Pairing: McKay/Sheppard; Background het pairings
Word Count: 38,000
Disclaimer: Definitely not mine, though I do have a lot of fun with them.
Warnings: Graphic violence and depiction of injuries.
Author's Notes: I was lucky enough to get tarlanx! I've enjoyed her stories starring the myriad of actor David Hewlett's characters for years and was really happy to have the chance to give her something back this time. She wanted a McKay-centric story with angst, hurt/comfort, drama, action/adventure and humor, but mostly a plot. :) She also really wanted a story using one of the alternate universes from the TV series.
All I can say is that I tried very, very hard to give you the kind of story I thought you'd like, Tarlanx. (This fic is try number four, as a matter of fact.) I really hope you enjoy this!
Happy holidays! And thank you again for all your wonderful stories.
I also want to thank my Betas of Awesome: squeakyoflight and anna_bird. You both are hugely appreciated, as always. Any inadvertent goofs or suckage was put in after they went over the story, and are entirely my fault.
Summary: "Oh my God. We've landed on fucking Pern."
( Beasts of War and Burden )