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Fic: Come In From The Rain - [prompt-Rain]

Title: Come In From The Rain
Author: Rubygirl29
Rating: G
Pairing: Ronon, John.
Disclaimer: I don't own them. It makes me sad.


Summary: Following the events of Reunion, Ronon wonders if he has a place to go.



John found Ronon on the East pier. He should have joined them at their usual table in the mess. Before that, he should have met John in the gym for some sparring. Instead, he had vanished.

He wasn't difficult to track, not with the technology on Atlantis. Lorne had asked if he should bring him back inside the city, but John had declined. Instead, he came out here, alone, hoping to persuade Ronon that he wasn't holding him to blame for what had happened with Tyre and the other Satedans. He didn't know if Ronon was up to listening, however. Self-flagellation seemed to be a Satedan characteristic.

The new planet they were on was different than the one they had come from. It had actual seasons, and this one was obviously the rainy season. John turned the collar of his shirt up against the drizzle and headed towards the pier.

Ronon was sitting on the damp stones, his head bowed, as if the weight of the world bent them down. He had to be feeling the chill. John stepped forward. "Hey, buddy. It's raining, you know."

"So?" He didn't look up. "I won't melt."

"No, but you might want to come in before you get pneumonia."

"I'm fine,"

John should have known this wouldn't be easy. "I'm not angry. I don't feel like you betrayed Atlantis or me."

"Carter does."

"Carter doesn't know you like I do." He cautiously set a hand on Ronon's shoulder. The skin was cold. "You need to come in." To his shock, the body beneath his hand shuddered. He sank down next to Ronon. He couldn't tell the difference between the rain and tears, if there was any. He couldn't tell the difference between guilt and pain. What he could see was exhaustion, cold, loneliness.

"Come in from the rain. Get some soup. Get some rest."

Silence. "I don't know how to do this." His voice was a rasp that made Sheppard wince.

He stood up held out his hand. "Just follow my lead. I've been there." A desert in Afghanistan, censure, isolation. It wasn't a lie,.

Ronon looked at that outstretched hand. He hesitated. Then reached up tentatively. Before he could change his mind, John's fingers closed over his forearm pulling him to his feet.

"I could eat," Ronon admitted.

"Then we'll start with that," John said. "And go from there."

The End

Comments

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stella_pegasi
Jun. 10th, 2011 04:24 am (UTC)
Oh...this is great...black_raven135 and I have been discussing how much we like Ronon and his relationship with Sheppard. This is really, really good....love the tone and the interaction is so Sheppard and Ronon. Enjoyed!


Edited because it's late and I can't type!)

Edited at 2011-06-10 04:26 am (UTC)
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:01 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Yes, they are wonderful together. My favorite pair.
altyronsmaker
Jun. 10th, 2011 06:20 am (UTC)
I'm jealous. That was beautifully done. Nice explosion of a moment between John and Ronon.
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:04 pm (UTC)
They are so nice to write. Thank you.
esteefee
Jun. 10th, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
this is just a great demonstration of their bond. thank you for this.
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:05 pm (UTC)
You're welcome. I think their friendship is the bedrock of their relationship.
trillingstar
Jun. 10th, 2011 05:09 pm (UTC)
What a touching moment between them - no pun intended :) Lovely!
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:06 pm (UTC)
Pun is accepted. :-) Thank you.
hilde
Jun. 10th, 2011 06:16 pm (UTC)
Such a lovely moment! I love their friendship :)
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:08 pm (UTC)
So do I!
goddess47
Jun. 10th, 2011 06:56 pm (UTC)
Yes, Ronon was alone too long, and he will doubt his welcome for a long time... good for John for being gentle with him.

Nice job!
black_raven135
Jun. 11th, 2011 12:17 am (UTC)
Your icon just kills me..............
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:12 pm (UTC)
I think John understands loneliness and guilt. And he understands Ronon. Whis is why that episode is so good.
black_raven135
Jun. 11th, 2011 12:06 am (UTC)
Beautiful.

I love the bond Sheppard and Ronon have developed, so it is entirely believable Sheppard would be there for Ronon in a way that was totally supportive without being suffocating.........
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you! Ronon would not take well to being suffocated. :-)
black_raven135
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:28 pm (UTC)
And that is what makes their relationship so special.........
and BTW I don't like it either
:-)
mific
Jun. 11th, 2011 03:00 am (UTC)
A lovely moment between them. Quiet but intense.
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:13 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Just what I intended.
saphirablue
Jun. 11th, 2011 05:17 pm (UTC)
Wonderful!

I can feel Ronon's pain and confusion and I love John being there and offering a hand...

Thank you!
rubygirl29
Jun. 11th, 2011 07:14 pm (UTC)
Yes, John is a great friend. Thank you.
lilyfarfalla
Jun. 11th, 2011 11:28 pm (UTC)
This is LOVELY. I love John going and bringing Ronon in from the rain, and being fairly emotionally available (for John Sheppard, anyways.) Really nice.
rubygirl29
Jun. 12th, 2011 12:15 am (UTC)
Thank you. They are emotionally available for each other, in a totally "guy" kind of way.
scarlettandblue
Jun. 12th, 2011 10:49 am (UTC)
I love the way John takes care of Ronon here. Ronon is a big tough guy and he must have had to hide his finer feelings deep inside to have survived as he did, as a runner, as what he thought of himself, the last survivor of his world. He never lets his stoic facade slip, but here he lets Sheppard in and it creates a wonderful moment. thank you for sharing it.
rubygirl29
Jun. 12th, 2011 12:58 pm (UTC)
Ronon is a softie inside, which is why he feels things more deeply than people give him credit for. John, who also does that, understands. It makes a great dynamic. Thank you.
ozsaur
Jun. 13th, 2011 02:34 am (UTC)
Lovely moment!
stargatesg1971
Jun. 14th, 2011 12:28 pm (UTC)
You really pulled me into the emotional turmoil of Ronon in this one. This is a lovely John/Ronon moment. I liked the part when you says that Sam doesn't know him aswell as he does. The undertone of that speaks volumes.
hoktauri
Aug. 17th, 2011 04:22 pm (UTC)
Oh, good moment there between these two! Their friendship is not explored enough.
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