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Title: The Gesture
Fandom: SG-1
Pairing: Jack/Daniel
Rating: G
Note: Yes, I have contributed to the joy that is [livejournal.com profile] sidlj and [livejournal.com profile] jd_junkie's Jack/Daniel Baby-a-thon! I, too, have a not-so-secret love of Jack and Daniel calling each other 'baby'. BTW - that's what it's about, not Jack and Daniel having or being babies.
I had planned on pimping my favorite when I posted my own, but I love them all. Umm, be sure to check out Snow, baby by [livejournal.com profile] mornincamper and Oh, Baby by [livejournal.com profile] magnavox_23 and oh heck, just read them all. Then go forth and drabble, and earn my undying devotion.
Summary: Jack makes a major life change and a phone call.

The Gesture

Jack listens to the phone ringing 1500 miles away from him and almost chickens out in the few seconds between the click of the phone being picked up and the first hint of answer from the phone's owner.

“Jackson,” Daniel’s voice is still on autopilot; he sounds awake but Jack knows better. And now there's nothing for it but to push on like he knows exactly what he's doing; the same as he's always done when caught in a terrifying situation.

“Daniel! How’s it goin’?”

“Jack?” Jack can hear scraping and shifting in the background, knows Daniel is blindly reaching out for his glasses. “It's four in the morning. Is everything okay?”

“No, it’s not okay. I woke up today with no job, an empty house, and nothing but fruit loops for breakfast. To top it all off, I stupidly sold all of my furniture and slept on the floor last night and my back is killing me," And here Jack stumbles, has to pause to gather all his bravado around him like armor. "So now I’m worried that when you pick me up from the airport in a few hours I won’t be able to properly dip you in that big romantic kiss I’ve been planning pretty much since I realized this retirement might actually stick." There it is: all his cards on the table and it's Daniel's move.

There’s nothing but silence on the other end of the phone, although Jack imagines he can hear the slow, confused blink of Daniel’s eyes. He knows Daniel wants this, knows it like he knows the longing in his own heart, but the pause from Colorado gives him just enough time to doubt, to mentally move to Minnesota instead of home where he belongs before there’s a puff of air like Daniel’s letting out a breath he’s been holding for more than a decade.

And then Daniel laughs more air than sound, but full of joy. “Don’t worry, baby. I’ll dip you.”

***
The complete list of my Stargate fiction can be found here.

Date: 2009-01-11 11:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mornincamper.livejournal.com
I know you know how much I loved your glee inducing fic, Lilyleia...but what you don't know is - that is the first time anyone ever recced me! Wow. ::flush:: That feels good. :)

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