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7th-Oct-2007 02:19 pm
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Continuing on a theme, in 320 words. Rodney, Daniel, and Zelenka.

It must be the accent

Knock, knock.

...

Knock, knock, knock.

"Daniel, you got that?"

Ding-dong.

"Okay, I guess you're not there," said a grumbling Rodney as he emerged from his room, only to find Daniel sitting at the kitchen table with his nose in a book, idly stirring a mug of coffee. "You could've answered the door," he said pointedly.

Daniel looked up, blinking. "Huh?"

"Never mind." Ding- "I'm coming, for god's sake!" Out of the corner of his eye, he saw Daniel's head drifting back down between the pages. He wrenched open the door. "What do you - oh, great. Hello, Zelenka."

The post-doc's hair was looking particularly fly-away today, but the stare he fixed Rodney with was all business. "What did we agree were acceptable working hours?"

"What?"

"Last night. You were loud. Again."

"What are you, a bat? I was working, yes, but at perfectly reasonable noise levels. Daniel didn't have a problem with it, did you?"

Daniel made a noise that could've been mumbled English. It could've been Swahili, for all he knew.

"There, see? If my own roommate didn't notice, I don't see how you could."

Zelenka didn't back down. "You interrupted something very important."

Rodney rolled his eyes. "Oh, like what? Another groundbreaking equation that I'll just prove wrong next week, anyway?"

Zelenka didn't answer but folded his arms across his chest. His cheeks were...flushing?

Rodney gasped. "No. No way. You weren't - you had a - with - who - you?"

His neighbor gave an arrogant sniff. "And I will thank you to mind your own business. That is all." He turned and disappeared down the stairs with a decided spring in his step.

Stunned, Rodney eased the door shut and then banged his head against it. Hard. Ouch. Massaging his forehead, he looked over at the top of Daniel's head. "Even Radek Zelenka's getting more action than we are." With a sigh, he slunk back to his room.

Daniel looked up. "Huh?"
Comments 
7th-Oct-2007 09:31 pm (UTC)
*helpless laughter* Yes... it is definately the accent!

And maybe the hair... :-)
7th-Oct-2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
Totally the hair!

And I've decided that Avenue Q is the soundtrack for this AU. *goes off to write more*
7th-Oct-2007 09:50 pm (UTC)
LOL! Excellent!

Rodney rolled his eyes. "Oh, like what? Another groundbreaking equation that I'll just prove wrong next week, anyway?"

That is SOOOO Rodney!
7th-Oct-2007 10:33 pm (UTC)
I really love writing Rodney. The one I'm working on now also features his PoV, and it's not (all) about his inability to get laid, either!
7th-Oct-2007 10:10 pm (UTC)
Or it could just be that Zelenka is completely AWESOME.

(Yes, I'm a bit of a Radek fangirl.)

And I love how Daniel's totally not paying attention. Because, really, that's the only way someone could live with McKay without giving in to the urge to strangle him.
7th-Oct-2007 10:34 pm (UTC)
Early Daniel is tailor-made to be Rodney's roommate because he's so lost in his own bubble, nothing Rodney does can bother him.

Radek is made of awesome.
7th-Oct-2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Awesome.

Go Zelenka!
7th-Oct-2007 10:52 pm (UTC)
He's the nerd pimp, I think. :-D
7th-Oct-2007 11:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, the utterly unflappable Daniel Jackson (but only because he isn't paying attention.)

This is too great. Rodney and Zelenka = perfect. ♥
16th-Oct-2007 05:17 am (UTC)
The joys of being oblivious. *g* Thank you!
8th-Oct-2007 07:44 pm (UTC)
The accent or the fact that he's totally adorable!

*needs a Radek icon*
16th-Oct-2007 05:18 am (UTC)
I can't watch Atlantis now without thinking of Radek as Rodney's neighbor downstairs. Thanks!
16th-Oct-2007 04:44 am (UTC)
God I have so much love for Zelenka! And your Rodney is very good :).

And I adore Daniel just being so one-track that he misses the whole thing (that's so me when I'm studying!!!)
16th-Oct-2007 05:16 am (UTC)
Thank you! I haven't written Rodney much before, but I'm having a lot of fun with him. Daniel's confusion is my favorite part of the fic.
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