gets a double bang, thus only posting to !!Stargate Fanworks
:paper cranes (upstairs, downstairs)
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Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Relationships: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard, Dave Sheppard/Original Female Character
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, Dave Sheppard, Nancy Sheppard, Sam Carter, Original Characters
Additional Tags: Meet the Family, Weddings, DADT Repeal, Companionable Snark, McShep Match Challenge
"Oh my God," Rodney says, stricken. "This is—this is one of those British costume dramas Ronon always wants to watch and I'm the uncouth American!"
John goes back home for Dave's wedding and brings Rodney with him. I love this story. We get John's family through Rodney's eyes, Rodney trying to navigate through this privileged world he's unfamiliar with, wonderful moments between John and Rodney where John's off his game and Rodney's incredibly patient with him in his own Rodney way, and just, their relationship, slowly moving from best friends to the couple everybody already assumes they are. It's impeccably written with spot-on characterization and fantastic use of Sam.