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Rodney was wet. Having twins was exhausting. He almost couldn't mentally calculate prime numbers, that's how tired he was. It didn't help that one of them hated baths to the point of running away and hiding (thus giving his panicked father a heart attack when he realized he couldn't find him), and the other one loved them to the point of not wanting to leave the bath (thus requiring that her father come in and get her, soaking himself almost completely in the process).

He had no idea how their mother had done this for the previous four years. Maybe the fact that they'd incubated inside of her had given her some sort of edge that he didn't have. It hardly mattered at the moment. They'd been bathed and now they were asleep after having been read to (they were going through the Dr. Seuss books. He'd read Red Fish Blue Fish last night and they'd gotten four pages into Oh The Places You'll Go before they had started to drop off).

He was sitting on the floor by the small couch, resting his head against the arm of the couch, not caring about his wet clothes. He closed his eyes for a moment, enjoying the stillness.

Which of course is the exact moment that his earpiece beeped at him.

Date: 2009-04-17 06:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
Sheppard was still getting used to McKay's new scheduling, and he really hoped he wasn't calling during something important.

"McKay, you there?"

Date: 2009-04-18 01:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
All Rodney could do was groan.


Date: 2009-04-18 01:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"You got a minute? We need a finalization on these calculations. Zalenka refuses to go ahead with it until he has your approval. ...You okay? You sound sick."

Date: 2009-04-18 01:18 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Um...could you bring them here? I don't think I can move."

Date: 2009-04-18 01:22 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Um....sure? I'll be right there. Sheppard out."

He collected the tablet with the information and headed to McKay's quarters. He knocked softly on the door when he arrived.

Date: 2009-04-18 01:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Come in," Rodney groaned, he didn't move from his spot. He knew that eventually he'd have to get out of the wet clothing but he'd get to that in a moment.

Date: 2009-04-18 01:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
He walked in and looked around, not seeing McKay. And then he saw him sitting on the floor.

"You look like crap," he said quietly, assuming by the lack of two child-like growths suddenly springing from his legs that the kids were asleep.

Date: 2009-04-18 01:56 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Bathtime was an ordeal, Moira has to be removed before she grows gills and Aaron...well you saw him naked and screaming down the hall." Rodney said tiredly. " He really hates baths."

"You needed me to look at something?"

Date: 2009-04-18 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"I'll talk to him," he promised, handing McKay the tablet. "I can put you down for personal leave, if you want? Give you a little less to think about while you get used to the kids?"

Date: 2009-04-18 02:19 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Um that actually sounds rather good, just for a short while...I need to get accustomed and...find some help." Rodney rubbed a hand over his face tiredly.

He looked at the tablet for a moment, "It looks okay, but I would double check my math, just because."

Date: 2009-04-18 11:23 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile]
"Consider yourself on leave, then," he replied kindly. "And don't worry about the calculations. You can swing by tomorrow when you get a chance and berate the others for their shoddy work."


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