"The hell with him!" O'Neill shouted as the two Tok'ra walked out of the chamber with Klorel curled up in what looked like a fish tank. He only had eyes for the young man running towards him shouting, "O'Neill!"
"Much better," Jack declared and threw his arms around the grinning young man. As Skaa'ra greeted the other members of SG1, Jack noticed Daniel standing slightly apart from the rest of the group. He moved closer to speak with his lover and friend.
"Daniel? You okay?" he asked, quietly.
He nodded, and although he was smiling, his eyes were clouded with a hint of sadness that the others were unlikely to notice.
"Sha're?" Jack asked.
Daniel nodded again. "We should go back to Abydos with him. I want to see Kasuf and..." he hesitated.
"...and Skaa'ra wants to spend some time with you," Daniel smiled.
Jack was stopped short. It was obvious from the look on Daniel's face that Skaa'ra had told him about what had happened between the two of them and Jack didn't know how to deal with it. He just huffed and then shepherded the rest of SG1 and Skaa'ra out of the chamber, back to the 'gate and home without making mention of it again.
Safely back at the SGC, Daniel and Jack were the last ones in the locker room and Daniel had decided that Jack wasn't running away from this any longer. Skaa'ra was still in the infirmary being checked out by Janet, but once he was done there were decisions to be made.
"Jack, don't shut me out. I'm not angry, I'm not jealous. Talk to me."
Jack leaned his head on the locker door, unable to look at him.
"I can't. It's...,"
"It's what? Embarrassing?" Daniel moved over to his lover and rested his chin on Jack's back. "Look, we can't leave this 'til we get home. I don't know about you, but I'm staying here until the General gives us leave to go to Abydos. There's no way I'm letting Skaa'ra go back alone and if what he told me is true, and I have no reason not to believe him, you feel exactly the same way."
Jack nodded sharply. "My quarters. I'll tell you what happened."
They walked to Jack's room in silence, Jack's lips set in a thin line and a frown clouded his forehead. He opened the door, ushered Daniel in and locked it behind them. He picked up the phone and called the infirmary, brusquely instructing them to inform him as soon as Skaa'ra had the all clear, then sat down heavily on the bed. Daniel sat on the chair and rested his hands between his knees as he leaned forward to listen to whatever Jack had to say.
Jack chuckled. "Just like after Abydos."
"Nothing. It's all right." He sighed, and then took a deep breath.
"So. What did he tell you?"
"Not much that I hadn't already surmised. That you and he were lovers, that he's still deeply in love with you and that he wanted to spend some time alone with you on Abydos," Daniel explained. "He missed you, Jack."
Jack's eyebrows rose. "Whadya mean 'nothing you hadn't surmised'? You knew?"
Daniel shrugged, "I had a hunch. Skaa'ra doesn't hide his emotions; he's never needed to learn how. He's been brought up in a world where people are open with each other. To the Abydonians, the showing of emotion of any kind, whether it be anger, joy, love, is the norm. Besides, I know him. He's my brother-in-law. Don't forget I lived with him for a year."
"Yeah," Jack conceded with a sharp pang of envy and regret. "You did."
"He told me that he asked you to stay. Why didn't you?" Daniel asked gently.
"Because I was a mess. Even though you both persuaded me - in different ways -that life could be worth living, I could never have stayed on Abydos. I was having a hard time living with the guilt as it was."
"Guilt? About Charlie?"
Jack smiled, sadly. "No. About Skaa'ra. I... I felt like I'd taken advantage. The kid hero-worshipped me and I took advantage."
Daniel sat next to him on the bed and put his arm around his shoulders. "You didn't. Trust me. You didn't."
Jack ran his hands through his hair and sighed. "I know that now. I knew it the second time, when we went back to get you. God, he'd missed me so much it made me wish I had stayed."
Daniel smiled. "I wasn't the only one who noticed the look on his face when he first saw you again. Kasuf was pleased."
