Chapter Two: An Ancient Discovery
Daniel woke up the next morning. He was sharing his room with Teal'c. He checked in on Jack and Sam.
"Hey Jack," he said. "How's it going. After that purple cloud last night, I mean."
"Oh don't worry, Daniel. In spite of it there's nothing cruvas with me," replied Jack. "What?" he said as Daniel started to look worried.
"You just said there was nothing cruvas with you."
"I did not. Cruvas, that Ancient word that means wrong in the context of body?"
"You know, now that I think about it I do have a bit a Fron-ache,"
said Jack thoughtfully.
Jack looked worried. "Please tell me I'm not speaking Ancient again," he said.
"Okay you're not speaking Ancient again. Now do you want the truth? You're speaking Ancient again."
"Okay, so there is something wrong with me."
"Wrong? Not cruvas?" said Daniel.
"I beg your pardon?"
"You actually used the word wrong in place of cruvas."
"The only difference is now I'm worried that I'm speaking Ancient and then, I was remembering the time I met the Asgard!" Jack whispered.
"Hey guys, check this out!" called Sam.
Jack and Daniel ran over. She was watching the news.
"Unfortunately, the purple cloud that was noted last night was a chemical with extremely mutagenic properties," said the lady on the screen. "Anyone exposed to this chemical had best see a physician as soon as possible."
Jack, Daniel, and Sam looked at each other, expressions of worry on their faces.
"Well, anybody up for coffee?" asked Sam, breaking the silence.
"Yeah," said Jack.
"Race you!" said Daniel running out.
Jack chased after him, yelling "Like your going to win!"
Daniel won the race. Or rather, he thought he had until he saw Sam already sitting down with a full tray.
"How'd you do that?" he asked. "Jack and I just got here and you're already making a start on your breakfast! How'd you do that?"
"I was wondering where you two slowpokes were," Sam teased, then cringed as she remembered she was talking to her superior.
"I ran all out!" declared Jack. I ran my fastest and you still beat me by minutes!"
"Ditto," said Daniel.
Jack focused for a minute. He babbled in a language that was anything but English.
"What?" asked Sam.
"He just said something about Oh no! I'm not going to repeat that!" said Daniel. "Jack that was very rude!"
"She beat us so bad, Daniel! Of course I'm going to insult her," he said in the Ancient language.
"Well my question is how did she beat us so bad? We both ran all out, yet she still beat us!"
"Well, I'm done," Sam said. She picked up her tray. In the blink of an eye she was putting it with the other used trays. Jack and Daniel were staring open mouthed.
"I think that answers that question," said Jack slowly, breaking the silence between them.
"Definitely," agreed Daniel.
But.. I think fro-nache means something totally different here..