Title: The Prophecy
Fandom: SG-1 (AU)
Pairing: Sam/Janet (implied), Janet/OFC
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!
After they picked up their rings Janet and Kris decided to invite their closest friends, Taran and Delsie, over for dinner. They were looking forward to telling their friends about the change in their relationship.
When Taran and Delsie came over they brought their daughter Layla, who was only a few months old. While Janet was in the kitchen checking on dinner Layla let it be known that she wanted her dinner immediately. Kris was holding the baby when she threw her fit.
“Sorry, Kris, don’t take it personally,” Taran said.
Kris smiled. “I don’t.” She smiled down at the crying baby in her arms. “I understand, Layla. When you’re hungry, you’re hungry.”
Taran took Layla from Kris and began to breast feed.
Janet came back from the kitchen. “Well our dinner will be ready probably about the time Layla is done with hers,” she said with a smile. “So, have you two been getting any more sleep lately?” she asked.
Taran and Delsie both smiled and nodded. “Yes, thank goodness. She’s starting to sleep more than two hours at a time,” Taran replied.
“Yeah. I thought Taran was going to break something walking into walls all the time,” commented Delsie.
“Ha, ha. Very funny. Just remember, you’re having the next one.”
Kris chuckled and received a playfully cross look from Taran. Kris held her hands up in surrender. “Hey, don’t look at me, Taran; I didn’t get you pregnant.”
That made Janet laugh – which earned her a dirty look of her own. She, too, held her hands up in surrender. “Hey, I don’t make babies, I only deliver them. My own was 12 when I adopted her. I didn’t get you pregnant either.” She paused when Taran gave her a dumbfounded look. She dropped her hands and her expression changed as she reconsidered her statement. “Well, I guess I did get you pregnant... but you asked me to.”
Delsie grinned. “She’s got you there, Taran.”
Taran smiled as she looked down at Layla suckling. She looked back up at Janet. “Thank you, Janet.”
“You’re most welcome.”
As soon as Layla was done with her dinner she was put down for a nap. The four women then enjoyed their own dinner. Afterwards the table was quickly cleared and some music was put on while they relaxed in the living room. Taran and Delsie sat on the couch while Janet sat in the overstuffed chair.
“Kris, I noticed you weren’t at the school the last few days,” said Taran. “And Chuzu said he thought you weren’t feeling the best before you arranged to take some time off. You okay?” she asked.
Kris smiled as she sat down on the floor in front of Janet. “I was feeling a little under the weather, but I’m fine now. The advantage of living with a doctor – or at least this particular doctor,” she said with a chuckle.
Delsie gave both Kris and Janet a hard look. She noticed how Kris was leaning against Janet’s leg and the way they were both smiling. “Alright, what’s going on?” she asked.
Just then Layla woke up. She also let it be known it was time to change her diapers. Taran grabbed the diaper bag and handed it to Delsie. “Your turn.”
Delsie spread out a blanket on the floor and put Layla down on it. After changing her Delsie sat back up on the couch still holding the baby. She gave Janet and Kris another look. “I’m still waiting for an answer, you two.”
“An answer about what?” asked Taran.
“Just look at them. They’re up to something, Taran.”
Taran looked at the pair. “Hell, they’ve been living together over two years. Maybe they finally figured out what we’ve known all along – that they should be dating each other instead of other people,” she said flippantly as she took the baby from Delsie.
Both Janet and Kris blushed at Taran’s friendly nagging. Both Taran and Delsie had been anything but subtle in expressing their opinions of Kris and Janet’s choices of dates in the past. Delsie saw their blushes.
“Oh, my god! That’s it, isn’t it? You’re finally dating each other.”
Taran’s head snapped up to see both Janet and Kris smiling. Her jaw dropped. “Damn, and I was only joking.”
Kris chuckled. “Well, you’re half right, anyway,” she said with a smile.
“What do you mean half right?” Delsie asked.
“Well, we figured out we love each other and belong together, but we’re not dating.”
Delsie and Taran looked confused.”
“We’re married,” Janet explained.
“You’ve got to be kidding,” said Taran.
They both held up their left hand and waggled their fingers to show off their wedding bands.
