Life Found After

Chapter Four

Based on Stargate: SG-1

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Jack and Sam made their way back to the little home. He kicked off his boots when he got there. She stepped into his embrace and they shared a lazy kiss for more than several seconds. He encouraged her into their room and sat her down on the bed.

He knelt before her and started to slip of her sandals, the ones Doc Fraiser had gotten her. "Is there something you want to tell me?" he asked, looking up at her. She had declined all offers of anything to drink that evening. That wasn't too unusual, but he had a hunch.

"How did you know?" she asked.

He shook his head. "I didn't."

"What do you think?"

He smiled. "About what?" he asked, feigning ignorance. Jack slid his hands up her legs, under her dress, resting them on her thighs.

"About us having another baby."

"Nine months of a pregnant wife? Screaming newborn? Diapers . . . Sleepless nights . . ." He smiled. "I'd love it."

An ear to ear, patented Carter grin covered her face. "Really?"

He nodded. "Yeah, really."

"Good, because I have something to tell you." She paused as he nodded. "We're gonna have another baby."

Smiling, he rose up to kiss her. She leaned back onto their bed and pulled him with her. "I love you," she said.

"You better," he replied in a typically O'Neillian manner, "'cause you're stuck with me now."

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Sam and Jack didn't stay in bed too long the next morning. Instead, they got up, took showers and met back up in the mess hall. Janet showed up a few minutes after they had sat down.

"Mama!" John cried, running at her. Sam scooted her chair back and caught him as he leapt at her.

"Good morning, Sweetheart," she kissed his cheek.

"'Morning," he replied with his big smile.

"What am I, chopped liver?" Jack asked, holding his arms out.

John turned to him with a shy smile. "Hi Daddy."

"Hi." Jack ruffled his son's hair.

Janet met them a minute or so later, with a tray. She sat down with them and slid a plate in front of Sam for John. "We did just fine by ourselves, didn't we John?"

John nodded emphatically, digging into the toast on the plate before him.

Daniel and Teal'c joined them a few minutes later. They all had a pleasant breakfast together, even though Daniel was cranky because of a headache, no doubt caused by the copious amounts of alien moonshine he'd been tricked into drinking.

"Alright, everyone," Sam announced, pushing her plate back, "we have an announcement."

"You are already married, are you not?" Teal'c asked.

Everyone replied with the appropriate facetious "ha ha."

Once they died down, Sam glanced at Jack, and pulled John higher on her lap. "I'm pregnant."

Janet already knew, of course, but was ecstatic anyway. She leaned over and hugged her. Daniel laughed. "Really? Congratulations." He stood to shake Jack's hand, as did Teal'c.

"What that mean?" John asked.

"That means that there's a baby growing inside me and soon we're going to add another baby to our family."

"A new baby?" he asked, eyes wide.

"That's right, kiddo," Jack said, ruffling his son's hair, "a new baby."

"What do with a new baby?" he asked.

Sam and Jack glanced at each other. "Well, you love it and take care of it and play with it, and then it starts to love you back and play with you and take care of you, too."

John smiled a patented Carter grin. "Yea!"

Sam tickled and kissed her son. "You're gonna be a good big brother."

"Big brother?" he asked in complete amazement.

"Yep," Jack confirmed. "Big."

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