TITLE: Timelines. Reviews
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SUMMARY: An Ancient device has been found and SG-1 goes to check it out. It
turns out to be a machine designed to make changes to the timeline, and SG-1
finds themselves in a very different world. Now they have to find out how to
undo the changes to the timeline.
CHARACTERS: SG-1, others
SPOILERS: SG-1 season 9 (Vala is still in the Ori galaxy)
AUTHORS NOTES: * denotes thoughts
Daniel, Sam, and Teal'c were standing in he gate room, waiting to ship out to
"I'm really looking forward to this mission," Daniel said, "...especially with
that big alien machine they found. There is supposed to be Ancient writing on
the ruins in the area, but no markings on the machine...Sam, I really hope you
can help me figure out what it is."
"Maybe...don't get your hopes up. The description SG-8 gave didn't sound like
any Ancient device we have ever encountered before."
"There are no threats on the planet...indeed no sentient life of any kind. Would
not a scientific or archaeological team be a better choice for this mission?"
"Would you rather stay here and keep poor Mitchell company?" Sam said. "I am
pretty sure he would appreciate someone to play video games with...he has spent
the last 3 days in bed after he broke his leg on PX1-746, and it's starting to
drive him insane..."
"It does sound more appealing than this mission, perhaps I should..." Teal'c
stated to say when the door opened and General Landry walked in, followed by
General Jack O'Neill, wearing BDUs.
"What's that, Teal'c...don't want to go on this mission? I was looking forward
to spending some quality time with my old gang..."
"General O'Neill...I will of course accompany you...it has been far too long
since you were on a mission with us."
"Yes, we are happy to see you, General," Sam said.
"Good, thank you."
"OK, fellows...it should be a harmless mission, but take care of the
general...he has been behind a desk for some time now and is probably a bit
rusty..." Landry laughed and slapped O'Neill on the shoulder.
The gate finished dialing and opened with a flushing sound. They looked at each
other and started to walk up the ramp - it would be nice to be the 'old' SG-1,
if only for one mission.
They emerged on P2R-163 - a planet which didn't seem to have been inhabited for
thousands of years. There where ruins everywhere - the nearest was just to their
right, only a short distance from the Stargate.
"God, I've missed this...even though I have a feeling I'm probably going to be
bored out of my skull soon." O'Neill smiled at Daniel who looked like he
couldn't wait to get his hands on the fascinating new artifacts.
"The strange device found by SG-8 should be just a short walk from the
Stargate," Daniel said, "...it should be inside a relatively undamaged building
at the end of a path near the forest...it must be that way," he pointed at a
small overgrown road leading towards the treeline.
They followed the path and soon arrived at a building which was in much better
condition than the surrounding ruins - it also appeared newer, as if it perhaps
hadn't been built until the rest of the place had been abandoned. Reaching the
doorway first, Daniel eagerly entered followed by the others.
"OK, Daniel, Sam...have fun. Teal'c and I are going to check the
perimeter...look for potential danger...you know, generally pretending to do
something useful while you look at the remains of cultures and civilizations
which have been dead a couple of millennia." O'Neill said, before he and Teal'c
left to see if they could find anything more interesting outside.
Daniel had already started looking at the large artifact. "See you..." he waved
distractedly in their general direction.
Several hours of intensive study had brought them no answers. They neither knew
when it was made, by whom, or for what purpose. Then, just as O'Neill and Teal'c
walked back in through the doorway, Sam happened to press at two places at once
on the device, and a flat stone noiselessly turned to reveal a control panel.
"Howdy guys...I see you just made some progress...working fast, are we?" O'Neill
"Very funny...there are no markings on the device, nor were there any obvious
ways to access the controls...until I accidentally touched the secret 'open'
button, that is..."
"Well...I guess we should consider ourselves lucky then...now, can you tell what
"I need more time to analyse it, before..." Sam started to say, when all of a
sudden a low noise came from the device and a distortion wave moved out from it,
rippling through them and accelerating out through the walls.
"Oops..I guess I shouldn't have touched that..." Daniel said.
"Daniel...what did you touch..." O'Neill demanded, *why does something like this
"Just these buttons..." Daniels shrugged and pointed at them, looking
"I don't think it did anything major..." Sam said, looking at the controls and
taking some readings, "...it might just have been a power fluctuation."
"So we are safe?" O'Neill asked.
