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Trapped on a remote planet with a hungry Wraith, what will Dr. Rodney McKay do to survive?

A/N: Story has been tagged with rape/non-con warning due to Ian's attempted mind rape in Chapter 20, just in case it might twig anyone.

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Other
Characters: Original Character, Rodney McKay
Genres: Action/Adventure, Angst, Challenge, Drama, Hurt Comfort
Warnings: Adult themes, Non-consensual
Challenges: Fifteen Months With A Wraith
Challenges: Fifteen Months With A Wraith
Series: None
Chapters: 53; Completed: No
Word count: 90181
Published: 24 Nov 2013 Updated: 29 Jan 2017
Story Notes:In September of 2013 I was taking a break from writing Best Laid Plans and was browsing through the 'Challenges' section of Wraithbait. I really didn't expect to find anything, but to my surprise I stumbled upon '15 Months With a Wraith' which really piqued my interest. Once I realized that I'd sat and given forty-five minutes of serious thought as to how to get them good and stranded, I knew I had to write the story.

Rodney is a great character to write. He's only a secondary figure in my other story, so I was glad of the opportunity to let him shine. I'm also already enjoying the Wraith, who is a little sassier, and a whole lot deeper than I expected him to be, right off the bat.

While I have a general direction I'd like to take the story in, I'm kind of letting the characters direct me, so the developments are going to be a surprise to me as well.

Enjoy!

1. Introductions by dragonflower [ - ] (919 words)

Published: 24 Nov 2013 Updated: 27 Nov 2013

2. Camping by dragonflower [ - ] (663 words)
Rodney finds a place to rest, but little peace of mind.
Published: 27 Nov 2013 Updated: 27 Nov 2013

3. Anticipation by dragonflower [ - ] (872 words)
The Wraith contemplates the night sky.
Published: 27 Nov 2013 Updated: 27 Nov 2013

4. Morning by dragonflower [ - ] (924 words)
Rodney awakens and makes some plans.
Published: 28 Nov 2013 Updated: 28 Nov 2013

5. Diversion by dragonflower [ - ] (1228 words)
Rodney leads, the Wraith follows.
Published: 06 Dec 2013 Updated: 06 Dec 2013

6. Arrival by dragonflower [ - ] (965 words)
Rodney reaches the City, and is surprised.
Published: 14 Dec 2013 Updated: 14 Dec 2013

7. Awakening by dragonflower [ - ] (688 words)
Finding himself still alive, Rodney takes stock.
Published: 12 Jan 2014 Updated: 12 Jan 2014

8. Battle by dragonflower [ - ] (1325 words)
Rodney is defended, and defends.
Published: 13 Jan 2014 Updated: 13 Jan 2014

9. Pilgrimage by dragonflower [ - ] (1061 words)
An arduous journey is measured in its difficulty, not its length.
Published: 29 Jan 2014 Updated: 29 Jan 2014

10. Inevitable by dragonflower [ - ] (854 words)
There is no escape from the inevitable, or is there?
Published: 15 Feb 2014 Updated: 16 Feb 2014

11. Resurrection by dragonflower [ - ] (1276 words)
Rodney gets a new lease on life.
Published: 20 Feb 2014 Updated: 20 Feb 2014

12. Regret by dragonflower [ - ] (1056 words)
A simple explanation leads to regrets, all-around.
Published: 27 Feb 2014 Updated: 27 Feb 2014

13. Proposals by dragonflower [ - ] (1162 words)
All negotiations begin with proposals.
Published: 01 Mar 2014 Updated: 01 Mar 2014

14. Appellation by dragonflower [ - ] (1217 words)
Apples are received and names are given.
Published: 21 Mar 2014 Updated: 21 Mar 2014

15. Brinksmanship by dragonflower [ - ] (1605 words)
Rodney pushes, Ian pushes back.
Published: 29 Mar 2014 Updated: 29 Mar 2014

