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!
Kris looked at the blonde. “Think of the mind like a computer. All of Janet’s knowledge, ideas, and memories are like files. It’s not like my computer connected to hers and read all her files. We simply shared selected files. And Janet herself had control over which of her files were shared, just as I had control over which of my files were shared.” She smiled. “I just happened to find out her middle name when one of the things she chose to share with me was a memory of her mother in which her mother addressed her by her full name. I don’t think Janet even realized at the time that she’d let her secret out. Anyway, does that make it any clearer for you?”
Sam nodded, but it was obvious that the gears were turning in her head. “You told the colonel that by the laws of this world and of your homeworld that you and Janet are married. May I ask what is your homeworld?”
“I’m not sure I should answer that.”
Sam was clearly confused by Kris’s answer. “What do you mean?”
Kris closed her eyes and let out a sigh. “So you didn’t get to this part.”
“No, I didn’t,” Janet said wearily.
“I think we ought to go home and have this discussion there.”
Janet nodded in agreement. Sam helped Janet gather everything up and carry the stuff back to the house. Janet and Kris walked arm in arm on the way back to the house. Once at home Kris started to help Janet put things away but Janet quickly stopped her.
“Uh uh. You’re feeling woozy. I want you on the couch with your feet up. And you need to eat again. I’ll bring you something as soon as I get everything put away.” She gave Kris a ‘wife’ glare rather than a ‘doctor’ glare – which was even more effective.
“Yes, dear,” Kris replied with a smirk and left the kitchen.
Even Sam chuckled as Kris made her way to the couch. “Wow, I guess you’ve got her trained,” she said jokingly as she helped Janet put everything away.
“Actually, no.” Janet frowned. “She gave in too easily.” She fixed a small plate of food for Kris.
Sam followed Janet out into the living room. “Hey, wait a minute. How did you know Kris was feeling woozy?”
“I... she let me know.”
Janet didn’t know how to answer and the blonde could tell something was up. “Okay, what’s going on?”
Kris was the one to explain. “Remember that computer analogy I used?”
“Well, using the same analogy, things are different between Janet and me since we’re married. It’s like we have a permanent link between our computers. Either one of us can increase or decrease the bandwidth at will at any time. And the link cannot be broken, except by death.”
“So you two can communicate telepathically with each other?”
“If we both choose to do so, but it’s more than that. It’s a bond that goes much deeper than can really be described. I can tell how Janet is feeling both physically and emotionally without asking, unless she chooses to block it from me, which she can. She can tell what I’m feeling unless I choose to block it from her. There is still privacy for the individual. She can’t tell what I’m thinking if don’t want her to any more than you can. She or I could forever block all thought and feeling from each other completely, and yet the bond would still provide an awareness of the other. At the other end of the spectrum is what happens when we both open the link wider. Not only can we communicate and tell how the other is feeling, it’s possible to actually feel what the other is feeling.”
“Sam, I actually know what it feels like to feel the baby move. I’ve felt it as if it was happening to me,” said Janet.
“I... Holy Hannah... I don’t know what to say. That’s incredible.” After a few moments she spoke again. “And that’s what you wanted to tell me here at the house instead of at the park?”
Kris let out a sigh. “No. You asked me about my homeworld. I’m not sure I should tell you anything about it, because Humans aren’t supposed to meet anyone from it, from your viewpoint, for about another 110 years. And it is even longer before any Human actually goes there.”
“You’re saying you’re from the future?”
“From your future, yes.”
“But is it our future or an alternate future? I mean if this planet doesn’t exist in our reality on a regular basis then it’s possible it is crossing through different realities.”
Kris shook her head. “Already considered that. Everything here, including us, has the same quantum signature. We’re all from the same reality.”
Sam sat back, lost in thought. “So there’s a lot you may know but can’t tell us because of the time paradox.”
“Temporal mechanics is always a pain in the ass.”
The blonde shook her head as if to clear it. “Just don’t tell the colonel. He’ll be bugging you for the scores to every Super Bowl until, well, until your time.”
“Well, it’s not something we’re going to solve right now,” said Janet. “And you still haven’t eaten, honey.”
Kris looked at her wife. “I really can’t, Janet. I won’t be able to keep it down if I do.”
Janet gave her a look of concern but nodded. “Okay. Lettie had the supplements sent over. I’ll give you an injection.” She took the plate back into the kitchen. She came back and gave her wife the injection. Janet then sat on the couch and had Kris lie down with her head in her lap. Kris was asleep in only a few minutes.
Sam became Kris and Janet’s permanent house guest. She helped Janet around the house and kept her company while Kris slept – which she was doing more and more. Daniel and Teal’c took turns visiting on alternating days. The colonel knew he wasn’t welcome and stayed away.
