Sandstorms by Mithreon

Title: Sandstorms
Author: Mithreon
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Relationship(s):  McKay/OFC, endgame McKay/Sheppard
Rating: Explicit
Genre: Angst, Action/Adventure, Drama, Hurt/Comfort
Word Count: 46818
Warnings: Graphic Depictions of Violence, Descriptions of torture, bugs


The way back turned out to be longer than Rodney had imagined. AU from Trinity. Spoilers for Instinct and Aurora.

Why You Should Read This:

This is a brilliant read for post-Trinity. It’s whumpage for McKay, yes, but it really highlights the issues with that episode and subsequent handling of the storyline.
It does start off with McKay/OFC, but honestly that isn’t the point of the story, and it end with McKay/Sheppard.


  1. I absolutely *LOVE* this fic and was so excited to see it rec’d here 😀

  2. I love this story, that speech by Rodney made an emotional impact and reminded everyone else about casting stones and taking a look at themselves in mirror.

  3. This story is so amazingly good. My heart breaks for Rodney every time I read it.

  4. This is one of my all time favorite stories in any fandom and I keep coming back and rereading it every few months. I quite literally cry a lot every time I read it, I can’t help it as it hurts so much. I keep thinking I won’t the next time I come back to it but I always end up bawling and I am not usually that emotional. Very beautifully written, hurts like hell to read but so worth it.

  5. Oh wow. I’m so glad you rec’d this story as I had never read it. Although my heart ached for Rodney, it was an awesome fic.

  6. unfortunately it is no longer available on the link

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *