Sunday, February 8th, 2009 03:37 pm
This is kind of for [livejournal.com profile] prehistoric_sea and kind of just something for which she is to blame; I was assigned to write for her for [livejournal.com profile] sg_rarepairings, and amongst the prompts I got was John/Jack, John being turned on by the superior officer taboo, dress blues, and sex affected by Jack's age. Which I happened upon the other day when I was going through some old files on my computer and, well, now I have this...



A Whole Other Level (4000 words, rated R)

Visitors from Earth cause enough upheaval that it sometimes feels like there are always a few of them around, but in truth, they really don’t get that many guests from the Milky Way. They certainly never get Major Generals in their dress blues.

John was expecting the three IOA members – two women, one French, one from the UK, and a man with an accent that’s either Scottish or Irish, who turns out to be the current US delegate. The memo had said that they’d maybe bring someone from Washington, but he’s not prepared for Jack O’Neill in his dress uniform. He’s never had a particular thing for men in uniform, but he's suddenly very glad that no-one bothers with dress blues in Atlantis.

He’s pretty sure he misses most of the content of the introductory briefing, beyond nodding attentively whenever Woolsey manages to catch his eye. He can’t help it – every time he looks up, O’Neill is watching him, his face unreadable, faintly amused. He’s wearing his *dress blues*, he’s in John’s city, looking at him, and John’s more aware than he wants to be that he hasn’t had sex in over a year.

Woolsey’s wrapping up the meeting, the IOA members getting to their feet while Lorne offers to take them for a late supper and Rodney makes noises about having to get back to the lab, even when Teyla elbows him, discreetly. John stands with them, tells himself to get his act together, before he says something stupid like –

“I can show General O’Neill to the guest quarters.”

His team turns to look at him, which isn’t exactly a surprise, since he interrupted Woolsey from the other end of the conference table. Also – so much for not saying anything stupid. He shrugs, going for casual, nothing at all to see here; from the way O’Neill’s looking at him, he doesn’t pull it off very well.

“That’s very kind of you, Colonel,” Woolsey says, like he’s not entirely sure he means his own words.

John catches Lorne’s quickly hidden smile from the corner of his eye as he and Teyla go back to shepherding the IOA and Rodney out of the conference room. “No problem,” John says. Ronon’s still looking at him as he leaves, too neutral for John to call it knowing, except for how well he knows Ronon, reading it in the slight twitch of his eyebrows when John smiles at him.

“If you’re sure you don’t have anything else you should be doing,” Woolsey says.

John shakes his head no and it’s even true. Woolsey’s more Lantean than IOA these days, but he’ll never go completely native, not judging from the way he hounded them to distraction until they did every piece of paperwork and counted every bullet before this visit.

“I’m a visiting dignitary, Richard,” O’Neill says sternly. “Are you trying to suggest there could be more important things for the military commander of the city to be doing right now?”

Woolsey just eye balls him right back, obviously picking up the sarcasm, while John tries to stop the suggestive loop of things for the military commander to be doing in his head.

“And I’ve been waiting for a chance to talk to Colonel Sheppard in person about why exactly he crash landed and wrecked a jumper in the middle of the start of a civil war,” O’Neill adds, his expression serious when he looks at John across the now empty room. John feels his whole body tighten, hopes it looks like he’s straightening up under the weight of O’Neill’s glare and not like he’s imagining seeing that look while he’s on his knees. To Woolsey, al least: he kind of hopes O’Neill is imagining the other thing.

“It was the only way to rescue my guys,” John says, thinking about three marines, battered and bruised but not broken. “You’d have done the same thing in my place. Sir.”

“Probably,” O’Neill agrees easily. “But I’m a general, which means I get to pretend every mission I undertook was meticulously planned and perfectly executed.”

“Yes, sir,” John says, smiling slightly. He never really thinks of O’Neill when the general isn’t around, tends to forget his dry sense of humor.