"Yeah, how weird is that? Around here if a father knew a guy his own age had been sleeping with his son, the guy'd be lucky to survive!"
"Look at it from Kasuf's point of view, Jack. His son was loved and being protected by one of the gods. In a world where it's very hard to keep your family safe, that would be seen as a big advantage. And he could tell that you cared; that you weren't just using him for sex. So could I."
"Daniel, why the hell didn't you say something?"
"What was there to say, Jack? You loved Skaa'ra and almost certainly still do, just like I still love Sha're. It doesn't make what we have now any less important. We both lost someone we loved, but you've been lucky enough to get him back, at least for a while. Be happy. I am."
Jack laughed despite himself. "Jesus, Daniel. You're somethin' else. What the hell did I do to deserve you?"
"You were obviously very good in a previous life," he grinned. "It's okay. Really. The thing about Abydos you have to remember, is that the girls have to be virgins when they get married. When you're living in a culture like that, it's inevitable that young men will turn to each other. They learn from each other how to make love. The techniques may be slightly different, but the concepts of pleasuring someone else and not being self-conscious about their bodies are things they learn from sleeping with each other. I saw plenty of that when I lived there. Some of the relationships were deep, too. When you can't have a relationship with someone of the opposite sex and you're being intimate with someone on a regular basis, sometimes it turns into love. All of the men are betrothed eventually and they know that it's going to happen, but they derive joy and comfort and intimacy with each other until that time comes. You were like a dream come true for him, Jack. You were a god. You were much older and wiser than him. Just think of how much he could learn from you."
Jack had never been able to see it in quite that light before. He'd been brought up in Minnesota; a totally different environment where the yearnings he'd had for other young men had been squashed flat by fear and self-loathing. Even though his relationship with Daniel was successful, part of him still had difficulty coming to terms with his desire for his own sex. Luckily, Daniel understood and when Jack needed space and time, he gave it freely, just as he gave his love freely and just as it seemed that now he was giving his permission for Jack to love Skaa'ra freely.
"Don't you want to?" Daniel asked. "You know how hurt he'll be if you reject him."
"I love you. You're my partner. If we're gonna get sappy about this, you're my soul mate. I'd never do anything to hurt you."
"That's not what I asked, Jack."
Jack sighed, putting his head in his hands in frustration. "I know, dammit and the answer is yes. I want to. I... I still love him, Danny."
Daniel knelt in front of him and cradled his face in his hands. "I know. It's okay."
The telephone rang and it was Janet, telling them that Skaa'ra had no physical side-effects from being blended and because he was so young, Klorel hadn't needed to use the sarcophagus often, so there were no symptoms of withdrawal from that either. He was free to go home.
Jack went to the General's office to make the request for leave, while Daniel collected Skaa'ra from the infirmary.
"Danyel! Did you speak to him?"
"Yes, I did."
"And what did he say?" Skaa'ra demanded eagerly.
Daniel smiled at his enthusiasm, recognising the need Skaa'ra had for O'Neill's love since he had the same need. "I'd better let him tell you himself, but it's okay, Skaa'ra."
The young man beamed.
The General hadn't been surprised by Jack's request, SG1 were due a little down time and he knew that Jack and Skaa'ra were close. He also knew that Daniel took his responsibility to the family very seriously and agreed to both of them accompanying Skaa'ra back to Abydos for a few days.
Jack was afraid and excited. Daniel had given him permission to sleep with his ex, although Jack had difficulty looking at Skaa'ra as his ex. He wasn't exactly sure how he regarded the young man except to say that he loved him and probably always would. He stayed in the background as much as the family would allow - which wasn't much. He and Daniel were treated as honoured guests by the whole village, so keeping a low profile was practically impossible.
After the evening feast, most of the village had staggered back to their homes and Daniel had joined Kasuf in the family tent, which left Skaa'ra and Jack alone, gazing into the dying fire.
