Title: The Prophecy
Fandom: SG-1 (AU)
Pairing: Sam/Janet, Janet/OFC
Rating: eventually NC17
Summary: Months after Janet Fraiser is lost on P3X-666 the Asgard inform SG-1 they must go through the stargate on mission... to fulfill an Ancient prophecy. They find something they never expected.
Spoilers/Timeline: AU. Starts immediately after Heroes II, so anything before then is fair game. However, since this is AU canon may or may not be followed.
Archive: Only with permission
Disclaimer: Stargate and its characters belong to MGM and Gekko, not me. No copyright infringement intended, no money being made.
A/N1: Special thanks to oxfordshoes2 for the beta!
The day after her final trip to the ship, Kris went for a walk through the village while Janet stayed at the house and studied. Despite everything Janet had told her about the village she was surprised by a number of things, not the least of which was a total lack of law enforcement. During her walk, she saw Cayden and stopped him.
The man turned and smiled. “Ah, Admiral Kay. How are you?”
“Fine, and you can call me Kris.”
“Thank you. Are you finding everything you need, Kris?”
“Yes. I do have some questions though.”
Cayden gestured to a nearby bench. “What can I answer for you?” he asked as they sat down.
“How do you keep order on Jidiri with no law enforcement agency or personnel?”
He shrugged. “We have no need for law enforcement.”
“But what if someone steals from another person?”
“Why would anyone steal? Anything they could want or need is freely available.”
“But it appears that everyone comes from a different level of technology.”
“This is true. But here on Jidiri everything is available to whomever wants it, no matter how advanced the technology.”
“Okay, but what about other crime? What if someone were to get into a disagreement that escalated to a physical altercation? Or, heaven forbid, someone is murdered?”
He smiled gently. “I understand why you ask these questions, but no such crime has ever occurred on Jidiri.”
“Kris, would you ever steal, or attack or murder someone?”
“No, of course not.”
“And that is why we have no need for law enforcement. Everyone who comes here is of strong moral character, such as yourself. And those who have lived here all their lives have never been exposed to these things and would never consider committing such an act.”
“What about planetary defense?”
“We have no need. Jidiri is perfectly safe.”
Kris looked around, taking in their surroundings and the many different races and cultures represented by the people just within the immediate area. “Utopia,” she breathed quietly.
She turned back to Cayden. “It sounds like Utopia... I’m just afraid it’s too good to be true.”
Cayden again smiled. “You will come to believe it, Kris.”
“I have not seen or heard anything about space travel here. Does anyone ever leave Jidiri?”
“Yes, but only those who are called to serve.”
“Called to serve? As in the military?”
“Oh, no. We have no military. A small number of our citizens are called to serve elsewhere in varying capacities.”
She tried to press him for answers on how people left the planet without space travel, but that was the one thing he was not able, or not willing, to answer. She wasn’t sure which it was.
Janet looked up from her spot on the couch when Kris came in several hours after she’d left on her walk. She smiled. “So what did you think of the village?”
“It’s certainly different from any place I’ve seen before.” She sat down in a chair facing the couch. “If it lives up to everything Cayden says it is it may very well turn out to be a Utopia.”
Janet cocked her head in thought, measuring the woman’s words, tone of voice, and expression. “So what’s wrong?”
Kris took a breath and slowly let it out. “It’s been my experience that anything that seems too good to be true usually is.”
The doctor nodded. “Yeah. Have you seen or heard anything that would indicate if it is?”
“According to Cayden they have absolutely no planetary defenses or military. Even if the citizens are non-violent and of high moral character, we both know that’s not the case with other worlds. And even though they have no space travel at all, he did admit that a small number of people do leave Jidiri.”
“How?” Janet asked, unable to contain her excitement.
“He couldn’t, or wouldn’t, say. All he said was that a small number of people are ‘called to serve elsewhere in varying capacities.’ I couldn’t get any more information beyond that.” Kris quietly sighed and then changed the subject. “So, how was your day?”
“I feel a little like I’m back in medical school studying for finals. Their medical facilities are more advanced than what I’m used to. And of course I’m trying to learn how to treat a number of alien races.”
Kris gave her a small smile. “Well, considering how well you did treating me, I’m sure you’ll do just fine.”
Janet let out a rueful huff. “At least I’ll have access to medical records.”
“Yeah... about that.” Kris got up and retrieved a DAT from her bedroom. She handed it to Janet before sitting back in the chair. “If you’re willing, I’d prefer to have you as my doctor rather than someone else. You’ve already proven yourself to me,” she finished with a smile.
“Sure, okay.” She turned on the DAT and skimmed the medical file contain in it. After a couple of minutes she looked up. “There’s still seems to be some missing sections.”
Kris nodded. “You have everything that’s available.”
“If you have any questions just let me know.”
Janet nodded. “I will.”
Janet immersed herself in her studies from morning to night. So much so that the days ran together and she didn’t know it was night time until Kris came home.
