Title: Thousandmother
Author: Springwoof
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: NC-17
Word Count: 49,000

Summary: A run-in with the Wraith results in the Team being separated and stranded on a cold, harsh planet without help or supplies. As they struggle to survive and find each other, the Team discovers a new alien race and secrets that the Ancients left behind. Including a secret about Ascension that neither the Ancients nor the Ori want anyone to know.

Why You Should Read This:
Easily one of the most compelling and thoughtful reads in in the SGA Big Bang 2009. It is sweeping, epic, at times breathtakingly horrible in its portrayal of the Ancients and the people left in their wake. I thought about this fic off and on for weeks after I read it and I recently re-read it only to have it practically haunt me with the implications. I can’t recommend this highly enough.