THE MORE THINGS CHANGE... BY DARCY


Slash: Jack and Daniel involved in a loving and committed relationship, which usually involves sex.
Rating: PG
Category: ER
Season/Spoilers: None
Synopsis: Daniel thinks Jack would make a great president, except for one pesky detail.
Warnings: I was experimenting... this is strictly dialogue.
Length: 12 Kb

 

"Jack, would you relax. You're making me nervous."

"Relax? How can I relax?”

"Sit."

"I don’t want to sit."

"Please. Your pacing is driving me crazy. You're going to pop a blood vessel if you don't calm down."

"Daniel, Kinsey is the Vice President of the United States. He's practically our commander and chief. How can I calm down?"

"Do you want a beer?"

"I ask you, what idiot voted for him? Who?"

"They didn't really vote for Kinsey, they voted for the President."

"Don't tell me you voted for him."

"Of course not. Sit!"

"All right, I'm sitting. I'm not sure I want to work for Kinsey, Daniel. I could call it a career and retire, quit, throw in the towel."

"True. You don't have to work for him. Besides, you might not have a choice, he could fire you. He hates you, remember?"

"Fire me? He can fire me? Forget it, I'm not quitting. I'll stick around forever just to make his life miserable."

"That's the spirit. Come on, let's shut this off and go to bed."

"You go ahead. I want to stay up and watch the rest of the election results. See which other states went for Kinsey, make sure I never live in any of them."

"What's the point? He's already won, you're just aggravating yourself. Come on, I'll make you forget all about the election."

"How can you, of all people, not care about this?"

"I care. I voted, there's nothing else I can do."

"You could help me organize a coup."

"Jack! Actually, that's not such a bad idea."

"A coup?"

"You could run for President. After the Stargate program is revealed you'll be a big hero. You'd probably win."

"You're crazy."

"It's not so crazy. You have great leadership qualities, Jack. You’re very trustworthy. I trust you, so would the American people."

"Hmm. I could run with Carter as my Vice President. She's smart, she could run the country behind the scenes. You could be the Secretary of State, ambassador to the world, as it were. Teal'c would be head of security. It could work."

"Sounds like we'd be busy. What would you be doing?"

"I'd pilot Air Force One."

"I mean your goals, your vision for the country. It might sound crazy, but it's not that far fetched. A lot of military personnel became President. Eisenhower, for example. When the Stargate program goes public, you really could run. We could make meaningful changes to our entire system of government."

"Whoa, slow down, Dannyboy."

"Listen to me, Jack. Not to be over dramatic, but believe it or not, you're a true hero. You've saved the entire planet, more than once, no other candidate could make that claim. And best of all, you're not political. You have no personal or political agenda. People are hungry for a candidate like you. They're desperate for someone to believe in, someone who has their best interest at heart. I honestly think you would have a better chance than you think you would."

"You're forgetting one thing."

"What thing is that?"

“Us.”

“Us?”

"Us. I'm gay."

"Does that fact negate all the positives?"

"What do you think?"

"Yes, sadly, I suppose it does. We live in a strange country, don't we? Kinsey is perfectly acceptable no matter how corrupt, but no matter what you do or what you stand for, you're not."

"It's okay, Danny."

"No, I don't think it is."

"Come on, let's call it a night."

"I thought you wanted to watch the rest of the results come in."

"Naw, let's go to bed."

"Put your arms around me, Jack."

"Daniel?"

"Yeah?"

"I'd rather love you than be President of the United States."

"It shouldn't be either or."

"No, it shouldn't be, but it is, and I just want you to know that I would pick you every time."

"What about Air Force One?"

"Screw'em. I've flown motherships and death gliders."

"So, me being ambassador to the world is out?"

"Yep, you'll have to settle for being ambassador to the universe."

"Sam will be disappointed, losing her shot at the Vice Presidency."

"She'll get over it. She'll find a star to blow up or a new alien toy to backward engineer. She keeps herself busy. You okay?"

"I was just thinking that we've jumped so far ahead of ourselves technologically... do you ever wonder if that's such a good thing?"

"No, I don't wonder. The Goa'uld are coming, Daniel. We have to be ready."


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