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Summary: Umm...sleep?

Categories: Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: Angst, Character Study, Drabble, Drama, Established Relationship
Warnings: None
Chapters: 1 [Table of Contents]
Series: None

Word count: 113; Completed: Yes
Updated: 24 Jul 2009; Published: 22 Jul 2009

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Most people say you look younger in your sleep - all the lines of stress and worry smoothed out.

Rodney always faces away from John when they sleep in the same bed.

Innocent is another one; innocent and carefree.

He keeps John's arms wrapped around him tightly, clinging to their comforting warmth and familiarity.

You're supposed to look beautiful, peaceful, and maybe even graceful.

Rodney never sleeps better than when he can feel John's breath on the back of his neck and hear his soft, sleepy, mumbled sounds pressed into his skin there: a reminder.

That wasn't always the case, Rodney knew, because when John slept...he looked dead.