“Yes, well,” Woolsey says. “Just make sure not to leave any permanent marks.” John blinks, wondering if he’s the only one thinking that sounds ridiculously suggestive, and Woolsey flushes. “I didn’t mean – that is to say…” He trails to a halt and takes a breath. “Colonel Sheppard, please show General O’Neill to the guest quarters. General, I hope you’ll join me for breakfast tomorrow morning.”

“Delighted,” O’Neill tells him insincerely, and follows John out of the conference room.

Liu and Banks are on duty in the control room, and both look up to sir John, or maybe O’Neill, as they walk through. John nods back and turns into the corridor, where a couple of his marines separate to let the two of them pass. Andrews gets one hand halfway to a salute before O’Neill waves it away. “I get enough of that back home,” he says.

“Yes sir,” Andrews says, sounding oddly disappointed. John narrows his eyes slightly; he doesn’t remember Andrews being one of the ones who had trouble breaking that habit when he came to Atlantis.

Andrews ducks his head a little as they pass. They’re almost at the end of the corridor before John hears Davis saying, hushed, “Dude, he’s a General,” half-scandalized, half-admiring. John keeps his owns eyes firmly on the corridor walls, concentrates on the unmatched tread of their two pairs of boots on the metal floor, and doesn’t look to see if O’Neill heard it as well. Andrews is young, good-looking in an overly-muscled, marine kind of way. He doesn’t have John’s gray hairs, John’s scars. John’s really not ready to be rejected for one of his own men.

They step into the transporter and out into an atrium with a huge glass window looking out at the edges of the city, and the ocean beyond.

O’Neill looks from the transporter to the view and back again. “That was nifty,” he says, like he didn’t have six weeks in the city with the Ancients to get used to instant transportation devices. That’s another thing John forgets – how strange O’Neill can be sometimes, like the world in his head isn’t quite the same as the world outside it.

“They’re pretty convenient,” he says agreeably. He’s always been more impressed by the view – it’s a big part of why the guest quarters are out here – but the transporters are pretty cool.

“So, do I get the VIP suite?” O’Neill asks.

“Yes, sir,” John says, touching the sensor and stepping back to let O’Neill enter first.

All the guest quarters are nice, but O’Neill really does have a damn nice suite, open plan and airy, with a small kitchen, another ocean view, and a double bed, one of only a handful they’ve managed to find in the city.

“In or out, Sheppard,” O’Neill says. “You’re upsetting the fixtures.”

“Sorry, sir.” John tries not to think about it too much as he steps into the room, letting the door finish closing behind him. “You wanted to chastise me for putting myself at unnecessary risk for people we weren’t sure were even still alive.”

“Yeah, but you just covered the main points for me,” O’Neill says, turning to face John, not just looking at him but watching him. John feels it like a heavy blanket falling over him, has to force his eyes to stay open.

“Plus, I really would have done the same thing in your place, and you did bring your men home safe.” He takes a step towards John, then another, till he’s close enough for John to imagine he can feel the heat of O’Neill’s skin. The air feels thick when he breathes in.

“And there are much better things I can think of to do to you, alone in my quarters.”

His tone is one of absolute confidence, but he raises his hand towards John very slowly, like he thinks John needs a chance to back away. John’s breathless with waiting, right on the edge of leaning into it when O’Neill’s hand cups John’s jaw, warm and rough, pressing against his skin until John feels burnt with it, O’Neill’s fingerprints on his skin.

He can’t quite stop the sigh of pure relief at being touched, finally, after what feels like forever, at O’Neill’s hand on him, holding him still. O’Neill laughs, not cruel, just amused, but John still feels his ears heat. He realizes he’s looking at O’Neill’s throat, not his face, but he can’t make his eyes slide back up. He wants to bow his head, prevented by O’Neill’s hand on his cheek, and then, unexpectedly, O’Neill tilting John’s head and kissing him.

