Dead Like Them by Forcryinoutloud and LaytoncoltPairing:
Sheppard/McKay pre-slash; hints of Jack/DanielAuthor on LJ: forcryinoutloud
and laytoncoltAuthor Website: mad_gatersWhy this must be read:
I haven't seen a single episode of "Dead Like Me" and I still love this fic because the authors nail
the characters. They also give enough explanation that it all makes perfect sense, and although perhaps I'm missing some of the subtleties that a DLM fan would get, I can't help but love the story. It works and it's by turns poignant and hilarious.
The premise: Rodney dies, but instead of passing on to the great beyond, he ends up being a reaper, someone who eases the souls of the soon-to-be-dead on to the next life. His fellow reapers are Jack, Daniel, Ronon (who enjoys his job a little too much), and John. This story is all about how Rodney adjusts to his new life (or lack thereof), and in typical Rodney fashion, he flails along insulting the people trying to help him and somehow still manages to endear himself to John.
It's the first story set in this universe, and although it will have you craving more, it certainly stands alone as a story. At the moment there are three additional stories, and plans for at least one more. (Easily found through the tags on mad_gaters
).( 'The coffee's great,' the cute guy said, apparently looking right at him. 'You're just feeling a little weird because you're dead.' )
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