blue flamingos

5 secrets Lorne and Zelenka share

Fandom: Stargate Atlantis

Category/Rated: Mild slash, G

Year/Length: 2009/ ~435 words

Pairing: Lorne/Zelenka

Disclaimer: No, I don't own them, for which I should think they're profoundly grateful.

Author's Notes: ficlet for [info]sg1_five_things

Feedback: Yes please. Even if it's bad. Especially if it's bad.



Down at the base of tower seven, where no-one goes any more, there are three stasis pods. All still switched on, all still working, all occupied, though the people in them are dead. Zelenka found them when he was following an entry in the Ancient database about spare crystals, which turned out to be wrong, and Lorne just seemed like the best person to tell.

No-one else knows about the three pods, and no-one else ever will. Or, they hope no-one else ever will, because the dead occupants of the pods of Sheppard, McKay and Woolsey, and the legends above them say they were activated in 2011.

2 & 3.

Corporal Green makes the best chocolate muffins anyone in Atlantis has ever tasted, everyone agrees on that. He makes twenty, once a week, and if you're not up early enough, you don't get.

Corporal Green also sleeps with Dr Finch and Corporal Martin. Only two people other than Corporal Green know about this, and neither of them are Dr Finch or Corporal Martin. For Corporal Green, it's a cheap secret: they're also the only two people other than Corporal Green who know he actually makes twenty-two muffins, once a week.


Dr Shriver didn't go back to Earth because his mom got sick, like he told everyone else, and Lorne and Zelenka weren't there when he left to wish him well. Dr Shriver went back to Earth because Lorne caught him typing up a report about how he thought he'd seen Mitchell and Sheppard in a compromising position last time SG-1 visited Atlantis, and Lorne and Zelenka were there to make sure he left without saying anything, insurance in the form of Zelenka's promise to wreck his career if he ever set foot in the SGC again, or breathed one word about Mitchell or Sheppard.


The life-signs detector in the control room isn't infallible and it isn't unhackable, whatever Rodney says about it. Zelenka's always said he had better programming skills; he wishes sometimes that he could wave the evidence of this in Rodney's face. Of course, that would sort of defeat the point of creating the hack in the first place. He knows one day it's going to come back and bite him and Lorne, one day when they need Lorne and he isn't in his quarters like he's supposed to be, or when they need Zelenka and he's not to be found. They don't care. Well, they care, but they're doing it anyway, one tiny, scratched out bit of normality and safety from everything else that they've given up to Atlantis.

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