For over a year Sam had footed the bill for their monthly shopping trips, but now that Vala finally had a credit card, she'd felt it was her turn to treat. She couldn't help but smile as Sam dropped her off after a long but wonderful day, the purchases in her bags promising an equally long and wonderful night.


He hadn't been expecting the call, but he recognized the voice immediately. "You could have warned me."


"I just got my credit card statement…."

For a minute, all Jack could do was laugh. "Welcome to my life," he finally said.