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!
The next morning Janet and Kris donned the traditional traveling robes of Jidiri. Before leaving the house they destroyed all of the DATs and other equipment from Kris’s time. They did not want to risk contaminating the timeline with advanced technology. They took only a few mementos of their time together on Jidiri – nothing that would seem out of place in Janet’s time.
The three women then met up with the men at the house SG-1 had been using. The colonel looked at the small satchel Kris was carrying.
“Is that all you’re bringing?”
She simply nodded.
They all went to the building that contained the stargate. Cayden was waiting for them at the door to the white room. He addressed Janet and Kris.
“I am sorry to see you go. You both will be missed here on Jidiri.”
Janet gave him a hug. “Thank you, Cayden, for all of your support and helping us get settled here.”
It was then Kris’s turn to give him a hug. “I have not had a chance to make any arrangements for the school.”
“Don’t worry, I’ll take care of it.”
“And will you give this to Taran and Delsie? We haven’t had the chance to say goodbye.” Kris handed him a letter she and Janet had written.
“Of course. Rest assured they will understand.”
Cayden then opened the door so that the group could enter the room and closed it behind them.
There was no gate.
All the members of SG-1 turned and looked at the colonel.
“You are the one who said the stargate would take us back home when it was time, O’Neill,” said Teal’c.
“Well as far as I’m concerned it is time!”
All of sudden the gate appeared out of thin air and activated. Sam and Daniel exchanged looks but Sam punched in the IDC on her GDO.
The klaxons sounded in the SGC when the gate activated. General Hammond left his office and entered the control room.
“Who is it, Walter?”
“IDC coming in now, sir... it’s SG-1.”
“Open the iris.”
The general went down to the gate room and was waiting at the base of the ramp when SG-1 and two other people wearing robes with hoods hiding their faces came through the gate. The members of SG-1 were all surprised to have their weapons and other equipment back in their hands; their surprise was easy for the general to see.
“Colonel, is there a problem? You’ve only been gone about 90 minutes.”
Jack managed to keep from looking even more surprised. “No, sir, but I think it’s best we speak with you in private,” he said indicating the two people in robes.
“Alright.” The general led the way up to his office.
Kris felt... off.
[What’s wrong?] Janet asked.
[I don’t know. I feel a little funny.]
[Do you feel sick?]
[No. I just feel a little off since we came through the stargate.]
[That’s not unusual the first time or two. You get used to it.]
[That’s probably all it is.]
[I’ll check you out later just to make sure.]
They arrived at the general’s office and colonel closed the door behind them. They all had decided ahead of time to let Jack handle the first part of the meeting.
“Okay, Colonel, you suggested we talk in private. Do I get the pleasure of being introduced to our guests?” General Hammond asked.
“As you know, General, Thor said we were to go through the stargate to ‘retrieve something that we lost and something that we sought.’”
“Meaning Earth’s Guardian.”
“Right. ‘Earth’s Guardian and mate will be born again, of the heart and in life. They are a phoenix. They become as one.’”
The general nodded. “I remember.”
“Well, we found what we lost.” Jack gestured towards Janet who reached up and lowered her hood. She gave Hammond a smile.
“Hello, General Hammond.”
The general was absolutely stunned. He stood and came out from behind his desk. He shocked Janet by wrapping her in a bear hug. “How?” It was a single word, but he was asking more than one question.
“I don’t know how I ended up on Jidiri.”
“That’s the name of the planet we went to, sir,” Jack interjected.
“As for how I was brought back to life... apparently it was a matter of being found by someone with more advanced medical technology than ours. I was revived and my wounds were healed.”
“So, General, according to the prophecy, Doc here is the one who was born again in life. So let me introduce you to Earth’s Guardian, Kris Fraiser.”
Kris reached up and lowered her hood. “Formerly Admiral Kay of the Allied Fleet,” she said as she shook hands with Hammond.
“My wife,” Janet added proudly... and with a touch of defiance.
Her statement set Hammond back on his heels. “I see,” he said quietly.
“The prophecy clearly stated that Earth’s Guardian and mate would be born again,” Jack pointed out.
Hammond indicated for everyone to take a seat. Janet and Kris sat in the two chairs while Jack sat on a credenza off to the side.
The general took a deep breath and let it out. “Dr. Fraiser, you know I have the utmost respect for you, but I’m not the one who dictates the current policies of our military. You know the possible consequences to your career if the wrong people find out about this.”
“With all due respect, sir, it really doesn’t matter to me what the military has to say about our marriage. If the Air Force and the SGC want me back, it’ll have to be with understanding and acceptance that Kris and I are married and have been for over three years.”
“Three years? It’s only been seven months since you were killed in action on P3X-666.”
