Fandom: Stargate Atlantis
Disclaimer: You'd know if they belonged to me. Ohh, you'd know.
Word Count: 100
Summary: The first time Rodney got it, they were about to die. Again.
Notes: Title comes from the KT Tunstall song of the same name. And yes, I'm trying to do a drabble or small fic for each previous challenge. Uh-huh, I went there.
Prompt: Challenge #01: First and #87: The Other Side
The first time Rodney McKay got it, they were about to die. Again.
He was covering the team's frantic run for the gate. Bringing up the rear, almost out of bullets and fretting non-stop about their apparently imminent demise. All in a day's work.
And suddenly it hit him like a freight train, out of nowhere, that he would miss Sheppard if the colonel died out here. And really miss him, not as a friend, but as... something more.
The realization was so shockingly unexpected that he missed his shot at the Genii and hit a tree. But nobody noticed.