-1The Future Ancient

Summary: The Asgaard were unable to remove the Ancient download from Jack the second time and he is stuck in stasis for seventeen years. One moment between Jack and Sam resulted in a daughter that Sam is unsure is Jack's or Pete's. But, when Katie starts showing signs of Ancient properties, the mystery is solved. If anyone finds out about Katie, her life could be in danger.

Disclaimer: I do not own Stargate, or anything moderately connected to it. I get paid only in reviews, and I don't believe they have any monetary gain. The name Katie was ripped from my favorite little southern, without consent, but I know she won't sue me.

Note: Please read! Although this is the second story in the "Next Generation" series. This story is set in a completely different universe from the last. They are in no way connected. The only theme is that they both center around Sam and Jack's child. (which by the way, is a completely different child from the other story) Also, the first chapter covers seventeen years, so obviously it jumps quite a bit. I hope it's not confusing. Just try and go with me on this one. And now, on with the story……….


Season Seven, Lost City

"You should know, Hammond told me to take command if I thought you…."

"Do it."

"Sir, I really don't think it's necessary…"

"I'll make this easy on you Carter, I resign. You're in charge."

Sam nodded. "Uh, sir, the other day, before Daniel and Teal'c interrupted…"

"I know."

Sam shot him a look of understanding. "Jack."

"Carter!" he warned.

"Damn it! We don't know what's going to happen with you this time! I'm not going to regret losing you and never telling you I love you out loud!"


"I won't be able to live with myself if I can't tell you. I don't care that you know, I need to say the words!"


"I need you to hear them!"

Jack took the few steps to Sam. "Carter," he whispered, his hands resting on her shoulders.

Sam stopped ranting and met the piercing gaze of her commanding officer.

"I love you too," he told her before capturing her lips and showing her how much.

They never expected to make love in the cargo hold of the tel'tac. Their clothes had only been pushed down or aside, not even removed, and Sam had been pressed against the cold metal wall of the alien ship. But, as he held her in his arms, their bodies still singing in the aftermath, she knew it was the single most romantic moment of her life. And, as she watched him only hours later behind the thick wall of the stasis chamber, she knew she would treasure their one moment together for the rest of her life.

Five Years Later:


"What is it, Katie?" Sam asked her four-year old daughter.

"How come we don't live with daddy anymore?"

Sam sighed and knelt down to her daughter's level. "Mommy and daddy are getting a divorce, sweetie. We still both love you very much though."

"How come?"

Sam sighed again. "We realized that we just don't love each other enough to stay married."

Katie nodded as though she understood exactly what her mom was telling her. "Can I call him Pete now?"

"Why do you want to call him Pete?" Sam asked.

Katie shrugged. "I don't know. Cause you're not sure if he's my daddy."

"Katelyn Grace! Where on earth did you hear such a thing?" Sam asked in shock.

Katie shrugged. "From you."

"I've never said that before!"

"Not out loud," Katie replied before running off to her new bedroom.

Sam felt her heart fall into her stomach. "Could her daughter really hear her thoughts?"

A Few Months Later:

"Mommy, who's Jack?"

"What? Who told you about Jack?"

Katie shrugged and played with the crayon in her hand. "You miss him."

Sam sucked in a deep breath. "Yes, yes, I do. Very much."

"He's just sleeping."

"How do you know that, Katie?" Sam asked her daughter.

Katie shrugged again. "Cause you do."

One Year Later:

"KATIE!" Sam shouted as she ran to her daughter across the playground. She saw her wipe out on her roller blades a few yards away and was frantically trying to get to her.

"Mommy, I'm fine. I'm fine!" Katie tried to assure her mom as Sam searched her body for the source of the blood all over her clothes.

"Where are you hurt, Katie? Tell me, baby, where are you bleeding?"

"I'm not. Mom, Mom! I'm not!" Katie grabbed her mom's frantic hands and held them as tight as her much smaller hands could. "I'm fine."

Sam looked at her daughter and then down at the drying blood on her clothes. "Then, where did all this blood come from?"



"But, it already stopped, see," and now Katie showed her mom the long mark that was disappearing as she watched.

Sam gasped. "Katie, what? How?"

Katie shrugged. "I heal fast," she told her mom then hopped up on her blades. "Can I go skate some more now?"

Sam nodded her head absently, still in shock at what she had just now discovered about her daughter. The rest of the afternoon, Sam watched her daughter, as she thought back over Katelyn's life, trying to remember a time she had ever been sick or injured. She drew a complete blank. Her five and a half year old daughter had never been sick in her whole life.

The Ancient Gene. It had to be.

If anyone found out, Katelyn's life could be in danger.

Sam swallowed as a shiver of fear ran down her spine. No one must ever find out that Katelyn is not Pete's.

It had only been the year before that Sam discovered her daughter could read her mind. It was the first time in a long time that Sam wondered if she could be Jack's. If her little girl had been the product of that one moment they shared before he was frozen in time.

