Author’s Note: Rodney and Evan Lorne have an established relationship in my “Dark Places in the Soul” series — this is their first time together — how they came together in Keira’s World.
Rodney McKay wore his ambition and his intelligence like a shield. He always had but years of war had chipped away some of that – he wasn’t broken, but he was most certainly changed. The door had closed behind him but he hadn’t moved. Didn’t think he could move, really. The abrupt demand for his time and his attention had taken him completely by surprise but he had showed up exactly as he’d been ordered to by the insanely attractive Major Evan Lorne.
Evan leaned against the frame of the bathroom door, a towel wrapped around his slim waist, the muscles of his stomach flexing as he lazily dried his hair. “I didn’t think you’d actually show.”
Rodney looked away and cleared his throat. “Yeah, well, I’m a curious sort of man.” He engaged the privacy lock on the door with a thought – pleased that he had the concentration to do it. With the artificial gene, he had to work harder to control parts of the city that others had no problem with. He didn’t resent it, exactly.
“How long have we known each other, McKay?”
“Seven years.” Rodney answered softly. “We met when you were at the SGC and I was tanking my career by arguing with Carter.”
“You weren’t wrong about that; they used you for politics and really it would have saved you some grief if you hadn’t called her dumb.” Evan chuckled and tossed the towel he was using to dry off away. “Are you going to look at me?”
“No.” Rodney cleared his throat. “If I do, what is left of my brain is going to leak out of my head and go straight to my dick. Then conversation will be impossible.”
Evan walked to the end of his bed and sat down, the towel on his waist shifted and fell open between his legs as he rested backward on his hands. “I realized something about you today.”
“Yes, well, I’m sure people notice lots of things about me.”
“You look at my ass. A lot.”
“Don’t be stupid… everyone looks at your ass a lot. It’s by far the best ass on Atlantis.” Rodney looked around the room. “Did you paint that?” He pointed to the large canvas that dominated the wall in front of him. “It’s… nice.”
“Thanks but I really didn’t invite you to my quarters to show you a painting.”
“No.” Rodney cleared his throat. “You were pretty obvious about the meaning of the invitation.”
“I think this is the first time I’ve seen you without your laptop since I got here.”
“Well, I’ve…” Rodney swallowed because his gaze darted to the major and his tongue swelled a little. “Christ, how can you possibly look that good?” His gaze drifted over the muscles of the other man’s chest, the fine dusting of black hair that tapered and trailed into a thin line that disappeared into the barely useful towel.
“Seriously.” Rodney glared.
“I’ve been in the Air Force since I was eighteen, McKay.” He spread his legs further and the towel came loose and slid off of him with a whisper of cloth, revealing thick muscled thighs and an impossibly beautiful cock. “They wouldn’t let me fly if I wasn’t in superior shape.”
“At least now I know why you ended up at the ass-end of space with us. It was easy to see why they let me come – the Earth was glad to get rid of me and Sheppard. I couldn’t figure out for the life of me why they would let an officer of your caliber come out here when you’d obviously be more valuable in the battle with the Ori or whoever SG1 has managed to piss off recently.” Rodney’s eyes glazed over as he watched Evan run one hand down his stomach and take his perfect cock in hand.
“They didn’t ask, and I didn’t tell. But Landry has fairly decent gaydar. I guess he figured he’d let Sheppard deal with me.” Lorne chuckled at the blush that tainted the scientist’s cheeks. “Do you have any idea what I want to do to you?”
“Oh. I’ve got an idea or two. Genius here.”
“Why don’t you put that IQ of yours to use and get with the program?” Evan released his cock and leaned back on the bed watching the other man. “The first thing I thought when I saw you was how fantastic your mouth would look wrapped around my cock.” He grinned when Rodney’s gaze widened. “What?”
“It’s just… to be frank… you might be a little too aggressive for me.”
“Is that so?” Even stood from the bed and walked to him; but didn’t laugh when Rodney backed all the way to wall—he just followed until the scientist had no where to go. “Have you ever known me not to be aggressive?”
“I didn’t think you’d be like this,” Evan mused running his fingers along the side of Rodney’s face and then down the column of his throat. “I should know by now that you’re always good for a surprise.”
“It’s just been…” He cleared his throat. “It’s been a while and I’m still not entirely sure why I’m here. I can’t even be the kind of man you normally prefer.”
“Actually—you’re exactly what I prefer. Exactly.” Evan slid his hand up, cupped the back of Rodney’s head, and covered the other man’s mouth. His heart skipped a little as the other man melted under the kiss and his hands drifted up his shoulders. He thrust his tongue into Rodney’s mouth and pulled him close. A tremor slid through the scientists body and Evan lifted his head. “I want to take you to bed.”
Rodney groaned. “You realize you’re turning me into an idiot? You’ll have to explain to everyone the next time the city needs saved that I just can’t do it because you killed my brain.”
Evan laughed softly. “Can I tell them I fucked your brains out instead?”
“Have you no desire to keep your career?” Rodney snapped. He jerked his shirt over his head and tossed it away and then sucked in a breath Evan ran one hand down the center of his chest to the waist band of his pants.
“Nice.” Evan sighed. “I admit I was a little disappointed when I saw you again—thought you’d gotten a little too thin.”
“I work in the field in a war. Staying out of shape would be idiotic.”
“I know… smartest man in two galaxies.” Evan chuckled as he slid one hand deftly into Rodney’s boxers and palmed his cock. “Perfect.”
Rodney clenched one hand on Evan’s shoulder and sucked in a breath as the calloused hand stroked him with the kind of skill that bordered on illegal. “Still disappointed?”
