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Title: the world's a stage
Author: torigates
Characters: Jake/Rosa
Length: 7k
Summary: In fall of 2009 Rosa showed up at Jake's apartment unannounced to propose marriage. Which was weird for a number of reasons, primarily because Jake had no idea she even knew where he lived.

"No seriously," he said, once he stopped laughing. "Why're you here."

She looked at him with a raised eyebrow. "One thousand push-ups."

"Cool," Jake said. "Let me get my coat."

I can't say why I went looking for Jake/Rosa, although I did enjoy their dynamic in "Pontiac Bandit," but somehow in the course of rambling through the B99 archive I stumbled into the most perfectly executed secret marriage story ever. Funny? Check. In-character? Check. Accidentally falling in love? Double check. Borrowing a phrase from [personal profile] odyle: "Everyone go home, the B99 fandom has peaked."

If you like this story, you should probably go write more Jake/Rosa, though. I'm just saying, it's only fair.

Link: http://archiveofourown.org/works/1149422
damalur: (fnl • field of dreams bovine ed.)
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Title: Scenes from a Lesser War
Author: Amireal
Characters: John Sheppard/Rodney McKay
Length: 20k
Summary: This. This was something that needed taking care of. In a non-traditional sense.

As I tear through the SGA fandom, I promised myself I wouldn't flood this community with recs (because anything worth recommending in SGA has probably been recommended twice already)...but, yeah, that didn't last.

"Scenes from a Lesser War" is one of those stories that I just - didn't want to end. The story deals with the repeal of Don't Ask, Don't Tell and its aftermath on Atlantis, which was not a trope I even knew I had a kink for until I was halfway through the fic. It combines the secret relationship, the we-can't-but-we-are, and the delicious, delicious reveal and oh, I could keep reading about this portrayal of the characters as they struggle with this issue eternally, but the ending is satisfying and so deserved.

Link: http://www.unrealwords.com/thestuff/sga/scenes.html