16. Anamnesis by dragonflower [ - ] (1592 words)
Not all reminiscences are pleasant.
Published: 15 Apr 2014 Updated: 15 Apr 2014

17. Contrition by dragonflower [ - ] (1675 words)
When it rains, it pours.
Published: 27 Apr 2014 Updated: 03 May 2014

18. Confession by dragonflower [ - ] (948 words)
The Wraith searches inside himself and finds the unexpected.
Published: 03 May 2014 Updated: 03 May 2014

19. Penance by dragonflower [ - ] (1493 words)
Reconciliation delayed due to rain.
Published: 12 May 2014 Updated: 12 May 2014

20. Absolution by dragonflower [ - ] (967 words)
Absolution: noun. formal release from guilt, obligation, or punishment.
Published: 07 Jun 2014 Updated: 07 Jun 2014

21. Fever by dragonflower [ - ] (1465 words)
Recovering Rodney from the forest was only the first step. McKay isn't out of the woods yet.
Published: 14 Jun 2014 Updated: 14 Jun 2014

22. Realizations by dragonflower [ - ] (1156 words)
Rodney finally awakens fever-free, to find himself in a new place - both physically and mentally.
Published: 28 Jun 2014 Updated: 29 Jun 2014

23. Feast by dragonflower [ - ] (1190 words)
Ian offers food for thought along with breakfast.
Published: 13 Jul 2014 Updated: 13 Jul 2014

24. Famine by dragonflower [ - ] (1569 words)
A dark desire rears its ugly head.
Published: 07 Aug 2014 Updated: 09 Aug 2014

25. Restraint by dragonflower [ - ] (1189 words)
Ian struggles to remain in control, Rodney struggles to understand what's wrong.
Published: 28 Aug 2014 Updated: 29 Aug 2014

26. Friends by dragonflower [ - ] (1415 words)
Ian indulges Rodney with a story from his past, showing McKay a future he hadn't considered before.
Published: 07 Sep 2014 Updated: 07 Sep 2014

27. Disconnect by dragonflower [ - ] (1430 words)
Memories begin to surface. Painful realizations are made. Connections are reassessed.
Published: 14 Sep 2014 Updated: 14 Sep 2014

28. Revelations by dragonflower [ - ] (2219 words)
Desperately trying to keep his hunger a secret until Rodney makes a complete recovery, Ian risks creating an enemy where before there was a friend by revealing a different truth.
Published: 20 Sep 2014 Updated: 20 Sep 2014

29. Crisis by dragonflower [ - ] (1546 words)
Ian's secret is revealed.
Published: 01 Oct 2014 Updated: 01 Oct 2014

30. Resolution by dragonflower [ - ] (1997 words)
Rodney comes to terms with his role, and surprises Ian with his choice.
Published: 03 Oct 2014 Updated: 04 Oct 2014

31. Desire by dragonflower [ - ] (2951 words)
Desire... I'm hungry. I hope you feed me...

Desire/Meg Myers
Published: 30 Oct 2014 Updated: 30 Oct 2014

32. Bonds by dragonflower [ - ] (2599 words)
The dynamics of the relationship are pondered when Ian and Rodney grow unexpectedly closer.
Published: 16 Nov 2014 Updated: 18 Nov 2014

33. Gifts by dragonflower [ - ] (1938 words)
Choosing life, Ian begins planning for the coming winter.
Published: 25 Dec 2014 Updated: 26 Dec 2014

34. Compromise by dragonflower [ - ] (1762 words)
In which Rodney pushes Ian too far - again - and realizes the importance of playing nice
Published: 13 Jan 2015 Updated: 13 Jan 2015

35. Harvest by dragonflower [ - ] (1366 words)
Ian and Rodney gather what they can before the weather turns.
Published: 16 Feb 2015 Updated: 16 Feb 2015

