Rising Above by Susan [NC-17]
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Evil!Sheppard in a parallel universe. Poor Dr. McKay with a family to feed.

Dr. Rodney McKay must balance his family life with his passionate and yet cold commander at Stargate Command, Colonel John Sheppard.

Het McKay/Brown and McKay/Carter. Non-consensual Sheppard/McKay, Lorne/Chuck, and mention of non-consensual Kowalski/Other male, Jackson/Other female, and O'Neill/Carter.

Published: 15 Nov 2006 Updated: 12 Jul 2012
Story Notes:Many thanks to my betas Amanda Beckett, Ciar, Cookiemom, Dementi, Betty, Llanea, Raven, and others. Special thanks for Alyse and all of the archivists! Without these girls, this story would not be nearly as good as it is. Thanks!

1. Prologue by Susan [ - ] (2700 words)
Many thanks to my betas, Llanea, Betty, and others. Without these girls, this story would not be nearly as good as it is. Thanks!

Shout outs to Sarah for letting me know where the University of Washington actually is.
Published: 15 Nov 2006 Updated: 27 Aug 2009

2. Chapter One by Susan [ - ] (717 words)
Author's Note: Rodney's children are the same ones from the child-planet from season one. They were the little guards who accompanied McKay and Ford back to the ancient device.
Published: 15 Nov 2006 Updated: 27 Aug 2009

3. Chapter Two: The Past by Susan [ - ] (1481 words)

Published: 11 Oct 2007 Updated: 27 Aug 2009

4. Carter and O'Neill by Susan [ - ] (882 words)
A thousand cookies to Betty and Llanea for the beta work!
Published: 13 Oct 2007 Updated: 27 Aug 2009

5. Celebrate the New Job by Susan [ - ] (882 words)

Published: 13 Oct 2007 Updated: 30 Aug 2009

6. Naughty Bits by Susan [ - ] (2880 words)
Caution, this is where it gets dark. What am I saying, this is the part you have been waiting for.
Published: 13 Oct 2007 Updated: 10 Jan 2009

7. Chapter 6 by Susan [ - ] (217 words)

Published: 13 Oct 2007 Updated: 15 Oct 2007

8. The Geeky New Friends and the Exam by Susan [ - ] (2825 words)
I do not own the names "Aqua Velva" or aspirin. "Maple" is a slang word I made up (to the best of my knowledge). I made up the name "Slick Man", and anyone is free to make it into an actual product, just don't expect it to sell well. I really hope that President Korwitz is not an actual person. I love America, and the political structure of the world and the weather in this story is complete fiction and is not intended to be a critique of the real world.

Ciar, an Irish lass, revamped Carson for me to sound authentic. No 'your scottish accent sounds like nails on a chalkboard' flames people!
Published: 15 Oct 2007 Updated: 06 Mar 2008

9. My Body is Not My Own by Susan [ - ] (2428 words)

Published: 21 Oct 2007 Updated: 28 Nov 2007

10. The New House by Susan [ - ] (1394 words)
I can't believe I did a song story. Sorry, but I thought it was appropriate. It is Johnny Cash's "A Satisfied Mind", and it plays on John's radio as he drives.
Published: 23 Oct 2007 Updated: 28 Nov 2007

11. The Toy by Susan [ - ] (1279 words)

Published: 24 Oct 2007 Updated: 28 Nov 2007

12. Chapter 11 by Susan [ - ] (268 words)

Published: 24 Oct 2007 Updated: 25 Oct 2007

13. Chapter 12 by Susan [ - ] (1352 words)
Alyse is the best!
Published: 30 Oct 2007 Updated: 30 Oct 2007

14. Rodney falls for Sam by Susan [ - ] (1707 words)
Many thanks and cookies to the beta goddesses, Raven, Llanea, and Dementi!
Published: 04 Nov 2007 Updated: 28 Nov 2007

15. Family by Susan [ - ] (1885 words)
Thank Raven for the wonderful depiction of Einstein.
Published: 15 Nov 2007 Updated: 28 Nov 2007

16. Wax by Susan [ - ] (811 words)
Huggies and kissies for the betas, Dementi, Llanea, and Raven.
Published: 23 Nov 2007 Updated: 23 Nov 2007

