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FIC: Re_Emergence - Stargate SG1

I realize this is a bit late and, although over the 1,000 word mark, I wish to complete this at a later date and not rush just to give it an ending. It is my hope that I will have the final chapter posted within the next couple of days.

Title: Re-Emergence
Author: Annette newbie_2u
Feedback Email: newbie_2u@livejournal.com
Rating: R
Pairing: Sam/Janet/Vala
Fandom: Stargate SG1
Word Count: Part 1 = 1,389
Summary: Sam has a heart to heart with Vala about Janet. Someone makes a "reappearance"....
Disclaimer: I don’t own them, if I did it’d go a bit more like what you’re about to read
Beta: My deepest thanks go out to my amazing beta reader, chicafrom3. She’s done an amazing job of not only fixing my flaws, she’s also taught me to make less of them. Chica, you ROCK!


Re-Emergence

“Hey, Sam, have you ever been to a flea market? I just saw a flyer announcing the largest flea market in the county.” Vala looked incredulous. “Why on earth would anyone want to buy large fleas?”

Chuckling at yet another of the alien woman’s comically literal interpretations, Sam explained. “It’s not a flea market, well, it’s called a flea market, but they don’t sell fleas. They sell all kinds of different stuff – and honestly I have no idea why they call it a flea market.”

“Oh, I’ll never understand you Tauri and your penchant for calling things what they’re not. How is one ever expected to learn it all when you don’t even follow your own rules?”

“Well, I think you’ve gotten the hang of things pretty well.”

“Really? Well, thank you for that. You know, you’re really much more fun when you’ve been off base for a while.”

“Oh, really? Well, you’re much more fun when you’re asleep.”

“What! What do you mean by that?”

“I’m just kidding, Vala! You’re a handful is all.” And it was true, she was fun, and she was frustrating, and she scared the hell out of Sam. She makes me feel… Her musing was interrupted when Vala added:

“And here I thought you might have been watching me sleep or somehow become privy to my dreams.”

“What! I would never…”

“Just kidding, Colonel Carter.”

******

“Jack, I need you to help me figure out how we’re supposed to tell Colonel Carter about this,” General Landry stated as he paced the length of the room.

“I suppose there are no other options,” Jack said. “I think Sam would prefer the truth, at least as we know it. “

“I agree, Jack, and I also think she might be the only one who would know for sure if this is real or some kinda trick.”

“That’s true. Still it’s gonna be hard for her to hear.” Shaking his head, he added, “There’s a lot of history there, and Cassandra to think about.”

“Well, I think we need to get Daniel and Teal’c down here too. Having the rest of the gang with her should soften the blow.”

Jack nodded in agreement.

“Alright, I’ll arrange for the team to meet at O-800 hours.”

******

“I just want to thank all of you for making yourselves available during your downtime. Normally I wouldn’t disturb you while you are off, but something has happened that requires some discussion. We were recently contacted by an alien species known as the Rellen. It seems they had recently made a trip to P3X-666.” Noticing the flinch from Colonel Carter, General Landry continued quickly. “One of their scouts claimed to have absorbed an essence that was wandering in the forest there. He claims to have accepted the essence and in doing so was able to communicate with it. He also claims that the essence has requested a favor of him.” At a loss as to how to continue, General Landry looked to General O’Neill.

“Right, um, it seems this essence… Damn, Landry, I gotta say it.” Standing and walking to the head of the table, O’Neill turned toward the group. “I can’t keep calling her the essence. It’s Fraiser.”

“What! That’s not possible,” Daniel shouted as he jumped from his chair “I saw her… I was there, Jack!”

“I know, Daniel, but this Rellen has told us things only the Doc would know.”

“Sir, there must be some other explanation for this. How can you possibly be sure enough to let us believe it?” Sam was fighting hard not to lose it. She knew if she did there would be no consoling her.

“Carter, you know we wouldn’t do something like that. She knew security codes, all of them since she came on as CMO.”

“She… How? Does she speak through this Rellen? We buried her, so…”

“Yes, she speaks through the Rellen. They have the ability to channel energy of all kinds, including spiritual. They also have the ability to allow someone to enter their mind and speak directly with the essence, um, Doctor Fraiser.” Looking to Carter, he nodded. “She asked to speak to you if you are willing.”

“I, this is a lot to take in, General.” Running her hands through her hair, she stood and began to pace. “Of course I would want to speak to Janet, but what if it isn’t really her?”