36. Teamwork by dragonflower [ - ] (1517 words)
Ian and Rodney bring the apples home and work together in a way they hadn't expected.
Published: 24 Feb 2015 Updated: 25 Feb 2015

37. Bloodletting by dragonflower [ - ] (1833 words)
Circumstances beyond their control revive memories of long-forgotten tales and bring a shocking revelation to light.
Published: 28 Feb 2015 Updated: 01 Mar 2015

38. Taboo by dragonflower [ - ] (2256 words)
Giving in to temptation carries a high price when it crosses lines that were never meant to be crossed.
Published: 28 Mar 2015 Updated: 28 Mar 2015

39. Compassion by dragonflower [ - ] (1804 words)
Unexpected kindness soothes the savage beast.
Published: 12 Apr 2015 Updated: 12 Apr 2015

40. Legends by dragonflower [ - ] (2678 words)
Cautionary tales from the past offer little hope for the future.
Published: 08 Aug 2015 Updated: 08 Aug 2015

41. Exegesis by dragonflower [ - ] (1421 words)
"Mythology is a subjective truth. Every culture imagines reality a certain way."
- Devdutt Pattanaik
Published: 14 Sep 2015 Updated: 14 Sep 2015

42. Epiphany by dragonflower [ - ] (2420 words)
Rodney realizes that sometimes the dreams that come true are the ones he never even knew he had.
Published: 16 Nov 2015 Updated: 16 Nov 2015

43. Relief by dragonflower [ - ] (2160 words)
Morning rituals made difficult.
Published: 17 Feb 2016 Updated: 17 Feb 2016

44. Reassessment by dragonflower [ - ] (2085 words)
Ian and Rodney rethink their plans, and their relationship.
Published: 05 Mar 2016 Updated: 05 Mar 2016

45. Preparations by dragonflower [ - ] (2944 words)
The painful sting of unexpected memories is softened by an equally-unexpected revelation, and plans are made.
Published: 08 Apr 2016 Updated: 08 Apr 2016

46. Praxis by dragonflower [ - ] (3011 words)
Ian and Rodney put theory into practice.
Published: 05 Jun 2016 Updated: 05 Jun 2016

47. Crossing by dragonflower [ - ] (2698 words)

"No man ever steps in the same river twice, for it's not the same river and he's not the same man." ~ Heraclitus

Ian and Rodney retrace the Wraith's steps, on a path neither have trodden before.


Published: 10 Jul 2016 Updated: 10 Jul 2016

48. Questions by dragonflower [ - ] (1919 words)
Day Two of Ian and Rodney's journey to retrieve McKay's laptop dawns on a high note and goes downhill from there.
Published: 05 Sep 2016 Updated: 06 Sep 2016

49. Disclosure by dragonflower [ - ] (3401 words)
As the afternoon wears on and their journey to the Dart reaches its end, Ian and Rodney's relationship is tested as a question, long-avoided, must finally be addressed.
Published: 22 Oct 2016 Updated: 23 Oct 2016

50. Crucible by dragonflower [ - ] (2359 words)
Ian suffers in silence while Rodney's mettle is tested in the wake of a game-changing realization.
Published: 28 Nov 2016 Updated: 29 Nov 2016

51. Concessions by dragonflower [ - ] (2039 words)
On a short journey turned suddenly arduous by revelations neither one desired, Ian and Rodney begin a longer, more grueling trek – back to each other.
Published: 15 Dec 2016 Updated: 15 Dec 2016

52. Shelter by dragonflower [ - ] (2359 words)
Just as the emotional storm raging between them shows the first signs of blowing over, an incoming tempest thrusts Ian and Rodney back into the role of partners.
Published: 26 Dec 2016 Updated: 26 Dec 2016

53. Truce by dragonflower [ - ] (2995 words)
Huddled together in their tiny shelter, Ian and Rodney learn that even in the midst of battle, love is not so easily defeated.
Published: 29 Jan 2017 Updated: 29 Jan 2017