Paybacks are Sweet

Author:  Orrymain
Category:  Slash, Humor, Romance, Established Relationship
Pairing:  Jack/Daniel ... and it's all J/D
Rating:  PG-13
Season:  Beyond the Series - January 29, 2007
Spoilers:  None
Size:  10kb, ficlet
Written:  July 29, 2007, June 27-28, 2017
Summary:  Daniel delivers some sweet payback to Jack, which naturally leads to some sweet Jack and Daniel lovin'.
Disclaimer:  Usual disclaimers -- not mine, wish they were, especially Daniel, and Jack, too, but they aren't.  A gal can dream though!
1) Silent, unspoken thoughts by various characters are indicated with ~ in front and behind them, such as ~Where am I?~
2) This fic stands alone, but it does reference my other fic(s):  “Daniel Jackson - Fly Boy?”

Paybacks are Sweet
by Orrymain

“Okay, what's the big surprise?” Jack asked, having been told to prepare for a big surprise by his husband.  Having already eaten breakfast and cuddled with the triplets, he was on plan.  He'd been instructed to be ready to leave the house by 9 a.m. and plan to be gone until late in the afternoon. “I'm waiting.”

“Here's where you need to go,” Daniel instructed, handing Jack a piece of paper with the information written on it.

“Where is this, and why am I going?”

“Just go, and don't be late.  I have plans for us when you get back.”  Daniel nibbled on Jack's lower lip, then slipped his tongue inside his lover's mouth, exploring freely.  “Big plans, and Jack, there'll be a ... quiz.  Pass it, and ...”  Daniel whispered his words of seduction into his lover's ear, sealing the promise with a lick of his earlobe.  “Make sure you pass.”

“Daniel ...”

Jack no longer cared about whatever the surprise was.  He just wanted to get to the quiz ... now!  Daniel had other ideas, however, and shooed his husband out the door.  As he closed it and leaned back against the door, Daniel chuckled.

“Gawd, paybacks are sweet!”

Hearing the cries of babies, Daniel's devious thoughts disappeared in favor of the joys of parenthood.


About forty minutes later, a knock on the front door drew Daniel's attention.  He glanced in on the babies while holding one of the portable baby monitors in his hand.  Fortunately, the triplets were settled in the nursery and happily cooing at the overhead mobile that featured Winnie the Pooh, Eeyore, Piglet, and Little Roo.

The archaeologist had a good idea of who would be at the door and smiled when he opened it and saw his neighbor, Sophia Valissi, and her shepherd-collie, Andie.

“Hello, Daniel.”

“Hello, Mrs. Valissi.”  Daniel knelt down and greeted, “Hi, Andie.  You ready to play with the girls for a while?”

Daniel's answer was a wagging tail and several kisses on the face, prompting him to laugh.

“Thank you for watching her today.”

“No problem.”

“The pest control service only takes an hour or so, but then I have a luncheon with some lady friends.  I should be back by two.  Is that too late?” Mrs. Valissi asked.

“No, not at all.  You take your time.  I'll be home all day.”

“You're a dear.  Where's the General?”  the senior citizen heard the laugh, but it was the 'I've got a secret' look in Daniel's eyes that seemed suspicious.  “Oh, my.  What have you gotten him into, Dear?”

“Well, you know he talked me into getting my pilot's license last year?”


“I thought I'd return the favor.”  Daniel observed the questioning on Mrs. Valissi's face and laughed again.  His voice full of mischief, he explained via a simple question.  “You know Jack and computers?”

The woman chuckled, “Oh, dear.  Jack is good at so many things, but I remember years back asking him to help me with my email and, well, if you recall, you had to reinstall my web browser.”

Daniel laughed at the memory, but admitted, “I'd forgotten about that.  Yeah, Jack isn't exactly a computer whiz, which is why I arranged for a computer course for him.  I'm sure he's having a ... well, I'm sure he's there.”

The two laughed some more and chatted about the triplets for a couple of minutes before Mrs. Valissi went on her way, leaving Andie to visit with Bijou and Katie.


After Mrs. Valissi returned and took Andie home, Daniel played with the babies in the hopes of tiring them out.  Once they were settled in their extra large crib, the babies let out big yawns.  The archaeologist stood over the crib and watched them for a while, before entering his den to take care of some business until his husband arrived home.


~He's back!~  Hearing Jack's loud bark, the archaeologist laughed from his recliner in the den.  “In the den,” he shouted, not moving from his spot.  ~Please don't wake up, babies,~ he prayed as he cringed from his own loud voice.  ~I have plans here.  Please help Daddy out and sleeeeeep.~

The general hurried up the stairs, but before entering the den, he stopped by the nursery.  He saw his beautiful three-month-old innocents all sound asleep.  They were perfect in his mind and filled him with joy.  Once he withdrew by the room, he returned to the annoyance of his day.

