Title: Paper Cranes (Upstairs, Downstairs)
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Word Count: ~19,000
Genre: First Time, Romance, Humor
Summary: “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!”
Why You Should Read This: I am ridiculously enthusiastic about this fic. It’s my favorite from this year’s McShep Match challenge. Rodney accompanies John to his brother’s wedding, leading to moments that are laugh out loud funny. This fic had me tweeting quotes as I read along, and it’s just…it’s such a feel good fic – reading it made me happy. There’s cookie making and Rodney interacting with children, discussions about dogs and a surprise appearance. There are OC’s, but I really liked them, and Rodney becomes an honorary bridesmaid. If that last bit doesn’t convince you to read, I’m not sure what will.