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20 December 2009 @ 08:57 pm
Highlander/Stargate SG-1 ficlet 1/1  
Title:A Beginning
Author:idontlikegravy
Character(s)/pairings: Richie Ryan, Sam Carter
Fandom and/or Prompt: Highlander/Stargate SG1; Richie, Sam; bikes for jolinar_rosha
Words:453
Rating: G
Disclaimer: Not mine, never was, never will be.

Written for Day Twenty of consci_fan_mo and as part of the fanfic meme

A Beginning

Sam had her eye on the Ducati for months. Every day on her way into the base she saw it sitting on the lot of a local car dealership. Obviously he’d taken it in trade and didn’t know what he had on his hands – it was a bargain. And yet nobody else had bought it. Sam decided that if it was still on the lot on her next day off she would buy it.

She pulled into the lot and her heart beat a little faster when she saw the Ducati was still there. This was it, she was really going to buy it. She parked her SUV and got out before casually heading toward the bike, not wishing to seem too eager. Despite her feigned nonchalance, Sam couldn’t help but lovingly lay a hand on the tank once she drew close enough to the machine in question.

“She’s a real beaut, isn’t she?” said a voice behind her, making Sam start. She turned around and saw a young, blonde man wearing jeans and a leather jacket zipped up against the cold. He was cute, it was a shame he was so young. Sam smiled and looked back at the bike appreciatively.

“That it is,” she said.

“You want her?” the man asked and although she knew it was the worst thing she could do, Sam nodded eagerly. She looked quickly at the man to gauge his reaction and was surprised to see he was grinning. She threw him a questioning look. “Far be it for me to stand between a beautiful woman and a beautiful bike.”

Understanding dawned on Sam as she realised the man was a customer not a salesman. She flushed a little, embarrassed at her mistake and was glad that it was so cold, hopefully her cheeks were already red enough that it wouldn’t show.

“I’ve been looking at her for a while,” Sam explained. The man held his hand up to stop her continuing.

“Say no more, I can tell love when I see it,” he said with a grin. “Just promise me one thing.”

“What’s that?” Sam asked warily.

“One drink,” he replied, indicating a bar across the road. “I’ve lost the bike, at least let me have a shot at the woman.”

Sam would normally be indignant, but the guy flashed such a disarming smile that she was instead charmed. She laughed and nodded.

“Okay, but only one. Let me pay for the bike first though, okay?”

The man nodded and stepped back, waving one arm in the direction of the lot’s office to allow Sam to pass. As she did, he fell into step beside her.

“By the way, my name’s Richie,” he said and held out his hand. Sam took it and smiled.

“Sam.”

“So, Sam, what do people do for fun around here?”
 
 
 
Rhi: sam behind blue eyesvipersweb on December 20th, 2009 09:04 pm (UTC)
awesome! I love how you brought out Sam's love of motorcycles, something that is often forgotten. :)
But, I don't want to be a pie,: stargateidontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I must confess, I needed a gentle reminder too :)
Black Rookgrachonok on December 20th, 2009 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh, Richie is being chivalrous:). Cute piece, and Sam might be surprised:).
But, I don't want to be a pie,: stargateidontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:34 pm (UTC)
LOL

She just might. In fact, so might Richie. *g*
The other Weird Al: Ace - timebike from Lungbarrow Artaeron_lanart on December 20th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Awww Richie. All that Boy-Scoutishness has been a bad influence. Lovely little fic.

And you can pretend that's Sam on the bike in my icon...
But, I don't want to be a pie,: richie smileidontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
LOL

Thank you hon. :)

That reminds me, must go read your new 4 fics ASAP.
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on December 20th, 2009 09:54 pm (UTC)
Awww.... adding to memories.
But, I don't want to be a pie,: richie smileidontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
:) Thank you!
I will call her George: Richie Smilestrangevisitor7 on December 20th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
LOVE IT!!!
But, I don't want to be a pie,: pleased hamsteridontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
:)
jolinar_rosha: hallowed are the Orijolinar_rosha on December 21st, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
YAY! heehee, this has made my whole week, probably. Wonderful thing to read on a Monday morning! Absolutely *loved* it!

Also, the line about the beautiful bike and the beautiful woman? Made me laugh. Yep. Ah, Richie... :-P

Though if Sam and Richie actually became friends over their love for bikes, both Duncan and Jack would probably have a coronary... :-P
But, I don't want to be a pie,: stargateidontlikegravy on December 21st, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
*snorfle*

I have a horrible feeling you might have spawned a series here, because this was great fun to write and I don't want to leave it there. *headdesk*

Thanks for the prompt, I'm really pleased you like it. :)
jolinar_rosha: kirk loljolinar_rosha on December 21st, 2009 10:54 pm (UTC)
a series?
*puppy-dog eyes*
Yes please!
(I've ruined you, haven't I? hee...)
bugeyedmonsterbugeyedmonster on January 1st, 2010 11:34 pm (UTC)
Had another thought on this... Richie might be the perfect guy for Sam. Have you ever noticed that any guy she gets interested in usually ends up dead. (I think Pete was the only exception.) Richie would be harder to kill. Imagine if a Gou'ald or Ori tried to fry Richie. Or a Wraith tried to feed on Richie.

Hmmm... What would happen if a Wraith fed of Richie? Would the Wraith explode? Or would Richie be like an all you can eat buffet?