John’s not ready for it, assumed that O’Neill wouldn’t do that, with him. When his brain catches up to the world, O’Neill’s opening John’s mouth, pressing his tongue inside. John goes with it, because he likes being kissed and O’Neill’s got a nice mouth, warm and soft against John’s, slight resistance when John kisses back. He feels that all the way through his body, right down to his cock, hardening with the feel of O’Neill’s single hand on his cheek, holding him.

When O’Neill pulls away, John sways after him for a moment before he gets himself under control. He keeps his eyes up, watches O’Neill’s Adams apple bob as he swallows, instead of checking out whether O’Neill’s reaction is the same as his own.

“You can touch,” O’Neill says. There’s a pause, then he adds, considering, “Unless you want me to order you not to? Or stop you?”

“No, sir,” John says. He can’t play the second way any more, and it’s not the orders that he wants, just the knowing that O’Neill could, if he wanted to, and that John would have to obey. The way that the truth of that makes this a whole other level of forbidden, beyond them being men, beyond O’Neill being another military man. It’s part of why he was maybe a little glad that they sent Carter, not Caldwell, and then Woolsey, who’s his boss but not a superior officer.

He doesn’t think about Colonel Sumner.

“Okay then,” O’Neill says, reaching up to unfasten the top button of his uniform jacket.

“I can –“ John starts, then stops himself. It might be kind of hot to watch O’Neill strip himself out of the outward signs of his rank. O’Neill raises a questioning eyebrow at him, but John shakes his head. O’Neill looks at him for another moment, then his fingers go back to the silver buttons, and John stops watching his face.

O’Neill doesn’t strip showily, just removes his jacket efficiently and tosses it, without turning, over a nearby chair. His tie, loosened and pulled from under the collar of his shirt, follows it, and John abruptly changes his mind, stepping up into O’Neill’s space and covering his hands at the collar of his blue dress shirt.

“Let me,” he says, trying to sound sexy rather than like a demanding child.

O’Neill’s hands fall away to hang empty at his sides, waiting for John to take care of him. It makes John’s stomach clench with wanting. O’Neill says, “By all means,” casual, almost dismissive.

John works the buttons open carefully, eyes on the skin he’s slowly revealing, pale, and dusted with a mix of light brown and gray hairs. He can feel O’Neill’s eyes on him, and he’s careful not to brush his fingers against warm skin. He’s got no illusions about this being more than a one time thing, and he wants to draw it out as long as possible.

He works his way down O’Neill’s torso – collar bones, chest, stomach – pulls his shirt tails free and opens the last couple of buttons. The material’s too stiff to fall away, until John slides his hands under the open shirt, runs them all the way back up O’Neill’s body, rush of skin contact that vibrates through his body like an electric shock. O’Neill’s so warm, close enough for John to smell his deodorant, faint undercurrent of sweat, and he wants to press himself all up against O’Neill. Who maybe has the same idea, because he wraps one hand round the back of John’s neck and pulls him close for a sloppy, open-mouthed kiss. John responds eagerly, feeling O’Neill’s other arm go round his waist, pressing him close enough to feel O’Neill’s erection against his hip.

“Fuck, Sheppard,” O’Neill says against his mouth, and John shivers with anticipation.

“Please,” he says, barely more than a breath against O’Neill’s throat as he slides down to his knees.

O’Neill’s erection is a warm, solid bulge in the front of his uniform pants when John ducks his head to rub his cheek against it. O’Neill groans and John forces himself to pull away before he gives in and just puts his open mouth against O’Neill’s pants. Wouldn’t do to leave a mark on the general’s dress blues.

His hands are shaking a little when he reaches for O’Neill’s belt, the button and zipper of his fly. He’s wearing white boxer briefs under his uniform, a slight damp patch over the head of his cock that John has to press his mouth to, an open-mouthed kiss that tastes of cotton. He stays there for a long moment, debating whether to push O’Neill’s pants and underwear down to his ankles, or leave them in place and just slide O’Neill’s cock free.