“That may be, but I’ve been living on Jidiri for over five years.”
“Trust me, sir, somehow time is different there. Carter can probably explain it,” Jack interjected.
The general took a moment to absorb that tidbit. “I’ll take your word for it.” He looked at the women. “I understand your feelings, Doctor, but you know the military, and given the current administration, the likelihood of any governmental body recognizing your marriage is about zero and none.”
“General Hammond, I assure you, by the laws of my homeworld and of Jidiri we are legally married,” Kris finally said.
“General, as I said, I don’t give a rat’s ass what the military thinks. I can just as easily go into private practice,” Janet said with determination.
He sighed and just looked at her. There was no doubt that she was dead serious. He also knew he wanted her back in his command and the military would be making a huge mistake to lose her services. One only had to look at her service record to see how big of a mistake that would be. Even seven months after her death he had yet to permanently fill her position at the SGC. He wanted her back.
“Sir? Didn’t the President sign a treaty recognizing off-world marriages?” Jack asked.
“Yes, but it’s only valid with our allies. And there was nothing in it about same gender marriages.”
“Was there anything in it preventing same gender marriages?
“No,” Hammond said with a small smile. “But until Jidiri or your homeworld becomes one of our formal allies...”
Kris shook her head. “Not yet.”
“Oh, that’s another thing,” Janet said.
“What?” The general suspected he wasn’t going to like the answer.
Kris took a deep breath and let it out. “I’m not from this time.”
“What?!” Jack exclaimed.
“Kris is from the future.”
“You really are trying to make my life difficult, aren’t you?” Hammond quipped rhetorically.
“So who wins the Super Bowl this year?”
“Doctor, Admiral, please allow me some time to think about how best to handle this situation.”
“Please, call me Kris, General. I consider myself retired from the Allied Fleet.”
“Very well. Colonel, will you accompany them to the infirmary so that they can be cleared medically?”
When Kris stood up she became very dizzy. She had to grab the edge of Hammond’s desk to keep from toppling over.
Janet grabbed hold of her wife. “What is it, Kris?”
“I don’t think this is from going through the stargate.”
“It could be from the temporal displacement. My body may just need to adjust. I feel better now,” she said as she straightened up.
“Have Dr. Warner check her out,” Hammond said with concern.
“Sir, I’d rather examine her myself. I’ve been her physician for over five years and Dr. Warner is not familiar with her unique physiology.”
He nodded. “Very well. I’m sure you still know where everything is. As a matter of fact, until I decide what to do about all this, I think it best we keep Dr. Fraiser’s presence here under wraps. I want SG-1 to clear out the infirmary until she’s done examining Kris Fraiser. Then escort them to the VIP quarters.”
“Yes, sir,” responded Jack.
Janet and Kris pulled their hoods back up to hide their faces.
Once in their quarters Kris sat on the side of the bed. Janet stood between Kris’s knees and held her head close, running fingers through silky hair.
“I don’t know why, but yes.”
“I couldn’t find anything wrong with you, so maybe it’s like you said – your body is having to adjust to the temporal displacement. Why don’t you lie down and rest?”
“Will you lie down with me?”
Janet smiled and kissed the top of her wife’s head. “Of course, love.”
They stretched out on the bed and Kris laid her head over Janet’s heart. Kris was quickly lulled to sleep by the rhythm of her wife’s heartbeat.
Janet carefully slipped out of Kris’s embrace and out of bed when there was a knock on the door. It was Sam.
“I’m not interrupting anything am I?”
“No, no. Come on in.”
Sam entered and brought a bundle of clothing as well. “I realize you didn’t really bring anything from Jidiri. I mentioned it to the general and well... here are some fatigues, t-shirts, and stuff for both you and Kris.”
Janet gave her a smile. “Thank you.” She set the bundle down on the dresser.
Sam glanced over at the bed. “How is she? I heard she got dizzy or something.”
“She’s sleeping. I couldn’t find anything wrong with her. She said it could be her body having to adjust to the temporal displacement.”
“None of us had to deal with that when we traveled back to 1969. But then again, we didn’t go back five centuries... and her alien physiology may be more affected by the displacement.”
“Yeah. And it’s not like she hadn’t been through enough lately – even if the Ancients did restore her health to what it was before the pregnancy.”
Sam nodded. “You know tomorrow is Saturday, and well... Cassie’s coming home this weekend. Have you thought about what you’re going to tell her? I mean, she’ll obviously be glad to see you, but it’s going be quite a shock.”
“The truth? I can’t wait to see her. I’ve really missed her.”
“She’s really missed you, too. I’m supposed to meet her for lunch. I’ll pick up her and bring her back here.”
“I appreciate it, Sam.”
“Shouldn’t I be the nervous the one, Janet? You’re her mother and she already loves you.”
