Characters/Pairing: Jack O'Neill, Daniel Jackson, Teal'c, Samantha Carter, General Hammond, Janet Fraiser; Jack/Daniel
Word Count: 21,300
Summary - Jack and Daniel are not in a good place. Will Jack see the truth before Daniel walks away?
Beta: DennyJ. Thank you, my friend. Any and all mistakes are mine.
Artwork: Eilidh17. Thank you for such an evocative piece.
Notes - There is a Welsh phrase included in the story. Thanks to Google for the translation.
Jack O’Neill took a slow slurp of his coffee, placing the cup down with deliberate care. He could have been disabling a naquadah bomb, his focus riveted to the porcelain mug as it met the table.
Better there than on the earnestly intent face of his Jaffa teammate. It wouldn’t do to guffaw when Teal’c was expecting a serious response.
“Did you not hear my question, O’Neill?”