“God no.” Evan nuzzled against his throat for a minute and then reluctantly pulled his hand from the other man’s pants. “Strip for me, Mer.”
Rodney shuddered at the use of the abbreviated version of his first name – Meredith—it was so intimate and personal. “Only my family calls me that.”
“Your family and me,” Evan corrected carefully.
“Okay.” He swallowed hard and, when he realized Evan wasn’t going to back away, stripped hurriedly.
Evan ran one hand down Rodney’s arm and took his hand as he leaned him to place soft kisses across his jaw. “Is this too fast for you, Mer? I don’t want you to regret this later.”
“I want…” Rodney groaned when Evan moved closer and pressed his cock against his hip. “Christ, you make thought possible. I’ll be a babbling moron by morning. I want this. I want you. I wouldn’t be here if I didn’t.”
Evan smiled then, his gray eyes dark with more emotion than either of them wanted to address. He pulled Rodney away from the wall, guided him onto the bed – flat on his back and followed settling between his open thighs and seeking his mouth in one fluid motion. They both groaned when he pushed his cock up beside Rodney’s—the connection of heated flesh overwhelmed.
Rodney lifted his hips and spread his legs more deeply. “God, you sexy bastard.”
Evan laughed. “That’s the man I want in my bed…” He let his weight settle – the pressure was delicious. “So vicious, blunt, and beautifully arrogant. I get so hard watching you just be you.”
“So, if you came down and watched me yell at my staff that would be foreplay for you?” Rodney gasped as Evan moved, the friction of their cocks moving together making his eyes roll a little. “Fuck.”
“Only if you want to get bent over your desk,” he whispered in return. “Christ, Mer, we’ve wasted too many years.”
His mouth laid claim to Rodney’s before the he could respond and they started to move against each other in earnest. Evan lifted his mouth from his lovers and groaned when McKay slid one hand between them and grasped their cocks together in the same fist, they were both slick with sweat and pre-cum – it was enough to make him jerk and go still.
“Evan?” Rodney strained up against him.
“Shh. I won’t last.” Evan groaned when the hand around him tightened. “You’re the fucking devil.”
“I’m not going to last either.” Rodney used his free hand to stroke Evan’s face. “Come for me.”
“The goddamned devil I swear it,” Evan hissed as he started to move. “No, don’t close your eyes.”
“That’s it…” Rodney gasped and press his feet to the mattress so that he could thrust hips up against him. “Fuck my hand, Evan.”
He shuddered. “Every time you say my name my mind shorts out.”
“Good.” Rodney gasped. “Puts us in the same fucking boat. Jesus. Fuck. Fuck.”
“That’s it, Mer, come now. Come now!”
Evan stilled and pressed against Rodney as he shuddered and came. “God, you’re amazing.” He thrust a few times into McKay’s hand and found his own release with a groan.
He started to move away but Rodney pulled him down and kissed him. “Stay here a second.” He wrapped both arms around the shaking soldier.
Evan kissed Rodney’s jaw and then sought out his mouth. He thrust his tongue inside and explored him for all he was worth – only stopping when he needed air. “Shower?”
Rodney let himself be maneuvered into the shower with little complaint—his body and his mind were far too sated for anything more than a token protest about being manhandled.
“You said it had been a long time?” Evan asked softly. “What about when you were dating Katie?”
Rodney groaned a little at the mention of that name. “Yeah – well I got a little carried away with that and we never.” He shook his head. “She was old fashioned which suited me just fine since she really didn’t turn me on at all.”
“I never took you for the type to get a beard.” Evan pushed him against the wall with one hand. “Not cool, Mer.”
“It wasn’t like that.” He sighed. “It really wasn’t anything until Cadman was in my head and I had to bury my—I didn’t know if I could trust her with the attraction I had for you so I buried it deep and let her focus on this one date I had planned with Katie. It got out of hand after that.”
“Now, I think I’ll avoid sharing headspace with anyone and I’d very much like to share the rest of my space with you as much as we can get away with.”
“Okay, then start by answering my question.”
“There was a guy in Antarctica. We were… physical relief for each other.”
“Don’t ever tell me his name,” Evan muttered darkly. “I’m liable to hurt the man.” He sucked in a breath when one large hand wrapped around his cock. “Not you and Radek?”
“Radek is my best friend, a peer, and I wouldn’t risk damaging our work relationship with sex – though he can be very sexy when he’s shouting in Czech and glaring at me with those pretty blue eyes of his.”
“Yeah. I totally get where you coming from on that.” Evan lowered his head to Rodney’s shoulder as the other man slowly but with a firm hand stroked his cock until it was hard. “You’re too good at that, baby, too good.”
“Besides, Radek and Richard are as tight as thieves.”
Evan’s head jerked up. “Woolsey?” He hissed in a breath when Rodney brushed fingers over his balls on a downward stroke.
“I can’t tell you how many times I’ve caught them making out.” Rodney laughed softly. “Both of them get so flustered – I get abused in several languages. It’s a good time for all.”
“I don’t know… maybe since the first week when he tried to cut Radek’s budget and he went up there all furious and came back bemused.” Rodney maneuvered the major until he was resting against the wall. “Now, you mentioned that you’d like to watch me suck your cock?”
Evan groaned. “You really are the devil.”
“You’re the one that started this,” Rodney murmured as he slid to his knees in the shower. “I gave you plenty of chances to send me back to my room.”
He thread fingers into Rodney’s hair and pulled his head back so that their gazes met. “The moment you walked in that door—there was never any thought of sending you away. I’m keeping you, Mer, for as long as you’ll let me.” A shiver ran the length of Evan’s body as Rodney slid his cock into his mouth. “It looks better. Better than I ever imagined.”