A month after the confrontation with Colonel O’Neill, Kris was napping in the bedroom. Janet had given her an injection about half an hour earlier. Janet and Sam were sitting in the living room talking and drinking lemonade. Sam was still trying to convince Janet to let Jack apologize to her. All of a sudden Janet froze and turned pale.
“Janet, what is it?”
She put her glass down, got up, and ran into the bedroom. Sam was on her heels. Janet found Kris on the bed having some trouble breathing and running a high fever. “She’s burning up! We’ve got to get her temperature down. Sam, go start filling the bathtub with tepid water and then come back and help me get her into the bathroom.”
Sam ran into the bathroom, started the bath, and then came back. She and Janet got Kris up out of the bed and into the bathroom.
“Hold her steady for a moment,” Janet said as she removed her shoes.
The doctor stepped into the tub and then they eased Kris into the water with her wife holding her from behind. Janet dipped a washcloth in the water and then squeezed it out over Kris’s throat and chest. From where Sam kneeled at the side of the of the tub she helped to cup water over the overheated woman.
“Come on, baby, fight it. You can do it. Breathe... breathe nice and slow. Come back to me, love.”
Kris opened her eyes halfway and tilted her head so she could look up at her wife. “Come back?” She tried to take a deep breath. “Where did I go?” She couldn’t keep her eyes open.
Janet kissed Kris’s forehead, as a way to gauge her fever as much to express her love. “You’re running a high fever, honey. We’re trying to get you cooled down.” She continued squeeze water from the washcloth over her wife’s chest.
After a while Kris started to feel cold. “I’m c-cold.”
“Sam, get the medkit from our bedroom. It’s in the closet.”
The blonde hurried into the bedroom and returned with a hard plastic case. “Is this it?”
“Yes.” Janet opened it and took out the scanner. She scanned Kris and read the results. “101.2. Okay, it’s time to get you to the clinic, honey. Help me get her up, Sam.”
They got Kris up and out of the tub. Janet asked Sam to go ahead to the clinic and tell them she was bringing Kris in and to have Dr. Boson notified. Janet and Kris both changed into some dry clothes and started for the clinic. Kris was still rather out of it and Janet had her arm around her wife steadying her.
Meanwhile, Colonel O’Neill had decided it was time to finally bite the bullet. It was time to face Janet and beg her forgiveness. He saw Janet and Kris on their way to the clinic. He wasn’t a doctor, but even he could see Kris wasn’t in the best of shape and had lost weight since the last time he’d seen her.
Kris wavered. “Janet...”
Jack saw Kris was about to go down so he rushed over and scooped her up in his arms. “Where to, Doc?”
Janet gave him a look that indicated she was still irritated with him but was grateful for the assistance. Jack nodded, indicating he knew that they still had things to work out, but understood that taking care of Kris was the primary issue at the moment.
“This way,” Janet said, and led the way to the clinic.
Jack carried Kris into the clinic. “Got an emergency here,” he called out.
Dr. Boson was waiting them. “In here.”
Directed by Dr. Boson, Jack laid Kris down on a gurney before stepping out of the room to wait with Sam. Kris’s temperature had spiked again so Lettie and Janet packed cold compresses around her to cool her down again. Kris opened her eyes once her fever broke.
“Hey, honey,” Janet said as she brushed some hair back from her wife’s forehead.
“Hey. Guess I got lost again.”
Janet nodded. “Your fever spiked again.”
Dr. Boson stepped up. “You certainly are making things interesting, Kris. We’re going to have to keep a very close eye on you from now on. I’m afraid I’m going to have to admit you. You’re on bed rest for the duration.”
Kris merely nodded. She then closed her eyes and went to sleep.
Lettie looked at Janet. “I assume you’re going to want to stay with her.”
“Why don’t you go on home and get your things while she’s asleep. I’ll make sure the staff knows to make up a second bed in her room for you.”
“Thank you, Lettie.”
When Janet exited the treatment room Jack and Sam both jumped up from their seats.
“Janet?” Sam asked.
“Her fever spiked again on the way here.” She shot the colonel a look. “Thank you for your help.”
Jack simply nodded. “How is she?”
“We were finally able to break her fever. Lettie is admitting her and putting her on full bed rest for the duration of the pregnancy. I’ve got to go home a get some things together.”
“I’ll give you a hand,” offered Sam.
“May I come by and see how she’s doing tomorrow?” Jack asked with genuine concern.
Janet didn’t have the energy to be mad at him so she nodded yes before leaving.
At the house Sam helped Janet pack some things for the stay at the clinic. Janet explained that she would be there with Kris until the baby was delivered. She then told Sam she was welcome to stay at the house in the meantime.
