There were so many great scenes I could have drawn, and I plan on going back and doing art for all of them (if the author lets me!).
But there was a picture, taken by National Geographic's Bruce Dale (entitled Tightrope Walker), that captured perfectly the image I had of John being 'one' with the sky, and so I had to use that in whatever I decided to do.
I only hope it does the story justice...
On a mission gone wrong, Lorne and Zelenka
have a bonding experience. Back on Atlantis, they have to decide if
what they're feeling is just a surface attraction or a hint of
something deeper that's mirrored in the visible.
An expedition of humans and their dragon
companions travel to the Pegasus Galaxy in search of Atlantis. There
they discover a people bonded to telepathic griffins, and that before
the expedition can find the lost city they must first earn the right
to become its new caretakers. When Major Sheppard is taken and
returned with a piece of his memory missing, what began as a search
for the city of the Ancients becomes a race against time and an enemy
that is the very definition of being more than they seem.
But of course there needs to be a big
resounding shout out to my betas Wildcat88 and Coolbreeze, as well as
Sharpes_Hussy who provided back-up and a little extra insight when
needed. And also to our Big Bang group in general: Kristen999,
Everybetty, Titan5 and Obsessed101 for being sounding boards, critical
eyes and all around awesome. You all may not know this, but you helped
keep me motivated to write what I normally feel a tad uncomfortable
writing - the dreaded AU! So a mighty, mighty thank you to you all.
McKay, Lorne, and three teams of Marines
head out on a research mission to a planet on the edge of the galaxy,
and disappear without a trace. Eight months later Lorne returns
with two injured team members, a counterfeit McKay, and no
explanations. What the hell happened eight months ago, and
John Sheppard was used to being on his
own. He'd been booted out of the Air Force, was estranged from
his family and was haunted by the guilt of everyone he'd ever let
down. Then a wrong turn on a snowy night changed his life
This has been a wonderful writing experience,
and I want to say a huge thank you to my fabulous betas - lantean_drift, sgamadison, the_cephalopod and xanthelj -
for their invaluable help and support. Thanks also to
team_bigbang and to my ever-patient flist for all of their advice and