Joined !Stargate Fanworks
forum, so here's an #SGA
that is hopefully going to crosspost!Keepsakes
(11657 words) by Taste_is_Sweet
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Teyla Emmagan, Ronon Dex, Elizabeth Weir, Carson Beckett, Evan Lorne, Other(s)
Additional Tags: Episode Related, Alternate Universe, Alternate Universe - Canon, Angst, Hurt/Comfort, SGA Secret Santa 2012, Episode: s02e08 Conversion, First Kiss, Team, Community: hc_bingo, Rodney's Orange Fleece, Bingo
Summary:Rodney looked confused, then angry. "It’s not a
cage," he said, like she’d insulted him. "It’s a
habitat. There’ll be a pond--fresh water, of course!--and trees, and--""John had very specific wishes about what should happen to him if he couldn’t be cured, Rodney," Elizabeth said.
John goes full on bug and Rodney builds him a habitat in the city. This is painful in the best ways -- the team's grief over losing John, Rodney's constant and somewhat desperate survey of John to see if John's still in there -- but as hope sneaks in, the story turns bittersweet, and then just sweet. Wonderful descriptions of bug!John and his habitat, and lots of good teaminess.