*taps the mic* Is this thing on? Erm, hello? I think I'm probably posting to the void but intense nostalgia rather forced my hand... McBeck was the pairing that drove me to LJ and to posting my fic, and many years ago beckett_mckay comm used to be one of my regular haunts. I assume most people have moved on, likely even left LJ, by now. However, I recently returned to my roots for the last hurrah of sga_santa and wrote a McBeck story, my first for years and years. Doing so brought back many great memories about chatting to other McBeck fans in the hayday of the fandom and the pairing. So I thought that in the off chance that someone is still watching the comm I ought to pop over to say hello and to link to the fic in question... Seriously, if anyone is still around do say hi!
Title: Writing on the Wall
Author: Mistress Kat / kat_lair
Word count: 11,096
Disclaimer: Not mine, only playing. No material profit made, only the social and cultural capital of fandom participation and creativity.
Summary: Atlantis is trying to tell Carson something important. Atlantis, it turns out, is not very subtle.
Author notes: This was written for the last ever sga_santa, as a (late) gift for flubber2kool. SGA and McBeck were the reasons I started writing and posting fic, the reason I got a LJ account and began to actively participate in fandom. It's been wonderful to return to my roots so to speak. Thank you to margaret_r for outstanding beta duty as always, and to pushkin666 for cheerleading. I am indebted. Note that the fic is set in the early seasons.
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