“You think you're funny, don't you?” Jack accused as he entered the den and stood a few feet from the recliner.

“Me?  Funny?”  Daniel shrugged.  “I don't know that I'd say that ... exactly.”

“Look at you: Mister Smug.”

Daniel laughed and asked, “And, uh, can I assume this is about the way you spent your day?”

“In a friggin' computer class, Computers for Dummies Made Easy?  Really?  What in Netu were you thinking?”

“That you need a better understanding of computer basics, and since you've ignored me over the years, I thought Ian might have better luck.”

“That's what this is about!”


“It's payback for your flying lessons!”

“I love to fly,” Daniel replied with a smile.  “Of course, it would have been nice to have had a more active part in the original decision.  For example, you might have asked me when I was ... *awake*!”

“Ooooooh you ... you ...”

“Me what?” Daniel challenged.

“Grrrrrr,” Jack growled, pouncing on his lover in the recliner.  “Scoot over.”

Daniel did as was requested.  It was an amazing feat, getting two grown men into the recliner comfortably, but it was something they'd learned to do, and now they were happily snuggled together.

“Geez, Danny.  If you were going to do payback, then shouldn't you have gotten me a ... er, a different instructor?”

“Oh, Ian was handpicked, Jack.”

Jack looked at Daniel in shock and pouted, “That's not fair.  I found you Tony, a beautiful woman.”

“And your point is?”

“You found me Ian.  He's, ah, well a symbiote is more attractive.”

“Exactly,” Daniel acknowledged.  “You should appreciate that I didn't want a repeat of our little misunderstanding.”

“But you don't have a Mr. Jealously.”

“I don't?”

“Do you?” Jack queried.

Jack was, in part, amazed, but he was also happy to know Daniel had a jealous side.  Though not as overt as his own green-eyed monster, the younger man's jealousy bubbled to the top in occasion, even with regards to Sam and Janet, among others.  Daniel was simply better able to control his feelings, calming the irrational emotion with logic, most of the time.

“Jack, you know I do.”

“You do?” Jack asked in mock surprise.

Daniel rolled his eyes, saying, “It's why you have Ian as an instructor and not someone like Tony.”

“Oh.  *Oh*,” Jack exclaimed, pleased at the words.

It was nice to hear Daniel actually say something like that out loud, verbally admitting to his well-hidden jealousy.

“So, are you ready for your quiz?”

“Quiz.  Daniel, please tell me you aren't really going to make me go back to that class for a month.  I mean,” Jack kissed his lover, “it takes time away from,” he nibbled on Daniel's earlobe, “other, more fruitful things that we,” he slipped his left hand down inside Daniel's pants, “could be doing.”

“Um ...” Daniel paused, enjoying Jack's touches, “well, truthfully, yes.”


“By the time you're done, you'll know all about computers.”

“I don't want to know about computers.  I want to know about you.”

“It's only three times a week.”

“But we could be ...”

“Oh, gawd!”


“That was dirty pool, O'Neill.  You got me to let you out of those courses by ... by ... by ...”

“Yep,” Jack grinned pridefully, “and you promised, too.  Let's see.  What was it you said?  Yes, it was 'I swear on my ...”

“Jack, I know what I said.  Dirty pool,” the archaeologist lamented again.

In the throes of passion, Jack wrangled his way out of further computer lessons.  He had Daniel, after all, and that's all he needed or wanted.  Daniel wasn't really upset.  He loved Jack and being his computer genius made both of them happy.  The whole thing had been a bit of payback, and they'd had plenty of fun with it during the last couple of hours.

Now, though, the babies began to cry and the lovers left behind their sex life for their new roles as parents.


Later in the evening, Daniel heard Jack shouting from the study and hurried in to see what was going on.

“Jack, I wish you'd stop shouting all the time; you might wake up the babies.”

“Daniel, this friggin' thing won't work,” the older man whined, totally ignoring his lover's remark about the infants.

Daniel sighed, “What did you do now?”



“Daniel, I swear, I just turned it on, and this is what I got.”

Daniel reviewed the situation and sighed.  He looked at his husband, shaking his head in disbelief.

“What?” Jack asked defensively.

Daniel walked to the back of the desk and picked up the power cord, waving it in Jack's face.

“Oh.  That's what it was.”  Jack looked a little sheepish.  “I was cleaning, and I ... well ... you know me and computers, Danny.”

Daniel laughed, plugged in the computer, and gave his lover a big kiss.

“Never change, Jack.”

“Just for you, I never will.”

~~Finis - Finished - Done - The End - But is it ever Really?~~

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