GUYS. If you haven't read irony_rocks' Beginning's End (Wraithbait link) fic??? DO EET.
I don't normally read long fics. I have the attention span of a very 'shippy flea. This? SO WORTH IT. I wish it was LONGER, that's how awesome it is.
Guys, she rewrote "Before I Sleep" so AU Sheppard survived, too! It's an amazing freight train of Ancient politicking with so much attention to detail, action, hurt/comfort, emotional codependency of the absolutely best kind, and John Sheppard crazy in love like you have never seen him. It has taken my love of action-adventury spy movies and my love of romance novels and SMUSHED THEM TOGETHER.
Also? Very hot porn, and lots of it. Sekrit infirmary porn, even. <3 <3 <3
No excuses. GO READ!
If you'll excuse me, I'm going to go read it again.