He’s still trying to decide when O’Neill says, “Sheppard,” not an order, just his name, dropping slowly to sink into his skin. John looks up, and O’Neill’s looking down at him, breathing heavier than usual, expression intense, shirt open, pants open to frame his erection, and yeah, that makes John’s breath catch.

He holds O’Neill’s gaze for a moment, wondering what either of them is waiting for, then ducks his head, feeling safer straight away. O’Neill’s cock is hard and thick in his hand, dark red and beading with fluid at the tip. John’s mouth waters when he licks at the head, and he shudders in relief as he slides his mouth further along it, taking O’Neill’s cock deeper until his mouth is full and it’s all he can taste. He sucks a couple of times, cautious, measuring the size against his mouth, his throat, then goes down for real, luxuriating in the taste, the feel of a cock in his mouth. He always forgets how good this feels, how much he loves this, when he doesn’t have it, and it’s always so much better in reality than in even his best fantasies.

O’Neill’s hand is in his hair, twisting just enough for John to feel it, until John goes down on him even further, swallows around the head of his cock. Then, his fingers tighten to the point of pain, and his hips twitch forward, pushing his cock deeper. John groans round it, hoping he sounds encouraging, but O’Neill loosens his grip on John’s hair, goes still.

John pulls back, O’Neill’s cock shiny with John’s saliva when he lets it slip free of his mouth. “You can fuck my mouth,” he says, trying again for enticing.

O’Neill’s smile is tense. “I’ll come.”

“That’s not really a problem for me,” John tells him. Sure, O’Neill probably should be wearing a condom, but the taste of rubber in his mouth is not what John’s looking for.

“Thought you wanted me to fuck you somewhere else.”

John gives the most relaxed shrug he can when he’s on his knees, fully clothes and hard, his mouth only a few inches from O’Neill’s cock. “We can do both.”

O’Neill’s face goes more tense. “Not unless you’ve got a damn good excuse for why you spent all night in my room.”

John gets it a second after O’Neill finishes speaking, his face heating again. Nice one, John, remind the guy that he’s not as young as he used to be. He hadn’t even been thinking of the implications of the two of them being locked in here together, alone, but of course he’ll have to leave when they’re done, can’t wait out O’Neill’s recovery period. Fuck.

“So, uh –“ O’Neill says. John glances down; he’s still hard, and John still wants it. He’s gotten through worse moments.

“I want you to fuck me,” he says firmly, hoping he’s not slipping into his military commander voice. That would just be weird on more levels than he’s comfortable with.

“Then you need to take off some of those clothes,” O’Neill says, firm and amused, like that moment never happened.

*

O’Neill keeps his open shirt on when he finishes going through his pack and comes over to where John’s lying naked on the double bed. John doesn’t know if it’s for him or for O’Neill, and he kind of doesn’t care, because O’Neill looks good like that, dress shirt framing a band of skin, his thick, hard cock. John’s going to have to ban dress uniforms in the city, because he’ll never be able to look at another one without thinking of this and getting hard.

O’Neill drops a condom and a tube of hand cream on the pillow, then leans over John and kisses his, firm and deep. John wraps his arms round O’Neill’s back, holds on, feeling weirdly shaken by the kiss, something more than he usually gets like this – more connection, more affection, more something – but it’s almost a relief when O’Neill sits back to slick a finger and push it into John.

It’s easy enough. John breathes, lets his legs fall further apart. He’s almost painfully hard, but it’s distant compared to the bright sensation of O’Neill pushing a second finger into him. It’s too awkward to do this to himself, and he hasn’t done it with anyone else in a while. “More,” he says, shifting his hips, trying to get O’Neill’s fingers deeper.

“Patience,” O’Neill says, but he adds a third finger, twisting until John gasps. “Okay?”

“Yeah,” John says. “Yeah, I’m ready.”

O’Neill fucks him a couple of times with his fingers before sliding out and reaching for the condom. “You want to turn over?” he asks, looking at John as he rolls the condom down his dick.

