<b>Title</b>: The Road Refuses Strangers
<b>Author</b>: <lj user="enigmaticblues">
<b>Beta Reader</b>: Sandra
<b>Artist</b>: <lj user="danceswithgary">
<b>Fandom</b>: SG-1/SGA
<b>Characters/Pairings</b>: John/Rodney, Sam/Jack, Daniel/Vala, Evan Lorne/OMC
<b>Genre</b>: Canon AU
<b>Rating</b>: R
<b>Warnings/Enticements</b>: References to past non-con, descriptions of torture and violence (about like what you'd see on the show). Part of my <a href="http://archiveofourown.org/series/10223">If All Else Fails</a> 'verse.
<b>Word Count</b>: 67,000
<b>Summary</b>: Atlantis continues to face enemies in the Pegasus Galaxy, including renewed threats from the Wraith, and continued pressure from Kolya. But those on Atlantis must also decide what kind of relationship they will maintain with those on Earth, and how many refugees they can handle. And as threats continue mounting, and they face increasingly more difficult decisions, something will have to break.
Link to Story: <a href="http://archiveofourown.org/works/949163/chapters/1855011">AO3</a>
Link to Art: <a href="http://archiveofourown.org/works/947863">AO3</a> | <a href="http://danceswithgary.livejournal.com/525853.html">LJ</a> | <a href="http://danceswithgary.dreamwidth.org/476671.html">DW</a>
Author's Notes: Many, many thanks to Sandra, my beta, and to <lj user="danceswithgary"> for her wonderful art. Be sure to check it out and give her some love. Title from the U2 song, “White As Snow.” Written for the 2013 scifibigbang. Although this is the last long fic in the series, I can’t promise there won’t be other, shorter fics in the future. Still, you should consider this series complete.
Future Like A Promise
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Mostly gen; background pairings from previous parts
Spoilers: Sequel to Keep It Together, and part of the If All Else Fails series
Word Count: ~5000
Summary: A day in the life, as seen through the eyes of one Cassandra Frasier.


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“The year after we declared independence was a hard one. We saw a lot of losses, and we were pretty hard-hit. And before you ask, it was difficult to say goodbye to Colonel Mitchell. He was a great help, and we had no idea what the situation was back on Earth. We didn’t want to lose him, but there didn’t seem to be a choice. In the end, we had to do without him, just like we had to do without a lot of people. But the next year—well, the next year we had a huge win, and we lost more than we ever thought we would.”


~Interview with Elizabeth Weir


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Chapter 10: Farewells


“No one wanted Cam to take that mission. No one wanted to say it out loud, but a lot of us were thinking that they might not come back. O’Neill barely escaped, and we had been held by the Goa’uld for two weeks. We talked about going back as a team, but it was judged to be too risky. We were a family, and it’s hard to see someone who’s a member of your family leave, especially if you don’t know if they’re ever coming back.”


~Interview with Vala Mal Doran



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Chapter 9: Life’s Just Like That


“Yeah, so I have a relationship with John. Everybody always asks us about that. Look, it just happened, okay? One minute, he’s my best friend, and the next, we’ve been together for years. I think you’ll find there are a lot of people on Atlantis who would say the same. We all faced extraordinary difficulties together—enemies within and without, food shortages, clothing shortages, you name it. And in the end, all we had was each other. That’s the thing about being on a colony in another galaxy. It doesn’t matter how much you hate someone. They’re still going to be your neighbor.


~Interview with Rodney McKay



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Chapter 10 

Chapter 8:  Coping


“Although we’d planned for the possibility of Atlantis being an independent colony in the event that Operation Phoenix was activated, we weren’t ready. I think if Atlantis had broken free of Earth in the usual way, there would have been a lot of things we would have done differently. I mean, we had plenty of scientists and soldiers, but no tailors or farmers. We had doctors, but not nearly enough. And there were no families—no spouses, no children, no parents—which is great if you’re talking about an outpost, but not so great for a colony that needs to be self-sustaining, and probably for a long period of time.”


~Interview with Sam Carter



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Chapter 9


Chapter 7: The Razor’s Edge


“The problem with having people you care about is that you have ties you can’t just sever. A lot of the people on Atlantis from the second wave had friends and family on Earth they couldn’t abandon, but for those of us who had been on Atlantis for a while, we didn’t like the idea of leaving the city or our friends there, either. So, when we first started talking about taking a recon team back to Earth, I wanted to be on it—but the truth was that I had Laro, and he was the best thing that had ever happened to me. It put me in a tough position.”


~Interview with Evan Lorne




Chapter 8

Chapter 6: Reunion


“To be honest, I wasn’t sure we’d actually make it to Atlantis. I didn’t need to go with the old man, of course. I could have rescued his ass and stayed with Bra’tac and the Jaffa if I’d wanted to fight the Goa’uld and the Ori. But the old man was hurt worse than he’d admit, and Cassie was just a kid. I figured if they needed help, I was it.”




