Tags: ship: elizabeth weir/steven caldwell

Find A Way

Two SGA Recs: Weir/Caldwell, Keller/McKay

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/Steven Caldwell
Fic Title: Like Barley Bending
Author: regann 
Link: http://regann.livejournal.com/150801.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG
Genre: Romance, drama, episode related ('Critical Mass')
WIP?: No

Why This Must Be Read: Summary: Weir is left with questions for Caldwell, some of which are more personal than others.

There aren't a lot of Weir/Caldwell fics out there, and this, imo, is the absolute best. It's subtle and evocative and maintains the great tension between the two commanders even as it develops their chemistry and camaraderie. The characterization is just spot on for both, and the gentle build up pays off spectacularly. A must read.

Fandom Category: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: Jennifer Keller/Rodney McKay
Fic Title: Night Ops
Author: sholio 
Link: http://friendshipper.livejournal.com/155243.html
Rating/Warning(s): PG-13
Genre: Action/Adventure, Drama, Angst
WIP?: No.

Why This Must Be Read: Summary: When a rescue mission goes FUBAR, McKay and Keller find themselves racing a ticking clock to save Sheppard's life on a lethal, frozen world.

This is a great, long, plotty fic that strands Keller and McKay in the middle of off-world chaos. Jennifer is far from prepared for it, and she gets a crash course in Rodney McKay, as well as what it really means to be part of Atlantis, and a team. I love how tight the characterizations are: Rodney's shrillness, Jennifer's fear and lack of training, all apparent, but not overdone. Their slow bond is believable and gradual and lovely as they deal with scary and horrfying curcumstances. I love a relationship that develops under fire.

Beauty in the Breakdown by Christi (R)

Fandom Category: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: Elizabeth Weir/Evan Lorne, Elizabeth Weir/Steven Caldwell
Fic Title: Beauty in the Breakdown
Author: daisycm83
Link: http://daisycm83.livejournal.com/74575.html
Rating/Warning(s): R, Sexual situations
Genre: Angst
WIP?: Complete

Why This Must Be Read: The subtitle to this fic provides a more apt description than I could craft: Four Ways Elizabeth Weir Never Fell Apart and One Way She May Have.

This is an excellent exploration of the ways in which our expedition leader deals with five of the more trying experiences she's had in Pegasus. It's a well written piece that takes a thoughtful look at Elizabeth, probing the strength and depth of her character -- the core that exists even in weakness.