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Fandom: SG1
Summary: Jack has cake. Daniel knows how to make him share. Gen team-fic.
Notes: My brain is an odd place to be right now. I was having a quiet shower and then Daniel started lecturing me about cake. What can you do, eh? V. short (~300 wds)




"Uh, I wouldn't do that if I were you," Daniel said. Jack paused in the act of pressing down to cut his cake. Daniel's smile was just the right side of a smirk, he noticed with forboding.

"C'mon, Daniel!" he protested. "Sometimes a cake is just a cake!"

"Well, not really. I mean if you think about it, cake is about showing off. It demonstrates that you have access to a wide variety of foodstuffs, the resources to build and equip an appropriate cooking facility and the time to devote to learning skills not directly related to survival."

The trouble was, Jack thought, knife poised over the cake, Daniel sounded so earnest.

"Then, taking that further, there are basically two reasons to show off to people. Either you want them to like you, or you want them to fear you. Now, Sam's cooking aside, cake is not generally something which inspires fear in people."

"Hey," Sam broke in, laughing, "I resent that! I make a mean chocolate sponge!"

"Mean is indeed an appropriate description," Teal'c agreed.

"So," Daniel persevered, "on an occasion like tonight, you have to ask, who is it who wants you to like them? It could be a gift from the tribe, or it could be an individual offering. Now the chief's daughter would be a logical person to serve a gift from the tribe, but you will note that all the other foodstuffs have been served to us all in roughly equal portions. But you're the only one who has cake."

Jack looked over. The girl who had bought the cake was watching him intently. Daniel, on the other hand, was definitely smirking at this point. "Damn it!" he exclaimed, "are you telling me there's no way I can eat this?"

"Well," Daniel suggested in his most innocent voice, "if you were to divide it equally between all of us, she'll probably assume you've misinterpreted her message and believe that the cake is from the tribe, allowing you to avoid any awkward encounters."

"Or," Sam said, trying to suppress bubbling laughter, "that you're inviting her for an orgy."

"I believe that to be most unlikely," Teal'c replied severely, taking the knife and cutting the cake into four equal portions.

Date: 2009-03-29 08:11 pm (UTC)
dhamphir: (Default)
From: [personal profile] dhamphir
LOL. I loved this! This felt like it came right out of an episode!

Date: 2009-03-29 08:31 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kirsty841.livejournal.com

LOL! Poor Jack.

Date: 2009-03-29 08:37 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] mamapranayama.livejournal.com
Poor Jack! Why can't he ever get to eat his cake in peace?

Lol- That was cute! :D

Date: 2009-03-29 08:40 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] princessofg.livejournal.com
read in light of "Brief Candle," this is even more hilarious.

your mind is an amazing place! I love this! thank you.

Date: 2009-03-29 11:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatusu.livejournal.com
LOL. This sounds like a discussion amongst former Peace Corps volunteers.

Date: 2009-03-30 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hatusu.livejournal.com
Good thing too, or we wouldn't get so much cake!

Date: 2009-03-30 05:31 pm (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] sg-fignewton.livejournal.com
I love how Daniel takes AGES to get to the point intead of just saying, "Kynthia, Jack? 'It is only for you' ring any bells?" Because that is so him. :)

Yay for team love!

Date: 2009-04-17 04:24 pm (UTC)
oxoniensis: daniel jackson, looking exasperated (fandom: sg-1 across the universe)
From: [personal profile] oxoniensis
*g* That is so in character, for all of them! Loved it.

Date: 2009-04-17 04:35 pm (UTC)
oxoniensis: photo of red shoes dangling (world: and then you do)
From: [personal profile] oxoniensis
Oh, cool! It's all rather exciting, moving in over here.

Date: 2009-04-18 11:49 pm (UTC)
stultiloquentia: Campbells condensed primordial soup (Default)
From: [personal profile] stultiloquentia
Right. Now I must friend you. Or, you know, whatever.

Date: 2013-03-06 09:05 am (UTC)
fignewton: (fic rec)
From: [personal profile] fignewton
I just had the pleasure of reccing this. :)

Date: 2013-03-06 11:43 am (UTC)
justhuman: (jack)
From: [personal profile] justhuman
Poor,Jack - having some cake doesn't seem like too much to ask. Then again Daniel did do a great job of demo-ing the consequences of special attention from the chief's daughter. Yay team fic!

Date: 2013-03-06 12:34 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] marzipan77
The anthropology of cake!! Perfect! I can just see Jack's pouty disappointed expression. "But ... cake!!" LOVED every word!

Date: 2013-03-06 12:42 pm (UTC)
aelfgyfu_mead: Aelfgyfu as a South Park-style cartoon (Aelfpark)
From: [personal profile] aelfgyfu_mead
This story gave me a big smile.

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