“No joke,” Kris said. “You’re looking at a bona fide married couple.”
“Just the other day,” answered Janet.
“And we didn’t even get invited,” grumbled Delsie.
“No one did, Delsie. It wasn’t planned. It just... sort of happened. You two are the first ones we’ve told. It’s the whole reason we invited you over tonight.”
“Damn. There goes our reliable babysitters,” Delsie said with a smirk.
“What do you mean?” asked Taran.
“Think about it. They’re newlyweds; they’d rather have an evening alone together than with a baby to care for,” she said with humor in her voice.
“I guess you have a point.”
[Hmm, she does have a point.]
A wave of desire tickled Kris’s senses. [Hold that thought until after they leave.]
“Don’t worry, we’ll still be glad to watch Layla occasionally. Can’t have you falling to pieces at work, Delsie. The clinic needs you in top shape,” Janet said. “What would we do without you in admin to make sure everything runs smoothly?”
“Wait one minute!” Taran said suddenly. The other three women looked at her and she pinned Janet with a look. “Look, I love you both, and I know we’ve given you a hard time about some of the choices you’ve made when it comes to some of the dates you’ve gone out with.” She paused. “I also haven’t forgotten how wicked your sense of humor can be, Janet. I remember how you kept a perfectly straight face when you told me I was pregnant with twins!” She moved her gaze to Kris. “And I wouldn’t put it past you, Kris, to try to pull one over on us either. So, until I see some proof, and I don’t mean just a couple of rings, I’m not falling for it. I want to see a marriage certificate with names of Janet Fraiser and Kris Kay on it before I’m convinced this isn’t a joke.”
Kris chuckled as she got up off of the floor. “Janet, I warned you that your sense of humor was going to get the best of you one these days.”
“I guess you were right.”
Kris left the room, retrieved their marriage certificate from the other room, and returned. “Taran, considering everything, I understand why you’re skeptical. And you’re right – I can’t provide you with a marriage certificate with the names Kris Kay and Janet Fraiser on it.”
“Damn, you guys really had me going!” said Delsie.
“I’m going to get you for this – especially you, Janet!” warned Taran.
“Before you do, check this out,” Kris said and handed the certificate to Delsie since Taran was holding Layla. She then sat on the arm of the chair Janet was sitting in and put her arm around her shoulders.
The couple immediately recognized the certificate for what it was. They quickly looked at the names on the form which Delsie read out loud. “Janet Fraiser and Kris Frasier?” They both looked up at the newlywed couple and smiled.
“So it is for real!” exclaimed Taran.
“You better believe it,” Janet said with a grin.
Janet rushed home from work. She wanted to surprise her wife with all of her favorite things for dinner. She had hoped to get off early, but an injured patient had prevented her escape. She stopped by the café on the way home and picked up dinner for two. If she hurried she should have time for a shower before Kris got home.
Janet came to an immediate stop when she entered the house through the front door. The interior was lit entirely with candles. Standing in the middle of the living room, wearing nothing but a silk robe, was her wife.
Kris smiled. “Happy anniversary, love.”
Janet returned her smile. “Happy anniversary.” On her way across the room she set her package down on the coffee table. She then wrapped her arms around her wife and they kissed, deeply. They parted only when oxygen became an issue. “Mmmm... I didn’t think you’d be home this early.”
“I took half a day off; I wanted to surprise you. I picked up your favorite dinner from the café and I’ve already drawn a hot bath for you.”
Janet let out a chuckle. “Great minds think alike – I picked up dinner on the way home, too.”
“Then we certainly won’t go hungry. Go on and take your bath; I’ll take care of the food.”
“But I’d be much happier if you joined me in the bath.”
“You would, huh?”
“Yes, I would.”
“Alright. I’ll join you as soon as I take care of the food.”
“Don’t take too long.”
With a kiss Janet headed into their bedroom. Kris put the food up, retrieved a bottle of wine and a couple of wineglasses, and then joined Janet in the bathroom.
“Hey, you got room in there for me?”
Janet looked up and smiled at her wife. “I sure do.” Janet scooted forward so Kris could slip in behind her. She leaned back into her wife’s embrace. “Mmmm, this is nice.”