Janet gave her wife an appreciative smile and sat down. “I just... She’s been through so much. She lost her parents and everyone she ever knew when Nirrti wiped out the population of Hanka except for her. Not once, but twice, she almost died because of Nirrti. And then I go and get killed off-world. It’s going to be a shock to not only find out I’m alive, but that I’m married to someone she’s never even met.”
Janet stood up and started pacing again. “From her perspective Sam and I were dating only a few months ago. She has always idolized Sam.” Janet sighed. “She may be angry with me.”
Kris stood and stopped Janet’s pacing by embracing her. [Just remember, no matter what we’ll get through it together, beloved.]
[I know, my love.]
In the meantime Sam met with Cassie.
“So where are we going for lunch, Sam?”
“Actually I’m taking you back to the base.”
Cassie gave her a confused look. “Why?”
“There’s someone I want you to meet.”
“It’s a surprise.
At the base Sam led Cassie down to the VIP quarters. Before Sam knocked on the door she turned to Cassie. “Are you ready?”
“Sam, what is this all about? You’re making me nervous.”
The blonde smiled. “Trust me, Cassie. I know this is going to be a shock, but it’s a good thing. And remember, you’re very brave.” She knocked on the door and opened it.
Janet was standing in the middle of the room. Cassie was shocked to see her mother alive and well.
The young woman flew into her mother’s arms. “I thought you were dead!” she sobbed.
“I know, sweetie, but I’m here now,” Janet said through her own tears while trying to console her daughter.
From where Kris was sitting she glanced over at Sam and noted the tears in her eyes as Janet guided Cassie to the couch and they sat down. Sam took the other chair.
When Cassie settled down she pulled back and looked at Janet. “I don’t understand, Mom. What’s going on? What happened? Everyone said you were killed. They even had it on tape! Daniel said he saw it happen.”
Janet wiped away a few of her daughter’s tears. “I know, sweetie. That is what happened.”
“Then what’s going on?”
Janet took a deep breath and slowly let it out. “I can’t tell you how or why or who, but apparently I was taken from P3X-666 to a planet called Jidiri. Someone there found my body, revived me, and healed my wounds.”
“Was it the Goa’uld? Did they use a sarcophagus?”
“No. It was just someone with more advanced medical technology.”
“So is that where you’ve been for the past seven months?”
“What do you mean ‘sort of’?”
Janet let out a sigh. “I’ve been living on Jidiri, but it’s been longer than seven months.”
“I don’t understand.”
Sam decided to explain. “You see, Cassie, Jidiri isn’t normally present on our plane of existence. Time doesn’t move at the same rate on Jidiri as it does for us. What was seven months for us was over five years for your mother.”
Janet nodded. “That’s right.”
“So how did you get back?”
Janet nodded at Sam.
“Thor asked SG-1 to go and retrieve something according to an Ancient prophecy. It turned out that the planet we went to was Jidiri. You can imagine I was pretty shocked when I ran into your mother.”
“If they had a stargate, why didn’t you come home sooner, Mom?”
“Remember when Sam said Jidiri isn’t always on this plane of existence?”
“Apparently they only have a stargate when the planet is in this plane of existence. When it’s not, there is no stargate.”
“Oh. Sounds like a strange place.”
“Actually it’s a wonderful place – a utopia,” said Janet.
“The whole time we were there I never met a single person that wasn’t nice or helpful. And there were people not only from different planets and races, but from different time periods as well,” said Sam. “But the time difference thing does take a little getting used. We were there for several weeks, yet when we got back, the general said we’d only been gone about 90 minutes.”
There was a knock on the door. Sam got up and answered it. It was an airman with lunch. Sam wheeled the cart in. “Well, your lunch is here. I’ll catch up with you later, Cassie, to give you a ride back.”
“Aren’t you eating with us?” Cassie asked.
Sam exchanged a look with Janet. “No. You and your mom have some catching up to do. Just call me when you’re ready to go.” She left.
Lunch was pizza since it was one of Cassie’s favorites. Cassie grabbed a couple of slices and put them on her plate. Janet did the same and then looked at her wife.
“Only one, please.”
It was the first time Kris had spoken, so until then Cassie had not taken notice of Kris. Cassie shot her mother a look of surprise. Janet handed Kris her plate and then sat back down on the couch with Cassie.
“Oh, I’m sorry, Cassie. I should introduce you. Cassie, this is Kris. Kris, this is my daughter, Cassandra.”
Kris gave the young woman a smile. “It’s nice to finally meet you. Your mother has told me so much about you.”
It was clear Cassie didn’t really know what to say.
“Kris is the one who found me on Jidiri and revived me.”
Cassie smiled. “Then I want to thank you for saving my mom’s life.”
