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!
Janet helped her wife remove her pajama bottoms and tank top. Kris lay on her back and Janet molded her body to Kris’s. The doctor propped her head up on her hand and studied Kris’s body as she gently caressed it.
Kris closed her eyes and let out a soft moan as her breast was gently fondled by Janet. “Mmmm, that feels good.”
The doctor dipped her head and gently teased the nipple with her tongue. After making love to Janet, Kris was already quite aroused and didn’t need much attention from her wife to climax – something Janet was well aware of. She kissed her way up from Kris’s breast to her mouth. As they kissed Janet’s hand slipped between her wife’s legs. Her caresses were designed to be both calming and satisfying. The doctor guided Kris through a gentle yet very satisfying orgasm.
Kris softly sighed her wife’s name as she came. She opened her eyes halfway and looked up at Janet. “You’re amazing, love.”
Janet kissed Kris’s forehead. “Get some sleep, beloved.”
Kris was asleep as soon as her eyes closed.
The doctor lay on her side next to her wife with her hand on Kris’s growing belly. Despite the late hour, sleep came slowly to her. She was concerned about some of the changes she saw in Kris’s body, such as her ribs becoming more noticeable instead of less so. And then there was the arrival of Sam and SG-1 to contend with. Eventually sleep claimed her as well.
Both Janet and Sam got up before Kris did. Janet fixed lunch and set it out on the table. They sat down to eat.
“Is Kris going to join us?” Sam asked.
“She’s still sleeping. I’ll make sure she eats when she gets up.”
As they ate, Janet was reminded by Sam that she would have to report her discovery to O’Neill. After they finished lunch Sam finally radioed the colonel. She didn’t tell him what or who she’d found, but that she thought he needed to see for himself. She also recommended that Teal’c and Daniel come with him too.
“Trust me, sir. You’re going to want see this for yourself.”
“Alright, Carter. We’ll be there in about an hour.”
Shortly after that Kris woke up. She dressed and then left the bedroom. She found Sam in the living room and Janet in the kitchen.
“Hey, sleepyhead.” Janet gave Kris a quick kiss.
“Hey. Why didn’t you wake me?”
“I figured you needed your sleep. What do you want to eat?”
“What did you have?”
Janet told her.
Kris had to suppress a shudder as a wave of nausea overcame her. “Ugh, I don’t think so.” She swallowed hard. “Why do they call it morning sickness when I get it at all times of the day and night?”
The doctor looked at Kris with some concern and touched the back of her hand to Kris’s forehead to check for a fever. “I don’t know, honey. How about I fix you some soup and crackers, okay?” At Kris’s nod Janet brushed her fingers through her wife’s silky hair. “Go on and get comfortable on the couch. I’ll bring it to you.”
Kris again nodded. She went out to the living room and sat on the couch. She could sense a lot of tension coming from Major Carter. She didn’t know what it was about exactly, nor did she have the energy to delve into it right then. Fortunately, Janet joined them after only a few moments. She brought the soup and crackers which Kris was able to eat. While she ate Janet brought her up to speed about the time differential between Jidiri and Earth. The tension coming from the blonde made a lot more sense to her then. Sam hadn’t had time to deal with her grief yet and to move on. To her, Kris was competition for her woman – at least a part of her felt that way. It was obvious Sam was intelligent enough to know better, but until she came to a resolution regarding her feelings for the doctor there would be a tension between her and Kris.
A few minutes before the other members of SG-1 were to arrive Kris started to feel sick to her stomach. She politely excused herself and headed to the bathroom. When Kris didn’t come back out Janet went to check on her. Janet found her wife throwing up her lunch. Janet kneeled next to Kris and rubbed her back until the dry heaves stopped. Kris brushed her teeth and rinsed her mouth out with mouthwash. Janet then helped Kris into the bedroom where she lay down on the bed and curled up on her side.
Janet sat on the side of the bed and rubbed her wife’s upper back. “This has happened before, hasn’t it?” she asked.
“Just a few times.”
“Why didn’t you say anything?”
“It’s just morning sickness. I’ll get it under control. I didn’t want to worry you any more than you already are.”
