While no one knows the real identity of the Falcon and his band of soldiers, the entire ton is familiar, and perhaps a little in love, with his exploits. The Falcon swoops into Genii controlled areas - daring and audacious - freeing scientists and information. The ton is a light with gossip: they say the Falcon flies in and out as daringly as his namesake suggests. They his recklessness is unmatched. They say he can’t be caught.
Marchioner Rodney McKay-Sheppard most certainly does not have the constitution for such treacherous, and fearsome work, but he does what he can to support the cause. A brilliant a scientist, Rodney designed the cryptography system the Falcon uses to keep messages between the Falcon and his allies secure from prying Genii eyes. It has remained maddeningly impervious to any Genii attempts to crack it, while the Genii’s own cyphers are easily broken and laid bare by him.
If only his marriage to the Marquis John Sheppard was as simple for him to solve as the Genii codes.
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02 Aug 2020
Rodney was released from the infirmary with painkillers, icepacks, and a strict injunction to limit all unnecessary speech for at least three days.
Canon AU loosely based on the 1945 film in which Spencer Tracy is a scientist working on a secret government project and Katharine Hepburn is the widow who enters into an unusual marriage with him.
Rodney is a 16-year-old going to MIT, and asked to be able to room alone for his freshman year. Due to university policy, he instead is forced to room with Mathematics major John Sheppard, who is aiming for his Master’s before going off to do whatever people with Master’s degrees in Mathematics do.
At first absolutely at each other’s throats, Rodney and John come to consider each other friends. Then something more that both of them are too afraid to voice until it all comes to a head.
The full title is Birds Fly in Different Directions (I Come Home).
John and Rodney are stranded on Earth when the apocalypse hits, and embark on a trip in the woods from an unidentified rural area to Cheyenne Mountain. Don’t be fooled: this is not a survival, man vs. nature fic. There’s a lot of philosophical discussions, lighting of (camp)fires, and John eats two Oreos with varying degrees of success.