I’m SO glad to finally have finished this!! I’m really not much of a writer so I’m quite proud that I actually wrote over 2600 words for this challenge! And some of it is even very nearly smut! *shocked* I feel like there’s hope for my Big Bang yet!
My prompt for this challenge was, surprise, surprise ;), John and Aeryn kissing (is it just me, or is this becoming a theme LOL). I chose various situations as the three linked things and the kisses in these moments as the 3 that are linked to those - actually, because I'm lazy and can't decide on these things, I let others choose them, so thanks go out to MG, Vdog, Marie and dizzy for helping me decide!
I really hope situations count as 'things'.
Also I love me some structure (without structure I couldn’t write at all), so there’s a pretty strict structure to the drabbles, which is:
First one: John’s POV
Second one: Aeryn’s POV
Third one: changing POV’s, first Aeryn then John
Oh and if you hang on till the end you'll get a little extra treat! 3 gifs and drabbles for ‘Fooling around’We’re both alive
“Have you finished your rounds?”
Yeah, way to go John, what a great conversation starter with the woman you love and nearly lost – actually lost and just got back.
He couldn’t even look at her. Maybe she still blamed him for what that Scorpy clone did, maybe she’d gone back to her old PK attitude of not showing any feelings, let alone love.
He decided to frell these questions and just say what he wanted to say.
“I love you!” there, now he put it out there and just had to hope that she wouldn’t grind his heart into a hamburger.
Still facing away, Aeryn said shakily but very surely: “I love you too.”
That was all the reassurance John needed to close the distance between them in less than two seconds, gently cupping her face in one hand, compelling her to turn towards him so that her face was close to his and then pressing his mouth to hers, hungrily, needing to reassure himself again that she was alive and here, with him.
At first the kiss was gentle, but he was too desperate to touch her, too needy. He fell to his knees, taking her down with him, running his hands through her wonderful hair, all the time never letting go of her mouth.
If the last few days had been hell, this was surely heaven. Frell work!
“No, no, we’ll be alright, just…”
‘It’s the mist, it’s just the mist! Don’t look at him, you have to do your work! This never was a problem before, you never felt this way with any of the man you recreated with! So it’s just the mist!’
But Aeryn knew she was lying to herself. This was not just the mist, it had been this way with John long before they got together on Talyn. There was something about him that was just too frelling irresistible. No, don’t think about it! And don’t look! Don’t… Frell!!!
“…as long as we stick together.”
The last words came out hastily, distracted, because she had just discovered how great John’s arms looked in that black T-Shirt. Not that his arms didn’t always look good, but this was just…
She couldn’t stop imagining how she would run her tongue all the way up his arm, kissing the hard muscles underneath this soft, delicious skin until she reached his neck all the while touching and feeling his skin and body…
John said something that sounded like “not too close” and she managed to respond with a very uncertain sounding “yes, yes I know, I…”
Sadly, at this point she wasn’t able to restrain herself any more, just grabbing part of his T-Shirt with her teeth and pulling it gently towards her, wanting him to respond and she didn’t get disappointed, as he leaned his forehead against hers, moving slowly. They gently danced around with their noses, a promise of so much more…
Frell work!! Perfect morning
Waking up in the arms of someone else was still very new to Aeryn. But before she could even start to think about it and maybe to feel uncomfortable, John woke up too and immediately slammed his fist on the bulkhead, making noises like he did the whole night before.
She couldn’t help but laugh and felt the urge to tease him a bit.
“You were louder than that, believe me!”
But the lightness she felt was swept away by his deep, hungry kiss that awoke her body immediately and she responded in kind. If this was how waking up next to someone you loved was like, she never wanted to sleep alone again.
This was what she would define as a perfect morning.
This was what he always dreamt of.
Well, maybe not that they were on a spaceship with an alien next door… But still. He was in bed with his dream girl and he had just woken up after a long night of making love, already hard and in the mood for more.
So he decided to give way to his funny side and slammed the bulkhead to rattle Rygel a little more, all the while making loud moaning noises. To his delight, he had discovered last night that Aeryn’s definition of funny pretty much matched his and now she had a big grin on her face, teasing him.
Yes, this was a perfect morning. 3 gifs and drabbles for ‘Desperate moments’It’s colder than a frog’s ass
Was this really it? After having survived all these near-death situations, freezing to death in a transport pod would be his end. Great.
But at least he wouldn’t die alone. He looked at Aeryn. Her eyes were wet and she looked very vulnerable. And beautiful. Mostly beautiful.
She looked at him like she saw him for the first time. And he couldn’t help thinking that he wanted to kiss her. Right here. Right now. They slowly moved to face each other and then nothing else mattered any more. The first kiss was still slow, testing, trying out. But that was not enough. Not nearly enough. So they grabbed each other and continued the kissing while feeling each other, trying to escape from this coldness and desperation.
John couldn’t think about anything else but to get rid of these damn EVA suits and just fuck her here and now. He allowed her to take command, to lay him down on the floor while she ripped her suit apart.