“Believe me, it was my pleasure.”
“So are you from Jidiri?”
“No. I arrived about the same time she did.”
Cassie turned to her mother. “So what did you do on Jidiri for all that time? You did say it was over five years, right?”
“Right. I worked at the clinic in the village we lived in.”
“And you liked it there?”
“Yes, I did. There wasn’t any crime or prejudice, and anything you could possibly want or need was free for the asking.”
“Wow. Sounds like a nice place to live.”
“It was.” Janet reached out and grabbed Cassie’s hand. “But it didn’t have you, sweetie. I missed you.”
“I’ve missed you, too, Mom.”
After the women finished eating the cart was put in the hallway outside Janet and Kris’s quarters.
Cassie pinned her mother with a look. “Mom, there’s something you’re not telling me, isn’t there?”
[I don’t know how to do this, Kris.]
[Just tell her the truth. And remember I’m right here, beloved.]
Janet took a deep breath and let it out. “I’m not hiding anything, Cassie. I just haven’t figured out quite how to tell you.”
“What is it, Mom?”
“As you already know, what’s been only a few months for you has been over five years for me.”
“I had no way of getting home, so I had to make a life for myself. Eventually, I started to care for someone – someone who became very special to me.”
“Was it serious?”
“Yes, it was... and is.”
Cassie glanced at Kris. “I guess that explains why she came back with you. How serious?”
“Well, according to Jidiri law, and Kris’s homeworld, we’re married.”
“Married?” Cassie was definitely surprised.
Kris didn’t need their bond to know that Janet was nervous as hell as she waited for Cassie to say something else.
Finally the young woman broke the heavy silence. “Are you happy?” she asked her mother.
Janet smiled. “Yes, very much so, Cassie. More than I ever thought possible.”
Cassie gave her mother a smile. “It’s kind of hard to argue with that.” They hugged.
“I love you, Cassie.”
“I love you, too, Mom, and you deserve to be happy.” They let go of each other and Cassie looked over at Kris. “I don’t know you very well, but you saved my mother’s life and you make her happy – that makes you okay in my book.”
“Hopefully we’ll get a chance to get to know each other much better. And, I promise you that there’s nothing I wouldn’t do for your mother.”
Cassie gave Kris a smile because she sensed the sincerity behind the words. “Welcome to the family, Kris...”
Kris couldn’t keep from smiling as she answered the implied question. “Fraiser.”
Cassie looked at her mother who was also smiling. “Really?”
“Really,” Janet confirmed.
“That’s so cool.”
The Fraiser women talked for hours. In fact, they were still talking at dinnertime so they had dinner sent from the mess. Finally, it was time for Cassie to go. Sam picked up Cassie when she called.
It was quiet in the car but Cassie eventually broke the silence. “What do you think of her?”
Sam had wondered what she would say if Cassie asked her that question. In the end, her friendship with Janet dictated her response – she told the truth. “I think she’s a very caring person, honest, selfless, and giving.”
“And you know about her and Mom being married, right?”
“What do you think about that? I know you care about Mom.”
“You’re right; I do care about your mother. We’ve been best friends for a long time. And before she was killed...”
“You were dating.”
“Yeah, we were dating. But I have to tell you, Cassie, I’ve seen Janet and Kris together and it’s obvious that they truly love each other. I’ve never seen your mother happier.” Sam took a deep breath and slowly let it out. “Does a part of me wish it was me that made Janet that happy? Yes. But I’m still her best friend, and as her best friend I can’t help but be happy for her. There’s something very special between them that just doesn’t come along every day.” The blonde glanced over at the young woman. “So, I’ve answered your questions. Tell me, what do you think about the situation?”
“A part of me is afraid I’m dreaming and I’m going wake up and find out that Mom is still dead.”
Sam reached over and took hold of the young woman’s hand, giving it a squeeze. “It’s not a dream, Cassie. She’s really alive.”
“When Mom first told me about her and Kris... I thought I’d hate her being involved with anyone besides you, but then I stopped to really think about it. I mean she was on a strange planet with no way to get home; it had been years for her, not just the few months it had been for us. She had to start her life all over with no family or friends... it must have been so lonely for her.” She paused. “But eventually she found someone she cared about and who also cared about her. Mom fell in love and found someone who makes her happy. In the end, that’s what mattered to me – that she’s happy.”
Sam smiled at the young woman and nodded in agreement. “Yeah.”
The first thing the next morning the phone in Kris and Janet’s room rang. Kris answered it since she was the closest.
“Hello?... Sure.” She handed to the phone to her wife.
“Hello?... Hey, sweetie... Yes, I’m still here... No, I don’t mind you calling, Cassie,” she replied with a smile.
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