Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Summary: Rodney's love for Ronon might not be as secret as he thinks it is.
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Author's notes: written for christella2 who promted me with: a secret love for Rodney/Ronon.
Rodney thought his love for Ronon was secret. That no one knew about it. That he had made enough derogatory comments for people to assume that he truly did see Ronon as just a caveman.
However the anecdotal evidence that other people knew was starting to pile up. There were the smirks Sheppard gave him every time he caught Rodney looking at Ronon. Plus Teyla had rolled her eyes at him that time she caught him looking at the lacing on the back of Ronon's pants. Radek had muttered in Czech and English, something about idiot geniuses in love and Miko, MIKO of all people had tittered at him every time she saw Ronon and him at the same table. So maybe his secret love for Ronon wasn't so secret. Rodney could live with that as long as it stayed secret from Ronon.
Unfortunately there was evidence that maybe Ronon knew too. Like Ronon shaking his ass at him on the last mission they were on. Like Ronon coming by to the labs and dragging him out for food or sunshine or "you need to relax McKay." Like smiling at him softly, like telling him a little bit about Sateda and their advanced technology, like letting him examine Ronon's gun and take it apart and put it back together again. Like a million different things. So maybe his secret love wasn't a secret at all, but then what? What was the next step? He was just so, so bad at these things.
Rodney let the shivery feeling at hearing the Satedan's slightly growled word wash over him. "Yes Conan?"
Ronon grinned. "Time for us to go to my place."
"Your place? Why? I mean... it can't be for my weekly beat down and ... wait a second. Your place?" Rodney asked.
"Yep. My place." Ronon said and Rodney noticed the way Ronon's eyes were smoldering at him.
"Oh. Okay. Your place." Rodney said and shut his laptop down. Leaving with Ronon and ignoring how everyone in the lab said "finally."