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Rodney McKay, many would agree, was not a very nice man. It was not that he intended to be harmful or rude to anyone, or that he meant to send new students scurrying away in tears, Rodney was just blunt - and perhaps a bit dense socially. And he didn't tolerate failure.

**10/22/09: New Version posted: The Personal Remix. The New Version is a highly edited form of this story, and should be read in place of this story. This version will remain only for those who prefer the older style, and will not be further edited.

Categories: Bitextual, Ship Pairings > Beckett/Other, Slash Pairings > McKay/Sheppard
Characters: John Sheppard, Rodney McKay
Genres: AU - Alternate Universe, Pre-relationship, Pre-slash
Warnings: None
Challenges: None
Series: Running With the Moon
Chapters: 1; Completed: Yes
Word count: 19061
Published: 15 Sep 2007 Updated: 23 Oct 2009
Story Notes:Title comes from a song by Avril Lavigne, "Keep Holding On". This song is most definitely recommended listening material while reading.

1. Chapter 1 by shinchansgirl [ - ] (19061 words)
EDITED: April 25th.
Published: 15 Sep 2007 Updated: 26 Apr 2008