He didn’t take his eyes off of her, grabbing her hips, touching every bit of her body he could reach waiting for her to reveal more to him. To show him everything he had longed for for so long. He was hard already, ready for her to ride him right into oblivion.
This was the moment he had waited for all this time. Last Kiss
“I would have gone to Earth with you.”
Aeryn tried so hard not to cry, not to let his last memories be sad ones. She let him talk about all the things he did, thinking about all the wonderful times they had. Somehow knowing that he’ll die as a happy man, having accomplished all he set out to do didn’t make it better for her. It made it worse. But she didn’t say anything.
She arranged the sheet over him, nodded, stroked his cheek, all just to have something to do. To not just sit there and watch him die. While her heart slowly broke in two.
“And I’m here – with you”
She smiled faintly and leaned over for a kiss. She didn’t want to think about it, didn’t want to admit that she knew very well this would be their last kiss. The last chance to feel his lips on her own. She deepened the kiss, wanting to make this moment last forever. Wanting to keep his taste with her. The way he felt when their lips melted into each other.
It felt so right. She didn't want to stop. Just to stay here and live in this kiss forever. ‘Love you’ ‘Love you too’
Somehow, John always knew what to say, even when he probably just condemned all of them to die in this elevator. So she didn’t hesitate even a microt to answer him.
“Love you too”
And she really did. As he leaned into her kissing her passionately, she responded with all she had while the world exploded around them. She didn’t regret a thing. He was here. With her. Nothing in the universe, not the Scarrans, not the Peacekeepers, no amount of torture and pain could change that.
In this moment, when everything seemed to end around them, she was finally whole again.
He was full of regrets. Leaning closer to her, he knew he had to do this one thing right, the one thing that was true in his life while everything else had gone to hell in a handbasket. So he told her. He told her those two words he wanted to tell her every second of every day for the rest of his life.
When he kissed her, the regrets seemed to vanish, until he felt the shaking and rumbling all around them. He held her closer, wanting to let her know how much he meant what he said, that everything would be alright when they just had each other.
And somehow, the world seized to exist, the bomb, Scorpius, the Emperor, Grayza, everything faded away until there was just the two of them. 4 gifs and drabbles for ‘Happy together’
(you’ll get one extra for this one (also from John’s POV) because apparently I can’t count to three LOL)Hair
He enjoyed this. It was quite hard to explain, but in this strange universe, with all that had happened, exchanging insults with Aeryn was the one thing that really made everything else worthwhile.
Of course, insults really weren’t the only thing he wanted to exchange with her. While he was sitting there in his module, so close to her that he could touch her, smell her, feel her, his mind wandered off into dangerous regions. He tried to come up with another insult but the distraction got the better of him.
“I’m sorry, I’m sorry, what is that smell.”
This was better! Now he had an excuse to dig into the silky goodness of her hair. It was a wonderful feeling. He didn’t really listen to what she said next and could barely get a few strangled words out as a response. His pants seemed to tighten quite a bit.
But still, he managed to keep his head cool enough to continue in the light tone they established. And thankfully she made the first step. With a little smile on her face, she kissed him lightly on the mouth. It was a very short kiss, which immediately made him wish for so much more.
And she didn’t disappoint him. Passionately she threw her arms around his neck, pressing her mouth to his. He held her close, prepared for a long, slow kiss.
Finally these flying lessons paid off!It’s over
She wasn’t sure what to think, let alone what to say. He had dumped all of this on her, all his feelings, his motivation, his fears. She had been fully prepared to just disregard it as paranoia on his part, but then there was Scorpius’s voice.
So it was true. What did that mean for them? She tried to get it straight in her head while he looked at her intensely. And slowly it dawned on her: he still loved her. He still wanted her. All the time he rejected her it hadn’t been because he didn’t love her but because he feared to love her too much. Her first thought was how silly he was, but then, he was right. After everything that happened to him, he was right to fear, even to be paranoid.
So she did the one thing she could do.
“So it’s over?”
She asked it loudly while looking at him intensely, wanting him to understand that she was there for him. That she understood.
“There’s nothing more between us.”
He understood. He slowly broke into a happy smile, the first truly happy smile she had seen on him since the Skreeth attacked them on Earth.
When they kissed, it was a slow, generous kiss, both of them wanting to give the other comfort, to heal the wounds.
And for the first time in a long long while, they were both able to laugh again. Merry Christmas
They had reclaimed their spot in front of Pilot’s den. Here they were secure from anyone trying to listen in over the comms and with everyone else about to depart there was no one there to bust their little party.
At least that was how Aeryn had planned it. After a couple of weeks spent with a lot of sneaking around, exchanging kisses when no one looked and slowly rekindling their relationship she thought it was time to give him his Christmas presents.
She looked forward to his response and she wasn’t disappointed by it.
Seeing him happy again after all that had happened made every effort she made to win him back worthwhile.
She had bought him a TV. He couldn’t really believe it. While he was on Earth, trying his best to avoid her, acting like an idiot, she went out, probably with Olivia, and bought him a TV!
If he needed another sign that she was meaning business, this would surely be it. So he decided to screw it.
