03 Aug 2010
Sheppard/OMC Connor Davids is a shy, quiet scientist who keeps to himself but over time finds he's lonely. John Sheppard is the man everyone wants and everyone wants to be except all he wants is quiet understanding. Can he get that from the new Dr. Davids? Can they both overcome gender to be with each other?
This story is now complete.
, Ship Pairings
, Ship Pairings
> Ronon Dex/Other
, Ship Pairings
> Teyla Emmagan/Other
, Slash Pairings
, Slash Pairings
, Slash Pairings
> Other Male Pairings
, Slash Pairings
> Multiple relationships
Characters: Cameron Mitchell
, Daniel Jackson
, Jennifer Keller
, John Sheppard
, Major Lorne
, Original Character
, Rodney McKay
, Ronon Dex
, Samantha Carter
, Teyla Emmagan
, Episode Related
, First Time
, RomanceWarnings: Adult themes
Chapters: 53 [Table of Contents
Word count: 564226; Completed: Yes
Updated: 29 Oct 2010; Published: 04 Mar 2009
I started your story over on Fanfic.net, intrigued by a rec someone made on a yahoo group. I was a bit wary of a story centered around an OC, but willing to try because one of my all-time story series (in another fandom) features several OCs that I adore beyond reason. 17 chapters in and I'm so in love with your Connor, with the story--I had to come over here to read instead because I was afraid of missing anything good later on.
I appreciate so much the care you're taking in growing their relationship, and also the relationships with everyone around them. I sniffled just a bit when early on Connor's Irish accent reminded John a bit of Beckett's brogue.
The narrative is thoughtful, the character voices vivid and true to themselves, emotionally evocative such that I've smiled, laughed out loud and gotten teary-eyed at times. Its a wonderful story of adults, of navigating life changing moments both quietly profound and explosive and I'm only on chapter 20! You have no idea the self-control it takes to not skip to the last chapter to see how it all turns out. (I'm notorious that way).
I'm so looking forward to seeing how this story and these characters grow going forward. And I'm so happy someone led me to discover Connor and this story.
Author's Response: Hey Kalee, thanks for giving the story a try, despite your wariness about OCs. I do know what you mean, and I definitely appreciate everyone who clicked on it to read anyway. =) I decided when I started this that I wanted it to move slow, have them build something from nothing, so I\'m really happy that that\'s come through and that that is an aspect you appreciate about the story. I\'m definitely a skip to the end kind of person, myself, so I know how hard it is! I appreciate the self-control, nonetheless, if only because it will be better for you. =) Thanks for giving it a try. Cheers, Ace
wonderfully warm, sappy in the right way, great chapter for their bonding ceremony. It made me sigh with a full heart. I also like the party scene, everyone is so relaxed and just having fun.
Have to admit, I'm getting cranky with your Rodney & the way he never calls Connor by his proper name. But he & Eric are working for me. And I do like how you've written Ronan, especially the sub-plot of Connor teaching him about the computer. The show never bothered going beyond the "mute warrior" roll which underestimated the character possibilities.
Author's Response: Glad you enjoyed it. =) I think it\'s just teasing, mostly now, for Rodney, and I thiiiiink later on he stops... you really do make me feel old just trying to remember my own story. *g* I\'m glad you\'re enjoying the Rodney/Eric though, and the Ronon. I always thought he could do so much more. Sometimes little itty bitty character things would sneak out on the show and I loved them all! =) Cheers, Ace
Chapter 44: 'Til Kingdom Come
well then, after two chapters of trying to read while crying I'm relieved things are looking up.
In the meantime... I wonder if the presence of the N.Ireland Ranger we saw before the accident is going to come up again. Will John go back to get his picture from the little girl? Will anyone ever tell Rodney that it was Connor, then Eric who figured out something was wrong with him?
The thing with dr. grey (?) as the mole was a huge surprise. The poisoning then sudden brain surgery, then the showdown was riveting. When they were on Earth in debriefing was this kept a secret or what?
I laughed at your reply to my last review--don't worry no *cough*plot holes*cough* spotted here. So it must be a stealth one. The comment about unedited content was because in ch.28 when John first gives head to Connor there's a bracket note "edited content" & it skips to afterward; the actual sex is over on your journal. I think that's the only chapter it happened in thus far.
Author's Response: Whoops... I should fix that... sometime... *looks innocently to the left*... well, it might happen. *grin* Anyway, the Ranger doesn\'t come back, sorry. That is something that I wish I had worked in a little more... but hey! There\'s always the sequel. Lol. The picture I think is answered and I think... no?... to your last question there. The plot hole doesn\'t actually show up until about three maybe four chapters from the end. It\'s been so long, and I\'m so old, that my memory is already fading. Sometimes I re-read the story and I\'m like \'Did I really write this?\'. Lol. Glad to see you\'re still reading. Cheers, Ace
huh, I thought that the version on this site was unedited (which is why i skipped here from ff.net). Ah well.
