The Checkmate ‘Verse

Title:  The Checkmate ‘Verse

Author: beadattitude

Fandom: Stargate Atlantis

Pairing: McKay/Sheppard

Rating: PG if you squint, until the very end.  As this is a collection of shorter works that make up a larger tale, the author does actually offer ratings on each chapter.

Genre: Romance, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, and a judicious amount of furry fluffy  angst.  Just enough to give you a sweet little ache.  The whole thing is entirely adorable.  Happy!fic?  *flails*


The very best summary I could possibly give is from the author’s Master Post:

Day 1
*Prologue: A Lieutenant Colonel Walks Into a Spirit House On Two Legs And Runs Out On Four, Or, And Now, For Your Edification, An Unscheduled Spirit Walk  (please note:title is almost as long as chapter)
Why You Should Read This:

Because it’s  guaranteed leave you smiling.  It’s good for what ails you, no matter what it is.  Okay, so it’s animal!fic… but it’s utterly irresistible!  Despite the fact that fact that during the vast majority of the tale, John is encountering Atlantis from an entirely new perspective, it still somehow manages to be deeply romantic.  This began as a single short tale, ‘Checkmate’, which occurs on Day 15 on The Checkmate Timeline.   Other tales were added – there’s now  more than forty tales in the ‘verse, each a charming little morsel on it’s own.   Be sure to start with Day 1 and the Prologue – you won’t want to miss a single post!


  1. Thank you for recommending this. The whole serise is sooo cute and adorable. Anyone that loves cats should read this. Even if you don’t love fluff fics, it will just make you feel better. Yes the characters remain IC. I give it A 12 out of 10.

  2. I very much appreciate the recommendation for this series. It is truly awesome, beautifully written. I read every single entry and could not be more captivated. It is a keeper for sure.

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