Title: Wit's End
Genre: Gen, Friendship, H/C, Angst
Word Count: ~19,500
Characters: Rodney McKay, John Sheppard, the most appropriately-named-OC-EVAH
Spoilers: None really, although in my mind it's set close to the end of Season 3, so there might be creeping background ones.
Beta: Gayle, Gayle, the wonderful Gayle, who stayed up late with me Sunday and Monday night trying to push me past that edge
Special Thanks: water_soter and her constant demands to see each scene after they were done, ego-stroking, and for giving me a hundred titles that I didn't use, and keeping me from falling into the sap trap around 1:30 AM. To muzzle_ for letting me talk his ear off about time loops, the villain's name, and the very disturbing image of John Sheppard in a high school cheerleader's outfit. And to xparrot and her story "Games of Chance", which inspired this in part.
Summary: "Trust me, Colonel, when I do finally snap – in the far flung future after one of those idiots known as my staff sets the city's self-destruct for the googolnth time – I assure you, it's not going to be a pretty sight."
I was going to be bad and combine this with another post... but it's long enough, and I'll spam you guys with rambling author's notes and bemoaning lack of sleep in a later entry.