Ties That Bind: Everything You Need

Title: Everything You Need
Author: Keira Marcos
Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Series: Ties That Bind
Series Order: Interlude
Pairing: OC/OC (Declan/Sean)
Beta: Ladyholder

Summary: Declan Frost comes ashore and finds everything he’s ever wanted waiting on him.

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Declan shouldered his duffel and ignored most of the questioning looks he got from the submissives on the ship as made his way to the dock. Any other time, he would have already picked one out to keep him company on leave and they knew it. The change in his normal routine had most of the ship speculating but he just wasn’t in the mood for another meaningless encounter—and that’s what every sex act had become in the wake of the months he’d spent with Sean Taylor. Eight months together and then six long, horrible months apart had convinced Declan of a of couple things.

One, he was entirely capable of having an exclusive relationship with Sean—something the Consort had hinted he would require of the Dom that collared him. Two, he was ready to leave the Navy and be exactly everything Sean needed if the younger man was even still available to him.

He stopped to sign off on the delivery of his trunk to the apartment he’d arranged for in advance and took a deep breath. He had a month of leave and in that time he had to decide if he was going to re-enlist. Declan wasn’t the kind of man who let himself get wrapped up in a sub and he felt a fool for it. A small amount of resentment burned along his veins as he his feet hit solid ground for the first time in over a month. Sean Taylor had preoccupied his mind for months but he didn’t anticipate the same was true for the submissive. A Consort’s bed was never empty unless it was by their choice and he doubted that Sean had been lonely long.

He moved through the crowd easily and moved down the gates where a group of civilians were waiting. Declan had never not seen a crowd of people waiting when a ship docked—it was the kind of homecoming that everyone on the ship looked forward to. Even, if they didn’t have anyone personally waiting on them. A little boy slid under the barricade and darted out towards him. Declan caught him easily and with a little laugh took him back to his haggard mother.

“Looks like someone’s impatient.”

The woman flushed beautifully as she accepted her child. “Yes, sir. Thank you.”

“Not a problem,” Declan said as he tousled the kid’s hair and then walked toward to the only opening in the barricade system so he could get the hell off the dock.


Declan glanced to his left and saluted. “Lt. Cole.”

Returning the salute, the officer quietly offered, “I understand you haven’t made arrangements for companionship during your leave.”

Declan took a deep breath but before he could respond a soft, familiar touch glanced over his wrist. Sean was there, on the other side of the barricade looking so beautiful and perfect that Declan could barely breathe.

“Sir.” Sean’s fingers trembled briefly as he pulled his hand away.

Cole laughed softly. “I see that I was mistaken.”

“Yeah.” Declan took a deep breath. He caught Sean’s hand and they walked the length of the barricade together until he could push through the gate.

Sean’s breath caught as Declan pulled him into a tight embrace. “Declan.”

Frost pushed his fingers through his hair as he tilted his head back and claimed his mouth. He shifted them out of the path of everyone leaving the docking area and lifted his head with an exhale. “How did you get here?”

“Airplanes are awesome,” Sean declared with a little smile hovering on his generous mouth. “This uniform thing is really hot.”

Declan snorted softly, more amused than he should be over the less than respectful comment regarding his Dress Whites. He rubbed his thumb over Sean’s bottom lip. “I should have called you.”

“Yeah.” Sean’s eyes drifted shut briefly. “You should have.”

“Or emailed or something.”

He grinned then and inclined his head. “All part of the charm I think—love ‘em and leave ‘em.” He smoothed his fingers over the ribbons on Declan’s uniform and took a deep breath. “I’ve missed you so much, sir.”

“I figured I’d have to hunt you down.”

“It would be my preference,” Sean began at a near whisper, “if we were never so far part again that you need to hunt me down.”

Sean.” Declan ran his fingers down the side of his neck, grazing over his Consort mark, and he took a deep breath.

Before he could say anything else, Sean slid gracefully to his knees and bowed his head. “I’ll be everything you ever need. Please don’t leave me behind again.”

People around them stopped talking and Declan ran his fingers through Sean’s hair again. “You are and I won’t.” He held out his hand and took a deep breath as Sean’s soft hand slid into his. “Not ever again.”

The End

Keira Marcos

In my spare time, I write fanfiction and lead a cult of cock worshippers on the Internet. It's not the usual kind of hobby for a 40ish "domestic engineer" but we live in a modern world and I like fucking with people's expectations.


