Anna S. (eliade) wrote,
Anna S.
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SGA Rec: Instantaneous (Sheppard/McKay)

I sometimes brood about how I'm always right there ready to make a stale pun, but come on, I totally want to call this an insta-rec. Except that I actually did read the entire story first, because I'd never read anything by this author before and because once I started I couldn't stop until the squee pulled into the station, and wow that's a gimp metaphor. Anyway. This is such a cool story that even people who suck at making themselves stop after finishing a story and write a rec have to stop and write a rec, by which I mean me. But on the other hand, I've crushed madly on multitudes of other SGA stories too, and the fact that I haven't yet recced all of them is no reflection on how much I love them, and only on my usual lack of follow-through. I can't stand the thought that I might hurt anyone's feelings even by vapid omission, and so, just to clarify, I'm taking particular care to rec this story because today is Wednesday.
Story quote: "You don't read Ancient, do you? I know, stupid question, but maybe the console will give you something in the--" McKay looked up, and suddenly went from cooing dove to, well, not. His mouth jerked down in mid-grin, one side faster than the other, into that flabbergasted scowl that suggested he'd have to kick himself later for forgetting just how truly stupid other people could be. "No! What are you doing? Don't touch! Did I say to--"
I just can't express how much I love this--how perfect and observant a description it is, especially: His mouth jerked down in mid-grin, one side faster than the other, into that flabbergasted scowl that suggested he'd have to kick himself later for forgetting just how truly stupid other people could be.

And there are jillions of other McKay-spotting moments in the story. I mean, looking at it from just one valid reader-response interpretation, the whole story is one long, delirious, erotic meditation on Rodney's neck, and in no way is that a bad thing. Because, neck. Even just thinking about it makes me go dry-mouthed and twitch a little. So I'll probably go do that in private now.

Instantaneous by cimness

(Thank you to astolat for posting a rec for this! :)
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