A/N: This is the sequel series to Fire And Water, set in the third year of Daniel and Vala's marriage. In this AU, Vala was able to ring back after destroying the first supergate. This fic is still "my baby" as it was my first attempt to write an epic. Reviews are appreciated. I don't bite. (much) Thanks in advance.

Note 2--No, it's not a mistake. The first chapter cuts off exactly where you don't want it to. I'm horrible, I know.

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Between the Stones

Dear Vala,

I hope you can read this. Sorry my hands are shaking so much. It's so cold that if I wasn't biting my fingertips to keep the circulation going, I wouldn't be able to write at all. At least we're out of the wind now. It's like knives--drives straight through your clothes, no matter what you're wearing.

Anyway, sorry. I have so many things I want to say, and I don't have time or paper. But if Sam can't get the 'Gate working, we may not make it back at all. I have to try. First I need to tell you that I'm sorry I went behind your back and got Landry to pull you from the mission. It was wrong; I guess I just felt like if we were gonna do this, I needed to know you were safe. Somewhere. I'm sorry I won't be there with you tomorrow, too.

Shots from the Al'kesh up there are getting closer. This whole place is shaking; the roof may come down right on our heads. I have to go help Sam. Know that the last two years have been more than I could imagine. Know that I love