'Limited Space', 500 words for [community profile] slashthedrabble #54 - Party

Dec. 4th, 2005 05:29 am
darkhavens: text icon: 15 m/m pairings in dk purple, with paler txt darkhavens and even paler txt multifandom ho. (shep so very gay [literati])
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Author: darkhavens
Title: Limited Space
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard pre-slash, kinda
Rating: G
Words: 500
Spoilers: General S2-ishness, nothing specific
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @ slashverse.com
Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Rodney needs more space.
Notes: Written for [livejournal.com profile] slashthedrabble challenge #54 - 'Party'.


Limited Space

"Terabytes, Colonel, that's what all this tinsel cost us!"

Rodney turned on his heel and started back across John's office, ignoring John's 'I'm actually trying to work here' face.

"Imagine, every bit and byte of data, all safe. Secure, in case we ever need to run. We could have made a copy; sent it back to Earth. Maybe there'd be something Sam could use against the Orii."

Rodney's hands spoke in tandem with his words, sketching out great arcs and short, sharp curves with stabbing punctuation.

"Caldwell actually had the gall to laugh in my face. He ordered me to file any complaints I had with you. So here I am. Filing. Why aren't you taking notes?"

John glanced down at his laptop, sighed, saved and turned it off.

"It's Christmas Eve, Rodney. There are other things to do. You have no idea how many miles of garland got hung today."

A single finger, held up like a threat, stopped Rodney's calculations halfway around the gate room but before he'd reached the 'gate.

"Don't even… Rodney, just take the evening off. Shower, change and meet me in the mess hall at seven."

"What? I… There are things… Important… Zelenka…"

"Rodney!"

The snap in his voice had Rodney bouncing to a halt, wide-eyed and disturbingly vulnerable, for a second or two at least.

"What? Busy man here, trying to get the job done. Not helped by military martinets playing power games! So, if you'll excuse me, I'll take this up with Elizabeth. She will at least do me the courtesy of listening before brushing me off."

"Did I mention that the Daedalus brought food as well as decorations? If you're late, you might miss out on tasting real, home-cooked gravy."

The flicker in Rodney's eyes told John he'd nearly won.

"There's pie."

~~~


John tried, unobtrusively, to loosen his belt, convinced he wouldn't be able to eat again for at least a week. He'd nearly choked on a forkful of candied yams watching Rodney and Ronan try to steal from each other's closely guarded plates.

He was almost convinced that Rodney had forgiven or forgotten when John saw him lean across the table towards Elizabeth.

"Rodney, I think it's time we took a little walk. There's something that I think you need to see. I'll bring him back soon."

Elizabeth nodded and smiled and turned her attention back to Caldwell, and John hauled Rodney up and marched him off in mid-sputter.

"That was… I was going to… Dammit, slow down! Unless you want to watch me eat dinner in reverse?"

John stopped, opened the nearest door and muscled Rodney in, flicking on the lights before his captive said a word.

"Merry Christmas."

John swallowed hard at the lust in Rodney's eyes, telling himself it was surely for the hardware. Hard-drives, thumb drives, the latest techno geek wares, piled on every surface in the room and on the floor too.

Rodney licked his lips.

"Oh my god… John, I think I love you."

on 2005-12-04 05:35 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mercurys-winter.livejournal.com
Awwww! That was so sweet! :D

on 2005-12-04 05:42 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] logovo.livejournal.com
Surely the way to Rodney's heart.
Fun read, thanks.

on 2005-12-04 05:43 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] alizarin-nyc.livejournal.com
Oh my GOD, I love YOU! So cute and sweet and... awwww.

So here I am. Filing. Why aren't you taking notes?

Sigh. I love Rodney. He's so predictable.

on 2005-12-04 06:01 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] chaps1870.livejournal.com
Bwhahahahaha...You got me. Wasn't expecting that. LOL

on 2005-12-04 06:06 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] shealynn88.livejournal.com
I'm not familiar with this fandom, but I love this! Very fun, and I really get an idea of characterizations. Course, I love me my nerds. Any and all. :)

on 2005-12-04 06:21 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bloodygoodgirl.livejournal.com
Yeahness!

A single finger, held up like a threat, stopped Rodney's calculations halfway around the gate room but before he'd reached the 'gate. You can completely see Rodney doing this.

So sweet and utterly adorable. The true way to a geek's heart.

on 2005-12-04 07:20 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] a-phoenixdragon.livejournal.com
Bliss, honey - sheer bliss!LOL! A real treat! Poor John! And the only thing that stopped Motormouth McKay for even five seconds was food... *Headdesk*... That is so, so Rodney!
Loved it hon! Just loved it!

on 2005-12-04 09:54 am (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] mcalex22.livejournal.com
Ooh, I love the christmasy story... I could just picture Rodney's baby blues lighting up in delight when confronted with a roomful of techno stuff!

How cute is John for doing that for Rodney??? Maybe he'll get lucky for Christmas!

Love the story :D

on 2005-12-04 12:24 pm (UTC)
ext_953: Gabriel casually leaning against a wall (Merry Christmas)
Posted by [identity profile] toniabarone.livejournal.com
Awwww....go John for knowing his geek! Cute. Thanks for this.

on 2005-12-04 09:18 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bibliokat.livejournal.com
I *love* your icon.

on 2005-12-04 09:20 pm (UTC)
ext_953: Gabriel casually leaning against a wall (Merry Christmas)
Posted by [identity profile] toniabarone.livejournal.com
Thanks! [livejournal.com profile] samjack_girl made it.

on 2005-12-04 12:24 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] anitac588.livejournal.com
Very sweet and cute, definitely put a smile on my face.

on 2005-12-04 01:43 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ruric.livejournal.com
*bounce*

I adore your McShep *g*

on 2005-12-04 02:54 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] porntestpilot.livejournal.com
Ah, John, all the sex you're going to get...Hee!

on 2005-12-04 03:25 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] ponders-life.livejournal.com
Hee! Have I told you how glad I am that you're writing McShep? ::smooch::

on 2005-12-04 03:48 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] rayne-y-daze.livejournal.com
I love it! Your Rodney voice cracks me up every time :-) So very good! There's pie. *hee*

on 2005-12-04 06:25 pm (UTC)

on 2005-12-04 06:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] othercat.livejournal.com
So cute!! :>

on 2005-12-04 06:51 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] sp23.livejournal.com
I love how in canon and in fic the one sure way to get Rodney to shut it is for Sheppard to command him to. *g*

He'd nearly choked on a forkful of candied yams watching Rodney and Ronan try to steal from each other's closely guarded plates.

Hee! I so want to see a scene on the show where Ronon and Rodney are just sitting side-by-side and eating and everyone is staring at them like they're watching either a) porn, or b) a horror movie. :)

This was really cute.

on 2005-12-04 07:32 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] duskyfox.livejournal.com
I can picture the look on Rodney's face as he says that last line, and it's priceless.

Great fic.

on 2005-12-04 07:33 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] tabaqui.livejournal.com
Heeeeeee.
*ahem*

Tempting him with pie and tech!
I love it.

on 2005-12-04 09:20 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] bibliokat.livejournal.com
Heeheehee! I love it! Rodney complaining, Rodney and Ronon eating, and John wooing Rodney with tech stuff. (In case you can't tell, I love Rodney the mostest;)

on 2005-12-04 11:13 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] literati.livejournal.com
Right. The lust was for the geek wares... ;)

One Sentence from Einstein !

on 2009-12-23 08:58 pm (UTC)
Posted by (Anonymous)

"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead." - Albert Einstein !

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