By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© September 2004
Rating: G
Season: season 5
Series: Stargate SG-1

A drabble coda to "Desperate Measures."

No dough, no foul.

Thanks to Jerie for making it possible.

After General Hammond left, O'Neill and Carter were alone in the infirmary. She tried to leave, too, but Jack drew her back with a question. "How are you doing?"

"I'm not the one with the bullet hole. Sir."

"You were the one in there without a vest."

"It's hard to believe that they were going to kill me." Carter shuddered involuntarily.

"Everyone wants that big brain of yours."

She shook her head. "If they'd been Goa'uld, I would understand. But human beings..." Her voice trailed off.

Jack nodded. "It takes a human being to shoot you in the back."