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Possibilities, (G)

Title: Possibilities
Author: goddess47
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: Tag for "Aurora" but not spoiler-y in any way
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Length: 275 words
Summary: John has an idea after they returned from the Aurora
Note: For mcsheplets challenge #98 – Season 2.

They sat in a puddle of light -- it was late and John and Rodney were alone in Rodney's lab.

"So, any chance we can... umm... dothatvirtualrealitythinghere?" John mumbled quickly.

"What?" Rodney asked without looking up from the device he was examining.

John sighed to himself. "Nothing," he replied.

"Not nothing," Rodney turned in his chair to face John. "Try that again."

John rubbed the back of his neck for a moment. He figured he'd gone this far... "Virtual reality," he said carefully. "Like on the Aurora. Can we do that here?"

Rodney looked at John for a moment… Really looked. John shifted in his chair.

"John?" Rodney asked softly. "What's going on?"

John looked down at his feet. "Well, if we had a virtual reality then maybe we could use it." Deep breath. "For us."


John nodded but he could feel the tips of his ears turning red.

"Huh." But John could read the wealth of meaning in that and he relaxed a bit. "We could..." Rodney's hands flew over the keyboard. "Oh." That wasn't a good sound.

Rodney turned to John. "The ZedPM. The virtual reality chamber here would take too much power. Sorry." Rodney looked as crestfallen as John suddenly felt.

John leaned against Rodney. Carefully, so that if anyone was watching the security tapes later, it would look casual, like John was looking over Rodney's shoulder to look at the screen Rodney was working on. Rodney could cut the video on the lab but doing it too often led to more questions than it was worth.

"It was just a thought," John said softly.

Rodney leaned back. "I like the way you think."


That's cute and adorable.
Whoa.. that was fast!!!

Thanks! Glad you liked it!
I try to check every day to every other day. :D
Love the way John thinks :)
Yeah... John is pretty smart to keep up with Rodney!

Oh! I'm sorry the VR won't work out on Atlantis... but glad that John gathered up his gumption in both hands & asked! Ah well, there's always the puddlejumpers; maybe they can get a day off for exploration soon. ;-) Nice tag--thanks for sharing it!
::nods:: Exploration... yup, that's what they'll call it!

It was a good thought. A very good thought ;)
John has lots of good ideas!


It was a great thought and John was cute, but the ending was bittersweet because it was all about hiding.
Yeah... I see Season 2 very much in 'hiding mode' now that the Expedition is back in contact with Earth. John and Rodney have even more to lose at this point...

Oh, this is both sweet and sad. I love (or is it hate?) the idea that they know how to get around the security cameras if necessary and to keep their interactions looking casual.

The little details make me sigh: Rodney asking softly; John's ears turning red.

It's currently a story without an ending, but I hope that will change SOOOOOOOOOON. ::gets impatient with American military stuff::
Yeah... the hiding is tough and very frustrating...

Thanks! Glad you liked it!
I like the way they think, too ;)

Oh! The bittersweetness of this took me by surprise. Nice.
Sweet and yet sad too, as they couldn't have a safe place to be together :(