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27 May 2006 @ 08:40 pm
FIC: "The Stranger In Front Of Him", McKay/Beckett, PG  
HAPPY BIRTHDAY dark_cygnet & hermioneorourke!

Yeah, I know, not the same day, but with our timezone differences and all, who cares!? Happy Birthdays, hons! I wrote you both something, a little ficlet. A little McBeck AU ficlet. Something sweet for my two sweet birthday girls! *smoochies*




Title: The Stranger In Front Of Him
Author: severusslave
Pairing: McKay/Beckett
Rating: PG
Words: 460
Beta: victoriaely
Notes:     + Written for au100 challenge 25: Strangers
+ My claim is McKay/Beckett (SGA)
+ Table


They had met inside a Starbucks. Both of them had been hurriedly cruising for one of the rare free armchairs. They had sat down at the same moment, in the two armchairs opposite of each other with a little fake antique sidetable between them. Carson had carried a paper bag which clanged as he let it drop underneath the table, hinting at contents made out of metal. Rodney had carried a muffin. A citrus-free cherry streusel muffin.

They had smiled at each other, both of them kind of proud for having managed to grab a comfortable seat. The barista had brought their coffees, Carson had snagged up one of the more interesting magazines out of the rack behind him, Rodney had been paged two times, Carson defending his seat for him six times during his trips to the public phone next to the facilities.

Two and a half hours later, after the rain had receded, Carson went home, the stranger in front of him forgotten as soon as he left the coffee house.

They had met up again inside a full bus which was on its way to the central station - neither man had noticed. After that, Rodney had seen Carson once in a club accompanied by a rather beautiful brunette woman, and he had stared at him with a look that spoke of puzzled recognition.

The next time they met was short of five months later. It was summer but the day had not been unbearable hot. Both of them had been hurriedly cruising for one of the rare free armchairs inside their favourite Starbucks. They had sat down at the same moment, in the two armchairs opposite of each other with a little fake Jugendstil sidetable between them.

"You! You! Err, Karsten... something!" Rodney had exclaimed and had pointed at Carson, who had looked rather confused. "Do we know each other?" "Yes! No! Well, not really. We were here before at ...that table over there!" Carson had frowned but then his expression had cleared up as he remembered. "You were the guy I had to talk with two obnoxious Boy George fans for. Yeah." "I'm very sorry. Dr. Rodney McKay." "Dr. Carson Beckett"

Both of them had settled again into their seats after having shaken hands. "Doctor of what field exactly?"

They had spent over five hours inside that Starbucks that summer day talking to each other. Rodney had ignored his pager for Carson three times and after they had been shooed out of the then closing coffee shop, they had chosen to walk through almost deserted streets.

Then there were a few immensely awkward moments of cliched flirting in front of a museum where they sat on the stairs and their first, second, third and fourth kiss was shared.
 
 
TAGS: au, fic, sga
 
 
 
(Anonymous) on May 27th, 2006 06:49 pm (UTC)
Destiny. Sweet.
Empress Ena: Carson Beckett - Sexyseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 06:52 pm (UTC)
I like to think so. Thank you!
James: McBeck: undeniableelven_wolf on May 27th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Sweet! :D Thanks for sharing.
Empress Ena: Rodney McKay - Sunshineseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 07:10 pm (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! :)
not_sally on May 27th, 2006 07:23 pm (UTC)
S-I-P-P-I-N-G? you win.

Seriously, loved this.
Empress Ena: Gateshipseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 07:26 pm (UTC)
Oh, thou great art of corny punning! *bwah*

Thanks, hon. :)
bing: sga - viva shep croppedbingbulette on May 27th, 2006 07:37 pm (UTC)
heeee, that's so cute!

now give us the porn, lady! ;)
Empress Ena: John Sheppard - Hurt/Comfortseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
Thanks, hon!

