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The Fleece Appreciation Challenge
Ficlet: Waiting is hell
Title: Waiting is hell
Author: rosiepaw
Rating: G
Pairing: John/Rodney
Word count: 352

Waiting is hell

Although the kebab-things one of the vendors was selling were really good, the market had been a bust in terms of interesting technology. Rodney was ready to call it a day. When he spotted the spikes of John’s hair rising about the crowd, he headed in that direction.

He was turning the corner around the last row of stands between John and him when he saw the contents of the table John – and Teyla – were standing at. Blankets. Thick, fleecy blankets. The one that his team-mates were apparently bargaining for was exactly the same colour as his orange fleece.

Rodney had ducked back around the corner, out of sight, before he had a chance to realize how silly his reaction was. There was no reason for him to be feeling that he’d seen something he shouldn’t see. John and Teyla were buying a fleecy orange blanket ten days before Christmas. Big deal. Maybe it was Teyla who was buying the blanket – although when Rodney thought about it, it seemed unlikely that Teyla would need John’s help in bargaining and all too likely that John would need Teyla’s.

Maybe John was buying the blanket for himself. Maybe he was buying it for, well, someone else. Someone not Rodney. Hell, maybe the thing at the harvest festival had been a fluke. Both John and he had had quite a bit to drink. John had been gone by the time Rodney woke up the next morning, and they hadn’t spoken about it since. Although they weren’t actively not speaking about it, either. John didn’t act uncomfortable or different. He was just, always, almost painfully John.

Who was buying a fleecy orange blanket. Almost certainly not for Rodney.

Rodney put his chin up and marched around the corner, only to freeze when John spotted him. They stared at each other a moment before John drawled, "It’s okay, McKay, it’s not a Christmas present."

Oh. Fine.

John raised one eyebrow and smirked, still looking right at Rodney. "It’s wrapping paper."


The smirk intensified.

Ohhhhhhh... And still ten days to wait.

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tarlanx From: tarlanx Date: December 12th, 2009 09:27 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL!!! Loved it....and now I wish someone would create some art of Rodney all wrapped up in orange fleece and a bow for John to unwrap :D
rosiepaw From: rosiepaw Date: December 13th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC) (Link)
Second the motion! :-)
zinfic From: zinfic Date: December 12th, 2009 10:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ooooohhh... now that would be something to unwrap *g*
sexycazzy From: sexycazzy Date: December 12th, 2009 11:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
Ohhhh just put a big smile on my face! ohhh, how sweet! :-)
theeverdream From: theeverdream Date: December 13th, 2009 01:41 am (UTC) (Link)
liresius From: liresius Date: December 13th, 2009 03:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Oh that's a very clever idea! I laughed for the implications!

Very sweet!
adafrog From: adafrog Date: December 13th, 2009 05:52 am (UTC) (Link)
hee! Thanks.
goddess47 From: goddess47 Date: December 13th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC) (Link)
He was just, always, almost painfully John.

Poor Rodney... his insecurity is showing.....

But, fun... wrapping paper... hmmmm......

From: elsa12790 Date: December 14th, 2009 12:23 am (UTC) (Link)
This was great. I'd love to read the before as well as the after. But this is a perfect little slice of mcshep.
seekergeek From: seekergeek Date: December 14th, 2009 12:53 am (UTC) (Link)
sporangia From: sporangia Date: December 14th, 2009 03:00 am (UTC) (Link)
Loved this, thanks.
gottalovev From: gottalovev Date: December 14th, 2009 02:48 pm (UTC) (Link)
ohhh, that is awesome! *imagines John all wrapped up*
korilian From: korilian Date: December 24th, 2009 09:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Hihi. Best one yet.
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