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Chapter 5: Perceived Threats


“In our culture, there is no greater betrayal than for someone to become a Wraith worshipper. Once a person begins to walk that path, his family and friends will turn their backs on him. If he goes where he is not welcomed by others of his kind, he will be killed on sight, because he cannot be trusted not to signal the Wraith, or to sabotage efforts to escape a culling. So, you see, we have ways to deal with Wraith worshippers, but we had no experience with someone like Kolya.”


~Interview with Teyla Emmagan




Chapter 6

Chapter 4: Gathering Intelligence


“Granted, I’m the expert in ancient human civilizations, so I guess it would make sense that I might have some insights into creating a new civilization. Between figuring out what the new rules should be and decrypting the Ancient database, I certainly had my hands full. And since I was the one with the best grasp of the language and the logic, I was about the only person making heads or tails of the information. That might explain why it took me so long to find the information that would end up being most useful.”


~Interview with Daniel Jackson




Chapter 3: An Eye for an Eye


“We expected the Wraith to be a problem, but I had thought we’d reached an agreement with Ladon Radim of the Genii. Kolya’s attack on M7G-677 came as a complete surprise, but that was just the beginning. It seemed that someone had passed along word that Atlantis no longer had the support of Earth, and Kolya saw that as an opportunity to begin a war of attrition, attempting to force our allies to cut us off, thinking they could take Atlantis that way. The Genii greatly underestimated our resolve, however, as well as the faith our friends had placed in us.”


~Interview with Elizabeth Weir



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Chapter 4


Chapter 2: The Hardest Part


“You know, when I was injured in Antarctica, that was bad, no question. But waking up on Atlantis to find that I’d pretty much lost my right arm—that was worse. I guess I’d never seriously considered the idea that I’d be permanently disabled, although maybe I should have considered the possibility, given what happened to my dad. But I always thought I’d die, or retire. Then again, I’d always planned on retiring on Earth, and look how well that turned out.”


~ Interview with Cameron Mitchell



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Chapter 3


Chapter 1: Balance


“As happy as we were to have SGC personnel arrive on Atlantis, it caused some problems. McKay offloaded the soft sciences onto Daniel Jackson, and was happy to do it, but Carter had been in a command position in the SGC. It was a toss-up as to who was more qualified to be CSO of Atlantis, but Rodney had the position by virtue of our charter. And Mitchell—he had a tough recovery. It took us a while to strike a balance.”


~Interview with John Sheppard



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Chapter 2

 Keep It Together
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: NC-17
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.Pairings/Characters: John/Rodney, Evan Lorne/OMC, Sam/Jack, Daniel/Vala
Spoilers: Through SG-1 S9/SGA S2; sequel to If All Else Fails and Tenacity.
Word Count: ~73,000
Summary: As Atlantis begins to solidify its position in the Pegasus Galaxy, it’s threatened by enemies old and new. The addition of new SGC personnel threatens to destabilize the fragile balance on the city, and Atlantis must face the question of what to do about Earth.
A/N: Title from the Guster song by the same name. This fic is complete with 10 chapters, plus the prologue and epilogue. I'll post a chapter every other day until it's all up.




“Once Teal’c and company rescued me, the priority became finding some way to get to Atlantis. We all knew how tough it would be for the SGC teams to get there, and we’d stashed a few naquadah generators just in case, but every team had orders to avoid those stashes if possible in order to avoid giving away the locations. We didn’t know how much the Goa’uld knew about Atlantis, but we figured it was plenty. So, we took a ship because we had one available, and we didn’t want to risk walking into a trap. It seemed like the best option we had, even though it took a little longer to get where we were going.”


~Interview with Jack O’Neill



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Chapter 1


Aug. 15th, 2011 11:34 am

Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: PG-13
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairings/Characters: Teal’c, Master Bra’tac, Cassie Fraiser, Jack O’Neill, Clone!Jack
Spoilers: Through mid-S9 of SG-1. AU after that.
Word Count: ~7500
Summary: Teal’c is nothing if not tenacious.
A/N: Written as a timestamp fic for my scifibigbang story, If All Else Fails. You’ll want to read that one first. Also, I’ve never been to Malstrom Air Force Base, so any similarities to the real thing are purely accidental.

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If All Else Fails
Author: enigmaticblue
Rating: R
Disclaimer: I don’t own these characters; too bad, so sad.
Pairing/Characters: Sam/Jack, John/Rodney (pre-slash), Lorne/OMC, Daniel/Vala
Spoilers: Through S9 of SG-1 and S2 of SGA, although anything is fair game.
Warnings: Refers to off-screen sexual assault, torture, and the usual violence.
Word Count: ~70,000
Summary: Technically, it’s known as Operation Phoenix, but that’s a little too optimistic for Jack, who calls it the WAFGON plan: We’re All Fucked; Get Out Now.
A/N: Written for [community profile] scifibigbang 2011. Title from the Over the Rhine song, “Latter Days”

Many, many thanks to S., for her hand-holding and cheerleading, and to [profile] gategirl7 for her beta work. And thanks to [personal profile] shaddyr from the bottom of my heart for talking me back from the metaphorical ledge, and for helping Ronon sound like Ronon. If there are any mistakes remaining, they're all my own.

And yes, this is technically the first part in a series, but it stands alone.

Master Art Post: Here!

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