How Many Ways Can You Say I Love You?


Romance/Daniel and Vala

Bits and pieces of Daniel's and Vala's possible confessions of love. No real story line, just little snippets of their confessions - totally unrelated - that could happen between our archeologist and space pirate! Adding more to this later.

Number One: 3:34 a.m.

Three thirty four in the morning could just as well be high noon. Daniel never knew the time when he was so deep into his work. Books lay open around his desk. A full cup of now cold and forgotten coffee sat at his elbow. The old parchment with odd drawings and secret language symbols beneath his fingers seemed to mock him. Papers were scattered around his desk. He scribbled some notes in his journal, then drew a few of the symbols, connected a few words and went back to studying the ancient script trying to make some sense of it. He was as stumped now as when SG-3 had brought it to him many hours ago. Scratching his head with the end of his pencil Daniel squinted his tired eyes shut a moment then went back to work.

Vala bounded into the room, disheveled from sleep. Her hair stuck out wildly from a hastily prepared knot and her BDU jacket barely covered her skimpy nightie. "Daniel! I've got it! I've got it!" She had a half eaten candy bar in one hand and the sleep mask in the other.

"Oh, god. What now? Not again, Vala?" He crossed his arms over his chest and leaned back into the chair. "Have another dream?"

"No, no… I was wide awake when I got it!"

"And what did you get?" He leaned forward, elbows on the desk.

"Well… you see, I'm in love with you Daniel. I mean R E A L L Y in love with you. I mean I love you, but I'm also IN love with you. I just wanted to tell you that. Goodnight." She left as frazzled and disheveled as she'd entered.

He sat back stunned by her outburst and suddenly he laughed. What a nut case. She loved him. Vala space pirate former Goa'uld thief and con artist Mal Doran was in love with him… "Humph, well, that works for me." Daniel got up leaving his work without a second thought and headed for Vala's quarters. He had something he wanted to tell her.

A/N: Number Two coming soon!