I'll Always Be Your Baby: part 2

Well, ya'll, here's the rest. :) I hope you like it, and please do review if you do. I'd love to know, especially since this is a songfic, and more likely to be seen as dumb, lol. Please let me know what you think. Thanks!

I'll always be your baby

No matter how the years fly by

The way you loved me made me

Who I am in this world

I'm a woman now, not a little girl

"Really? I'm in?!" Janet exclaimed incredulously.

Daniel raised an eyebrow at her. "What? Did you think you wouldn't get it?"

"Dad it's Stargate Command. Not everybody gets to work there. Most people don't even know it exists, in case you don't remember."

He smirked a little. "So? You're my daughter."

She crossed her arms. "That doesn't mean I don't have to have the skills necessary to be allowed in the program."

"Ah, very true, but then you didn't just inherit my good looks," he winked.

Janet laughed and threw her arms around him. "Thank you so much, Daddy."

He held onto her for a moment before pulling her back to fill her in on the rest. "Though you do realize that this only means you're in the archaeology and linguistics department. That means at work, I'm your boss."

"Yes sir," she said, giving him a mock salute.

"You'll have to go through training a little later if you want to be part of an SG team."

"Which I do, of course."

Daniel smiled. "We'll see, I guess."

Wherever this life takes me,

I'll always be your baby

"Well, that didn't take long," Travis smiled at her as they made their way from the locker rooms out to the 'gate room. "You've only been working here a few months."

"And I'm just now twenty-one!" Janet grinned at her husband.

Daniel and Vala came down out of the control room. "And already part of an SG team," Daniel smiled proudly. The smile, though, wasn't without it's darker side. "I'm proud of you," he said quietly.

Janet sighed and hugged him tightly, then her mother. "Guys, I know this is hard for you. I haven't been through the 'gate since I was seventeen, and we all know what had happened then…" she grimaced.

Daniel looked at her for a long moment, and then really smiled. "You'll be fine. You're ready for this." He shook his head. "You were ready last time. You dealt with everything that happened better than I ever thought…It's not that I didn't believe in you, Janet. I guess I only underestimated you because I still wanted you to be my little girl. But you're not."

She blinked back a few tears. "Daddy…" She leaned forward to kiss his cheek. "You're right. I'll be fine." She smiled softly. "Thank you for believing in me," she whispered. "I never would have gotten here without you."

The red light above their heads spun on, telling them that the 'gate was opening and the rest of SG-13 was waiting for them.

"Get going," Vala smiled.

Janet and Travis went on into the 'gate room while Daniel and Vala went back up into the control room, where General Samantha O'Neill waited to give the order for them to go. Colonel Hailey, Cassie, and Skaara were waiting at the base of the ramp for their other two team members--one of them going on their first mission as a real part of an SG team.

"This is kind of ironic," Travis commented. "You were the one who had this before when I went through the first time."

"That was only a summer job," she pointed out. "And I'd only been doing that for about a month. You've been doing this regularly for more than four years now."

"Well, okay, true."

They all turned to look up through the control room's windows. Sam gave the order, and Daniel and Vala waved, along with the rest of SG-1 that was there to see them off. Janet waved back before climbing onto the ramp with her team, and heading through the stargate to new worlds.

Your faith, your love, and all that you believe

Have come to be the strongest part of me

And I will always be your baby

As soon as he heard the 'gate signal go off, Daniel stopped pacing the control room and focused his attention on the computer screens for the identification of the team coming through. The number was right; it was one of the teams that had gone out to find SG-13.

He'd thought that retiring with Sam and the rest of SG-1 and handing the SGC over to General Hailey would be easier. He'd felt good about handing the reins of being the SGC's flagship team to SG-13. Then this happened. Of, he'd known that Janet couldn't be part of an SG team without occasionally getting into trouble. But just because they were the frontline team didn't mean they had to get into the magnitude of trouble that SG-1 had, right? After all, that number had been retired. No one would ever be SG-1 again….so that meant no one should be getting into that much trouble, right?

Daniel didn't wait to see if they brought SG-13 with them. He hurried down the metal stairs and around into the 'gate room. Vala was at home, because someone had to watch Charlie, Adrian, and Cassie and Skaara's two children, Shara and Jack. Well, all right, Charlie was thirteen and could probably watch all of the younger ones, but with their parents missing they weren't going to leave Shara and Jack alone. Maybe Shara was twelve, but Jack was only six. They needed someone else.

Teams that had been out to find SG-13 had heard rumors from the people of friendly planets of their being captured. They hoped it wasn't true, but it had to be explored anyway. The fact that the teams that were coming back now were the ones that had been assigned to go into the place where they were supposedly being held by some begrudged enemy or another didn't make Daniel feel any better.

