Category/Rated: Slash, PG
Year/Length: 2008/ ~333 words
Disclaimer: Not mine, no profit, only having fun.
Prompt: Rodney fromthe HS-and-associated'verse, and John, and perhaps a memory of a GOOD day. Something happy for them. Like being outside or playing a game or Rodney using his powers to help someone and it NOT backfiring for once. Or the two of them and making out, etc.
Series: High School Heroes
Rodney's laughing loud and sweet, and that's really all that John's aware of, right at the moment. Oh, he can feel the sun beating down on his shoulders, just like he can feel the wind stirring his hair. He's aware of the younger kids playing over on the swings and the see-saw. He can smell the fire from the grills off to the side. But it's all unimportant.
This isn't something that John would have figured Rodney would have liked, but he's so glad to be wrong. Rodney is sitting in the middle of the merry-go-round, holding onto two of the supports, his face tilted up to the sky, his eyes closed as he laughs.
John isn't sure exactly how Rodney hasn't already got sick. He's not questioning it, pushing the merry-go-round faster and faster. The supports are blurring they're moving so fast, and John can only just make out Rodney, somewhere in the middle, laughing and gleeful.
It makes John want to jump on, but, strong though he might be, he's just not that fast. So he watches, chest feeling lighter than it has in ages, his smile stretching so wide that it almost hurts. Eventually he lets the merry-go-round slow down, because he can't stand it anymore.
In the end, John has to grab it, the entire thing jerking hard against his hold and then stopping. Rodney's sank down to sprawl out on his back, still laughing up to the sky, hands wrapped around the supports, cheeks flushed red. John drops down to his knees beside Rodney, leaning over him and resting a hand on Rodney's heaving chest.
Rodney cracks his eyes open after a moment, smiling huge and wide, his voice breathless from all the laughter when he says, "Hi there."
John just grins back, leaning down and pulling Rodney's head up off the hard metal of the merry-go-round. Rodney laughs softly against John's lips, just for a moment, before he lets go of the supports, holding onto John instead
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