Author: MacGateFan PM
My first SG1 fic! It's the anniversary of the death of Daniel's parents.Rated: Fiction K - English - Angst - D. Jackson & S. Carter - Words: 808 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 2 - Published: 05-18-04 - Status: Complete - id: 1868296
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Spoilers: Gatekeeper (Season 2)
Summary: It's the anniversary of the death of Daniel's parents.
Disclaimer: No copyright infringement intended. Unfortunately, these characters and the concept don't belong to me.
Author's Note: This is my first fanfic!
Daniel studied her face. He saw worry and concern in her eyes. It was rare for him to find someone so interested in what he was feeling. He felt like he could tell Sam anything. "Yeah, I do, Sam, but not in here."
She took his hand. "Let's go topside. It's warm out."
As they sat down, Sam looked over at Daniel. No doubt he was staring up at Abydos. "So..."
He smiled. "So... My parents. They were wonderful, Sam. They took me everywhere with them. I really believed all parents were like them. Always taking me to different countries, continents. It was amazing.
"Just before I turned 8, we went back to the States." Sam nodded slowly. She knew where this was going. "It was the greatest find of the century, Dad had told me. 'Danny, this was one heck of a discovery.'"
Daniel took a deep breath and continued. Sam took his hand and smiled at him. "Two days before my birthday we headed to the New York Museum. My parents were going to help set up the coverstone. I was running from the children's area to tell them of a discovery I had made."
Sam pulled his shaking form. He really didn't need to finish. She knew what happened because of the Gamekeeper. The chain holding the coverstone didn't hold and it fell, crushing Daniel's parents.
He skipped over the details she knew. "Someone grabbed me when I tried to run to them. I tried to help them. To save them, but they wouldn't let me go! Sam, they wouldn't let me say good-bye."
"Did they know how much I loved them?" Daniel asked in a quiet voice.
Sam's heart broke in a million pieces when she saw the expression on his face. She took his face in her hands, but his eyes wouldn't meet hers. "Look at me Daniel. Of course they knew! Parents always know even if their kids don't tell them!"
Daniel nodded. "You're right, Sam."
She watched as he removed his glasses and wiped his tears. "From now on I'm going to celebrate their lives on this day and thank them for giving me more than I could have imagined."
"What exactly did they give you, Daniel?" she asked. Even though she knew the answer, it would be good for him to vocalize it.
"Life and love, Sam."