cupidsbow (cupidsbow) wrote,

2 drabbles: lotrips, sga

In between batches of marking, I decided to save the remains of my sanity by playing over at otw_onlinecon. The results are a couple of drabble type things.

Title: Unsheathed Weapons
Fandom: Lotrips
Pairing: Elijah/Orlando
Rating: PG-13
Notes: For the HodgePodge prompt, "LotR RPS - any actor(s), new weapon". This isn't a drabble; it's in the form 50:40:30:20:10.

Orlando has a stable of tricks: tilting his chin to this angle or that (depending on the position of the camera), flashing bared wrists, the scowl, circumlocution, playing dumb. They are ordinary enough, learned from the old hands on the Rings set, and now deployed against the paparazzi without thought.

Elijah doesn't have tricks so much as another skin he slides into whenever the eye of a camera is on him. It's invisible, seamless, absent one moment, there the next: eyes widening, body language opening up and inviting you in.

Sometimes, Orlando holds up his camera phone just to see it happen. He only takes the pictures because usually Elijah wants to see. Every time, Elijah looks like someone else.

"How do you do it?" Orlando slurs one night. Drunk. "Your face is like a weapon." He touches Elijah's chin.

Elijah's puzzlement is naked; warm and true beneath Orlando's hand.

* * *

Title: A Vow
Fandom: Stargate: Atlantis
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Rating: PG-13
Notes: For the HodgePodge prompt, "SGA - John and/or Rodney, new job".

They decide to make the best
of a bad job; which
is how Rodney finds himself

married. The ceremony
takes place in Jeannie's
yard, bedecked with late-blooming

flowers, a barbecue, a
dozen guests (mostly
SGC), mounds of food and

John, not wearing dress blues (thus
shattering Rodney's
secret what ifs forever).

The shadow in John's eyes leaves
briefly, when he says,
"I do," solemn and happy,

his mouth like a promise as
they kiss in front of
everyone who matters most

(Ronon and Teyla silent
ghosts on the other side
of a MALP Carter hooked up).

And afterwards, when John's hand
slides into his, John's
smile bright, bright, alive, as though

they chose this, wanted only
each other... Rodney
knows that he will fight for this:

John's happiness is Rodney's
newest job and he'll
cheat the grave before he quits.

* * *

There are still heaps of prompts left. Hint hint. *prods you all into writing drabbles for my inter-marking enjoyment*
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