The Sentinels of Atlantis (Series)

Title: The Sentinels of Atlantis
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate: SGA & SG1 (Sentinel Fusion)
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.
Author’s Note: This series was inspired by the Sentinel/SGA series The Unlikely and Unwilling by Ladyholder.
Warnings: Violence, explicit sex, adult language
Rating: NC-17

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

This series is being posted in EPISODES.

Episode: 01
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.

Episode:  02
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.

Episode:  03
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.

Episode:  04
The Shield (5,401 words)
Rodney finds a personal shield and his Sentinel suffers when the shield malfunctions.

Episode:  05
The Enemy (9,336 words)
On a routine mission, they encounter the Wraith for the first time with potentially devastating results.

Episode: 06
The Culling (10,000 words)
The Athosians dial Atlantis in desperation—their Guardian has been culled and they need sanctuary.

Episode:  07
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.

Episode: 08
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.

Episode: 09
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.

Episode: 10
The Legacy (8,500 words)
John has to tell the latent Sentinels on the city of their Satedian genetic legacy.

Episode: 11
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.

Episode: 12
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.

Episode: 13
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.

Episode: 14
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)

Episode: 15
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 the companion piece to this story: The Matter of Female Sentinels)

Episode: 16
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.

Episode: 17
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 they wake a hibernating wraith Queen. On Earth, David Sheppard moves to Denver so that his son will be close to his father and Jack O’Neill.

Episode: 18
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.

Episode: 19
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.

Episode: 20
The Search (50,703 words)
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

John Sheppard

Colonel John Sheppard
(actor: Joe Flanigan)

Rodney McKay

Dr. Rodney McKay
(actor: David Hewlett)

Lt. Colonel Mitchell
(actor: Ben Browder)

Vala Mitchell
(actress: Claudia Black)

Ronon Dex
(actor: Jason Momoa)

Teyla Emmagen
(actress: Rachel Luttrell)

Major Evan Lorne
(actor: Kavan Smith)

Dr. Jennifer Keller
(actress: Jewel Staite)

Dr. Elizabeth Weir
(actress: Jessica Steen)

Dr. Simon Wallace
(actor: JR Bourne)

Dr. Radek Zelenka
(actor: David Nykl)

Dr. David Parrish
(actor: Jonathan Young)

Lt. Laura Cadman
(actress: Jaime Ray Newman)

Lt. Aidan Ford
(actor: Rainbow Sun Francks)

Sergeant Marcus Stackhouse
(actor: Boyan Vukelic)

Sergeant Jason Markham
(actor: Joseph May)

Sentinel Tyre Daos
(actor: Mark Dacascos)

Dr. Peter Grodin
(actor: Craig Veroni)

Sergeant Dean Bates
(actor: Dean Marshall)

Dr. Graham Simmons
(actor: Tobias Mehler)


Captain Chase Harris
(actor: Chris Pine)

Commander Matthew Sheppard
(actor: Jensen Ackles)

Major Anne Teldy
(actress: Christina Cox)

Dr. Allison Porter
(actress: Nicole de Boer)

Major General Jack O”Neill
(actor: Richard Dean Anderson)

Dr. Patrick Sheppard
(actor: Viggo Mortensen)

Lt. Colonel Samantha Carter
(actress: Amanda Tapping)

Dr. Daniel Jackson

Dr. Daniel Jackson
(actor: Michael Shanks)

Sentinel Marius
(actor: Ryan Reynolds)

Bastien (James McAvoy)

(Actor: James McAvoy)


Declan Frost
(Tyler Hoechlin)

Sean Taylor Actor: Orlando Bloom

Sean Taylor
(actor: Orlando Bloom)


Author’s Notes

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.


  1. Need more stories and I am a stalker…kinda…from a long distance…and online because I hate hiding under bushes and trees. There are bugs ya know. Anyhoo just waiting for more.

  2. Woot! I was linked to this via a mediacon group–how did I miss it? I’ve been gobbling up your “What Might Have Been” fics as fast as you post them, then going back to nibble them possessively while awaiting the next. Now I find there’s a juicy Sentinel crossover to enjoy!! ::licks lips with anticipation:: Mmmmm, nom nom nom…. Thank you!

  3. I absolutely cannot wait for more in this series! Crossovers make me leery, but this one hooked me right away. The immediate attraction that went deeper than just physical was palpable. Mmm. Yes. More please! I hope!

  4. LOVE this crossover idea, how you are execute it, and would love to see more.

  5. oh wow, the cover art is amazing! when will we be seeing more stories for the series to go with the amazing cover art? *puppy eyes* me just loves it so much!
    oh, and i pulled up google and popped in ‘Ronon is from Sadeta’ before, hoping to bring up a good fan profile or something to find some details, and the first thing that came up in the google search? chapter three of bleeding love at keira’s world! you top the list! cool, huh?

  6. I just re-read the story and I can’t wait to see another part. How do they feel in Atlantis? How does having Sentinels on the away parties change the series events? I love how John and Rodney interact with the other Sentinels? Please write more.


