Title: Atonement 14/14 The Epilogue
Spoilers: none happens after the show.
Category: Het, Hurt/Comfort
Summary: A routine mission brings up memories that Vala would rather forget.
Disclaimer: Not mine and I'll put them back when the Muse runs out, : none
Beta: Thanks to Spacegypsy1 for looking this over many many times.
Challenge: Screen Cap Challenge. Dan/Vala
It had taken a few weeks to find a planet for the children. . Vala and Daniel thought since the children had lost Adria, they should be kept together. SG-1 finally located a small planet that had once been ruled by a Goa'uld, posing as the God Pele.
The people of Honu were a small community on the edge of the planet's ocean. They had been hard hit by the Ori plague and had lost over half of their people. So when Daniel contacted Tanau, their leader, they were more than willing to take in the children.
Daniel, Vala and Ryna had stayed on Honu for a few weeks to help get everyone settled.
The island itself was beautiful with large palm trees, bubbling clear steams and long white sandy beaches. Daniel and Vala enjoyed their time with the villagers and children. Their days were spent helping build the children new homes and helping the villager clear more land to plant more crops now that they had more bodies to help.
On the third night Daniel and Vala sat alone under the stars on a remote piece of the beach. Reclining against Daniel, Vala pointed at one of the stars. "That's Earth's sun. It looks so small from here."
Daniel looked down at Vala. "Yes it does." He swallowed once before speaking again. "Vala, I know we haven't talked about this but I want you to marry me, here, now. If we give everyone a week I think they should all be able to make the arrangements to come. It's only one day."
Shocked and confused Vala sat up and looked at Daniel. "I, uh. Daniel!"
Reaching out he took her face between his hands. "I love you and I don't want to wait any longer. I want you to be my wife and I want to adopt Ryna and make her my daughter. I want to be a family."
Vala smiled. "Darling, I'm not going anywhere. I'm not going to leave you. I'm staying right here with you."
Some of the fear left Daniel's eyes. "I know, but I don't feel like we can start out life together until we do this right. Vala, we both made so many mistakes and seen such tragedy, lets start our life together with some a happy memory."
Finally understanding what Daniel meant, Vala smiled. "Yes, let's make happy memories. I've always thought getting married on a beach would be wonderful. And if you're sure, let's doit. You can talk to Tanu in the morning."
"I'll do it just after breakfast."
Then she knocked Daniel into the sand. "Also you promised once we were married we could make babies. That's still true isn't it?" She asked between kisses.
Laughing, he said, "I love you, Vala Mal Doran." He tucked a strand of hair behind her ear. "You're a fruitcake, but you're my fruitcake and yes we can then make babies."
Vala let out a squeal of delight and got to her feet, spinning in the moonlight. "I'm going to have Daniel Jackson's babies!"
Daniel stayed where he was letting her have her fun. She finally grew dizzy and collapsed on the sand beside him. "How long to make arrangements?"
Bending to kiss her he murmured. "I think a week should be plenty of time."
Grabbing a fist full of his hair Vala declared. "Five days and no longer."
That was the last words they spoke for a long time.
So five days later Jack, Teal'c, Sam and Cam all arrive on Honu for the wedding. It had taken some juggling on the guest part they all made it. General Landry wanted to attend but he was unable to come.
Their wedding day dawn bright and beautiful. Vala was taken aside by the women of the village so that she wouldn't see or be seen by Daniel before the sunset wedding on the beach.
Just as the sun began its decent behind the large volcano, Ryna stepped out onto the pathway of flower petals leading to where Daniel waited for his bride. Sam and Jia followed behind Ryna.
Vala had refused to wear a white dress, because she was anything but a virgin, and besides on Helena, white was the color of mourning, not she wore a dress handcrafted by the women of the village, dark green with colorful blossoms scattered across the silky fabric.
Finally, Vala appeared, and all eyes turned to her.
