A/N: This is my first time writing for these characters. I hope that I do them justice. FB would be appreciated and is very much wanted. This is an idea that came from a dream. I wondered how the Atlantis group would deal with a group like The X-Men. I am a big fan of Wolverine and am hopelessly caught by John, Rodney, and Radek. Hope you like it. I also wanted to explore John's relationship with his father. Since nothing is in canon yet about his mom or dad, this is my take on it. Many others have written that his mom has passed away, well this is my take on it and why he has a strained relationship with his dad.
A/N2: I also want to thank Titan5 for her use of Kelly and Rogue1503 for her use of Dr. Nick Straughan. Thanks for permission to use them.
Disclaimer: Don't own any of them but wish I did. Oh the fun that I would have if I did. Written for fun and not for profit.
John Sheppard awoke slowly from his sleep. He had just been released from the infirmary by Dr. Carson Beckett on orders that he would rest the entire day and then begin light duty for the next three days. He had received a mild concussion during his team's last off-world mission and Carson was just being a bit over cautious. John had agreed just to get out of the infirmary and back into his own quarters. One night in the infirmary was more than enough for him.
He still had a bit of a headache and had hoped that a nap would help relieve some of the pain involved with it. John stretched and rubbed his right hand over his eyes. Something had awoke him and he just couldn't put his finger on what it was. Thinking that it had something to do with the safety of his city, John reached for his radio and placed it on his left ear.
"Sheppard to Weir," John said into the radio.
"John, this is Elizabeth. I thought Carson told you to rest today?"
"I was asleep but something woke me. Anything I need to know about?"
"Not that I know of. Daedalus is about six hours out and advised us that they have some special visitors on board."
"Anybody I know?"
"General O'Neill has decided to finally visit and he brought along a General Sheppard."
"General Sheppard? That wouldn't be General Thomas J. Sheppard, would it?"
"Yes, I believe so. Do you know him?"
"Unfortunately. When they arrive, I'll be there."
"John, Carson said light duty starting tomorrow. You don't need to be here to greet General O'Neill or General Sheppard. I can explain to them, I'm sure that they will understand, especially O'Neill."
"It's not General O'Neill that I'm meeting Elizabeth. And no, General Sheppard won't understand. Look, just give me a call about an hour before they're scheduled to beam down or whatever from the Daedalus. That way, I'll be ready. Anybody else I need to know about?"
"Just a group of people that General O'Neill thinks might be able to help us fight the Wraith. They call themselves The X-Men. There are seven of them so we will need to find quarters for nine visitors."
"Did you say, The X-Men?"
"Yes, I did. Have you heard of them?"
"If one of the members is a man named Logan, then I have heard of them. They just might be very helpful with fighting the Wraith. Look, I'm going to get a couple more hours of sleep, give me a call in five hours and I'll meet you in your office to go over what I know about the visitors. Sound good to you?"
"I'll call you in five hours but you still don't have to be here for the meet and greet."
"Yes I do so just call me, please."
"Alright. Weir out."
John took off his radio and put it back on the nightstand. Just great, the great General Thomas J. Sheppard is coming here. Just what I need! He doesn't even acknowledge me for the last ten years and all of a sudden he shows up in the Pegasus Galaxy. I wonder what he wants. Might as well get a little bit more sleep before my life turns to hell. And with that final thought, John rolled on to his side and fell promptly to sleep.
Five hours later
John mumbled something in his sleep.
"John?" came the voice, a bit louder.
John sat straight up in bed and almost hit Elizabeth as he did.
"Wha . . . what's going . . . Elizabeth, what are you doing here?"
"I tried calling but you didn't answer so I had Rodney override your door controls. You seemed to be having a nightmare. Are you alright?"
"Yeah, just one I've had a few times. No biggy. Thanks for waking me. Give me about twenty minutes and I'll meet you in your office. Okay?"
"Twenty minutes and I'll have some coffee waiting for you when you get there."
"I'll be there and thanks again for the wake-up call."
"No problem," Elizabeth said with a smile as she turned and left John's quarters.
John sat in bed for a minute as he finally woke up. He hated the dream he'd been having.
He always had difficulty getting out of it since it was a memory and not just something his mind would conjure up. Losing friends and getting severely injured while in Afghanistan was not something he liked or wanted to remember but it did bring back his encounter with Logan. He hoped that these X-Men were the same ones he remembered being introduced to by Logan. They were an interesting group of people and he looked forward to renewing his friendship with the group.
After a quick shower and shave, John put on his best uniform and vest; he checked his weapons to be sure that they were functioning properly and then left to meet Elizabeth in her office.
On his way to her office, he ran into Rodney McKay.
"Sheppard, and how are you feeling?"
"I'm good. Where are you off to?"
"Elizabeth's office. She said that you were going to go over what you knew about some of our visitors."
"Well, if the seven are who I think they are, then they can explain themselves better than I can but I can at least give you a heads up."
"And what about this General Sheppard?"
"I'd rather not talk about him McKay."
"Oh no, you do not get out of this that easily. Come on. . .How do you know him?"
"None of your business McKay so just drop it. I mean it."
"Alright, I'll drop it for now but you know that I'll find out sooner or later."
"As long as it's later and doesn't involve me."
Rodney huffed as the two men continued on to Elizabeth's office.