Gee, The Porn is not finished yet. Them boys are teasers. And hedonists. *makes them tickle each other* Hehehehe.
amike: Love is in the airamikara on May 27th, 2006 08:05 pm (UTC)
Aaaaaw... that was lovely! on a sidenote, those pictures on the left are highly distracting *coughs*
Empress Ena: Penguin Threesomeseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 08:12 pm (UTC)
Thank you, hon! :D Yes, they're supposed to, they're my defense shield against RL
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Empress Ena: Teyla - Sereneseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC)
As chocolate! Thanks, hon.
Lobelia the adverbial: sga rodney it's this biglobelia321 on May 27th, 2006 10:03 pm (UTC)
That is a lovely little atmospheric ficlet. And smuggling in the word Karsten, oh, I had to laugh. I especially liked how Rodney ignored his pager. :-)
Empress Ena: John n Radekseverusslave on May 27th, 2006 10:11 pm (UTC)
Thank you, L! I just had to, you know! I was thinknig about Carson's name and if there was a German equivalent some weks ago and, duh, sure! Then, oh then! I bought myself a new computer chair. Ikea. Name of Karsten. X3

Who wouldn't ignore the electronic gadgets for Carson/Paul McGillion?
you can call me george: mcg hewvagablonde on May 28th, 2006 12:01 am (UTC)
so very sweet - good imagery at the end.....
Empress Enaseverusslave on May 28th, 2006 10:01 am (UTC)
Thank you hon! :)
darkmoon711: McBeckettdarkmoon711 on May 28th, 2006 12:09 am (UTC)
Yay! This is very very cute! And I like it muchly! *pets you* You've done good, sweetie!
Empress Ena: Star Trek - Spock/Bonesseverusslave on May 28th, 2006 10:02 am (UTC)
Wheee, thanks Jess! :D
name not even subject to funnification: carsonnochi_san on May 28th, 2006 04:06 am (UTC)
Aw....that is the cutest thing ever. McBeck is destiny. Yes. *nods firmly*
Empress Ena: Carson Beckett - Sexyseverusslave on May 28th, 2006 10:03 am (UTC)
*joins in the nodding* Yes! Thank you, darling!
The piper never dies.: SGA - Rodney - brilliant and mesorgenmond on May 28th, 2006 05:09 pm (UTC)
Aww, now that was lovely piece of coffee fiction. Loved it ♥
Empress Ena: McBeck - Mwahseverusslave on May 28th, 2006 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thank you! :D It's the Double Caramel Macchiato of Schmoop™ or something. :P
dark_cygnet: Look of Love by Elven_Wolfdark_cygnet on May 29th, 2006 03:26 am (UTC)



















Eeeeeeeeee! Birfday fic for meeeeeeeeeee! YAY! Yes, it is destiny for our two doctors and only right. This is so sweet, thank you so much for writing it! I love it. Thank you. XOXOXOXOXOX








Empress Ena: Abby - Smileseverusslave on May 29th, 2006 06:17 pm (UTC)
Aww, honey, you're welsome! :) But you're right, tis destiny and rightly so. *nods*
Juri Anne: mcbeck - obviousjuri_anne on May 30th, 2006 02:51 am (UTC)
*SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE* OMG! I love you! Thank you so much for this fabulous fic! They are SOOOOO meant to be together. Seriously.
Empress Ena: Carson Beckett - Sexyseverusslave on May 30th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
They soo are, yes! And thank you! :D Have you had a pleasant birthday?
barefootatkheb on May 30th, 2006 08:50 am (UTC)
awww, soooo sweet *content smile*
Empress Ena: Penguin Threesomeseverusslave on May 30th, 2006 02:47 pm (UTC)
THank you, hon! :D
duestar on May 31st, 2006 12:41 am (UTC)
Very nicely done! And Rodney must be in love for him to ignore his pager! Thank you for this lovely story!
Empress Enaseverusslave on May 31st, 2006 12:56 am (UTC)
Thank you! Yes! It's those little things that can yhow you how important you actually are to someone else. And Rodney: is smitten.