And speaking of which, I mostly finished this up a couple days ago, but then I thought I'd save it for today and do a little hobbit-style birthday celebrating, and at the same time I finally updated my fanfic site with the rest of the SGA stories I've done in the last couple of months that I hadn't put up yet -- all, uh, *mutters fast* ten of them.
Many many thanks to Cesca, Julad, Mia, resonant for fabulous beta work, and to Ces for my very own miniature particle accelerator (heee) -- and special mention to Merry for the boyband line. (And Julad, I changed the ending, you were right as usual. *g*)
Spoilers for all of season 1; everything else is speculation. Set post-Siege 2 and beyond.
A Beautiful Lifetime Event (29,581 words)
Life is what happens when you're busy making other plans.
"Well, how was I supposed to know?" Rodney yelled, wide-eyed and panicky. "You're the one who activated it!"
"You're the one who told me to touch it!" John yelled back.
"Oh, like you didn't want to!" Rodney said.
"I didn't know what the hell it was going to do!"
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