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Ronon Dex ([personal profile] feltgoodthough) wrote2010-01-08 10:23 pm
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[For Rodney]

Ronon didn't really plan on including anything from a Satedan wedding ceremony into his wedding with Jennifer. His homeworld had some survivors - none on the island but few enough scattered about Pegasus. Sateda was his past - Atlantis was his home now - with the island providing an unwanted detour in the lives of all it's residents.

But as neither he nor Jennifer wanted to wait - this is where they would get married. Some wedding customs were the same on Sateda as they were on Earth though and so Ronon didn't have to ignore them. He needed someone to stand with him at the wedding. He knew who he wanted as his second - or best man as Earth tradition named it. He figured McKay would be cool with it. Mostly. It wasn't like Rodney was a big fan of social convention or traditions. And while it didn't really apply to Rodney here, Ronon was aware there could have been a reason for him to be not that happy that Ronon was marrying Jennifer.

Still they were friends. They were teammates. Ronon would have Rodney for his best man or no-one.

Normally Ronon would have approached a situation like this by springing it on Rodney when he was working. Then Rodney would probably have answered rapidly, honestly and sarcastically, just to get people to go away and he wouldn't over think things. But Rodney didn't have any work here so instead Ronon caught up with him one day on his way out of New Atlantis falling into step beside him. "Hey," he said in greeting.

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-09 10:07 am (UTC)(link)
Rodney was in a pretty good mood, all things considered. The island was finally back to normal, and okay, maybe he didn't like the hot weather but at least the place wasn't reminding him of Antarctica anymore. And sure, Carter had turned up and had instantly begun usurping his ego - what little was left of it - and if she actually ended up finding a way off the island he might have to kill himself out of shame, but other than that, it was a good thing she was here. And Jill seemed to like her, which was...okay, weird, but good.

And everyone else seemed pretty cheerful, too. Not that he could tell with people like, say, Ronon for instance. 'Hey' could be a declaration of war as well as love. Or maybe just a greeting. He wasn't sure in this instance.

"Ah, Ronon," he said in response. "Going to the Compound?"

Stupid question.

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-09 08:52 pm (UTC)(link)
"Sure," Ronon said. Not that he needed to head to the compound but it seemed that was where Rodney was headed. "I wanted to talk to you about something."

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-10 02:38 am (UTC)(link)
All right, now Rodney was worried. Well, more worried than usual. He slowed down a little to glance over at Ronon, not that he'd been going very fast in the first place.

"...About what? What about?"

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-10 07:41 pm (UTC)(link)
Ronon raised an eyebrow at Rodney. "Relax," he said. Ronon hadn't expected him to be that jumpy. So it was best to get the news out of the way before Rodney assumed the worse. "Jennifer and I are getting married."

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-10 09:13 pm (UTC)(link)
Rodney stopped walking. It was either that or walk into a tree.

"What?!" he exclaimed. "Married? I didn't even know you were...you were dating? When did this happen?" He'd been peripherally aware that something might have been going on, but McKay being McKay, and far too self-involved, he hadn't asked. He regretted that now.

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-10 09:25 pm (UTC)(link)
Ronon and Jennifer hadn't exactly announced it to anyone, that they were dating. But while he and Jennifer weren't obvious they hadn't been hiding their relationship. So he was surprised Rodney hadn't noticed at all. But maybe not much.

"We've been dating since May," he told Rodney "Decided to get married at Christmas," he said. "But the wedding's not til February." Unless the island decided otherwise and vanished one of them. Ronon mostly ignored that possibility.

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-10 09:44 pm (UTC)(link)
"Of course it isn't," he muttered. Shaking his head, he resumed walking, catching Ronon up.

"Well...congratulations?" he offered. "Keller's a great doctor. And an attractive woman. And nice. Not too shabby in the intelligence department, either. Well done."

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-12 08:58 pm (UTC)(link)
Ronon managed not to glare at Jennifer being reduced to a list of desirable attributes only because he knew Rodney mostly didn't mean it to sound like it did. And because Ronon had been in good temper ever since Jennifer had agreed to marry him - not that this would be necessarily obvious. "Hope you can do better than that in a toast," he told Rodney.

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-17 09:25 am (UTC)(link)
"Toast? Do you mean the buttered kind or the...standing-up-and-hitting-a-glass-with-a-fork kind? Because I'm good at the former, but not so much at the latter. At all."

Now Rodney looked worried.

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-17 08:18 pm (UTC)(link)
"I meant the speech kind," Ronon said. "You're good at talking - you don't have to hit anything if you don't want to." He hadn't expected this to phase McKay really. "The best man has to give a speech," he pointed out. It was one of the view Earth traditions he knew - couldn't even remember where he'd picked it up.

[identity profile] scientificsnark.livejournal.com 2010-01-17 10:13 pm (UTC)(link)
"I'm not- oh," Rodney realized. Was Ronon actually asking him to be best man at his wedding?

"Well, I'll do my best," he said, trying not to swell up with emotion, or at least not to show it.

[identity profile] feltgoodthough.livejournal.com 2010-01-17 11:28 pm (UTC)(link)
Ronon clapped him on the back relieved. He wasn't conversant enough with Earth traditions to know if it was bad luck not to have a best man but if McKay had said no, Ronon would have done without no matter what tradition said. He wouldn't have wanted anyone else.

"Thanks," he said. "You'll do great." Ronon had only been teasing before - he didn't really think McKay would call Jennifer not too shabby at a wedding.