"Jennifer it is good to see you out of your quarters." Teyla said as Jennifer took a seat at their table.
"Thanks." Jennifer replied as Rodney leaned towards her and said.
"You need to be careful round Sheppard he is acting really strangely today."
"I'll keep an eye on him." Jennifer said as she subtly nodded at John.
"Keeping your distance may be advisable."
"Rodney can you come with me?" John asked, looking far from impressed.
"Do I have a choice?"
"No. But it won't take long."
"Fine." McKay agreed before looking at the others and saying. "If I don't return it is because he did something to me."
As soon as Sheppard and McKay were out of sight Ronon asked.
"Is he the someone else?" His question almost causing Jennifer to choke on her coffee.
"No, Sheppard." Ronon said as Lorne approached.
"Hey doc." He greeted before Jennifer could answer Ronon. "Where were you this morning? I was getting worried."
"I was out." Jennifer said cautiously.
"Out? Out where?" Lorne probed.
"Depends when exactly you are asking about." Jennifer said, aware that both Ronon and Lorne were staring at her intently.
"Well how about we start with when I left you and Colonel Sheppard alone and go up until now."
"We talked, we played golf."
"Golf?" Ronon asked. "Sorry." He added causing Jennifer to grin.
"And did you like the 'golf'?" Lorne asked.
"It was fun." Jennifer confirmed.
"Fun?" Lorne asked doubtfully. "Ok, so you played golf then what?"
"Then I slept." Jennifer said, hoping she was not blushing as much as she thought she was.
"Alone?" Ronon chipped in causing Teyla to kick him.
"Jennifer, if you are up to it would you ming looking at Torren?" Teyla asked, trying to rescue her friend.
"Now?" Jennifer asked hopefully.
"If that is ok."
"Definitely." Jennifer said springing up. Leaving the two men planning other ways to find out what was happening between her and John.
Leading Rodney onto a quiet balcony John looked at his friend and said.
"Rodney there is something I need to tell you." From his tone Rodney knew it was serious and asked.
"Did you destroy my r/c car?"
"No." Sheppard said, momentarily surprised by the question.
"Did you let Zelenka into my model train room?"
"Did you damage my Batman comic that I lent you?"
"No. Wait. What Batman comic?"
"The one where Robin dies, well the second Robin."
"I gave that back ages ago." Sheppard protested before getting the conversation back on track. "Rodney I have not endangered or damaged any of your toys, gadgets or comics so will you please listen to me?"
"Ok." McKay conceded.
"I'm seeing someone." John said.
"Ok." Rodney replied, unsure why he was being told in secret. "I'm happy for you." He added feeling like he should say something else.
"Yeah, well the thing is the person I'm seeing is Jennifer." John explained. For a moment there was silence as McKay processed the information.
"As in Keller?"
"Look Rodney, I know you had feelings for her and I'm sorry."
"It's ok." Rodney said, his voice sounding the opposite of his statement. John stood unsure of what else to say, but it wasn't long before Rodney spoke again.
"That's good." McKay said falling silent again.
"You ok?" John asked, feeling he should speak.
"No. I mean my best friend went behind my back and started dating someone I thought I had a chance with."
"If there is anything I can do." John offered.
"Well there is that lab in the East pier you banned me from." McKay said hopefully.
An hour later John entered his quarters to find Jennifer sleeping on his bed. Confused about how she got in he sat on the bed next to her and checked she was ok. The movement waking the young doctor from her slumber.
"Hey." She said groggily.
"Hey, sorry I didn't mean to wake you."
"Well I didn't mean to fall to sleep." Jennifer said sitting up. "What time is it?"
"Nearly lunch. Keep this up and you'll spend the same percentage of your time awake eating as Ronon and Rodney." John said. On hearing Rodney's name Jennifer asked.
"How'd it go with Rodney?"
"Well I think he's going to try to guilt me into giving him unrestricted access to all the Ancient labs. But he'll be ok. Whether or not the city remains ok is another thing entirely, but that is a problem for another day." He said brushing a strand of Jennifer's hair off her face and tucking it behind her ear.
"Poor Woolsey." Jennifer said.
"I was thinking poor me, but we can go with Woolsey if you want." John said. "Not that I'm not happy to see you, but how did you get in here?"
"Medical override." Jennifer said looking sheepish. "Do you mind?"
"Nope, I'm just surprised you didn't go to your room."
"I thought Evan might be there."
"Why are you avoiding Lorne?" Sheppard asked concerned.
"He and Ronon kinda guessed where I was last night and I didn't want to give him another chance to interrogate me." Jennifer confessed.
"Remember if he bugs you I can give him all my paperwork as punishment." John said.
"You already do." Jennifer pointed out.
"True, but it'll give me a good reason to do it." John said before asking. "So you want to try your hand at golf again?"
"Although golf was better than I expected, I was thinking of continuing what happened after golf."
"After golf?" John asked. "I might need a reminder."
"How about a reenactment?" Jennifer asked as she kissed John.
"That could work." John said as he pushed Jennifer back down onto the bed.
- The End.
A/N: Thanks to everyone for reading and reviewing.