“I – “John starts. He’s almost breathless under the weight of O’Neill’s gaze, imagines how much more it’s going to be with O’Neill inside him. He’ll be lucky if he lasts through O’Neill entering him like this. “Yeah,” he says, and pushes himself carefully over until he’s mostly on his stomach, the head of his cock brushing the sheets when he draws one leg up, exposing himself.

He feels O’Neill settle over him again, thighs on either side of John’s, then a warm hand in the centre of John’s back, and the head of O’Neill’s cock against his ass. He takes a deep breath, breathes it out slowly, and O’Neill pushes into him.

He’s a fair amount bigger than even three fingers, and John’s kind of tight still, so even with fingers and lube it’s uncomfortable. John swallows down his automatic wince as O’Neill pushes fully into him, balls pressed against John’s ass. John expects him to wait, to ask if John’s okay, but he doesn’t, just pulls back and thrusts in again, hand still on John’s back to hold him still. John takes another deep breath, trying to remember how to relax into it, and O’Neill’s next thrust angles down slightly, right against John’s prostate. He cries out helplessly, overwhelmed, and O’Neill does it again, again, again, not fast, but steady, deep and hard and so, so good.

John knows he should be quiet, but he feels totally out of control, his mouth working without his conscious thought, cries and moans and eventually just a litany of, “please, please, please,” that he knows he’ll find utterly humiliating in retrospect.

“Please what?” O’Neill asks, sounding gratifyingly breathless, even as his rhythm goes on unbroken.

John opens his mouth to say touch me but what comes out is, “God, please,” in a broken voice he barely recognizes as his own.

Apparently it’s still meaningful, because O’Neill shifts his weight enough to wrap his fist around John’s aching cock. John pushes into it, back to meet O’Neill’s next thrust, and it’s right on the line of bearable, so close to being too much. Then O’Neill tightens his fist slightly, and John goes over the edge with a sharp cry, his whole body tensing, still moving on automatic pilot. O’Neill fucks him through it, every press of his cock into John sending another shiver of after shock through him, his cock pulsing faintly with it.

When O’Neill releases John’s cock, he feels weak, exhausted, spent. O’Neill’s still hard inside him. He pushes John fully down onto his stomach and keeps going, less careful to hit John’s prostate on every thrust, just going after his own orgasm. John’s grateful for it. The drag of the cotton sheets against his soft, spent cock is enough to make him shiver with hyper-sensitivity. He’s not going to get hard again like this, but O’Neill doesn’t seem to want anything from him other than to lie there while O’Neill grunts and sweats towards completion. It’s the most relaxed John’s felt in years, the most able to relax, under his superior officer in Atlantis’ guest quarters.

He’s drifting on a haze of warmth and pleasure, so he has no idea how much later it is when O’Neill groans, grips John’s hips and pushes into him for half a dozen short, sharp thrusts before coming with a deep grunt of something like satisfaction.

He pulls out and drops down next to John, who feels him move around a little. Getting rid of the condom, probably. John gives him a couple of minutes, then pushes himself up on arms that feel like over-cooked spaghetti, and shifts over to kiss O’Neill’s soft, relaxed mouth. O’Neill pulls him closer, and John shivers at the feel of damp cotton and skin against skin.

He knows he’s just postponing the inevitable at this point, so it’s not a surprise when O’Neill gently nudges him away. “You should get going.”

“Yeah.” John contemplates asking to use the shower, then decides he’ll probably be less conspicuous just being sweaty, if he moves quickly enough. He can get most of the way to his quarters in the transporter anyway.

Assuming his legs will keep him up.

He stumbles into the bathroom to wipe the worst of his own drying come from his stomach, and catches a glimpse of himself in the mirror. Okay, make that *really* quickly, because his hair’s gone crazy and his eyes are blurry, and he looks exactly like someone who just had pretty fantastic sex with someone incredibly inappropriate.

