Title: In the Place of Jackals – companion image: Elba
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: NC-17 (fic), G (art)
Warnings: Violence, minor character death, implied/ambiguous major character death, psychological torture
Genre: Angst, romance, established relationship
Word Count: 18,310
Able I was ere I saw Elba.
Why You Should Read This:
Since Reverse Bang 2013 is about finished posting, thought it was time to dust off a piece from a previous year. And we haven’t had any McKay/Sheppard fic rec’d here in a while, so I thought I’d fix that, too!
This is a haunting piece of work for the 2011 SGA Reverse Bang challenge (link goes to 2011 master list).
DWG created an amazing piece of art that Auburn has more than done justice to.
Rodney is alone, imprisoned on an alien planet with a broken Stargate. His team is captured and, to keep them alive, he must do the work required by his captors. That his work bodes nothing good for humanity for the work they want is a weapon of mass destruction, is a challenge and a curse.
The story of how Rodney got to here, his relationship with John and the inevitable (and ambiguous) ending adds to the power of the story.
If you missed it in 2011, go and read it now!