"Yes, I think we are fine..."
"Good...now, we go back and let Doctor Lam confirm that."
"But...Jack, we haven't even begun to decipher what this machine
does...it is clearly Ancient technology..." Daniel protested.
"General...I agree with Daniel," Sam said, "what if it leads to new
advances...something we can use to protect Earth...we shouldn't leave so..."
O'Neill interrupted her.
"We're going back, and that's final...if nothing bad happened to us, then you
can go back and play tomorrow..."
He turned around and started to lead the way back to the Stargate. When they
arrived there, Daniel dialed Earth, and they entered the wormhole...only to
emerge in an alien landscape. They were clearly not in the gate room under
Cheyenne Mountain - they were outside!
"All right...what happened?...where are we?" O'Neill asked.
Sam looked at Daniel, "did we misdial?"
"No, I'm pretty sure I dialed the right address...this should be
Sam looked up at the dark, star-filled sky. "I think it is...the sky looks like
Earth's sky, but we are not in North America..."
"Please don't tell me we time travelled...we are not in ancient
Egypt..." O'Neill exclaimed.
"No...if we were that far in the past some of the constellations would look
different, even to the naked eye, due to the movement of the stars relative to
each other...also, due to precession of the Earth axis, Polaris would not be the
"Yes, even I know that...now, does that mean we are in past or not?"
"We are not in the past, we are in the right time, or close to it...I don't
think we have travelled to another time at all.
Teal'c interrupted them, "someone is coming. I suggest we continue this
discussion at a later time and find a place to hide until we have determined
whether they are friendly or not."
They quickly moved over to some buildings and looked out from behind them.
"They are Jaffas," Teal'c said, "Horus guards..."
"In that case you better take this," Daniel handed him his hat, which Teal'c
quickly put on, hiding the symbol of the serpent guards.
The Horus guards stopped just beside the Stargate and started to look around for
whomever it was that had just been there...then one of them pointed in the
direction of SG-1. It was clear that they had been detected and that they would
need a better place to hide - quickly.
They shot the first of the Horus guards, which by now were almost upon them -
many more where coming fast and they fled. Running through the small passageways
between the buildings of the city, they could hear the guards calling for
reinforcements. Soon the whole area would be crawling with Jaffas...it was only
a matter of time before they would be captured. Then, just as they had turned a
corner, a door opened and a young woman called to them in a low voice, "this
Deciding that it was a chance worth taking they ran into the house and quickly
followed the woman through a couple of rooms until they came to a room in the
back where a man was standing beside an opening in the floor. "Quickly," he
said, "get down there before Ra's guards come here."
"Thank you," Daniel said to the man, before he followed the rest of SG-1 down
into the darkness. The trapdoor closed after them and they heard the carpet
being dragged over it.
"I really don't hope we have to stay down here for too long..." O'Neill said. He
turned to Sam, "so...what happened...what's with all the Jaffa, if this present
"Well...the most likely explanation is that the Ancient machine somehow changed
the timeline when Daniel touched the controls...it must have been built with the
purpose of changing something in the past...something the inventor wanted
"Of course, and in this timeline Ra never left Earth...there was no rebellion,
no uprising against him." Daniel said.
"But...if that means that to these people it was always like this...then why do
we remember it being different?" O'Neill wondered. He turned and looked
at Sam, "shouldn't we have changed also...or were we protected because we were
on a different planet?"
"No, something like this would most likely affect more than just Earth...the
reason we are unchanged must have been because we were all standing close to the
device, which were probably protected by a field of some sort...it makes
sense...you would not want the machine to disappear because of an adjustment and
you would like to be able to tell if what you did had the desired effect."
"So...since we are not in the past, we can interfere all we want, right?"
"True, but given the situation, I think we would be better off trying to get
back to the planet and attempt to undo the changes..."
"Yes," Daniel added, "most likely all the Goa'uld we have killed in the last 9
years are still alive in this timeline, so even if we somehow manages to kill
Ra, we would just have to start all over again...and this time we would not have
"Could we not contact the Tok'ra?" Teal'c said.
"We don't know where they are or if any of them are still alive," Sam said, "or,
indeed, if they have ever existed. There is just no way to know what has
happened in this version of our reality...how different it is."
"I understand...so we go back and repair the damage to history?"
"Yes, if we can."