"What troubles you, O'Neill?" Skaa'ra asked, placing his hand on top of Jack's.
"It's nothin'," Jack replied, not taking his eyes away from the gently flickering flames.
Skaa'ra took his hand and began to help him up. "Come."
Still full of misgivings, Jack followed him, holding onto his hand as they walked to a small chamber where blankets had been laid and torches burned. Jack loosed his hand and put his arm around Skaa'ra's shoulders, pulling him close. He could feel the young man's warmth through the rough wool of his robes and the first stirrings of desire began to awaken inside him.
Skaa'ra waved his hand towards the blankets. "For us."
"God, Skaa'ra. Does everyone know?"
Skaa'ra laughed quietly and squeezed him. "Not everyone. Would that bother you?"
"Probably," Jack answered honestly. "On my world, you and me... let's just say people wouldn't like it."
Skaa'ra turned to face him, his skin shining golden in the light of the torches. "People are not here, O'Neill. It is just you and I."
The naked emotion in Skaa'ra's eyes broke a dam inside Jack and he captured the sweet mouth turned to his. They kissed until they were breathless, Skaa'ra's hands roaming over Jack's back as Jack held him, his own hands exploring the young man's coltish curves. When he finally broke away there were tears in Jack's eyes.
"Christ, Skaa'ra. I'd thought we'd lost you for good," he whispered.
Skaa'ra stroked his face with his long, delicate fingers. "I am here, O'Neill. I am yours, my beloved one."
The young man began to undress him, kneeling to unfasten his boot laces as if in supplication to his god. As soon as they were loose, Jack pulled him up for another kiss, needing to taste the spice and heat he'd missed for so long. One by one, each item of clothing was discarded until O'Neill was naked, his cock already up and eager. He easily slipped the simple robe from Skaa'ra's body, revealing his nakedness and his equally impatient erection.
Jack gasped at the young man's beauty and drew him into his arms, raining hot kisses all around his neck and shoulders, while his hands stroked Skaa'ra's broad back, tracing fingertips down to the slim waist and then cupping the tight ass cheeks, pulling him closer so that their cocks slammed together, rubbing across each other as they writhed. Skaa'ra's limited English had completely failed him and he was murmuring in Abydonian. Jack caught the occasional word, and smiled through his kisses. The kid was so passionate, so willing to give him everything he had and more, it never failed to arouse O'Neill even higher.
Reluctantly, he paused from his mouth's explorations and urged Skaa'ra to lie on the blanket. The floor was hard, and Jack knew his knees would kill him later, but right now that was the last thing on his mind. His world was laid out before him, his arms and legs apart inviting Jack to lie between them. Skaa'ra's dark, exotic eyes shone with joy, anticipation and love, and Jack shook his head, smiling and taking in the amazing sight before abandoning himself to Skaa'ra's arms.
"You're so beautiful, Skaa'ra."
Skaa'ra smiled, proud to please his lover. "As are you to me, O'Neill. Come. Lay with me, now. I have waited a long time for you."
"You and me both, kid. You and me both."
Jack carefully lay down beside him and took Skaa'ra into his arms, brushing back the braids of hair and kissing him gently.
"You know I love you, don't you?"
Skaa'ra smiled again and nodded. "And I you. It is good to be with you, but I will not be truly happy until you are inside me again. I am yours." He reached up and kissed O'Neill deeply, winding his tongue around Jack's and sucking on it. Jack's passion clicked up a gear and he growled against the young man's lips, then rolled him over onto his back and nipped his neck hard. Skaa'ra cried out and Jack traced a wet path down his slender neck, across his well-defined chest and nipped again, at a rosy hardened nipple this time. Skaa'ra arched up into him and muttered something Jack didn't understand, but then he didn't need to. No matter what the words, theirs was the language of passion and need, and both understood the other perfectly.
