October 26th, 2008

Atlantis

In Your Head by Captain Peregrine (PG-13)

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Rodney McKay/Elizabeth Weir
Fic Title: In Your Head
Author: Captain Peregrine
Link: http://archive.mcweir.com/viewstory.php?sid=243
Rating/Warning: PG13
Genre: AU, episode related, character study, h/c, angst
WIP?: no

Why this must be read:

Rodney looked up at her in surprise and Elizabeth’s heart almost shattered when she saw the look in his eyes. There was surprise, yes, but there was also hope, longing, fear, uncertainty… Rodney’s eyes were always so full of emotion, but she seemed to be the only one who ever noticed.

An AU of Duet, involving Rodney and Elizabeth, rather than Rodney and Laura. The real Duet was a fairly comical episode, but this version is a lot more emotional and serious, mostly due to the existing relationship between Rodney and Elizabeth, although there are some funny moments. The character voices are wonderful, especially as Elizabeth comes to realise what their relationship really means to her. Rodney is at his absolute worst but being in Elizabeth's head gives him a new perspective on this and as such he tries to back away completely, but Elizabeth will not lose him. Radek is probably the best supporting character here, and look out for the brief reference to Radek/Katie, which I suddenly find intriguing  :P


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Coda by peanutbutterer (R)

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Elizabeth Weir
Fic Title: Coda
Author: peanutbutterer
Link: http://peanutbutterer.livejournal.com/41142.html
Rating/Warning(s): R (Sexual content); spoilers from "Adrift" and "Lifeline"
Genre: Angst, episode related, hurt/comfort
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: This is the way Elizabeth comes back (should have come back) to Atlantis, and the whole thing just breaks you a little. Wonderfully written, we see a mending Elizabeth thrust back on a world she never thought she might see again. And we have John, there for her, grounding her, showing her he's real. Something Elizabeth is sure about.

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Come and Join the Dance by mirabile_dictu (NC-17)

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagen
Fic Title: Come and Join the Dance
Author: mirabile_dictu
Link: http://mirabile-dictu.livejournal.com/64615.html
Rating/Warning(s): NC-17
Genre: Romance, angst.
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: It's a lovely story about Rodney and how he deals with an accident that forces him to go and leave Atlantis and take up residence with the Athosians, and how his life changes because of it. He becomes a father, learns to appreciate his team, his family, even more and finds love where he never thought it would be possible, because he's Rodney McKay and could have never hoped she wanted him back. It's becomes Rodney/Teyla story, and the progression is done well. It grows slowly and at the end you're just left smiling at the cuteness that Rodney McKay can sometimes be. Oh, and there's a goat. Named John.

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