Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Pairing : Rodney / Carson
Prompt: #13 death
Word Count: 643
Summary: deathfic, words that need to be said
Author's Notes: Stargate Atlantis is not mine or the characters
“Thank-you all for being here. I know not many of you actually liked my partner, but what everyone didn’t know was that he cared for everyone in his own way.” He could see the crowd stiffen at his words, but he carried on. “In the last few months he has taken peoples’ words too personally and it was this that drove him to destruction. My Rodney, my poor Rodney…”
“My Rodney wasn’t the only person to have faults,” he began again, while staring at Kavanagh who was in the congregation, “but they said that everyone should learn and accept each other. Rodney was stubborn, but away from it all he strived for love and affection, yet I seemed the only one willing to show that he was in fact cherished. He used to come home and tell me he had wronged another person again. Once he even said he made new friends but when I enquired more he admitted he had started talking to the laboratory mice. It seemed that they were happy to listen to him.”
Elizabeth, who sat in the front row, watched how the doctor began to circle the coffin and lay a gentle hand on the cheek of the silent scientist. She walked away and left the two alone for their final goodbyes.
“Hush my love. I am truly sorry, please don’t hurt.”
“Rodney course I will hurt; I lost you, you were all I ever wanted … all I needed.”
“That’s not true, you have your medicine.”
“How could you when I chose not to save myself?” Rodney said gently. “Don’t blame him to much,” he added, “he tried his best; it haunts him.”
“Rodney I still need you, I can’t do this alone.”
“My Carson you will love again and you will be happy,” the voice insisted, and with that Rodney shimmered away.
“No, it was never your fault. Rodney chose this; he chose this path even if it was without me.” The words burned his throat and he could not meet Sheppard’s gaze.
“He did love you.” Simple words that were so comforting and yet so painful.
“Aye he did.”
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