17. Rodney wins this round by Susan [ - ] (2990 words)

Published: 26 Nov 2007 Updated: 22 Dec 2007

18. Dinner with the Family by Susan [ - ] (4036 words)

Published: 14 Dec 2007 Updated: 22 Dec 2007

19. Love? by Susan [ - ] (3926 words)
After weeks of debating with myself, I have finally been convinced to post this new chapter. Without the help of my betas, this story would be crap, but there is one beta in particular who has gone above and beyond the call of beta duty. With her help and the help of others like her, I hope soon break the boundries of SGA kink. Thank you Ciar, from the bottom of my dark, little heart!
Published: 28 Dec 2007 Updated: 28 Dec 2007

20. Chapter 19 by Susan [ - ] (1491 words)
I have considered purchasing an ACME bomb kit, leaving an unrealisticly large pile of explosives at the base of this monster of a story, and then leaving a trail of gunpowder where I can push on the ignition bar from the safely of Drabble County. But I think there are still a handful of fans who are interested in this plot. I don't know why anyone is interested in plot because I hate plot. I compromised, so here is a chunck of non-plot for the Roadrunners. "Meep, meep!"
Published: 04 Jan 2008 Updated: 19 Mar 2008

21. He Loves Me Not by Susan [ - ] (5816 words)
Wow, firstly, I'd like to thank all of the amazing people still paying any attention at all to this monster fic. You all deserve a fantastic read, and I hope I have finally answered some of those gnawing questions.

Ciar and the rest of the amazing betas have really gone above and beyond. I owe Ciar a ton of gratitude as she has read my mind, and made my ramblings into sense on paper.
Published: 06 Mar 2008 Updated: 06 Mar 2008

22. Heightmeyer by Susan [ - ] (2473 words)
Super thanks to Ciar who wrote about half of this chapter. More thanks to the archivists who fixed some major errors before they allowed this to be posted. Remember, never post new chapters at four in the morning, folks. Cookiemom, you've been a joy to talk to about this fic, and I am eager to hear more from you.
Published: 10 Mar 2008 Updated: 11 Mar 2008

23. Sucking up to the Boss by Susan [ - ] (3778 words)
Special thanks to Betty, Ciar, Cookiemom, and Amanda Beckett who found most mistakes. All remaining mistakes are their mistakes. Throw lots of rotten fruit at them.
Published: 12 Mar 2008 Updated: 24 Apr 2008

24. Chapter 23 by Susan [ - ] (3442 words)
Many many thanks to the folks still interested in reading this fic. If it weren't for continued interest, I'm sure this fic would be lost in a notebook somewhere.

Super thanks to Ciar, Cookiemom, and Betty. Ciar always mananages to double the length and quality of any fic I send her, and Cookiemom forced the Sam/Rodney hetness out of my pen.
Published: 27 Oct 2008 Updated: 14 Feb 2009

25. Chapter 24 by Susan [ - ] (2563 words)
Again, all beta nods go to Ciar, Cookiemom, and Betty. Thanks guys.
Published: 27 Oct 2008 Updated: 14 Feb 2009

26. Chapter 25: The Zoo by Susan [ - ] (5103 words)
Once again, Ciar wrote about half the chapter. It's been so much fun writing with you, Ciar!

Thanks to all of the folks still reading out there. This project would be no fun if no one liked it. Thanks!
Published: 14 Nov 2008 Updated: 14 Feb 2009

27. Chapter 26 by Susan [ - ] (6653 words)
All hail the beta goddess, Ciar. She added so much detail to these character's actions and personalities. This girl spends far more than her fair share of her free time betaing, and she deserves a lot of credit for this fic even being written. Thanks Ciar!
Published: 08 Jan 2009 Updated: 14 Feb 2009

28. Chapter 27 - Not a happy ending by Susan [ - ] (4718 words)
Ciar is the most awesomest beta of all time!
Published: 10 Feb 2009 Updated: 17 Feb 2009

29. Chapter 28 by Susan [ - ] (4306 words)

Published: 16 Feb 2009 Updated: 09 Feb 2012

30. Chapter 30 by Susan [ - ] (6796 words)

Published: 28 Mar 2012 Updated: 28 Mar 2012

31. Chapter 31 by Susan [ - ] (2738 words)
There are still people reading! This is for you folks who have been sticking with me for years now and for those of you who have just found it. Thank you! I really wouldn't write if I didn't think people were reading. Thank you guys!
Published: 15 May 2012 Updated: 16 May 2012