CALL ME OUT OF DUSTAuthor: ruricRecipient: bluflamingoPairing:
John/Ronon with mentions of the teamRating:
not mine alas.Author's Notes:
Minor character canon deaths touched on.Summary:
It began, John thinks, the way so many of these things have in his life, with a botched mission. The beer only made an appearance much, much later.( Collapse )Author's note
Dear bluflamingo you gave me a wealth of information to work from but I was particularly captivated by the idea of Ronon protecting John emotionally. I wanted it to be subtle, gentle and take place slowly over an extended period of time and be executed with such finesse that John isn't really aware of what's happening until it's too late and then have it be reciprocal. That's the story I wanted to tell. I wrote then tore it apart and rewrote it. I hope this at least paddles in the shallow waters of delivering that aim!
In my head this takes place over about four to five years tying into the following key episodes: 2x6 Trinity, 2x12 Epiphany, 3x04 Sateda, 4x03 Reunion, 4x15 Outcast and 5x03 Broken Ties.
Nitpicky note on show's consistency!
I checked the calculations for the time dilation field for the Cloister planet (in Epiphany, episode 2x12). If six months have passed for John, and we know that the time dilation is 1:250 (as mentioned by Teyla) this means that John has to have been away from Atlantis for at least 15-20 hours - rather than the couple or few they repeatedly say in the show.