September 23rd, 2010

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30 Day Fic Meme - Day 04

Funnily enough, it would have been easier to choose a fic that I wish less people would read.

Day 04 - A fic that you wish more people would read

04. Personal Hero by Mrs. Hamill
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Length: 7660

When noise faded in again, it was Teyla speaking, very softly. In the background, John could hear Rodney's voice bitching and complaining. "...I have never seen him like that, so focused."

"I have." That was Elizabeth. John frowned but couldn't muster the strength to open his eyes. "When he came back from Ford's world, overdosed on Wraith enzyme." Elizabeth made a sound that was mid-way between a chuckle and a sigh. "A core of steel under a mound of bitter marshmallow, that's our Rodney."

If John could have laughed, he would have. Yeah, that described McKay pretty damn well.

Reasons: Mrs. Hamill is famous for her Slouching Toward Bethlehem series as well as her Raising Madison series. I have yet to find anybody mention her other stuff, though I'm sure I'm not the only one that loves it. Personal Hero is a favorite of mine because it gives Rodney a chance to shine in a way that isn't dependent on his brain. He gets to prove that not only is he intelligent, but if necessary he can perform physically under pressure, which is a nice change. Mrs Hamill's characterizations are wonderful and her writing style is engaging, and if I want a quick satisfying read this is the fic I turn to.

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