“You’re my wife; it’s my job to worry about you.”
“Janet, they’re here,” Sam called from the other room.
“Go on; I’ll be okay. Just let me rest for a few minutes. I’ll be out in a little bit to meet your friends.”
“Are you sure?” Janet asked.
Janet leaned down and kissed her wife before going out to the living room.
Sam went outside to meet the men of SG-1.
“Okay, Carter, what’s the big surprise you have for us?” asked the colonel.
“I think I found part of what we came for – the something that we lost.”
She was grinning from ear to ear. “Let me show you, sir.” She went to the front door of the house, opened it, and indicated for them to enter.
The three men entered and then came to a standstill and stared at the woman standing in the center of the living room. After a few moments of stunned silence there were hugs and explanations exchanged. Sam explained the time differential. Then the colonel made his pronouncement that Janet would have to return to the SGC with them.
Janet’s quiet and simple response seemed to register with everyone except the colonel. “No.”
O’Neill’s reaction was delayed, but finally the doctor’s answer sunk in. “What?”
“I said no, Colonel. I’m not leaving Jidiri.”
“Why the hell not?”
“I have my reasons.”
“Well, I’m sorry, Lt. Colonel, but you’re in the Air Force, and I’m ordering you to return with us to the SGC.”
“Actually, Colonel, I’m no longer in the Air Force. I’m officially dead. I was killed in the line of duty. My dead body was transported to this planet where I was revived. I have since made a new life for myself here, and there are other things I have to take into consideration now.”
“Like what? Are you taking into consideration things like your daughter Cassandra and how she needs her mother?”
Janet’s expression went cold.
Kris, who’d been keeping track of what was going on through their bond, figured it was time to join the proceedings.
[It’s alright, love, I’m right here.] Janet and the colonel were staring each other down so he didn’t even notice Kris when she approached and stood next to the doctor. “Why don’t we all have a seat?” Kris suggested.
Janet turned to her wife. “How are you feeling?”
“Better. Let’s get everyone something cold to drink, and then you can introduce me to your friends.”
Kris and Janet went into the kitchen to get drinks for everyone while Sam and the others got settled. Janet carried the tray of lemonade into the living room. Kris sat in the overstuffed chair while Janet passed out the drinks. Sam, Daniel, and Teal’c sat on the couch. The colonel was too keyed up to sit, so he was pacing in front of the fireplace. After passing out the drinks Janet sat on the arm of the chair Kris was sitting in.
“Kris, you already know Sam. This is Dr. Jackson – Daniel, Teal’c, and that’s Colonel O’Neill.” Janet paused. “Everyone, this is Kris Fraiser... my wife.”
Daniel smiled. “It’s a pleasure to meet you, Kris.”
“Indeed, it is an honor,” Teal’c said as he gave a nod of his head.
The colonel came to a stop and stared. “Your what?!”
“But you can’t marry a woman!”
“Actually, by the laws and traditions of my homeworld and of this world, I assure you we are married, Colonel, and have been for over three years,” replied Kris.
“And this... this relationship is the reason you’re willing to turn your back on your career? On your daughter Cassie?”
Kris knew the man had pushed her wife too far. She could feel the anger radiating off of Janet in waves.
Janet stood and marched up to the colonel defiantly. “What you derisively call ‘this relationship’ is my marriage. I am not ‘turning my back’ on anything, I’m fighting for something. I’m fighting for the health of my wife and life of our unborn child. So, Jack, you can go fuck yourself. Now get out of my home.”
Jack was left speechless.
Daniel was the first to stand. He grabbed hold of the colonel and started to lead him out. “We’ll be going now, ladies.”
“Janet, you know he–”
Janet cut Sam off with an upheld hand. “Sam, I don’t want to hear one word in defense of him right now.”
The blonde nodded. “Is it okay if I come back later?”
“Of course it is. Make sure Daniel and Teal’c know they’re welcome as well.”
“I will.” Sam left.
It didn’t take too long for SG-1 to arrive back at the house they were staying at.
