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Fic Rec: Back To You

Back to You (41458 words) by DraconisWing24441
Chapters: 11/11
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Mature
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Evan Lorne, Radek Zelenka, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Missing in Action, Eventual Happy Ending, Post Episode: s05e20 Enemy at the Gate, Idiots in Love, Angst and Hurt/Comfort, Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Feelings Realization, Aftermath of Torture

When Atlantis finally got the go-ahead to return to Pegasus, Rodney didn’t go with them. He stayed on Earth, with Jennifer. As the months pass, though, Rodney finds he misses more about his time in Atlantis than he realized. He also realizes—with a little help from one Jeannie Miller—that perhaps his unrequited crush on his best friend may not be as unrequited as he’d originally thought. So, newly single, Rodney sets plans in motion to move back to Atlantis but his return is not what he thought it would be.

John Sheppard has gone missing and no one knows where he is. In order to find out if John returns his feelings, Rodney first has to find him.

This is one of those fics with a lot of comfort. Sometimes you just want to read a fic where John and Rodney are clearly in love and aren't afraid to be affection with one another, and this is that fic. Lots of touching and kissing and asjfka;a

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 I've been really tired lately. I always make sure to leave enough time for me to get 8 hours of sleep, but when I wake up I still feel like I need more. On my days off, I take a small nap, and I still feel ready for bed at my normal work time. Also on my days off, I usually end up with a headache, though I suspect that's because the light from my laptop is angering my eyes. I've got this add-on called Dark Reader that turns websites dark. I might leave it on for a bit, see if that makes a difference. And every now and then, I'll be walking, and I'll briefly feel unbalanced, like I'm leaning too far to one side even though I know I'm not. I don't have a primary care physician, but perhaps I'll call around.

My writing is inching along. It's like trying to get blood from stone, but if I can just get the words out...

I've been bouncing between fandoms. I'm rereading Daredevil fics, some Due South, and even Witcher fanfic even though I've still yet to see the show. There's just SO MUCH I want to watch and it feels like I never have enough time. As always, the majority of my reading is McShep. I'm reading seaward's latest, Atlantis 2020: Milestones. Before that I was on a McShep kid!fic binge, which i might resume once I have A2020 read.

I'm also reading The Bookish Life of Nina Hill and I relate so hard to the MC. I think it's also a case of my needing a book like this - something quiet and fun but safe. I'm feeling emotionally exhausted these days and have so little to spare.

This post is more of a downer than I meant it to be. I really am doing well! I opened up a savings account at my bank. Can only put like $5 in every now and then, but it's something. Between that and the 401k I set up at work, I feel like a real life adult!

I am going to end this post with a link to Harrison Ford being absolutely BAFFLED by lingo. It's made me laugh like 5 times. This entry was originally posted at Please comment there using OpenID.
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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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