December 7th, 2019

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Fic Rec: The Long Dark

The Long Dark (1937 words) by LogicGunn
Chapters: 1/12
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis, The Long Dark (Video Game)
Rating: Mature
Warnings: Rape/Non-Con
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Additional Tags: Post-Apocalyptic, Alternate Universe, Mention of War Crimes, Mention of Childhood Neglect, Hunting, Animal Death, Hypothermia, PTSD, Fluff and Angst, Slow Burn, Minor Character Death, Some Frozen Bodies, one scene where John throws a chair at a wall cause he just can't get a grip, and one scene where he has nightmares, alternating pov, So much huddling for warmth and hugging, I know the tags are dark but the fic is 90 percent fluff I swear, Did I mention fluff?

John and Rodney crash land on a remote island in Northern Canada. Based on The Long Dark by Hinterland Games, but you absolutely do not need to have played the game to read this fic.

M rating is for multiple dark themes but I promise it's mostly just the boys falling in love and being adorable (they just talk a bit about difficult pasts events). Please note the warning: there's a very brief attempted non-con attack involving a secondary character and one of the boys in chapter 8, but it's not graphic or gratuitous. If you want any specifics before reading please feel free to message me on Tumblr.

This is only the first chapter, but I know for a fact the author has at least 11 of the 12 chapters written, since I've read them. I've been in a reading slump lately and this fic single-handedly pulled me from it. It's not nearly as dark as it seems, either. It's mostly sweet, with John and Rodney looking out for each other.

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