Jack rubbed the back of his neck. “I guess I didn’t handle that too well.”
“No, Jack, you didn’t,” agreed Daniel. “In fact, you screwed it up pretty bad. If I were you I’d stay clear of Janet for quite a while.”
“Carter, can you help me smooth things over with the doc again? You two are close friends.”
Sam shook her head. “I don’t think so, sir. Not with this. You’re just going to have to give it some time and let her get over it.”
“If she does,” added Daniel.
“If Dr. Fraiser is the one born again in life from the prophecy Thor spoke of, then it is most likely that Kris Fraiser is the Guardian we have been sent to find,” observed Teal’c.
Daniel got excited. “That’s right! Thor said, ‘Earth’s Guardian and mate will be born again, of the heart and in life. They are a phoenix. They become as one.’ So if Dr. Fraiser is the one born again in life, then Kris, her mate, is Earth’s Guardian.”
“Then we’ll just have to convince them to come home with us,” said Jack.
“There’s no way you’re going to get them to go until after Kris gives birth,” announced Sam.
“Janet said it’s a high risk pregnancy and even with the more advanced medical technology here on Jidiri the odds are not on their side.”
“Then we shall remain until Kris Fraiser gives birth,” declared Teal’c.
“Look at it this way, sir, maybe Janet will forgive you by then.”
“Thanks a lot, Carter.”
Kris and Janet had another appointment with Dr. Boson. She expressed some concern that Kris’s blood work was still showing increasing levels of antibodies and white blood cells. And, like Janet, she really didn’t like the fact that she was losing weight instead of gaining.
“If things continue the way they are I’m going to have to insist you go on bed rest for the remainder of the pregnancy. In the meantime try eating several small meals a day. Even if all you can tolerate is something as bland as oatmeal. We’ll supplement your nutritional needs with injections that Janet will administer.”
“Why injections?” Kris asked.
“Because if you take them orally and then throw up they won’t be doing you much good, will they?” Lettie answered.
“I see your point.”
“Okay, I want you back here in four days to check your weight and blood work again, unless anything else comes up, in which case you should come in immediately.”
Janet and Kris stood to leave.
“Janet, could you wait a minute, please?” Lettie asked.
Kris stepped out as Janet remained.
“I don’t know how much longer Kris will be able to carry the baby. With the pregnancy now in the 20th week there’s slim chance of viability.”
“Not much of one,” Janet said quietly.
“No, you’re right. The longer she can sustain the pregnancy, the better the chances are for the baby. I just wanted you to know that I have the neonatal unit on alert. If anything happens, they’ll be ready for you and Kris.”
Janet’s eyes watered. “Thank you.”
Lettie nodded. “Now go spend some time with your wife. I’ll have the supplements delivered to your house this afternoon.”
Janet sat on the edge of the couch, bent down, and kissed her wife’s forehead.
Kris opened her eyes and smiled. “Hey.”
“Hey, baby. What do you want for lunch, love.”
“Let’s go to the park.”
“Kris, you’re supposed to be taking it easy.”
“I know that, Janet. I’m not suggesting anything more than a lazy picnic in the park. I just want to enjoy some fresh air and sunshine. I can rest on a blanket on the grass as well as I can here on the couch. Please. You heard what Dr. Boson said. I want to go while I still have a choice.”
Janet didn’t miss the pleading in her wife’s voice. She gave Kris an understanding smile. “Alright. I’ll get everything together and we’ll go to the park.”
Janet got the picnic lunch together and placed it in their basket. She then grabbed a blanket and a small pillow. Of course she didn’t let Kris carry anything as they walked to the park. Janet spread the blanket out under their favorite tree. After they were done eating Janet leaned against the tree and cradled Kris in her arms. The sound of Janet’s heartbeat beneath her ear lulled Kris to sleep.
That’s how Sam found them. “Nice day for a picnic,” said the blonde as she approached.
Janet smiled and nodded. “Yes, it is,” she said.
Sam then realized Kris was asleep. “Oh, sorry. I didn’t realize she was asleep,” she said softly.