“Yes, it is.” Kris began to nuzzle the side of Janet’s neck.
The doctor tilted her head to give Kris better access and let out a soft moan when a knowing hand captured her breast and teased her hardening nipple. [You know I love you, right?]
[Mm hmm. I feel it... but I’d know it even if we weren’t bonded, because you show me every day. You’re my beloved and I love you with all my heart.]
Janet gasped as deft fingers slid down through her curls and caressed her slick folds. It didn’t take long before Kris’s touch brought her to an orgasm. She slumped in her wife’s arms afterwards.
“You ready to get out?”
“I don’t think I can move.”
“I guess it’s a good thing I brought the wine then,” Kris said with a chuckle. She reached for the wine and poured them each a glass.
That night after making love, Kris lay with her head on Janet’s chest, listening to her heart as it slowly returned to its normal pace. Janet slowly carded her fingers through her wife’s hair.
“I love you so much.”
“I love you too, Janet.”
The doctor took a deep breath and slowly let it out.
“I didn’t say anything.”
“No, but you have something on your mind.”
Janet remained silent.
Kris lifted up her head and looked at her wife. She shifted to lie on her side next to Janet, reaching out and caressing her cheek. “What is it, love?”
“I’ve been thinking about something lately.” She paused for a long moment. “Have you ever thought about having children?”
Kris took a moment to gather her thoughts. “While I’ve never felt a strong urge to have a child, it was something Lena and I discussed on more than one occasion. With my career it was never a viable option for me – you don’t exactly go undercover in special ops pregnant. And, neither of us were comfortable with the idea as long we were in deep space. When Lena accepted promotion to admiral we decided that it would be best to wait until we got settled before attempting to raise a family. I think we both knew subconsciously that it was a mistake for her to accept promotion to admiral and that’s why we put off having a baby. In fact, if we hadn’t crashed, Lena was going to notify Allied Fleet when we returned from our vacation that she wanted to step down and command a ship again. We were going to go back into deep space. So, the decision for us was not to have children.” She paused and gazed into Janet’s eyes. “So this is what’s been on your mind lately?”
Janet nodded. “It may be because of the number of patients I’ve assisted lately, but yes, I’ve been thinking about it. I adopted Cassandra when she was 12. Sam was a help, but she was not around a lot of the time because of her duties with SG-1. She was my best friend but not my spouse. We weren’t even lovers until just a couple of months before I ended up here on Jidiri.” She paused. “I’m not saying I need for us to have a baby to make me feel complete or anything. And if you’re not comfortable with the idea it’s okay. Believe me; I’ve never been happier than I am with you.” She leaned in and gently kissed Kris. “There’s a part of me that would certainly like to have your child. You’re the only person I’ve ever felt that way about,” she said softly.
Kris wrapped her arms around Janet and held her close. [My beloved.] She kissed her long and tenderly. Afterwards she gazed into Janet’s soft brown eyes again. “I’m not sure how good of a parent I’ll be, but if they can make our DNA compatible and having a baby is something you want, then I’ll take mommy lessons from you,” she said with a smile. Her mind was flooded with Janet’s joy.
Janet and Kris ended up going to see Dr. Lettie Boson, who specialized in difficult reproductive cases. There had been some difficulty making their DNA compatible due to the fact Kris was only part Human. Eventually they were finally able to fertilize a number of Janet’s ova – they used Janet’s ova since Kris didn’t have any – with their combined DNA. Then it came time implant an embryo.
Unfortunately Janet miscarried after only a month. The same thing happened with the second and third attempts as well. The fourth time she made it to nine weeks. Her body apparently kept rejecting the fetus because of the alien DNA from Kris. So, it was decided that Kris would try to carry the baby. However, that was not without its challenges either.
Since Kris didn’t have any functioning ovaries and no period, her body was not prepared for pregnancy. It had to be tricked into thinking it was fertile and the lining of her uterus had to be stimulated. She underwent daily injections until her body was ready for the embryo.
She miscarried at 11 weeks.
When the final fertilized egg was implanted the doctor gave them a one in ten chance of the pregnancy going to term.
