By The Flaming Dragonfly
Warning! This story contains bad innuendo and adult themes. While nothing is explicit, it is certainly of questionable taste, so read at your own risk.
If Daniel hadn't been so absorbed in the ancient writings he would have been aware of the slowly encroaching danger. He would have seen the careful movements of the crowd and could perhaps have escaped.
But the texts proved so engrossing, so fascinating in their descriptions of gods and misfortunes, that when Daniel finally realized he was surrounded it was too late.
Girls. Young and quite numerous. They had moved in for the kill, and Daniel was powerless to escape. He smiled nervously.
A chorus of giggles lilted from the group. One girl, quite tall and very blond, stepped forward.
"Er, yes." Daniel backed up a step. "I was just studying these texts, and…"
"We know," Tall Blond responded. "We've been watching you."
Almost desperate, Daniel scanned the room for the rest of his team, but they had apparently left. Only the girls remained.
"Um, I really should be joining my team," Daniel said, gesturing toward what he hoped was the closest exit.
Tall Blond effectively blocked his path. "Don't be in such a hurry. You've been working for such a long time. We thought maybe you were thirsty."
Daniel eyed her. "Um, well, yes. I haven't had anything to drink since the midday meal."
Tall Blond took a jug and poured a generous cup. "Try this. I promise you'll like it."
Daniel hesitated. "Water?"
Several girls laughed. "It's called juja," Tall Blond replied.
"Juja." Daniel took the cup and sniffed its contents. "Smells good."
"It is good," Tall Blond affirmed. "Try it."
With a final glance at the circle of girls, Daniel sighed and sipped from the cup.
"Sweet," he commented, licking his upper lip.
Tall Blond laughed. "It's supposed to be. Everyone likes the taste. Drink the rest. There's plenty."
Daniel moved to set the cup on the table. "Why are you so intent on my drinking it?"
Tall Blond slipped to his side. "You're too suspicious. We just want you to be comfortable." She grasped the cup and held it up to Daniel's face. "You wouldn't want to hurt our feelings, would you?"
Daniel sighed as he mumbled, "No, of course not." He took the cup and drained the remainder of the juja. Tall Blond grinned and took the cup from him.
"There you go. Now we're all happy."
"Wonderful." Daniel wiped his mouth. "Okay, fun time's over. I've gotta go."
The girls didn't move, but instead watched him intently. Daniel raised his eyebrows.
Still nothing. Daniel glanced down to ensure his zipper was up.
It was. The girls still didn't move.
Daniel opened his mouth as though he was about to say something, but instead he pressed himself back into the wall, his expression that of surprise. His eyes widened in shock, and he suddenly shuddered. "Oh" he whispered, his eyes blinking and his hands clenching. "Oh," he said again, acutely aware of the staring girls. "I—I need to go. Now."
The girls' scrutiny grew even more intense, with several beginning to unconsciously lean in toward him. Daniel gasped.
"Excuse me," he squeaked, rushing past the girls toward the doorway. "I need to go." He fled.
The evening sounds of Monnora enveloped Daniel as he nearly trotted to the quarters that the SG team was using while on the planet, but he never noticed them. Confusion and embarrassment occupied his senses.
Surely there must be some explanation for what had happened. Grown men didn't have experiences like…that. And even if they did, his experience was different from what it should have been…if he even allowed for the possibility of such an experience happening to him, which he did not. But something had happened, of that much he was certain, and while he couldn't explain it, he sure could remove himself from the supposed source of his problem.
Finding the rooms thankfully empty, Daniel went to his cot and sat dejectedly on the edge. The confusion was being taken over by embarrassment. How could he have reacted to the girls like that? It wasn't like they turned him on. They were just girls; flirtatious, yes, but not to where he'd respond to them.
"I just don't get it," he mumbled.
"Don't get what?"
Daniel swung around to see Jack saunter over. "I didn't hear you come in."
"Obviously." Jack bounced down on his own cot. "So what's up?"
"Nothing. Well, something, but I don't want to talk about it. I mean, it's stupid, really. I can't believe it happened to me, but it did, and obviously I need to face what happened, but I don't know exactly what I need to do."
He glanced at Jack and flushed at the confusion he saw on the other man's face. "It's just not that easy to explain."
"Oh, I don't know." Jack leaned back, his hands on his knees. "With your gift of gab I'm sure you'll find a way."
"I—uh—I may have done something dumb."
Jack raised his eyebrows. "You? Something dumb?"
Daniel pretended to miss the sarcasm. "Yes, I drank something that I probably shouldn't have."
"Oh, horrors. And what did we indulge in?"
"You're not making this any easier, you know."
"I'm not?" Jack's look of innocence only added to Daniel's embarrassment.
"Well, it's just that I'm not exactly sure what it was that I drank, but I think that it might've been some sort of…aphrodisiac…or something. Although I don't believe that true aphrodisiacs exist, but then this is an alien world, and they might have created something that would explain my reaction." Daniel spoke quickly, his last words rushed out in a gush. He once again slipped a glance in the colonel's direction and was once again treated to an expression of amusement. His arms folded automatically as he wondered at the wisdom of confiding in Jack.
Said colonel had leaned against the wall and was now eyeing Daniel with what could be described as an evil grin. "Daniel, you dog! Here we think you're working on translations, only to find out that you've been sampling the local version of Viagra! Can't let you out of our sight for a minute!"
Daniel lurched to his feet. "You know, I really should prepare for our meeting. I think I'll look around a bit before it's time to go."
Jack smacked him on the shoulder as he rushed past. "You dog, you!"