“It’s okay.” Janet looked down at her wife and brushed some hair away from Kris’s temple and caressed her cheek. “I don’t think a marching band would wake her right now.”
“Is she okay?”
Janet took a deep breath and let it out. “That depends on your definition of okay.”
“Janet, it’s only been seven months for me since you were... killed... and I can’t sit here and pretend and tell you that I can just flip a switch and change the way I feel about you. I still love you... but I’ve always been your friend, and I still am. I’m here for you as your friend.”
The doctor smiled. “I’m glad. Thank you, Sam.”
The blonde nodded at the sleeping woman. “You’re worried about her. I can tell.”
Janet took another deep breath and nodded. “Yes, I am.”
“We don’t know how much longer her body can sustain the pregnancy. If she were anyone else she would have already miscarried.”
“What do you mean?”
Janet let out a sigh. “I guess I should start from the beginning. First off, Kris is only part Human. She has a mixture of alien DNA, so there was some difficulty in making our DNA compatible.”
“Is that why you said you’d been trying to have a baby for couple of years?”
“Partly. I don’t know if it’s a result of her mixed heritage of not, but she’s infertile. She has no ova. So when they were finally able to make our DNA compatible they fertilized six of mine. I miscarried the first four.”
Sam was shocked to hear what the woman she loved had been through. “Oh, my god. I’m so sorry, Janet.”
“My body kept rejecting the alien DNA.” Sam couldn’t keep the frown off her face and Janet saw it. “What is it, Sam?”
Sam hesitated but answered. “I’m sorry, Janet, but I can’t believe someone who cares about you would put you through all that, that she would even ask it of you.” The blonde lowered her eyes. “I never would have,” she added softly.
Janet realized Sam misunderstood the situation. “Sam, you don’t understand. Kris didn’t ask anything of me. The baby was my idea. I want this.”
The blonde was clearly surprised. “All the years I’ve known you and I never knew you wanted to have a baby.”
The doctor gave the blonde a small smile. “I never did.” She then looked down at her wife. “But I want hers,” she said lovingly.
Sam had to swallow the lump that formed in her throat.
After a few moments of silence Janet continued. “Since I couldn’t carry the baby we decided to have Kris try. The problem is her body just doesn’t seem to want to be pregnant. We had to trick it into getting pregnant. She miscarried the first time at 11 weeks. This is her second pregnancy.”
“Can’t they fertilize some more eggs if she miscarries this time?”
Tear welled in Janet’s eyes. “I can’t ask her to go through this again, Sam. Her body is fighting the pregnancy like an infection. Her white blood cell count is climbing every day; she’s developing antibodies; she’s losing weight instead of gaining; she’s throwing up half the time; she’s only 20 weeks along and she’s had contractions on four different occasions that would have resulted in a miscarriage if she hadn’t been able to stop them; and she’s getting weaker and weaker every day.” A single tear slid down Janet’s face.
Even in her sleep Kris sensed her wife’s distress. Her body tensed and her breathing increased as if she were experiencing a bad dream. Janet caressed her wife’s cheek, kissed her forehead, and then laid her own cheek on top Kris’s head.
“Shhh, it’s okay, love. I’m right here.” [Just relax, beloved.]
When Kris settled down Janet dropped another kiss on her wife’s forehead.
“You said Kris was able to stop her contractions. How?” Sam asked.
“Due to her alien heritage, and training in what she calls the mind-skills, she’s able to have some conscious control over her body in ways that we don’t. And she’s able to heal much faster than Humans if she enters into a healing meditation.”
“Like Teal’c’s kelnorim?”
“It’s similar, yes.”
“So that’s what you meant when you said if she were anyone else she would have already miscarried.”
“She’s literally been keeping the baby safe by force of mind over matter.”
“Yes, but at a cost to her own health. As long as she’s pregnant she can’t go into a healing meditation to heal herself – it would lower her heart rate and respiration to a level too dangerous for the baby.”
“I had no idea what you’ve been going through. I’m sorry.” Sam paused. “I’m sure if the colonel had known–”
“No, Sam. I’m not ready to deal with him yet.”