"So...our first task is to get back to the Stargate and away from Earth without
getting captured." O'Neill said.
"What a mess...well...at least the Ori priors are probably gone from this
galaxy, I suppose that is worth something..." Daniel said.
A sound as of heavy armoured boots came from above and quited all further
discussion. The noise disappeared after a while and some time later they heard
the carpet being pulled back and the trapdoor opened. The man from before were
looking down at them, "the guards have left, it is safe to come up now."
They climbed up from their hide-out. "Thank you for helping us strangers,"
The man nodded, "you were being hunted by Jaffas...that was all we needed to
The woman came into the room, "The Jaffa seems to have given up the search, so
it should be safe for you to leave...I'm sorry we can't offer you to stay any
longer...I'm sure you understand the danger..."
"Yes, of course," Teal'c said, "we are grateful for your assistance."
"By the way...do you know if the Stargate always is guarded?" O'Neill wondered.
"Stargate?" both the man and the woman looked at him with a puzzled expression,
"what is that?"
"The chaapa'ai." Daniel translated.
"Ah...no, it is not normally guarded, but there are usually some Jaffa close by.
There is no reason to guard it...none of the humans here have the knowledge to
operate it...it is only used by Ra and his Jaffa...and for transporting slaves
and various goods of course..."
O'Neill nodded. "Right."
They again thanked their saviors, said goodbye and left to see if they could get
to the Stargate or find somewhere else to hide for the time being.
They had managed to get to the same building they had hid behind earlier that
day and were now watching the Stargate. A small group of Jaffas where standing
around it, either guarding it or perhaps waiting for someone to arrive through
"Any suggestions as to what we do now?...return to the kind folks that saved us
before?" O'Neill asked.
"I don't think we should do that," Daniel said, "they wanted to help, but they
also seemed pretty scared...which isn't really surprising, they may very easily
get in trouble."
"Yeah...I'm surprised they helped us in the first place, but I guess the Jaffa
aren't very popular..." Sam remarked.
Suddenly the gate started dialing and then opened with a wooshing sound. A small
party - a female Goa'uld and 3 Jaffas emerged. "Oh, no...it's Hathor," O'Neill
moaned, "why does it have to be Hathor?"
"I believe this to be a fortunate event," Teal'c said, "...if she also is Ra's
queen in this reality, then the majority of the Jaffa guarding the gate will
accompany her, leaving only one or two behind."
Just as Teal'c had predicted, most of the Jaffas followed Hathor and only two
stayed to guard the gate.
"I guess they won't leave the gate unguarded and risk us trying to make it
through - they must somehow have realised that the people they tried to catch
earlier today were not locals..." Daniel said.
O'Neill smiled grimly, "yeah...must've been the weapons we used to shoot that
Jaffa...bet they've never seen projectile weapons before."
Hathor's party were by now far enough away that the footsteps of the guards
could no longer be heard.
"All right," O'Neill said, "I guess now is the time if we want to do
it...Teal'c, Carter, prepare to open fire on those to guards on my mark. Daniel,
the moment they are down you must run for the DHD and dial out as quickly as
possible...the shots will be heard and more Jaffa will be here fast."
"One more thing," Sam added, "we should dial to another planet first before
going back to P2R-163...the glyphs could be seen."
O'Neill, Teal'c, and Sam jumped out from their cover and started shooting at the
guards, which only managed to get a few shots off before they fell -
fortunately, none of SG-1 was hit. As soon as he saw them fall, Daniel ran to
the DHD and started dialing. Just as the Stargate opened, Jaffa where coming
from all directions.
"Go, go, go..." O'Neill yelled and they all ran for the wormhole. Teal'c was the
last one through, just as he entered, he felt the top of his shoulder being
lightly zinged by a shot from a staff weapon. He stumbled out onto the other
side, almost falling.
"Teal'c!" O'Neill yelled, as he and Daniel quickly caught him. "What happened?"
"Staff weapon." Teal'c gasped. They pulled him away from the gate as it closed
behind them. As soon as the wormhole had shut down, Sam started dialing a new
address and they went through. To throw off anyone following, they repeated this
one more time, before they dialed the planet with the Ancient device.
They emerged on P2R-163 and quickly proceeded to the building containing the
machine which had altered the timeline. Teal'c insisted on walking without
assistance, but it was obvious that he was in pain.
