"Arrogant, antiquated asshole!"
"Go to hell!"
"Hello? It was just a joke!"
"Joke, my ass."
"'Kay. Let me see…."
"Men! Neanderthal bastards!"
"Only because you love it."
Quietly, Daniel watched the two officers going head to head for the latest of countless times that day, knowing they found it both a great stress reliever on the more boring missions and a fun game to try to trip each other up; and he also knew they did it as a means of safely flirting with each other, the only way to get around the regs imposed upon them and still remain on the same team while dealing with their growing feelings for each other, as they'd never have the guts to admit to their feelings; not now anyway.
"Running out of snappy comebacks, Sir?"
"Something you'd love to see, but will happen, Carter."
"Truly amazing, Sir, how you can't admit to defeat."
"Until I die, I'll never admit defeat."
"Very telling, Jack."
"What's that supposed to mean?"
"Xena'd have your hide in a heartbeat."
"Yeah, like she's even real, Carter."
"Zilch on that one, Sir, which means I win….**again**."