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14 February 2006 @ 11:59 pm
From Tiny Acorns... 2/5, McShep
Author: darkhavens
Title: From Tiny Acorns...
Chapter: 2/5
Pairing: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Rating: G for now
Words: 2x100
Spoilers: Mention of events in Rising 1
Feedback/Concrit: darkhavens @
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.

Part Three

beetle: Squee!_beetle_ on February 15th, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)

That is so the new "I love you"!

John planned to fix that.


And you end it there!

I love you, but you're a bastid! An utter bastid!
*hugs you**
*licks you*

darkhavens: mcshep drrrty boys [literati]darkhavens on February 27th, 2006 08:31 pm (UTC)
Hee! Thank you! *smooch*
Alizarin_NYC: shep get alongalizarin_nyc on February 15th, 2006 01:15 am (UTC)
Lots of love for this!!! So pretty.
darkhavens: mcshep in trouble again [literati]darkhavens on February 27th, 2006 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you. :D

Rodney's such an unconventional romantic. *g*
I am Derek's vocal eyebrows: dm; sky [me]literati on February 15th, 2006 02:08 am (UTC)
awww! they're both lovely!

darkhavens: mcshep look of love [literati]darkhavens on February 27th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks, Pookie. :D
tabaquitabaqui on February 15th, 2006 03:41 am (UTC)
Is the balcony thing an ep.... thing? I don't get it.
Still like it, like how Rodney thinks, like the toys! Wheee!
darkhavens: mcshep theirloveissooz [literati]darkhavens on February 15th, 2006 03:46 am (UTC)

It's from Hide and Seek, the third episode of S1, when they're testing the personal shield.

If you haven't watched it yet, you should. It's the episode that sealed the deal for me with McShep. It's only episode 3 and Rodney's letting John push him off a balcony? They had to be having sex! Rodney's not that trusting. *g*
tabaquitabaqui on February 15th, 2006 03:48 am (UTC)
I'm gonna start watching *soon*.

Just haven't had the time.
That's a lot of trust.
     Mandy: Beautifula_phoenixdragon on February 16th, 2006 05:13 am (UTC)
It was probably the most romantic gesture Rodney ever made, though of course he didn't realise at the time.

RODNEY!!! God, I love McKay! And this ficlet was the bomb!!

*Adores you...*
darkhavens: mcshep lube [literati]darkhavens on February 27th, 2006 08:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you, sweetie. :D