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Fic: Geeks' Night Out (McKay/Sheppard, G)

Title: Geeks' Night Out
Author: telesilla
Recipient: that_which
Pairing: John/Rodney
Rating: G
Disclaimer: SGA? Not mine.
Author's Notes: This silly llittle look at John and Rodney (mostly Rodney) through Ronon's eyes is for Pinch Hitter #3. Thank you, Mysterious Pinch Hitter!
Summary: Rodney wants to talk about ex-girlfriends but Ronon's more interested in Star Trek.

"Speaking of exes," Rodney said. They hadn't really been exactly talking about exes, but apparently John mentioning that his ex-wife was now working for Homeworld Security was enough for Rodney to start reminiscing.

Ronon sighed and opened another beer. He'd been hoping to talk them into watching Iron Man again. Or maybe more episodes of Star Trek.

"I went out with this girl who only pretended to be geeky...or maybe she was geek light. Anyway, she didn't like Doctor Who and didn't think putting a stuffed Cthulhu on the Christmas tree was funny. But," he said, holding up a finger. "The real deal breaker was when she told me her favorite Star Trek movie was, and I quote, 'that one with Kirk and Picard.'"

"You're kidding." Sheppard sounded shocked.

"They made one with both of them?" Ronon asked with a frown. He thought he'd seen all the Star Trek movies, but apparently John and Rodney had been holding out on him.

"No...okay, yeah they did, but it's one of those things of which we do not speak." Rodney scowled. "Turned out that Generations was the only Trek movie she'd ever seen. And you know, blond hair and a nice rack will excuse a lot of things...."

"Rack's a stupid word for tits," Ronon said, a little impatient with Rodney's blather about women. At this point, leaning against John the way he was, it wasn't like he was fooling anyone in the room. "Was the movie really that bad?"

"Yes," John said.

"Awful," Rodney said at the same time.

"Nancy liked the Star Wars prequels better than the original trilogy," John said a few moments later, as he handed out the next round of beers. "Said they were better looking."

"They are," Ronon said. As Rodney opened his mouth to argue, he added, "story's not as good though."

"True," John said. "But still...." He shrugged.

"Yeah," Rodney said. "This girl...Belinda? Melinda? Wow, I've totally forgotten her name. Anyway, she liked rom coms and while I've got nothing against Hugh Grant, having my method of courtship compared with his got a little tiring."

"But you're so smooth," John said. "I'm told that remembering cup sizes but not names brings all the girls to the yard."

"Cup sizes?" Ronon asked, although really, he kind of wished they'd get back to Star Trek.

"Women's bras. The cup size is...." John trailed off, looking almost embarrassed.

"Oh Jesus, you're so repressed. Cup size indicates how big her boobs are."

"You know something?" John said, scowling as he leaned away from Rodney a little. "I know it's habit and camouflage and all, but the whole pig thing is getting kind of old. Knock it the fuck off, okay?"

Thanks to several of the female Marines and scientists, Ronon knew what "pig" meant in this context. "He's right. You really think anyone here cares if you're gay?" He reached out and lightly punched Rodney's shoulder. "And if they do, I'll beat the crap out of them for you."

"Sorry," Rodney said, looking genuinely apologetic. "I just...like John said, it's habit. A bad one."

John slid his arm around Rodney's waist and pulled him in close while Ronon pretended to examine the label on his beer bottle. Rodney could say what he liked about Canadian beer being better than American, but Ronon thought his Molson's was just as bad as John's Bud.

"So," he said when he finally looked up again. The tips of John's ears were pink and Rodney looked happier. "About this Star Trek movie you've been keeping from me...."

"My God, we've turned you into a total fanboy," Rodney said. "Fine, fine, we'll watch it, but we're going to need another six-pack of beer. Maybe two."

"That wasn't as bad as the fifth one," Ronon said, a couple of hours and four beers later. "But it still sucked."

"We warned you, but noooooo, you had to see it for yourself." Rodney shook a finger at him.

"Yeah, my fault," Ronon admitted. "Let's watch First Contact again."

"A monster," Rodney muttered as John brought up the right file. "We've created a monster."



( 16 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 29th, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
This is great! Love all the geeky details, and the bits of it that Ronon likes vs the bits that bore him. And calling them out on the closeting and saying he'll beat up any homophobes. Go, Ronon!
Jan. 3rd, 2012 03:46 am (UTC)
Ronon knows what's important and what's not. *grins* Glad you liked it!
Dec. 29th, 2011 11:01 pm (UTC)
Oh my god, I love this! Loved Ronon's perspective about Star Trek, and Rodney, and *everything*. And they've created a *fanboy monster*. ^__^

I loved this part: At this point, leaning against John the way he was, it wasn't like he was fooling anyone in the room.

Yay, perceptive Ronon! :-D
Dec. 29th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
Cute! I particularly liked Rodney getting called out for his 'piggish' ways. :-D
Dec. 30th, 2011 12:23 am (UTC)
Oh, this is wonderful. Thank you so much. I will name it George and I will hug it and pet it and squeeze it and pat it and pet it and love it and caress it...

No, seriously, somebody *wrote me a story...*

Dec. 30th, 2011 01:08 am (UTC)
Awww! Loved this!
Dec. 30th, 2011 04:09 am (UTC)
This is a lot of fun. I love thought they've turned Ronon into a trekkie/er and him calling Rodney out on the "pig" cover. And he's right, the fifth is definitely worst.
Dec. 30th, 2011 07:22 am (UTC)
Aw, I love how impatient John is here and how implacable Ronon is and how dumb Rodney is. Cute. :)
Dec. 30th, 2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
Aww this is adorable!
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:34 am (UTC)
Aww — the crudeness being called out as a no-longer-needed cover, cuddling, and fanboy!Ronon! Yay!
Jan. 1st, 2012 07:30 pm (UTC)
No title
User that_which referenced to your post from No title saying: [...] wrote me one, [...]
Jan. 4th, 2012 03:17 am (UTC)
Yay for boy!bonding and geek talk. I'm glad John and Ronon called him on his attitude though. :)
Jan. 19th, 2012 07:09 pm (UTC)
I LOVE that John tells Rodney to knock off the pig routine, and that Ronon wants to talk about Star Trek. It's nice to see them all hanging out together.
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:38 am (UTC)
SGA Secret Santa 2011 recs, part 3
User runpunkrun referenced to your post from SGA Secret Santa 2011 recs, part 3 saying: [...] look at their relationship and why they work so well together; it convinced me. Geeks' Night Out [...]
Jan. 23rd, 2012 03:41 am (UTC)
SGA Secret Santa 2011 recs, part 3
User runpunkrun referenced to your post from SGA Secret Santa 2011 recs, part 3 saying: [...] look at their relationship and why they work so well together; it convinced me. Geeks' Night Out [...]
Jan. 23rd, 2012 01:54 pm (UTC)
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