney...and that was hot, as was the 'yes sir' kink he discovered. I was also pleased to learn that Elizabeth would stand up for them too, it pretty much assures that they're safe as a threesome, and that makes me happy. Laura.
Sometimes the myths get a little turned around.
Updated: 14 Jul 2006; Published: 24 May 2005
I've read this somewhere before, but it definitely stands up to a second read. I especially like all the careful not-looking going on, and Rodney's final thought about having to do something about John's apparently virgin state :). Laura.
Okay, apparently it was *here* that I read this before ::facepalm::, but it was more than a year ago, so I'll let myself off :). Laura.
Now this bit I *know* I haven't read before ;), I'd remember the hotness. I liked Rodney threatening Ford to reveal all and I liked the idea of the pesky device wiping John's memory. I have to wonder what the Ancients could possibly have needed such a device for? Still, I'd say Rodney's done an excellent job of starting John on the path of renewing his sexual experiences. Very hot, but it was also funny and that just made it better. Laura.
Summary: It ran between the fingers of his memory.
Updated: 11 Jul 2005; Published: 24 May 2005
Oh WOW!!! This was just so brilliant. There're so many things I want to comment on, and I'll probably forget several of them, but...: I loved the pov changes, it really got me into everyone's head. Rodney's observations near the beginning, when he was thinking about how much John had shut himself off, flinching at every touch, really showed his concern and desire to snap John out of it. I loved how vulnerable John was when he finally convinced himself to confess his feelings to Rodney, especially when Rodney stood frozen for a start. I was so pleased when they finally got over the nervousness- not only was it hot, it also made me so relieved that Rodney had finally broken through John's walls and stopped him from completely distancing himself. His thoughts when he awoke were nicely written; a freak out that he managed to talk himself down from without too much trouble. The whole sacrificing-Rodney plot was well done, it had me on the edge of my seat worried for him, and also worried for John when I didn't know what he'd done, but knew it must be bad from his shut down state :(. I liked how things kept circling back to their time telepathically connected, and how alone they now felt. Particularly Ford and his ill considered talk with Bates. I was shocked at him, even knowing the underlying reason was jealousy of their connection rather than homophobia, it was such a wrong thing to do. I'm glad both Bates and Teyla put him in his place so quickly, and that Bates wasn't bothered by the revelation. The return to the planet was another tense time. The jumble of flashbacks and strange draw of the power that John was suffering was scary, and I liked Rodney's attempts at grounding John in the reality. And all that mixed in with John's remorse and also distress at understanding just how much Rodney had come to mean to him was quite emotionally draining, and made even more so by John confessing what he'd done to Rodney and Rodney backing off from him. The stand off with the Nsheen was tense, but I liked the forgiveness that went between John and Elme, it helped ease John's guilt, if only a little. And his being stabbed, whilst worrying and angering, did prove to Rodney that John had the same power over him. I was pleased to see Aiden had come round and was pushing Rodney to see John, and then Teyla went with him. Their reunion was great. I loved the part where Rodney suddenly realised that John was only human, and that they had power over each other. That was a powerful moment and made me smile. I loved the ending, both Radek's understanding and warning- looking out for his friend, and the finally scenes between John and Rodney, just some nice kissing and tenderness, without any worries for just a moment, able to finally laugh after the recent ordeals. I hope they can continue without any worries...carefully :). Great stuff. Laura.
Author's Response: Yes, they'll have to live carefully, because in my universe all the no frat and DADT rules really do apply, even in the Pegasus Galaxy. There are homophobes, though Bates isn't one of them, and disaster could be just one slip away. But both of them are smart and surprisingly tough and they have four people on their side. There's room for some happiness.
Chapter 10: Sacrificial Drift
Summary: He could make a fortune with this technology back on Earth. Of course, it would probably bring about the fall of western civilization at the same time, but who the hell cared?
Updated: 11 Sep 2005; Published: 26 May 2005
OMG that was hot! I guess it wouldn't be them if there wasn't some sort of misunderstanding, but I'm ever so glad that Rodney tracked John down. Loved the talking dirty, and Rodney really didn't seem to need instructions as it turned out *g*. I liked John's explanation for approaching Rodney in the VR and his concern that Rodney be *sure* before they did anything. Great stuff. Laura.