I now have the basic storyline for a sequel to 'whipping boy' - Still hardcore sci-fi, still lots of action and sacrifice, and still including my favourite OC team. It will be told by Lorne and John again, too.
Most importantly - it brings me a way to have John and Rodney on opposite sides of a conflict believably! Wooooooo!
I'll likely be canvassing for betas, if anyone is interested.