PRIMARY PAIRING: Rodney/John (also Rodney/Teyla/John as an important plot device and foundation for the fic)
RATING: NC17 (mild) for entire fic; G for preview
TIMING: Begins shortly after Enemy at the Gate
SUMMARY: Imagine the future. What if Rodney had been the boss in Atlantis? Or Pegasus? Ah, but not to worry. He merely thought he'd been in charge. And it wasn't John either. It was Teyla whose wisdom prevailed, her vision for her people and all of the worlds in Pegasus compelling her to keep her mind firmly focused on her goals. Her determination and perseverance did not waver, even as she encountered tragic losses throughout her life.
But nothing would extinguish her love for her people, in Atlantis and throughout Pegasus, for her children and, on occasion - when they weren't being too irritating which wasn't often enough - for John and Rodney. Through her, they learnt the true meaning of redemption.
PECULAR QUOTE OF THE DAY: "What would a cat know about heaven?"
Even I have to admit it's never been ascertained why a variety of fish played such a prominent role in this story. But an old man and his Yorkshire terrier proved indispensable.
Just remember, don't let Rodney know he wasn't supposed to be the centre of attention.
WORD COUNT: 58679 words
AUTHOR'S NOTES (partial):
I am so grateful to the two betas who responded to my request: nightshadow_t2
Thanks also to my cheer-leading group (crossborder_bb
) who read snippets of two chapters after I got brave enough to submit them.
Finally, it was an honour for me to have been chosen by artist mapsandlegends
. I don't know how long I can hold my breath until her artwork is revealed.
And just an observation. If you find the spelling odd, please remember, Rodney's not the only Canadian here.
OKAY, ENOUGH WITH THE TALKING. BRING ON THE PREVIEW.( Collapse )
To read more about Rob's adventures in outer space and, oh yes, definitely about Rodney, John and Teyla (the stars of this epic story), stay tuned for the upcoming release of Trinity of One (a tale of love, loss and redemption)
, coming soon to an exclusive BigBang location near you.( Collapse )( Collapse )