Title: Change a thing
Summary: How do things turn out when they don't have the treaty with the Aschen?
Set in the year 2010.
Disclaimer: Don't own them, never will. Promise to put them back
in the state I found them.
notes: I wrote this in two days, in between blowing my
nose and informing everyone who'd listen that I felt like crap.
As always, for LEW, thank you for beta reading, I hope I didn't infect you. For the cold that kept me off work long enough
Copyright © to Venom, 2003
I have to wonder why they…..we…..sent
the note in the first
mean, we know what's so bad about P4C 970, we learnt that the
way, and we
know what the Aschen were planning to do to Earth, but
what about the rest of their lives?
I can't help but wonder
if I'm anything like the Future-Me
that note and, judging by the blood that stained it, died and took
friends with her to get it to us. Was the part of her, their,
life that didn't involve the Aschen really so bad that they
change the timeline?
Obviously I don't know the circumstances in which the note was
there could have been a way to change things in their time
without altering history?
My stomach begins to turn
again, interrupting my musing. Sighing, I
slip out of bed and head for the bathroom, intent on bringing up the
that my husband made for me the night before.
Whatever this bug is, I can't seem to shake it.
Holding my dignity
in tact long enough to make it to the toilet, I
collapse on the floor in front of it, emptying my stomach.
loud stomach pyrotechnics seem to wake my husband from his slumber
and I hear his sleep-ridden voice call for me. "Honey?"
I can't answer, no matter how much I want to. Considering how
I managed to eat the previous night, there
seems to be a lot of it
coming back up.
He comes into the bathroom and kneels behind me, rubbing my back in
soothing circles until there's nothing left in me and I dry
heave. Handing me a glass of cold water, I manage to give
reassuring, smile as I swirl some of it around my mouth and spit it
out before taking small sips.
okay?" He murmurs quietly, continuing to rub my back.
"Yeah." I sigh.
"Maybe you should see a Doctor?" He suggests
stand on wobbly feet.
"It's just a bug." I protest weakly.
"Please? So I don't
worry so much?"
I flush the toilet and let him lead me back to bed. "Janet gets
from her conference in
Europe tomorrow, I'll go and see her in
"It would make me feel better." He smiles, pulling
before turning off the light. "Sleep well Angel. I love you."
"I love you too." I murmur, feeling
my eyelids get heavy as
exhaustion from this illness catches up with me…
She was sleeping
by the time Jack got the chance to go and see how
she was doing. Fraiser had said that Sam would be fine, if not a
bit sore for a while, but the odd angle that she'd exited
wormhole had made for a pretty rough looking exit.
pulled up the chair beside her, sighing deeply.
"Shouldn't you be in bed sir?"
His eyes widened a bit and
he looked up to see her smiling at
him. "Carter…..I thought you were asleep."
"Na, just trying to avoid any
more needles." She grinned and
felt himself returning it.
Choosing his words carefully, (Hey, he does do
Jack's face became serious as he spoke. "You did really good
Major, we're all proud of your
Sam nodded, she understood what he was trying to say. `I'm
you,' Were the unspoken words
that she was left to get for
"Thank you sir, I appreciate that."
Jack nodded and they fell silent
for a few moments, each lost in
their own thoughts until he spoke again. "I'm sorry about the
are?" She asked, managing to contain most of her
surprise at his
Suddenly, Jack was very uncomfortable.
"Yeah…..I know you
"But not more than I was supposed to." She replied quietly.
his grin by facing downwards, he nodded. He understood. She
may have cared about Faxon, but she cared about him more.
a guy feel good.
Jack rose to his feet, pushing the chair back to where it
belonged. "You should
get some sleep Carter."
Sam smiled and nodded, her eyes already closing. "Yes sir, thanks
groan as the alarm goes off. The warm body underneath mine stops it
from continuing to disturb my sleep. "Sorry baby,
forgot it was
He apologizes and I feel the rumbling of his chest beneath my face.
are you feeling?"
"C'mon, you'd better get up."
