Congratulations, It's a Boy
It feels a bit Spartan, but I think it makes sense. Author notes:
I wanted to do another 5 Times thing for this prompt, but nothing got off the ground until tonight. I am now four hours after my bedtime, but it’s finished, and I’m posting it.Disclaimer:
Don't own or claim rights to Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Stargate SG1~~~~~
“Come in, Jack, and sit down,” General George Hammond instructed warmly.
Jack glanced at Janet, the base’s Chief Medical Officer, nodded to the General, and did as ordered. “There a problem, sir?”
George Hammond glanced at his CMO then shook his head, frowning. “Not a problem
, Jack, more something of a … personal nature.”
Janet cleared her throat, and opened a folder resting in her lap. “As you know, Jack, your DNA is a matter of record.”
“Know that,” Jack nodded.
Janet gave a brief smile. “Well, an operation in California has just been disbanded, and a check of the database has revealed that one of the contacts has a genetically related profile.”
“A…” Jack prompted.
“You have a son,” George explained.
Neither George nor Janet spoke as Jack stared into the distance, digesting that piece of information.
“A son,” Jack said after a long pause.
“He’s twenty years old,” George added.
“We’re sure about this?” Jack asked.
“I went over their test results,” Janet nodded, “and retested using the sample they’d kept. It’s a first-degree relationship, Jack: son or father.”
“And just how did they get his DNA in the first place?” Jack asked. “Is he in the Air Force? No,” he contradicted immediately, “I would have found out earlier. You said a contact?”
“I’m not exactly sure what the details were,” George frowned, “but he is a civilian who was somehow involved in the operation in his home town.”
Jack slouched in his seat, and scowled at the wall. “For crying out loud!” he muttered. “Did he at least volunteer
“Not as far as we are aware,” George grimaced. He cleared his throat. “It was an NID operation.”
“Ah, hell,” Jack groaned. “My son is going to hate me.”