Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and its characters are the property of Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, and Gekko Productions. This story is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, situations, and story are the property of the author. This story may not be posted elsewhere without author's consent. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is purely coincidental. Copyright © July 2006 Maggie Eaton

Author's Note: July 18, 2006; Version 2 as my response to Challenge 45 'Some things are better left unsaid' and/or word 'Shadows'. As always, any and all mistakes are my own. I hope you enjoy the story.

Guy Talk

"So, friends, Jack?"

"Daniel, some things are better left unsaid. It's enough for now."

"Teal'c, will you talk to him!"

"Daniel, I said drop it!"

"Roses don't bloom in the shadows, Jack!"

"That's enough, 'Oma'! Teal'c, will you help me, please!"

"Perhaps, "my heart is as full as a thousand oceans, my love as endless as the universe and my loyalty to you foreshadows all others.""

"Oh, right! Carter would sooooo kick my ass."

Suddenly a hand grasped his shoulder and Jack froze beneath Sam's touch.

"Very nice, Teal'c but not the General's style."

"No?"

"No, Sir. Just try, 'Com'ere'."