The next day Taran and Delsie brought the twins by for a few minutes and to offer their support. SG-1 also came by. When Janet finally agreed to talk with, or rather listen to, Jack, the others kept Kris company.
“Look, Doc, I’m sorry. I’m not proud of the way I handled things. I respect you, Doc; I always have.”
“Apology accepted. I just don’t have the energy to stay mad, and I have more pressing concerns right now. But make no mistake, Jack, I love the woman in that room,” she said pointing to the door of Kris’s room, “like I’ve never loved anyone else; she is a part of me, and she will always be my first priority. Don’t you ever forget that.”
“I won’t. Maybe if I’d remembered to keep my priorities straight I wouldn’t be divorced,” he said quietly.
She turned to head back into Kris’s room.
Janet turned back to look at him.
“She’s lucky to have you.”
She gave him a small smile and shook her head. “I’m the lucky one, Jack.”
Even with being in the clinic on full bed rest and with an IV providing constant nutrients Kris was losing the battle. She was getting weaker and weaker every day.
Three weeks after she’d been admitted Sam came by for a visit. She found Kris asleep. A nurse sitting with her told Sam that Janet had gone to the cafeteria to get something to eat. Sam went to the cafeteria and joined Janet. They were almost done eating when Janet suddenly dropped her fork.
“Oh, my god!”
“Janet, what wrong?”
They both up and ran to Kris’s room and were shocked by what they found. There was a team of doctors working on Janet’s wife, led by Dr. Boson. There was what could only be described as a large pool of blood staining the sheets between Kris’s legs. Dr. Boson handed off what was obviously the baby to a couple of doctors who placed it in a portable incubator and raced out of the room with their precious cargo.
“Get her to OR2, stat!” ordered Dr. Boson.
Dr. Boson paused only long enough to give Janet a quick answer. “I know exactly what your questions are. I’ve got to go in and stop the bleeding. Other than that I don’t have any answers for you right now, Janet.”
Janet swallowed and nodded in understanding. With that Dr. Boson hurried on her way. Sam accompanied Janet to the waiting area. Janet couldn’t sit still and constantly paced. Sam made the excuse of going to the bathroom to slip out for a moment to radio the rest of SG-1 and let them know what had happened. They all came running, literally, and showed up in a matter of minutes. Janet acknowledged their presence but still just paced.
The colonel called Sam over. “So what do we know?”
“Nothing about the baby yet. They had to take Kris into surgery to stop the bleeding.”
“What are the chances the baby will make it?” asked Daniel.
“I don’t know. On Earth, with advanced neonatal care, 25 weeks is considered the point of minimum viability, but with very little success.”
“How far along was Kris?”
“Less than 28 weeks. The medical technology here is more advanced than on Earth so maybe there’s a chance.” She shrugged. “I don’t know.”
About 40 minutes later a doctor came out to the waiting area. “Dr. Fraiser?”
He spoke to her quietly for a few moments and then left. Janet just stood there without moving.
Sam got up and went over to her. “Janet?” When Janet didn’t respond Sam got concerned. She walked around in front of her friend. “What is it, Janet?”
Janet finally looked up at Sam with watery eyes. “The baby’s heart stopped before it was born. They’ve tried everything possible to revive her, but because the placenta was torn free in utero she was without oxygen too long.” She spoke with the dispassion of a doctor, but her expression was that of a grieving mother.
When Sam reached out and took Janet in her arms the tears flowed freely. The men obviously knew something was wrong. Daniel caught Sam’s eye and silently asked was it was. Sam silently mouthed back that it was the baby.
“Aw jeez,” said Jack.
It was a couple of hours later when Dr. Boson came out. “Janet?” She pulled Janet aside and spoke with her. Janet knew Kris was still alive because of their bond, but Lettie let her know what had happened. “I’m afraid the bleeding was caused by some tearing of her uterus. I’m afraid there was nothing else I could do, Janet; I had to remove her uterus. I’m so sorry.”
Janet shook her head. “I’d never let her go through this again anyway, Lettie. This was the last time no matter what.”
“She’s going to be under for a few hours yet, but you can sit with her in recovery when they get her settled.”
Janet let the others know that Kris was going to be okay and then went to sit with her wife.
Despite what Dr. Boson had said, Kris woke up not long after Janet joined her in recovery, though she was very groggy. “Beloved...”
“I’m right here, my love.”
“S’ry about the baby... I tried...”
“Oh, honey, I know you did.”
“I’ll do better... next time... pr’mise...”
Tears started rolling down Janet’s cheeks. “Shhh... Don’t worry about that right now. You have to focus on getting better. Can you enter into a healing meditation? Can you do that for me?”
“Fuzzy... need your guidance...”
Janet took her wife’s hand and placed it over her heart so Kris could feel Janet’s heartbeat. [I’m right here, beloved. Just relax... remember slow, deep breaths. Concentrate on healing yourself.]
