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12 June 2009 @ 12:29 pm
Lorne summerfest  
Title: Runner
Author: ariadne83
Pairing: Lorne/Ford
Rating: PG
Word Count: 765
Summary: Things went a little differently this time.
Author's note: Beta by kimberlyfdr. Any remaining mistakes are my own.


RUNNER

The stun blast came out of nowhere and McKay dropped to the ground like a rock. Lorne half-turned, gun raised.

"Drop it or I shoot you next," a familiar voice growled.

Lorne froze. "Aiden?"

"I said drop it."

"OK, OK." Lorne relaxed his grip and crouched down slowly to set the gun at his feet.

"Turn around and kick it over."

Lorne gave it a good shove with his boot and it slid a short way over the leaf-litter. Then his eyes traveled up to the other man's ruined face, and he almost flinched away. "Aiden," he said, as smoothly as he could manage. "It's me. Evan."

Ford smirked. "Nice try, but he's all the way back in Colorado. You're a Replicator or an android or something."

"No, I'm not. Aiden, they told me you were sick. I came all this way to help you."

"I'm not sick," he snapped back.

"I can see that," Lorne said, keeping his hands loose and open. "You look good."

Ford snorted and narrowed his eyes. "Right."

"No, really. You're a sight for sore eyes." Lorne took a step forward, forcing a smile.

Ford squared his shoulders. "Stay where you are. And put your hands on your head."

Lorne complied, raising his hands slowly and carefully. "I believe you," he said steadily, staring straight into Ford's eyes. "You're not sick. Now you have to come with me so we can show them."

"They tried to lock me up!"

"Well, I'm here now. I won't let that happen again. You just have to trust me."

Ford's face softened in confusion. "It's really you?

"Yeah."

Ford let the gun drop loosely to his side, taking two strides forward and wrapping his free arm around him in a crushing hug. "Evan."

Lorne brought his hands down and rested them lightly on his shoulder blades. "Hi."

"They're all against me," Ford mumbled against his neck.

"It's OK. I've got your back."

Ford let the gun fall to the ground and slung his other arm around the back of Lorne's neck. "They don't know me. They think they do, but they don't. I'm all alone out here."

"Not anymore. You've got me and I'm not going anywhere."

Ford pressed a sloppy kiss to the side of Lorne's face and squeezed him tighter. "Missed you."

"I missed you, too," Lorne choked out. "It's been a long year." They stood like that, in broad daylight, for what felt like an age. Lorne's heart pounded hard; every second brought Coughlin and Reed a step closer. How was he supposed to explain this away? How were those two going to neutralize Ford without hitting them both? He couldn't let them just shoot him, not when he still had the chance to end this without bloodshed. "We should head back."

"Wait," Ford said, loosening his grip. "There's a guy."

Lorne slid his hands up and gripped Ford's shoulders tight. "What guy?"

"The one who's got Major Sheppard and Teyla. We have to go after them."

Lorne shook him slightly. "No, we don't. Coughlin and Reed are out looking for them right now. They'll be fine.

"I'm not leaving them!"

"Well, we can't just leave McKay, either." Lorne gestured over his shoulder at his still-unconscious form. "Look, help me get him back to the 'jumper and then we'll head out.

Ford frowned and looked out into the forest, seeming to make his decision. "Fine." He stomped over and bent down to pick up McKay's feet.

Lorne picked up the stunner and shot him without another word. Ford fell back onto his ass, but nothing else happened.

"Hey!"

Lorne shot him again, hoping like hell the Wraith made these damn things non-lethal. Ford scowled and tried to push himself up from the ground, so Lorne gritted his teeth and fired a third shot, and then a fourth. Ford wobbled where he sat and then tipped over onto his back.

"Son of a bitch," he slurred, one hand scrabbling for his vest.

Lorne stepped up closer and shot him again. Finally, Ford's eyes slid shut. Lorne nudged him with his boot, but Ford didn't stir. He keyed his radio. "Coughlin, Reed. Primary target is acquired." He set down the stunner, rolled Ford over onto his stomach, and secured his hands with zip-ties before checking his breathing and rolling him onto his side. Finally, Lorne grabbed the stunner again and sat down a good distance away on a fallen log, eyes fixed on the two men. He'd let himself feel it later, when the job was done; when they were all home.
 
 
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Em: Fordbluflamingo on June 13th, 2009 08:47 am (UTC)
I thought I was the only person who could see this pairing - yay, I'm not! I love this, especially Lorne's struggle between doing what he has to and really not wanting to. I'd love to read the aftermath, if you ever felt inspired to write it.
ariadne83ariadne83 on June 13th, 2009 10:31 pm (UTC)
Oh yay, I was hoping Lorne's struggle would come across.

Thanks!
puorlapuorla on June 13th, 2009 03:30 pm (UTC)
I love this. Never seen Lorne/Ford before. :)
ariadne83ariadne83 on June 13th, 2009 10:35 pm (UTC)
I've seen it once before, in an AU version of Lost Boys, but I got the idea for this from a friend who was thinking about writing the two of them meeting at SGC, before the Atlantis expedition. I liked the idea, and she never wrote it, so voila!

Thanks!
morena_donnmorena_donn on June 13th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Ouch.

Nice job.
ariadne83ariadne83 on June 13th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Thanks.

I like to think they got their hands on some Wraith enzyme and things turned out OK.
D: SGA: KS Lornedenyce on June 14th, 2009 11:37 pm (UTC)
Ooo, this is nice, damn really nice! I added the prompt, but I really didn't go there. Hee, you did, and you had me see it, awesome! Would love to see more if the muse strikes you ;)
ariadne83ariadne83 on June 15th, 2009 12:30 am (UTC)
Thanks a lot :D They're both so nice, they seem like a good fit.
Lorraine: sga: lorne closeup by scifijunkielunabee34 on July 20th, 2009 04:32 am (UTC)
Oh man.

They are gonna have some trust issues.

:)

Do more! Do more! Do more!
ariadne83ariadne83 on July 20th, 2009 05:46 am (UTC)
Oh hell yes. Especially since Lorne doesn't even go to see him once when he's detoxing (too risky).

Can you tell I love this pairing?
Lorraine: sga: ford by lessa_perrielunabee34 on July 20th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
There's just not enough Ford fic period. And I could pair Lorne with an inanimate object. He's just that awesome.