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Stargate -- Five Reasons -- "Ignoti Nulla Cupido"

February 2nd, 2006 (03:45 pm)

slash_100, prompt 055: If
big damn table

One of five in the series "Five Reasons Why They Never Got Together"

Ignoti Nulla Cupido | Prompt 055: If | G | 500 words | 1 of 5

This reality, Daniel decided after the first hour or so, after differences had been compared and the digression point determined, was definitely the strangest one he’d chanced upon. It had been an accident, just like the first time, but Daniel was as enthralled with all of the drastic and wonderful changes he discovered as he was worried about the temporal distortion he would suffer from if he didn’t find his way home. For once, Daniel Jackson was alive and well; it was like a dream, he explained to this Jack, who had never been through the mirror, and this one wasn’t a nightmare like the others.

In this reality, Jack had come back from the Abydos mission that first time to find Sara waiting for him, ready to pick up the shattered pieces of their lives. In the following year, they had slowly rebuilt their relationship, to the point that Sara was happily pregnant again when Jack was recalled to the mountain for what would eventually become the return trip to Abydos; the tissue box incident, Daniel was amused to discover, had remained the same. Sara had given birth to a beautiful blonde baby girl without any complications, and for Audrey’s first birthday Jack bought a box with a lock on it for the gun he had no choice but to bring home. Two others followed within the next few years, Ryan and Madeleine (Daniel had insisted on using the “correct” spelling of the name), and Jack reveled in the chance to be a father again.

This Daniel’s life was drastically different, as well. They had been able to save Sha’re, removing Amaunet with help from the Tok’ra, and Daniel had brought her back to Earth and the SGC. She quickly established herself as the Goa’uld expert in Daniel’s department, and the alternate Daniel swore that her help had been invaluable. Their daughter, Charlotte Nefertari Jackson, had Sha’re’s curly hair and Daniel’s eyes, and while alternate Daniel said in public that she was named after Kawalsky, the grin on alternate Jack’s face and the secret look in his Daniel’s eyes told him the little girl held the legacies of two Charlies.

Teal’c’s rebellion was going much better in this universe than Daniel’s own, and many of the rebel Jaffa had begun using tretonin rather than relying on symbiotes. The Goa’uld hadn’t been defeated yet in this universe, either, but their Asgard were winning the battle with the Replicators. Even Sam was happy, recently married to Pete and considering children. Janet was still alive and well here, and Daniel didn’t have the heart to tell her what had happened to the Janet in his own universe.

Overall, Daniel had to admit that this universe could be the closest he could imagine to a perfect universe. But, as he looked back at himself and Jack one last time before touching the mirror and returning home, he couldn’t shake the feeling that something was missing and he had no idea what it was.

Feedback is better chocolate.

A/N: title translates to “the unknown does not tempt” (Latin); spoilers through mid-s8

Comments

Posted by: The World Famous Dorcus (dorcus)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2006 09:20 pm (UTC)
dj's pants!

This is almost as heart breaking as it is heart warming. Oy!

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2006 09:22 pm (UTC)
geek

I'm sorry to tell you this, but this series only gets worse, in the heartbreaking respect. *hands over some of her stash of tissues*

Posted by: The World Famous Dorcus (dorcus)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 01:32 am (UTC)
bucket hat

I "totally hate you" in the most encouraging of tones so that you'll write more.

:: nose blow! ::

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 04:37 am (UTC)
corporally challenged

Whee!

Posted by: Draconis Leona (shadowpryde)
Posted at: February 2nd, 2006 10:31 pm (UTC)
Daniel - Swears and smartasses.

Nicely done, waiting for the next piece.

-DL-

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
hysteria

I'm working on it now, but it should take at least a week.

And icon love!

Posted by: Sorcha Morrigan (sorcha_gaia)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 12:19 am (UTC)
Stargate - Daniel & Jack - Sweet

Oh, very nice. Short, concise, yet you pulled on just the right heartstrings. Thank you for not hitting me over the head with a hammer to get your point across - subtle can be very good, and was so, here. :)

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 04:34 am (UTC)
not again

Yay, subtlety! *dances*

Posted by: green_grrl (green_grrl)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 01:08 am (UTC)
SG1_JDAngst

Yow! Such a perfect universe, and yet...

Charlotte -- that's a heartstring tugger!

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 3rd, 2006 04:36 am (UTC)
power in creation

that's a heartstring tugger!

But in a good way, I hope.

Posted by: disarming_smile (disarming_smile)
Posted at: February 6th, 2006 09:54 pm (UTC)

Ohh, this sounds good!
I suspect Daniel will find out,what the missing thing in this and other dimensions is? Some Jack!loving for example? ;P
This sounds quite promising.

Posted by: AN ENIGMA GAVE A PARADOX A VERY SPECIAL HUG (melayneseahawk)
Posted at: February 7th, 2006 04:20 am (UTC)
alexander

This series is made up of five separate sections that aren't connected. The other sections are less subtle in their D/J pairing, but they never get together in this series.

Posted by: Em Dash (theemdash)
Posted at: June 13th, 2007 10:26 pm (UTC)
Daniel Home

Owie ow. I love this. I've always thought that given the chance to see a "perfect" universe, I'd still choose my own. Nice to see Daniel doing the same thing.

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