Hey guys. I know it's taken me a long time to add this chapter but to be honest i've had to search for the writer in me. I just didn't know how to do this chapter, so I cant promise it will be brilliant but i'll give it a go. I hope it was worth the wait. This is my final chapter and believe me, i'm not expecting the best of reviews.
Is it a plane? Is it a bird? No, it's a head.
"I'm going to kill him."
"He's on his way."
Janet held her friends hand. She smoothed Sams hand in repeated circles, trying to calm her. Sam violently leaned forward.
"Owww! That's it. I'm not doing it. The baby can just stay in there."
(Outside the delivery room)
Daniel paced up and down the hall. All that was running through his mind was the saying 'one life ends for a new one to begin.' He smiled thinking how true that saying might be if Jack didn't appear within the next few minutes. A tall man in his mid-thirties came and sat next to him.
"You weren't saving this seat for anyone were you?"
"No. Be my guest."
"Do you know what you're having?"
Daniel looked at him confused.
"The baby. Is it a boy or a girl?"
"Oh. My wife isn't having a baby. My friend is. My wife is with her now. The dad hasn't arrived yet"
"What a jerk. It's amazing how many men promise to stand by their partners but then are no shows for the birth."
"He's just held up."
The guy smirked.
"Yeah, probably with the next poor woman."
"Hey, you don't know him so maybe you should..."
Daniels sentance was cut short by the sudden appearance of Jack running down the hall and into the wrong room. The next sound to be heard was a woman screaming and a man swearing. Jack quickly backed out.
"Sorry. Wrong room. Congratualtions by the way."
Daniel smiled and pointed to the room Sam was in. Tealc walked cooly behind Jack and took a seat next to Daniel.
"Has the baby arrived yet?"
(Inside the delivery room - 6.13pm)
"Where the hell have you been?"
"Hunni, I am so sorry. I got locked in a cuboard."
Sam and Janet just looked at him.
"Long story. Let's just say I pissed off some marines."
"I've been here in labour and you were pissing off marines? That's great Jack. You go and take all the time you need, i'm just having your baby."
Janet stood up and smiled.
"I'll give you two some time. Jack, just come and get me if you need anything."
Sam waited for Janet to leave before she proceeded to punch Jack repeatedly in the arm.
"Hey that hurts."
"Really? Tell you what, why don't you try giving birth? I'm telling you now, this is the only kid we are having. This one is already a pain in the..oww..ass."
Jack burst into laughter.
"I'm glad my pain is humorous."
Jack took Sams hand and kissed it. Her harsh expression began to soften and her breathing became more calm.
"Listen to me, wether this is our only child or the first of many, we will get through this."
"What if i'm not good enough? What if I leave the baby at the store? Or if I forget to pick them up from school."
"Well, they can get the school bus and i'll go to the store. See, problem solved."
Sam began to laugh but was overwhelmed by a pain.
(5 hours later - 11.13pm)
"Just a few more pushes and you'll be holding your baby."
Sam leaned into Jack.
"I can't do this. I want to go to sleep. Jack make it stop. Tell them i'll come back next week."
"Sorry sweetie but you can't do that. Think, soon baby homer will be in the world."
Janet looked at her exhausted friend. She looked close to giving up.
"I need you to push for me Sam."
Sam used all the energy in her to push. She thought how nice it would be to be in a one on one fight with an unas at this moment.
"Jack, sing to Sam."
"Sing to her. It might soothe her a little."
"But infront of all these people."
Janet raised her eyebrow at him.
"Believe me Jack. No one is going to be looking at you."
Jack sighed and began searching for a song. There was a song that Sam constantly had playing lately. The baby seemed to like it to. It always loved to kick to that song.
"I set out on an aeroplane, many years ago. Hoping I would find true love along the broken road. But I got lost a time or two, but I wiped my brow and kept pushing through. I couldn't see how every sign, pointed straight to you. Every long lost dream led me to where you are..."
Sam smiled. Jacks voice made her forget about the pain slightly and made her think about the journey they would be going through.
". I think about the years I spent just passing through. I'd like to have the time I lost and give it back to you. But you just smiled and took my hand, you've been there, you understand. It's all part of a grander plan that is coming true."
"Alright Sam. Not much longer to go. Jack I didn't tell you to stop singing."
"Every long lost dream led me to where you are. Others who broke my heart, they were like northern stars. Pointing me on my way into your loving arms. This much I know is true, that God bless the broken road that led me straight to you. And now i'm just rolling home into my lovers arms, this much I know is true, that God bless the broken road that led me straight to you"
Before he knew, the sound of a baby echoed through the room. He felt something wet on his hand. He looked up at Sams face and saw the tear patterns running down her cheeks. Janet smiled and handed Sam the baby.
"You have a healthy baby boy."
Jack got up and sat on the edge of the bed to get a closer look at his son.
"He actually looks like Homer."
"But he's not going to be a Homer."