"Teal'c, how are you doing?" Daniel asked, concerned.
"I will be fine."
"Yes...just remember, you don't have Junior to take care of you anymore...,"
O'Neill said. He then turned to Sam, "Carter, fix the damn timeline, so we can
go home, will you?"
"I am trying, sir...Daniel, could you show me exactly what you did?"
"I think I just turned this wheel-like button a little bit...and then I may have
touched these..." he pointed to some buttons and other controls.
Sam sighed and started examining the controls closer - after a little while she
fiddled with some of them. "OK...I believe everything is back in their
original position. I am ready to switch the machine on...we should all be
staying close to it to be protected against its effects."
"Sam...could Teal'c not stay outside and have his wound healed when everything
goes back to normal...it would never have happened then, right?" Daniel asked.
"Yes and no, if the timeline changes it would never have happened, but I
am not 100% sure that I have it totally right and everything goes back to
normal...if someone is outside the field and we end up in yet another changed
timeline, that person would not remember the original timeline...it is just too
"Of course...I suppose we could even end in a reality where one of is dead..."
"I understand," Teal'c said. "Do not concern yourself with my injury."
"All right then, push the button, Carter." O'Neill said.
Sam hit the controls and the machine again sent out the distortion field. Daniel
looked at Sam, "well, everything looks the same, but I guess that doesn't tell
"No, the ruins on this world are ancient...no pun intended...and the machine
itself, though younger than the ruins, was also likely built and used long
before most of human history....it would not be affected just because we changed
something in the last 10.000 years of galactic history."
They walked back to the Stargate. Everything looked exactly the same here also.
O'Neill looked tired. "Time for the moment of truth, then...Daniel, open a
wormhole to Earth."
"Wait," Sam said, "if something is still not right, then we should not risk all
our GDO's - we should only bring one. Id we had been caught in that other
timeline and they had taken away our stuff, then we would now be
stranded...unable to return to Earth."
O'Neill looked at her. "...but I thought you had fixed the machine, Carter?"
"Yes, I am almost certain everything is back to normal...I just have a small,
He nodded. "OK...I suppose it is better to be safe than sorry. You three leave
your GDO's here."
They hid 3 of their GDO's behind the DHD, Daniel dialed Earth, and they went
through - and found themselves in the gate room of SGC. "Yes!" O'Neill
exclaimed. "See?...no need to worry. We are finally home again..."
"Wait, sir, I am not sure everything is as it should be..." Sam started to say,
when they were approached by a large man wearing what looked like a cross
between the standard uniform and...something a Jaffa would wear? *...and the
uniform of everyone else in the room are wrong too...* Sam groaned loudly.
"Congratulations, Teal'c..." the large man said, "our Lord Apophis has just
increased the award for capturing the infamous SG-1..."
"What!..." O'Neill yelled as guards quickly surrounded them and took them away.
"Teal'c...I see you got yourself injured...does your symbiote not heal you as it
should?...and where is the rest of your Jaffas?"
"They were killed by SG-1. My symbiote was injured and are healing itself
first...I will be alright."
"Good...you will report your success to Lord Mahes. Dismissed."
O'Neill, Daniel, and Sam had been thrown into a holding cell at the SGC. It was
located in the same area as in their reality, but looked more like those they
had been in when captured by the Goa'uld. The guards had left them, so
apparently they were not going to be interrogated just now.
"Great," O'Neill said. "Apophis has taken Earth...Carter, this was not
what I meant when I asked you to fix the timeline..."
"Sorry, sir...I did say that I believed everything was back to normal,
not that I was certain of it...I need to study the device further before we can
make a new attempt at getting back home."
"That is, if we ever get a chance at even trying..." Daniel noted.
"Oh...will you stop being a pessimist?...we have gotten out of far worse
situations than this one...we will pull through." O'Neill said.
Daniel shrugged, then nodded as he conceded the point. "What about Teal'c? They
seemed to believe he was the one who had captured us...I hope he played along.
Perhaps he can get us out."
"Maybe...I wonder...do you think the we of this timeline could have been in the
service of Apophis and then betrayed him?"
"Doubtful," Sam said. "It is much more likely that 'we' simply fled when Apophis
They all turned their heads towards the door as it opened and a group of guards
arrived, dragging Teal'c between them. It was clear that he had been tortured.
They unlocked the cell and threw him in, slamming the door after him and left
without saying a word.
