Title:  Pot of Gold

Author:  Angelee

Fandom: Stargate Atlantis

Pairing: John/Rodney

Rating: Hmm, R?

Note. Lady Q’s St. Patrick’s Day Challenge# 3.Write a story where your character goes in hunt of the mysterious pot of gold.
Summary: Is there a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?
Beta:  By my sister Anna.  All remaining errors are mine-with apologies.
Pot of Gold
“I tell you there is no such thing.”
John turned to Rodney who was begrudgingly trudging through the forest with him. He gave the scientist a small smile.  “Oh, ye of little faith.  We are in the Pegasus Galaxy.  All things here are possible.”
Rodney rolled his eyes.  “Oh, please-that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard.  There is no pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.  That just a dumb myth.”
John stopped to help him over a rough patch of ground.  Breathing in the cool fresh air.  It was clean and crisp, having just rained.  It really was beautiful.
“Hmm, wasn’t Atlantis suppose to be just a myth too.”
That stopped Rodney in his tracks.  “Oh, you’re right.  There could maybe be a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow? Huh,  he asked with a hint of wonder.
John smiled, nodding.  Rodney could be so trusting and naïve at times.  Willing to believe quickly, kind of with the innocence of the very young.  He trusted to quickly.
John knew that Rodney had been hurt before by people who truly didn’t understand him.  Rodney was curious about everything.  Losing himself instantly in whatever caught his eye or interest.
When John had gone to him offering him love.  Rodney had tilted his head to the side and looked at him curiously.  Uncertain as to what John was offering exactly. 
The pilot had gently cupped Rodney’s face in his hands and kissed him.  Putting all his hopes and dreams and wants in that one kissing.  Hoping that Rodney wouldn’t push him away.
Rodney hadn’t.  Going after his lips with the desperation of someone who had very little love in his life.  
John had pulled him close feeding his hunger with desperation of his own.  He wanted Rodney more than he had ever wanted anyone in his life. 
They had been together ever since.  John growing more in love with Rodney as the days went on.
Loving his sarcastic humor.  His biting wit and above all his curiosity about everything and anything.  And how that curiosity seemed to catch everyone around him.  Bringing them into the wonder that was Rodney.
John pulled Rodney to him.  “I love you, scienceboy.”
Rodney snorted into his neck slightly, making him shiver.  “You just like the fact that I’m an easy lay.”
John chuckled.  “That too.”
“Were you ever interested in guys before me?”
John ran his hands over Rodney’s back.  “Nope.”
“So it was me that turned you gay?”
“No, I’ve always been a happy sort of fellow.”
Rodney gave a tiny giggle.  “Dumb ass.  John?”
John kissed the top of Rodney’s head.  “Yeah, sweetheart?”
Rodney raised his head, giving John a strange look.  “Sweetheart?”
John smiled at him.  “You are.  You are my sweet and you belong in my heart.”
“I’m not sweet.”
“Well at times you can be a bit of a sour apple,” John agreed.  “But you are my heart and I love you very much.”
“Yeah?”  Rodney asked, a tiny smile on his lips.
“I love you too.  Just don’t go spreading that around.  If you do.  I’ll deny it.”
“You have my word.”
Rodney nuzzled his face into the open collar of his shirt. “So do you think we’ll find this mythical pot of gold at the end of the rainbow?”
“What do you think?”
Rodney took his hand in his.  “I think we’ve got a shot at it.  But know one thing.”
John tangled his finger with Rodney’s.  “What’s that?”
“If an angry leprechaun comes after us I’m hiding in back of you.”
John chuckled as they started walking through the forest once again.  “No worries. I’ll protect you.”