  7. I too have re-read the story and I just can’t wait when the other part of the story comes. I just love the crossing between the Stargate series and the Sentinel. I’m just wondering, will Ronon be a Sentinel? Because in Stargate: Atlantis, he says that he is “Specialist” Ronon Dex, could that mean specialist means sentinel in Sateda?!

  8. I love what you’ve done with this series. The Sentinel has always been one of my favorite fandoms and I love seeing a crossover into the SGA world. And John and Rodney’s relationship is great. I can’t wait to read more.

  9. I love this fic! This is a great series and I can’t wait to read more!

  10. So I just reread this story and… I STILL LOVE IT!!! (yes, I’m one of those people who’s not so very good – read: terrible – at commenting, but this time I thougth it impossible not to)

    I just adore this series! And the part towards the end with the marines, armed to the teeth, appear in the gate room ten minutes after John ‘projects’ that they’ve found Vala was brilliant!

    Well, I’ll stop rambling now… Great work! And happy new year, by the way!

  11. This is the best Sentinel/SGA fusion that I have ever read and i have read quite a few. i sure hope u write more in this universe. I am a huge fan of your writing it is great and your characters development is exceptional. Keep the stories coming. 🙂

  12. Rodney and John what a stellar Sentinel pair. And your secondary combinations WOW! Any story that contains Vala, Lorne, and Daniel rules.

  13. This is my fave sentinel/sga story. I’ve reread it several times and I love it more. Can’t wait for more in this ‘verse.

  14. Okay, I have to admit that I’ve never seen anything from the sentinel series, but I’ve looked up enough info on line to basically figure out what’s going on if there’s ever a crossover fic that I come across…I also have to admit that this is my FAVE sentinel/SGA fic EVER! I love your style of writing. You’ve got me hooked on this and I can’t wait for more..well I COULD I’m just going to be impatient about it and then squeal like a little school girl whenever you finally post more. ^_^ It’ll be entertaining for my son at the very least.

    So really basically I’m saying Thank-you for being made of awesomeness!

  15. Just finished this again as I had insomenia as I wanted a fresh comarrision to The Awakinging uni and after rereading I would definately say they hare differnt universes sort of half way between Canon SGA and Sentinels of Altantis.

    In this one Sentinels seem to the a creation of the Ancients and all Sentinel and Guides have the Gene and interact with the Chair.

    As Awakening is clsoer to Canon it is entirely possble the Sentinel genes have nothing to do with the Ancient Gene, thise with the ATA are decended from the Ancients who came back but they woudd alsi by default be descended from humans so it is very possible in the Awakening Universe for a person to have both the ATA and the Sentinel or Guide Genes the ATA fom their Alteran ancestors and the Sentinel/Gude from their human ancestors this of cause mean in te Awakening Stargate universe you would have ATA by itself, Sentinel/Guide by themself and the convergence the Seninel or Guide with the ATA, the ATA could be the trigger for the evolution of the sixt sense to the next stage after all the Alteran were close to Assenion when they came back to Earth they already had many of the sensory gifts just from their advance evolution during the plague era in the milky way as shown by the woman they found in the Ice the intraction fo the two different genetic evolutions would be unexpected as it would be the combination first an second evlution gentics into something new a hybrid strain that could possbly be stronger than both parents then add Carson ATA therapy tp the Pure Human strand and god knows what the result would be possibly a synthic thirds strand that could breed true thile the natral hybrids

    Well have fun contemplatiing my off the wall theories hopefor more stories of any sort soon

  16. Hi…just a thought. Do you think you could write a sort-of side story about how Mitchell and Vala met? I think it might be pretty neat. 🙂

  17. I can’t wait to read it. I absolutely loved that series.
    Thank you for taking the time to share your writings,

  18. sound very good, i can’t wait for read you.
    Thanks to share your world again ma chère.

  19. Will it be up-date Wednesday morning, afternoon, or night?

  20. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

    *sheepish grin*

    Okay, I promise to behave.

    *drools over the massive teaser that is your update*

    *counts the hours until Wednesday*

  21. Oh wow. What a wonderful present. You constantly amaze me with your writing> I plan on a relaxing day of reading tomorrow.

  22. Whoo Hoo!!!!!

    I am sooooo excited to see that you will be writing more in this series. I enjoyed the first one and to find out there are a lot more planned… well that’s just great news.

  23. Looks everyone was rereading the 1st part in prep for Wed’s update!! That’s all I’ve done at work today. Still a great story and my expectations are high but I know you can (and will) exceed them.

  24. OMG, laughs delightedly, just reading the summaries is enough to get me all intrigued, and excited. I love your creative mix of these two series, and am looking forward to these stories. I have always thought the Sentinel was a great crossover vehicle with almost most any other fandom. You have taken that theory to the next level, and created something new and wonderful. Bounces excitedly, and waits patiently. Thank you. -SB

  25. Loved the latest addition to the series and I am very interested in the episodes that you have summaries listed for. Can’t wait to see more of your fascinating stories.

