The Rig

By Ainm


Rating: R

A/N: This really wasn't what I was expecting when I was trying to remember the ep titles while away from my computer today... it's one of those things that just sort of appear, you know? It's sort of a hunk of dialog pulled from the midst of a bigger encounter (and no, I have no plans to write the whole thing), just the part that has to do with "the rig." Hmm.


"So how long have you known?"

"Known what?"

"You know, known that I..."

"Was interested in my body in more than a research-oriented way?"


"Since the rig a few years ago, after I got out of the oil vat and that charming bitch had me drop my towel."

"Oh god."

"Your vitals were already up with the adrenaline from them catching us off guard, but they went even more crazy when I handed you the towel -- and if I wasn't sure, the fact that you kept checking out my package after that made it pretty clear. I thought it was very flattering -- even though I kept getting pushed into oil and handcuffed and generally making a mess of things, you still thought I was hot. Good for the ego."

"I didn't know."

"Didn't know what?"

"I didn't know I was doing that."

"What are you talking about?"

"I like women."

"I've noticed."

"I've never been attracted to men."

"Sure you have."

"No, I'm serious, I'm not gay, I'm not even bi, not really."

"You know, I'm not really one to call somebody on their repression, Sandburg, but that's... kind of amazing."


"Look, Chief, I'm not trying to upset you or anything, but you've been checking out guys the entire time I've known you."

"I have not!"

"You have. Maybe you didn't consciously admit it, but you've definitely been doing it."

"So you thought I liked men, and you thought I was attracted to you, and you didn't do anything about it?"

"You didn't seem inclined to pursue it, and I decided you were probably smart not to. Not good to sleep with the research subject and all that."

"Oh god."

"It's not that big a deal, Chief."

"My head is spinning."

"Well, I think that's a sure sign that we need to stop with the deep discussion for now, hmm? Time to get back to the next item on the agenda?"

"Next item?"

"You know, the part where, after the years-long build-up, you finally fuck me?"

"Oh god."

"C'mere, Chief."


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