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19 February 2006 @ 09:23 am
Slash Fic: Appreciation (Jack/Daniel) PG  
Okay, for all my gen and ship friends turn your head away. I am working on something gen (with a ship version) right now though. But in the meantime I wanted to post this. Short and not my usual style. Totally just for fun.

Title: Appreciation
Author: Moonshayde
Season: Season 7 or later
Category: Slash, Romance
Spoilers: None
Pairing/Character: Jack/Daniel
Summary: Jack learns how to appreciate nature.
Word Count: 537
Rating: PG

Author's Notes: A little more fluffy than I like for slash, but I needed to write me a pick me up for my stressful weekend.

Disclaimer: Not mine. All credit to those that deserve it.

Daniel had told him he needed to appreciate nature more.

Daniel – the guy who spent three quarters of his day holed up in his office under a mountain; the man who almost always had his nose in a book, or was glued to the computer screen, or was running to this place and that researching some artifact.

Daniel had not so politely reminded him that he had years of experience in the field. "In case you had forgotten, I am an archaeologist. It's my job to appreciate things."

Ah, things. Not nature. And Daniel had conveniently left out the part where he had to destroy nature in order to appreciate the things.

Jack appreciated nature. He fished. He didn't litter – too much. He had a cabin in the Minnesotan woods, for cryin' out loud.

Which was where he was now.

Jack remained still as he gazed at the half shut blinds in his cabin's bedroom. It was that time right before dawn where normally he'd either be trying to sleep off the morning or more likely getting up to fish.

That was the normal schedule. Things...weren't so normal anymore. Nor had they been for a long time.

Daniel had told him he needed to appreciate nature more.

From where Jack was resting, he could see the sun poking out over the horizon, obscured in part by the thick woodland that surrounded his cabin. It wouldn't be long until it spilled over the quiet lake and warmed the cold earth.

It was warm inside.

Jack shifted, arching his back as he tried to work out all the kinks in his body. He knew he'd be fine once he actually lumbered out of bed and got moving, but...this was his favorite part.

The sunlight began to stream through the slits of the blinds in strong, concentrated beams until they flushed out and widened, coursing over the bed sheets in warm waves and ripples. Jack could feel the heat on his toes as it spread upward and shook away the chill of night. He breathed out, relishing the tingle it brought to his skin.

Daniel had told him to appreciate nature more.

Jack watched silently as the sunrays bathed Daniel in a soft glow. The light traveled over the contours of his bare body, sinking into the grooves of his sculpted shoulders, while dipping and pooling at the small of his back. The light seemed to fix onto his skin and mold itself around the taunt muscles that were hidden just beneath the surface. Like a sponge, Daniel soaked in the light. Jack felt the warmth as it bled through Daniel and seeped into him.

As the sun broke from the horizon and its light flooded the cabin, Daniel finally stirred. Sleepily, he lifted his head off of Jack's chest and braced himself on the bed, pausing long enough to squint and glare at Jack through sandy eyes.

"What are you doing?" Daniel asked hoarsely.

"Why, I'm appreciating nature."

"Pervert," Daniel mumbled before collapsing back onto Jack.

Jack smiled, not at all bothered by the comment. Why should he be? Daniel had pressed his body closer, his lips grazing Jack's neck.

Jack decided he needed to appreciate nature more often.
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Minx, (n.) a pert girl, (adj.) saucy; impudent: yawn sealpup by infinitemonkeys_minxy_ on February 19th, 2006 09:28 pm (UTC)
Oh, pretty little moment. Love the description of light as water, waving and soaking in. Made me sleepy, though. *g*
Working for the Mandroid: Sleepmoonshayde on February 19th, 2006 09:29 pm (UTC)
Oh good. That was what I was aiming for :)
Sorcha Morrigan: Stargate - Daniel & Jacksorcha_gaia on February 20th, 2006 02:38 am (UTC)
Mmm. Glowy Daniel. This was pretty, hon. A nice, quiet moment with the boys.

Savory vignette. *wanders off grinning goofily*
Working for the Mandroid: Saying Goodbyemoonshayde on February 20th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks :) Not my usual -- I tend to write them arguing instead -- but it was fun nonetheless :)
aizjanikaaizjanika on February 20th, 2006 03:06 am (UTC)
I appreciate this fic. *g* I love moments like this in fic. :-)
Working for the Mandroid: Breathemoonshayde on February 20th, 2006 12:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks :)