TITLE: Natural Power

AUTHOR: Mara Jade

EMAIL: marajade764@yahoo.co.uk



SUMMARY: They'll never underestimate natural power again…

SPOILERS: Anything with Jonas Quinn, really.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: a/n this is the result of learning a little fact in my biology lesson…strange facts but true!! I'm it the mood to dedicate so this is for NG, cause she's such a wonderful person and an awesome author!!!

DISCLAIMER: The characters mentioned in this story are the property of Showtime and Gekko Film Corp. The Stargate, SG-I, the Goa'uld and all other characters who have appeared in the series STARGATE SG-1 together with the names, titles and backstory are the sole copyright property of MGM-UA Worldwide Television, Gekko Film Corp, Glassner/Wright Double Secret Productions and Stargate SG-I Prod. Ltd. Partnership. This fanfic is not intended as an infringement upon those rights and solely meant for entertainment. All other characters, the story idea and the story itself are the sole property of the author.


Jack looked at the slightly frowning Jonas Quinn and shared a look with Sam, who was sat across from him, next to Jonas.

"Jonas." He said. Getting no reply he tried again, slightly more insistently, "Jonas!" The Kelownan didn't seem to hear him and continued to stare intently at the half-eaten banana he held, not even blinking. With a slight raise of his eyebrows he turned to his 2IC for help.

"Carter?!" she nodded and gave him a miniscule smile before turning to their seemingly comatose friend.

"Jonas." She said softly, nudging him with her elbow.

Suddenly starting out of his reverie he blinked a few times and turned to Sam.

"Sorry, what?" Sam nodded to jack.

"The Colonel wanted you." Jonas turned to Jack and looked questioningly at him. Jack shrugged.

"Just wondered if you were still on planet Earth with us. What's so fascinating?" he asked in reply.

"Oh, I was just thinking about how dangerous a banana could be."

"…how dangerous a banana? Could be…?" Jack reiterated as Sam tried to hide a smirk.

"Yeah." Jack gave him a blank look as the younger man continued to blather on. "I think we could use them to take out the Goa'uld, I mean, if we engineered them to go off, release all the energy at once…what?" he suddenly noticed Sam's silent laughter and Jacks grin. "…what?"

"Let me get this right, Jonas. You want to engineer a banana to take out the snake-heads?"

"Jonas, it's fruit, not a weapon of mass destruction." Sam told him, reigning in her amusement.

"Oh, I dunno Carter, might be just the thing. If you release all that energy at once it might just be enough to take out a mother ship." Realisation dawned on Jonas' face and he replied before Jack could say any more.

"Oh, I just assumed you knew."

"Knew what?" Sam asked.

"You really don't know?"

"NO." Jack told him.


"No, so please…" Jack waved a hand to articulate his point, "enlighten us, oh knowledgeable one." Jonas grinned at him.

"If you ate a banana and then all the energy stored in it was released at exactly the same time you would explode, and the pieces of your body could be spread as far as a mile away."

"You're kidding?"

"No, I even asked Dr Frasier."

"Well I'm never going to underestimate fruit again." Jack replied.

"Oh, that's got nothing on what I know about barnacles and Nelson's column…" Sam commented.


Well…whaddaya think?

Do I actually suck and am delusional? Or do you like this? Review and tell me!!