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Title: Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Author: sholio
Recipient: argosy
Pairing: McKay/Keller
Rating: PG-13
Word Count: 33,000 *koff*
Warning: Contains some relatively mild horror-movie-esque imagery and creepiness
Spoilers: Set post-Enemy at the Gate, potential spoilers for all aired episodes.
Disclaimer: Not mine, do not own.
Author's Notes: Thank you to astridv for the excellent (and fast!) beta.

Summary: John is dealing with his teammates' love lives just like any other emotional issue: by ignoring the situation and hoping it goes away. But when a mission gone wrong traps John, Rodney and Jennifer a thousand feet beneath New Lantea's ocean -- injured and out of touch with Atlantis, with the clock running down and a mysterious enemy in pursuit -- they're either going to have to work out their differences ... or die trying.

( Devil and the Deep Blue Sea )


Jan. 10th, 2010 02:30 am (UTC)
You do hurt/comfort like nobody's business. Seriously. With a wonderful John-angst cherry on top. And now Keller's along to help with the worst of the damage -- well, the physical damage, even as she complicates and tries to help resolve the interpersonal problems. It's refreshing, too, to see that Rodney and Jennifer and John can get along if they work at it, instead of one pair having to take precedence over the other. (And three cheers for woman-positive stuff like the not-pink race cars and Jennifer not necessarily being good at relationships just because she has two X chromosomes!)

Really loved this. Truly alien life is always a treat in SGA stories, and having it be coral here ("brain coral" was great!) is both brilliant and creepy. Because of course there'd be fascinating marine life on a planet that's mostly ocean! Nice foreshadowing with the joke about blowing up the manta rays, too.

Also, light bulb jokes. Physics light bulb jokes. \o/
Feb. 11th, 2010 07:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! This was a really fun story to write, and I wasn't sure about the reception that it'd get, so I'm delighted that it seems to have gone over well. I really enjoy exploring interpersonal dynamics; doing so while they're being chased by alien zombies is pretty much just how their lives seem to go sometimes. *g* I'm glad you liked it!


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