Here's the thing.
We all talk about OTP. Some people fairly loosely. Some people say they have many different OTPs. Cheating bastards.
(I will make allowances for people active in many fandoms. So green_grrl
can have two OTPs if she wants - J/D and V/O! *ducks*
As a reader, J/D is like the juicy steak for dinner. Can't have dinner without it and it's *delicious*.
But give me some J/D/T/S or J/D/S and it's like the best creme brulee. I'll eat it first every time.
So I probably would have said SG-1 as a threesome without Teal'c or a foursome with him is really my favorite set up. There's not a lot of it out there. On a day with a new J/D and new team smut, I always go for the team smut first.
So I'd say I have an OT4, rather than an OTP.
But I've never had any really good solid OT4 plot bunnies.
And here's were we get to the part were I realized that I really do have an OTP after all.
I decided to create a couple of multipartner plot bunnies, just to see if I could pull it off.
I have a real weakness for stranded stories, so I set one up. Of course, Teal'c is a dead duck in stranded stories almost no matter how you slice it, so those by default end up being S/J/D. And I'm writing this S/J/D and I realize as I go along that Jack, despite being able to have a relationship with Sam, is totally Daniel focused, and Daniel has no real interest in Sam at all.
OK. So, it's complicated.
Then, I left the stranded story for a while because I wanted to challenge myself to write a realistic story about how SG-1 might progress toward a group sexual/romantic relationship within canon, on Earth, without the weasel-out of stranding them.
And I'm writing along and I realize that the whole thing is spiraling out of control toward what will be an ending with the Jack/Daniel relationship being the primary component, probably more important to the resolution of the story than the OT4 aspect.
This was not what I intended.
I'm thinking that as writers, maybe our OTPs choose us.