A lot of interesting new relationships evolving among the crew. Eric has a point when he talks to Rodney about how he refers to Connor--its excessive even for him, and rather passive-aggressive at times. The boy-toy references are demeaning & said in entirely too public of a manner at times. Then given Rodney's thing with Eric it's certainly a pot-kettle situation. :-D
Hoping that nightmare is not a portent of things to come. And its interesting how Atlantis seems to have a deeper tie with Connor than even John--or maybe she recognizes that he can fill a different roll leaving John free for physical security?
I've seen the expand the bed to fit a larger mattress thing a couple of times. Most notably in a story by james walkswithwind (zortified). Sure its fine you used it, it's only a common sense option after all.
Author's Response: I\'m pretty sure everything on here *is* unedited. If the author\'s notes say otherwise it\'s because I *cough* forgot to remove the notice *cough*. But it should have all the NC17 parts. Sorry for the confusion. I have to admit that I can\'t remember *exactly* where you are in the fic... But you\'ve actually *cough cough* found a bit of a plot hole from later on. Lol. You didn\'t hear it from me though. Cheers, Ace
[grin] like we didn't see that discovery coming. (the preferences for top/bottom). Wonderfully and sensitively done. I had begun to suspect that part of Connor's reluctance/fear was a reflection of his conflict regarding love and religion. And John's sudden reluctance made sense as well. It was a wonderful scene between the two of them.
If I haven't said, one of the aspects of this story that is made of win is Evan & Connor's friendship. I always liked Evan Lorne and wished we saw a bit more of him. He's a vital part of this story & you've really drawn him as a distinct person. Telling Connor the story about his wife was just what he needed to hear, and Evan needed to tell it.
I really like Pastor Dave, and I have a lot of respect for Connor's old priest for giving Connor someplace to go. Pastor Dave makes a lot of sense in his explanation--I might steal his explanation the next "discussion" I have with a few friends.
I'm so bummed that I'm almost done with this story.
Author's Response: Lol, the preference was written into the one-shot of BCD I had written about... six months before I finished the story, lol, so I was stuck with it whether I liked it or not. (But I liked it, I really, really did, I thought it fit better with their characters.) I\'m really glad you\'ve enjoyed the Connor/Evan friendship. I agree that Evan was totally underused in the show. I would have loved to see a \"Day in the life of Lorne\" sort of episode... although huh, now that I think about it, sounds like a good fic... Lol. ---- Yay for Pastor Dave. I have to tell you that I was so aprehensive when writing that chapter because of how it could be received. So it\'s been really comforting to see how well my readers have received him. =)
Sigh. Well that is the end. It works, the way you ended it. Its a good point for a long pause where the reader thinks--this is just the end of the written story, the emotional story carries on.
I've been blessed to read more than a few extremely long stories/series in a variety of fandoms. At the end of each I'm always in a bit of awe at the work & talent that went into maintaining the character voices, growth & plots developments over such a long arc. I haven't gotten there with my own fiction, and I heartily applaud those who do it and succeed.
You crafted a wonderful story, an engaging & memorable OC that I would love to see again. I really loved your John. And appreciated how vividly you fleshed out Evan & Ronan. I sort of wish Daniel could have been more of a visible friend once on Atlantis (he's my guy) but understand why he wasn't & am happy there was a hint that he might find someone.
The story has a strong emotional & narrative throughline to believe in. I'll say again how happy I am that I found & started your story. I
There are a few little things that leave me with questions. (or i read too fast & missed the answer). Did the gay-bashing Marines get sent away? What exactly was Cam doing on Atlantis? Does this mean poor clone Carson Beckett never existed or was found? (stupid show killing our Scot). And was Connor responsible for keeping the butterscotch pudding companies in business? (grin)
Off to your LJ to read the notes and so forth. Thank you for sharing this story!
Author's Response: I\'m glad the ending worked for you. It\'s short, but when I finished writing it, there wasn\'t really anything left for me to say. More adventures will be in the sequel, but I had hoped to tie up all the loose ends from BCD. --- (sorry i can\'t make paragraphs, it doesn\'t work =/ _)) --- This definitely did not start out to be so long, I thought that if I made it to 70,000 words, that would be something, but this story just kept going, and going, and going... but thank you. =) --- Connor will definitely be back (in fact he already is, there\'s the beginning of the sequel posted at my LJ. I think there will be more of Daniel later on, honestly he\'s hard to write since I\'m not as avid a fan of SG1 as I am of SGA, but I\'m writing him in another series, so it gets a bit easier over time --- Thanks again for reading my story! =) =) =) ---- Questions: Marines sent away, yes. =) Cam on Atlantis - just visiting, he\'s not there to stay (I think). Clone Beckett - I never quite figured out how to work the clone Beckett back into the story. I miss him though. I\'ve written him into my other fics cause I can\'t live without him. Lol. Butterscotch pudding - You bet your ass he is! Lol. Cheers, and thanks again for reading. - Ace
When Atlantis decide that she does not like, she can be really evil in getting rid of you.
Updated: 06 Aug 2011; Published: 05 Apr 2010
lol silly Sam, thinking she knows more about Atlantis than Rodney. I do love Atlantis's final revenge in the assignment of Sam's new assistant.
Yes, Atlantis should turn her attention to getting Carson back. Absolutely.
Very humorous and quite hit the spot as I was complaining about Sam's attitude during the episode "Lifeline" earlier.