"Don' wanna." I protest weakly, not wanting
to move from
on top of him, but he slides out from underneath me and heads into
I feel like crap. Spending the past few mornings worshiping the
porcelain bowl have reeked havoc with my body and my sleeping
"C'mon baby, a nice hot bath will make you feel better."
I shake my head,
I don't have the energy to think about having a
let alone actually doing it…..that would be asking way too
the moment. I feel his hand on me as he slowly strips me of my
nightclothes before picking me up and laying
me in the nice, hot,
"Don't go to sleep in there." He commands quietly, but I
eyes drifting shut……
Hammond sat down at the head of the table, studying the people before
Major Carter looked a little tired, but Doctor Fraiser has
assured him that she was fully fit to return to active duty,
no damage had occurred from her unusual exit through the Stargate.
"People, I know that our last encounter
with the Aschen
exactly what you'd call favorable," Hammond ignored
Jack's snort and
as you yourself say Colonel, we don't leave
"Are we going to attempt the rescue of Ambassador
asked, directing his question at the General.
"Yes, that's exactly what we're going to do."
Carter protested. "Chances are that they've
already moved him.
The Ambassador could be anywhere within the Aschen confederation
now, where would we start looking?"
Hammond had to admit that she had a point. "On the planet that
encountered them. That's our best lead and the President
has requested that I send SG-1 for the job. Is your
team up for it,
Jack looked towards Carter, who smiled at him to let him know that
she was good
to go. Daniel nodded, he had liked the Ambassador,
they'd shared some of the same values and he was a good
Jack's gaze turned to Teal'c but one look
man's face told Jack that he probably shouldn't have
was always ready to fight for Earth.
He turned back to the General. "When do we leave?"
up Baby, Janet will be here soon." His voice calls and
my eyes to find myself dressed in a clean nightshirt,
lying on the
"How long was I asleep?" I asked, pulling the blanket closer
on the bed beside me and strokes my hair. "Seven or eight
"Why didn't you wake me sooner?" I ask.
you need your rest." He tells me, dropping a loving
my hair. "Janet's on her way, and she said to make sure
awake enough to answer her questions."
"When will she be here?" I ask, turning over to snuggle
his warm body, attempting to steal some of the delicious warmth.
"Now." Comes a voice from the
I look up to see Janet standing there, large suitcase in one hand and
a bunch of flowers in the other.
She looks good, I realise, and
also suddenly aware of how horrible I look.
"You're beautiful baby." He
whispers quietly, as if
thoughts. "Janet, how was the trip? No transporter
chuckling as he remembers the time I tried to transport home,
only to end up in another Country.
the smile and moves to stand at the other side of the
bed. "No, everything was fine."
She hands me the flowers
with a smile and my husband takes them from
me as I look up at her through half-closed eyes. "Thank you. How
"Great." She smiles enthusiastically. "Look what I
brought back with
me." She beams, opening the
large suitcase to reveal lots of
and test tubes. I can't focus on the equipment properly to
Luckily, my ever-clairvoyant husband seems to pick up on my curiosity
and lack of energy and does the questioning
for me. "What is
"It's a mini laboratory, recently developed that allows us to
blood work, everything. Very expensive, very
She grins at that, "But hopefully with it being the latest
in medical science it should cut down the time it takes
to diagnose a patient significantly."
My eyes begin to
drift shut again.
"Baby, open the blues for me." He commands quietly.
"Janet is gonna
take a blood sample and
then you can have a nap, okay?"
My eyes are closed before he finishes the sentence…..
do we get on to the harvester?" Jack whispered, looking
Carter for the answer. As he spoke, the giant machine
towards the ground, with a small platform coming up from the ground
to act as a landing site. "It shouldn't
be that easy." He
"It's about to get easier." Daniel whispered, pointing to
a ramp that
out of the ship with half a dozen Aschen walking down it,
with Ambassador Joe Faxon in the middle of the group.
are they doing?" Jack murmured.
