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13 November 2005 @ 12:10 pm
Fic: Said Woman, Take It Slow  
Title: Said Woman, Take It Slow
Pairing: McKay/Sheppard, Zelenka
Rating: PG
Word Count: 1900
Summary: Between love and the noblest cause, there should be no contest.
Notes: Set after "The Lost Boys."

He goes, eventually, to see Dr. Heightmeyer. She uses all the right words but none of them can even begin to describe what happened to Radek while Atlantis was his.
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Esse: Misc. pink/green retroparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:47 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I'm glad you liked it.
Lapis Lazuli: Czech for lapislaz on November 13th, 2005 06:30 pm (UTC)
::sniffle:: WWAAHHHHHHHH!

Oh, my poor Radek. Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

Damn, this is good.
Esse: Misc. bronze boxparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:48 pm (UTC)
Always a bridesmaid, never a bride.

So true, isn't it? He seems to me like the person most likely to get overlooked because he's the least likely to cause trouble.

And thans. Glad you enjoyed it.
Maria: smart is sexyria_kukalaka on November 13th, 2005 06:39 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, how beautifully melancholy. Poor Radek!

John has been Atlantis's dutiful husband, caring and protective. Rodney has been her lover, torrid and fiery. Radek, in their absence, has become something of her governess, someone placed outside the intimate circle because he is not one of her royalty.
This sentence is going to haunt me for a long time.

Don't worry about being new to the fandom, it doesn't show.
Esse: Misc. castle duskparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:55 pm (UTC)
I don't know if, in John and Rodney's absence, he'd be the next in command on the science side, but he seems like the kind of guy who'd want to do it even if it wasn't his job. And that would have to be a hell of an experience for him. Poor guy, indeed.

And thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.
(no subject) - ria_kukalaka on November 14th, 2005 08:11 am (UTC) (Expand)
the oncoming whirlwind: sga: zelenka - homescap3goat on November 13th, 2005 06:43 pm (UTC)
My poor boy!
Esse: Misc. dockparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:56 pm (UTC)
Aww. There's something about him that just seems kind of melancholy to me in general. Hell, maybe it's just having had to put up with Rodney all this tme.

Thanks for reading. :)
Anonymity as a Refuge: Rodney McKay  in the darkmirabile_dictu on November 13th, 2005 07:04 pm (UTC)
Just beautiful. Haunting and poignant; a story that will stay with me. Thank you.
Esse: SGA Rodney sliceparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:57 pm (UTC)
Thank you for reading; I'm glad it worked well for you.

Also, nice icon.
Lucy: tower2cereta on November 13th, 2005 07:50 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is just beautiful.
Esse: Misc. dejado mi barcaparadise_city on November 13th, 2005 11:58 pm (UTC)
Thank you. Glad to see some of the beauty I see in Radek came across.

Also, is that a Dark Tower icon? I havent seen that particular artwork before. Nice.
(no subject) - cereta on November 14th, 2005 01:25 am (UTC) (Expand)
namastenancynamastenancy on November 13th, 2005 08:11 pm (UTC)
WOW! Simply beautiful. I like the hurt/anguish stories better than the rah-rah sex ones (not that I don't like those but just, not as much). This is a 10! Poor Zelenka!
Esseparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 12:01 am (UTC)
I like the hurt/anguish stories better than the rah-rah sex ones (not that I don't like those but just, not as much).

I enjoy the rah-rah ones, too (and oy, if that doesn't bring up images of Atlantean cheerleaders) and there's a lot of characterization to be found in well-written sex, I think, but it's easier sometimes to see characterization in something that's broken rather than something that's working.

Well, that and I can't write rah-rah sex, with or without cheerleaders. :)

Anyway, thaks for reading.
rache: zelenka theloop by Iciewickedwords on November 13th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
this was great! poor radek! He needs to see that he isn't alone. Hmmmm. maybe elizabeth could help with that.
Esse: Misc. gold leafparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
Y'know, I haven't picked up on the Radek/Elizabeth dynamic, likely because I was watching the episodes for the "oooh, shiny" factor and not the characteriation factor, but that's a really interesting pairing. And I'm sure there's a lot to fuel it in the time John's missing. Hmm.
Temaristemaris on November 13th, 2005 09:53 pm (UTC)
Oh *ow*. Poor Radek. Thank you, that was beautifully done.
Esseparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 12:03 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading. :)
Kellie Matthews: ot3kelliem on November 13th, 2005 10:58 pm (UTC)
Aw, man. Poor Radek! John and Rodney need to realize that they, and Atlantis, need Radek too.
Esse: SGA McKay/Zelenkaparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 12:07 am (UTC)
...dude. I want to know what the guys are seeing in your icon. it looks like something particularly interesting. :)

And yeah, I think there are times Zelenka doesn't get the credit he deserves. Or perhaps that's more about the way the scientists are expected to produce miracles every time they're needed. But still, poor Zelenka. It's got to suck being on the outside knowing you can never work your way in.
Tonia Barone: And on Atlantis all is welltoniabarone on November 13th, 2005 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh this was beautiful. Near tears here for Radek's pain in the end. Wonderful. *giggles* Loved "Scattered showers, my ass. –Noah". That was just so cute and classic and heh. And, hey! Radek/Atlantis! Even if for a short time.
Esse: Misc. Noahparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 12:11 am (UTC)
Heh. I found the Noah line while looking for fonts at Font Garden and it just stuck with me all this time. Love it.

