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Retreat (Stargate: Atlantis, Rodney McKay/Carson Beckett, #29) 
27th-Jul-2006 05:03 pm
Title: Retreat
Author: Akimi
Challenge: #29; the sound of waves
Pairing: Rodney McKay/Carson Beckett
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Disclaimer: This is not my sandbox.
Rating: PG-13 for mention of that one scene from Brokeback Mountain.
Summary: Every month, they stay in the same hut on the mainland.
Wordcount: ~219
Notes: This started out as porn. Trust me, the fluff (with the tinge of crack flavoring) is doing you a favor. I write crappy porn.

It started with an emergency. A child on the mainland had appendicitis, and Rodney needed an excuse to test his modifications to the Jumper. That was a white-knuckle trip, to be sure. They wound up having to stay the night, in the tiny spare cabin the Athosians on the mainland had erected specifically for such a purpose.

“Oh my god,” Rodney would later proclaim with a look of horror. “We reenacted that scene from ‘Brokeback Mountain’!”

“You saw Brokeback Mountain?”

A year later, it had become a monthly thing. The two of them escaped to the mainland for a weekend and stayed in that same cabin. “Their” cabin, if you listened to the Athosians; the cloth-sided hut that filled itself with ocean sounds every night - and a few other kinds of sounds, too.

Carson lay sleeping, tucked into Rodney’s arm, breathing gently. Rodney kissed his forehead gently and watched as he stirred a bit, looked up with half-awake eyes.


“Nothing,” Rodney murmured. “Go back to sleep.” Perfectly happy to comply, Carson squirmed back down into the crook of Rodney’s arm.

“Wish I knew how to quit you,” he mumbled. Rodney snorted.

“No you don’t.”

“You’re right. I don’t.”

And he drifted back to sleep, Rodney following soon after, breathing in time with each other and the ocean.

27th-Jul-2006 09:37 pm (UTC)
*grin* Short and sweet. I loved how the Athosians just took them in. Also, I thought the mock melodrama you had going on with the quote from BM was a nice touch; it created a feeling of positioning this relationship opposite to the hopelessness of the one in BM, which then again made me go all aaaaww because my boys are so in love!

“Oh my god,” Rodney would later proclaim with a look of horror.

I love the 'would later proclaim'. Simple and clever.
27th-Jul-2006 09:53 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love BM (even though it made me cry). In my head, Rodney's still not comfortable with straightforward statements like "I love you", so Carson says it other ways. :D
27th-Jul-2006 10:17 pm (UTC)
*giggles* Perfect!
28th-Jul-2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Dude! Are you using my special birthday icon?!?! *cries* Liek omg! That is so wrong! ;)
28th-Jul-2006 04:54 am (UTC)
For this entry? I had to!
27th-Jul-2006 10:58 pm (UTC)

30th-Jul-2006 02:39 am (UTC)
^_^ Thanks!
28th-Jul-2006 04:03 am (UTC)
Short and sweet! I love it!
30th-Jul-2006 02:39 am (UTC)
xD Everything I write is short. But I'm glad you thought it was sweet! :D
28th-Jul-2006 07:14 am (UTC)
:D!!! I loved it. :)
30th-Jul-2006 02:40 am (UTC)
28th-Jul-2006 01:48 pm (UTC)
awwww *dies from the happy fluffy feelings*
30th-Jul-2006 02:41 am (UTC)
*revives* Rodney needs more happy fluffy feelings in his life, don'cha think? ^_^
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30th-Jul-2006 02:41 am (UTC)
:D Incoherent is good! ^_^
2nd-Aug-2006 03:12 pm (UTC) - [Mod Note]
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2nd-Aug-2006 07:42 pm (UTC) - Re: [Mod Note]
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20th-Apr-2007 10:49 am (UTC)
brokeback mountain!
I love the last line... "no you dont" :p
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