McKay/Sheppard thematic fic index >> Amnesia
"The Ancient marble that ate John's brain."
"There's nothing wrong with his brain," Doctor Carson says. John's never met a Scottish person before, but he sounds pretty much like they do on TV.
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It matters like a hole in the head, because that's what it is: a hole, a wound, a fissure. He can feel out the raw edges where his memories have been cut to pieces, the sudden blanks where the film breaks and he is left flailing on the edge of words.
FUBAR happens on Atlantis, John disappears, two years later Rodney takes a vacation to Disneyland, and who do you think is working at Soaring Over California?
Implied Bates/Kavanagh, Teyla/Elizabeth, Grodin/Stackhouse, Zelenka/Miko & Ford/Heightmeyer.
Sheppard doesn't remember who he is, but he remembers Rodney.
Amnesia fic heavily inspired by The Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Rodney is really going to kill them all when he's back to himself.
Rodney's not quite all there because of an accident with -- what else -- Ancient tech. John can't really do anything for him but wait. During the waiting comes the despair, writing and hoping.
The closest he gets is in his dreams.
Part of the Geeks and Goons series.
While some answers are just beyond John's reach, others are always by his side.