by LauraJo

"Home, sweet home."

"We're still on the freeway."

"Yes.  The freeway."

"You don't want to save your enthusiasm for when we're actually, you know, home?"

Jack turned to look in Sam's direction.  "Oh no, right now this road is good enough for me.  Good old American road."

"In that case, how about you keep your eyes on it?"

"Tell me why we're driving together again?"

Jack's comment drew the opposite of the desired effect, as Sam's good humour made a run for the nearest exit.  "You know, maybe we shouldn't."

"Because I'm looking at you?"

Sam just stopped herself from rolling her eyes.  "No.  We really can't make a habit of this."

"We're doing it once.  Anyway, your car's broken down."

Sam had to laugh.  It wasn't true, of course, but just this once it had been too tempting.  "Okay, so we don't do it again."

"Not for a month or two, at least."

"Nice to know you have such faith in my car's reliability."

"We'll make it my truck next time, if it makes you happy."

"Yes.  It does."

This time, Jack was the one rolling his eyes.

"As nice as it is to be home," she continued, "you can't say the mission was all bad.  The planet itself was fascinating, and the way that-"

"It had it's ups and downs."

Sam grinned.  "Even the downs were quite amusing."


Sitting slightly straighter in her chair, and squaring her shoulders, Sam then spoke in a perfect imitation of Teal'c.  "This does not seem wise, O'Neill!"



"That has to be... cruelty to Jaffa or something."

"Oh come on, admit it, you found it funny."

"I will admit no such thing."

"Yes, you will!  There's no way Teal'c's reaction didn't amuse you."

"He was right, jumping out of a plane at some stupidly high number of thousand feet really isn't..."


"A good idea."

"But you enjoy it."

"That's no huge recommendation."


"Okay, okay, so the idea of the big Jaffa being unnerved by the idea of jumping out of a plane might have made me smile a little."

"See, I knew it!"

"Of course you did.  You do, after all, know everything."

"Not everything."

"You know how to build a naquada reactor."

"Well, yes."

"And you actually understand how the stargates work."

"Yes, the basics of it, but-"

"And you know how to handle and fire any weapon handed to you."

"Most Earth-based ones.  But you've just picked out stuff that you know that I know!"


"You know what I mean."

"Okay, so tell me something you don't know."

"I have no idea where Daniel learnt to parachute."

Jack fell silent, surprised to realise the thought hadn't actually occurred to him until now.

"No.  Neither do I."


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