Pairing: Rodney McKay/Teyla Emmagen
Fic Title: Ashna and Eshon
Genre: het, friendship, drama
Why this must be read:
"That's not the point," Rodney quibbled. "Okay. Well, it's sort of the point. It's a point. But think about it – the only word we have for her position is exactly the same word we use to describe the leader of her people's sworn enemy. Our sworn enemy."
Apart from the fact that it attempts to answer the ultimate scifi question of how does everyone understand each other/speak the same language?? People will often write about the shared interest that Rodney and Teyla have in music and this is kind of similar, as it looks at the meaning behind words and how one language (English) can limit a person's understanding of another (Athosian). And its very sweet to see Rodney finally work out why he is so upset that for all this time they have been referring to Teyla in the same way as they refer to the Wraith and the interest he takes in Teyla's son and ensuring that he knows about his culture :)