|Truth or Dare: Moonshine and Matchmaking
Author: koinekid PM
A response to ladygris' Truth or Dare Flash Fiction Challenge. Miko Kusanagi gives Radek Zelenka a little nudge into the arms of someone special.Rated: Fiction T - English - Romance/Humor - Radek Z. & Katie B. - Chapters: 2 - Words: 697 - Reviews: 13 - Favs: 3 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 02-02-11 - Published: 10-10-10 - Status: Complete - id: 6387507
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Disclaimer: MGM owns SGA; KOI does NOT.
Word Count: 291 without quote
Moonshine and Matchmaking
Chapter 2: I Fell the Earth Move
The earth moved beneath him, and Radek instinctively drew Katie closer. She trembled in his arms, her forehead pressed against his cheek, her hot breath scorching his neck. The intoxicating scent of her hair flooded his senses, and Radek trembled himself. Once before, he'd caught her scent when Rodney—her ex and his boss—gave her a tour of the main science lab. Radek had been hard at work on a delicate repair when the smell of flowers—not a flowery perfume, but honest to goodness flowers—filled the lab. One of his colleagues had a birthday that week, and he assumed her overeager boyfriend had delivered a bouquet. But it was her, a brunette with soft blue eyes and the voice of an anděl. Radek hadn't been able to get her out of his head for days. He wanted to scream when Rodney's shabby treatment sent the poor young woman home months later.
Katie pulled back but stayed within the circle of his arms. A chuckle signaled her embarrassment. "Sorry. You would think I'd be used to earthquakes by now. I've worked in Southern California for six months, after all."
"But not much longer." Radek smiled.
"No," Katie agreed. "Not much longer." Her demeanor grew serious. "You've talked to..."
"Doctor McKay is aware you are returning. I have not informed him that we are—" He struggled for the right word. "—together."
"I hope things won't get awkward."
Radek snorted. "When are things not awkward with Doctor McKay?" Katie's frown prompted him to add, "But he is seeing someone. He will not bother you." Radek puffed out his chest. "I will see to it."
A soft kiss was his reward for bravery. The earth moved for him again, and this time it wasn't a quake.
I feel the earth move under my feet
I feel the sky tumbling down, tumbling down
I feel my heart start to trembling
Whenever you're around
"I Feel the Earth Move" by Carole King