  26. more please again wow awesome

  27. I think I love you! OMG! *bouncing in anticipation* at those awesome angsty, h/c’y teasers!

  28. I just want to say thank you so much for all the effort and time you put into writing these fanfictions. I love the Sentinels of Atlantis series. I love how it feels like I’m watching the tv show because you post one like every week and you have the previews for the next ones already up. Just wanted to say thank you so much again for the Sentinels of Atlantis and the What Might Have Been series. You are totally made of win.

  29. i just love your stories you seem to have brought all your characters to life and not just in this series i really envy that talent you’ve got just fantastic can’t wait for the next chapter

  30. I love this series in fact I love all your stories you seem to to be able to bring all your characters to life main and secondary its a enviable talent I can;t wait for the next chapter to see how John & Rodney deal with the wraith keep up the good work

  31. Thanks for another intriguing chapter. Can’t wait for more.

    Will there be more episodes than the ones already listed? Yeah, I’m just greedy like that, sorry. :0)

  32. I just want to say WOW, I love this series! I am in awe with how you write so many characters with so much depth! John and Rodney are always my very favorite paring, but I so love the interactions between the other Sentinel and Guide pairs too!

    All I can say is THANK YOU for sharing your talent. 🙂

  33. I just have to say that I love this story, and the rest of your writing too, especially “What Might Have Been.” You do a superb job of making the characters come alive, especially the original ones, and giving them each a “voice” that is real. Thanks for sharing and keep it coming!!!

  34. I was watching episodes of The Sentinel on Syfy(I really hate that they had to dumb down the spelling)yesterday and I was shocked to see some Atlantis cast. Major Kawolsky and Major Lorne playing villains. I laughed so much. Just thought I’d share.

  35. I love that you added more stories. I’ve always had a soft spot for Zelenka and I’m really glad that you have a story summary that makes him even more awesome.

  36. Okay, I really do understand all about the dateline…

    I’ve been living on the other side of the planet for a decade. I can read the world clock like a champ, and yeah, I really do get the fact that Oz is pretty much the Land of Tomorrow.

    This does not, however, prevent me from wistfully hitting the ‘refresh’ button – just in case – on Update Wednesdays, even if it’s just barely sun up on *my* Wednesday… ’cause you know you’re Just That Good.

    And I’m thoroughly and shamelessly addicted to Keira!fic.

  37. I love your fic. I wanted to take a moment to tell you how wonderful it is. I was heartbroken for you when your hard drive crashed. *tear* I, like many others I am sure, are waiting patiently for your next installment. Please know that reading your stories has given me hours and hours of pleasure. I have re-read most of it. I am guessing that it may be a while until the next update because of the crash.

    Oh and I can’t tell you how excited I am that you are posting something in the “Coming Home” world. I am really super excited to read that, as I love all of Xanthe’s stuff.

  38. Yummy Yummy Yummy. I’m loving this fic!
    Oh and… lol, running out of September!!!

  39. Darn, December can’t come soon enough. But with the holiday seasons going into full swing soon, the time will pass by fast and December will be staring us in the face before we know it. Your fics are worth the wait and eagerly looking forward to chapter 8.

  40. Oh, hurray!

    There’s an update date!



    *scampers off to re-read*

  41. This story was recommended on SG1 to Cascade and I love it so far. Even though I promised myself I would never read a WIP again. 🙂

    Great Work, thanks for sharing.

    • Well it’s not really a WIP– it’s a series of short stories and novellas. LOL. So– ya know.

      • “This story was recommended on SG1 to Cascade and I love it so far. Even though I promised myself I would never read a WIP again. :-)”

        Same here… but here I am, happily following “Sentinels of Atlantis” and “What Might Have Been”. Twist my arm, make me re-read the series every time you post a new episode…

  42. Is it December yet?!! ^_~ I adore this series. Been a huge fan of the Sentinel, so it was really easy to fall in love w/ those same dynamics portrayed in the SGA Universe. Looking forward to the next episode. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful works of ficton! Cheers.

  43. Can I second the post above me? 😉

    8 more days to go until December…

  44. O Keira, i’m so hooked on your stories! I love John and Rodney together like that. Love all the others too. Can’t wait for December. Not so long anymore…

  45. Diva0789(Michelle)

    woot woot…december!

  46. *proceeds to engage in the Official Geriatric Fangirl Chairdance of Anticipatory Glee*

    Yay! It’s December! And all I want for Christmas is another part in ‘Ties That Bind’ and ‘Sentinels of Atlantis’!

    *waves my pom poms*

    WMHB is my first love, and I’ll wait (sort of) patiently (or at least I’ll make an effort to *appear* patient) until you hatch Ring of Fire.

    Yes, your fic is worth the wait!

    *goes back to doing a slightly more genteel version of the December celebratory jig*

  47. Holy smokes! I found something you’ve written that I haven’t read (I don’t think I have, but it’s too early in the morning for me to know for sure)

    This is a problem! *reads <3*

  48. thank you for the major amounts of eye candy in the character list and all the great fic you’ve been posting the last year.

