Jackfic Archive Story


Sleeping with a Stranger

by Gallagater

Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and its characters are the property of Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, and Gekko Productions. I have written this story for entertainment purposes only and no money whatsoever has exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, situations, and story are the property of the author(s).

Sleeping with a Stranger

Drabble for the theme - 'Jack's Birthday'

Author: Gallagater

E-mail: 7j4him@prodigy.net

Rated: 15+

Warnings: none

Pairing: Jack and Sara

Season: pre-series

Word Count: 100 words

It's after midnight. I should be tired, but I can't sleep. He's restless. Groaning his way through nightmares he won't share. Maybe he can't.

He's home. Shouldn't that be enough? I lie to myself and say it is. But nothing's the same. I don't know my own husband. The ceiling I'm staring at is more familiar. I'm lying next to a stranger.

Dear God, it's supposed to be different. We should be celebrating.

Tomorrow's Jack's birthday. We'll have a costume party. No cake. No surprises. He'll wear a cloak of silence and I'll hide behind a mask that everything's fine.

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