He feels O’Neill’s eyes on him as he gets back into his uniform, folded neatly on the floor at the foot of the bed. He’s tempted to go over for another kiss, but he suspects his self-control can’t withstand O’Neill mostly naked and post-coital, cock soft against his thigh.

John’s nearly at the door, fiddling to replace his radio in his ear, when O’Neill says, “I was kinda looking forward to finishing that blow job,” like he’s suggesting they catch a football game on TV.

John feels the smile on his own face and knows it’ll be in his voice when he says, “I’d be remiss in my duty if I denied a visiting general what he wanted, sir.”

“That’s what I like about you, Sheppard,” O’Neill says, sounding amused. “Your obedience to the little details of the chain of command.”

“Yes, sir,” John says, hesitating. He’s pretty sure O’Neill expects him to leave now, but…

“My quarters, 2000 tomorrow,” O’Neill says. John feels him pause, then he says, “Dismissed, Colonel.”

John just makes it into the corridor before he lets the shudder of desire roll down his spine. This is going to be much better than previous visits from Earth.

Sunday, February 8th, 2009 03:52 pm (UTC)
I'm at *church* so I won't read this yet ;) but fyi, Jack is a major general, not brigadier. *g*
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
Jack is a major general, not brigadier

Oh *that's* a good start! Thanks for telling me.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Duuuude, that was insanely hot. I'm on my bb right now but once I get to a functioning computer I will reiread and give real feedback. *g*
Monday, February 9th, 2009 10:33 am (UTC)
Duuuude, that was insanely hot.

Thanks :o)
Monday, February 9th, 2009 04:20 pm (UTC)
John opens his mouth to say touch me but what comes out is, “God, please,” in a broken voice he barely recognizes as his own.

One of the things I love best about John Sheppard is that he comes across as a very sexual creature, despite having sex once, maybe twice, in the entire run of SGA. But JF sends out a vibe of "please, hold me down and molest me a little" and I kinda love seeing that explored in fic.

Or that could just be my interpretation ;)
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
But JF sends out a vibe of "please, hold me down and molest me a little" and I kinda love seeing that explored in fic.

That's such a fantastic way of putting it :o)
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
This was very hot. I like how you acknowledge that Jack's not as young as he used to be, it's something that rarely seems to come up.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 06:12 pm (UTC)
*thud*

*will be in my bunk*

(sorry, you probably want a more articulate comment than that) This is just so great, beginning to end, from John's awkward self-awareness of why he's reacting how he's reacting. Jack is great here, quietly confident and sexy. You do a wonderful job keeping a good balance between the chain of command stuff that John finds sexy, but not going over the top with it, or making it feel abusive. It gets to be fun and sexy but everyone is still there because they want to be.

Thank you SO much for this.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:28 am (UTC)
*thud*

*will be in my bunk*

(sorry, you probably want a more articulate comment than that)


No, that works :o)
Wednesday, April 15th, 2009 02:30 am (UTC)
Love this little detail, I never thought of the lack of salutes!

“Yes sir,” Andrews says, sounding oddly disappointed. John narrows his eyes slightly; he doesn’t remember Andrews being one of the ones who had trouble breaking that habit when he came to Atlantis.
Thursday, April 16th, 2009 08:44 pm (UTC)
I never thought of the lack of salutes!

I think someone else must have mentioned it and I absorbed it - I'm not usually that observant that I'd notice.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 06:51 pm (UTC)
Ohh, this was great. Like [livejournal.com profile] prehistoric_sea I'm impressed at the way you managed to work with the power imbalance kink without going to extremes.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:29 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
omg thank you. i adore this pairing. simply gorgeous and hot and yet you capture something about jack that i feel is there: that even in a situation like this he'd CARE. and i think he does. he cares and he takes care.

and i love your sheppard.

excellent stuff here. rowr.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:30 am (UTC)
Thank you!

that even in a situation like this he'd CARE. and i think he does. he cares and he takes care.

Yeah - I've not actually seen much of Jack on screen, but even the bits I have seen, he seems like he cares for his people and wants to do right by them.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 07:41 pm (UTC)
another ::thud::

So. damned. sexy.

and that "dismissed, Colonel.", yeah... shudder. Nice work!
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:31 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 08:52 pm (UTC)
You had me from He’s wearing his *dress blues*, he’s in John’s city, looking at him, and John’s more aware than he wants to be that he hasn’t had sex in over a year -- love that line, loved the fic. The thing with Andrews in the corridor, the overheard hushed comment, John’s really not ready to be rejected for one of his own men, wonderful. “You’re upsetting the fixtures” -- lol, so Jack. pressing against his skin until John feels burnt with it, O’Neill’s fingerprints on his skin -- Mmmmm. And “Unless you want me to order you not to? Or stop you?”! Love what that says about what Jack understands about this situation, love how it says it in a question instead of a statement. After that, just total hotness and guh, fantastic writing, too many lines to quote. Hottest bit for me I think was Sheppard almost slipping into Command Voice -- that zingy reminder that he is very much a commander too.

Really loved this.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:32 am (UTC)
Thank you!

The thing with Andrews in the corridor, the overheard hushed comment

I'm so happy you mentioned that - I kept cutting it then putting it back, because I couldn't decide if it only made sense to me.
Sunday, February 8th, 2009 11:41 pm (UTC)
Yum! This is delicious, so sexy and... kind-hearted? That sounds bizarre, but I like the affection between them. Casual, but there all the same. *happy sigh*
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:33 am (UTC)
Thank you!

kind-hearted? That sounds bizarre, but I like the affection between them. Casual, but there all the same.

I have a really hard time imagining Jack sleeping with someone he doesn't care about for some reason. John, sure, though he does care for most of his lovers, but not Jack.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Yow. Smoking.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:39 am (UTC)
Thanks!
Monday, February 9th, 2009 04:39 am (UTC)
I love the tone, the hot and quiet pacing of this. Sheppard's bit of awkwardness is lovely and Jack's so-coolness is just right. :) I'm so glad to see more of this pairing.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Jack's so-coolness is just right.

I think I imprinted on the way [livejournal.com profile] prehistoric_sea writes them, where Jack is 'so-cool', particularly since I haven't seen many episodes with Jack.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 04:13 pm (UTC)
particularly since I haven't seen many episodes with Jack.

Oh man, you *need* to see early SG-1. Honestly, much as I love Cameron and Vala, and as terrific SGA can be, SG-1 v1.0 did it first and did it best. Some of the most brilliant and poignant episodes of Stargate comes from those early years.

If you're interested, I can rec some terrific Jack-centric eps for you to download?
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
Oh man, you *need* to see early SG-1.

Yeah, but early SG-1 seems like it has so much Daniel and his wife angst, and I just don't care about Daniel all that much.

But yeah, if you could rec me some Jack eps, I'm willing to be converted... maybe.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 12:12 am (UTC)
Heh. Now that I've developed a knee-jerk reaction to YAY!RODNEY fans, I begin to understand how freakin' annoying militant Daniel-fans must've been to the rest of SG-1 fandom. Even though I've shifted my focus to John & Cam (and Sam & Ronon) I still think Daniel is an utterly brilliant character. But I get not everyone feels that way ;)

But early SG-1 had terrific team episodes, and plenty of eps focused on Jack, Sam, and Teal'c.

...aaaand I started typing up a must-see episode list for you? Then realised it was getting RIDICULOUSLY LONG. There are so many good eps and I don't know what you've already seen or don't care about. Do you want Sam and Teal'c eps too? If it's just Jack, that narrows things down, but I'd much rather give you a good overview.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
There are so many good eps and I don't know what you've already seen or don't care about

That's easy: I haven't seen a single episode before Cam showed up, because the thought of picking my way through eight seasons that he wasn't in was too daunting!

