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TITLE: Sleepwalking To Discovery
FANDOM: Stargate Altantis
PAIRING: Parrish/Lorne
CHARACTERS: Evan Lorne, David Parrish
WORDS: 685
NOTES: Written for the SGA Saturday prompt, "Romance"
SUMMARY:  Evan wakes up under the stars, with David wrapped around him, and wonders how they got there.


Evan Lorne sits up, realizing he is naked to the waist, and looks around the unfamiliar surroundings.  "What in the..." he begins, and then notices a weight across his lap.  Looking down towards the pressure, he can see a figure in the scant moonlight.  Poking at the blanketed lump next to him, messy hair spilling over a makeshift pillow, he asks, "Parrish?"

Almost immediately, David Parrish mumbles, "Go back to sleep, Evan," and urges the man to lie back down with dexterous fingers firm against Evan's chest.

Raising an eyebrow, Evan pokes the doctor in the side again, this time earning a gawp and a sleepy-eyed, confused expression.  "Doc?" Evan asks.

David Parrish sits up, stretching.  He pokes Evan in the side, yawning as he asks, "Are you really awake this time?"

"Of course I'm awake," Evan replies.  He considers it a moment and then asks, "Wait - what do you mean this time?"

Almost immediately, David scoots to the side, putting space between him and Evan.  And while Evan misses the body heat, right now he wants an explanation more than he wants anything else.  He gives David an expression that tries to convey, 'I'm waiting' and rolls his hand.

Yawning again, though there now seems to be a hint of nervousness about him, David keeps his voice quiet as he replies, "Well for the past few months-"

"The past few months?" Evan asks, voice going much louder than expected.

Nodding as he motions his hand to lower his voice, David continues.  "So for the last few months, whenever we go on an overnight expedition, you've been prone to sleepwalking."  He turns to Evan, his expression serious as he adds, "A lot."  Sighing, he says, "Anyway, we used to take turns - me, Cadman, and Stacks.  But it didn't really matter, because you were usually just wandering for a few minutes until you found my tent."  David absently scrubs at his eyes, adding, "So after the first few trips, Laura and Stacks just assumed I was on point for making sure you didn't wander off."

Evan's breath catches, and if he weren't hidden by the darkened night, he's sure that the blush that was currently painted across his face would be quite noticeably dark.  He slowly says, "Okay," as he considers the revelations.  "Wait.  So why are we out here then?"

"You came and got me out of the tent a couple of hours back.  Told me that there was a meteor shower, and that the sky was streaked with light."  Shaking his head, David adds, "Well, there wasn't, so it must have been some dream you were having.  But I couldn't get you back into your the tent like normal, so I got our packs and laid them out here.  You said it would be all romantic, 'Like our first date back on XPR-4Y6', and wouldn't go back to your tent to lay down."

Searching his memory, Evan recalls sitting with David on a large rock formation below their camp when SGA-1 and SGA-4, Sheppard's team and his team, had attended a harvest ceremony.  He was much too nervous to tell David how he truly felt, though under the shooting stars, he'd had the perfect opportunity.  "Sorry," he says quietly, then chances a look up at David.  "Though that night was really pretty, you have to admit.  I'm sorry if my imagination got the best of me, and I hope I didn't make you feel uncomfortable."

Looking up into the starry night, David says, "I don't know...  As first dates go, I think that night was pretty romantic."  He turns his gaze to Evan's and says, "Even if it wasn't a real date."

Evan studies David's face, and sees nothing but love and compassion coming from the gorgeous man.  "There's a really cool cliff a little ways from here," he says, voice quite.  "We could go see if we can catch a shooting star..."

David stands first, grabbing his pack with one hand and reaching for Evan with the other.  As he gets Evan to his feet, David says, "I'd love to."


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Feb. 13th, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
awwww, so sweet!! I love how patiently David has been waiting. <3 Have some shooting stars. :D
Feb. 13th, 2015 08:55 pm (UTC)
Poor David... At least he's got what he wants now! :)

Thank you!!!
Feb. 13th, 2015 07:30 am (UTC)
Aw, that's completely adorable. And wow! What a set up for AWKWARD, lol. I loved it *cackles* Poor Evan. But his subconscious knew what he wanted, yay! And Laura and Stacks knowing when to back off, hrr hrr. Lovely valentine story <3
Feb. 13th, 2015 08:56 pm (UTC)
You know Cadman and Stacks will stick up for their boss - but in this case, do what it takes to get him and David together! :) Thank you!!!
Feb. 13th, 2015 10:35 pm (UTC)
awwwwww.... *gets mushy*
Feb. 18th, 2015 03:58 am (UTC)
These boys, I swear... :) Thank you!!!
Feb. 22nd, 2015 09:27 pm (UTC)
awwww, that's just adorable!
Feb. 24th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
Thank you!!! :)
Mar. 23rd, 2015 01:27 am (UTC)
Heeee! Well, I guess you could say the romantic shooting stars did the trick... even if they were only in Evan's dream imagination. Good for his whole team making sure he was safe while sleepwalking, & for not teasing Evan about where his unconscious mind wanted him to end up. However, if he & David become an item, I think Laura at least might make some comments. ;-)

(And I must have a reprehensible mind--when I read 'Evan Lorne sits up, realizing he is naked to the waist,' I didn't immediately assume his chest was bare. >;-> )
Mar. 23rd, 2015 11:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you!!! :) And yes, Laura is probably going to give them both a rash of it - but I think David'll find a way to get her back. Evan will just brush it off.

::snerk:: You say reprehensible like it's a bad thing!!!
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