Stunned, Daniel stood there staring when he saw her. Her hair was loose with a large red blossom that matched the ones on her dress, tucked behind her ear. Her eyes met his and the grin on his lips grew, unable to believe that this woman would soon be his.
Unable to move, Daniel just stood there his gaze locked with hers. Jack finally poked him in the back to remind him to take Vala's hand from Ryna, who was giving the bride away. His smile never wavered as he took her hand and turned to Tanau.
As the sun slipped out of sight, they repeated their vows and just before it vanished they kissed for the first time as husband and wife.
Breaking apart, Daniel lifted Ryna into his arms as they were presented to the crowd. Tanu called out, "I give you Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Jackson and family."
The crowd cheered and Jack yelled "It's about time! Remember you promised to name your first born after yours truly."
Everyone around him laughed as they were herded to a luau by the village elders. The bride and groom were toasted and to Vala's delight she was given a statue of a very rare fertility goddess. After accepting the relic she stood on her tippy toes and kissed the large Tanau. The large man blushed and crushed her in a bear hug. "Thank you for bring the children to us and granting up the good luck by hosting your marriage here. You honor us."
"Well it was the least we can do given what you've done for those children. Thank you for this."
Vala squeezed his hand and then crossed to Daniel and showed him the statue and then the two of them looked over at Jack and Sam. The two sat together with their heads close. Sam laughed at something Jack said and touched his arm.
Catching Sam's eye, Vala raised her glass and Sam turned away blushing, but she didn't move away from Jack. It was then Mitchell came over and slapped Daniel on the back. "I knew that it would happen eventually, but thanks for doing this sooner rather than later."
Then he turned to Teal'c. "Time to pay up, big guy. The bet was five hundred."
Teal'c smiled and handed over the cash. "You are correct Cameron Mitchell." Then he turned to the happy couple. "Vala Mal Doran and Daniel Jackson. I am please to see you to wed. Please accept my congratulations and my wishes for happiness and joy. Now if you will excuse me I must return to my duties. Please come visit me soon and bring the little monkey with you."
Vala stood then and kissed each man on the cheek before, Daniel took their hands shaking them. Then the two men drifted away leaving Daniel and Vala alone at their table.
Seeing that no one was watching, Daniel took Vala's hand and lead her away.
The two of them were almost to the edge of the trees when Ryna skipped over. "Where are you going? Can I came too?"
Smiling Vala knelt down to Ryna's eye level. "Daniel and I are just heading off to celebrate getting married. We'll be back in the morning and then we'll all go home. Is that all right? Sam will watch you tonight."
Ryna nodded and was scooped up by Jack. "Don't worry Vala, Sam and I will watch this monkey and make sure she doesn't get into any trouble."
Shaking Daniel's hand Jack motioned off in the direction the were heading earlier. "Now, off you go and we'll see you in the morning."
Vala and Daniel waved once more and were gone.
Still in Jack's arms, Ryna asked, "Do you think I'll get a baby brother or sister soon?"
Sam smiled watching the couple disappear. "I'm sure you will. Nothing would surprise me, nothing at all."
She looked up at Jack and smiled as the little girl wiggled out of Jack's arms. "Can I have more ice cream."
Jack chased after her. "Not if I eat it all first."
Following along behind the two Sam couldn't help thinking that Vala and Daniel weren't the only ones with a brighter future.
Daniel and Vala ran across the sand toward the small hut they would share for the night. Just before she entered Daniel caught Vala's hand. "Stay out here for a moment I want to look at you."
Feeling suddenly nervous Vala giggled, "Let's go inside. Daniel darling, you've seen me before and you'll see me again."
Giving a nervous laugh, Daniel explained, "But it won't be on our wedding night lit only by the moon."
Daniel cupped Vala's cheek. "I love you, Vala. Today was the first day of the rest of our lives and it can only get better from here."
Taking a fist full of his shirt, Vala smiled. "Oh, I'll make sure of it." And then she pulled him inside to show him how.