After a long day of explaining the phenomena to the base, SG-1 readjourned to the Briefing Room. "So, what now?" Daniel asked.
Sam and Jack looked at each other. "We were thinking of having a team night at my house." Jack said. "You know, pizza, beer, movies..."
"Sounds good to me, sir."
Daniel had to admit that he was frightened by how easily he had come to accept the change. "Okay. So, we meet at Jack's house, with the big backyard, and get pizza and drinks. Sounds good to me too."
Janet walked in. "Hey! What's going on?" She asked, wearily. "I've been trying to look through your last physical reports, but I'm just not finding any clues as to what could have happened. I almost wish we had alien allies that could help us out."
"Unfortunately, we don't right now. That doesn't mean that we won't have any, but...it means Sam and Jack are kind of up a creek without a paddle." Daniel said, shrugging.
"Captain Carter and Colonel O'Neill are not up a creek, though they do not have an such paddling device." Teal'c observed.
"Teal'c, it's just an expression."
"I see, Daniel Jackson."
Just then, something occured to Daniel. "How are you guys remaining so calm. I mean, if I was stuck in Jack's body, I'd freak!"
Again, Sam and Jack looked at one another. "Well, that's easy..."
"Easy?" Daniel asked.
"Yeah." Jack said. "I'm not really Colonel O'Neill."
Sam chuckled. "Hold it, Danny boy, you might get confused. What Carter's trying to say is...April Fool's!"
Both Daniel and Janet dropped their jaws in surprise. "What?" Daniel managed.
"But the EKGs?" Janet exclaimed.
"While the Colonel was asking you about Andrea, I switched the machine wiring. His EKG showed up on my machine and vice-versa." Sam explained.
"You made it up!"
"Yep!" Jack said, proudly. "Had ya fooled, didn't we?"
"It was most impressive, O'Neill." Teal'c replied.
"How the hell did you pull of SG-7's briefing?" Daniel asked Jack.
"Oh...just read Carter's notes, like she said I would do." He replied, sweetly. "I'm not a complete idiot."
General Hammond walked in. "What's going on here? Doctor, did you cure them?"
Janet shook her head. "No, sir. I didn't. They seem to have been pulling an April Fool's Prank on us."
"No, sir. It was all just a joke." Jack said, smiling.
"We're sorry if we really affected normal base operations, sir. But...we just thought that it would be worth it to see the look on Daniel's face. We weren't exactly counting on the looks on everybody else's faces."
"You were very convincing, Colonel."
"Thank you." Jack replied, with a puzzled smile.
"No, I was talking to..."
"Me, sir?" Sam asked.
There was a disturbed pause as General Hammond thought about it. "Yes."
"It's all right, sir. I'm sure we really confused you. I'm sorry."
"I have one request before I dismiss you."
"Yes, sir?" Sam and Jack asked in unison.
"Warn me next time you want to pull the wool over my eyes. My brain can't handle the complex web of deceit!"
Then, as SG-1 headed toward the surface, General Hammond could hear Teal'c asking. "O'Neill. What is April Fool's?"
Ah, the satisfaction of a successful April Fool's! Enjoy! With much love from your favorite prank-pulling author on ff net!