One evening, after quitting her studies early, it dawned on Janet that she had no idea where Kris went all day. She would leave in the mornings and not come home until late in the evening or even bedtime. As a consequence Janet hadn’t really even seen her housemate in days, much less talk to her.
Tired and frustrated, Kris entered the house. She got something from the refrigerator to drink and dropped into a living room chair heavily.
“You look tired,” Janet observed.
“I am. In more ways than one.”
It was her tone of voice more than her words that captured Janet’s attention. “What’s wrong, Kris?”
She let out a sigh. “I just... I guess I keep waiting for the other shoe to drop.” She took a deep breath and sipped from her drink. “I’ve been checking out the area surrounding the village, scouting out in a different direction every day.”
“And... nothing. There’s nothing to indicate there’s anything here other than this village.” She paused for a couple of beats. “Also, the remnants of my ship are gone.”
“It’s completely gone. There’s not a scrap of metal anywhere in the area. I set the charges and pretty much destroyed it, but there was still the bulk of the hull and debris.” She shook her head. “Now there’s no evidence it was ever there – I went over the area with a fine tooth comb.”
“Maybe Cayden can explain what happened.”
“I’m sure he can... if he’s willing to.”
Janet studied her housemate. “That’s not all that’s bothering you.”
Kris looked up at the doctor, holding her gaze for a couple of seconds. “For one, I was hoping to find a way off of Jidiri, but I haven’t seen anything to contradict what Cayden said about a lack of space travel, and no one I’ve talked to has clue about how someone could leave.”
Janet frowned when Kris abruptly stood and went into her bedroom. Something else was definitely bothering the woman.
Kris stripped and put on her robe. She then went into the bathroom and took a shower. After her shower she returned to her bedroom and put on her pajama pants and a tank top. She looked up when Janet knocked on the half-closed door.
“Can we talk?” Janet asked, standing in the doorway.
“Sure. I’ll be right out.”
When Kris came out of her bedroom, she found the living room empty. But Janet entered from the kitchen with a couple of mugs of hot chocolate.
The doctor smiled. “I made some hot chocolate, so I poured you a mug.”
“Thank you,” Kris replied as she took the mug and they both sat on the couch.
They sipped the hot chocolate for a couple of minutes in silence. Kris finally spoke.
“So what did you want to talk about?”
Now that she had Kris in front of her, Janet wasn’t sure where to begin. “I guess I’m wondering what you’ve been up to during the day.” She paused for a beat. “And I was wondering how you’re doing?”
It was all Kris could do to not hurl the mug of hot chocolate at the wall across the room. She clenched her jaw so hard Janet was afraid she was going to break a tooth. Kris set the mug down before she lost all control, stood, and moved to a window. She looked out but didn’t see anything. After what felt like a small eternity, she finally spoke.
“How the hell do you think I’m doing?” she snapped with venom. “My wife was killed 23 days ago!” She dropped her head and covered her eyes with a trembling hand.
Janet had dealt with more mourning family members than she cared to remember, and her instinct was to go to the woman and comfort her, but something told her to hold back. Her heart ached at the depth of the grief she heard in Kris’s voice. She waited patiently.
Finally, the rigidity in her body eased and Kris literally sagged. She turned. “I’m sorry... I don’t mean to take it out on you.”
“What you’re feeling is perfectly normal, Kris. I’d be more worried if your emotions didn’t get the better of you sometimes.”
She listlessly walked over and took her seat on the couch again. She sighed. “It might be easier if I didn’t feel so damn useless.”
“What do you mean?”
“I’m stuck on a planet I’ve never heard of with no means of leaving. And there’s nothing here for me to do. Jidiri has no need for someone like me. I’ve spent most of my life in the fleet and most of that time in covert intelligence.” She looked Janet in the eyes. “Jidiri doesn’t even have law enforcement, much less a military. There’s nothing to do here for a person like me.”
“I’m sure there’s something you can do, Kris. Why don’t you speak with Cayden? He did say to let him know if there was anything we needed.”
“I don’t know how much I trust him... or anyone else here for that matter.”
Time passed. Kris, after talking with Cayden, opened up a martial arts school. The goal of her school was not to teach how to fight, but to teach the discipline required, and realize the benefits of becoming proficient at Vor’kesh, the martial art of the Areth.
Once Kris opened her school, she was approached by a man named Chuzu who wanted to learn her style of martial art and to help her teach. Chuzu looked Human, though his blue hair and vertical slit pupils belied that classification. He identified himself as Luccan – another planet/race Kris had never seen or heard of. Chuzu proved to be a very quick study and was soon quite proficient at Vor’kesh, becoming Kris’s assistant teacher. He was also the first real friend she’d made on Jidiri, besides Janet.
Meanwhile, Janet started working at the clinic. Initially she worked under the supervision of Dr. Lettie Boson, like a resident. But Janet had an innate talent for medicine and soon was working on her own. Most of the residents of Jidiri tended to see a doctor of their own race, but Janet did have some patients who were non-Human.
As both women settled into their new roles on Jidiri, they each found a small measure of peace despite their personal losses, and comfort in their strengthening friendship.
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