Set in Season 1 before "Singularity"

Pairing: None- sorry. Sam and Jack friendship/UST

Chapter 1

Daniel walked into Sam's lab early one morning, coffee in one hand. "Hey, Sam. How's-?" He stopped as he saw Jack O'Neill bet over Sam's laptop, busily typing away.

"How's what, Daniel?" Jack asked as he looked up.

"Nothing." Daniel said, eyeing Jack strangely. "How're you?"

"Good. I just thought I'd type up some of my notes on wormhole physics. You know, for my book."

"You're taking notes on wormhole physics?" Daniel asked, unsure of whether to be amused or concerned.

"Yeah." Jack said, looking at Daniel strangely. "Why shouldn't I?"

"I don't know. Maybe because it just didn't seem like your…cup of tea."

Jack gave him an interesting look. "I'm a theoretical astrophysicist, Daniel. Wormhole physics is definitely my cup of tea."

"You're an astrophysicist." Daniel said, skeptically.


"Okay, Jack. The April Fool's Day prank is over. Ha ha."

"Jack? I'm not the Colonel, Daniel. It's me. Sam."

Daniel stared at Jack for the longest time. "Oh, so now, you're Captain Samantha Carter, USAF."

"What's your problem, Daniel?"

"What's yours?" Daniel countered.

"I don't have a problem. You're the one who thinks I'm Colonel O'Neill!"

"That would be because you look an awful lot like him."

Jack's eyebrows were drawn together in confusion. "Huh?"

"Do you have a mirror around here?"

"Yeah, in the closet."

"I think you might want to take a look at yourself."

"Okay." He walked over to the mirror. "I don't know what the big deal is- after all, it's just-" He paused. "Colonel O'Neill?"