  49. Love the pictures…but if I’m reading this right then Elizabeth is (of will be?) a Sentinel?! Oh wow! She’s going to freak!

    But. No Laura & Aiden pics. *is sad*

    Thanks so much!!

  50. I look at this page and just go RAWR!

  51. yummie the cast.

    I love JR Bourne, with his white, so white teeths lol.

    It’s a very lovely cast, gorgeous and sexy, make envy to see a movie with them.

    OH MY GOD!!!


    I didn’t think you’d update again so soon… I am (as I’m sure you’ve noticed, flippin bouncing off the walls!) THANK YOU!
    I’m going to go read now.
    @floats away on happy fan girl glee@

  53. Love the pictures. And your choice of J. R. Bourne for Simon Wallace. Sanford never really clicked for me, and certainly doesn’t deserve the Elizabeth you’ve created.

  54. I love when you put these pic pages together. :o)

  55. the adding is gorgeous, seriously this pairing is hot and feral, honey skin and lovely eyes.

    thanks for make us dream.

  56. I just read the latest story and had to check for pictures to see who you added. You made my day when I saw Who you chose to be Tyre. Marc is a fav of mine and I watch anything with him in it. I love all your stories and this was just icing on the cake. Can’t wait to read more.

  57. OK, I am trying to figure this out.
    Major Anne Teldy and Dr. Allison Porter are listed as a sentinal and guide pair on this page and I can’t remember reading about them in this series. Seeing as the expedition has already left earth, they can’t be part of the initial group. Teldy can’t be one of the three sentinals that Keller identified because they are Weir, Bates, and Stachhouse. In The Runner, Rodney mentioned needing Daniel to figure out Sateda. Does that mean that the Daetelus (or other ship) will bring Daniel and Sam out along with more people that will include Teldy and Porter?
    I am really enjoying this as well as all of your other writing. Thank-you.

  58. Is there any chance of Matt Sheppard joining the story? He’s a very enjoyable character, and JA is very drool worthy! *checks chin*

  59. When are you posting the next episode? I’ve been re-reading like mad just to keep myself occupied while we wait.

  60. I slowly made my way again through the entire series and now I have a question. If Sentinels and Guides are originally from Sateda, what about Vala’s world? I remember Rodney telling John she was the first Guide they found outside Earth. But later Vala tells Parish that on her world, Guides choose their Sentinels, as opposed to what happen on Earth, so she’s not unique. Can you give me some backround about Vala’s world, if possible, please?

    • The Ancients brought them back to Earth and from there they spread out over the Milky Way Galaxy but Goa’uld oppression kept the Sentinel/Guide genes latent on many worlds. Vala was the first Guide they found but she wasn’t the last– through her they were able to connect with an entire underworld of Sentinel/Guide pairs in the Milky Way but I never really discussed that in the story because it didn’t further the plot of the Atlantis angle.

      • That is a really interesting possibility, but couldn’t we assume that the Tok’ra would have, at least peripherally, heard about this underground in some way? And if they had, wouldn’t Sam have already known about them? Or was running into Vala more of an accumulation of what they knew was out there?
        (I swear I’m not a deranged fan needing every little thing laid out, but I liked that idea and it twisted in my head a bit.)

        • Well in this AU Sam was never a Tok’ra host and Vala was never a host either. Though I haven’t mentioned it so far– the Goa’uld/Tok’ra can’t use Sentinels or Guides as hosts. It’s one reason they worked so hard to never come to the attention of the Goa’uld. Also, in this AU– they found Vala very early on, Cameron Mitchell has been with the Stargate program in the mountain since before the Anubis attack because he’s a Sentinel.

          In canon– they don’t actually meet Vala until after the Atlantis expedition is in Pegasus (she takes Daniel hostage when he’s on his way to Atlantis with George Hammond on the Prometheus).

          As I said when I first started this particular series– it’s AU in a great many ways and I played with timelines, character ages and everything else I could think of without shame. 😉

          • Can’t wait for an update to any of your fics. Love them. Just an idea, I just watched “The Shrine”. It is a great episode and I kept seeing the characters with the background and relationships in this AU and in “Ties that Bind”. I usually don’t make plot suggestions, but this was such a great episode and would fit so well with your stories.

            Hope things are going well and am waiting impatiently for whatever comes next.


      • Thanks. Maybe someday if you’ll write SG1 fics – this is a yummy plot. I can still hope you’ll find somewhere Chris’ dilatation time field, right?

  61. I’ve just been re-reading your “sentinels of Atlantis” series, and as all the times before it has been captivating. I enjoy your story-telling. For curiosity’s sake: in the “Legacy” you offer a conversation between Mitchell and Bates on the topic of the latency of his sentinel gifts. Everytime you call Bates by his first name “Dean” I flash onto “Supernatural” and one of my most favorite characters “Dean Winchester”. And I had the sudden thought: what if the brothers Winchester were Sentinel and Guide, and what if they somehow found their way into your ‘verse? Please: Yes?
    Thank you for writing so many wonderful stories.

    • Since in this universe — Sentinel/Guides must have a sexual bond to have a truly healthy relationship– I couldn’t add a pairing like this. I don’t read or write incest. It just really pretty aweful to me.

