Title: I have my reasons

Summary: Why Sam wouldn't rejoin SG-1.

Spoilers: Season 9 (Avalon).

Rating: T for safety.

Pairings: Sam/Jack

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This is how I wished it played out...

Lt. Colonel Cameron Mitchell waited impatiently for the video from the Daedalus to reach him. Finally the image of Samantha Carter appeared. "Hi Cameron," she said cheerfully.

He smiled approvingly. Last time he had seen her, she had looked exhausted and now… was she glowing? "Hey, Sam. It's good to see you."

She smiled back. "Sorry it took me so long to get back to you. We have been up to our ears double-checking the new hyperdrive. And then the uplink was jammed with the long-range plotting program being transmitted by the Asgard…" she trailed off and laughed. "No need to bore you. How you been? You look good."

He stifled a laugh. She was so cute when she 'technobabbled'. "Thanks. Listen, Sam…come back and rejoin SG-1."

Carter laughed, "I heard you'd been given command. Congratulations."

He shook his head vigorously "I'm not kidding. You can keep an eye on R & D in your spare time, just like you always have." He hesitated a second, "Besides, Dr. Lee is pouting because you got the post over him."

She looked irked. "Really?"

He considered lying but shook his head, "No, I made that up."

She gave him a small shrug. "I have my reasons for wanting this job," she said cryptically.

Cameron sighed, "Come on Sam..."

"Carter?" a voice called. A minute later a figure appeared behind her. "Who ya talking to?"

"Cameron Mitchell," Carter said, looking up with a bright smile.

"Hey!" the figure called, "How's the new command going?"

Cameron stared at the screen. Now he knew why she had transferred to Area 51 and wanted to stay. "I gotta go," he muttered, "I'll… talk to you later."

Sam nodded. "Okay, take care." She gave him a little wave.

As the video disconnected, Sam looked up. "That was quick," she commented.

Jack leaned down and kissed her. "Good. I may owe that guy one but I'm only willing to share so much of my fiancée."

She grinned and kissed him back. "You don't have to."


Cameron sighed. Maybe at some point in time, Sam would rejoin SG-1 but for now... he sighed again then laughed. They had finally got what they wanted for nine long years. Each other.

Just a simple little one shot...

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