And thanks for reading. Glad it worked for you. :)
Spubba: David Nykl Seriousspubba on November 13th, 2005 11:09 pm (UTC)
Oh, wow, you so captured Radek's voice for me, because this is exactly how I imagine his personality most times. Although his pain, ow. Poor guy.
Esse: SGA Zelenka blueparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:48 am (UTC)
Thanks. I wasn't sure how accurate my read on him was, so it's good to know it worked. :)
springwoof: wistfulspringwoof on November 13th, 2005 11:26 pm (UTC)

he's losing everything he has made his on this distant alien world. Rodney has been his for, as they say, better or worse. For a time, Atlantis had been his just the same. Now Atlantis, Rodney, and the colonel all belong to each other.Radek knows now what it is like to be heartsick.

Oh, Radek! So noble, so strong, so suffering...
thanks for giving him a little comfort along with the hurt.
wags, springwoof
Esse: Misc. hippoparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:50 am (UTC)
He does seem like quite the noble sort, though in a quiet, understated way. It makes me want to know more about his family and his history to see where and how that developed because I think he's just a fascinating character.

Thanks for reading. :)
Gunbunny: sga contemplateburntcopper on November 13th, 2005 11:36 pm (UTC)
ooow. Beautiful, though.
WesleysGirl: David Nyklwesleysgirl on November 13th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
Oh, this is so wonderful. I love it. Am pimping it in my journal because I'd hate for anyone to miss it.
Esse: SGA Zelenka blueparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:55 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading, and thanks for the rec. :)
Cherry: ford (dark)cherryice on November 14th, 2005 12:08 am (UTC)
This is just lovely. Gorgeous turns of phrase and such sharp moments.
Esse: Misc. stone angelparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:56 am (UTC)
Thank you. I wasn't sure whether to keep a lot of the language, so I'm glad it worked.

Also, love the icon.
SG Atlantis Light: Work ethic Radeksgatlantislight on November 14th, 2005 12:17 am (UTC)
This was beautiful. So very Radek in its voice.
Esse: Misc. gold leafparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:57 am (UTC)
Thank you. I wasn't sure whether I'd capture his voice or not, so I'm glad it worked. :)
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Esse: Misc. dry branchesparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:58 am (UTC)
Thank you. That was one of my favorite passages, as well. I can't imagine it would be easy to give up the connection he had, a connection I'm sure he's always wanted. It would definitely hurt.

Thanks for reading.
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Lalkhamsin-khamsolalpiratepurple on November 14th, 2005 12:28 am (UTC)
Followed wesleysgirl's link here. Absolutely, stunningly beautiful. Thank you.
Esseparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you.

Also, your icon? Strangely mesmerizing. Nice.
(no subject) - piratepurple on November 14th, 2005 02:03 am (UTC) (Expand)
ship_recs on November 14th, 2005 12:42 am (UTC)
This is beautiful.
Esse: SGA boysparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 01:59 am (UTC)
Thank you. Glad you enjoyed it.
JustHuman: foxhuntjusthuman on November 14th, 2005 12:55 am (UTC)
This is heartachingly beautiful and I barely have glimpsed Radek.

*wait in eager anticipation for S1 to hit the mail on Tuesday
Esse: Misc. khaki blueparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 02:01 am (UTC)
He's just one of those characters you want to know more about, y'know? It seems like there's so much going on with him we just don't know about.
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Esse: Mitch all encompassinglyparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for reading. :)

Also, your icon is fifteen kinds of awesome. Seriously.
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GreenKey: sga - z sex hairgreen_key on November 14th, 2005 01:28 am (UTC)
Wow, this really makes me hurt for Radek. Poor fellow. Love the depth you've given him here, because he certainly shows that he has it on the show. Great story. Thank you.
Esse: Misc. sepia jeansparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 02:02 am (UTC)
Thank you. I was hoping to tap a bit of the heroism we've seen from him.

Also, your icon cracks me up. Excellent.
Shonaille: david nyklkalikahuntress on November 14th, 2005 03:35 am (UTC)
One of the best Radek fics i've ever read, thx for posting:)
Esse: SGA Zelenka blueparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 09:06 pm (UTC)
Thanks very much. Glad you enjoyed it.
the dread princess betsiqueen_of_goat on November 14th, 2005 08:07 am (UTC)
Gorgeous fic! I really think you've captured Radek beautifully.
Esse: Misc. khaki blueparadise_city on November 14th, 2005 09:07 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I think he's going to end up being one of my favorite characters, so I'm glad I did him justice.