Title: From This Day Forward

Author: Jedi Buttercup

Rating: T

Category: B:tVS, Stargate: SG-1, Stargate: Atlantis

Summary: Buffy worries about her new teammates. 200 words.

TtH 100 Prompt: #57 - Star

Disclaimer: The words are mine; the worlds are not. I claim nothing but the plot.

Spoilers: B:tVS post-"Chosen". Atlantis "The Intruder" (2.2); Stargate SG-1 AU after "Avalon, Part 1" (9.1).

Notes: 12th in the "Ugly Black Dress" drabble series. This will be the last drabble; look for a continuation with longer parts called "Comfy White Sweater", coming soon.

Buffy stood next to Daniel in the Engineering section of the Daedalus, watching with Weir and Hermiod as the little dots representing the active F-302s on the monitor engaged in some pretty fancy maneuvering. Rodney got on her nerves as badly as Anya had, and she didn't know Sheppard very well yet-- like Jack, he had a tendency to hold people at arm's length-- but they were her teammates now, and it made her antsy that they were out there risking their lives without her.

She tensed as the two ships' signatures disappeared into the star's chromosphere, then made an effort to consciously relax when Daniel slipped a hand into hers and squeezed. She threw him a grateful glance, then watched with bated breath until a single dot finally reappeared on the screen and Sheppard's voice came over the radio.

She didn't know what exactly she'd been expecting, coming out here; her focus had been on fulfilling Daniel's dream. So far, though, it looked as though it wouldn't be much different from her time on SG-2. Adventure, occasional life-threatening danger, a team of capable people at her back, and Daniel to come home to. What more could she ask for?