“Okay, tell ‘em we’re not coming. We’re gonna stay, we’ll watch TV, we’ll eat popcorn, we’ll act like normal people.”
Sadly, Pilot played the party pooper, and because they both knew their responsibilities they prepared to get up. But he couldn’t let her go without a kiss, without letting her know how much he appreciated that she had been willing to save their relationship even when it must have been hard for her at times.
So they shared a final goodbye kiss, a promise to get together again as soon as possible. We are having a BABY!!!
I really couldn’t do one gif of all the moments I love in this scene in any conceivable way, so you’ll get three. Hope you don’t mind ;)!
“Hope it doesn’t change anything.”
She looked at him so innocently, so hopeful. So scared. He couldn’t find any words at first, couldn’t even look at her. So he fumbled around a little and then, just before his feelings got the better of him, he managed to press out a struggled: “Well, it changes everything.”
And now he couldn’t sit still any more. He HAD to do something to let everything he was feeling right now out. He wanted to run around, shouting, telling everyone, rubbing it in: John Crichton was going to be a father! HELL YEAH!!
But being in a tiny rowboat the only thing he could do right now was to stand up, throw his arms up and shout it to the heavens.
“We’re gonna have a BABY!! YEAH!! FRELL you!!!” He flipped the Universe off in a spontaneous gesture. “We are gonna have A BABY!!!”
He wished he could scream even louder, this seemed so inadequate to express what he felt right now.
“WE’RE HAVING A BABY!!!”
He sat down again only because Aeryn seemed to be worried. She asked him if he was happy. How could she ask him that? This was the happiest moment of his life, the happiest he felt for the last four years. Finally everything seemed to make sense, his life, everything he had had to endure. There would be a little Crichton! HIS child!
When Aeryn asked him what his question was, he was confused for a second, but then got to one knee and did what he had wanted to do pretty much ever since he met her.
“Will you marry me?”
She seemed to be surprised, startled, but happy and she nodded with tears in her eyes, before saying yes. The kiss they shared afterwards was a promise. A promise to stay together and to do anything to keep they’re little family from harm.
And now, as promised, a little extra treat: 3 gifs and drabbles (all from John’s POV) for ‘Imaginary kisses’Kissing the bride
The only thing John could do was standing there, staring into the air, rubbing his dirty hands with the wormhole equations written all over them.
In his mind he was living out his dream.
There were candles. Lots and lots of candles. The room was dark, but not too dark. Comfortable. Nice.
And there by his side was Aeryn. She looked fantastic in her wedding dress. And she was his. She seemed shy but he was determined to make this the best day of her life.
The music played, it didn’t matter what, but it was a slow piece. And they danced. He held her in his arms, the one place where she belonged, where she had always belonged.
They were in harmony with every step, getting lost in each other, completing each other. They laughed and he felt like drowning when he looked deeply into her eyes. This was how he had always imagined it.
The kiss came natural, a continuation of the dance. They held each other even more tightly and deepened the kiss. Even though it was gentle, it felt like so much more, like a beginning of something big and wonderful.
It felt like he finally found the right place. He was finally home. Something’s wrong
“Nothing else matters, I just want to be with you.”
Hearing her say these words, words he had wanted to hear for so long, should have made him feel happy. Overjoyed. But somehow it didn’t. It felt wrong. Cold. As if she didn’t know what she was saying, just reciting the words she thought he wanted to hear.
This was not right. No matter how much Scorpy might have frelled with her, Aeryn would never just leave the others. Not anymore.
And when she approached him for a short kiss, that feeling deepened. The kiss felt wrong, cold and meaningless. As if she wasn’t really feeling it, just going through the motions somehow. Even her eyes were empty. There was nothing there anymore, the spark he loved so much was gone. Again, this could have been due to Scorpy’s influence on her but for some reason he didn’t believe that.
The real Aeryn would have found a way to fight Scorpius, or at least to give him a sign as to what was going on, a real sign, not this attempted rescue that felt awfully like a trick.
No, he was sure that something was very wrong here. And he was tired of these games everyone seemed to feel free to play with him. Kissing the Princess
Alright. He gave up. This was it. If they wanted him to kiss the Princess in this wacky, frelled up game, then sure, he would kiss the Princess. Why not? He had killed that Crais-Ogre-contraption for frell’s sake, now the least they owed him was a good snog.
And she did look like Aeryn, just a little blonder and a lot dumber. Actually, even though he really didn’t want to go there, this kinda worked for him. Okay, no point thinking about that... He probably needed a lot of therapy after this. But first he wanted to finish it.
He threw his sword on the bed, took her in his arms, whirled her around in a truly knightly, manly fashion and kissed her passionately, letting all the frustration and anger he felt since the real Aeryn had returned to Moya with Scorpius flow out of him and into the kiss. It felt like the real Aeryn. Much more real than the Aeryn on the fake Moya earlier.
He didn’t even want to let go, but he knew he had to, if he ever wanted to get out of here. So he threw her back onto the bed with a little more force than would have been necessary, tired of this game and the ones playing it.
And for the first time since Chiana forced him into here, he felt good. Accomplished.
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