Jack's cock throbbed painfully and he wasn't sure how long he could last but he couldn't get enough of the taste of Skaa'ra's golden skin. It was hot and spicy and exotic and Jack was drinking it in like a man who hadn't tasted water in days. His tongue swirled up and down Skaa'ra's lithe body, from his ankles, all the way up his slim calves, making the young man gasp as Jack licked behind his knee, then he nibbled gently at the inside of Skaa'ra' s thighs, which Jack knew would be wound tightly around him very soon.
Skaa'ra's movements were becoming frantic as he moaned and squirmed against Jack's body. His hands moved feverishly over whatever part of Jack he could reach, urging him to touch, to come inside. Jack looked at Skaa'ra's face with its eyes hooded in passion and couldn't stand it any longer. He looked around and next to the blanket was a small bottle. Jack smiled; the kid always was well-prepared. He poured some of the oil onto his hands and Skaa'ra already had his knees up, offering his ass to Jack and grinning.
"It is about time, O'Neill!"
Jack chuckled and watched Skaa'ra throw back his head, his grin disappearing as Jack stroked the tight pink ring of his anus. He moaned with such naked need when Jack breached the muscle with his slender finger that it was all Jack could do not to come.
"Jesus!" he whispered in awe of the young man's raw desire. He worked the oil gently in with first one finger, then two, all the while watching Skaa'ra's responses. The young man's eyes suddenly snapped open. "O'Neill. Please. I am ready. I need you."
With shaking hands Jack took hold of his dick and positioned himself, resting the oiled tip against Skaa'ra's pulsating hole as Skaa'ra rested his legs on Jack's shoulders, relaxing as much as he could.
All the time he'd been away, possessed by Klorel, the thought of being with O'Neill again had bolstered his strength when it had threatened to fail him. He'd never loved another so much and the fact that O'Neill had loved him too brought Skaa'ra great joy. To have O'Neill back in his arms again made him so happy, he couldn't vocalise it in any language, so he would have to show O'Neill how much he meant to him. He bore down as the big head of Jack's cock breached him. It burned a little as it stretched the skin and muscle, but Skaa'ra knew how good it would soon be and saw the burning as the proof that he was here, finally. He opened his eyes, smiling up at a concerned Jack. "Yes. Yes, my beloved. That is good! Veeery good, " he murmured, reassuring the older man that he wasn't in pain. "More. I need all of you," he demanded while rocking his hips towards Jack.
"Jeeesus, Gad!" Jack exclaimed as Skaa'ra's ass began to suck him in. His hips bucked involuntarily and all at once he was inside Skaa'ra as far as he could go. Panting, Jack paused, both to allow Skaa'ra to get used to him and for Jack to stop himself from coming too soon. The heat and pressure of Skaa'ra's body around him were almost overwhelming, and Jack loved the young man so much his heart filled to bursting. He was also struck by a tremendous rush of love for Daniel, who was allowing this to happen and seemed to understand. Jack wasn't sure how he'd have reacted if Sha're had come back into Daniel's life. He supposed it would have meant the end of their relationship, because even if Daniel had wanted to, Jack wasn't sure how willing, or able, he'd be to share.
Thinking of Daniel had taken enough of an edge off the intensity Jack was feeling for him to open his eyes and look down at Skaa'ra's smiling face.
"I love you, O'Neill. I am complete again," the young man was almost laughing in his joy and Jack leaned down to kiss him, tenderly as he slowly began to rock his hips, fucking Skaa'ra with languorous, shallow strokes, needing to make this last, since he didn't know if or when they'd be together again. Skaa'ra's full, passion-swollen lips fascinated Jack, and he covered them over and over with small, sweet pecks before capturing that luscious mouth and diving inside with his tongue, licking and tasting as Skaa'ra moaned his approval.
Jack's thrusts gradually became deeper and faster, and Skaa'ra moved his legs down to wrap them tightly around O'Neill's waist, drawing him further and further inside with each rock of Jack's hips. Skaa'ra's hands gripped Jack's shoulders and he rose up to meet Jack's rhythm, crying out as Jack's cockhead stimulated his prostate constantly.
