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Chapter Thirteen: A Surprise

"Well done Colonel, Major." General Hammond stated.

"What's going to happen to them?" Sam asked.

"They will be turned over to the Tok'ra. It's only right." Hammond paused and leaned forward. "I realize this was probably a very…difficult mission." He stated carefully. Neither Sam nor Jack responded. Hammond nodded. "Alright."

Jack stood up and handed Hammond a piece of paper. "My letter of resignation sir."

Sam gasped. "Colonel?" He ignored her.

Hammond looked it over. "May I ask why?'

"Personal reasons sir." He stated, looking at Sam.

"I see. Is it because you lover her?" He asked bluntly.

He looked Sam in the eyes. "Yes. I do. I have for a long time." Jack said truthfully.

Hammond looked at the letter and picked up a file. "You're sure about this?"

"Yes sir."

"Well I'm afraid I can't accept it."

"What? Why?"

"When I realized the difficult position you were being placed in I had a little talk with the president." He handed the file to Jack. "That is an official letter abolishing the frat regulations for the two of you." He grinned when he saw they were speechless. "Dismissed. And I don't want to see the two of you until Monday!"

Once in the hall Jack turned to Sam and handed her the file. "I don't believe it!"

"It's wonderful! I can't believe Uncle George did this!"

"Uncle George?"

"You didn't know he's my Godfather did you?" She grinned.

"No. But it does explain a lot…" He grinned at her. "So Sam. Wanna go fishing?"