Author: sparkles make me smile PM
Jack's daughter is in danger, and nobody knows how to help her. The bigger mystery is who is his daughter and where did she come from? NEW! Chapter 29 posted! SJRated: Fiction T - English - Mystery/Romance - J. O'Neill & S. Carter - Chapters: 29 - Words: 74,139 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 43 - Updated: 04-02-08 - Published: 08-26-05 - id: 2552222
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My first story! Title still undetermined, sorry! Ithink I need a disclaimer, so here goes, only the story and original characters are mine the rest I'm just borrowing :)
A blood curdling scream filled the dark house. Jack was instantly awoken and jumped out of bed, running for Haley's room. She was thrashing around hysterically. "Let me go! Help! Please, help… help!" Jack shook her awake.
"Hales, it's okay, I'm here."
"Don't let them take me, don't let them…" she whimpered and Jack pulled her into his arms. She slowly recognized her surroundings and started to sob. "Dad, they were trying to take me away again-"
"Nobody is taking you away. You're home, and you're safe. I'm here, I would never let anything happen to you," he assured her. Jack tried to soothe her for a few minutes before she finally stopped crying.
"It was so intense, like it could be real. I can't begin to explain it," Haley moaned. Jack sighed and pressed his palm against his face.
"Sweetie, it's three am. You don't have to explain anything right now. Do you think you can try to fall back to sleep? I promise everything is safe and sound, I'm in the next room."
Haley pulled her covers up around her and shuddered. This was the sixth time since the fire that she had experienced this nightmare, and each time it seemed to be more and more extreme. It was only a week since she had her last nightmare; they were coming closer together. Her father had tried to be supportive, but he was groggy and sometimes grouchy in the middle of the night, and couldn't fully understand what she was going through. He would sometimes grumble to himself something about having to deal with this way back with Daniel on overnight missions and he did not miss it. Haley welcomed the chance to talk about Daniel, but this Jack kept to himself.
"What if I fall back to sleep and the dream starts up again?"
"I doubt that. Before you know it the alarm clock will start blaring and I'll have to come in and dump water on your head to get you up and we'll start our wonderful days. We'll have some fruit loops and before I know it I'll be late for work and have to speed to get you to school on time, and Hammond will lecture me about punctuality. Ughhhh Haley, PLEASE don't make me get a lecture, PLEASE!" Jack clasped his hands and pleaded with his daughter. She giggled, and he knew his job was done.
"Fine Daddy, I will let you go get your beauty sleep, looking at your hair right now, I think you need it-"
"and I'll try to fall asleep, but I'm NOT making any promises!"
"Good! I'm going to bed then. I'll see you at 630 hours, goodnight." Jack stood up and walked to the door, but stopped when Haley called out his name.
"Can I drive to school tomorrow?" she gave him an angelic smile.
"I value my life, so… no." With that Jack turned and left the room.
"How about a 'we'll see'?" she called.
Haley sighed, and rolled over. She'd work on him in the morning. "Goodnight, I love you!"
"Love you too."
Jack was puttering around in the kitchen when Haley drowsily shuffled in. Her dark brown eyes looked glazed over. "Good morning sunshine," he smiled as he pushed a bowl of cereal in front of her.
"Thanks. How are you so wide" yawn "awake?"
"Coffee!" Jack gave Haley a huge grin as she contemplated letting her face fall into her fruit loops.
"I think coffee is vile."
"I hated coffee when I was fifteen too. It'll grow on you during college, after a few all-nighters and hangovers- which I never had to experience but I have heard…" Jack smirked as he took a sip from his mug. "Finish up, we have to get going. I'll be on-world all day so I want you to go straight to the base after school." Because of all the time Jack spent off-world and the fact that he was in good favor with the president, Haley had been granted security clearance to the SGC. It had taken a lot of convincing, but Jack had reminded the president that he wouldn't be so available to save the world time after time if he had to be home watching after his child. So everyday after school Haley would go to the base and usually do her homework, and wait for Jack to come back so they could go home. When Jack was held up off-world Haley would stay at the base, and Jack wouldn't have to worry about her.
This was more so a concern of his of late. The fire had made him nervous about leaving her alone, but what bothered him more was the fact that his fifteen year old daughter had the house all to herself for hours on end. She had a boyfriend, and being fifteen once (a very long time ago he mused) Jack knew that it would be best if he kept Haley locked up. Okay maybe not locked up, oh he had certainly tried, but somehow Carter had changed his mind. She related to Haley pretty well, being raised an air force child herself. But what did Carter know about being a fifteen year old girl? She was probably doing some kind of astrophysics stuff at fifteen. Hell, she was probably doing that kind of stuff in diapers, Jack mused.