Title: The Furies

Author: Sarge

E-Mail: Samcwannabe@aol.com

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   Sam slowly awoke with a splitting headache. Opening her eyes, she waited for everything to stop spinning before she finally noticed that she wasn't at the campsite anymore. In fact, she didn't know where she was. From the tree she was tied to, all she could see was the dark forest. She didn't even see Jack.

   She wriggled a little to see if she could undo her binds, but they were too tight. All they did was bite deeper into her wrists. Just then, she heard a voice from behind her.

   "Don't even try to get away, Carter." It was Jack.

   Sam turned her head around as far around as she could to see Jack standing there with his 9mm still in his hand. He glared at her and then walked around the tree so that he was in front of her.

   Sam frowned. "Sir, what the hell are you doing?" she asked. She had had enough of this and there was just no way she was going to play the frail defenseless woman. She had faced a hell of a lot worse people before and she didn't back down. She definitely wasn't about to start doing with her CO.

   "What am I doing? WHAT AM I DOING?!!!" he yelled. "I'll tell you what I'm doing, Major. I am making you pay for what you did to Charlie."

   Ok, if she thought she was lost before, she was totally lost now. "What are you talking about?"

   "You killed him," he growled.

   Sam shook her head. "No, I didn't."

   "YES, YOU DID!!!" he screamed as he began to pace in front of her.

   "I didn't even know you back when Charlie was alive," she snapped. "Hell, I didn't even live in the same state for God's sake!!"

   "Yes, you did. You told him that Sara and I didn't love him. You told him that he needed to kill himself."

   "NO, I DIDN'T!!!"

    "YES, YOU DID!! You told him that he needed to kill himself and that's exactly what he did! It's you're fault that he's dead and you're going to pay!!!" he snarled as he stopped pacing and pointed his 9mm at her again.

   That's it Jack! the voices hissed. Just pulled the trigger. Avenge Charlie's death! KILL HER!!

   Sam frowned as tears of utter frustration and fear started making their way down her cheeks. "I didn't do anything," she whimpered. "Why don't you believe me, Jack?"

   "Because you're a liar!"

   "So, I guess you believe that all the feelings we've shared are lies as well," she said.

   Jack glared at her. "You don't have feelings for me. You never did!!"

   "That's not true, Jack! I do have feelings for you! I love you!!" she replied desperately.

   Jack stormed up to her and backhanded her across the face again. "No, you don't," he growled. "And I don't love you either! I DESPISE YOU!!"

    Good Jack! Tell her exactly how you feel!! the voices prodded.

   It was now that Sam really started crying. She dropped her head and just let the tears fall.

   "I hate everything about you!! You are just a brainless, loveless, no-life bitch!!!" he screamed into her face. "No one will EVER love you, Carter!!!"

   Jack backed away from her and pointed the gun at her once more. "Now, you are going to pay for everything you even did to me," he snarled as he pulled trigger.

   Sam didn't even look up at Jack. She just kept her head down. She heard the gun go off and then a millisecond later, she felt a terrible searing pain in her shoulder. She cried out in pain and then looked up at Jack to see that he had an evil smile on his face.

   That's it Jack!! Doesn't that feel so much better?!! No, finish her off, Jack!! Do it now!! KILL HER!!!

   "I'm going to kill you now, Carter, and the last thing I want you to hear me say is that I really do truly loathe you. Now, do one last favor for me. I want you to watch me as I pull the trigger," he stated nefariously.

   Sam looked away from him defiantly.

   Jack let out a low growl before he stormed back over to her and grabbed her by her hair. Yanking her head up so that she was looking him in the eyes, he grinned again and then kissed her roughly on the lips.

   Sam looked at him in confusion.

   "I just wanted to give you a taste of what you're going to miss when you're dead," he said before raising the gun to Sam's forehead. "Ok, now I'm going to kill you."

   Just as he was about to pull the trigger again, Daniel and Teal'c came flying out of the trees.

   "Jack don't!!!" Daniel screamed as Teal'c ran straight at Jack, tackling him to the ground. The gun flew from Jack's hand as he landed and Teal'c easily subdued him from there. He pulled Jack's arms behind his back and tied them.

   Daniel rushed over to Sam and cut her loose. Coming back around the tree, he caught her just before she crumpled to the ground. "Sam, are you alright?" he asked in concern.

   Looking up at him, she shook her head and then started crying.

   Daniel immediately wrapped him arms tightly around her. "It's ok, Sam. Everything is going to be ok," he soothed as she sobbed into his neck.

   "What the hell are you doing?!" Jack shouted as he struggled against Teal'c's strong grip.

   "Perhaps we should ask you the same question, O'Neill," Teal'c said.

   You have to get away, Jack!! They're stopping you from avenging your son's death!! You have to kill Sam!! Then you have to kill then for stopping you!!!

   "Dammit!! Let go of me!!!" he screamed.

   Both Daniel and Teal'c ignored him.

   Daniel looked up at Teal'c, saying, "We need to get him to the temple."

   Teal'c nodded. "Come O'Neill," he said as he started dragging Jack in the direction of the temple.

   Daniel scooped Sam up in his arms and then followed Teal'c.

   A few minutes later they arrived at the temple and went inside.

   Daniel gently placed Sam down on the floor. By now, she was unconscious from all the pain that was radiating from her injured shoulder. Standing up, Daniel made his way over to where Teal'c was holding Jack.

   "LET GO OF ME!!!" Jack yelled.

   "What is it that we do now, DanielJackson?" Teal'c asked.

   "Well, it says here," he pointed to some inscriptions on the stone structure, "that whoever touches the green crystal will be inhabited by the Furies. Now, my guess is that's what Jack did. In the temple we were at, it said that to remove the Furies we have to bring Jack there and have him touch the blue crystal that was in the center of the stone structure there," Daniel explained.

   "So, we must return to the other temple?" Teal'c said.

   "Yeah," Daniel replied, "and thankfully it's almost light out so we won't have too much trouble getting back there. I just need to bandage up Sam's shoulder and then we can go."

   Teal'c nodded.

   Daniel walked back over to Sam and immediately unclipped his backpack. Taking out the med kit, he patched up her the best he could. Then he put everything away and picked her back up into his arms. "Ok, we can go now," he announced.

   With that, Teal'c dragged Jack back out of the temple and Daniel followed with Sam.

TO BE CONTINUED!!!

(A/N: Sorry it took me forever to post this and I'm also sorry that this chapter is really short and really lame! It's funny how I've master the ability to make everything short and lame, isn't it? Well, I hope you like it anyway!! PLEASE REVIEW!)