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Title: Mornings can be tough.
Author: lilyfarfalla
Characters: Rodney, Teyla
Spoilers: Super general Season 4 stuff.
Warnings: none
Words: 416
Rating: PG
Summary: See title.
Prompt: coffee
A/N: Credit goes to esteefee   for being brilliant about follow up, and to cold medicine, for keeping me going this long. (Blame for stilted dialogue and any other mistakes goes solely to the cold medicine wearing off.)

When Rodney stumbled into the mess the morning after another night spent saving the city, he was surprised to see Teyla staring blankly at the wall with a bowl of chuvi fruit in one hand.  Well, maybe he didn’t see her so much as walk straight into her on his way towards the coffee, but it was definitely a surprise.

They exchanged ‘Oofs’, and Rodney handwaved something that he hoped translated into “Must get coffee. Will apologize after.” Teyla nodded and must have understood his gesturing, because she was sitting at the team’s table when Rodney returned with his sweet sweet nectar.

“Sweet sweet nectar,” he crooned.

Across the table, Teyla was again staring off into the distance.  Were those bags under her eyes, Rodney wondered?  He took another sip of coffee.  Teyla continued to stare into the distance.  She was holding a spoon in the bowl, but had made no move to bring the fruit to her mouth.

“Teyla?” he said.

She focused in on his face and smiled tiredly.

“I am sorry Rodney. Torren has been unable to sleep for more than two hours at a time for the last week, and I believe the lack of sustained rest has finally caught up with me.”
 
Rodney nodded.  “Our first year in Atlantis, I couldn’t sleep more than two hours a night either.”

Teyla raised an eyebrow at him.

“Oh, no no no no!  I just meant, I know what it’s like, not getting any sleep.  Thank god for coffee though.”

Teyla was grinning now, which made Rodney feel suddenly warm all over. Here was Teyla, being tired and smiling at him in the mess hall. It was maybe more wonderful than coffee.

“It is amazing that it continues to give you such energy. My morning tea is a comforting ritual, but…” she trailed off.

Rodney sat up straight.

“Teyla,” he said. “Are you telling me that you have not tried drinking coffee in the mornings? Because if so,” at this he raised his voice, “You are about to have a life changing experience.”

Teyla was visibly holding back laughter now, but she waited patiently while Rodney went to get a small cup for her and sweetened it with just a hint of sugar (beginners coffee, he thought to himself). And when Rodney brought the drink back to their table, and she raised the cup to his mug and said, “To waking up.”

And Rodney gently chinked their mugs together and solemnly replied, “Hear hear."

Comments

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esteefee
May. 29th, 2011 05:47 am (UTC)
hahaha, "beginner's coffee" for Teyla. ::dies:: Oh, Rodney, what have you wrought.

I love their little collision and Rodney's mime-o-apology.

(I'm adding tags for you. and I guess I should add pairing and rating tags. wee!)
lilyfarfalla
May. 29th, 2011 05:51 am (UTC)
Tags! So smart. We can add "tag yourself" to the rules/guideslines post too. *smishes back*
esteefee
May. 29th, 2011 06:55 am (UTC)
done!
stella_pegasi
May. 29th, 2011 06:37 am (UTC)
Oh...delightful...we don't get enough of Rodney being the good guy and trying to help. I can relate...must have morning coffee!! Really nice story!
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
I was seriously amused at Rodney being honored to be the one to share coffee with Teyla. It's probably not canon-compliant, now that I think about it, but whatevs.
trystings
May. 29th, 2011 08:16 am (UTC)
This coffee prompt is pretty perfect for my Sunday morning. I'm on my third cup. :D

And Rodney's "beginners coffee" is ♥

lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:50 am (UTC)
Sunday morning coffee is the BEST! Thanks so much!
mific
May. 29th, 2011 12:43 pm (UTC)
That Rodney - he's an enabler! Nice fic.
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
He will come to regret this when he and Teyla are fighting over the last of the coffee supply someday.
stargatesg1971
May. 29th, 2011 03:00 pm (UTC)
Cute...beginners coffee *g*
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:51 am (UTC)
Thank you!
stargatesg1971
May. 30th, 2011 07:18 am (UTC)
Your welcome.
ceitie
May. 30th, 2011 12:16 am (UTC)
Aw, Rodney, sharing the coffee love with Teyla.
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Team love!
jade_1459
May. 30th, 2011 02:10 am (UTC)
This was awesome! What a lovely little quiet moment between Rodney and Teyla. And I love Rodney introducing Teyla into the benefits of caffeine now that motherhood is upon her.

Lovely.
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 04:52 am (UTC)
Aww, thank you! I love Rodney/Teyla friends a ridiculous amount.
patk
May. 30th, 2011 02:53 pm (UTC)
>>They exchanged ‘Oofs’, and Rodney handwaved something that he hoped translated into “Must get coffee. Will apologize after.” <<

Best scene description! *g* I can very vividly see this in my mind. :-)
lilyfarfalla
May. 30th, 2011 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yay, I'm so glad that came across clearly to you! Thanks so much!
ozsaur
May. 31st, 2011 03:02 am (UTC)
Beginner's coffee! heeeeee!

Very cute!
lilyfarfalla
May. 31st, 2011 04:46 am (UTC)
Hee, thank you!
trillingstar
Jun. 4th, 2011 10:33 am (UTC)
Beginner's coffee! LOL. Lovely interaction between these two.
lilyfarfalla
Jun. 4th, 2011 07:40 pm (UTC)
Ha, yay, thank you!
saffronhouse
Jun. 5th, 2011 03:21 pm (UTC)
Teyla smiling at him! Lovely, lovely.
lilyfarfalla
Jun. 6th, 2011 12:39 am (UTC)
*smiles at you* Thanks!
michelel72
Jul. 1st, 2011 05:39 am (UTC)
Awww, this is adorable.
lilyfarfalla
Jul. 1st, 2011 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
hoktauri
Aug. 14th, 2011 04:46 pm (UTC)
I loved this! Esp this part here: Teyla nodded and must have understood his gesturing, because she was sitting at the team’s table when Rodney returned with his sweet sweet nectar.

“Sweet sweet nectar,” he crooned.
I love that it shows Rodney just *saying* exactly what's on his mind.

And this part: Teyla was grinning now, which made Rodney feel suddenly warm all over. Here was Teyla, being tired and smiling at him in the mess hall. It was maybe more wonderful than coffee. To which I said, "Awww, YAY!" I love this little moment b/t Rodney and Teyla. They never got enough friendship moments on the show.

Three cheers and a "Hear, hear!" for this story!
lilyfarfalla
Aug. 15th, 2011 01:33 am (UTC)
Thank you my dear!! I love the idea of them having a good relationship. It just seems like they'd balance each other out in a helpful way.

And I love that you're going back to read stories.
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