  1. Yeah. That is nice.


  2. The only way I could have loved this more would be if it were longer but then I’m a greedy girl.

  3. >8) I Likes. More please?

  4. So absolutely completely awesome!

  5. The ending kinda tugs at my heart…sweet but something else that I can’t really describe. anyway I loved it thanks for the small glimpse of them 🙂

  6. Oh. Ohhh…. this is so beautiful, it leaves me a little breathless. I can so easily picture what you’ve written. What they have is *epic*. *happy sigh* Thank you so much for sharing this. *bows in respect*

  7. Thank you! Just lovely…. 🙂

  8. Gaah! Just about to switch off my laptop (its 1am here in UK) when up pops an email from Keira about a new story. What is a girl to do? Well reader, I read it – and it was gooood!

    Declan… Sean…lovely!! Thanks Keira.

  9. I needed that. Something hopeful and lovely and beautiful. Thanks so much, it was wonderful.

  10. Great story to read before going to bed. Thank you for the small glimpse 🙂

  11. Awww, thats so sweet. 🙂

    It was beautifully written to portray the intense and strong feelings that Sean and Declan obviously have for each other.

  12. *sniffs* oh that was lovely, I can’t express just how perfect this was. I just love all your characters and the real emotions that you bring out in every one of them.

  13. You are evil, pure and simple evil. Here it is 2am and i was on my way to bed when i saw your update.
    But it was worth to stay and read. 😉 Nice Little Interlude.



    I was just thinking yesterday that I wished there was a bit more of these two.

    I love all your OCs. These 2 and Matt are simply delicious. I always think that Chris Pine looks a bit like Michael Weatherly in certain pictures, so your Chase Harris has a head start as far as I am concerned. I have moments of dreaming that about stories from their point of view 🙂

    Anyway, thank you for sharing. It is always nice to see you popping up on my friends page.

  15. Just beautiful…………

  16. Simply marvelous. I second Marie’s comment on the breathless and epic.

  17. Exactly what I was looking for. Thanks for this one. 🙂

  18. *goes and finds tissues* OH! They are so cute together!! OMG. *sniffles* Woah, so sweet. So wonderful.
    I might get coherent at a later date, but for now: Woah.

  19. I’ve imagined that scene so many times – it sounded so incredibly romantic and moving when it was recounted in… Harder to Breathe, I think? Anyway, the ‘fire and freshness’ of this little gem totally exceeded whatever whatever my imagination had come up with. 🙂

  20. OMG – I think I love you! I really really do. You have forever imprinted the image of Sean[Orlando Bloom] and Declan[Michael Weatherly] as a couple in my brain.


    thank you – I’d love more but I’m trying to not be too greedy – but I really would *G*

  21. Oh, I’ve been so hoping that you would write this scene for us one day. Thank you so much, it’s beautiful!

  22. Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  23. Diva0789(Michelle)

    practically perfect in every way

  24. Wonderful. As always. Perhaps a bit short, but we can’t have everything can we?

    I’ll take what I can get 🙂

    It is a testament to your writing (and in turn, your fanbase) that I got the update email 54 minutes ago and there are already 17 comments.

    I look forward to anything else you wish to share.

  25. Oh, my. So lovely. I can really feel Sean’s pain here , despite knowing it was unreasonable, the feeling of abandonment – of inadequacy – yeah. So glad his Master accepted him.

  26. Oh wow. That was just…wow. I was re-reading “Harder to Breathe” just this afternoon. I love that scene in the gym where Declan tells John how he came to collar Sean; it’s always caught my imagination. Now you post this lovely ficlet! Sigh. I agree with Elizabeth-the only way I could have loved it more was if it were longer!
    This part really got me:
    “It would be my preference,” Sean began at a near whisper, “if we were never so far part again that you need to hunt me down.”
    But this, *this* tied me in a knot:
    Before he could say anything else, Sean slid gracefully to his knees and bowed his head. “I’ll be everything you ever need. Please don’t leave me behind again.”
    Just wondering though, where were they going to school when they met, since Sean had to fly into San Francisco to meet the ship?

    Thank you so much for posting this. It’s a perfect little nugget.

