The Garage

Dec. 27th, 2009 10:34 pm
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[identity profile] berlinghoff79.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] sgaconstruction
John grabbed his coffee and headed out to the garage.

It was a large single-storey built at the side of the house and could hold three cars easily. When they’d been house-hunting, Rodney had been adamant that they’d need the space - and had then promptly never parked his car in it once they’d moved in, preferring instead to leave it next to John’s truck out on the driveway. John did use it for his bike though, or the ‘turbo-charged machine of death’ as Rodney liked to call it while shrieking like a little girl as he clung onto John’s waist as they zipped along the highway. Even with the bike though, and the pile of boxes in the back that they’d never quite got around to unpacking, there was still plenty of room for his workshop.

Okay, so workshop was kind of a grand name for the space in one corner that John used for goofing around with pieces of wood, but he liked to hear Rodney splutter every time he called it that. It wasn’t like he was ever going to be a master craftsman, but he liked the smell of fresh cut lumber and sawdust, and using his hands to build something. It felt good.

He’d set up a long workbench – at just the right height to slide a fridge under - and had a few tools hanging from hooks on the back wall. There was nothing fancy - some saws, chisels, and planes – just the basics that he’d picked up at a yard sale not long after they’ve moved into the neighbourhood. The tools were old and worn, but they’d been looked after, and John liked the idea that he was giving them a new lease of life.

He put his coffee on the bench and smiled. Maybe it was a little like him and Rodney and their new life together.

He turned on the iPod docked in the corner, and Johnny Cash’s gravelled voice filled the room.

John ran his fingers over the smooth grain of his latest project and reached for the pot of wood stain, whistling happily. One last coat and Rodney’s bookcase would be done.


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Author: [livejournal.com profile] bluespirit_star
Artist: [livejournal.com profile] berlinghoff79


Where to next?

Entry Hall
The Garden
2nd Floor

Date: 2010-01-02 01:49 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chkc.livejournal.com
Fic: Heee! Oh Rodney! Turbo-charged machine of death! It didn't stop Rodney from riding with John, though. :D

Art: Omg, you drew John's motorcycle! I can appreciate just how difficult it is to draw. *admires* I also love the little details, such as the sideways "up" box, and the shavings on the garage floor.

Date: 2010-01-04 05:21 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you. :-)
B79 has totally made the scene come to life, & I can see Rodney holding on for grim death as they zoom along in the sunshine. Hee!

Date: 2010-01-02 02:06 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] calcitrix.livejournal.com
I love the thought of Rodney clutching John on that motorcycle, because I can imagine just how fast John would be driving! Love that John's making things for Rodney :) Mmmm...pretty bike! I can not draw mechanical things or straight lines, so wow. Hee--the Pegasus symbol is awesome, as is the sticker on the fridge.

Date: 2010-01-04 05:23 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you! :-)
Yeah, I liked the idea of John building something for Rodney - probably for in his study.

B79's illo is amazing, isn't it?

Date: 2010-01-02 01:34 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Oh, [livejournal.com profile] berlinghoff79! I adore your illustration - you've completely brought it to life. It's perfect, thank you!
I love all the little details, & the bike is awesome. Yay!

Edited Date: 2010-01-02 01:35 pm (UTC)

Date: 2010-01-04 05:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you for organising this lovely celebration of our boys & for making the garage totally come to life (the bike is incredible!) I love it - & yay for the 'I went to Pegasus' sticker! LOL

Date: 2010-01-02 02:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fanarts-series.livejournal.com
rooo i love the details, the gentle mess, the box and the impressive motocycle.

Date: 2010-01-03 05:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fawkesielady-ed.livejournal.com
Eeeeeeee! yay! love the story! Love the details! And YAY for Johnny Cash!!

The picture! Perfect!! Love the box with the up arrow pointing to the side! and the bumper sticker. "I went to Pegasus and all...." couldn't read the rest.

YAY! Great job both of you!

Date: 2010-01-04 05:24 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you!
Yeah, I thought John would listen to a little music as he worked on his projects. :-)

B79's illo is fantasic!

Date: 2010-01-03 08:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] antares04a.livejournal.com
The illustration and the story are very lovely. I can imagine John working in the garage - and coming up with a bookcase for Rodney! How cute!

Date: 2010-01-04 05:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you! :-)

Date: 2010-01-03 11:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gottalovev.livejournal.com
i love how content John is in this. lovely atmosphere that is so perfectly rendered in the art (I love the bike!)

Date: 2010-01-04 05:26 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] bluespirit-star.livejournal.com
Thank you. I wanted to try & show how content John is in his new life with Rodney.

Isn't the art amazing?

Date: 2010-01-06 12:40 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] adafrog.livejournal.com
Great, thanks.

Date: 2010-01-06 02:10 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] theeverdream.livejournal.com
I love the wood shavings on the floor and the wrong way up box!

Glee!!

Date: 2010-01-12 09:43 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] melagan.livejournal.com
Hee This is marvelous! Right down to the little fridge "notes".
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