lilyleia78: Close up of Tommy in sunglasses with Adam reflected in the lenses (PR: Adam/Tommy)
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Title: Better Safe than Sorry
Fandom: Power Rangers - MMPR
Pairing: Tommy/Adam
Rating: G
Prompt: STD awareness from [livejournal.com profile] 5trueloves(Adam Park)
Summary (Tommy) decided that maybe he and his best friend needed to have a private conversation about his boyfriend’s sudden aversion to his touch.
Note: A big thanks to [livejournal.com profile] megthelegendwho looked this over and told me to stop being such a tortured artist and get over myself. Okay, she actually just said it was funny and in character, but I got the hint. I've made lots of changes to the first few paragraphs since then. All glaring errors mistakes are wholly mine.

Better Safe than Sorry

Tommy took the stairs two at a time, cursing his tardiness. Jason was finally in town for the weekend, and Tommy hated to miss out on time with his best friend. There was really no excuse for letting himself lose track of time, especially when the two most important men in his life were waiting for him.

Tommy grinned to himself at the thought. When Jason had left, he’d thought that he’d never again have a friend like that, never again have someone understand him the way Jason instinctively did. He was both wrong and right. No one could ever replace Jase, but he’d found two new friends in Rocky and Aisha. And in Adam he’d found more than he’d ever hoped for himself.

This was the first time Jason had been home since the World Peace Summit had taken him away. He knew about Tommy and Adam’s relationship, all of their friends did, but there hadn’t been a lot of time for them to get to know each other before he left. Tommy really wanted them to get along. It would be very difficult for him if they didn’t. Oh, neither man would make demands or ask him to give up the other, but all three of them would be hurt in the end. Not that he could imagine anyone not adoring Adam on sight, but he could admit to himself that he was slightly biased.

When the White Ranger bounded into his room his eyes immediately fell on the Korean boy on his bed. He flashed his boyfriend a private smile before seeking out the room’s other occupant. Jason stood up from his spot at the desk to receive Tommy’s welcome home hug, wearing a warm grin. In his enthusiasm for seeing the two of them Tommy failed to notice that Adam’s smile was strained in his slightly pale.

“Hey! Sorry I’m late guys,” Tommy sat on the bed next to Adam and pressed a quick kiss to his cheek. Adam stood up abruptly at the contact.

“It’s okay. I was just leaving,” the Black Ranger muttered, not making eye contact with the room’s other occupants.

“But we were all supposed to hang out. Jason’s only here for a little while.” Tommy protested.

“I know. Sorry,” Adam apologized. “Rocky needs me…for that…thing…” he trailed off lamely. Tommy reached out and laced his fingers through Adam’s, but the Black Ranger stepped out of reach at the touch.

Now the tension in the room was enough for even Tommy to notice. He narrowed his eyes at Jason. His former leader shrugged and gave him an innocent look. Tommy wasn’t buying that for a second. He decided that maybe he and his best friend needed to have a private conversation about his boyfriend’s sudden aversion to his touch.

“Okay. You can catch up with us later.”

Tommy couldn’t miss the relieved and grateful look Adam sent his way. “Sure. I’ll ask Rocky if he wants to join us.”

Tommy wanted to protest, but it seemed unfair to exclude Adam’s best friend when Jason would be with them all weekend. “That sounds good,” he said instead. Adam stepped toward the door, but Tommy put a restraining arm on his elbow. Adam jerked his arm out of his grasp. Now Tommy was feeling a little hurt. He let the emotion color his next words.

“What no kiss goodbye?”

Apparently unable to resist, Adam dropped a chaste kiss to Tommy’s mouth. He shot a defiant look at Jason before hustling out of the room. When they were alone, Tommy looked at his best friend suspiciously. Jason was trying so hard to look blameless and oblivious that Tommy fully expected him start whistling.

“Out with it Scott,” Tommy demanded.

“What?” Jason was all wide-eyed innocence.

Tommy scoffed. “Who do you think you’re kidding? Best friend, remember?”

“I don’t know what you want from me.”

With exaggerated patience Tommy asked, “What happened here before I showed up?”

“Nothing! We were having a nice little talk.”

“Talk?” Tommy repeated doubtfully. “About what exactly?”

“Oh, this and that. Summit news, ranger news,” Jason checked to see if Tommy was satisfied with this answer. Tommy continued to look at him expectantly. “The dangers of unprotected sex…”

Tommy felt his jaw drop. He closed it and it fell open again. Aware that he must look like a fish Tommy closed his mouth and forced it to remain that way. When he felt he could form coherent words again he asked, “Dangers of unprotected sex?”

“You know, HIV, STDs, those sorts of things,” Jason explained casually.

“I know what the dangers of unprotected sex are. So does Adam. I can see why that would embarrass him, but it doesn’t really explain his behavior. He seemed…” Tommy looked around the room as though hoping to see the word he was searching for floating in the air.

“Scared?” Jason supplied helpfully.

“Terrified,” Tommy agreed. “So, try your explanation again Fearless Leader.”

“Hey, that’s your title now, I resigned.” Jason smiled hopefully, but Tommy was not going to be deterred. Jason continued reluctantly, “Well, I think maybe the pictures spooked Adam a bit.”

“Pictures.” Tommy repeated flatly.

“Well, yeah,” Jason explained defensively. “Visual aids make things more interesting. I didn’t want to bore the new man in your life with a straight-up lecture.”

“We both appreciate that.”

“Anytime.” The two men were silent for a few minutes.

“Jase?" Tommy said sweetly.

"Yes, Tommy?"

"Go get my boyfriend back.”

Now with a sequel!  Safety First

The complete list of my Stargate fiction can be found here.

Date: 2008-09-09 02:53 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megthelegend.livejournal.com
HEE! YOU POSTED IT!

I really dig this fic -- much fun. :) Well done you!

Date: 2008-09-10 01:48 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] megthelegend.livejournal.com
You're so sweet. :) My pleasure. Any time.

Date: 2008-09-09 04:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] aisho-ren.livejournal.com
Ha ha ha ha ha. Awesome.

Date: 2008-09-09 05:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rivulet027.livejournal.com
lol...can't write anything more too busy laughing.

Date: 2008-09-09 08:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] moonlite-n-rose.livejournal.com
That was great... poor Adam, and baaaaad Jason. LOL

Date: 2008-09-11 01:48 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m14mouse.livejournal.com
YAY! You're back. ^__^ I thought for a moment that the bunnies buried you or something. I do love this fic...I can so imagine Jason doing that. And Poor Adam. Anyway, great work!

Date: 2008-09-11 06:38 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] m14mouse.livejournal.com
LOL! I know how that is! My Tin Man bunny is still stalking me. XD

Uh huh....Jason isn't evil....I don't believe it. :P

Date: 2008-09-11 09:57 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serpentine85.livejournal.com
Aaaw - cute,lol!
Can well imagine the Adam shaped hole in the wall after that - bless his cotton socks. Bad Jason, BAD!

Date: 2008-09-11 04:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] serpentine85.livejournal.com
Now that I've calmed down from giggles at the thought of Adam going condom shopping -he'd be pink before he hit the cash register (hums mission impossible theme)- I can honestly say that's a great idea. A double treat with your unique brand of humor,lol.

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