AN: ok just a wee intro to the next fic. Takes place before First Time, about a month or so after Time, Space and Everything Inbetween.

Be warned this is going to take a pretty dark look at what Vala did before she came to the SGC. It's not going to be pretty.

As always let me know what you think. More up later today.


"I think I need to take a week long shower after being in that market place." Cam commented as SG1 made there way into the infirmary.

"Yeah, well, the smell matched the people. I don't think I've ever been around so many thieves and… woman of negotiable virtue." The disgust was clear in his voice.

All activity in the infirmary stopped and Cams reply died on his lips at the sound of Vala's hand connecting with Daniels face.

She looked at him with contempt and anger in her eyes "How dare you." she ground out, her voice low and dangerous. "How dare you even presume to know about those people, about why they do what they do. Don't ever presume that you're better than them Daniel, better than me."

She turned and marched out of the infirmary leaving silence in her wake.

When she was gone Cam let out a low whistle "Well… I didn't see that coming."