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Title: Catalyst   http://archiveofourown.org/works/5901961
Author: Aivix
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating:  NC-17
Warnings: minor angst
Genre: Romance
Word Count:  20,887

Summary:

The first time they went to Vegas, it was as a distraction. The second time they went, it was for leave. Who would have thought a Stupid Fake Wedding could cause all this?

Why You Should Read This:

This is a “classic” SGA fic – for those of us who were writing along with the show, “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was a HUGE trope in the fandom. Anyone who has come to SGA since the end of DADT doesn’t appreciate how much that influenced everything we wrote.

This fic could have been written in that time frame. John and Rodney go to Vegas and get outed in a fake Vegas wedding. Already in trouble, they decide to go to Massachusetts (one of the few states at that time that had same sex marriages) and get married for real.

Throw in a snarky Jack O’Neill, Sam Carter on point, Jeannie and Radek running the labs, John’s estranged family, and our otherwise constipated boyz admitting their feelings… you’ve got a perfect fic.

Also – check out the rest of the fic being posted for “Romancing McShep” running Feb 1 to 14 – lots of great fic, art and podfic have been posted – on Live Journal here: http://romancingmcshep.livejournal.com/