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Looking for Lamour (by trinityofone) (G)

Show: SGA

Rec Category: John Sheppard - Roadtrips
Characters: Rodney McKay/John Sheppard
Categories: slash
Warnings: Nil
Author on LJ: trinityofone
Author's Website: See trin's old site on Wayback (not all the links work though), and her LJ, and there are a few on AO3
Link: Looking for Lamour on AO3

Why This Must Be Read: Roadtrips this month! John Sheppard is along for all of these rides, because you know he loves anything that goes fast. This one's lovely, riffing off the old fandom tendency to compare Sheppard and McKay to Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. In this story he and Rodney are in a cherry-red Ford Mustang, so you know John arranged the car. Rodney rediscovers a favourite food, there's snark and camaraderie, a little pining, and some romance.


They cross Texas at the panhandle, for which John can only be grateful; something about the state seems to make Rodney want to bitch about American politics, which he does in detail, and at great length. John starts out arguing just to be contrary, but by the time they’re nearing the New Mexican border, he’s been reduced to nodding along and saying “Absolutely!” a lot. Then they cross the state line, and Rodney instantly shuts up.

This alone should be enough to convince John of the state’s mystical powers, but there’s also just...something. Something else, in the air, maybe--or in the quality of light--or in the wide, endless stretch of brilliantly blue sky. He glances over at the passenger seat; Rodney is gripping the side of the car, knuckles white, neck craning upwards, blue staring into blue. John swallows; hears himself say, “You wouldn’t think, after traveling to another galaxy...”

“Yeah,” Rodney says. “You know, this is a pretty nice planet, too.”

Home, John wants to say, almost says: but that’s not really it. This last week, it’s all been as foreign to him as any of the alien civilizations they’ve visited: full of odd people and strange customs, rich with exotic food, with sights and sounds and smells and tastes outside his normal realm of experience. That it’s been fun and not scary, rewarding and not lonely, owes less to where he is, and everything to the company he keeps.

Comments

This sounds like exactly what I need after a long day at work :)
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