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Title:Dreaming of Blue Skies
Author: flitter_and_fly
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Word Count: 17,275
Genre: First Time, Romance, Angst, AU
Rating: NC-17

Summary: John Sheppard was a rarity, a soldier modified not for speed and strength, but for a very specific skill set: the ability to enter dreams. But John wasn’t the obedient soldier the Nacon Armed Forces was hoping for, and, when he runs, he uses all of his experience to escape their searching eyes. Once settled into his new life as a thief, John thinks very little of his newest mark, the billionaire inventor Rodney McKay… at least until he enters McKay’s dreams for the first time and discovers a world that he’d believed only existed in fairytales.

Why You Should Read This: This is an AU that takes place in a world that is a scary possibility for our own – a world in which the majority of Earth is polluted and people live in cities encapsulated inside domes. Food is grown in labs, body modifications are common, from the simple to the amazing. Rodney has a fantastic plan that could help the human race, only John’s tasked with stealing it… I adore the world building, and the Team moments make me smile – and the ending is so hopeful. I like that John’s past is sad but his future is hopeful, and I love the importance Rodney’s cat plays 🙂