|Stargate Wives: Season Two
Author: JovianJeff PM
Continuing the series were Sara and Drey'auc are part of the cast like Gen. Hammond or Dr. Fraiser. Having diverged in season one from Cold Lazarus and Bloodlines. The episodes as seen from their point of view, with a few of their own adventures.Rated: Fiction T - English - Sci-Fi - Chapters: 40 - Words: 82,822 - Reviews: 60 - Favs: 5 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 11-15-07 - Published: 08-09-07 - Status: Complete - id: 3713452
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Title: Stargate Wives: Season two
Content Level: Age 13+
Content Warnings: None
Pairings: Jack/Sara; Teal'c/Drey'auc
Spoilers: The Serpent's Lair (Part 2)
Summary: Stargate wives is where the series generally ran as it did, but Sara, Sha're and Drey'auc are apart of the regular cast like Gen. Hammond and Dr. Frasier. Diverging from "Cold Lazarus" for Sara, "Bloodlines" for Drey'auc and "Forever in a Day" for Sha're. Seen at first through the eyes of Sara as she and Jack gradually get back together again while she also meets and befriends Drey'auc.
Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and its characters are the property of Stargate (II) Productions, Showtime/Viacom, MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, and Gekko Productions. This story is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands. No copyright infringement is intended. The original characters, situations, and story are the property of the author. This story may not be posted elsewhere without the consent of the author. Any similarity to real persons, living or dead, is coincidental and not intended by the author.
Stargate wives is where the series generally ran as it did, but Sara, Sha're and Drey'auc are apart of the regular 'cast' like Hammond and Dr. Frasier. Diverging from 'Cold Lazarus' for Sara, 'Bloodlines' for Drey'auc and 'Forever in a Day' for Sha're. Seen at first through the eyes of Sara as she and Jack gradually get back together again and she meets and befriends Drey'auc.
It was born out of a hobbyhorse of mine about couples in scifi. I know it's the reality of the medium, but it's sad that maybe three science fiction television shows in the past forty or so years have had three married couples as regulars, and Firefly killed off theirs in the movie.
So this is divergence from the above show that makes them apart of the regular 'cast' like Hammond and Dr. Frasier.
The Stargate Wives concept was inspired by the works of LE McMurray and C. L. Kamnikar.
This begins season two, Sara and Drey'auc have an established friendship. The adventures continue with some changes. It may have seem artificial the way Rya'c was sent off, but I wanted him in place for this AU's version of the episode Family. Besides, with his father off with SG-1 allot, Rya'c had to get training from someone, and that just segues well to Bra'tac. You'll note that I inserted sisters for Drey'auc. Part of the justification is the many actress that have portrayed Drey'auc, partly I will need one of the sisters for the reason Teal'c and Rya'c are off world during season six's episode "Redemption".
This season also brings with it some crossovers with other author's works that I had become particularly enamored with. Like Kitipurr's take on a different Stargate SG-7.
Thank you ashadowdancer, for the comments, and this season I shall try to work in a Sam and Sara friendship. I know one of the interludes deals with it. It was fun to write, so another big thank you for suggesting it!
The Serpent's Lair (Part 2)
It's the end of the world. That's what it had started to look like today. It's an oddball thing to write, and anyone reading this would think I'm either crazy, exaggerating, or very melodramatic. Of course, anyone reading this better have a security clearance out the wazoo. Wazoo? When did that become part of my vocabulary? I guess Jack really is rubbing off on me...again. Bless that man.
I have to admit, I wasn't sure at all about Daniel's crazy sounding talk about alternate realities. But Jack was sure enough to try and we were sure enough to try and be a distraction., lull the powers-that-be that the Jaffa family was getting ready to settle on earth for a permanent stay. I was certainly split on finding out Daniel was right. We waited at Jack's. If the NID had been waiting for us to lead them to one missing Colonel O'Neill they might just think he was going to meet us here. Maybe not Maybourne, but if it helped Jack and the others get away, it was worth whatever distraction it caused.
So we waited. Drey'auc, Janet, Rya'c, and Cassie. Janet was the first to spot the picture in the living room, Cassie soon afterwards. One had the knowing grin of what that meant, promising to explain to curious twelve-year olds what it might mean. Though I think Cassie just assumed about Jack and I by this point. She was better at understanding what divorce meant than Drey'auc. She still, more than once, hinted that maybe the two of us ought to be back together again.
To pass the time among the women folk, Janet and I, okay, just I, had a hand at trying to teach Drey'auc to cook in a Tau'ri kitchen. I'm not saying Janet doesn't know her way around a kitchen, Cassie certain is not a child of a microwave menu, but she's seems use to the simpler dishes. With the focus on as few things from scratch as possible. Which was a surprise considering some of the dishes she brought to a Jack O'Neill BBQ.
When the airmen hustled us back to the base, neither Drey'auc nor her son realized it was something like going to this Alpha site.
