Author: midnightread PM
Carter's been invited to her high school reunion but isn't sure if she wants to go. Can O'Neill change her mind? Takes them through the reunion and beyond. Based beginning of season 7. Only M rated bit is chapter 31Rated: Fiction M - English - Romance/Family - S. Carter & J. O'Neill - Chapters: 34 - Words: 48,323 - Reviews: 260 - Favs: 77 - Follows: 107 - Updated: 09-10-12 - Published: 06-16-12 - Status: Complete - id: 8223494
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So here's chapter 13. I hope you like it :)
Sam awoke slowly the next morning and the first thing she was aware of was a warm hand on her stomach and an arm lying along her side. She shifted slightly and looked over her shoulder, seeing a still sleeping Jack facing towards her, a light smile on his lips.
Watching him sleep Sam knew exactly what she had to do and she was going to do it soon. She shifted again so she could look at the bedside clock behind Jack. The clock read 8:05 and she sighed, but at least she had had a semi decent night sleep. Who was she kidding she had slept better in the same bad as Jack than she had in a long time. She shifted again, tugging gently at the necklace that was still around her neck. Her movement obviously disturbed Jack as he grunted and pulled her closer before opening his eyes slowly.
Seeing how close Sam was and feeling her toned stomach under his hand, he sat up and looked down at her, pulling his hand back. "Um sorry Sam."
Sam smiled and pulled his hand back round her waist, "Don't be."
Jack was shocked. "Are you awake Sam?" he asked, not quite believing what she had just done. In his mind he was sure she was still half asleep and had no idea what she was doing.
Sam flipped over and sat up, giving Jack back his hand, "I'm awake Jack."
They sat for a minute, staring at each other before Sam spoke, in a quiet hesitant voice, "I heard what you said last night."
Jack started and looked at her sharply. "You did?" he questioned. Sam nodded but didn't say anything so Jack continued, "I'm sorry, you weren't meant to."
Sam shook her head, "I'm glad I did," she paused for a moment then taking a deep breath she said, "I love you too."
It took Jack a few seconds to register what she had just said but his face soon split into a grin and he angled his body and kissed her fully on the lips. Sam responded eagerly and sneaked her tongue out to lick the seam of his mouth. He opened his mouth to her happily and soon their tongues were flicking in and out and fighting for dominance.
They broke apart when they heard a knock at the door and heard Mark say loudly, "Breakfast is downstairs whenever you're ready."
"Thanks Mark," Sam said back, hoping her brother didn't hear how breathless she was.
Mark didn't say anything more and the two of them heard him walk away.
Sam turned back to Jack, "My brother has such crappy timing."
Jack laughed but then turned serious, "I love you Sam, and nothing is going to change that but I don't want to risk your career, before we go down I'm going to ring Hammond and tell him to expect my resignation on his desk as soon as we get back."
Sam shook her head, and dropping back into soldier mode said, "Sir, you can't resign, we need…"
Jack cut her off with a hand over her mouth, "No Sam, I'm not letting anything come between us, not the Air Force not anything, and if the only way I can do that so you don't get court marshalled is to resign then so be it."
He removed his hand from Sam's mouth and she sighed, "I'm not going to change your mind am I?" Jack shook his head. Sam smiled slightly and then leaned in and kissed him again.
When the two of them broke apart Jack moved to push Sam out of the bed, "Go women, I have a phone call to make and you're distracting me."
Sam laughed and stood, "I'll meet you downstairs when you're done." She kissed him on the cheek and then quickly made her way out of the room, shutting the door again behind her again.
She made her way down to the kitchen smiling happily. Once she got into the kitchen she smiled at Charlie, waved at Kathy and beamed at Mandy when she handed her a cup of coffee. After taking a sip she said, "Morning."
Kathy looked up from her toast, "Did you have fun last night Aunty Sammie?"
Sam looked at the girl and smiled, "I did Kathy, I had a lot of fun."
