turn off the lights - SGA FIC: A Boyfriend For Christmas (Part 1 of 2)
He took a breath and added, "This is Dr. Rodney McKay. I wouldn't want to be confused with the legions of other employees who hate you." / He snapped his phone closed, feeling marginally better. / Radek made a worried face. "I really do not think you should have done that." / Rodney snorted a laugh. "What's he going to do? Fire me?"
Rodney tells Santa what he wants for Christmas. Twenty years later, he finally gets it.
"A boyfriend. He doesn't have to be as smart as me, because who is really, but not some stupid oaf, either. I'd like him to be cute, of course. And he should appreciate what a good catch I am. That's the most important part."
John is Rodney's 20 year late Christmas present.
Summary: Rodney tells Santa what he wants for Christmas. Twenty years later, he finally gets it.
"So what would you like Santa to bring you, young man?" the old pervert inquired. Rodney darted a glance over at Brett, who was still guffawing with the morons. He lowered his voice and dared to ask Santa for what he really wanted, "A boyfriend. He doesn't have to be as smart as me, because who is really, but not some stupid oaf, either. I'd like him to be cute, of course. And he should appreciate what a good catch I am. That's the most important part." Santa gave him a speculative look. "I'll need some time." Rodney frowned. Was Santa supposed to negotiate? "How much time?" "One boyfriend," Santa promised. "Delivered on or before Christmas 2008."
Rodney asks Santa for a boyfriend for Christmas, and twenty years later he gets John. Very sweet, Christmas fic.Sheppard's Law
"Murphy's law," John blurted. He knew he should be afraid, but he just felt numb. "Anything that can go wrong, will go wrong: they're just waiting for something to kill me."
"Weird? You don't know what weird is. Weird is being in a-- with the-- and the crazy alien--" He stopped, incoherent, hands flailing. "And then your best friend is twelve, and you're his piano teacher. That--now, you're talking weird!"
John Sheppard, January 5, 1967—December 20, 1973, Beloved Son
"Weird? You don't know what weird is. Weird is being in a-- with the-- and the crazy alien--" He stopped, incoherent, hands flailing. "And then your best friend is twelve, and you're his piano teacher. That--now, you're talking weird!" [SGA, McKay/Sheppard, 34,472 words]
I almost missed this!
Quantum Leap, SGA style: When aliens punish John by disrupting his timeline, Rodney has to travel back in time (over and over) in order to save his life (over and over). Forty years of John in 40,000 words.
Author's Note: This is the story of...John Sheppard's whole life, and it takes about forty years to tell. *facepalm* No, seriously; I apparently need to keep building John up from scratch. This was actually really hard to write, and I wouldn't have gotten through it without lim and astolat and julad and Terri. (Actual beta convo: julad: OH MY GOD WHY DO YOU HAVE TO WRITE SUCH COMPLICATED STORIES) Anyway, I hope you like it. John & Rodney, ILU. P.S.: This is my formal apology to Pru for totally failing at underaged sex. :::: "What?! Oh, yes, they're dead, because that's what I do, I run around killing people, I--wait, no, no, no, no, no," the man said, waving his phaser wildly as John skittered another few steps back. "I was being ironic! Oh my God, you're five, you don't know what irony is! Irony is like--kidding for adults!" John zeroed in on the important point. "I'm ten," he corrected
Author's Note: This is the story of...John Sheppard's whole life, and it takes about forty years to tell.
"No, but--" Rodney protested, "if you're you, and you've always been you, you're the human equivalent of a quantum superposition! We're back to Schrödinger's cat; inside the box, anything's possible: it's only outside that things settle back into rational, measurable determinacy. So inside the box, the cat is gay and not gay at the same time--"~ xt3 ~ Möbius ~
Sequel to "Fair Trade." John has his surgery, Rodney gets a call from Sam Carter, and the name for the perfect coffee blend gets debated.
Sequel to Fair Trade
sequel to "Fair Trade"
sequel to Fair Trade.
John runs a coffee roastery; Rodney designs science museum exhibits.
Coffee Shop AU sequel to Fair trade. John gets over his accident and Rodney helps in the coffee shop
Sequel to Fair Trade...
33,800 words // John has his surgery.
Followup to the "Sheppard is a vet with a coffeeshop" story. :Dwe have to stop meeting like this - SGA fic: "You Might", Part 1/2
"Let's see what else you've named in the Pegasus galaxy," John said and fired up the engines.
Wherein the team encountered an alternative universe where Sheppard never joined SGC/SGA and as a result, operates on a different time schedule. During their brief interaction, Rodney advises AU!Rodney to find Sheppard and once AU!Atlantis saves the galaxy, AU!Rodney gates back to Earth and starts on a quest to find this John Sheppard and recruit him for the Atlantis Expedition. | Excerpt: "Find John Sheppard. Convince him to join. You need him. You really, really need him."
"Yes. We had some trouble with the Ancient gene." "Or the lack thereof," the alternate Rodney added. "They wouldn't let us embark without a gene carrier with a certain level of control over the Ancient technology." Rodney frowned. They'd had a carrier served to them on a silver platter in their universe. "So you haven't met John Sheppard, ATA wonderboy, then?" "Don't you listen? We've never heard of him." Sheppard had gone disturbingly quiet. Rodney could relate. He had difficulty imagining an Atlantis without Sheppard, too. The tablet in Rodney's hand beeped.
Rodney pored over the files he'd printed out. With every page he turned, this trip felt less and less like a sensible idea. Rodney had no trouble imagining the response he would get when he walked up to Sheppard, a millionaire, and suggested, 'Hey, how about you drop everything, leave your business and your huge mansion, and come with us to another galaxy, where you're probably going to die within a month or two? Are you in?"
Tag to Daedalus Variations. When canon!Rodney sees another puddlejumper, he tells his alternate self to find John Sheppard and make sure he is involved in the Stargate program at all costs. What Rodney discovers is a millionaire Sheppard - how is he to convince this man to join a ragtag group in outer space? ;)
Find John Sheppard. Convince him to join. You need him. You really, really need him."
A Rodney from the Daedalus Variations goes looking for a Sheppard, who turns out to be a businessman.
When Rodney, in his endless ingenuity, figured out a way to get the Daedalus back to their own reality, it didn't seem enough to just announce this to the team over the radio. He made his way to the bridge, tablet in hand.Brainstormed - Kass,Sihaya Black - Stargate Atlantis [Archive of Our Own]
John's mind was already made up, but he couldn't resist yanking Rodney's chain a little bit. "Hmm," he said. "A room full of physicists; a long-winded presentation I probably won't understand. Yeah, it doesn't really sound like fun."
Rodney takes John to a conference for a first date. Bad science, petty colleagues, and potentially the end of the world follow.
nc-17 mcshep brainstorm au with john in place of keller. :)
AU of Brain Storm. john goes with Rodney.
Brainstorm- McShep style.
episodeAU Rodney and John go earthside to a science conference- chaos ensues
That was more like it. "You don't have to make such a big deal out of it," John pointed out. "You could just ask me out on a date." / Rodney's deer-in-the-headlights look was pretty funny. "Hey, I didn't want to. . . I mean. . . I know. . . you. . ." / "I'll probably say yes," John said, breezily. Rodney stared.
The episode Brainstorm, except with John instead of Keller. The way it's supposed to be.
John's mind was already made up, but he couldn't resist yanking Rodney's chain a little bit. "Hmm," he said. "A room full of physicists; a long-winded presentation I probably won't understand. Yeah, it doesn't really sound like fun." - Brainstorm AU where John, not Jennifer, goes to the conference with Rodney
the way the episode SHOULD have gone.