Major Evan Lorne stood in the control room unnoticed by SGA-1 who had just returned through the gate from a mission. He stood quietly to the side and watched as the man sharing his bed was once again being flirted with by his CO. He knew when he got involved with Ronon that he was close to Sheppard, but damn it Evan wanted to be the one making the big man smile and laugh from a whispered comment. Then to his surprise he watch as Col. John Sheppard place a soft kiss on Ronon's lips, and he did not even try to stop him.
He could not do this anymore, he couldn't handle the two of them and their shared laughs, tender moments, and games of grab ass with each other. He turned and headed to his quarters with tears in his eyes. Chuck had seen the Major standing there and the look on his face as he left. He knew what the man was thinking and hoped he was wrong.
Evan had packed a few things quickly knowing the post-mission exam wouldn't take long, he just needed time to think before being faced with the man who had his heart and not just a peace of it, his whole heart. He was getting his shaving kit from the bathroom when he heard the door open and close. He took a few calming breaths then stepped into the main room.
"Going somewhere?" Ronon asked, confused.
"Just need some time to think. I will be in a room down the hall." He did not go on, just put his things in his bag and walked to the door.
"Evan. What the hell is going on here? Did I do something wrong?"
Evan couldn't stop himself anymore; he turned around to face the man breaking his heart, tears and anger in his eyes. "You want to know what's going on? Fine, I will tell you. I was in the control room when you got back, I saw the kiss, and I broke. I can't live like this anymore, you and John playing grab ass with each other all the time, the whispered comments, the little touches only I notice. Why are you always with him?" Evan took a deep breath and waited on Ronon to say something, anything, but he didn't. "I love you," Evan whispered as he walked past his lover. With a broken heart he walked away from the man he had spent the last year with.
He avoided John at all cost, he knew Ronon had told him what happened because Teyla told him so. Not wanting to be rude, he made an excuse to quickly get away from her.
A few days after he left their shared quarters, Evan was eating lunch in the mess with his team. It was the first time in days they had seen him eat, let alone smile, but he was. John walked in with Ronon and Rodney and they asked to join them as it was the only place to sit. Evan watch as the three men talked, laughing and having fun. He ached to touch the man he loved. He excused himself and left, Lt. Cadman following him. She talked him into going for a run in an hour, she said it would be good for him.
As the two ran together they talked about what was going on in their lives and their missions. When they heard soft voices they stopped. Evan recognized the voices instantly, it was John and Ronon. They were leaning against the rail with their backs to them. "He just walked out again."
"Well, we can go back to my room, have a few drinks, then I can have my way with you," John said wiggling his hips.
"Oh yeah." Ronon quirked an eyebrow at Sheppard as he smiled at him.
Both men jumped when they heard the soft gasp behind them. They turned to see Evan and Laura staring at them. Evan took a step closer. Not caring if anyone else was around, he yelled, "Are you fucking him?" Both men stood there so he went on. "Answer me. Are you fucking each other? Maybe just exchanging blow jobs? What the hell is going on between you two? I think I deserve to know. I love you, Ronon, so much it hurts, and you can't even look at me or answer me. This is why I moved out, this constant flirting, everyone here thinks you two are fucking behind my back. Maybe I was just too blinded by friendship, and love, to see it." He tried to hold the tears back but they had started to slowly fall down his face, and as he walked away the people still standing there heard the heartbroken sob.
As both men moved to go after him Laura stopped them dead. "Leave him alone, I will go later and check on him. But right now you two need to stay the hell away from him."
Later that night Evan went to his favorite spot to hide from the world, to clear his head. He knew team Sheppard had a mission early the next morning, so he waited until he knew they would be in the gate room and went back to his shared room. He crawled into bed where it still smelled like Ronon, and he drifted off to sleep.
Three days later he stood in the gate room and welcomed them home. They had been surprised to see him there, and as they walked up the stairs they heard the gate activate. They turned around, and for the first time saw Evan's bag. He looked at John and said "You are the best CO I know, Sir, don't ever change." He met Ronon's gaze next. "I love you, baby, just not enough, I guess." Both men stood there frozen, as they watched the best man either had ever known turn and walk through the gate.
John turned to Sam who stood in the control room, tears streaming down her face and started yelling. "Where the hell did he just go, Sam, and why did it sound as if he's never coming back?"
Ronon slumped to the floor as she responded. "He went back to Earth. He was given my old spot on SG-1. He's not coming back." She turned and went back into her office.
'What the hell was going on? Was everyone losing their minds?' John thought to himself. But he knew the man he had been in love with, the man he watched fall in love with Ronon, had just walked out of their lives.
Summary: Ronon does not stop a certain Col. from flirting with him, and Lorne has had enough and final breaks.