"Glad to hear it," Jacob said, coming into the room and sitting between the kids. "So recovered from last night?"
Sam nodded, "Yeah Dad, all I needed was a good night sleep."
"So you had a good night sleep did you?" Mark teased as he walked in and kissed his children on their heads then his wife on the cheek.
Sam shook her head, "Funny Mark, funny."
Mandy handed her some toast, Sam's normal when she stayed, and Sam smiled at her before buttering the toast and then slathering it in jam.
Back up in the room Jack had moved across to the door and had pulled his phone out of the pocket of the suit. He sat back down on the bed and dialled Hammond's number, then taking a deep breath he held it up to his ear. It rang a few times before he heard, "Hammond."
"General, it's Jack."
"Ah Colonel, what can I do for you?" Hammond asked his second in command.
"I'm just ringing to inform you that you should be expecting my resignation as soon as we get back," Jack said, his words coming out faster than normal.
On the other end of the phone Hammond frowned, "Is everything ok Jack?"
Jack smiled. "Never been better sir," he answered truthfully.
"Can I ask why you're choosing to resign Jack," Hammond questioned, already having a firm idea of why in his mind.
"It's something I have to do," Jack answered, playing with the edge of the bed cover, a smile on his face.
On the other end of the phone Hammond smiled lightly, it sounded like Jack and Sam had finally come to their senses. "If that's what you think is right Jack, you do what you will."
"Thank you sir," Jack said, "I'll see you tomorrow sir."
"Bye Jack, say hi to Major Carter and Jacob for me."
"Will do," Jack said before hanging up.
With a wide smile on his face he made his way down the stairs and into the kitchen.
Sam had heard him coming down the stairs so she stood and made her way to the cupboard. Mandy watched her as she pulled out a bowl and then made her way over to the cereal cabinet. A noise in the doorway distracted her and she turned to see Jack entering the kitchen, a slight smile on his face. Charlie looked up and laughed, "You and Aunty Sammie match Jack."
Jack laughed, "We do don't we." He looked around the room and said, "Morning all." Then he turned to Jacob, "Hammond says hello by the way Jacob."
Jacob smiled and Sam said over her shoulder, "Hey Jack, sit down."
Jack looked over at her and smiled. The glorious women had a bowl in one hand and a cup of what could only have been coffee in the other. He quickly sat in the seat beside Sam's and she placed the things in her hand in front of him before sitting back down and continuing to nibble at her toast. Jack laughed as he spooned a mouthful of fruit loops into his mouth.
Mark and Mandy both watched in amusement as Jack happily ate the same kiddie cereal both Kathy and Charlie were eating.
Sam caught they gazes and smiled at them, "There his favourites and the thing he normally has for breakfast in the commissary on base."
Jack had a mouthful of coffee and smiled, "The fruit loops are great but I must say, the coffee here is way nicer than the stuff on base."
Jacob and Sam laughed. "Well don't tell Daniel that, I don't think Mark and Mandy would appreciate a coffee dependent archaeologist showing up to prove you wrong," Jacob joked.
When everyone had eaten and the dishwasher had been loaded and put on Mark turned to Sam and Jack, "So the picnic starts at eleven which gives us a couple of hours to kill, what do you want to do?"
Jack and Sam shared a glance then Sam shrugged, "We don't mind."
"How about the woods?" Mark suggested.
Charlie nodded enthusiastically, "Yeah, let's go to the woods, I love the woods."
Jack and Sam both smiled at Charlie. "I'm fine with the woods," Jack said. Sam nodded her agreement.
Mark and Mandy smiled. Jacob stood and said, "Well get a move on then, you need to get dressed if you're going to the woods."
Sam and Jack looked at each other and both smiled when they remembered that they were still in their pyjamas.
Everybody split and went their separate ways to get ready for the day.
So I have no clue if there really are any woods anywhere near San Diego but for this story there is.