Title: The Sentinels of Atlantis
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: SGA & SG1
Pairings: McKay/Sheppard, etc etc
Summary: Sentinel John Sheppard thought he’d spend his life unbonded and then he met Dr. Rodney McKay. The mission to Atlantis is their mutual path and they will gather the strongest, brightest, and best for the mission that will take them to another galaxy.
Cover Art By: fanarts_series
While the main focus of this series is the slash pairing of Sheppard/McKay there are secondary het and a femslash pairings. The pairings that appear in the series: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay, Cameron Mitchell/Vala Mal Doran, Jennifer Keller/Evan Lorne, Matthew Sheppard/Chase Harris, Elizabeth Weir/Simon Wallace, Teyla Emmagen/Ronon Dex, Sam Carter/Daniel Jackson, Laura Cadman/Aidan Ford, Stackhouse/Markham, Bates/Simmons, Radek Zelenka/David Parrish, Anne Teldy/Allison Porter, Jack O’Neill/Patrick Sheppard
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This series is being posted in EPISODES.
The Gathering(34,998 words)
Sentinel John Sheppard thought he’d spend his life unbonded and then he met Dr. Rodney McKay. The mission to Atlantis is their mutual path and they will gather the strongest, brightest, and best for the mission that will take them to another galaxy.
The Chair (4,771 words)
The Expedition comes to Atlantis with the hopes of finding the past and understanding their origins. The city control Chair wakes a part of Radek Zelenka that should have lain dormant and the consequences ripple throughout the entire expedition.
The Guardian (5,155 words)
Sheppard and McKay travel to Athos and meet their Guardian and his consort in an effort to create a relationship between the people of Athos and the expedition. While there they discover a threat like no other they’ve ever known.
The Shield (5,401 words)
Rodney finds a personal shield and his Sentinel suffers when the shield malfunctions.
The Enemy (9,336 words)
On a routine mission, they encounter the Wraith for the first time with potentially devastating results.
The Culling (10,000 words)
The Athosians dial Atlantis in desperation—their Guardian has been culled and they need sanctuary.
The Alliance (10,454 words)
Teyla and Ronon foster a relationship between the Lanteans and the Genii but not everyone agrees with the agreement the two peoples reach.
The Trade (5,600 words)
The Genii try to double cross the Lanteans and the Marines learn the hard way that Radek Zelenka needs protection from no one.
The Return (13,000 words)
Ronon allows the Lanteans to travel to his homeworld but the sight of his devastated world hurts more than he expected. John learns that he has three latent Sentinels on the mission and must determine how best to deal with the likelihood that their circumstances alone might bring them online.
The Legacy (8,500 words)
John has to tell the latent Sentinels on the city of their Satedian genetic legacy.
The Runner (13,000 words)
Jennifer is separated from her Sentinel and taken hostage during a mission by a Runner. What she finds surprises the hell out of her.
The Guide (12,500 words)
The city forces Tyre to come to terms with his needs and the temptation he’s been resisting. Meanwhile, John and Rodney are off world with Cameron and Vala to investigate an abandoned world with an Ancient lab and find something disturbing.
The Sentinel (7,600 words)
Bates comes online during a hostage situation off-world, Tyre and Peter take some time to themselves on the mainland, and John has an unexpected visitor.
The Aftermath (7,100 words)
“The life of a soldier is defined by discipline, shaped by duty, and immortalized in acts of courage in the face of the most dangerous situations.” (Read the companion piece to this story: Breaking Point)
The Tempest (9,000 words)
The Expedition dials Earth and sends them the bad news. John and Rodney take some time on the mainland to reconnect. Patrick Sheppard sticks his nose in SGC business and Jack O’Neill meets Alpha Sentinel Prime James Ellison. (Read companion piece to this story: The Matter of Female Sentinels)
The Catalyst (16,200 words)
Jack O’Neill struggles with coming online so late in his life while John comes to grips with the guilt he’s been repressing concerning his estrangement from his father and brothers.
The Queen (12,700 words)
The expedition finds a geothermal drilling platform on Lantea during the final leg of their planetary search that Rodney insists be investigated for potential use for the city and wake a hibernating Queen. On Earth, David Sheppard moves to Denver so that his son will be close to his father and Jack O’Neill.
The Spirit (9,685 words)
John takes the Sentinels off-world for training and Rodney explores the depth of his bond with his Sentinel when they are forced to stay apart. On Earth, Jack and Andy meet up with something entirely unexpected on the streets of Colorado Springs.
The Choice (11,400 words)
Chase Harris has his first off-planet mission and suffers for it. Meanwhile, Matthew Sheppard has to make a choice about his status at the SGC and in the Navy. Jack O’Neill realizes something important about Charlie and goes to visit his ex-wife.
The Search (Estimated 50,703)
John is drawn to explore an off-world facility but Rodney is concerned by the impact the facility has on his Sentinel. Blair Sandburg and James Ellison take Jack O’Neill and Patrick Sheppard into the jungles of South America on a journey to the Temple of the Sentinels. Matt Sheppard and Chase Harris hitch a ride on a submarine to the Ross Sea in search of what appears to be another Ancient outpost. Sam and Daniel sneak into Egypt to search for a hidden tomb. David and Andy take a trip to Great Britain where they meet up with Carson Beckett. Anne Teldy and Allison Porter step through the gate to a planet on the edge of the Milky Way Galaxy and finds something rather unexpected.
Casting for the Sentinels of Atlantis
While this is a Sentinel/ Stargate: Atlantis crossover – I’ve played fast and lose with pretty much everything from the way a Sentinel/Guide pairing works to the events leading up the Atlantis mission, character ages, etc. Basically, anything was fair game as I created this world. This is definitely AU. RE: Cast pictures — I cast the original Elizabeth Weir and I cast a different actor to play Simon Wallace. I figured if TPTB could cast Carter’s dead Tollan boyfriend that I could cast Carter’s dead Tokra boyfriend instead. Just sayin’. Besides JR Bourne is uber sexy.