"Teal'c?" Daniel said, "what happened...are you all right?"
"No, I am not 'all right'...but I will be, when I get out of here," he was quiet
for a moment as he gathered his strength, "...I was brought before 'Lord
Mahes'...to report of my success in capturing you...it...it was General
Hammond...he is now a Goa'uld! He sensed that I no longer carry a symbiote and
immediately grew suspicious. Since I was unable to answer his questions to his
satisfaction, he decided that I were to be tortured for information..." he
looked at O'Neill, "...do not worry, I did not reveal anything..."
"I know..." O'Neill carefully patted Teal'c on the shoulder.
Teal'c told them what little else he had learned about this timeline. Apparently
Apophis had attacked and conquered Earth nearly 8 years ago. A few of the SG
teams, among those SG-1, had managed to flee. They had made a number of small
attacks against Apophis's forces over the years and warrants had been put out
for them. SG-1 had been the last to be captured. Tomorrow, Apophis himself would
come for the prisoners.
Next day, Sam, Daniel, Teal'c, and O'Neill were all taken to the surface and
transported aboard Apophis's ha'tak. Guards immediately grabbed them and started
dragging them off to appear before their Lord.
'Welcome. So...the infamous SG-1 has finally been brought before me...and you,
Teal'c my loyal first prime...why have you betrayed your God?..." Apophis said.
O'Neill groaned. This was going to be a long day.
Later, SG-1 is back in a holding cell aboard Apophis's ha'tak after a lengthy
'interrogation' session. They were in a bad shape.
"We need to get out of here, soon if we want to survive..." Daniel said.
"Yes...any ideas?" O'Neill asked.
Teal'c looked towards the door. "Be quiet...someone is coming."
A woman looked quickly around her and hurried to the holding cells door.
"Sha're?!" Daniel asked, unbelieving.
"My Daniel...it has been so long...I have missed you."
"I have missed you too...but how can this be?...is it really you?" he looked
over her, realising that she was pregnant. "Amaunet is sleeping while you are
"Yes...the demon sleeps...she will awaken in one month, when the child is
born...Daniel, you must hurry," she handed him a zat'nik'tel, "..use this to
open the door and flee."
They got out of the cell just in time to see two Jaffa turn around a corner.
Daniel quickly grabbed Sha're and pulled her to safety, while O'Neill shot the
two guards. They quickly ran to them and took their weapons, Teal'c then took
one of the uniforms and put it on. After doing this, they quickly shot the
guards a couple more times until they disappeared.
O'Neill turned to look at Sha're. "OK...which way to the docking bay?"
"Follow me..." she carefully led them down a corridor. They all walked quietly,
from time to time stopping to listen for foot steps. They only met one more
group of Jaffas, which they took out easily. Arriving in the docking bay, they
ran for the nearest teltac. Sha're kissed Daniel.
"Goodbye, my Daniel..."
"No...you are coming with us!" Daniel said.
"I cannot go with you...in one month the demon awakens...she will hurt you..."
she started crying.
"Sha're, we know someone who can help you...who can remove the demon..." he
turned to Sam, "...the Tok'ra will help her, right?"
"Yes, of course they will...and before you ask...no, it won't affect the
timeline. She just needs to stay inside the field with the rest of us when we
make the next attempt to change things back..."
"All right, time to leave. Get in the ship." O'Neill said.
They all entered the ship, with Sha're following them at Daniel's insistence.
Teal'c opened the landing bay and they flew out, quickly cloaking the teltac
just as a few shots were fired in their direction. Fortunately, none of them
"That went surprisingly well..." Daniel noted.
"So...now we just set a course back to P2R-163, Carter adjusts the alien device,
and we go home! No problem!" O'Neill said.
"Hopefully..." Daniel added in a low voice, however, he soon forgot his
gloominess since Sha're was with him.
Despite Daniel's pessimism they got away from Apophis's ship and arrived safely
back at P2R-163 without any incident. They landed the teltac next to the
Stargate, where they picked up their GDO's and again walked to the building with
the timeline-changing machine.
"OK, Carter, the damn machine is waiting for you, please get it right this
time." O'Neill said and sat down against the nearest wall.
"Yes, sir..." Sam said, not looking very happy, as she walked over to the
device. "When we go through the Stargate the next time, Sha're should wait here
until we know we are back in our own timeline...it will be safer for her."