She also reasoned that it could be a result of her blending with Jolinar that gave Katie this ability, and with that, Sam decided not to test Katie's DNA. Even though she and Pete were divorced, he had been a wonderful father to Katie, and Sam really didn't want to know. It didn't matter. Jack wasn't around anyways, and knowledge of her night with the colonel would only get her in trouble and put Katie in danger. No one needed to know.

But now, Katie was showing signs of healing capabilities. Something that Sam knew for a fact was an Ancient ability. And, Jack was the one with the Ancient gene. Even more than that, he had the whole repository of the Ancients in his body when they had made love. Sam sighed. She should have known. And, if she really was truthful with herself, she had known, she just refused to admit it.

The question now was, how much of the Ancient download was transferred to their daughter?

One Year Later:


Sam rushed into her daughter's room and turned on the bedside lamp. "Another nightmare?" she asked her little girl.

Katie nodded her head and scooted over to allow her mom into the bed. "You were being shot at by aliens."

Sam hated that her daughter could get in her mind and see all the horrible things she had faced. "That's over now, sweetie, I'm home, I'm safe."

"I know, but it's still scary," Katie told her mom, wrapping her arms around her and hugging her.

Sam rubbed her daughter's back. "I want you to do me a favor."


"Close your eyes." Sam looked down at her daughter, who abruptly closed her eyes. Sam smiled. "Now, I want you to think really hard, and you can look in my head if you need to, but I want you to find a place where you feel completely safe. No aliens, no bad guys, no bad machines, no shooting. Someplace safe."

Katie let her mind wander. She felt a tug on her consciousness and let her mind drift around before she finally found a peaceful place. "I found a safe place!" she exclaimed, her eyes still tightly closed.

"Good. Where are you?" Sam asked, smiling as she continued to rub her daughter's back.

Katie shrugged. "I don't know. I'm in a room. There's a man sleeping. He looks nice."

"Do you feel completely safe there?" Sam asked.

Katie looked at the silver-haired man sleeping, a content look on his face. "Yeah, I feel safe here."

"Good. Now, every time you have a bad dream or don't feel comfortable, you go to this place, okay?"

Katie nodded. "Okay, mommy."

Sam kissed the top of her daughter's blonde hair. "Now scoot over so I can lay down."

Katie giggled and the two soon fell asleep, cuddled in each other's arms.


Okay, now he was sure of it, he was definitely hearing a little girl singing. Jack opened his eyes.

"Who are you?" he asked the little girl sitting cross-legged on the floor.

"I'm Katie, who are you?"

"I'm Jack. Where are we?" he asked, sitting up.

The little girl shrugged. "I don't know. In a room. You've been sleeping for awhile."

"How long?" Jack asked, scratching his hands through his hair.

The little girl shrugged again. "I don't know. I've been here a few times and this is the first time you woke up."

Jack raised his eyebrows. "You just come and go? How? I don't even see any doors in this room."

The girl shrugged again and Jack wondered if she had a nervous twitch or something. "I just close my eyes and think of my safe place, and I come here."

"Huh," Jack said sarcastically. "You tap your ruby slippers too?"

This time the girl scrunched her face up in confusion. "I don't have ruby slippers."

"Just checkin'," Jack teased as a smirk brightened his face.





"How long are you going to be here?"

"I don't even know where I am."

"What do you remember?"

"My team."

"You miss them, I can feel it."

"Yeah, I do, a lot."

"Are they in a room too?"

"I hope not, Katie, I hope not."



"Katie! What's wrong?"

"She went anyways!"


"My mom! I told her something bad would happen if she went on her mission. I told her! But, she went anyways! I told her she wouldn't come back! I told her! And she still went!"

Jack hugged and consoled the crying girl. "Your mom might not have had a choice, sweetie. I don't think she would want to leave you."

Katie cried. "She's going to be captured. I saw it. I know. She's going to be a goa'uld."

Jack's eyes widened in surprise. "A goa'uld? What do you know about the goa'uld, Katie?"

"Everything my mom knows. She goes to work everyday to fight them. She's good at it, she kills a lot of goa'ulds."

"Katie, that's what I do, too. I kill goa'ulds. Show me how to get out of here and I can help your mom," Jack pleaded, thinking this girl knew how to get out of his prison.

"I don't know how to get you out, Jack. You have to figure it out on your own. I don't even know where we are," Katie told him between sobs.


"I talked to my mom."

"I thought you said she went on a mission and was goa'ulded?"

"She was, I can talk to her in my mind. I called for her and she told me there was an evil being in her body and she couldn't talk to me, and that if I tried to talk to her that I would be put in danger."

Jack frowned. "So, she did get implanted with a goa'uld?"

"Yeah, she told me she would try really hard to make it home to me someday, but she couldn't talk to me because if the goa'uld knew about me, then I could get hurt."