  27. Wow – that was so romantic! I did like that it was time apart that made Declan realize what it was he needed and who 🙂

  28. You made my eyes tear up!

  29. Stupid pregnancy hormones – I’m totally crying right now. That was very sweet, very touching, very beautiful. I loved it. Thank you for writing it.

  30. I’m a bit too brain fried over writing my dissertation for true coherency, but love this so much.

  31. I love this. It’s so so good, and perfect for the two of them. Thanks so much for posting this!

  32. Yay! I adore this. I was hoping we’d see the famous home coming. And here it is. Beautiful.

  33. Oh. Wow. You totally made me cry. That was lovely.

    Thanks so much!


  34. awwe dat’s shooww sweeeeett!

  35. I can’t believe I didn’t see this yesterday. This is so beautiful it makes my heart hurt. Maybe it’s weird but Commitment is a hell of a turn on for me.

  36. And it suddenly occurred to me that it isn’t just so Declan doesn’t have to challenge anyone over Sean that Sean is always on a leash in public but also a gift to Sean. A reminder that they will never be so far apart again.

  37. Beautiful! So much packed into such a short scene. Absolutely perfect.

  38. Squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *deep breath* eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee *face turns blue* eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee e e…

    Ahem. <3

  39. This may be my favorite piece of fiction… but then I love Tangled Destinies and the entirety of TTB so much that I’m not sure I can say that…

  40. I don’t usually comment because I find I’m saying the same thing as everyone else. Nevertheless, this is so incredibly beautiful and romantic I just had to. You’ve given me a case of the warm and fuzzies. Thank you.

  41. Lovely! More please?

  42. Oh, very sweet. Thanks.

  43. Now THAT was just beautiful, you have a gift with the written word that leaves me wanting more, more ,more 🙂

  44. *sigh* 🙂

    Seriously… This made my night! Thank you!

  45. Thank you for this. I love it.

  46. That was just perfect.

  47. this was lovely,kinda sweet
    lovely homecoming for anybody but just wonderful for them
    thank you

    i am really enjoying these little extra vignettes

  48. Happy Dance !! I wanted to see what Declan had told John about his collaring of Sean and it was so sweet. I love Sean’s “I’ll be everything you ever need. Please don’t leave me behind again.” made me sniffle happily Kawaiiii!

  49. *sighs happily*

    Yeah, that’s gorgeous.

  50. Oh, wow, more Keira – and TTB to boot!

    I found this before breakfast. Do you have ANY idea what that does to my poor brain?

    Get coffee. Read again. Do not sqee so loud as to wake husband.

  51. You know, I have this incredible desire to cuddle Sean, no matter which of your stories he appears in. This could be due to the BEAUTIFUL actor you picked to play him 😉 but I think it has more to do with the fact that I just love his personality. As always, a delight to read and I look forward to your next post 😀

  52. OMG it’s sweet and needed this morning, i have two bad news, horrible… anyway so thanks, i think that should make me cry.

  53. that was brilliant. really.

  54. beautiful, just gorgeous

  55. This was a complete shock for me to see, I hadn’t expected anything to show up for TTB for a time.

    So…that being said, I have read this twice so it is burned into my brain. Despite having read it twice, all I have to say is this:

    Holy fuck, girl. This shit is awesome.

  56. That….that…that…*sigh*

    That’s so them!

    I adore these boys.

  57. That was beautiful.
    Thank you.

  58. Oh wow… just wow.

  59. Totally enjoyed reading this. Thank you Keira.


  60. Elemental Fire Storm

    Even though it’s short, it really packs a punch. *fans self* Boy, does it ever.
    Beautifully done.

    (Also, this is one of my favorite pairings ever. <3 )

  61. I love this!

    So sweet
    So hot
    So damn short!!!


  62. Awww…beautiful! -smile-

  63. Thank you! It’s such a sweet story and I could picture them so well on the dock… I’ll have movies of this scene playing in my mind for some time.

    Can’t wait for the next update.

  64. That was just so incredibly sweet and…and…and pretty. It really was. Thank you so much for this.

  65. Dear lady Keira,

    I just read the return of Declan and the meeting with Sean. You are so very like cold pure water on a sun filled day… Thank you. I treasure every interlude . They show the warmth of your soul. Precious moments to store in our readers’ mind…

    Have a nice sunday. Mine is now perfect.