To celebrate their three year wedding anniversary Janet and Kris joined Taran and Delsie and went to one of the concerts in the park. Delsie, who was almost nine months pregnant, was enjoying having her achy lower back rubbed by her wife Taran. Janet was leaning against a tree and Kris was sitting between Janet’s legs, leaning back against her. The doctor’s left arm rested lightly around her wife while her right hand was discretely slipped underneath Kris’s shirt and rested on her belly.
Delsie looked over at them and smiled. “So tell us, Janet, when are you and Kris going to have a go at raising one of your own?”
Janet gave her wife a gentle squeeze. “I already have a grown daughter, Cassie, on my homeworld.”
“And?” prompted Taran.
“Well, we’ve discussed the possibility, but we’ll see. There’s been some difficulty making our DNA compatible. We’ve decided that if it’s meant to work out it will, if not, it won’t. Either way, I’m sure those twins of yours will give us all plenty enough to do,” Janet said with a smile.
“Yeah, like Layla doesn’t already have us in a tizzy,” Taran replied.
“Well, it’s called the terrible twos for a reason. But don’t worry, she’s three now. At least we can send Layla and the twins back to their mommies when we’re ready for some alone time,” Kris said with a laugh. She turned her head to look up at her wife. Through their bond they both felt their love shared and magnified in return.
Janet lowered her head and gently captured her wife’s lips with own.
Delsie spoke quietly. “I’ve never seen two people more in love than you two.”
Janet and Kris blushed as they came back to the moment and looked at Taran and Delsie. “Sorry,” they said in unison.
“No, no, don’t apologize,” Taran said. “You’re an inspiration to be around – the way you two love each other.”
Delsie chuckled. “Yep. And I don’t think we’re going to be able to rely on them too often as babysitters.”
All four women laughed.
The music started and Kris felt Janet’s hand gently caress her belly. She was over four months pregnant but the loose clothing she wore concealed her growing baby bump.
“I love you,” Janet whispered in Kris’s ear.
“I love you, too.”
About halfway through the concert Delsie let out a yelp.
“What’s wrong?” asked Taran.
“I don’t know. I felt something,” she said with an alarmed look on her face.
Janet immediately went into ‘doctor mode’ and took charge. She took hold of Delsie’s wrist and checked her pulse. “Was it a contraction, Delsie?”
“I’m not sure.”
“That’s okay. I want you to keep breathing slowly for me.” Janet felt around Delsie’s distended abdomen.
Delsie winced again.
“Janet?” Taran asked.
“I can’t really tell anything here. Let’s get Delsie to the clinic where I can do a proper examination.”
Taran started gathering everything up.
Kris turned to Janet. “Why don’t you go on ahead and get everything ready at the clinic. I’ll bring Delsie.”
Janet nodded in agreement and left immediately. Once Taran had everything together Kris picked Delsie up in her arms and carried her.
In another part of the park Cayden was sitting with the four members of SG-1. He noticed Kris carrying Delsie out of the park. “Oh! It appears we may have yet another arrival this evening.”
“What do you mean?” Major Carter asked.
He pointed to the three women leaving the park. It was obvious even from a distance that the one being carried was very pregnant.
“Oh. Do you think they need any assistance?” Sam asked.
“No, no. Their friend obviously has things well in hand. She’s undoubtedly taking them to see her wife – one of our best doctors.”
“Her wife?” asked Colonel O’Neill.
Sam smiled to herself as did Daniel Jackson, but it was Teal’c who spoke. “Have you not noticed, O’Neill? There are many couples here both of the same gender as well as the opposite gender.”
Jack took a look around and saw male/female couples, male/male couples, and female/female couples. “No, I guess I hadn’t noticed.” He fixed Teal’c and Daniel with a look. “Just don’t get any ideas – I’m not interested.” He paused. “Well, I might be interested in watching some of the female couples,” he added with a leer.
“I have never understood why so many of the Tau’ri have trouble accepting same gender couples,” observed Teal’c.
“Neither have I, Teal’c,” agreed Daniel.
“I don’t see the problem either,” added Sam.
Jack looked at his team. “Well, I don’t have anything personally against anyone who’s gay. It’s just doesn’t seem... natural.”