      • yeah, I second that. It makes it very difficult to really read much in the Numb3rs or Supernatural fandom, because quite a few people don’t even warn about that sort of thing.

      • Given the genetic component for Sentinels and Guides you’ve built into the story and the number of Sentinels and Guides you have coming from families of same, it actually makes sense that there would be as strong a non-sexual bond between siblings as there is a sexual bond between unrelated pairs. The Ancients would have been canny enough to build a eugenic bar into the Sentinel/Guide gene suite that allowed for bonded sibling pairs.

        Translation: I don’t like Wincest either, but can totally see the Winchester brothers as a non-sexually bonded pair of Sentinel/Guide hunters. 😀

        • It still squicks me– I really can’t see siblings being bonded as Sentinel/Guide.

          • Understandable and understood.

            This is a really amazing AU you’ve got going. I just read all 12 parts in the last 36 hours and am completely blown away. I’m going to assume Jim and Blair are *not* read in on the Stargate program, or Jim would have to tie Blair to a bedpost to keep him from exercising his considerable curiosity about how Sentinels interact with extraterrestrial territories. The description early on as Blair as the Alpha Guide of North America tickled me silly. 🙂

  62. Sorry. That story idea doesn’t let go. Just to spin it a bit further: the Winchester brothers are sentinel and guide to each other. What if Dean came online as a guide really early to take care of his younger brother; but nobody knows or realizes or cares. Their father ignoring that possibility in his quest to avenge the death of his wife. Because they are travelling so much they escape government testing and -notice. They grow up pretty much as we know, except when Sam’s sentinel gifts start to emerge when he’s eighteen. That might be why he is always arguing with his father… The brothers are suddenly confronted with this situation and now have to somehow deal. For a reason I can’t imagine they are within the group sent to Atlantis by Earth – and their unique knowledge becomes necessary.
    Perhaps this idea grabs you and you’ve got to write it?

  63. Good Morning,

    Your story was recommended on a yahoo group I belong to called Imaginings. Are you thinking of crossing this stories to other shows?

    If so may I recommend BTVS as I can see Xander Harris being an unfound Guide. As he seems to always be there to help guide Buffy, Willow, Angel and Faith on the right path no matter the price that has to be paid or the way they treat him.

  64. I love this story… I enjoy your story-telling…. i hope the next chapter is comming soon…

  65. I hope they find a group of Satedan kids somewhere (maybe with a Protector/Keeper of sorts.). Like hiddin with Keras and company or something. I would love to see John with a bunch of online kids running around. Would be nice Pride conflict if the kids came with their own Alpha Prime. I can see him being so clueless with kids underfoot, but trying so hard.

    I’m lovin this series. Hope you’re feelung well and have many more episides planned.

    Posted from my iPhone

  66. I’m making my first art for sentinel right now, i’m excited to play with them !!!

    I have a resquest, if someones have some pics of Tobias Mehler, can you sent its to me, thanks.

  67. Keira, check your email, you have the first art posted !

  68. Keira, luv, i’m going to post again.

  69. Keira it’s me again, i’m going to check a thing for my art and posted in the hour.

  70. *Comes out of lurking*

    To think that I have been following this series for almost two years, and never commented even once. *headslaps self*

    I just want to say that I love your stories, and especially the Sentinels of Atlantis. I always look forward to the next part of the series, and I seriously think that this is one of the best AU/crossover stories I’ve ever read. And even though I’ve never even watched The Sentinel, I love how you’ve adopted the sentinel/guide theme and put your own twist to it, making it your own in a way.

    I also think it’s obvious of how much thought you put in your stories. I love how detailed they are – it really gives them depth, and I love your take on the canon characters.

    Please, never let this series come to an end.

  71. Hey Keira! Got a question for ya. I wanna do some art of some of your other couples but can’t find any good pics of Jonathan Young….. Or any at all really. Can you point me in the right direction please?

  72. ya know…. i really can’t see rodney as a wolf… (note… i’ve reread this story so many times now it hurts) ….i mean i kinda think more like a… a…. oh! a lion maybe? Because you could have the feline self dependant sorta thing, coupled with the need of having a pride to boss around. And the stocky build of a lion fits…. i dunno… i just kinda liked getting away from the original pirt animals. but then again, i nit pick! haha.

  73. Great update, I have been hooked on this series since it was first recommended to me. I hope to see more posted soon!

  74. Keira honey, check your email box, surprise, surprise….

  75. I had to wikipedia The Sentinel… and got utterly hooked on this… wonderful, love the various relationships

  76. Oh my!

    I have read all your stand alones, ties that bind and sentinels of atlantis… THIS WEEKEND! From yesterday morning to now. and in that time, i slept for 8 hours and left the house for 5 hours or so.

    So, yeah, hooked. Oh please tell me there will be more! Your characterizations are effin’ awesome and the characters and worlds you’ve created are so real and well developed.

    Thank you.

