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Here's the free for all.

As ever, the rules are:

*No more than five prompts in a row.
*No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
*No spoilers in prompts for a month after airing. Use a spoiler cut as needed.
*If you know the character's full name, use it. Also, give the fandom's complete name, too.
*If your fill contains spoilers, warn and leave plenty of space.

There's also a new rule now: if something in the fill could be a trigger, please have a note to warn for it.

Have fun!


Mar. 19th, 2016 08:46 pm (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard, the Sheppard Family is obviously a wealthy one according to 'Outcast', so what is/has John used his money on?
Mar. 20th, 2016 11:51 am (UTC)
Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
“Houston to ATLANTIS. You're insane.”

“ATLANTIS to Houston. Flight, insanity is kind of the hallmark of the Astronaut Corps. Sane people typically don't want to sit on top of a couple of tons of rocket fuel, explode themselves into space, and then, you know, spend time in an oxygen-less void.”

“Houston to ATLANTIS. There is a special level for you, Sheppard, I swear to God—the JUMPER is prepped for launch. You're getting on it when it docks!”

There was a good minute of silence from John's end of the comm, then, with his voice softer, he said, “ATLANTIS to Houston. Rodney, it's fine, we're all okay. Ronon and I are going to continue the EVAs, try to get a better seal on the repair while JPL works on the replacement section,” he took a breath, then, “I'm not injured, neither are Oliver, Jen, Ronon, Amelia, or Teyla. Laura's already back on her feet and Evan will be out of sickbay soon. We're fine.”

“ATLANTIS, Houston, as a reminder, there is a hole in your space station the size of a Buick that you covered with sheet metal and is leaking like a goddamn sieve. Yes, perfectly fine. Oh, wait, that's sarcasm.” He clenched on hand into a fist, refusing to look over at Elizabeth who was no doubt going to be yelling at him later. “But since you're fine, I will let Canaveral know that Launch Prep is rescinded... for the moment. I hold the right to re-evaluate the situation in 48 hours.”

“Houston, ATLANTIS. Thank you, sir. And tell JPL that the usual terms apply. They'll know what it means.”

Rodney rolled his eyes, because who was John kidding. “ATLANTIS, Houston, everyone knows what it means.”

“Aw, do they?”

“Houston to ATLANTIS. Remember your callsigns, ATLANTIS. And yes, Sheppard, we all know.”

John was smiling, Rodney could sense it. “ATLANTIS to Houston, and here I thought I was the epitome of stealth and anonymous donations.”

For the record, John Sheppard was the richest astronaut in the history of NASA. Most came in as the average military man or science doctorate, many carrying their educational loans. They budgeted, balanced checkbooks, accounted for every spent penny. John, however, had come from the kind of family where they wiped their runny noses with fifty-dollar bills and lit hundreds on fire to light a cigarette, and it was common knowledge that he'd come into his trust fund at 22.

And didn't touch it until he was well into his thirties, chosen for the ATLANTIS Crew and listening to a friend at JPL complain about budget cuts.

“Houston to ATLANTIS, perhaps if your finances aren't a matter of public record. Also, may I recommend that when donating to JPL's funding, you don't use the name 'Awesome Space Pilot'?”

“ATLANTIS to Houston, I'll have you know that I only used that name once.”

Lies. It'd been more than once, many more times than once.

Rodney settled back into his chair, a lopsided smile on his face: things weren't great up there, the airlocks would cut off the affected lab and keep the rest of the station pressurized, but two days was a long time and if they had to snark at each other to manage their stress, so be it. “Houston to ATLANTIS. At least it was more tasteful than King John of All Terran Space and Acrobat of the Sky.”

“Houston, ATLANTIS. That's my shortened title. I can give you the full one if you have five minutes.”

“ATLANTIS, Houston. Get back to work, Space Pilot. You've got two days to seal those leaks or the JUMPER will be coming to drag your ass back down here.”

“Houston, ATLANTIS. Wilco.”

Up in her office, watching Mission Control through the plate glass, Elizabeth slipped her radio to a private channel. “Flight.”


“If you need any more of the names John's donated under, I also have a list of the ones he's used for JSC, Kennedy, Space Camp, and the ESA.”

“You're a yenta, Elizabeth. A mettling, ratings-hungry yenta.”
Mar. 20th, 2016 01:28 pm (UTC)
RE: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
I adore this verse so hard. Love John's crazy nicknames and Elizabeth's meddling self and Rodney's fruitless attempts to keep it professional.
Mar. 20th, 2016 04:13 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
I'm glad to hear it, since I'm a little obsessed with Math Nerd!John and Lawyer Verse. Seriously, I look every day to see if there's more of either.

And I have so many nicknames for John that I'm hoping there's reasons in the future to use them. Hand to God, I've got a reference file now where I'm organizing all the little tidbits of the universe.
Mar. 20th, 2016 04:53 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
That little reference file is how you know your verse is for reals. :)
Mar. 20th, 2016 02:19 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
OMG, there's more! Yay! I'm loving this 'verse! John and Rodney's banter is hilarious, and I love all of John's crazy names for himself when he's making charitable donations. Elizabeth colluding with Rodney instead of calling him out for his perhaps less-than-professional behavior was the best!

Love it!
Mar. 20th, 2016 04:21 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
Yay! I'm glad you liked it! I think at this point my WiPs and the John/Elizabeth AU I had running in my head have been shoved out in favor of this one, because damned if I don't spend whole workdays writing it in my head.

Really, I think John just likes when the Donation Thank You Letters come and they're addressed to "Mr. S. O. Bowie". XD
Mar. 24th, 2016 03:22 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
Thanks for the fill!

Of course they're all insane and meddling in each others business, lol.
Mar. 24th, 2016 10:09 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay Pre-Slash. NASA.
Thank you for the prompt! :D Seriously, I feel like the longer you work with a group of people the worse it gets, lol. And Rodney and Elizabeth have known each other a long time.


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