This is set after Ripple Effect because I refuse to believe that they got together before that episode for the simple fact that Sam almost kissed Martouf.

Don't own anything. Yada yada ya.

On with the story.


From: SGCarter.dst.gov

To: JONeill.dc.gov

Subject: The 21st

Sir,

How are things in D.C.? I'm going to be there myself the 21st. It's just for the one day. I have a meeting. If you have time, maybe we could get together and catch up?

Carter

P.S. Call Daniel.


From: JONeill.dc.gov

To: SGCarter.dst.gov

Subject: Heya Stranger!

Carter,

Things in D.C. are not even worth mentioning. Why did I take this job again? Just one day, huh? When's your meeting? I have one with the Joint Chiefs at 1330. Probably won't be out of it til 1700. What time does your flight leave? I could either meet you early or catch a late dinner.

Jack

P.S. Drop the sir, Carter!

P.P.S. I'm ignoring Daniel right now.

P.P.P.S?? Carter...what's you're middle name?


From: SGCarter.dst.gov

To: JONeill.dc.gov

Subject: Hiya back

Jack,

You took the job because you knew you'd be good at it...no matter what you tell the rest of us. And because there is no one better to protect the SGC's interests.

My meeting is at 1100. I doubt it will be done before you have to go to yours. I don't actually land in D.C. until 0930 so I won't be able to meet you early. My flight to come home isn't until the next day but it's at 0500. But I can meet you for that late dinner.

Sam

P.S. Why are you ignoring Daniel?

P.P.S. Grace, why?


From: JONeill.dc.gov

To: SGCarter.dst.gov

Subject:was that a hint?

Samantha,

Great. Where do you want to go?

Jack

P.S. Because he's bugging me.

P.P.S. Have you ever realized that your initials are SGC?


From: SGCarter.dst.gov

To: JONeill.dc.gov

Subject: one not taken I see

John,

I know of a great Chinese place close to your office. We could go there.

Sam

Not Samantha. And don't even think about Sammie!

P.S. About what?

P.P.S. Yes, sir.


From: JONeill.dc.gov

To: SGCarter.dst.gov

Subject: Point Taken

Sam,

Better? Chinese sounds great. I know which place you're talking about. You want to meet at my office or at the place? By the way, you didn't have to get a hotel, Carter. You'd a been more than welcome to crash at my place.

Jack

P.S. Oh, you know. He's Daniel. It doesn't take much.


From: SGCarter.dst.gov

To: JONeill.dc.gov

Subject: Much better thank you

Jack,

Let's meet at the restaurant. That way we don't have to backtrack to your office. Thanks for the offer, sir. And I'll keep that in mind if I ever have a flight that doesn't leave at 0500. The hotel is right by the airport though so it's just easier that way.

Sam

P.S. Very evasive answer. I can always get it out of Daniel.


From: JONeill.dc.gov

To: SGCarter.dst.gov

Subject: You're welcome

Sam,

Okay then. Well, I'm headed out of here. See you the 21st, Carter.

Nite,

Jack

P.S. He values his life too much.


From: SGCarter.dst.gov

To: JONeill.dc.gov

Subject: Night sir

Jack,

Yep. See you the 21st.

Sam

P.S. Darn. You're right.