"Daniel...no!...I want to go with you, I will not stay here alone..." Share
"Sha're...it is just to keep you safe. I will come back for you as soon as we
know everything is as it should be...do you remember what I explained to
you?...about how history was changed?"
"Yes, but it does not seem possible that something that has already happened can
be made different...or to not have happened at all!"
"I agree completely...I just wish nature agreed with me instead of the idiot
that built that thing!" O'Neill gestured towards the Ancient device.
Several days later.
"Which attempt was this again? O'Neill asked, while they were returning from the
Stargate to the Ancient machine.
"I believe it was number eleven, O'Neill." Teal'c stated.
"This time at least, we weren't in any danger, almost everything and everyone
seemed normal, none of us were dead...I almost think we should stay here instead
of risking another attempt..." Daniel said.
"That's easy for you to say, you weren't the one married to General
Hammond...besides, they were still fighting both Anubis and the replicators..."
"Yes, there is that..." he laughed, "I can still see your expression when
Hammond tried to kiss you...it was priceless!"
"Haha...very funny." Sam didn't look amused, "...anyway, I believe I now know
enough about how the device works to be able to calibrate it correctly." They
had now reached the alarmingly familiar building and Sam immediately started
fiddling with the machine.
"So, the next attempt should be the last?" O'Neill looked hopeful.
"Yes, it should."
"That's the best news I've had in...what...4 days?"
"Indeed, it has been almost 4 days." Teal'c said, "I, for one, shall be most
pleased to return home again."
"Just a moment..." Sam made some final adjustments, "all right, I'm
ready...everyone, stay inside the field."
Daniel, Sha're, O'Neill, and Teal'c all went to stand beside Sam. She hit the
controls and the by now very familiar distortion effect appeared.
"Carter, can that thing be rigged to blow?" O'Neill asked.
"Yes, I believe I can overload the power source - that should destroy it
"Good, if we return to find that all is as it should be, then I would like you
to return and blow the damn thing so no one else stumbles in and does something
"Understood, sir. That's a wise precaution."
They all went to the Stargate, Daniel dialed Earth, and they sent their IDC.
After a moment they all walked into the wormhole and soon arrived on Earth, in
the familiar surroundings of the SGC.
"Stand down, folks." Landry said. "Welcome back. We were getting very
worried...what happened?" He suddenly saw Sha're, "...and who is that?"
"It's a very long story, Hank. We will tell you everything that has happened,
but first we have some very important questions...and Teal'c need to go to the
infirmary." O'Neill said.
Teal'c went to the infirmary and the rest of them walked with Landry to the
briefing room where they gave a short version of what had happened. If, as it
appeared, it turned out that everything was back to normal, then they would give
a longer report. For now, they had a large number of questions which Sam and
Daniel had agreed would assure they were in the right timeline.
Much later they were finally sure that the timeline had been restored. Ra had
been blown up with his ship on Abydos, Apophis was dead, Jacob had blended with
Selmak and become Tok'ra, tretonin was now available to the Jaffas, and so on...
Everything checked out. Satisfied that they were indeed home in their own
timeline, O'Neill finally relaxed. Now there was just one more thing that needed
to be done before he could feel completely safe.
"Carter...I'm convinced. We are actually back in our own timeline...there are no
little surprises, pleasant or otherwise. I suggest you go and blow that damn
time-altering device immediately, before anyone messes further with it."
"Yes, sir...with pleasure."
Sam collected some things she would need, the wormhole was again opened up to
P2R-163, and she quickly stepped through.
Teal'c had been to the infirmary and been patched up. The others had gone to the
mess hall to get something to eat and then on to the rec room for some much
deserved and needed relaxation. Even Daniel and Sha're had joined them for a
little while, even though they longed to spend some time alone. Teal'c had
insisted on going to hang out with the others instead of staying in the
infirmary and after some time, Dr. Lam had agreed to it. Cameron Mitchell was
much better, so he decided to join Teal'c.
"You really were in a alternate timeline?" Mitchell asked, very interested, as
Teal'c explained while they walked to the rec room.
"Yes...several, in fact."
Mitchell appeared thoughtful, "...and Sam went to blow up the machine...I think
I have a fun idea," he smiled ...
An hour later the speakers were announcing the gate activation and since it was
Sam's IDC, they all converged on the gate room.
