Disclaimer: I DON'T OWN THESE PEOPLE. I just really, really love them and am borrowing them. I don't own Stargate, this lot do- Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, and Gekko Productions. And I'm making no money. At all…

Author's Notes: Another short little thing, that I may turn into something longer, I have an idea, but I also have several long assignments so shrug (16th - currently typing up second chapter so sit tight)

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Jack sat with his legs dangling over the ledge, he glanced down at the short drop below, then looked back at the slowly setting sun. He smiled, there was a warm breeze and a clear sky, not a sound to be heard, which would normally worry him if it wasn't for the fact he could see the rest of his team from his vantage point over the ruins. He hadn't felt this relaxed in a long time, and even then it was probably due to some alien drugging him. What he really wanted was to lie back with a beer in his hand. But there was no chance of that, if he'd known it was going to be like this he would've slipped a couple of cans in his pack. Though knowing their luck something would probably go wrong and he'd be caught with slowed reactions. He sighed and looked down as the ruins once more. He could see Daniel and Teal'c but not Sam, so he picked up his radio.

"Carter, everything okay down there?" he said.

"Everything's fine sir" Sam said coming out from behind some tress and making him jump. She grinned, he was a little too relaxed he realised.

"Good" he said. "What's up?"

"I was wondering it you'd decided where to set up camp" she said.

"No Carter I've been sitting here day dreaming about having a cold beer" he said. She smiled. "Having a good time down there?"

"Yes sir"

"Wouldn't you prefer to sit up here with a beer?"

"Maybe" he mouthed 'maybe' back at her.

"If you can tear Daniel away I'll scope out a good spot" she nodded.

"Yes sir" she said. She smiled once more and wandered away back down to the ruins. Jack groaned and stood up to start looking around.

By time Sam had got Daniel back up to Jack he had decided on a spot and started on a fire in the fading sunlight. He had also set up his tent which made Sam wonder how long he had actually taken to look for a suitable spot. Teal'c offered to sort the MRE's after he had set up his tent. Jack took a place by the fire and lay down, while Sam and Daniel set up their own tents. It didn't take Daniel long to try and tell Jack about the ruins and his work.

"I really think I'm getting somewhere" he said excitedly. Jack groaned.

"Please no more" he said.

"But I didn't say anything"

"I know but you were thinking of saying it and I don't want to hear it" Daniel glared at him but he was ignored. Jack smiled at Sam and sat down by the fire. Yep a beer would be perfect right now. He decided however that he could enjoy the peace and quiet at least, letting the others work around him while he tried to decipher the unfamiliar stars that were appearing in the night sky.

"O'Neill" Teal'c said. He looked over to see the man holding out his meal. He took it and slowly sat back up. "Are you well?" he asked. Jack looked around at his team and smiled.

"I am" he said "I am very well" Teal'c nodded and they ate in silence.

"Who's going to take first watch?" Daniel asked after a little while. Jack looked over at him as he stood up.

"I will" Sam said, looking at Jack.

"If you want to Carter" he said, "what time is it anyway?"

"Half ten" she said.

"What?! But he sun just went down"

"Longer days Jack" Daniel said.

"Ya Think?" Daniel smiled.

"Goodnight all" he said before going into his tent. Teal'c did the same after a nod and Sam stood up.

"You're not going to bed sir?" she asked when he lay back on the grass.

"Not just yet" he said.

"I'm just going to get some water"

"Hurry back" he said grinning. She smiled and walked past him towards the stream.

When she came back she sat down beside him and offered him some water. He smiled and took a sip. She smiled, a curious look over her face.

"What you thinking?" he asked her.

"You seem very contented this evening" he said.

"I am. Daniel's occupied and keeping out of trouble, and it's warm, calm and peaceful" he told her. "Oh, and there are stars" she looked up.

"It is nice here" she admitted. "It's been a while since we've had such a peaceful mission"

"That's what I was thinking" he said. She leant back on her hands, still looking up at the sky.

"I keep waiting for something to go wrong though"

"Nothing is going to go wrong Carter" he said

"Famous last words" she said.

"Well if I die here you can put that on my gravestone" he said. "Jack O'Neill, 'Nothing Is Going To Happen Carter'" she laughed. "I understand what you mean though, I'm worried about being to relaxed and getting caught out."

"Well you don't have to worry about that right now" she said. "It's my watch" he nodded.

"True, safe under the watchful eyes of Sam Carter" he said. "Lie down and relax, I think we're safe for now" she did as he suggested, lying in her back and looking up at the night sky. She was too relaxed to argue with him. They lay in silence until all Jack could hear was Sam's rhythmic breathing. He looked over at her to see she had her eyes closed.

"You asleep?" he asked softly.

"No sir" she said quickly sitting up. She wasn't that relaxed. He smiled and reached up to put him hand on her shoulder.

"It's okay Sam" he said, now very aware he was much more relaxed than he should be. She looked at him and smiled.


"Go to sleep if you want and I'll take first watch"

"I did volunteer sir" she said.

"So, I don't mind"

"Okay" she yawned "Mind if I sleep out here?"

"Not at all" he said sitting up. "Go ahead" she lay back down and closed her eyes. He smiled and got up to go into his tent. He came back out with his sleeping back and covered Sam up with it.

"Thank you" she murmured.

"You're welcome" he whispered. He leant over and kissed her gently on the cheek with no hesitation, before sitting down to take watch. Sam smiled and quickly fell to sleep, the smile still on her face throughout the night. Jack smiled too, maybe he didn't need a beer to make the night perfect after all.