He felt even worse when he saw what came through the 'gate. It was the teams he'd thought it was--and they were even bringing SG-13 with them. But all four of them were on stretchers.

General Jennifer Hailey rushed in behind him, stifling a gasp.

"Oh no…" Daniel moaned.

"What happened?" Hailey demanded. "Tell me they're alive."

At least she could say the word. But that was why she was in charge.

The commander of the team that brought them through approached the general and sighed like a bearer of bad news usually would. "Yes ma'am, they're all alive, but they're not in good shape." He saw Daniel standing there and cleared his throat, lowering his eyes. "I'm sorry, Dr. Jackson, but…I'm afraid Mrs. Heinmann's one of the worst off."

He didn't want to, but he looked down as the medical team that had run in just after them hurriedly carted the unconscious SG-13 from the 'gate room. None of them looked good. Their BDUs were dirty and torn, and from what of their skin he could see on their faces and hands, they looked beaten and bloody. True to what the colonel had said, Janet was the only one already being hooked up to a portable breathing apparatus.

Daniel had to look away as they disappeared down the corridor. He couldn't follow, and he couldn't think. He didn't what to see what happened in the infirmary, and he didn't want to know what had happened to them. Hailey started to drill the colonel for information, and he retreated to sit outside the infirmary until there was any word on their condition. Finally one of the nurses noticed him and told him that they were all going to be fine. It looked worse than it was.

That was when he called Vala to tell her what was happening, and then went to sit beside Janet's bed. Out of those clothes and cleaned up, she did look better, and she was stabilized. She was breathing all right. But the report he'd gotten also told of burns and bruised and broken bones. Her eyes were closed, and she seemed to be resting all right.

"I'm so sorry…" he whispered. "I wanted you to be able to do what you wanted to do…be out there. But I never wanted this…"

"Stop beating yourself up, dad," she answered softly, and he started. He hadn't realized she was awake at all.

"Janet…?" he asked, taking one of her hands in his gently.

She opened her eyes and blinked up at him, giving him a small smile. "This isn't your fault, you know. It comes with the territory."

"I know…" he swallowed.

Janet squeezed his hand. "I'll be fine, dad. I knew what I was getting into. I don't regret anything."

He had to smile at that. "I know you don't. Sometimes I wish you weren't so much like me."

"Hey, it's the sincerest form of flattery." She laughed a little, but grimaced and stopped quickly. "Ow. Okay, bad idea…"

Daniel reached up and pushed her hair back. "Whoa, easy…be careful."

"Dad," she scolded. "I'm fine. Now stop feeling bad."

"All right…" he said quietly.

"Are the others okay?"

He huffed. "They're better than you are."

"Good," she smiled.

Daniel stood to reach her forehead, and kissed it gently. "I love you."

I'll always be your baby

No matter how the years fly by

The way you loved me made me

Who I am in this world

I'm a woman now, not a little girl

Janet was smiling uncontrollably as she handed the newborn baby to her father. "There you go, Dad," she told him as he and Vala gaped. "You're grandparents. Her name is Alyssa." Travis was sitting on the edge of her hospital bed, and she settled back tiredly into his arms and watched happily as her parents crooned at her first child.

"She's so cute," Vala laughed.

Daniel smiled tearfully. "She's our daughter's kid; what'd you expect, grandma?" Vala punched his arm playfully, and he handed over the baby. Vala held onto her while Daniel sat on the edge of the bed and leaned to embrace his daughter.

"That's my girl."

Wherever this life takes me,

I'll always be your baby.

"Mom? Mooooom."

Janet shook her head to clear the thoughts and looked down at Alyssa, whose arms were crossed in annoyance. "Sorry," she apologized. She kissed the top of her daughter's head. "You know what? Why don't I tell you a story later? I need to go put Lindsey down for a nap."

She pouted a little, but then shrugged. "Okay. I'll go find Adrian." With that, she climbed down out of the chair and ventured out of the kitchen.

Janet stood slowly with the baby still in her arms. She went to pick up the empty bottle to drop it in the sink for later washing, but it was already gone. "What…?" She looked around, and saw that Vala was at the sink, already washing it.

"Where have you been, dear?" she smiled knowingly.

She sighed. "Sorry, mom. I would have gotten that."

"I know; it's all right. Now go lay that baby down so she can get some sleep."

Janet looked down at her younger daughter and grinned. "I think she already is."

Because she was already asleep, all Janet had to do was lay her down in the back room before coming back up front again. That was when the front door opened, and the men of the house returned.

Instead of going for Travis, Janet went straight to her father and threw her arms around him tightly before he even had his coat off. "Hey dad."

Daniel chuckled, a little more than startled. "Well…hi, Janet. What's up?"

She kissed his cheek. "Oh nothing. I love you so much, Daddy."

He returned the embrace happily. "I love you too."

Always be your baby girl