Title: From Tiny Acorns...
Pairing: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: G for now
Spoilers: Mention of events in Rising 1
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Disclaimer: Not mine, never will be. No harm, no foul, no money made.
Summary: Rodney can be generous and romantic, he just doesn't know it.
Notes: Written for stagesoflove Challenge #2 - 'Romance'.
Part one, 'Attraction', can be found here.
Part two also posted here.
From Tiny Acorns...
It was probably the most romantic gesture Rodney ever made, though of course he didn't realise at the time.
He wasn't given to grand displays or wild, effusive compliments. He didn't buy flowers because they made him sneeze. Chocolates were more likely to be snacked on absentmindedly than offered with a flourish and a bow.
He didn't remember anniversaries or other dates of note unless somebody put them in his planner, and reminded him.
It took six months and one late night epiphany for Rodney to recognise his words for what they were.
"You could throw me off the balcony."
When Rodney said, "Follow me, Major," John Sheppard followed, and not just for a great view of that ass, though that was always good. He followed because Rodney had the toy cupboard keys and looked like he was going to let John play with something extra fun.
He wasn't wrong.
A hangar full of toys that flew and disappeared on cue. Toys that heard his thoughts and answered eagerly with gadgets, with guns and brightly lit heads-up displays.
It was the most amazing gift John had ever had and Rodney didn't even wait for thanks.
John planned to fix that.