Eps/spoilers: Minor spoiler for Daedalus Variations.
Rating: PG13 - violence
Warning(s): Violence, horror, and character deaths.
Thanks go to: cali063 and goblie!!
Summary: McKay, Lorne, and three teams of Marines head out on a research mission to a planet on the edge of the galaxy, and disappear without a trace. Eight months later Lorne returns with two injured team members, a counterfeit McKay, and no explanations. What the hell happened eight months ago, and where's McKay?
A/N: This is NOT woobie!slavefic. Nor is it woobie!whump or other woobie. It is an action, war, battle, overcoming odds, Sci Fi story. The title, while relevant (I promise!) is NOT a nod to any form of emo angst through emotional abuse. (Apparently it's a trope! Who knew? Author's note courtesy of comments from brave readers!)
So -- assuming the warnings and A/N haven't scared you off...
Artwork by soloproject
Whipping Boy Cover
Ascension and Simon