The Tragic, Doomed, and Epic Life and Loves of Elizabeth Jean McKay by captanddeastar – The one where John and Rodney and the rest of Atlantis raises a little girl who grows into a totally kick-ass 12 year old with designs on older men in her search for the perfectly tragic and doomed love that is her birthright.
A Beautiful Lifetime Event byastolat– Classic reluctant baby-fic with a bit of being-married-without-knowing-it thrown in for good measure. This is the fic that introduced me to SGA fandom, and probably created my bulletproof kink for a baby+family story done well.
No Refunds or Exchanges byastolat– The one where John is a mail order bride, and Rodney tries to be honorable and ends up in love.
Ordinary Life byastolat– The one where they try to take a vacation on Earth and end up kicking ass and taking names, while coming to appreciate each other’s penises(penii?).
Under the Sea byastolat– The one where John, the frat bro, doesn’t really need help in physics but Rodney, the child genius, gives it to him anyways.
Solitary by esteefee – The one where John gets bored in prison, and a soft scientist saves John by going through with the holy enema.
The Number of a Man by fluffyllama – The one where John creates a son while in stasis, and misses him horribly when he wakes up.
Forget Me Not bymaisierita – The one where they’re in prison with amnesia, but it’s actually not that bad until John gets double amnesia and still manages to re-invent pizza and ice cream.
The Difference Engine by sam_storyteller – The one where John died and came back as a terminator created by Rodney and Zelenka. And then doesn’t have an identity crisis when he finds out.
A Farm in Iowa universe bysheafrotherdon– The one where John is a farmer in Iowa, Rodney is a professor of physics, and Finn is their crazy cute hellion of a son.
Lines on a Tenth Wedding Anniversary by siriaeve – A day in the life of the most established and in love couple on Atlantis
Sheppard’s Law by cesperanza – The one where John gets stuck in a device that keeps trying to kill him by going into his past and pulling the plug in varyingly more and more creative ways. Rodney goes in and tries to save him. It’s a lot of work.
Freedom’s Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose by synecdochic – One of the cornerstone stories of SGA fandom. Rodney builds his life and future on Earth after losing Atlantis and her favorite son. Or the story of how Rodney entered a dinky, second-tier school and used his hard-earned courage and wisdom to send his children forth to make the world a better place.