Skaa'ra's cries filtered out of the temple to where Daniel sat on the steps of the pyramid. He could hear and understand what Skaa'ra was saying and knew that he'd made the right choice in encouraging them to be together. The young man was so much in love with O'Neill, Daniel could hardly stand it and he'd been through so much it would have been cruel to deny him what short time he and Jack had together before they had to return to Earth.
Daniel could also hear Jack's moans and his declarations of love and knew that it would have been equally cruel to deny this to Jack. They would be together for... Daniel hesitated to use the word 'forever' since who knew how long that would be? But they were as close as two people could ever get and Daniel loved him enough to give him this gift, knowing that Jack would soon have to leave, and Skaa'ra would have to move on with his life on Abydos.
He smiled and walked quietly back down the steps towards Kasuf's tent and his bed.
Both the lovers were close to the edge now, and Jack took Skaa'ra's leaking cock in his hand as he rocked both their bodies towards climax. Suddenly, Skaa'ra cried out "O'Neiiilll!!" and spilled his come between them, his ass clenching Jack hard. Jack's orgasm hit him almost simultaneously and he buried his head in Skaa'ra's neck groaning out his name, and pumping jet after jet inside the young man's willing body. Skaa'ra held him tightly, jerking against him as the jets of come hit his gland and murmuring words of love into O'Neill's ear.
As Jack relaxed on top of him, Skaa'ra quickly flipped them around so that Jack was on the ground, but still embedded deep inside, grinding his hips against Jack's softening but still half-hard cock and writhing in a second, less intense orgasm.
"Love you, O'Neill... Love you so...," he crooned, his eyes closed and his mouth slightly open. Tears sprang into Jack's eyes and he grabbed Skaa'ra, pulling him down into a close embrace. "I love you, Skaa'ra and I always will. Don't you forget that, no matter what happens," he whispered, running his hands through Skaa'ra's braided hair and nuzzling into him, breathing in the sweet, spicy scent of his skin and trying to etch it into his memory.
Finally, Jack's cock slipped gently out of him and Skaa'ra lay flat on top of Jack's body. Jack brought his legs over and around, trapping the young man.
"Gotcha," he smiled. "And for right now, I'm not lettin' you go, so don't even think about it."
Skaa'ra chuckled, "Why would I want to go anywhere? All I need is here."
Jack sighed, "God, if only that were true, kid."
Skaa'ra laid his head on O'Neill's chest, relaxed and sated, listening to the steady beat of O'Neill's heart and gently stroking the hair on the older man's chest.
"You are okay?" he asked.
"Mmmmmmmm," Jack replied, too lazy to give a more coherent answer.
"Good!" Skaa'ra answered, thrilled to have made his lover so peaceful.
"Mmmmmmmm," Skaa'ra mimicked, causing Jack's chest to rumble with laughter beneath him.
"Did Daniel say anything to you?"
"About him and me."
"He told me that you are betrothed," Skaa'ra answered, without a trace of humour. Jack on the other hand, laughed out loud.
"What did I say?" Skaa'ra asked looking up, a little bemused.
Jack stroked his hair and laid the young man's head back onto his chest again.
"It's kind of a funny word to use, that's all. Men can't become 'betrothed' to other men where we come from. He was kinda right though. We're committed to each other, I... I just needed to be with you again. Don't think I'm using you, Skaa'ra. I'd never do that, but you know I can't stay, don't you?"
Skaa'ra nodded silently, fighting back the tears and unwilling to let O'Neill see him cry, even though Jack could feel the wetness as the tears rolled from Skaa'ra's eyes and onto his chest. He held Skaa'ra more tightly, knowing that he had no words of comfort, as his own tears rolled off his cheeks and onto the floor. Jack drew the blanket over them, and they drifted off to sleep.
