By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© September 2004
Rating: G
Season: season 5
Series: Stargate SG-1

A drabble coda to "Proving Ground."

No dough, no foul.

Thanks to Jerie for making it possible, and for the chat that inspired this drabble.

Sam smirked at Jack when he got back to the control room. "Elliot passed the test," she said.

"Well, yeah. I wasn't exactly expecting him to bow down before our new Goa'uld overlords."

"I meant the other test."

Jack shrugged. "So we know he's suicidally heroic. That comes in handy in cannon fodder."


"Think about it. We just tore up the base, lost a day's worth of gate time, almost blew the scenario when SG-3 showed up, ad-libbed when the kid wasn't fooled, and for what? A new recruit whose life expectancy is about four weeks."