"What do you think?"

"I can't get hurt. But, I have to do what mommy says anyways."

"Yes, sweetie, yes you do."



"Yes, Jack?"

"Have you heard from your mother?"

"No. My dad says she's dead, but he doesn't know."

"You didn't tell him?"

"He doesn't listen. Ever. He's a jerk. He's not even my real dad, but I have to live with him anyways."


"Because he thinks he's my dad. My mom knows he's not though. But, if anyone else did, I'd be in danger because I'm special and people would want to run lots of tests on me if they knew."

"Did your mom tell you that?"

"No. She didn't have to."




"You're growing up."

"I start high school tomorrow."

"Damn, sorry. It's been that long?"

"Yeah, it has. Do you think you'll ever get out of here?"

"I don't know. You tell me. You're able to come and go."

"Only my mind is here. My body is still at home in my room. I think your body is somewhere else, too. You need to find out where your body is and then maybe your mind can return to it."

"Well, you're quite intelligent, aren't you?"

"I get it from my mom."

"Any news on her?"

"No. And my dad has refused to let her friends come see me. He says they're a bad influence. It's not their fault I broke into their top-secret base."

"You did WHAT?" Jack laughed.

"I had a flash of my mom, and no one would tell me anything, so I broke in. It wasn't hard. But then me and my friend, Janet, got caught. Her dad works at the base, too, so she got into a lot of trouble. The general knew my mom so he didn't press charges, but he was really mad about it."


"Jack? Jack? Where are you? Jack!"



Jack opened his eyes and looked up at an older version of Daniel above him. "Daniel?"

"Jack! Thank God! It worked! How do you feel?"

Jack groaned. "Head. Hurts."

"Can you sit up?" Daniel asked, tugging lightly on Jack's arm.

Jack leaned forward and scooted up slightly in the pod he was in. "What the hell happened?"

"You don't remember?" Daniel asked apprehensively.

"Remind me."

"You had the Ancient Repository downloaded in your brain. You used it to defeat Anubis, and then you went into the stasis chamber until we could find a way to remove it."

"How long was I in that thing?"

"Uhm, well, er, the Asgaard couldn't remove it. Something about it being in you deeper than the first time and they couldn't do anything. So, we found Atlantis and after some years they were able to find research on removing the download and VOILA!"

"Years? Damn! How many years?" Jack croaked out, his head still throbbing painfully.

"Oh, uh, seventeen."

"Seventeen years!" Jack yelled, his head ready to explode.

"I'm sorry, Jack. We've tried, we have. We never gave up on you."

"Where's Carter and Teal'c?"

"Uhhhh, well, Teal'c's on Chul'ac. He's recruiting more free jaffa."

"And Carter? Where the hell is Carter?"

"She, uh, she's on another planet."

Jack lifted an eyebrow, waiting for Daniel to elaborate.

"Ba'al took her as a host ten years ago."

"WHAT?" Jack roared. "How the hell did that happen?"

Monitors started beeping and screeching.

"Jack! Jack! You have to calm down. Jack!"


"Please, Jack. We're in Atlantis. Just calm down. As soon as the doctors give you an all-clear, we'll go home and we'll fill you in on everything. Just, please stay calm so they can clear you for gate-travel."


"Janet!" Katie yelled for her friend outside of Colorado Springs High School.

Janet Wells walked over to her best friend. "What's wrong, Katie?" she asked, adjusting her bag on her shoulders and frowning at the look on her friend's face.

"Jack's gone!" Katie practically cried.

"What?" Janet asked in confusion.

"He's gone! I went to him, but he wasn't there anymore, and now, I can't even get there, it's like the whole place is just gone!"

"What? Katie, what are you talking about?"


Janet leaned on one leg and gave her friend another scowl. "Are you talking about your imaginary friend again?"

"Damn it, Janet! He's not imaginary!" Katie shrieked, causing some upper classmen to look at the duo oddly.

Janet peeked at them out of the corner of her eye and then grabbed her friend's flailing arms. "Okay, okay, just calm down. You're causing a scene. So, the guy in your head is gone, huh?"

Katie sighed in exasperation, her shoulders slumping. "He's gone."

"Well, Katie, maybe this is a good thing. You're sixteen now. You've adjusted from your mom's absence, you're kind of getting along with Pete now. Maybe this is your mind's way of saying you don't need him anymore."

"Janet! He's not imaginary," Katie hissed, and then dropping her voice even lower, glared at her friend. "You know how I am, Janet. You're the only one, I need your help."

Janet looked at her distressed friend thoughtfully. "Okay, what do you need?"

Katie turned and started walking towards the student parking lot. Janet hurrying to keep up with her pace. "I think the SGC might know about Jack…" Katie began, but was immediately cut off by Janet.

"Oh no! Katie! Not again! I was grounded forever last time! We are NOT breaking into the SGC again!"