“To you,” pointed out Sam.
“Well, we were made different for a reason, weren’t we? Take babies for instance. Those two women still had to have the assistance of a man to have that baby, didn’t they?”
Cayden was the one answer his question. “Actually, no. Taran and Delsie are the sole genetic parents of their children.”
“How?” Sam asked.
“DNA is taken from both women, combined and then used to fertilize an egg, which is then implanted in the woman who will carry it to term.”
“You’re talking about parthenogenesis.”
“Sir, it’s just like he described. By splicing together the DNA of the two women they don’t need a man to have a baby.”
The same can be done for male couples. However, a surrogate mother would be needed to carry the fetus to term,” Cayden explained.
Janet was ready when Kris and Taran arrived at the clinic with Delsie. Kris gently set Delsie down on the exam table before leaving the room. Janet examined the woman and determined that she had simply experienced some false labor. However, Janet did think it was best to play it safe and admit Delsie anyway. Taran stayed with Delsie for a while before going to pick up Layla from the babysitter and going home. Janet and Kris went home, but Janet left instructions for her to be contacted if Delsie went into labor or if anything else came up. It was a short walk to their home.
That night, after making love, Kris watched Janet sleep for awhile. Then she slipped out of bed and stood at the window looking out. After a while she felt Janet slip her arms around her from behind.
Janet rested her chin on Kris’s shoulder. “Something interesting out there?”
“Don’t see anything.”
Kris took a deep breath and let it out. “I don’t know. I just have this feeling... I can’t put my finger on it.”
“Could it be you’re worried about Delsie and the twins?”
Kris took another deep breath. “I suppose it could be that.”
Janet kissed her wife’s shoulder. “But it’s not, is it?”
The doctor placed her hand over Kris’s growing belly. “Are you worried about our baby?”
Kris placed her hand over her wife’s. “Always,” she confessed. Suddenly she let out a small gasp.
“What is it?”
“She’s moving!” Kris quickly turned in her wife’s arms and mind-touched with her. Through the deep mind-touch Janet was able to actually experience the sensation first hand. Once the baby settled down Kris ended the mind-touch.
Janet stared into her wife’s eyes. “That was incredible! It was like I felt it in my own body. Thank you.” There were tears in her eyes. “Will you share other moments with me?”
Kris smiled. “Of course. Just remember you asked for it when I’m in labor.”
The doctor chuckled. “Okay. Come on, let’s go back to bed.” She led Kris back to bed and held her close. “You’re still unsettled, aren’t you?”
Kris took a deep breath and slowly let it out before answering. “I just have this feeling that’s hard to describe. Despite the ups and downs we’ve experienced trying to have a child, everything here has been, and is, so peaceful and tranquil. In fact, I can’t think of a better place to raise a child.”
“So what’s bothering you?”
“The only way I can describe it is to compare it to the flat surface of a lake. It feels like someone has tossed some stones into it... made some ripples. I just sense... something... a disturbance.”
Janet didn’t dismiss her wife’s feeling or belittle it. “Well, if there is something amiss, you’ll be better able to deal with it after you’ve had a good night’s sleep.”
The next day Kris had an appointment with Dr. Boson. Janet, of course, went with her. The doctor was pleased that the pregnancy had progressed to the four and half months and was becoming cautiously optimistic.
“Have you had anymore contractions, pain, fever or dizziness?”
“Not since the last incident I told you about.”
“That’s good. Your blood tests still show an elevated white blood cell count, as well as an elevated antibody level that’s continuing to increase.”
Kris looked Janet worriedly.
“Your body is still not fully accepting the fact that you’re pregnant, and it’s fighting against the pregnancy like it’s an infection,” Janet explained.
Dr. Boson nodded in agreement. “The fact that you seem to have some control over your body is the only reason you’ve progressed this far with the pregnancy. From now on I want to keep a much closer watch on your blood work. I want to see you twice a week and I want you to get as much rest as possible. I’m not putting you on bed rest, but I want you to cut any strenuous physical activities. If you have any contractions, pain, fever, or dizziness I want you to come to the clinic and have me contacted immediately.”
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