Part of me wanted to stay, be with everyone to the end. That's what Jack would do, and I'm sure Drey'auc felt that way too. Yet our boys, and Sam, were out there and if they couldn't get home, we might find them if we were out there too. Besides, it made it easier on Janet if we went, and Cassie wasn't going to go without her new mom.
It helped to put the thoughts of Dad and the rest of my friends and family behind. All the people I knew might be gone by the end of today. I knew it would be so easy to give into that abyss of despair, but I had enough to keep me busy. Not all of it related to the essentials of getting our possible new home arranged for living in the short term, much less long.
Setting up camp was like the cabin trips, sans the cabin. It wasn't like there were buildings all ready set up. Drey'auc and Rya'c were more at home with "camping out" as I think of it, than Janet, Cassie or I were, but no one complained. No-one at all. Nor would there be any. Not for a while to come, particularly if it ended up us really being the last people of Earth.
Talk about melodramatic, that seem to fit the day. I didn't think it was anticlimactic to have them summon us back home. The waiting was getting to me not knowing. Not that I didn't have enough to do helping Janet with Cassie.
We really should have seen that coming with her. She saw the end of her people after all, and now here she is facing the end of her adopted people. I know Janet wanted to keep that from her, and my guess is Cassie over heard someone talking. She had been kept out of the gateroom when General Hammond gave his speech to the first group. Janet made sure she was in the infirmary helping her get everything ready to go to the Alpha site. Just to set up another base, off world, I think is what Cassie was told.
What I remember next was Rya'c running to find me, babbling something about his mother, Cassie and to get 'Dr. Frasier' quickly. We did so, and returned to find Drey'auc trying not hurt Cassie as she squirmed, and well...threw a tantrum. She was screaming by the time we arrived and a crowd was quickly gathering around the tent we were supposed to briefly call home. When Janet arrived with an airman, she first tried to take Cassie into her arms, and just hold her, but she wasn't having any of that, with somewhere in Janet's mind it clicked, and she had to sedate her adopted daughter.
After seeing Cassie to a cot, Janet just slumped and I saw a woman who liked knowing what to do feeling helpless and alone. It didn't take much to get her talking, just time, which Drey'auc helped provide. Neither of us were military, and Janet didn't think to post an airmen to discourage the concerned from stopping by. It just took one Jaffa woman, who could pull off a fairly intimidating presence like her husband.
Janet had plunge into motherhood. She adopted Cassie without any experience herself, so at first I just listened to her insecurities about it, the pressures, the weight. I think she was so free to talk to me because she knew about Charlie, and on this last chance for humanity, I'm likely the only woman who's been a mother, a human mother, Drey'auc aside, to talk to. So we talked, mainly I listened. It seemed like hours, with Drey'auc coming in to join us. Sure she's from a different culture, but some aspects of motherhood transcend such barriers.
I'm not sure how long it was when Rya'c came running in telling us that 'Dr. Jackson' had arrived. My heart seems to skip as it didn't take much for me to leap to my own conclusions. He didn't say Colonel O'Neill, or Captain Carter, much less his dad. It was something Drey'auc picked up as quickly as I did. So we sat in silence, our little fivesome waiting for Daniel to arrive. Janet wasn't leaving Cassie's side, and we weren't leaving Janet's. Besides, at that moment, I think she as giving us strength, when earlier we had been giving her our's.
News of the Goa'uld defeat was a bittersweet one as Daniel personally delivered the news that Jack and the others were...gone. I had to thank him, I wanted to yell at him, curse him, demand why he lived and they died. I didn't have someone to distract me from my grief like Drey'auc and Janet did. Rya'c was in shock, we all were, and we could only guess how Cassie was going to take this when she was told about Sam.
I think we were the last to leave. Breaking down camp went on around us, we were there when Cassie did wake up, Janet feeling more confident now, was able to break the news and deal with the bundle of despair poor Cassie turned into. It was a numb group that went back through the gate to home.
Though I didn't think it could be home anymore. Not without Jack. Oh, we haven't really talked about remarrying, not really. It's come up, now and again, but the hesitation was there, palatable as it often came during one of our 'dinner and explanation' dates. Even more than when he was in special ops, there is a really good chance he wouldn't come back alive on a weekly basis. I'd like to think I could handle it, the problem was I was never sure enough for Jack to see that in my eyes.
I remember the shouting and celebrating were still going on when we did get back to the gateroom, General Hammond was there to greet us with a somber expression. I think it was clear he wanted to tell me personally, and it was equally clear that Daniel felt he should be the one. We made an quiet little group, an island in the sea of celebrating.
We almost missed Sgt. Harriman's call from the control room. All most. Everything went quiet, it was like someone hit the pause button, then erupted into renewed cheering, Cassie, Rya'c, joining in. I suppose I did too, but I was too busy hugging Drey'auc. It was either her or Hammond, who was busy making sure an in shock Janet wasn't going to keel over from the news.
