I'm posting this for a friend, who is slightly new to SGA fan fiction and who has just watched all five seasons of SGA! She posted this at her LJ and asked if I would post this here! It's such a great fic idea, I couldn't just let it sit by!
"I'd like to find a really nice long darkfic where Atlantis takes over Sheppard completely from the very beginning of the expedition. The idea is that every Ancient could share in interfacing with Atlantis but they always had one person be her 'voice' in case of crisis and they actually rotated with this duty daily but since Sheppard is the only person with the gene strong enough to do it she doesn't let him go.
But the only way that this would work is if as soon as Sheppard arrived through the gate and she started powering up systems, one of them would be the drive to raise them to the surface and so there was no serious drain on the remaining ZPM. And since there was no need to find an immediate evacuation site, the Wraith weren't immediately woken up and Sumner wasn't killed. They're able to test out the chair and Sheppard is immediately 'installed' as the voice of Atlantis and able tell them what systems they can and cannot use immediately in order to spare the remaining power on the ZPM. Weir tries to have McKay disconnect Sheppard from Atlantis but Sumner overrides her because Sheppard is military and with him in the chair it aids in the safety and security of the expedition. There is also the fact he doesn't like Sheppard because of his record, and also that he'd already planned on keeping Sheppard stuck with a duty that only meant he stayed in the city and dealt with the ancient technology. Sheppard being tied to Atlantis' computers fits his ideas perfectly. And Sheppard doesn't have to remain in the chair, but he's sort of stuck with others leading him because he can't care for himself and work out problems that need fixing within the city at the same time. McKay pretty much has him bottled up in his lab most of the day dealing with problems and then sends for someone to take Sheppard to his room for downtime. It's easier for them to fix problems if they're able to just ask the city (through Sheppard) what is going on instead of searching for solutions or inputting fixes themselves.
Of course, someone would somehow wake up the Wraith and all hell would break loose but it'd be cool to see how things would play out."
Anyone feel like taking this on?
Note: Kazbaby asked if I'd add this part as she and another discussed the plot....
Yeah, I think "forcing an SGC member (personally recruited by Jack) to be a man-machine interface" falls under the category of Thing Which We Do Not Approve Of. Unless you do it to yourself, in which case it's okay, although Daniel might disagree.
But at the time they consider it a 'necessity' because they're on their own and in the dark about Pegasus. I'd also think that they (by 'they' I mean Weir) probably ask to speak somehow to Sheppard but he's sorta blissed out on the whole initial experience and not in his right mind at the time she asks him if wants to do it. I'd also think that Atlantis manipulates his response.
Manipulates his response a little, at any rate, because let's face it, Sheppard doesn't exactly have the strongest sense of self-preservation in the galaxy. Throw up some convincing statistics that his mild sacrifice will be for the Greater Good and he'll do stay plugged in indefinitely.
Also, people are a bit scared to do so, especially once they realize how they've been treating him. You see, when the Genii make their inevitable and, in this universe, unexpected invasion attempt, he kills them all with this brain. Okay, technically by turning them inside-out with the inertial dampers, but still. And if he did that to them, people (read: McKay and Sumner) start to worry that if they unplug him and he does turn out to be a wee bit pissed about this entire slavery thing....