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Title: David Sheppard's Family Album
Author: moonlettuce
Recipient: lavvyan
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Words: 362
Rating: G
Summary: John's brother meets John's boyfriend...

David wasn't ashamed to admit that his first reaction to meeting Rodney McKay could be summed in the phrase Has John gone mad? McKay was loud, obnoxious and hadn't stopped complaining about everything ever since he and John had walked through the door. Needless to say, Marie had loved him from the moment he'd denounced the décor in the entrance hall, but then his wife's taste was apparently just as bad as his brother's.

"I just don't get it," David said. "What the hell does John see in him?"

Marie's soft laughter reached him as her arm circled his waist and the scent of the perfume she was wearing drifted across his senses. "David, look at him." She gestured out of the kitchen window to where John and McKay were standing in the garden.

"I know! I mean John could do so much better--" His words trailed off at the light punch Marie gave to his arm.

"Not Rodney, you idiot. Look at John." She moved from behind him to stand at his side. "What do you see?"

"I see that the grass needs cutting--"

"And I see that you'll be sleeping in one of the spare rooms, if you're not careful," Marie replied, the amused smile on her face belying her words.

"Fine, fine--" David muttered, finally looking at the two figures outside.

"Now," Marie said, her hand rubbing at David's back. "How does John look?"

Not entirely sure what she meant, David watched his brother for long moments. Watched as he laughed at something McKay said; watched as one of John's hands reached out, unconsciously mirroring Marie's hand on his own back, as he touched McKay. But more than that, he watched the smile on John's face as McKay moved, his lips pressing against John's.

And then he finally knew what Marie meant.

"Happy," David admitted. "He looks happy."

"Exactly," Marie said, the smile evident in her voice. "David, your brother's happy. Rodney makes him happy. Isn't that the most important thing of all?"

David just grinned and pulled Marie closer. Turned out she, and his brother, didn't have such bad taste, after all.

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( 44 comments — Leave a comment )
darkmoore
Dec. 31st, 2009 10:29 pm (UTC)
That just made me go AWWWWW. Because she is of course right. Rodney really does make John happy. =)

Well done!
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:05 am (UTC)
He does; he really, really does :D
lavvyan
Dec. 31st, 2009 11:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, hee! This is just too adorable! Of course Rodney makes John happy. ♥
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:06 am (UTC)
He absolutely does :D And at least David sees that now ;D
beachlass
Jan. 1st, 2010 12:38 am (UTC)
*grins* I like a woman who sees the important stuff.
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:00 am (UTC)
::grin:: I totally see Marie and Rodney getting on amazingly and John and David being all 'Huh?'
ribbon_purple
Jan. 1st, 2010 02:09 am (UTC)

moonlettuce
Jan. 1st, 2010 11:58 pm (UTC)
:D
d_odyssey
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:50 am (UTC)
Awww, very sweet. That Marie is a smart woman.
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
That she is ::grin:
gottalovev
Jan. 1st, 2010 09:04 am (UTC)
awww, yes, that is really sweet! =D
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked :D
bluespirit_star
Jan. 1st, 2010 09:05 am (UTC)
Oh, lovely! ♥
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Thank you!
theeverdream
Jan. 1st, 2010 11:15 am (UTC)
Happy! :D
moonlettuce
Jan. 1st, 2010 11:59 pm (UTC)
::grin::
sgamadison
Jan. 1st, 2010 03:51 pm (UTC)
Sweet! In all senses of the word--very nice!
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! Glad you liked :D
chkc
Jan. 1st, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
Awwww. They both care so much about John! Yay for Marie being observant (about more than just the lawn). :D
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
::grin:: Marie loves her husband, even if she thinks he can't see what's right in front of him at times ;D
damaduende
Jan. 1st, 2010 05:36 pm (UTC)
This is so cute *beams* Thank you.
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 12:02 am (UTC)
Glad you liked :D
icarusancalion
Jan. 2nd, 2010 06:50 am (UTC)
...denounced the décor in the entrance hall

Ha! Of course he did.

moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:18 am (UTC)
He thought it was gauche and tacky. Marie actually agrees with him, she's just never gotten around to having it redone since her father-in-law died... ::grin::
winter_elf
Jan. 2nd, 2010 07:36 am (UTC)
Love this - Marie is one smart woman! :)
moonlettuce
Jan. 2nd, 2010 11:19 am (UTC)
That she is ::grin::
danceswithgary
Jan. 2nd, 2010 10:57 pm (UTC)
Lovely. :-D
moonlettuce
Jan. 3rd, 2010 12:33 am (UTC)
Thanks!
sgafan33
Jan. 4th, 2010 01:33 pm (UTC)
David Sheppard's Family Album by moonlettuce
Aw, such a lovely little fic! Thanks for sharing.
moonlettuce
Jan. 4th, 2010 06:48 pm (UTC)
Re: David Sheppard's Family Album by moonlettuce
Glad you liked :D
lilyfarfalla
Jan. 4th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
I love seeing them through other people's eyes, and this is a lovely little vignette.
moonlettuce
Jan. 5th, 2010 09:54 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I love outsider fics, as well, and it's always fun writing them how others view the relationship :D
eci_frog
Jan. 6th, 2010 10:02 pm (UTC)
That was so sweet :)
moonlettuce
Jan. 6th, 2010 11:41 pm (UTC)
Thanks :D
binel63
Jan. 7th, 2010 05:58 pm (UTC)
so lovely :-)
moonlettuce
Jan. 7th, 2010 11:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
taste_is_sweet
Jan. 14th, 2010 05:17 am (UTC)
Lovely sweet story. I especially love how Marie totally gets Rodney too. :D
moonlettuce
Jan. 14th, 2010 10:32 pm (UTC)
It looks like the Sheppard brothers have very similar tastes ::grin::
emeraldteal
Jan. 23rd, 2010 09:33 am (UTC)
This made me all sorts of happy. Aaaawww.

Thanks for sharing. :)
moonlettuce
Jan. 23rd, 2010 10:43 am (UTC)
::grin:: Thanks :D
devo79
Apr. 10th, 2010 08:48 pm (UTC)
Awwww :)
moonlettuce
Apr. 10th, 2010 10:09 pm (UTC)
::grin:: Thanks :D
ca_pierson
May. 6th, 2010 10:30 pm (UTC)
This is so lovely :D.
moonlettuce
May. 6th, 2010 10:40 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :D
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