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Déardaoin ===> I Love You

Merry Thursday, my lovelies, I remain classics_lover, your supreme Mugwump for the week. Today's theme is I Love You, and prompts must concern love, romantic or platonic. Have fun, one and all!

Just a few rules:
No more than five prompts in a row.
No more than three prompts in the same fandom.
Use the character's full names and fandom's full name for ease adding to the Lonely Prompts spreadsheet.
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Prompts should be formatted as follows: [Use the character's full names and fandom's full name]
Fandom, Character +/ Character, Prompt

Some examples to get the ball rolling...

+ Dragon Age, anypair, love is a different type of magic

+ Mass Effect Trilogy, anypair, everyday love rituals

+ Tortall, Kel +/ any, she doesn't recognise romantic love until it walks up and kisses her

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Theme= Love


Feb. 2nd, 2017 04:23 pm (UTC)
Stargate Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay,

I don't quite know
How to say
How I feel

Those three words
Are said too much
They're not enough
(Snow Patrol)
Feb. 4th, 2017 12:29 am (UTC)
Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
They never said it.


“Yes, Jeannie, seriously.”

“But these are your wedding vows. How can you not say 'I love you'?”

Rodney shrugged, clearly a gesture he'd picked up from John, and went back to the little card he'd been scribbling away on.)

It had never felt necessary: how can three little words hold the whole of what they actually felt?

Also, seeing as both were emotionally stunted—as Jennifer had put it—it was possible saying that one phrase might have actually killed them.

(Carson snickered to himself as Jennifer sutured John's wound for the second time while chastising him, Rodney no where to be seen.

He knew better than to show his face in the infirmary after what he'd done in helping John to dehisce his stitches.

“The two of you so deserve each other, you know that? You and Rodney, unable to actually say something to each other like adults, no, so you have to go do some stupid self-injurious activity out on a vacant pier. If this had opened fully... you know exposed intestines aren't attractive, right?”


“Don't interrupt.”

He flicked his eyes to Carson who took a step back and smirked at his friend. To be fair, if the pair of them had actually listened to the medical instructions, he might have intervened, but no, John had gone ahead and disobeyed so he could suffer the consequences.

He did, however, call Rodney down to the infirmary once Jennifer's venting got to be a bit more passionate.)

It was never doubted, though; everyone could see it: when Rodney couldn't leave the lab for one reason or another and John dragged the coffee pot and a cot in for his husband, when Rodney would crack some new piece of (fun) tech and demand that John got first attempts at using it.

When John crossed planets on the hunt for his other half after he'd been kidnapped.

When Rodney fought the SGC, the IOA, the damned US Government, after they tried to courtmartial John for disobeying orders to protect Atlantis.

(“You know,” Jack O'Neill said, “he wasn't really protecting the city.”

Rodney looked incensed. “Excuse me? Were you not paying attention the entire time we were stuck in that farce of a trial?”

“Oh, I was. Highly educational. It's how I can confidently say that what John Sheppard was protecting wasn't just Atlantis.”

Rodney waited, annoyance growing.

“Do me a favor. Actually, do the SGC a favor and don't ever get yourself killed, because we can barely keep him in line on a good day.”)
Feb. 4th, 2017 06:32 am (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
So good. Those two. Unable to say the words but showing them at every turn. Well done!
Feb. 4th, 2017 10:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
Emotionally constipated boys, those two. At least when it comes to talking. Thank you! :D
Feb. 4th, 2017 11:09 am (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
This is lovely :)
Feb. 4th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
Thank you! :)
Feb. 4th, 2017 05:08 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.

Rodney and John have never needed to say the words, because they live them every single day. And you show that here perfectly.

Thank you so much!
Feb. 4th, 2017 10:34 pm (UTC)
Re: Fill. Stargate: Atlantis, John Sheppard/Rodney McKay.
You're welcome! I'm glad you liked it! :)


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