Sometime in the future…

Methos smiled as he lead Jack and the rest of SG-1 aboard his Jumper. Shortly they were in orbit of Earth. "Are you ready General?"

"As ready as I'll ever be Pierson. What's this all about anyway, and why all the secrecy?" replied a slightly peeved O'Neill. He'd been taking a nap in his office, one of the few places he could do so on the base.

"You'll see shortly Jack." Said Daniel with a knowing smile.

"You're in on it too? Who else? Carter?" asked Jack.

Sam smiled and failed too look totally innocent, "Guilty as charged sir."

"T?" Jack asked as he turned to one of his best friends.

"Indeed, I believe you once asked for 'Big Honking Space Guns' O'Neill, did you not?" Teal'c asked.

O'Neill turned to stare at Methos, "You didn't…"

Methos grinned as he turned and opened a channel on his communications board. "This is Methos, you have a go." He turned back to face Jack and smiled, "Merry Christmas Jack."

Behind him through the viewport of the Jumper, four Orion Class ships de-cloaked and turned to face an asteroid nearby. They opened fire with everything in their formidable arsenal and reduced the asteroid to vapor.

The look on Jack's face was priceless. "How many can I have?"

"Oh, well this is just the first installment, I have forty more inbound in about two weeks."

Jack's smile grew wider… "Merry Christmas, everyone…"

"Indeed." Teal'c replied as he looked out of the viewport and smiled.

Merry Christmas to one and all!

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