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Dear Diary... (week 32: New)

Title: Dear Diary...
Author: goddess47
Rating: G
Warnings/Spoilers: Post EaTG – in my head they've already taken Atlantis back to Pegasus; nothing other than that
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard
Words: 512
Summary: John looked down at the box and frowned. "I didn't order anything."

For sga_saturday week #32: New

"Here," Rodney barged into John's office and handed John a medium size corrugated cardboard box. "I think this is yours."

John looked down at the box and frowned. "I didn't order anything." The Daedalus had already come and gone with supplies and mail. He turned it over somewhat awkwardly since it was heavy and large enough that he had to juggle it carefully but didn't find any labels. "How do you know it's mine? It could be anyone's."

"Well, then open it and see if you can figure out who it does belong to," Rodney pointed out.

John shrugged and, after setting the box on his desk, used his knife to carefully break the tape holding the box closed. Putting away his knife before he unfolded the flaps, he could see Rodney shift in place.

"Rodney?" John peered into the box and saw bubble wrap. He looked up at the scientist, "What did you do?"

"Me? Didn't do anything," Rodney was too quick to protest but he couldn't stop the flush he knew went over his face. He folded his arms.

"Sure, sure," John grinned as he moved aside the bubble wrap to find... "Notebooks?"

"Good powers of observation you have there," Rodney commented.

John dug around a bit and found a small variety of blank notebooks – hardbound, spiral, standard paper size and smaller note-sized books. They mostly were standard packages of six to twelve books shrink-wrapped together. He'd have to unpack it all to see exactly what was there.

"What? I mean... Thank you but..." John shrugged his question.

"You're welcome," Rodney came closer. "You don't think I don't see you writing regularly in the notebook you brought back from Earth. And I can see it's getting toward the end and, well, thought you'd like a new one. And a choice."

John ran a hand over the various notebooks. Without looking up, he explained, "That one... my mom started it. Dave saved it and gave it to me after our dad died. Now that we're settled here for a while thought I'd bring it along and, well, adding to it seemed right."

Rodney moved in and put a warm hand on John's arm. "Thought so. Well... you can keep your own journal, too. And there have been plenty of times we could have used some paper while on missions and the little books fit into the pockets of the tac vest. In the bottom of the box there are couple of packages of pens and those little golf pencils, too."

John grinned at that. "Golf pencils! That's brilliant! I'll bet we could trade with those off world, too."

"Which is why I ordered a couple of cases of them before we left," Rodney was smug. "These... these are yours."

"Thank you," John leaned in for a small kiss. "How about later, you and me spend some time doing things I can write about?"

"Porn things?" Rodney teased... He tilted his head as he obviously debated. "Well, if you think you can do it justice."

"I'll do you justice, anyway," John promised.


( 30 comments — Leave a comment )
Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:26 pm (UTC)
Sweet. :-D
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:39 pm (UTC)

Jan. 2nd, 2012 08:58 pm (UTC)
Loved it. :D Rodney is such a good boyfriend.
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
He is, isn't he?

Jan. 2nd, 2012 09:44 pm (UTC)
Sweet story :)
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:40 pm (UTC)
Rodney's a sweetie!

Jan. 2nd, 2012 09:57 pm (UTC)
♥ *awwww* I love it when Rodney does something sweet and comforting and thoughtfull for John! =)

Thank you! :)
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:41 pm (UTC)
Awww... although I think Rodney's also looking for that hot sex!

Thank you back!
Jan. 2nd, 2012 11:50 pm (UTC)
Golf pencils! This is sweet!
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:56 am (UTC)

Jan. 3rd, 2012 01:44 am (UTC)
...and maybe there'll be a drawing or two....

Aw boys.
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:57 am (UTC)
I'll be Rodney is a pretty fair artist if he's motivated...

Jan. 3rd, 2012 11:42 am (UTC)
I am oddly fond of the idea of John scribbling away in a notebook. I can picture it so well...

Rodney takes excellent care of John ♥
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:58 am (UTC)
All those emotions have to go somewhere... ;-)

Jan. 3rd, 2012 04:34 pm (UTC)

Cute! I especially like the idea of golf pencils being used in trade missions. :)
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:59 am (UTC)
that was my thought. They're small but you only need a knife to sharpen them and they won't dry up like a pen would...

Jan. 4th, 2012 01:24 am (UTC)
This makes me soooo haappppeeeeeeeeeee! <3 <3

(Can you tell I have a stationery & writing implement fetish obsession? ;-)

Also, the last 2 lines of dialog are completely, unexpectedly hot. >:-> Thanks for this lovely vignette!
Jan. 8th, 2012 01:01 am (UTC)
I love notebooks and new pens, too! So I understand!

So glad you liked it!
Jan. 4th, 2012 02:07 pm (UTC)
Aw! Not just one notebook but a choice of notebooks! Oh, Rodney. John is such a lucky man. ♥ ♥ ♥
Jan. 8th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)
Well, Rodney would obsess about getting the right notebook, so rather than getting it wrong, he'd just get them all!

::smishes you::
Jan. 6th, 2012 09:19 pm (UTC)
Awwwwww! *g*
Jan. 8th, 2012 01:02 am (UTC)

Jan. 7th, 2012 05:45 am (UTC)
Awe..........golf pencils. It must be love, LOL

Jan. 8th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Well, Rodney has a practical streak and you can write with pencils in a lot of places you can't write with a pen... also, you only need a knife to sharpen a pencil, so that's easily done!

(no subject) - spikespet7 - Jan. 8th, 2012 02:26 am (UTC) - Expand
Jan. 7th, 2012 08:04 pm (UTC)
Jan. 8th, 2012 01:04 am (UTC)
Awww... thanks!
Jan. 8th, 2012 12:25 am (UTC)
Eeee! I love the idea of John keeping a journal. I don't know why, but I always have. Very nice! I'm glad I came across a second notice of this in the sga_saturday weekly summary--don't know how I missed it the first time!
Jan. 8th, 2012 01:08 am (UTC)
Not that he really writes anything terribly revealing, that would be admitting to emotions, but, yes... John would think of it as writing to his mom...

Apr. 11th, 2012 04:56 am (UTC)
Awwwww.... Just adorable! The things these two would do for each other...
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