Do you want Sam and Teal'c eps too? If it's just Jack, that narrows things down, but I'd much rather give you a good overview

I guess an overview, probably (just not too much Daniel, please!). Thank you for doing this, btw, it's very nice of you.

PS - What's the quote on your icon from? I know I know and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember.
Wednesday, February 11th, 2009 02:27 pm (UTC)
What's the quote on your icon from? I know I know and it's driving me nuts that I can't remember.

Hee! That's because you *do* know it! It's from "Galileo" and the icon is by [livejournal.com profile] spyderqueen :)
Mallory: "And we went to the moon. Do we really have to go to Mars?"

Sam: "Yes."

Mallory: "Why?"

Sam: "'Cause it's next! Because we came out of the cave, and we looked over the hill, and we saw fire. And we crossed the ocean, and we pioneered the West, and we took to the sky. The history of man is hung on the timeline of exploration, and this is what's next."

Mallory: "I know."

Sam: "People like you, who say that... [beat] What?"

Mallory: "I said I know. We're supposed to be explorers."

Sam: "Then what the hell?"

Mallory: "I just want to hear you talk about it."

Sam: "You know something?"

Mallory: "You get all puffed up."

Sam: "You're a pain in the ass."

SG-1 purists say the later seasons/SGA lost that sense of exploration, of stepping through the gate simply to advance our understanding of the universe. What I love about Cam is that he's got this sense of wonder, even though the S9-10 plot itself steered away from it.

Okay, I'll do an overview and keep Daniel to a minimum ;)

(Btw, I'm pretty sure I owe you a TWW ficathon assignment from a couple years back. Um... let me see what I can do about that...)
Friday, February 13th, 2009 06:58 pm (UTC)
Curses, of course I knew that! Thanks!

Btw, I'm pretty sure I owe you a TWW ficathon assignment from a couple years back. Um... let me see what I can do about that...

Really? I mean, far be it for me to discourage you but...we're talking at least a couple of years ago by now, you have a *very* good memory.
Monday, February 9th, 2009 05:43 am (UTC)
Oh my!

This isn't a John/Cam fic, but it's still very HOT!

Woah! Very, very erotic!!
Monday, February 9th, 2009 11:41 am (UTC)
Thanks!

This isn't a John/Cam fic, but it's still very HOT!

Have a John/Cam icon to look at instead :o)
Tuesday, February 10th, 2009 06:28 am (UTC)
*sighs in almost contentment*

Niiiiice..... Very niiiice...
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Thursday, February 19th, 2009 04:33 am (UTC)
Extremely wonderful and hot! :-)

Jack in his dress blues would make a straight man drop to his knees, I swear. No wonder John had such a good time.

And I second the opinion that you need to watch some Jack-centric SG-1 eps. You may think it's all about Daniel and his missing wife-ly angst in the early going, but that's far from the truth. It's not even mentioned in most eps, unless it's specifically being addressed.

Cold Lazarus, Brief Candle and Solitudes are 3 heavy-on-the-Jack Season One eps, for starters. :-)
Thursday, February 19th, 2009 11:22 am (UTC)
Thank you!

You may think it's all about Daniel and his missing wife-ly angst in the early going, but that's far from the truth.

But it has *eight* seasons. That's kind of a lot to catch up on.

I dunno - I think I've just imprinted on Cam and Vala as SG1 and the idea of them having Jack instead seems weird.

But I will go looking for the three you suggested - I'm willing to be converted (maybe).
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Friday, February 20th, 2009 01:03 am (UTC)
It won't hurt a bit! *g*

And if you like them, you'll be saying: "OMG, there are EIGHT seasons! YAY!" :-)
Saturday, February 21st, 2009 03:42 pm (UTC)
*Shivers* Good. This was very good.
Saturday, February 21st, 2009 07:16 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
Saturday, March 27th, 2010 10:32 am (UTC)
Whoo! *Fans self*