Title: Five Men Who Never Wanted Teyla Emmagen
Characters: Teyla, Bates, Ford, Rodney, Carson, John
Prompt: 43. Denial
Brief summary: I love 'five things' stories. This one explores why, although there they may be attracted to her, five different men have all chosen (however much they might wish otherwise) not to act on that attraction. Although it focuses on Teyla, each different segment offers an insight into the character it focuses on. Plus, it has a Bates who is true to canon and yet is not one dimensional. Bliss.
Her smile carries amusement and affection, but not attraction, and he's okay with that. It's not the first time he's been attracted to a girl who isn't attracted back. As it is, Aiden likes having someone with whom he can joke (even if she doesn't always get it), and someone who doesn't see him as one of the myriad military faces in the crowd, but as a friend.
And, yeah, he gets a little pleasure out of the fact that she calls him by name, but Sheppard's still 'Major'. It's a testosterone thing. So shoot him.
Link to the story: Five Men Who Never Wanted Teyla Emmagen