Summary: Jack O'Neill and Sam Carter have to return home. But what does the future hold for them?
The rest of Jack and Sam's vacation passed very pleasantly and without any extra-, infra- or juxta-terrestrial threats or incidents. When it came time to leave, since Jack and Zoë knew about the Stargate program, they could be beamed back to his apartment in Washington instead of having to fly commercially.
"Goodbye, Aunt Sam. It's been really nice hanging out with you this week," Zoë told Sam as she gave her a big hug.
"I wish you could stay, sis," the Sheriff said, offering her a hug of his own.
"Well, you never know what's going to happen next. Maybe the General will make my next posting as a civilian scientist and military liaison with Global Dynamics," Sam offered.
"That's not a bad idea, Sam," he proclaimed. "Let me look into it when we get back to Washington. I'll have to get approval from the IOA, but I think it might just work out. That way we'd have someone else making sure Stark doesn't get off-track and I could make sure I'm getting the whole story on project reports. And we could beam in and out of here at will, coordinating with SARAH to make sure it's safe, of course."
"Well, Jack, she's more than welcome to live here with us," the Sheriff declared. "It may not be the most glamorous house in the world, but Zoë and I have come to love it."
"Thank you, Sheriff Carter. I enjoy having you here, too," SARAH announced.
"Well, at least when SARAH's not intruding in my private life," Zoë clarified.
"Or trying to kill us," the Sheriff added.
"We'll think about it," Sam stated. "And either way, we'll be seeing you soon for the wedding. Well, sir, I guess it's time to go."
"Ya, sure, you betcha," he said with a lilt. "Jack, Zoë, it's been a real pleasure getting to know you."
"You too, General," the Sheriff said, giving him a firm handshake. Zoë gave him a hug, too, before stepping back to her father's side.
Seconds later, a brilliant light pervaded the room. When it dimmed, Jack and Sam were gone.
"Well, I guess it's back to a normal life now," Zoë lamented.
"In Eureka? Somehow, I highly doubt it," her father quipped.
Author's Notes: Thus concludes "The Universal Tendencies of Super Geniuses." I hope you've had as much fun reading it as I've had writing it.
Thank you SO MUCH to everyone who has read and reviewed. I've really enjoyed hearing what you thought about what I've written and what you found funny. It's very gratifying to hear when something I've written has brought a touch of humor to your day :-)
As you can see, I've left the door wide open for a sequel. I'm not sure yet whether I'm going to write one or not, though. And if I do, it probably won't be for a while. There are too many other story ideas I've had that need to be addressed before I would want to come back to this.
Again, thank you to my beta readers. They've helped me immensely!
Until next time...