Just an idea I have had for a while, and decided to write it cause I couldn't get it out of my head! So, I hope you like it as much as I had fun writting it, even if you didn't like it, please review! All reviews are welcome! ALL!


Jack put the last ornament on his Christmas tree; he stepped back and plugged in the Christmas tree lights and smiled. Under the tree were three gifts, one from Daniel, Teal'c and General Hammond. He tossed a piece of wood in the fireplace and smiled, it was a cold winter, the snow outside was about a foot deep, and it was a 'cool' 19 degrees.

He went back to his coffee table to finish wrapping his team's Christmas presents, he had gotten Teal'c some new candles that actually smelled nice, and he got Daniel a mummy box, and for Carter, he got her a book called 'Pie'. He had chosen that exact book because it mentioned 'pie' and he liked pie, even though it wasn't the same 'pie' but he didn't care.

Jack started taping one side of the box when he ripped it, he swore and tossed the ruined paper in the fireplace, he got up and went into the kitchen and grabbed a beer, it always made him feel better, well it seemed to… Jack twisted off the cap and tossed it in the trashcan, then took a sip, it didn't taste right. He quickly went to the counter where the box for the beer was. It was light beer.

Jack swore again and threw the beer in the trash can, if he was going to have anything, he would have to have real beer, not some light beer that's supposed to be better for you, he didn't care if regular beer was bad for him, you only live once he told himself, he quickly went back into the living room and took some left over popcorn that he decorated the tree with, and took a handful, it wasn't buttery but it was better then nothing.

He sat down on his couch and put his hands behind his head, he loved the Christmas season, they were getting two weeks off from the SGC, but there was still someone there just in case... Jack was just relaxing when the doorbell rang; he smiled as he stood up, Pizza! He picked up the check from the coffee table and walked over to the door, he opened it expecting the normal delivery boy, but he found a beautiful woman with blond hair instead.

"Carter" he said surprised.

"General" Carter said with a smile, "Is that for me?" she asked looking at the check in his hand.

"Uhh, no I thought you were pizza, come in it's freezing out there!" Jack said as he ushered her into his house. "What are you doing?"

"I just came to drop this off," she said as she handed him a small box.

"Oh, thank you Carter!" he said as he took the box out of her hands. "Stay a minute and I'll have yours wrapped up" he said as he hurried into the living and began wrapping it up, Carter followed him.

"Wow" she said as she looked at the glowing tree.

"What?" Jack asked.

"Your tree, it's prêt-" She was cut off from a knock at the door.

"Pizza" Jack said with a smile. "Care to join me?"

"I would love to sir," she said as she took off her coat.

Jack smiled and picked up the check and rushed to the door, again he was expecting a 19 year old kid, but instead he found three children, they looked cold, and there was a lot of snow on their jackets, there was a boy about 16 years old he had light brown hair and green eyes, he was holding onto a little boy's hand that was about 5 he couldn't see his hair color because it was covered by the hood of the jacket, the other kid was a girl about 12 years old, she had dark black hair and blues eyes.

"Can I help you?" Jack asked, he felt bad for them, somehow they looked familiar, he probably had just seen them in a store somewhere.

"You don't remember me do you?" the oldest boy asked. "I could never forget your face… even though you are like 9 years older."

Jack stared at the boy, the color drained from his face. "Justin?"

"Yeah" Justin said as he looked down at the girl. "Do you remember Paige?"

Jack looked down at the girl. "Paige? You were like this big last time I saw you." Jack said holding his arms about two feet apart.

Paige glared at him.

"And this is Dylan." Justin said as he looked down at his little brother with pity in his eyes.

"Why are you here? Where's Kevin?" Jack asked.

"Dad... died" Justin said "And mom too"

"Oh my god, what happened?" Jack asked.

"Plane crash," he said shortly, "Uncle Jack? You're our legal guardian now"

"What?" Jack said slowly. "I'm your… what?"

Justin glared at him. "You're our new... dad" he said, you could tell by his voice he didn't like it at all.

"Me? I haven't seen my brother in years and he wants me to take care of his kids?" Jack asked.

Justin ignored him.

"General? Who is it?" Carter's voice called from the living room, he had been standing out on the porch for a couple of minutes. "General?" she asked as she walked to him and looked out the door. "Hi, who are you?"

"They're my niece and nephews" Jack replied.

"I didn't know you had a brother or sister" Carter said. "Want me to go? So you can get on with your family reunion?"

"No" Jack said.

"This isn't a family reunion," Justin said.

"Oh" Carter said. "Then-"

"Uncle Jack has custody of us," Paige said.

"You speak?" Jack asked.

Paige rolled her eyes. "Did you think I was stupid?" she snapped.

"He's your what?" Carter asked.

"You heard her, or do you not have ears?" Justin asked.

"Sorry" Carter said. "Umm… sir, why don't you let them come in? They look cold"

Jack nodded, and opened the door wider to let them in; the kids didn't move but slowly made their way into the house. "Here give me your coats," he said as he held out his hands, a minute later three coats where tossed at him. "I'll go make some hot chocolate, you guys get comfortable," he said as he headed into the kitchen with Carter right behind him.

"General? They don't seem to like you very much..."

"I know Carter" Jack said. "I haven't seen them in like... nine years"

"Nine years?"

"Yep, I stopped visiting after the mess with Sarah and... Charlie" Jack said as he started boiling water.

"I'm sorry" Carter said.

"It's ok"

"So they're your brother's kids?"


"But they are yours now," Carter said as she took a couple of mugs off of his dish rack.

"I know..."


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