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Drinking Meme Part One - tranquility... best achieved in chaos
Drinking Meme Part One
Dude. These are so fun. The first three:

For nyuszi -

James "Sawyer" Ford and Laura Roslin

He makes it through the first drink hard and fast, holds the glass up to the light as he waits for the burn. "Always said ice made all the difference."

She says nothing, but he reads people for a living and knows her type. He pours himself another, drawing the bottle just out of her reach as he runs cons in his head.

"So, Chief," he says, and watches the shift in her eyes. "What can I do you for?"

Her hands come up to rest on the desk and then she is still. “I have a black market problem, Mr. Sawyer.”

He smirks. “Don’t you hate it when that happens?”

She actually smiles, and he thinks maybe there’s more to her than he thought.

“There’s a cylon weapon being manufactured that I can’t track down.” She says this simply, unapologetically. “It would be in the best interest of this administration if it were recovered.”

He settles back in his chair. “And here I thought you used that starship and those big guns to do your dirty work.”

“This job requires something a little different,” she says. A flicker of a smile passes across her lips and for a moment he almost believes she’s a step ahead of him.

“Well now, I’m all tingly with the foreplay.”

She spreads her hands flat on the desk. “If you bring me the weapon, I will give you the black market.”

It’s almost too easy. He smiles, confident. “Chief, I think we’re in business.”

He slides the bottle back across the desk, but there’s something in the way she watches him that suddenly tells him he’s had her pegged wrong from the beginning.

She raises her glass in toast.


For tater_mae -

Emily Lehman and Matt Flannery

“You love me,” she says, her tone hard and accusing. It’s all suddenly gone terribly wrong, and he doesn’t even know if it turned sour at the bar or on the elevator ride up.

“No,” he lies. “No, I don’t.”

She tries to slam the door closed, but he stops her, pushes hard until he’s standing in the room and she’s pacing like a tiger across from him.

“Okay yes,” he admits. “Look, this thing, whatever it is, it’s never stopped us from getting the job done. We always said it didn’t matter, right?”

“It’s not supposed to matter. That’s the point, Matt.” Her words cut like glass, but he refuses to bleed.

“Emily, come on.” She slaps his hand away when he reaches for her.

“This changes the job,” she says. “This changes everything.”

“So we move the plan around a little.”

“It’s not that simple!”

He sighs in frustration. “What do you want from me?”

She stands in front of him, all coiled anger and beauty. He thinks she might just slap him.

“If you die on me, Flannery…”

And then she’s kissing him on a warm exhale of whiskey, and he’s pulling her down to the bed until they’re twisted in sheets and loose clothes. He pins her for a moment, looking down at her with a smile. “I think you nailed her.”

“Really?” She grins, her cheeks flushed. “I was going to say you had him spot on.”

“No, the ‘I love you’ was definitely the crowning moment.”

She hums in agreement. “We should probably tell Carrera to check the hotel.”

“I’m on it.” He kisses her, heads to the other room for his cell phone.

“You know, we’re good at the ones with a couple,” she says like she’s hinting at something.

He peers around the wall. “Yeah? What do you think that means?”

She just smiles.


For trialia -

Teyla Emmagan and Rodney McKay

They sit alone in the mess hall, a bottle between them as they wait out the twilight hours until dawn.

He holds his glass tightly with both hands like a vice, and she is surprised by how quiet he can be, how sometimes he has nothing at all to say. He looks at her with tired eyes and whatever he sees in return makes him look away, take a drink, frown at the bitterness.

“I’m drunk,” he says. The confession comes out softly, like a secret no one else should know. She nods, and he doesn’t fight when she gently pries his fingers from his glass.

“They’ll be okay.” He tells this to himself, to the palms of his hands, but he glances up to make sure she heard. “I hate waiting.”

He expects no response, so she stays silent, counts the minutes they wait although she’s already lost track twice. He runs his hands over his face, clenches them in fists down on the table.

“I’m drunk,” he says again, just as softly, as though it’s still the first time. He taps fingers on the metal top, the echo loud. When he turns his hands over, fingers grasping at air, at nothing, she places a hand lightly in his.

He falls quiet again, looks out the window, clutches her hand in his.


22 whispers :: tell me a secret
trialia From: trialia Date: November 6th, 2006 12:15 am (UTC) (Link)
Awwwww. *clings to them* Thank you! So cute.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 12:25 am (UTC) (Link)
*grins* Thank you for the awesome pairing. I started writing and realized Rodney and Teyla probably spend the least amount of time together out of the team... and now I'm all intrigued by what their dynamic alone would actually be like.
trialia From: trialia Date: November 6th, 2006 12:32 am (UTC) (Link)
Heeee! You're welcome. oh, and if it helps you decide what to write for your other friend, I'm a devoted Sam/Jack 'shipper too ;)

I know, they're so interesting. They've seemed to get so much closer off-screen and then just show it on-screen and we never got to see that developing. It's really intriguing.