“I understand, Colonel. You don’t need to give us an answer right away. Spend some time thinking about this and let us know if and when you have a decision.”

“Colonel Carter, I have heard of these Rellen. It is true that they can channel the essence of individuals that have passed on from their corporeal form,” Teal’c recounted. “I am aware of those who have merged with the Rellen mind in order to speak to those within.”

“Thank you, Teal’c, that will help me decide what to do.” Turning toward the General, Sam asked, “May I be dismissed, Sir?”

“Of course, Colonel. You are still off duty for the next three days.”

“Thank you, Sir.”

******
Sam just barely made it to her room before she lost it. Collapsing on her bunk, she was wracked with sobs as she once again felt old wounds opening. Finally she fell into an exhausted, but deep sleep. Sam awoke a few hours later to an incessant pounding on her door. Moving blearily to the door, she opened it and turned to walk back into her room without even looking at who was there.

“Colonel Carter, are you alright? You’re looking a bit worse for wear,” a concerned Vala Maldoran asked as she made her way into the room. “I spoke with Daniel but I have a feeling there is more to what is going on than what he’s told me. And looking at you I think I’m right, aren’t I?”

“Listen, Vala, I appreciate your concern but I need to figure some things out and I think I need to do that alone.”

“Perhaps it would help to use me as a diving board.”

“Sounding board – not diving board,” Sam corrected. “I don’t know if I can talk about it, Vala, it was confusing then and it still is.”

“Well, be that as it may, I think talking about it might help clear up some of the confusing bits.” Placing her finger on her chin, Vala further explained, “As a matter of fact, I believe it was you, Colonel, who told me I should count on you to listen if I ever found myself in need of explanations or just conversation.”

“You’re right, and I’m sorry. I just need time… “ Sam closed her eyes and pinched the bridge of her nose. “How much did Daniel tell you?“

“Basically, he said that someone you both knew and thought dead had re-emerged as a spirit form inside of an alien species. This person requested that her alien host contact SG Command with a wish to speak to you,” Vala concluded as she took a seat. “So are you going to speak to her?”

“That’s what I’m trying to decide, I’m just having trouble believing it’s really Janet.” Sam looked up at Vala. “But I’m just as scared that it is.”

“So, this Janet, she meant a lot to you?”

“Yeah, more than I knew. I never talked to her about it even though I thought she felt the same.” Sam chuckled humorously. “I figured we’d have time. And I was scared that someone would find out.”

“But you’re not scared any longer?”

“Better late than never, huh?”

“Well, look at it this way, you have the chance to tell her now.” Vala stood and knelt in front of Sam. “Regrets are never fun, that’s why I’ve learned not to have any.”

“Maybe you’re right. I should at least find out if it’s really her.” Sam smiled weakly at Vala. “Thanks, you’ve really been a big help.”

“Glad to be of service, Colonel. Now I would love for you to join me in the commissary. I hear they’ve got an amazing blue Jello featured this evening.” Vala stood and offered her hand. “Come along, you’ve made your tough decision, thinking time is over.”

Sam took the offered hand and allowed herself to be pulled to her feet.

To be continued…

Comments

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slamaina
Dec. 6th, 2006 03:02 pm (UTC)
What a great start. I can't wait to see how this unfolds. I see a lot of potential in this.
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newbie_2u
Mar. 8th, 2007 03:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you and I know I've left it for a while but RL and other obligations have kept me from continuting it. I can't make any promises other than to say I absolutely intend to finish this.
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slamaina
Mar. 8th, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
...waiting for more... PLEASE!
newbie_2u
Mar. 8th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
You have been most patient having waited since December 6th for an update. As I told sinadino I can't make any promises other than to say that I do plan to finish it.
slamaina
Jul. 13th, 2008 06:37 pm (UTC)
Hey, how ya been. I re-read this today, such an excellent start. I am glad that you plan to finish someday. If you need a beta, don't hesitate to ask.

Slam
newbie_2u
Jul. 14th, 2008 08:48 pm (UTC)
Yes, I know I've been reniss about finishing fics I;ve started. I really do like this one, and I'm glad you've gotten me to re-read it. I think I will take the next little while and devote it to finishing all my hanging fics! Perhaps I'll start with this one...

Oh, and I may just take you up on that beta offer. ;-)
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