Sam knew when to retreat. She nodded. “Okay. Then let’s talk about something else.” She paused, not really sure what to talk about. “So, how long have you known Kris?”
Janet smiled. “We met the day I arrived here. She’s actually one who revived me. She found my body near the wreckage of her ship. She revived me and healed my wounds.”
“It had crashed. Apparently whatever or whoever brought me to this planet also brought her ship here. P3X-666 is on the opposite side of the galaxy from where they were flying. She said that all of sudden there was a planet in their path; it seemed to appear out of nowhere and they crashed – here.”
“They? She wasn’t alone?”
“No. Her wife Lena was with her. Lena’s injuries were just too great. She died a few hours later. There was nothing we could do.”
“Oh. So you two weren’t...”
“No. We were just friends. It was over a year before either one of us ever went out on a date, and that was with other people. But eventually I realized what was right in front of me.” Janet smiled at Sam. “At least it didn’t take me seven years this time. I’m learning.”
Even Sam had to smile at that. “And you got married.”
Janet grinned. “Yep. I never thought I would after the last time.”
“Well, considering what you told me about you ex-husband, I don’t think you can hardly compare him to Kris.”
The doctor looked at her wife. “You’ve got that right.”
Kris woke up. “Did I hear someone mention my name?”
“Hey there, sleepyhead.”
Kris opened her eyes to see her wife gazing down her very lovingly. Before she was able to say anything, Kris grimaced.
“What’s wrong, love?”
“Your daughter has decided to turn my spleen into a punching bag.”
“Oh, so she’s mine when she’s acting up, huh?”
“Oh course,” Kris said with a smirk.
“Then why do you get to pick out her name?”
“Because it’s my spleen.”
Janet chuckled. “Well, I guess that’s fair.”
“You’ve picked out a name?” asked Sam.
Kris moved off of Janet and lay on her side next to her wife facing the blonde. “Yep.”
Janet knew Kris’s lower back was aching so she started rubbing it for her. “And she won’t tell me,” the doctor playfully complained.
“Well, it’s not like you’ve told me what her middle name is going to be,” Kris countered.
Sam looked at both women like they were crazy. “I don’t believe this! How can the two of you not tell each other the names you’ve picked out for your daughter?”
They smiled at Sam. Then Kris sat up so she was facing her wife. She took Janet’s hand in hers, giving it a squeeze. “Actually, I didn’t want to say anything before now because I’m aware of the point of minimum viability, too.” She lifted Janet’s hand and kissed it. “Picking her name was very easy. She’s to be named after her mother – her name is Elyssa.”
Janet looked surprised but touched. “And she’s to have your name as well – Kay,” she said with a smile. She looked over at Sam with a smile. “Well, Sam, you’re the first to know. Our daughter’s name is going to be Elyssa Kay Fraiser.”
“Janet’s middle name and my last name before I changed it to Janet’s,” Kris explained.
“But I always thought your middle name was Elizabeth.”
“That’s what everyone assumes,” Janet replied.
“How come I never knew your middle name?”
“Because growing up I never liked it.”
Kris looked at the blonde. “Don’t feel bad, Major. She didn’t exactly tell me either.”
“Did I know?” Kris looked at her wife. “I take it you haven’t told her everything yet?”
“Well, she knows you’re not completely Human.”
Kris looked at Sam again. “I have... some abilities that Humans don’t, Major.”
“Please, call me Sam. Janet said you’re able to have some control over your body and can speed your healing process.”
“Under certain circumstances, yes. I can also communicate telepathically through a mind-touch.”
Sam looked surprised. “You can actually read somebody’s mind?”
“It’s a bit more complicated than that. It takes effort, and it’s not something that’s done lightly.”
“Can you do it against somebody’s will?”
Kris frowned. “Yes, but not only is it unethical, it’s extremely unpleasant for both parties.”
The blonde looked at Janet. “So I take it you let her read your mind... and that’s how she found out your middle name?”
Janet could see the concern on Sam’s face. “It’s not quite what you’re thinking, Sam.” She looked at her wife. [We need to put this in terms she can understand and relate to... computers maybe.]
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