Author: Rhiannon - rhian_morwenna
Characters: Carson Beckett, Rodney McKay, John Sheppard
Pairing: Carson/Rodney established relationship
Summary: “Carson discovered he was starting to hate Colonel Sheppard.”
Word Count: 200
Genre: Character Study, Drama, Drabble
Warning: mild slash
Spoilers/Timeline: Spoilers for “The Hive” (2.11)
Sequel To: Slow Dance, prequel to Too Little Too Late
Series: The 7 Sins of Carson Beckett – previous parts here
Disclaimer: Don’t own Atlantis, the Pegasus Galaxy, or any of the characters. Never will, dammit.
Author's Notes: Part of my 7 Deadly Sins Challenge. I’ve published the series out of chronological order. Go to my challenge table to see the chronological order of all the pieces in the series. Feedback is very good. Archiving? - Yes, please let me know.
Carson discovered he was starting to hate Colonel Sheppard. He watched how Rodney and John interacted with each other, and felt a stab of betrayal each time Rodney flashed John one of the smiles that were once for Carson alone. They would good naturedly bicker and snark at each other in a way that Carson was an outsider to. After off-world missions, Rodney would tell Carson about the adventures he’d had with John. Carson would listen politely, seemingly interested in Rodney’s stories, while his resentment grew.
Then Rodney came back addicted to the Wraith enzyme, delirious, and Carson’s heart turned to ice. John had put Rodney in mortal danger, yet again. During withdrawal, Rodney said that Carson was actually jealous that Rodney had the chance to go off-world while Carson was stuck in Atlantis. Rodney somehow had hit the truth, although Carson denied it. Later Rodney had accepted that what he’d said was something conjured by his delusions, and apologized. Carson acted like everything was normal, as caring and attentive towards his lover as ever, while resenting the developing relationship between Rodney and John.
Carson didn’t know how much longer he’d be able to tolerate John being Rodney’s newest obsession.