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!
A few months had passed since Dr. Janet Fraiser was killed on P3X-666. Though her loss was felt throughout the SGC, none missed her more than her daughter, Cassandra. It just wasn’t fair. She had lost her family, lost everyone she had ever known, when the Goa’uld Nirrti wiped out everyone on her home world of Hanka. She’d been the only survivor and SG-1 had brought her back to Earth with them.
Even though Cassie had bonded with Captain Samantha Carter first, it was Dr. Janet Fraiser that had given her a place to live, a home... a new family. Of all the people at the SGC, it seemed that her mother should have been the last one to be killed off-world. She was a doctor – the Chief Medical Officer – and shouldn’t have been anywhere near an ongoing firefight.
Her mother’s death hit Cassie hard, but her teachers were understanding and supportive, giving her a little leeway when her schoolwork slipped. She still managed to graduate with good grades and was accepted into the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. But even so, it was apparent that she wasn’t herself.
Sam, in an effort to be supportive of Cassie, approached General Hammond about not going on quite so many off-world missions, especially scheduled extended missions. Colonel O’Neill wasn’t the happiest about her reduced responsibilities on SG-1, but was glad that she was still on the team. Besides, it was only until the girl went away to school.
Not wanting to uproot Cassie, Sam had moved into Janet’s house with her. It was only temporary, only until Cassie went away to college.
The klaxons sounded as the gate began to spin.
“Unauthorized off-world activation. Unauthorized off-world activation.”
General Hammond and Colonel O’Neill came out of the general’s office and entered the control room.
Before the general could form his question, many of the lights in the base suddenly cut off. “Close the iris!”
“I can’t,” Sam replied as she tried to get the computer to respond.
All the armed guards in the gate room tensed as a figure emerged from the event horizon of the gate.
“It’s Thor!” Sam exclaimed.
“Security team, stand down,” Hammond ordered over the PA.
The gate disengaged and the lights came back on. Jack and the general headed down to the gate room.
“Thor! Buddy! What’s shaking?” the colonel quipped.
“Welcome, Thor. It’s always good to see you,” said the general. “To what do we owe this honor?”
“I must speak to SG-1 about an important matter.”
Teal’c and Daniel Jackson joined Jack, Sam and Hammond in the briefing room.
“Alright, Thor, you have our attention.”
“SG-1 must take a trip through the stargate.”
“Where to?” asked Hammond.
“I do not know.”
“Excuse me? How are we supposed to get to wherever it is we’re supposed to go, if you don’t even know where it is we’re supposed to go... to?” asked Jack.
“I do not know the stargate address. You do, O’Neill.”
“The stargate address was downloaded into your brain by the Ancients’ repository of knowledge.”
“But the Asgard removed all that information from the colonel’s mind,” Sam pointed out.
“The stargate address to which I am referring was not removed.”
“I think I’d know if I had any strange gate addresses floating around in my head – I don’t.”
“The information is there. It will come to you when it is time.”
“Time for what?” Daniel asked.
“Time for you to go.”
They all exchanged looks that indicated they didn’t feel like they were getting very far.
“Okay, so we’re not sure where we are going yet. Can you at least tell us why we’re going?” Daniel pressed.
“To retrieve something that you’ve lost, and something that you seek.”
“Could you be a little more specific?”
Confused looks were again exchanged around the table.
Jack leaned forward, resting his elbows on the table. “Look, Thor, you’re not giving us a lot to go on here. You want us to take a trip through the stargate to someplace, you don’t know where, to retrieve something we lost and something we seek, but you can’t tell us what. Come on, buddy, why would we do this with so little information?”
“Because of the prophecy.”
“There is an age old legend that tells of a world where a certain special people are taken to either live in peace or be prepared for their roles as Guardians.”
“Guardians?” Sam asked.
“Yes – children of the four races. The prophecy states that Earth’s Guardian and mate will be born again, of the heart and in life. They are a phoenix. They become as one.” He paused for a moment. “The time of Earth’s Guardian has come.”
“So... this Guardian is some super-Human, indestructible, Goa’uld butt-kicking, soldier?”
“I would not say that, O’Neill. Guardians are not indestructible. And, there are other things out there besides the Goa’uld – worse things.”
“Yeah, so I’ve heard.”
“Only you, O’Neill, have the information necessary to find Earth’s Guardian.”
Once again looks were exchanged around the table. Finally Jack turned to Hammond.
Hammond sat in silence for several moments. Finally he let out a heavy sigh. “Well, if you can come up with the address, Colonel, then I guess we can take a look and see what’s on the other side.”
Jack looked at Thor. “When do we go?”
“When you say so.”
SG-1 remained on standby until whenever the colonel could remember the gate address that the Ancient repository placed in his mind. According to Thor, Jack would not only remember the address, he would also know when it was exactly the right time to go.
A few days after Thor’s visit, SG-1 was together in the mess eating lunch. Jack’s face suddenly went blank and he mutely stared off into the distance.
“Jack? Are you alright?” Daniel asked.
He didn’t respond.