And hey, I touch-typed all that while I wasn't able to see it even on the screen because of the lack of contrast in this colouring. . How did I do?
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 12:37 am (UTC) (Link)
LOL. FINE I'll do both. ;P

And Rodney/Teyla are very different in terms of personalities and the people they usually befriend. I love that in normal circumstances Rodney is somewhat intimidated by her... like the fact that an intelligent, beautiful woman that could kill him and doesn't even show much irritation toward him... that totally doesn't compute in his brain. *laughs*

And oooooh, you have mad skillz with the touch-typing.
trialia From: trialia Date: November 6th, 2006 12:47 am (UTC) (Link)
Sweeeeet. *grin*

Absolutely. That's what I love about those two.

Hehehe. Did I mention I'm also wearing gloves? :P
astropoet From: astropoet Date: November 6th, 2006 01:15 pm (UTC) (Link)

You've seen the light!
trialia From: trialia Date: November 6th, 2006 03:10 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, whatever.

I've always been a multi-shipper. There's no "seeing the light" about it.
astropoet From: astropoet Date: November 6th, 2006 03:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Well ya, I was being light hearted in my way... obviously missed that target by a mile.
fading_ripples From: fading_ripples Date: November 6th, 2006 12:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Have I told you how much I love your writing? Coz I really do.
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 12:26 am (UTC) (Link)
Aw. Thanks love.

And I can't decide between Sam/Jack and Rachel/Torri for you, so you might just get lucky and get both. ;)
fading_ripples From: fading_ripples Date: November 6th, 2006 12:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Whee..yay! ;) I actually think I'd prefer Rachel/Torri though..which is so shocking, but hee..they're so cute together! :p

And btw, how's your mother doing? ::cuddens::
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 12:33 am (UTC) (Link)
You know what it is? They both giggle... they crack each other up and that is the most endearing thing EVER.

And oh yeah, oops! I was supposed to do an update. *facepalm* But she's doing much better... recovering from surgery quickly and with high spirits. The pathology reports aren't so good... lots of specialists and second opinions and blah. But nothing's definite yet, so I'm staying positive. :) *loves*
fading_ripples From: fading_ripples Date: November 6th, 2006 12:38 am (UTC) (Link)
Hee..totally! And Torri's all "heehee" all the time..not "hehe" or "haha", but "hihi". Soso cuuute!

Yes, you were. ::pokes you:: It's good that she's doing fairly well! I'll be thinking about all of you, and hoping things will turn out well! ♥
tater_mae From: tater_mae Date: November 6th, 2006 02:27 am (UTC) (Link)


i love you forever and ever. And ever. but yes. awesome. and if you're so inclined, more? cuz you are just that awesome.

but if you are not inclined, thats ok too, cuz this is so totally awesome by itself, that... its awesome. (go me for being eloquent! you're writing leaves me worldless and having a limited vocabulary.)

phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 08:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
Eeee! Matt/Emily is love, what can I say? And you so know they roleplay... like, all the time. ;)

I have problems with plot, but if something comes to me I'll definitely write you more. *grins*
tater_mae From: tater_mae Date: November 7th, 2006 02:16 am (UTC) (Link)
plot? who needs plot? heheheh. *whistles innocently*

you don't have to write more. i'll still heart you x a billion. but you write so well, and roleplaying is kinky and they so totally do it all the time!

if inspiration hits, write away!! you know i'll love it!
From: nyuszi Date: November 6th, 2006 06:29 am (UTC) (Link)
zomgs! awesome! thank you so much! i love this... sawyer and the black market! brilliant idea. :P

*snuggles fic tightly and adds to memories*
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 09:21 pm (UTC) (Link)
Took me forever coming up with a reason for how the two would be together, but it was an insanely awesome prompt. Sawyer and Roslin in the same room trying to play each other? I want. *laughs*

Glad you liked, hon! :)
From: nyuszi Date: November 7th, 2006 06:03 am (UTC) (Link)
lolz... i've been having this crazy idea lately that they'd be awesome together. :)

and liked? liked? i LOVED it! :P
astropoet From: astropoet Date: November 6th, 2006 01:16 pm (UTC) (Link)

So lovely! I loved it!
phrenitis From: phrenitis Date: November 6th, 2006 09:24 pm (UTC) (Link)
LOL. I can't believe McTeyla never actually occurred to me before... because although I'm still sort of on the fence about them together romantically, I am head over heels for the dynamic. I think she finds his absurdities endearing. ;)
andsheloves From: andsheloves Date: December 17th, 2006 10:17 am (UTC) (Link)
Okay, I'm such a lurker... I saw the words "Emily Lehman" and "Matt Fannery" and had to read this...
It's so good. And you know that they totally roleplay all the time... I mean, what?
I really like this, just thought you should know that it is really good.
22 whispers :: tell me a secret