When Kris’s heart rate dropped below a certain point an alarm sounded, bringing Dr. Boson and some nurses rushing in. “We’re losing her!”
“No. It’s alright,” Janet assured them. “She’s entered into a deep self-healing state. See – her pulse and respiration are steady, just very slow.”
Lettie turned off the alarm and stared at Janet who was holding her wife’s hand and running the fingers of her other hand through Kris’s hair. It was the least worried she’d seen Janet in months. With a silent gesture she excused the nurses. “If Kris is able to enter into a self-healing state then why didn’t she do so before?” she asked.
“Because it lowers her heart rate and respiration so low that it would have been detrimental to the baby,” Janet explained.
Dr. Boson looked at the readings again. “I see what you mean. Do you know how long she’ll be like this?”
Janet shook her head. “No, I’ve never seen her this ill before.”
“Okay. We’ll get her moved back into her room. I’ll let you know as soon as we have her settled.”
Janet found SG-1 still in the waiting room. She again told them Kris was going to be alright and that she was going to stay with her wife. The men left, but Sam hesitated.
“Are you sure everything’s alright?” Sam asked.
Janet nodded. “She woke up briefly. And she’s finally able to enter into a healing meditation. She’ll be okay now.”
“Did you tell her about the baby?”
“She already knew.” Janet swallowed past the lump in her throat. “She promised she’d do better the next time.” She closed her watery eyes and sat down.
“I thought you said this was the last time you were going to try.”
Janet let out a sigh. “I would never allow her to go through this again, but she wouldn’t hesitate to do it for me if I’d let her.” She opened her eyes and looked up at Sam. “I didn’t have the heart to tell her they had to remove her uterus.”
Sam sat down next to her friend. “I’m so sorry, Janet.”
A nurse came out. “Dr. Fraiser? Your wife has been moved into her room. You can go in now.”
After a full day in a healing meditation Kris was doing much better. The monitoring equipment signaled the change in her vitals, so Janet was smiling down at her when Kris opened her eyes.
“Hey, honey. How do you feel?”
Janet looked at the monitors. “Your vital signs are certainly looking better. Do you think you can tolerate some light food?”
“Good. I’ll be right back with some lunch then.” Janet kissed her and left.
When Janet returned with lunch she found Lettie in the room drawing some of Kris’s blood for some tests. Dr. Boson was clearly surprised at how quickly Kris was recovering. “If you keep improving at this rate, I may consider letting you convalesce at home sooner rather than later. Enjoy your lunch,” Lettie said before leaving.
Janet sat on Kris’s bed facing her with the bed table between them and they ate lunch together.
“I love you.”
“I love you, too, honey.”
“Oh, baby, you have nothing to be sorry for. We always said that if it was meant to be it would work out, and if it wasn’t, then that was okay, too. We said that no matter how things worked out that it would be okay.”
Kris took a deep breath and slowly it out. “I know... I just wanted to make it happen for you.”
“I know that, love. And I know just how hard you tried.” Janet pushed the table away and moved closer. She reached up and caressed her wife’s cheek and gazed into those impossibly dark eyes. “As long as I have you I have all I’ll ever want or need. You’re my heart and soul...”
“My beloved,” they whispered in unison before kissing.
A few moments later there was a knock on the door. Janet and Kris released each other and looked over to see all of SG-1 standing in the doorway.
“I hope we’re not intruding,” said a smiling Daniel.
“No; come on in,” said Kris.
“We just wanted to stop in and see how you were feeling,” Sam said.
“I’m feeling better. Thank you.”
“Kris Fraiser, it is good to see that you are much improved today.”
“Thank you, Teal’c.”
“Any idea on how long you’ll be in here?” Jack asked.
“Not yet, but hopefully not long.”
“But even after you are released you’ll still have to take things easy for a while,” Janet pointed out. “Your body’s been through a lot.”
“I know, but I’ll need to get back into shape. And I need to get back to my students.”
Janet gave her wife a stern look. “We’ll talk more about this later.”
Two days later Kris was released from the clinic. Janet stayed at home with her wife for three days, but because Kris was being good about not pushing things too hard the doctor went back to work.
Kris spent most of her days slowly getting her body back into shape by doing a lot of stretching. But she had lost some muscle mass and as a result she simply wasn’t as strong and didn’t have quite the stamina she did before. She really needed some good old-fashioned workouts to build up her strength and stamina. But Janet was still worried and didn’t want Kris going to her school yet.
Sam was still their houseguest and was Janet’s other set of eyes, keeping watch on Kris to make sure she didn’t overdo things. Sam was also the voice of the colonel. She was supposed to convince Kris and Janet to come back to Earth with them.
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