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19 September 2010 @ 09:01 pm
Taken from thebiggest_lie, who I will copy also in the way of trying to include more than just the SGA fandom.

Day 01. A fic with a great opening

01. Rewind, Reboot, Restore by rheanna27
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Length: 24k
McKay/Sheppard

Opening:
Not long after they'd come to Atlantis, John had developed a theory that liking Rodney McKay was very similar to how Douglas Adams had described flying: the trick was to throw yourself at him and miss.

Nearly four years on, he still remembered the exact moment the revelation had come to him. It had been on their third off-world mission, which had been uneventful compared to the one right before it (John getting an alien bug stuck on his neck; the jumper getting stuck halfway through the 'gate on the way back) and the one after (the planet with all the kids). They'd been heading back to the 'gate after stopping to watch a glorious double sunset—which had impressed the hell out of John because, hey: two suns—and it would've been just about perfect if McKay hadn't started pontificating, as he had a lot in the first couple of months, about the wonders of the universe and the privilege of exploration. "It'd almost be enough to make me feel small and insignificant," he'd mused, "if the evidence of my importance to the advancement of humanity weren't so overwhelmingly convincing."

"I wonder if the Ancients ever got around to inventing a total perspective vortex," John had said. "If they did and we find it, I'm making you try it first."


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