  77. I’ve never seen anything Sentinel related. Have read a few fics that were based on it but this was the best. I really do love it. Now I wait patiently for updates on Ties that Bind, Sentinels of Atlantis, and Tangled Destinies…and anything else you post.

  78. Keira, dear, have you received the new art ? even if it’s not for now to post.

  79. just a Q I just thought of. John said that a Sentinel Can’t respond sexually to anyone other his Guide. Ronon said he had a wife after he bonded with his Guide. how?

    • Sam Carter and Daniel Jackson had a platonic bond for years and enjoyed outside partners.

      Whether or not John can have a sexual response to someone besides his Guide is up for debate but in this verse Sentinels definitely aren’t interested in each other sexually. It would be on some instinctual level– incestuous to them.

  80. My best recollection of the “sexual response” q&a is that it concerned whether Guides could respond to others and that Vala indicated (in general) yes, but it wasn’t good for the Sentinel and (in particular) she found the idea distasteful.

    I assumed that Satedan Sentinels required to take a mate in order to propagate their kind just lay back and thought of their Guides, and that John was disinclined to respond sexually to anyone but Rodney. It never crossed my mind that you’d removed the potential for an Alex Barnes clusterbomb in this universe by making Sentinels not respond that way to each other, but I find I like the idea quite a lot.

  81. Absolutely wonderful. I have loved this fic for a while (two years?) and have eagerly awaited every updated. Is it truly ended? While I sincerely hope not, if it is I will just have to wait for whatever you will do next. I love your writing which, while not following canon or characterization, is completely fantastic. You are so creative and talented–thank you for sharing that with us!

    • There is a novel length follow up to the series in the works but I do consider this series finished.

      Forgive the original answer– I was speaking of another series. Yes, I have a LOT planned for this series and it is not done. (blush)

      • Oh? I thought that this was going to be ongoing in episodes and seasons. As in, this set of episodes are part of the first season and then it would continue in the second season. Was I mistaken, then?


      • I saw the original comment in my e-mail late, late last night and panicked. Had the world changed??

        So glad to see it was a typo–cannot wait for the next chapter.

        As I have said many, many times, love your work.


  82. I am in the process of rereading this series for the third time. It is absolutely fabulous!
    I look forward to more updates. After I finish here I’m off to reread WMHB for the fourth time!

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful gift!

  83. So from your hints in “The Tempest,” Patrick Shephard and Jack O’Neill will be paired together. Can we see pics under the character listing? Do you see the same actor for Patrick as you do in What Might Have Been? Also, can we see pics of Jim ‘n’ Blair, just cuz you were awesome and included them in this fic? I know you have some posted under “The Awakening,” but I’m personally selfish and wanna see more 😉

  84. You know, I have to blame my sister for this. She’s the one that got me into this. I started reading everything on your site, but so far I’ve just focused on the big things. I could say I hate you, but that would be a lie, because I definitely don’t.

    So, this isn’t over, right? Because if you left me hanging on Patty/Jackie, I’m going to kill you. No-sorry. I have a problem with threatening really good authors. It just goes to show you how good you are. *cheeky grin*

    I have to say that this is my favorite. I don’t know why, but it must be because of the crossover-ish thing this is. It can’t help that I didn’t rest until I finished this. Not even for bathroom breaks. *winces* Was that a little too much? Gosh, I’m so insensitive.

    Anyway, um, I like Chuck. But I’ve got a question. Is he like sensitive or was it just the Wraith that caused him to be all weird-like?

    Also, did the gene really skip Patty like they all think? No, I shouldn’t ask that. No author I know is willing to part with plot line thingies. By the way, I did not just say thingies.

    A little brain-dead from reading something so awesome it blown my mind,

  85. *Squeeee!!*

    Ryan Reynolds and James McAvoy are just delicious, i’ve always had an affinity for them so you casting them in your series is just spectacular! And pairing Matt with Chase Harris AKA Chris Pine… *drools* Yeah, that’s just yummyness all around!

    Can’t wait until the next part and hope you had a good 4th of July. 🙂

  86. I love the new pictures. Thank you for putting them up.

    My question is about Sentinel and Guide reproduction. Since most of the pairs are same sex, does the Council have a surogate program to keep the genes in the population? Especially the very strong ones, or are they trusting in siblings providing the next generation of Sentinels and Guides like David having Andy?

    • Most families that produce Sentinels and Guides also produce those (like David) who carry the genes to pass them along to children. There are no official programs but John and Rodney both will be encouraged to have children eventually through artificial means.

  87. Seriously…
    Matt and Chase … Thinking of them together… can i have an orgasm or at least some valium to calm myself.
    And the cast of Marius and Bastien is gorgeous.
    Well done.

  88. Chase Harris and Matthew Sheppard?

    I think that much pretty in one bed would probably break my brain… but only in the very best way.

    You already know how I feel about O’Neill and Patrick Sheppard. I adore your Patricks, and once again you make me believe in a pairing I never would have imagined.

    *flails happily*

  89. The new pictures are beautiful. My problem is that I have an incredibly hard time trying to get past Jensen Ackles mouth. And his eyes do me in. So while I did look at the new pictures and enjoyed them, my scrollbar kept sliding right back up to gaze in happiness.