Jack took his tiny hand and held it in his giant like hand. The baby had a mop of brown hair.
"Well, he's definately mine."
"He might be Daniels."
Janet pointed at her.
"I know he ain't Daniels. He's chained to my bed in his spare time."
Sam placed her spare hand over her babies ear.
"Not infront of the baby."
Janet walked over to Sam and kissed her on the forehead.
"I'll go tell the guys."
Sam looked at Jack. She had never seen him look so calm and at ease with life.
"Do you want to hold him?"
Sam gently passed the baby to Jack. He wrapped his son's blue blanket around him a little tighter. He began to walk around the room with him.
"You know what, I think he looks like Jacob."
"Yeah, he just has more hair. Talking about my dad, have you rang your parents?"
"I'll do it in a minute. First, we have to decide on a name for this little guy."
Sam smiled. Ever since she told Jack she was pregnant, they had not been able to agree on names.
"I like Nathanial."
Jack looked at Sam.
"We can't call him Nathanial. Daniel will think we did it because of him and Tealc will feel left out. I like Tyler."
The baby began to cry.
"But I guess he doesn't."
Jack passed him back to Sam.
"Typical, you want him till he starts to cry."
"That is my duty as the father."
Sam slowly rocked him from side to side. His cries started to die down and the room was silent again.
Jack scrunched up his nose.
"What's wrong with Brennan?"
"I don't like it. Josh?"
"And you think Josh is boring?"
Jack sat on the bed next to his fiancee and baby. This was hopeless. They could agree on war stratergies but not on a name.
"Our son is not being called Carter O'neill. Carter doesn't sound right as a first name. Lucas?"
Jack paused to consider it. A smile crept onto his face.
"Lucas O'neill. I like it."
"Really? Because it will be his name for the rest of his life and I hate to tell you this, but you can't turn around when he's older and go I want to change his name."
"It's perfect. Now we need a middle name."
A knock sounded on the door. Cassandra walked in with Janet, Daniel and Teal'c behind her.
"Is it alright if we come in?"
"Ofcourse it is."
Cassandra walked up to Sam and stared at the baby. She had never actally seen a newborn baby.
"He's so cute. Have you named him yet?"
"Everyone, we'd like you to meet Lucas."
"Has he got a middle name?"
"That is what we are currently working on."
"May I suggest Daniel?"
Jack just stared at Daniel.
"Fine, if he's not going to bear my name, can I atleast find out wether i'm godfather?"
"Actually me and Sam have decided not to have godparents. It's easy to pick a godmother because Janet is Sams best friend but I can't pick between you and Teal'c."
"And how long have you not wanted godparents?"
"About two months."
Daniel folded his arms and began to sulk. Janet gave him a kiss on the forehead.
"You may not be godparents but you'll be honourary aunts and uncles."
Sam elbowed Jack.
"Oww. Ofcourse, I wouldn't have it any other way."
"How about Carter?"
Everyone looked at Cassandra.
"How about Carter for his middle name?"
"Sam decided it's only suitable as a surname."
"Actually Lucas Carter O'neill sounds nice. I know my dad would love it. Is that okay?"
Jack moved up closer to Sam and wrapped an arm around her.
"That's fine. It makes him sound like an ice hockey player, which one day he will be."
The room went silent. Everyone just watched as Lucas made himself comfortable between his mothers arms and chest. He was so quiet and content, little did he know what an exciting life everyone around him lived. Not knowing that maybe one day he would take his mother or fathers place.
Sam looked over at Jack. He had only left her side when they were moving Lucas in another room with all the other babies. She was suprised he stayed when his mother was here. She really didn't like the name Lucas and made a point of letting everyone know. She wanted him to be called Walter after her father. That idea was scrapped after Jack used the excuse of 'one of our friends is called Walter and we didn't want to name him after a friend.'
"You should be sleeping."
Sam smiled as Jack opened his eyes.
"How did you know I was awake?"
"I could hear you thinking. Come here."
Jack got up onto the bed with her. He wrapped an arm around her and let her sink into him. He kissed her neck and began to run her arm.
"Do you find this situation funny at all?"
"Us having a baby?"
"Yeah. Seven years ago we weren't even allowed to consider a relationship and now here we are with a baby."
"Who knows, you kight of been here with Pete instead."
"I don't want to think about that. I just want to think of the fact that I have a beautiful baby with the man I love."
"Did you see your dads face when we told him Lucas' middle name?"
"Thank you for letting me do that. He looked so happy."
"You do know that I am naming our next child."
"As long as it's not Homer."
The feeling off Jacks warm breath on her neck began to make Sam feel sleepy. She closed her eyes, hoping to get some sleep.
"Do you want to start trying now?"
"Jack, don't make me kill you."
Hope you guys liked this. I don't know how I feel about this chapter, so i'm going to need your reviews to make my decision. All reviews taken in good faith. Song used - Rascal Flatts - God Bless The Broken Road.