Series: Sharing (Masterlist)
Summary: Sharing a tent: Jack and Jonas!
Setting: Season 6
Feedback: Can’t breathe without it.
Beta: Era Telris – thank you!
Disclaimer: I’m not making money with this fanfic. The tv-show Stargate SG-1 and the characters appearing within it belong to their producers and creators. Any similarities to living or dead persons are purely coincidental and not intended.
Jack raised his head when Jonas entered the tent. “Hi, Colonel,“ the young Kelownan said, sitting down on his sleeping-bag.
“Hm,“ Jack grumbled. He wasn’t pleased with Carter’s idea that he should share a tent with Jonas this afternoon, just because she owed Teal’c a game of Scrabble they wanted to play without onlookers. It was raining since morning and the team had to stay put in their tents. Jonas took off his wet jacket and threw it into a corner of the tent, nearly hitting Jack in the face.
“Watch it,“ the colonel complained.
“I’m sorry,“ Jonas muttered, sitting down properly. For a few minutes, silence reigned while Jack was reading his sports magazine and Jonas was looking around the tent, unsure what to do with himself. “What … what are you reading?“ he suddenly asked.
Jack looked up, letting his irritation show. “Hockey.“
“Hockey? That’s one of your planet’s various sports, right?“ Jonas asked curiously, his eyes widened eagerly.
“Yes,“ Jack answered.
Jonas was quiet for a few minutes, before he asked uncertainly, “And you like hockey?“
“Would I read about it if I didn’t?“
“Just asking,“ Jonas answered. He sighed, propping his head up on a hand. “We have no sports on Kelowna.“
Jack stopped short and looked up. “You have no sports on Kelowna?“
“It’s kind of useless, don’t you think?“
“Think about it: tennis. Two people standing on a divided field to bat a ball from one side to the other. Or football. It’s violent. The men playing it are just looking for an excuse to fight. Or boxing. I’m just doing it because General Hammond wants me to.“
Jack stared at him with wide eyes and an open mouth. “What?“
“Sports are useless. That’s why we don’t have them on Kelowna. We’re staying healthy by eating good food.“
Jack closed the magazine with a resounding slap and cleared his throat. “What? Sports aren’t useless. Hockey isn’t useless.“
“I think so.“
“Well, you have your opinion and I have mine.“
“Hockey isn’t useless.“
“Calm down.“ Jonas raised his hands in defense.
“I think I’ll have to take you to a game to show you just how useful hockey is,“ Jack muttered.
Jonas raised his eyes to look at him in surprise. “You would?“
Jack stiffened. ’Damn.’
‘Don’t play nice with Jonas’ was his topmost directive and now he wanted to go to a hockey game with him? Well, he couldn’t take the offer back now. Carter would grill him.
“Yeah ...,“ he answered hesitantly.
“Great,“ Jonas grinned. Jack smiled back humorlessly. And suddenly it dawned on him. This conversation ... this whole conversation was nothing new to him. He’d had it with Daniel years ago. And hadn’t he thought at that time that Daniel wasn’t the kind of guy he wanted to be friends with? He looked at Jonas. He was smiling happily. And suddenly, Jack didn’t want to take the offer back. That smile was the first one on Jonas’ face he was responsible for.
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