When Jack awoke several hours later, Skaa'ra was propped up on one elbow, looking at him and running his fingers through O'Neill's greying hair.
"I am sorry, O'Neill. I did not mean to wake you."
Jack leaned forward and kissed him. "S'okay. How're you doin'?"
"I am happy," he smiled. "But I am sad too. I know that we do not have long together and that you have to go back through the Chaapa'ai, but it is very good to be free of the demon and to be with you again." The young man stroked his chest, dipping his head to lick one of Jack's nipples. "I had forgotten how sweet you taste and how good it is to be near you."
Jack sighed and lay back. His knees were sore and he was more than happy to let the young man play as he wished, hoping that it would end with Skaa'ra inside him. Jack had always topped in their few couplings, because up to the point where he and Daniel became lovers, Jack had been an exclusive top, but Daniel had shown Jack how exciting and fulfilling having someone inside him could feel. He wanted to feel that with Skaa'ra. He was able to give more of himself that way, even though last night all he could think about was staying inside the young man for the rest of his life. He stroked the young man's head, murmuring his name as Skaa'ra moved slowly down his torso, licking and kissing his flat stomach.
"Oh yeah... that's good... that's real good...," Jack whispered as Skaa'ra dipped between his thighs, parting them and laving Jack's balls with his hot tongue. He looked up and grinned. "You like that, O'Neill?"
Jack smiled back at him, pushing his head back to where it had been. "What do you think? Get back to it, kid."
Skaa'ra chuckled softly and continued licking, occasionally moving his tongue backward towards Jack's ass. Unconsciously, Jack moved his legs further apart and shuffled his ass towards Skaa'ra's probing tongue so that the young man could reach. Just for a second, he thought it was Daniel, then he suddenly realised that Skaa'ra was about to rim him and he tensed.
"O'Neill? Something is wrong?"
"You... you don't have to... if you...," he spluttered.
"It is well. This is not the first time for me. If it is the first time for you and you do not like it, I will stop."
"No! No! It's not that I... well, shit, yeah. I like it a lot actually, I just didn't realise... "
Skaa'ra crawled up to kiss him and smiled. "I want all of you, O'Neill. I want to put my mouth on you everywhere. I want to give you such pleasure that you never forget."
Jack held Skaa'ra's face; full of love, desire and enthusiasm and felt a renewed flush of affection for him. "Damn, Skaa'ra. You're somethin' else."
Skaa'ra looked confused. "I am a man. What else would I be?"
Jack chuckled. "It's just an expression, but you're right. You are a man. And what a man you are. G'head, get back down there. I'm just gonna lie here and relax before the top o' my head blows off when you fuck me."
Skaa'ra's eyes lit up when Jack said 'when you fuck me'. "O'Neill! You will let me inside you?"
Jack held his braids back and kissed him deeply. "You bet. I'm lookin' forward to it."
Skaa'ra kissed him back, excitedly raining kisses all over his face and neck, then dived back down between the older man's legs, licking and slurping, grabbing Jack's hard dick in his small, callused hand and stroking it, slowly, squeezing as his tongue continued backward until it touched Jack's puckered hole and he cried out.
"Aah God... oh yeah... that's it Skaa'ra, that's it right there. Oh Jesus... oh you're good aren't ya? Mmmmm. Not your first time, huh? Christ babe, you're a fuckin' expert!"
Skaa'ra moaned as the tangy taste spread over his tongue, loving what he was doing; loving that he was making love to O'Neill. Jack opened his legs as wide as they could for the young man to settle between them, working with his talented tongue to give Jack as much pleasure as he could. O'Neill tried to relax, and groaned when Skaa'ra's tongue first pushed past the tight ring, easing inside and teasing him. Since Jack had been introduced to being rimmed by Daniel, it had become one of his favourite things and he murmured encouragement to his lover constantly as the young man slowly drove him out of his mind.
