Author: MarieofIlledra PM
Set between The Return parts one and two. What did all the other expidition members do? Now, everyone's favorite gate tech, Chuck!Rated: Fiction K+ - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 4,255 - Reviews: 17 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 03-31-08 - Published: 02-03-08 - id: 4051301
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Hey guys! So sorry, its short I'm having major writers block on this fic. Speaking of, if anyone has ideas/requests on other people to write about, please leave it in a review or PM me! Thanks! I hope you enjoy!
Chuck smiled slightly at the couple across the room. The man was sprawled casually in his chair as the woman scolded him lightly for his posture. Reluctantly, the man straightened ever so slightly. Chuck's sister and current lunch companion sent him a quizzical glance.
He nodded, chuckling softly. "Yeah, I'm good." He gestured subtly towards the the couple. His sister, Emily, snuck a quick glance at them and shrugged.
"What about them?"
He shook his head at her obtuseness. "They are cute."
His sister shook her head in disbelief. "They are not even looking at each other, how is that cute? And how would you know anyway!"
Chuck grinned. He loved working his sister up. "It is obvious! How can you not see it? Okay, look at them."
She rolled her eyes, but inched her chair around until she could observe them without blatantly staring.
"See how comfortable they are with each other? How he is leaning so casually?"
His sister bristled. "Yeah, which doesn't mean that they have romantic feelings for each other. In fact, I think its just the opposite."
Chuck shook his head. "No, look how comfortable she is leaning into his space," He commented as the woman leaned over to snag one of her companion's fries, "See how he doesn't object? It has clearly happened before. In fact, she knows that he wont mind because he doesn't particularly like french fries."
Emily laughed. "You can't possibly know that!"
He sent her a smug glance as the man indicated that the waiter should take his plate away, fries still untouched. The man stood and extended his hand to his companion. She took it, grinning, and placed a playful kiss on his lips. As they walked past Chuck's table, he glanced pointedly towards the rather large engagement ring glinting on her finger.
When they were out of sight, his sister turned to him in amazement. "What the hell did they teach you wherever you were? How did you know all that?"
Chuck shrugged. "Trust me, it was imperative to my own safety to be able to read my commanders well. Two of them had this long unrequited-love thing going on. They acted like that all the time." He paused, considering. "It was actually kind of sickening."
Emily smiled slightly at the revolted expression on his face. "And how did gaging their unrequited love keep you safe?"
Chuck nodded wisely. "Well, without going into too much detail, our military commander, Colonel Sheppard, liked to get into...dangerous... situations. Our leader, Dr. Wier, was always very... concerned... when he was gone, and therefore snapped on almost anyone. For almost any reason. It was worse because she would never admit why she was worried."
Emily nodded. "Ah. I understand how that could be...difficult...for you."
Chuck grinned. "Nah, as long as you never look them in the eye it usually turned out okay."
Across the table, Emily's cellphone rang loudly. Chuck couldn't stop himself from jumping slightly and scanning the area rapidly. He ignored the strange look he received from her.
"Sorry, it sounded like an alarm we used..." He shrugged. Luckily, his sister understood that there were things in his past that he couldn't talk about. She merely nodded, reaching across the table and squeezing his hand slightly.
"Okay, how about them?" She asked, nodding towards a table of four seated close by. "What's their story?"
Thanks for reading!