“O’Neill.” Teal’c clamped a large hand on Jack’s shoulder. “O’Neill.”
“Ist este vicisti.”
“What did he say?” Sam asked.
“It’s Ancient. He said, ‘It is time,’” Daniel translated.
The colonel abruptly stood up and the other followed him to the control room. He sat at the computer terminal and input a gate address.
The general rushed in when the klaxons went off. “What’s going on?” he demanded.
“The colonel just said ‘it was time’ in Ancient and then came in here and entered a new stargate address – with nine symbols,” Sam explained.
“Nine? Even the address of the Asgard homeworld only had eight. Why nine?”
“I don’t know, sir. I surmised the eighth symbol was an additional distance calculation, but I have no idea what the ninth symbol is for.”
“Well, send a MALP through and see what you get back on telemetry.”
A MALP was sent through the open wormhole.
“Unable to track the MALP, sir. However I am getting sensors and audio/video feedback. Sensors indicate an Earth-like atmosphere.”
“Any sign of life?”
“Not in the immediate vicinity. No DHD evident either. It’s just an empty white room.”
“Then you better take one of your naquadah reactors with you so you can dial out manually.”
The colonel spoke up again in the language of the Ancients, “Uto iste esta viciti uto revertum portacus mos addonom nos tergume hictum.”
Daniel again translated. “‘When it is time to return the gate will bring us back.’ So you’re saying we don’t need to take a reactor with us?” he asked.
The colonel silently nodded.
“I don’t care. Take it anyway,” General Hammond ordered.
“‘Time to go,’” Daniel again translated.
Within a few minutes SG-1 was on the ramp and ready to go. As soon as they stepped through, their weapons and the reactor had completely disappeared. The wormhole closed behind them.
“Hey! Where the hell did my P90 go?” exclaimed Jack.
Surprised, it took them a few moments to verify that every single weapon, including their knives, were missing. And without the generator, they couldn’t power up the gate to dial back home. None of them were very happy.
“You did say that when it was time the gate would bring us back home, O’Neill,” Teal’c said.
“Yes, you did.”
“Well, I hope I was right.” Jack sighed. “Alright, spread out. Look for a way out of here.”
The room they were in was a completely nondescript white room with no windows or discernable doors. Suddenly a section of the wall slid aside revealing a doorway. A man stepped into the room.
“Hello. My name is Cayden. I am here to welcome you to Jidiri.”
“Hello, I’m Daniel Jackson. This is Colonel O’Neill, Major Carter, and Teal’c. Were you expecting us?”
“Not you specifically, but I knew that we would be receiving some guests when the stargate appeared. I wanted to make sure you were made welcome and as comfortable as possible. If you’ll come with me, we have a guest house prepared for you. You’ll find food and changes of clothing.” He smiled at them. “And this evening there’s a concert in the park.”
“Do you know why we’re here?” asked Jack.
“Visitors always come when it’s time for one or two of our residents to leave,” Cayden replied, sounding a little sad.
“Do you know who we’re here to find?”
“No. Visitors know who they’re looking for when they find them. Sometimes it takes only a few hours, sometimes it takes a few weeks. But rest assured, you will find who you are looking for.” Cayden said little else, despite constant questioning by Daniel, as he led them to a house. He explained it was theirs for however long they were on Jidiri. Then he left them to their own devices.
Each member of the team found ‘native’ clothing for them in one of the four bedrooms. Daniel and Sam decided to change into the clothing, while Jack and Teal’c remained dressed as they were.
Jack was impatiently pacing in the living room when Sam and Daniel returned from their respective bedrooms. “What the hell are we doing here?!”
“Well, it was your–”
“I know that, Daniel! But what the hell are we supposed to do now that we’re here? That Colin guy–”
“Cayden,” Daniel automatically corrected.
“Colin was no help. How are we supposed to find this damn Guardian if we don’t know who he is or what he looks like? And how the hell are we supposed to find something ‘we lost’ when we don’t even know what it is? And how did these people remove all of our weapons?”
“Well, Cayden did say there was a concert in the park tonight. Perhaps that’s where we should begin,” Sam offered.
“Why are you so blasé about all this, Carter? These people took away our weapons and we have no way to dial the gate to get back home!”
The blonde shrugged. “I don’t know, sir. But I just have a feeling about this place. I don’t think there’s anything to fear here, I believe we’re perfectly safe.”
“Yeah! I feel it, too,” Daniel predictably agreed.
Jack looked at Teal’c. “And you?”
“I do find myself surprisingly unconcerned about being unarmed.”
Jack was not a happy camper. “We split up, but no one goes anywhere alone. Carter, Teal’c, see what you can find out – especially about how the hell we can get home. Daniel, you’re with me. The sooner we find whoever we’re supposed to the sooner we can leave this... place.”
None of the four members of SG-1 found anything or spoke to anyone who could be of assistance to them. They did, however, find that every single person they encountered was welcoming and nice to them. They were also surprised to discover that there was no monetary system and that anything they saw in the shops was theirs simply for the asking. It was late in the day when they all returned to the house.
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