  90. Patrick and Jack!

    Chase and Matthew!

    There are no words for how much I love this series and these pairings.

    I need to go back and stare at pics again now…

  91. Have anyone in mind for Andy?

  92. Hmm, I have a question- are you planning to bring mini me (Jack’s clone) into the picture, and if so will you use Michael Welch?

    By the way, just wanted to express my love for this series. I hope you haven’t read my other comments as criticism- they really were meant as a compliment in that your story brought me so into your world that I was debating John alongside Elizabeth as if it were all real… I do love your writing and your story-telling, and I’m so glad you share it!

    • I won’t use Michael Welch– as a grown up he’s not a great fit for character anymore. I have cast Jack’s clone in Lantean Legacy (my new series) and I used Chace Crawford.

      As for his appearance in this series–I don’t like to answer “plot” questions about on-going series.

      PS- I don’t post comments that insult me. LOL. 😉

      • Chace Crawford… interesting. Can’t wait to read that. I love to have a face to OCs, it makes both the angsty and the naughty bits so much clearer.

        As for the plot question- I totally understand!

        One last question- I went back and re-read your series, and I’m sort of wondering about David. You have John’s father and Matt up there, but no David, even though I’m guessing you’re going to use the same actor who actually played him in SGA and who you’ve used in other series. Is that because the only people you really have in there are Sentinels (Teal’c isn’t there either) and Guides? Or do you have someone else in mind for him?

        Also i went back and re-read but because of finals I’m sort of skimming so if I missed this please feel free to just tell me to go back and read- I don’t think I’ve read anything about Andy’s mother. Something I read made me think she was dead, so I suppose I’m referring more to her genes. John’s early and strong activation seems tied in part to his genealogy so Andy’s might be too. Was Andy’s mother a guide or sentinel?

        • Andy’s mother was neither and she isn’t dead. It will come into play later. (unintentional plot question) 😉

          I don’t have a picture of David up because I haven’t “paired” him. That’s crazy, huh? I’m not sure what I’m going to do with him at this point.

  93. This series is SO AWESOME! I’ve read The Gathering dozens of times and each time I love it more. It was only recently while I was browsing your other works that I realized that you had all of these additional episodes within the Sentinel/Guide crossover universe. I was positively thrilled! They are just as fun and quirky as the first story in the series and I love each and every one of them! You are an amazing writer and I am very happy to have opportunity to read your work! I will be anxiously waiting to see what happens next to these wonderful characters!

    Keep up the great writing!

  94. Hey Keira, I know I haven’t commented in a while but I’ve been cut off from the Internet for the past 3 weeks and have just recently read your three latest posts (I squeed through all three, fucking AMAZING job by the way), and now I’m re-readings Sentinels of Atlantis. I have a question, I should have asked this when you had the q&a session for SoA but I forgot: How old are all the characters? I know Rodney is the 32 (and I assume John is around that age), Keller is 25 (I think), and that Patrick and Jack are in their 50s, but beyond that I have no clue. Could you clarify that for me please?

  95. I really love your fics. I love that even your OCs in the background are fully fleshed out people. I know you don’t want ideas for further along in one of your series but how about a suggestion for another series?

    I would love to read an Stargate story about how differently things would have gone if a Sentinel and Guide pair had been part of SG-1.


    I had fallen and fallen hard. Like a falling rock into a thousand miles abyss. When I first discover episode 1, I was like “eh? What’s the harm?” Oh boy, how naive was I. The first sentence hook and drag me fast like I was in a five mile horse race before I was even sure it was something I like to be aware of. Then baits kept popping up EVERYWHERE. NO matter where it was, I couldn’t stop myself from seeing it. More addicting than drugs, I tell you. Then episode 1 ended and then there was part 2. Then part three. Then part four and so on and my story goes on. But then guess what, my too excited brain decided that I had too much fun and shut down my thought process and conscious and I didn’t get to finish. Soon after, I was bombed with work like Germany did to England. But that was over after years of torture and here I happen to be strolling before a seductress push me into a alcove and and made me insane with lust. Lust to discover just what is going on. After a mad hour of going through the abyss once more, I found myself here at the end of this light and I was like, “WHATS? THAT’S IT?” and so I just had to do something about it and well, here I am, doing something about it.

    I love everyone. Even the villains because without them, then what is this whole plot is about? There would be no drama and without that, who is ever going to be lured at all. I don’t care much about the original story behind all this because it just too much work. And because I love this one much more. MUCH MUCH MORE. More than I can ever say. Anyway, every sentinels and guides has earn a deep hole in my heart. Let’s not forget even the mundanes. I just positively adore them.

    I dare not question a thing about anything because that would just ruin my fun. I mean, if some major players are missing, just assume that somehow they don’t exist as of now or that they will soon be coming to play. By questioning things and seeking answer, the joy and wonder of discovering these kind of thing wouldn’t exist and where would we be then. On a stupid plain and that is just inexcusable, so as of now, I will bask in my knowledge, or lack of, anything and just let things flow as it might. You can’t stop a raging river while a storm is happening. Sure you can dam in but that take times and well, time. plus determination because hello, a storm is still going on and that guaranteed rain and flashes and flood and mud and all the uckys.

