In the valley! I've lived in Vegas for nearly 20 years and can count on my hands the number of times it's actually snowed down in the valley. Granted it was mainly over the west side of town and just rained over on my side, but there were big fat white flakes falling over at my dentist's office and I drove the kids home way to the west so they could see the snow on the palm trees. And turned on the easy listening station that plays Christmas songs all day this time of year and sang along. Then when I got home I had the funnest SGA Christmas card waiting for me. (Thanks, Annette! That made my day!) and now I'm totally stoked and in the holiday spirit!
Title: In the Arms of Atlas written for Amnesty 2008 in the Gods and Monsters Challenge over at sga_flashfic
Genre: slashy gen/ preslash with Team
Word count: ~9500
Spoilers: Anything through Season 5 but nothing really
Author Notes: This fic definitely is preslash in my mind, but I think you could read it as gen given the situation. I'll leave it up to the reader to make that decision. Thanks as always to Koschka for the beta.
Summary: “So, what?” Sheppard demanded. “The Ancients built this planet their own personal Death Star?” When Rodney grinned wickedly at the idea, John saw where the scientist’s thoughts were going and grinned in return. “Think we could build one of our own?”