  66. Just beautiful

  67. So amazing. I love these little snippets into the lives of the secondary pairings, whether they be a part of longer chapters or stand alones. I really hope that you show us some more Gerard and Andre. They are the couple I find the most fascinating.

  68. That was wonderful and sweet… but too short! *G*

  69. Perfect….so short, but exquisite, really!

  70. CJ aka WritinginCT

    ::kermit flails::

    I LOVE that this is so gentle and non-sexual. It gives us a little sneak peek into Declan’s personality. We know he’s a total hard-ass Seal – but the bit with the little boy and Sean’s hand touching his wrist gives us a glimpse that there is much more to Declan than just being a hard-ass.


  71. Just what I needed. Thank you so much, you genius, you 🙂

  72. There is nothing but fangirl flailing here. AHHHH. Epic love. This is soooo touching. I think its my favorite. I know these boys are my favorite in the looks department.

    *ducks the onslot* What they are both hot as hell and together…. its just scorching to think about.

    But this interlude is just so tender. I am so glad to get more of them. And its nice to see a softer side of Declan, he seems like such a BAMF in the story, but somehow I figure that he has to be a softie in some respects or a consort would toss him by the way side.

  73. This was a wonderful glimpse into the past of two characters I adore. I love seeing how they reunited. I always wanted to see more of thier past.


  74. So when Emma (a friend I write with) told me “Keira posted a new ties interlude” I said ok, I’ll read it when I’m done with what I am reading now. Then she said, “Its Sean and Declan.” and I said ok I’ll go read it. 🙂 I was expecting hot steamy naughtyness with just the right amount of passion… this was by far BETTER (and nothing comes before smut for me most of the time) it was very emotional. This just said something incredibly profound about both of them. But for me it said something truly amazing about Sean. Because he flew to the docks, with out a word from this Dom, no call… no email… nothing to say he even remembered Sean’s name or face. Be he’d fallen in love and flown to meet him, then fell to his knees publicaly asking for Declan… it was so beautiful and it made me ache inside…

  75. To short, definetly to short, but wonderful non the less

    Love it, love the pairing, the cast, the art, everything


  76. Michael Weatherly in Dress Whites *sigh*
    I love Declan and Sean nearly as much as Evan and Mattie, which means I’m spoiled rotten by your latest TTB updates 🙂
    This is so romantic! Thank you Keira

  77. Bliss. Beautiful bliss. Must admit that when I saw you made a new TTB posting, I was expecting (and very much hoping!) for some smut. But to be honest, this is even better. You write romance better than anyone else around!

  78. Keira, hon, because spam blablabla…. check your email for the definitive interlude art, you’re going to like it a lot i think lol.

  79. Hi Keira, thank you so much for this beautiful piece. It’s so romantic and sweet. Love you and love TTB. More… Please!!!

  80. WOW really really lovely.

  81. Oh, that was so sweet, the love and desire really came through, especially in those last few conversational lines.

  82. As much as I love all the lovely smut you write, I love your beautiful romantic writing even better. And again I could read an entire novel about your characters.

  83. This is a gorgeous little interlude. Such a pleasure to read, especially having read the rest of the story so far, and liking these characters.

  84. I love this pairing. It’s definitely one of my favorites in the TTB universe, thanks so much for this interlude!

  85. I have to confess that I almost love Declan and Sean more than I do John and Rodney. ALMOST. I thought this pairing was insane until I got halfway through their meeting with everybody before they join in TTB…and I suddenly realized that I hadn’t breathed for the better part of five minutes.

    I adore this bit. *shivers* I need to go re-read TTB.

  86. So beautiful, I think my heart just stopped a bit at ““It would be my preference,” Sean began at a near whisper, “if we were never so far part again that you need to hunt me down.”” and at “Before he could say anything else, Sean slid gracefully to his knees and bowed his head. “I’ll be everything you ever need. Please don’t leave me behind again.”” Amazing

  87. So very gorgeous in so very many ways!!! 🙂

  88. Still such an incredibly beautiful and powerful scene!

  89. This is just everything I needed to know about this pairing wrapped in such a pretty little package, I love it. It’s romantic and sweet but also just a little sad at the beginning. That gentle little touch that Sean does to get Declan’s attention just tugs at my heart every single time I read this. Thank you so much for writing this.

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