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Fic: Blush (PG)

Title: Blush
Rating: PG
Pairing: McShep pre-slash
Spoilers: none, other than a mention of Jeannie
Summary: John doesn't often blush


John could feel the embarrassment rush up his neck and across his face, staining his cheeks red. He had a sudden sense memory of being a kid again, a painfully shy and awkward disappointment at his father's side, and then he was back in his room faced with the horror of the present.

It wasn't that he was naked in front of a colleague, although that wasn't something he actively enjoyed, it was that said colleague was playing with his iPod nano. His very private, 'I've never told anyone I have it' ipod nano. He'd just dumped it unthinkingly on his desk when he stripped after his run, never imagining his űber-rude team mate would come sneaking in while he was in the shower.

Jesus, McKay,” he whispered, his voice not managing the outrage he ought to be feeling. He just hoped that the scientist hadn't actually noticed what the last song playing had been, or worse still scrolled through his super secret playlist of shame.

Rodney, for his part just looked at him, raised an eyebrow and said “Kylie?”

It's got the right beat to run too,” John choked out, his shoulders slumping because he knew he was doomed to a life of torment from now on. He just hoped Rodney didn't do it in front of anyone else because the marines would draw all kinds of conclusions, not all of them wrong, from his choice of songs.

Of course it has,” Rodney smirked, putting down the iPod and turning to face him.

John braced himself for the insults but none came. McKay just grinned at him, seemingly willing to ignore the fact that he was naked, and rocked on the balls of his feet like he had the best secret ever. John's heart sank. He didn't have anything to bargain with, not when he'd been so eager to torment Rodney with all of the things Jeannie had told him. God, he was an idiot.

Look, McKay...”

It's okay, John,” Rodney replied, the humor disappearing from his voice. “No one is going to find out you listen to anything other than Johnny Cash. At least not from me.”

John blinked at him. This wasn't the Rodney he knew and...knew. This was some impostor who seemed to understand what rumors could do to his career, who seemed to be willing to let the best piece of blackmail material he had slide.

Now,” Rodney said, rubbing his hands together. “It's meatloaf night and I fully intend on eating twice my own body weight in gravy."


Come on, disco princess,” Rodney ordered with a wicked grin. “Get your hot pants on and move your ass, there's mashed potato waiting.”





( 29 comments — Leave a comment )
Apr. 20th, 2009 10:42 pm (UTC)

Of course Rodney has to get in a *little* teasing.
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:08 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure he'll be teasing him even more, just in the privacy of their rooms.
Apr. 20th, 2009 10:56 pm (UTC)
Poor vulnerable John. But Rodney, of all people, knows that music is part of your soul. He's got the scar where someone tore away his own music.

Apr. 21st, 2009 06:09 pm (UTC)
John won't stop listening to the music when he runs. The worst thing that could happen, Rodney finding out, already has and it wasn't so bad. Rodney'll make sure his secret is safe.
Apr. 20th, 2009 11:14 pm (UTC)
"Come on disco princess,” Rodney ordered with a wicked grin. “Get your hot pants on and move your ass"

Ha! There may not be mockage in front of the marines, but mockage there will be. *g* Luff!
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:11 pm (UTC)
I've had the line about disco princess in my head for a while and I know that Rodney enjoyed saying it. He's going to be calling John all kinds of names about princesses from now on.
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:01 am (UTC)
Fun fic, poor John, its so embarrassing when someone finds out your choice in music, even if its really great, thats what I say!

Apr. 21st, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
Kylie is fab. I originally planned for it to be Goldfrapp (the track Oo La La) but Kylie led nicely on to the princess line.
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
John blinked at him. This wasn't the Rodney he knew and...knew.

That was subtle and I loved it. The whole thing, actually, but that line made me want to smish John all up.

disco princess

Apr. 21st, 2009 06:13 pm (UTC)
Yeah, John's still in denial really, apart from when he's not. He's kind of rubbish :-)
Apr. 21st, 2009 12:46 am (UTC)
Lordi, I completely understand John blushing - Kylie is my secret music love :)

Apr. 21st, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
Everyone loves Kylie. Except the marines. Well they love her for different reasons than John does.
Apr. 21st, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
I love the Rodney "kinda" let John off the hook :o)
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:15 pm (UTC)
Only kinda though. He's going to be calling him all sorts of subtle names when no one else can hear. And eventually John will snap and kiss him sneseless
Apr. 21st, 2009 02:47 am (UTC)
That was great and the last line was perfect. I could see John trying to pretend to worship the Man in Black while having a secret affair with Kylie et all. Great job!
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:19 pm (UTC)
I think he loves Johnny Cash too, but the beat's all wrong for running to. At least that's his story.
Apr. 21st, 2009 04:29 am (UTC)
That was just too cute. Poor John he was so embarrassed and knew that Rodney could make his life miserable.

I love how Rodney used such self restraint.
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:20 pm (UTC)
Oh, I'm sure Rodney will be less restrained when there's not meat loaf tempting him. Of course he'll be discrete...to a point
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:32 am (UTC)
That's so cute! ♥ Super secret playlist of shame. LOL. (I have a couple of those.) I love that it was his iPod he was so embarrassed about. Imagine when Rodney stumbles on that big pile of gay scientist porn John has under his bed... ;) Your John and Rodney (or Jodney as I call the two headed hydra) are supercute!

I noticed a couple little things: 1. “It's okay, John” (no punctuation) 2. "Come on disco princess," (missing a comma) and 3. "...mashed potato waiting.” (I thought you might want to know. :) )

P.S. Your title's way adorable.
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:24 pm (UTC)
Gay scientist porn *snots*. Very cool idea.

Thanks for the punctuation catches.
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:43 pm (UTC)
Scientist porn - mostly it'd be a bunch of confused looking academics, naked and self conscious, in front of dry erase boards covered in very, very sexy equations. ;)

And no problem! :)
Apr. 21st, 2009 10:26 am (UTC)
All I can say is AHAHAHAH... disco princess indeed
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:25 pm (UTC)
He just so is. I bet he has a pair of Kylie style hotpants at the back of his closet.
Apr. 21st, 2009 02:46 pm (UTC)
DISCO PRINCESS!JOHN!!! I have a sketch for my team_sga challenge thingy of John in hot pants and roller-skates and a too short t-shirt.*snickers*

Loved it. You brought John's embarrassment to life. So true to him.

Also: *glomps*

You've been randomly glomped by the Random Glomper.
Apr. 21st, 2009 06:27 pm (UTC)
I can't wait to see the roller disco John. Or did I miss it?

I think John is always embarassed, under the surface. Just a little. Maybe Rodney can fix him.

*spmolg*...that's a glomp coming back.
Apr. 22nd, 2009 12:11 am (UTC)
I just love Rodney!
Apr. 22nd, 2009 02:22 am (UTC)
Apr. 23rd, 2009 01:14 am (UTC)
that was great fun to read:)
Apr. 26th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
“Come on, disco princess,” Rodney ordered with a wicked grin. “Get your hot pants on and move your ass, there's mashed potato waiting.”

*shoots water out her nose* That is hilarious and I love you.

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