Sam had managed to overload the power source of the Ancient device, and it was
now fully and thoroughly destroyed. Satisfied that no one would ever be able to
repair it and use it to mess with their timeline, she dialed Earth and went
home. She could finally relax.
She stepped out onto the ramp in the gate room and just stared.
"All hail Carter, Supreme System Lord of the Tau'ri!" Mitchell, Daniel, O'Neill,
Teal'c, and a few people from some of the other SG-teams all shouted as one,
while they gave the 'mirror-universe' salute.
"What!...I mean..." she still looked utterly confused. Daniel started laughing
and soon all the others joined him.
"Your expression...it was fantastic!..I mean, you should just have seen
yourself..." Daniel said.
Teal'c smiled. "It was indeed quite entertaining."
Sam just looked at them for a moment. "You're just too much, you know that?..."
she started smiling, "...but I guess it was a great joke..." She started
laughing with them, finally relaxing.
"All right, guys," O'Neill said. "I know it's only afternoon, but I'm pretty
tired after all that's happened, so I am going to head up to my temporary
quarters and get some sleep before I return home...."
O'Neill left for his quarters. He felt really tired and just barely managed to
take a quick bath, before he threw himself on the bed and quickly fell asleep.
Meanwhile, Teal'c and Mitchell had returned to the infirmary. Sha're, who had
been to see the doctor, went over to Daniel and Sam. Daniel put an arm around
her and smiled at her, then turned to Sam.
"Sam, I assume we have to wait until after Sha're has given birth before the
Tok'ra can attempt to remove Amaunet?"
"Yes, I am quite sure the symbiote needs to be awake for the process, but we
should probably try and contact them soon...it sometimes takes a while to get
hold of them, especially now where the alliance isn't as solid as it once
were...I suggest we go talk to Landry immediately."
Daniel and Sha're agreed to this and the three of them were soon standing in
"General, as we talked about earlier, we need the help of the Tok'ra to remove
Amaunet from Sha're," Daniel said.
"...we would like your permission to contact them." Sam added.
"The Tok'ra!" Landry exclaimed, "I knew I had forgotten something...sorry,
Colonel, but when we were unable to reach you after 48 hours, we tried to
contact the Tok'ra...all we got back was a short message saying that an Ori
prior had just arrived to preach Origin and that they would move base before he
came back for their answer."
"A sensible precaution...well, I'm sure they will contact us when they have
settled on the new planet."
Just then, the speakers started blaring: "Unscheduled off world activation."
They hurried to the control room. "Receiving IDC, sir...it's the Tok'ra,"
"Open the iris." Landry turned to Sam, "...aren't you going to meet them?"
She looked a little confused. "Yes, sir...of course," she quickly walked to the
gate room, followed by Daniel, Sha're, and Landry.
Sam came into the room as a man in his early sixties emerged from the wormhole,
carrying a small child. Following him was a young man, who had with him a
slightly bigger child. For a short moment, Sam just stood there, staring, before
she managed to recover enough to speak. She shook her head slightly, as if she
still had trouble believing what she saw. "Dad...Martouf..."
They both looked a little strangely at her. "Is something the matter, my
Samantha?" Lantash said, as he put down the little girl. She immediately ran to
Sam, happily shouting, "Mommy, mommy...I've missed you."
Sam still didn't know what to believe, but bent down and hugged the girl anyway.
This was very strange, but she was very cute. Besides, the Ancient
time-altering device was destroyed, so Sam had to accept the timeline as it
was...it was not going to change... She looked up at her father, standing a
short distance away, holding her son. Then she looked at Martouf/Lantash and
smiled. As they pulled her into a tight hug, she decided she liked this version
of the timeline better, much better.
Meanwhile, in O'Neill's quarters.
Sleeping soundly, O'Neill didn't hear the door being opened, as a young woman
snuck in, and closed the door quietly behind her. She looked down at him and
smiled, while noiselessly undressing and dropping her clothing on the floor
before climbed onto the bed. Slowly, she let her hands slide lovingly over his
body, waking him as gently as possible. She smiled, snuggled closer, and spoke
seductively. "Dearest...We are so happy that you are safely back with us
again...we missed you..." and as her voice and expression became more amorous,
"...We need you so much...please, husband, fuck us..."
O'Neill looked at her with a shocked expression, "Anise..."