With barely a pause, Skaa'ra replaced his tongue with oiled fingers, enjoying the sight of Jack's response to his touch. Using everything he'd ever learned, he'd make sure that Jack never forgot their time together. He was pleased for Jack and Daniel. Sha're was gone, they all mourned her, but Daniel deserved to be happy and since Skaa'ra wouldn't be there to love Jack, in his mind Daniel was a more than adequate substitute.
Jack moaned as Skaa'ra's fingers stretched him open, crying out sharply as one long, slender finger grazed his prostate and wondering how soon he'd be embarrassing himself by coming all over the young man's other hand.
"Soon, Skaa'ra, make it soon," he begged.
Skaa'ra took a deep breath, stroking Jack's stomach in gentle circles as he oiled himself in preparation.
"O'Neill... you are so beautiful... I will be gentle," he whispered, his voice echoing slightly.
Jack opened his eyes and smiled. Skaa'ra was the beautiful one. His skin shone like gold, and his dark eyes were filled with warmth and desire. It moved Jack to know that the kid was concerned about him and he reached out his hand, interlinking their fingers.
"It's okay, I've done this a lot in my time. I need you inside me. Now. All the way and don't stop 'til your balls hit my ass. You got it?"
Skaa'ra grinned. "Got it!" He positioned himself, and then leaned forward over Jack, bending Jack's arm behind him as he kept their hands still linked. Skaa'ra pushed his long, thick cock inside Jack in one thrust, as Jack had requested. The size of him took Jack's breath away and he struggled to relax, wondering if asking for it all in one go had been such a good idea. Skaa'ra felt him tense and began to croon what sounded like a love song quietly into his ear while stroking circles on his belly with his free hand.
Jack relaxed, the tension leaving him with each stanza of the song, bringing him closer to his lover and more connected than they ever had been before. He wrapped his legs around Skaa'ra's waist and held him tightly, pulling him further inside if that were possible.
"God, that was beautiful. What is it?"
"It is a very old love song," the young man explained, colour rushing to his cheeks. "It is the way I feel about you, O'Neill."
"Can you translate it?" Jack asked.
"I think so.
Without your love, my heart would beat no more;
Without your love, sweet cake seems only salt;
Without your love, sweet "shedeh" turns to bile.
O listen, darling, my heart's life needs your love;
For when you breathe, mine is the heart that beats."
"Jesus, Skaa'ra," he breathed, drawing the young man closer to kiss him and rocking his hips to encourage him to move. The young man began to thrust, changing the angle to brush Jack's prostate. He'd obviously done this many times before and a stab of jealousy ran through Jack when he thought of Skaa'ra's other lovers or worse, lovers Klorel might have had. Putting that out of his mind, he held on tightly, stroking his erection with the hand that wasn't still linked with Skaa'ra's.
The young man thrust inside him, mumbling in his native tongue, as Jack grunted encouragement, gripping Skaa'ra tightly with his thighs as they climbed towards their climax. Jack's hand sped up around his cock, and he barked out a cry, then came, his head rolling from side to side as his come boiled out over his belly. The sweet sensation of Skaa'ra's cock continuing to rub his prostate made the orgasm last much longer than usual and by the time Skaa'ra arched his back and came with a yell, Jack was breathless and overcome. The young man leaned down, nuzzling Jack's neck, reluctant to pull out of him, and for his part, Jack was reluctant to let him go.
They lay in each other's arms, soothing, gentle words and kisses exchanged, until finally Jack found his voice.
"So, I guess that was good for you?" he smiled.
Skaa'ra lifted his head and looked at his lover, his eyes glistening. "O'Neill; my beloved one. It has never been as good as this before. Not with anyone. Only with you. Only for you. I wish that you did not have to go."
"I know, baby. I know. Let's just make the most of what we have, okay?"
Skaa'ra nodded and kissed him. "We must rise. I have work to do. You will join me today?"
