Disclaimers in Part 1
Author note: I am not a medical expert so please disregard things that don't make sense. Thank you, drive thru.
Dr. Frasier had just finished taking Daniel's vitals when the rest of SG-1 entered the infirmary with General Hammond. She turned to face them. "Doctor, how's our boy?"
"He's stable for now. I had to put him on the respirator because the pollen was acting as a poison and clogged his lungs pretty good. He was lucky you were there, Sam. Without your quick thinking and CPR, he probably wouldn't have survived."
"As for the respirator, it can come out in a few days. The pollen also caused his lungs to have a burning sensation as well as bursting a few of his capillaries. He will be as good as new in no time. Although I believe he'll think twice the next time I warn him not go somewhere."
Jack sighed. He was relieved, but also a little miffed at Daniel for scaring them like that. "He barely follows orders, do you expect him to take heed of warnings?"
"Colonel!" sam said with a chuckle. She knew he meant well and she knew he was as scared to death for Daniel as she was. The look on his face as he clutched to her and tried to gasp for breath... She shuddered just thinking about it.
"Majorcarter, are you all right?" Teal'c asked, placing a hand on her shoulder.
"Yeah, Teal'c. You?"
"I am now that I know DanielJackson is going to be all right. However, I do not believe you. Perhaps you wish to discuss it?"
Sam glanced over at Colonel O'Neill, who had parked himself in the only chair next to Daniel's bed. She decided to take Teal'c up on his offer. She just needed to get a few things off her chest. Maybe he could teach her a little about Kel-no-Reem.
"Colonel, will you call us when Daniel wakes up?"
"Will do, Carter."
She nodded to Teal'c and the pair heading to his quarters. When they arrived, she watched in silence as he lit candles. She grabbed a book of matches and helped him. "Have a seat, MajorCarter," he said.
"Teal'c..." He watched her fight with emotions. "God, I see things happen all the time. Horrible things, but this. The look on Daniel's face when he couldn't breath. I thought I was going to die too!"
"That is understandable. DanielJackson is your friend. His death would have more of an effect on you than the death of someone unknown to you."
Sam wiped the tears from her eyes. "I just feel so weak."
"You are not," Teal'c replied. "Just because you are crying or feel pain when your friends do, it does not make you weak. In fact, I believe it makes you stronger. That is what makes you human, MajorCarter. That is why I am proud to call you, as well as DanielJackson and ColonelO'Neill, my friend."
"Thank you, Teal'c," Sam said with a smile. "I'm proud to call you friend as well."
Teal'c bowed his head in thanks. "Shall I give you a brief explanation of Kel-no-Reem?"
"That would be great."
Daniel could feel the dreaded respirator tube in him and he knew he had done something stupied. When was he ever going to learn. Damn allergies! He opened his eyes to see Jack's head on his arm. His friend was sleeping. He felt something wet dribbling on him and realized that Jack was drooling.
Daniel looked around for Dr. Frasier. He shook his arm, trying to wake Jack up and reach for the nurse call button at the same time. Jack woke up first. When he lifted his head, saliva stretched from Daniel's arm to his lip.
He quickly wiped it away and glanced up at Daniel's disgusted expression. "We're even," Jack said, hitting the call button for him. "Don't ever scare me like that again. Dammit, Daniel, I thought you were smarter than that."
"Okay, colonel, I think Daniel's had enough abuse," Dr. Frasier said with a chuckle. "Why don't you let Sam and Teal'c know he's awake so I can check his vitals."
"Be back soon," he said, patting Daniel on the shoulder.
"So, Daniel, you're awake sooner than I expected. I don't see any problems with removing the tube, but I want to make certain you feel up to it." Daniel nodded and Dr. Frasier smiled. "Okay, on the count of three, I want you to take a deep breath and blow."
Daniel nodded again and did as asked. He began coughing as soon as it was out and Dr. Frasier was ready with ice chips. It felt good going down his raw throat. "Thank you," he whispered, not fully trusting his voice yet.
"You're welcome, Daniel," she replied as the Jack arrived with Sam and Teal'c.
"Hey Daniel!" Sam said.
"Not too long," Dr. Frasier said. "He still needs his rest."
Sam stood on his left next to Jack and Teal'c stood on his right. They looked at one another then back at Daniel. "Daniel," Sam spoke up, "it's unanimous. You have to sit through The Mummy and The Mummy Returns."
Daniel's jaw dropped. He hated those movies. Not that the acting was bad, but they were just two movies he told them he would never watch again. Once was enough. "Is that my punishment for going against my better judgement?"
"Yeah, it's for your own good, Danny," Jack said. "Just remember that anytime you try something stupid. Got it?"
Daniel laughed. "Got it."