Alyse (alyse) wrote in jamficrecs,

The Balcony Sessions by Leah

The Balcony Sessions

Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Genre: Pre-Slash
Pairing: Sheppard/McKay
Rating: PG-13

Synopsis: Some confessions and a whole lot of misunderstandings.

Review: Another fic I first found on Area 52, which has grown into a series. I don't know whether it's because it's a new fandom, and there aren't many people writing the pairing at the moment, but most of the fic on Area 52 is at least readable. I fully expect that to change, unfortunately.

I liked these stories. Not a lot happens, but the characterisations are well drawn, and the first part at least is written with a very strong John voice. The slash element isn't overstated, but very subtle, and it's the better for it. Mostly it could be seen as friendship, and I do think that John and Rodney are approaching being friends, partly because I suspect that John would get on with most people, and partly because he seems to get Rodney in a way that so few people do, seeing him as slightly more than just a pain in the ass. As someone who sees McKay as a lot more than a pain in the ass, this interaction makes me happy.

This series is sweet and well-written and worth checking out, and I hope there is more of it to come.

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