Jack was alive.
All of them were. The shuttle Endeavour had brought them back. They were coming home. Okay, maybe I really am melodramatic.
Taking in his scent, the sight of those eyes, his warmth as he held me, a kiss melting everything else away to some distant place. It's probably why I just stood by puzzled as to where Daniel was. Jack would want to see him, and something in Jack's eyes held that shadow of sorrow of a deep loss. Yet he made it back, his team made it back. I think at that time, I chalked it up to something horrible happening on the mission.
To this day, I don't know why General Hammond went along with what I found out later was perhaps the cruelest deception I've heard to date. No one had told Jack or his team that Daniel was alive.
And it was very cruel, didn't matter how one looked at it, nor would it matter how short the time that deception would be. I suppose it was "only" the time it took them to get from Edwards air force base to the mountain, but that's a lot of time to brood, as I know Jack would.
Later I found out that Makepeace, excuse me, Colonel Makepeace, had made maneuvered Daniel to the back of the line, and the survivor guilt ridden archeologist went along, especially when flanked, shall I say flimflammed, by one Lt. Colonel Samuels. All the General knew was that what Makepeace told him. I still don't know how he got him to go along with the 'surprise'. Jack didn't say afterwards, and he definitely had a talk with General Hammond.
I suppose I realized what was going on right after Jack let me up from a kiss that I could just picture like the cover of Life back on VE day. After much applause by as many as could fit into the gateroom. Which was about as long as Janet could hold Cassie back from Sam. I noticed Sam wasn't quite as happy as I knew she should be. It was all dawning by the time Hammond was saying some inane line, and Daniel made his way through the crowd. Looking sheepish, partially for surviving, but I think now its also going along with whatever Makepeace or Samuels told him that got him to hide like he did.
Seeing Jack's face when he saw Daniel, the boys giving each other a 'manly' hug, washed what brooding I saw away. He was going to be stoked afterwards, but right now, he was glad to have his friend back.
Looking back, it's not really a surprise we never saw Lt. Colonel Bert Samuels again. If siding with Kinsey didn't scuttle his career, then I suppose its whatever Jack did after he found out just who's 'bright idea' it was to hide the fact that Daniel was alive.
Me, I'm glad we're' all alive.
Drey'auc's Kel no'reem
We shall not suffer the fate of the world my husband found the Korosh-ni posted. After our diversion to give my husband and the others time to leave through the Chappa'ai, we waited. To be summoned by General Hammond to go to a place to stage our continual struggle should either O'Neil or the world of the Tau'ri come to ruin. Again they show their preparedness with the war against the false gods. One could believe they actually will succeed.
It was not a belief shared by all at our camp at this Alpha Site. Cassandra Frasier was most upset about leaving. Driven from another home. It would take all her mother, and Sara to calm her. Making sure was easy as I have seen my husband do. Just stand and look stern, giving no way should any approach. Even taking a step forward with eyes that show fight, goes far to drive off unwanted attention.
My son showed how quick he was with news of Daniel Jackson's arrival. A herald of what I first thought was good news. For if the Scholar survived, must too should the warriors and mage? Yet it was anything but the news my heart sought, and did not wish to believe. My husband was dead. O'Neill was dead. Even the mage, Samantha Carter was dead.
My son provided for the need to continue. To give him strength and comfort even as I received such from him. Teal'c's death was always a possibility, even before this quest to free our people. As First Prime, at anytime word of his death could come from battle or even the whim of Aphosis. My survival leaves a bitterness in my mouth that I strive to hide from my son. He must survive, so I shall for him.
We leave the temporary A'roush the Tau'ri have assembled, returning to their world and celebrations I could not join in. I do not fear we no longer have a home among them, yet I cannot rejoin with them as my husband had fallen. Or so I thought, as news of his, O'Neill's and Samantha Carter's reach my ears. My son is the first to erupt in cheers, beating the smile on the way to my mouth.
Surprise takes me two-fold as I stood waiting for my husband's arrival. The surprise from the destruction of not one, but two of the gods', the Goa'uld's Ha'tak has already departed from him. Though it held me in its shocked grasp until the arrival of Teal'c and Master Bra'tac. I had not expected to see him, not since we parted ways at Chulak. Both I and my son greet him after he had met General Hammond.
The second surprise was why Daniel Jackson was hidden from view. Perhaps a strange Tau'ri ritual. One that mystifies me and Sara has no real explanation for later when we talk briefly, as our husbands talk with General Hammond. Then my day ends as I had no pictured it. With my son and husband joining me here, all slowly working to obtain that perfect balance of mind and body to properly meditate. Victory against the gods. It's not just a dream anymore. One day Jaffa families will enjoy what ours do. The delight of sharing Kel no'reem, without the threat of the gods hanging over us.