    Anyway, now that I had completely wonder off what I was originally saying, I just have to say some more things like this. “Fantastic job. Keep it going. If you start something else, then YAY! Love the work. Love the art. Love every f*@#$$% thing that has happen so far. But most of all, I crave the sex. And the humor. And the angst too, if I was to be honest. Maybe the love, not cross that maybe and put a definitely there. Just everything is perfect in its own imperfection way.” I don’t make sense at all, do I?

  97. I really want to read this because I have this love affair going on with your work, but I know NOTHING about Sentinel. Is it needed for me to know, or is it explained what everything is?

    • I want to say that I’ve written an AU where everything is explained to you. A lot of my readers have read both this series and my Sentinel fic without ever watching a single episode of The Sentinel.

      What I would say is that you need to know this: Sentinels (most) have 5 advanced senses and they need a Guide (in this AU) to remain healthy and productive while they use those senses. Feel free to ask questions if you get lost along the way. I’m happy to answer them.

  98. I hope you post your cast picture of David on here soon… I’ll admit to wanting a hint at who his guide will be based on your casting.

  99. Keira, you try to kill my brain, because, NOW i search the guide of David in your whole verses, make me crazy. I try to read your mind but the atlantic is a block minding.
    Miko…..A Declan, a scot doc with blue eyes……So much possibity. Crazy i say….

  100. I’ve have a question, if you don’t mind, concerning distances. I hope it makes sense, because I have problems conveying my thoughts in English.

    You said in “The Gathering” that the distance of 50 million light years is a save bet of separating John and Rodney. Granted Parrish said to John that it was 50 million light years and he’s a botanist so … ya know 🙂 (I believe it would have taken 10 ZPMs to travel that distance just FYI because the travel from earth to Atlantis needed a at least a half charged ZPM and they had to overcome a distance of 3.3 million light years) So it would be theoretically impossible for Rodney and John to be physically separated by 50 million light years.

    Anyway in “The Queen” you made us believe that David was coming on-line for Miko over the actual distance of 3.3 million light years.

    Let’s just ignore the fact that the diameter of the Milky Way is only 100.000 light years and the distance between the Pegasus Galaxy is indeed over 3.3 million light years (my sister is a astrophysicist I blame here for knowing this) Also I believe that the Stargate network only works within it’s planed Galaxy or between certain Stargates connecting different Galaxies. (I could be wrong, with tptb you’ll never know for sure)

    Is it because of the psyonic stones that connects Atlantis and earth or are Miko and David really that powerful to overcome the distance? If the stones have no play in this that would make them theoretically more powerful that either John or Rodney.

    I don’t want to criticize you or demand that you correct it, as I said my sister is an astrophysicist and she is totally to blame for my tic with distances in science fiction. In the end it doesn’t really matter I’m just curious if the psionic stones have a special play in this or not. I love John and Rodney and would never question they awesome prowess. ^_^

    • As Bastien explained in THE QUEEN when Rodney asked — the only limits a Guide has with his Sentinel are the ones they create with their own perceptions. It has absolutely nothing to do with distance as it relates to space and everything to do with the psionic plane in this ‘verse. The Sentinels and Guides on Earth are really in the dark about their own abilities and their past as a species.

      From The Queen:

      “I imagine it wanted to badly. The thing is that Sentinels and Guides are rich sources of psionic energy but because we use it—it can’t be taken from us.” Bastien frowned and glanced away from them. “The psionic plane is everywhere and it is everything. It doesn’t run through the hyperplane like a thin ribbon in the wind. It’s like an ocean—a never ending ocean and the universe itself is immersed in that ocean.”

      McKay’s mouth dropped open briefly but he snapped it close with an audible clicking of teeth. “What does that mean when it comes to our bonds?”

      “The only limits you have with your Sentinel are the ones you set yourself,” Bastien said evenly. “There is no time, no distance, no beginning and no end when it comes to the psionic plane. The past, the present, and the future are blended together so seamlessly that the knowledge of the known universe is spread out in front of me—endless and at times incomprehensible.”

      • Ah I see thank you! I was just confused by the little error with the Milky Way.

        So even the low level Sentinels and Guides would be able to use the psionic plane? I can’t image that being rated a level 2 is good for your self esteem and would limit them in the beginning to develop they gifts.

        • The power of the brain, right? Self-enforced limitations get us all in the end.

          • Exactly! Would it be possible to train your gifts? Or are they predetermined at birth by they genes? It would be cool if a level 2 Sentinel would make it to a level 4 by training.

          • The US did the ranking system based on their abilities to “control” and use their gifts so they could determine how best to use the Sentinels and Guides in their population. They are the only government on the planet to do that. I would say that the actual level of a Sentinel/Guide’s ability to use their gifts would fluctuate throughout their life time AND it changes after bonding.

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