- Circle of the Sun
- Big Bang 2008. Forks in the Road: Tao of Rodney - John's the one accidentally caught in the machine.
- The people of Cirellia find a naked stranger at the base of their sacred mountain and take him in. They give him a name, shelter and a Family, and the dark haired stranger tries his best to find a way to reciprocate their kindness but he struggles to fit in or be useful, secretly yearning for the sky of an unknown world, a city of silver spires and a blue eyed man who only exist in his dreams...
- McKay/Sheppard, Sheppard/OC
- Word Count
- 42304 words
- First of all I'd like to thank oriolegirl, my main beta, who was with me right from the start and helped me through the six versions of plots and prompts that I tried and discarded again. She also was my cheerleader and kicked me into motion every time I felt as if I couldn't get any further. Without her and her e-mails this fic wouldn't exist. Big thanks go also to my second beta mairi_, who did a wonderful job and elissahra who helped with suggestions about plot and grammar. I thank you so much!
The Biggest inspiration for this story was my (sometimes very annoying but very patient) brother Woodstock who talked the plot through with me at least a dozen times, suggested surroundings and names and gave me inspiration with his Iceland photographs and movie collection. Thank you so much!
Another important role in this (a little unusual) approach on an amnesia!fic was the music of several Scandinavian music groups like Värttina, Vasen, Garmarna and Hedningarna. This kind of folk music may not be everyone's taste but it certainly helped me to imagine the world in which I let the story play and with time it also gave the Original Characters their own little theme music.
A complete list of all OC names and their meanings can be found at the end of the Story, there are also songs named that belong to the characters and might be interesting.
I hope you will enjoy reading the story as much as I enjoyed writing it.
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