"Sure," Jack grinned as Skaa'ra stood up, offering his hand to help Jack.
Skaa'ra found Jack some robes to wear, which he found surprisingly comfortable, though itchy in places. He was interested to discover that they didn't wear much, if anything underneath, and the times he'd seen Daniel wearing them took on a whole new meaning. He put on his shades against the brilliant sunshine and followed Skaa'ra back to the tents, where fires had been laid and breakfast was cooking. Jack sat beside Daniel and smiled.
"Morning, Jack. Sleep well?" Daniel smiled, teasing.
"One o' these days, Danny. One o' these days," he grinned. "You wanna take a walk?"
"Sure," Daniel replied, and they strolled away from the tents and back towards the pyramid. Jack waved at Skaa'ra who was talking excitedly to his friends, and as they all looked around at Jack, they grinned, slapping Skaa'ra on the back.
"I'm not sure I want to be seen as a trophy." Jack said, quietly.
Daniel put a comforting arm around him and squeezed. "He's proud that he could bring you pleasure, Jack. Just because he's telling his friends doesn't devalue what happened between you. It's not like on Earth."
"Are you going to be okay?"
"Yeah. I guess. Aw fuck. Why did I do it? I just let myself get all opened up again and now I feel bad because I cheated on you," Jack grumbled.
"Leave me out of this. If you're feeling bad, it's nothing to do with me, I told you to go to him. What's really bothering you? Is it still the age gap?"
Jack sat down on one of the temple steps and sighed. "No. Not now. He's a man and no mistake."
"Do you love him?"
"You know I do, Daniel."
"Was it special?"
Jack laughed. "'Was it special'? he says. Now how am I expected to answer that? You're my lover. We're a couple. You're not supposed to ask me if a night with another guy was special."
Daniel took his hand and squeezed. "This is about you, Jack, not me. Was it?"
"Yes," Jack answered so quietly that Daniel strained to hear it. "It was special. It was one of the most intense nights of my life. It was... incredible. Happy now?"
"I am, but it doesn't sound like you are. You don't regret it, do you?"
"Hell, no. I'm just. I guess it's fucked me up a little. I wasn't... I wasn't expecting him to be so... good."
Daniel snorted softly. "He wanted to be good for you. Did you see the look on his face back there? You've made him happy again. He's free of Klorel and you just rocked his world. At least for a little while, he's king o' the mountain. We can come back and visit, or you could even come back on your own. I wouldn't mind."
"Daniel, are you insane? You're giving me carte blanche to come visit my 'other' lover?" Jack asked, completely shocked by the whole concept, yet wanting to do exactly that. "Are you suggesting an open relationship? Because if you are, count me out. I don't do that."
"Okay, number one, that's not what I'm suggesting and you know it. Number two, you'd let me come visit Sha're if the positions were reversed, am I right?"
"I'd be a grumpy bastard, but yeah, I would."
"Number three, you loved him before you loved me, and last, but not least, he loves you. Anyone would be blind not to see that. I know how much suffering Skaa'ra has had to go through in his life and it's too damned much. If I can do something to bring him a little happiness, even if it's something as small as let him be with you sometimes, I'll gladly do it. Besides, as far as I'm concerned I'm with you for good. You won't be able to see Skaa'ra after he's married, it's not allowed, at least you won't be able to sleep together. Now he's back who knows when that might be? Lighten up on yourself, Jack. The only one who's hurting is you. You make him happy and he makes you happy. I love you both and seeing that makes me happy. So shut up."
Jack chuckled. "Who made you so goddamn smart?"
"Several of the United States' and British most honoured educational institutions. And I'm a quick study, I've learned a lot from you, Colonel," Daniel grinned.
"Love you, Danny."
"Yeah. You too. Sap. Go help him with the chores. I'll see you at dinner. I have another old relic to study."
Jack threw back his head and laughed as he walked back towards the camp. And Skaa'ra.
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