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16 February 2011 @ 12:10 am
Morning (1/1)  
Title: Morning
Author: somehowunbroken 
Fandom: SGA
Characters: John/Evan
Word Count: 520
Rating: G
Notes: For csichick_2, because it's her birthday and she's pretty much awesome.

Evan is just setting his pencils back into their case when John stirs on the bed. It’s a funny thing, to watch John wake up, because when he needs to he can go from nearly comatose to out the door in less than a minute, but when left to his own devices it takes a lot longer. John sleeps stretched out diagonally, taking up as much room as he can from top to bottom in one long, lean line. He’s on his right side today, facing Evan, and his bottom leg is curled a little to support his knee, but the toes on the other foot are almost pointed. His face is turned a little into the pillow, and his left arm is above his head, stretching across the bed. His hand is open at the end of his arm, fingers open like the trailing fibers of a paintbrush across the sheets.

In short, he’s gorgeous as he wakes, first stretching his fingers and moving his leg a little, curling into his own body, then turning his face towards the light and blinking his eyes open. He smiles at Evan as their eyes meet, and his voice is low as he murmurs, “How long have you been up?”

Evan shrugs. “An hour, maybe,” he guesses.

“Come back to bed,” John says, inviting with words and his body, straightening his bottom leg and curving his frame, making that space that Evan loves to curl into. Evan doesn’t resist, doesn’t even want to pretend to, as he crawls back into bed and tucks his arm around John’s waist. John’s arm curls around his back, sleep-warm and heavy, and John rubs his thumb absently against the skin of Evan’s back as Evan settles.

“Drawing me again?” John asks into Evan’s hair, and Evan smiles against the skin of John’s chest.

“Guilty,” he replies. “I couldn’t sleep, so I got out the sketchbook, and hey, there you were.”

John laughs. “We have a room with a view of the most amazing city in two galaxies, and you sit with your back to it and draw me over and over again,” he remarks. “I will never understand it.”

Evan doesn’t know how to explain it, that the warm curves and hollows of John’s body are more beautiful to him than the towers of Atlantis, that the shadows that John leaves in their bed are more appealing than drawing clouds and sky, that the way John’s hair brushes against the pillow is more interesting than any birds that might fly over. He settles for, “I like the view in here better,” and smiles again when John chuckles into his hair.

Soon, their alarm will go off. They’ll have to get up and shower and dress, they’ll have to make their way towards the crises of the day, but for now they have this, this time where they can just be John and Evan, quietly at home together.

It’s not such a bad life, Evan thinks as John draws the sheet back up around their bodies. In fact, he’s enjoying pretty much every moment of it.

Whitneycsichick_2 on February 16th, 2011 05:58 am (UTC)

I love it!
Ki: John mission successsomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 06:09 am (UTC)
You're welcome! Glad you liked it and HAPPY BERFDAY!
cantarinacantarina1 on February 16th, 2011 06:24 am (UTC)
I can see what makes Evan want to draw John - you paint his portrait beautifully with words! I love the quiet intimacy at the end too. For some reason, the little detail of the two of them, curled around each other and wrapped up in a sheet really sticks.
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 07:02 am (UTC)
Wow, thanks :) kind of had this mental image of them that I was trying o get across, so I'm glad to hear that it worked out!
spacedogflspacedogfl on February 16th, 2011 06:39 am (UTC)
So very nice and peaceful. Thanks for the warm fuzzies. :)
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it :)
mackenziesmommamackenziesmomma on February 16th, 2011 06:58 am (UTC)
Awwww that is so sweet and perfect and just so....right.
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 07:03 am (UTC)
Thanks dear :)
jayfray18: sga js eyesjayfray18 on February 16th, 2011 07:34 am (UTC)
That is just a perfect way to start the day - I really wish mine was like that lol!!
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 08:02 am (UTC)
Oh, me too :D
fififolle: SGA - Major Dimples Lornefififolle on February 16th, 2011 08:20 am (UTC)
That was very beautiful and conjured some wonderful images, thank you! *huggles fic*

Happy Birthday to csichick_2!
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
Thanks dear :) Glad you enjoyed it!
sherry57sherry57 on February 16th, 2011 08:51 am (UTC)
Sooo lovely. Thanks hon.
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 09:04 am (UTC)
Thanks dear :)
sexycazzy: John happysexycazzy on February 16th, 2011 11:16 am (UTC)
Aww that was lovely! :)
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 11:18 am (UTC)
Thanks dear :)
rubygirl29: lorne sleepyrubygirl29 on February 16th, 2011 12:11 pm (UTC)
Mmm, sleepy John is pretty darn irresistible. And a cuddly Lorne just adds to the pretties. Good morning to you, too!
Kisomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 12:18 pm (UTC)
:) Here's the boys wishing you a good day!
Diego: thinking of youdiek09 on February 16th, 2011 06:20 pm (UTC)
This is the kinda distraction from work I love the most... :D
Ki: 5-0 Steve/Danno buildingsomehowunbroken on February 16th, 2011 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hehe, glad I could help!
Lou: SGA - Lornegottalovev on February 17th, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
who could blame Evan, right? I love the atmosphere of this, it's lovely ♥
Kisomehowunbroken on February 17th, 2011 08:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, I wouldn't blame Evan at all, not with a view like that :D Thanks!
fyreflyfyrefly101 on February 18th, 2011 08:30 pm (UTC)
Nice view for Evan, nicer mental pictures for us :)

Lovely. Just lovely.
Kisomehowunbroken on February 18th, 2011 09:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks dear :)
saphirablue on February 20th, 2011 10:48 am (UTC)
That's so sweet and lovely.

I like the picture of Evan drawing a sleeping John. :)

Thank you! :)
Kisomehowunbroken on February 20th, 2011 11:05 am (UTC)
Thanks dear :)
fangirl29fangirl29 on February 20th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
You're such a prolific writer that you make any pairing you write totally believable. I am a Lorne fan, devotee, enthusiast, whatever else you may want to call it :) I like the subtleties of the character, if that make sense. I think you do because you manage to have Even express so much love/pain/hurt with few but eloquent words. I mean, you took such a short snippet and in it conveyed the love that Evan has for John and sprinkled it with a bit of cuddly warmth/early morning lust ;) *sigh* In other words, it was just perfect.
Ki: Evan quizzicalsomehowunbroken on February 20th, 2011 09:42 pm (UTC)
Wow, thanks so much for the compliment :) I like the intricacies of Evan's character, because we know a bunch of things about him but have to wonder about a lot of other things. I really do enjoy writing him. And I'm glad that you enjoyed this :)