"Perhaps the Aschen plan to take the Ambassador through the
world." Teal'c offered, watching the scene before them
"Whatever. We go in with Zat's, don't kill `em,
get `em outta
the way." He ordered, standing. "Go."
It took barely seconds before the Aschen had all been
hit and were
lying on the ramp, unconscious. Joe Faxon had heard the first Zat
blast go off and crouched down with
his hands protecting his head,
hoping that whoever was attacking the Aschen didn't see him as a
let's go!" Someone shouted.
He looked up, slightly disoriented, and saw SG-1, and more
importantly, Major Carter,
beckoning him towards them. He stood up,
and ran over to them, ignoring the bodies of his former captors at
am I glad to see you guys!" He cried, running with them
the Stargate with the sound of more Aschen members
coming after them.
"Reunions later, Dial it home Carter." Jack ordered.
"I went to sleep again, didn't
I?" I mumble, but my voice
is met with
Opening my eyes, I look around to find the bedroom in complete
darkness, but I know I'm alone. I can hear faint voices coming
outside, and I assume that Janet's still here.
Pulling myself out
the bed, I stand and grasp the bedside table as dizziness overcomes
me for a moment. After
I let the nausea pass, I walk slowly to the
door and step out into the hall.
Following the sound of my husband's
voice, I enter the living
find him and Janet talking quietly. "Hey, am I interrupting
something?" I ask,
a smile on my face.
"Honey, I didn't realise you were awake."
"How long was I out for?"
"'Bout an hour."
He answers, pulling me into his arms.
"How are you
"Really tired. But since I haven't eaten for a
nauseous anymore. Do you know what's wrong with me?" I ask
laying my head on my husband's
"Well, I'm told that you think you just have a bug?" I
you're right. You do have a bug."
She tells me.
Smiling, I flash my husband an `I told you so' look before
back to Janet. "I thought that
was all it was."
Janet shakes her head. "No that's not all."
"What?" I ask, worry beginning to creep into me.
husband, my wonderful husband, looks at me with a huge grin on his
face, his eyes dancing with pure and utter happiness.
having a baby."
The world fades to black.
"First of all, let me express my
Congratulations to SG-1 for
the Ambassador back safely. Secondly, Ambassador, if you wouldn't
us what happened throughout the duration of your
imprisonment?" Hammond asked, turning to face the Ambassador, who
looking a little shaken up.
"Well, nothing really. I was questioned a few times for
but that was the only time I had any form of contact
with any of them. I was kept in a room with a bed, table, chair and
amenities, food and water were brought in once a day until you guys
rescued me." He looked at SG-1, each member in
turn, and smiled
Carter, who grinned back.
"Where were the Aschen planning to take you, Ambassador
Joe shrugged. "I don't know. I was told to go with them and I
Next thing I knew they
were falling all around me and then you guys
were there, telling me to go with you."
"I think we just got lucky
with the timing sir." Jack added.
"Very well, get yourselves down to the infirmary and have Fraiser
check you out."
He ordered with a curt nod. "Dismissed."
Everyone stood, Hammond left for his office and the boys of SG-1
towards the infirmary while Sam picked up her files.
"Major Carter?" Joe asked, smiling at her.
was wondering if you'd like to have dinner tonight, so
that I can
say thank you for the rescue?" He asked, smiling
at her hopefully.
"Um…..sure would you like me to invite the rest of SG-1 to
make it a
Joe swallowed nervously. "Ah…..I was hoping it would be just
"Great, I'll go and make dinner reservations at The
offered, and Sam nodded. "I'll pick you
up at eight."
Sam grinned at him. "You need to go to the infirmary first."
can feel someone tapping my face and my eyes flutter open to see
two worried faces staring down at me.
okay." I mutter, pulling myself into a sitting position.
to scare you." I smile shyly, slightly embarrassed.
grins at me. "Don't worry about it Sam, that'll
now and then. Since you're blood pressure is low during
anyway, and you have this virus in your system, you're going to
weak for a while. I think it would
be best if you had complete bed
rest for the next week. I'll come back next Thursday and see how
you're feeling, okay?"
"I'll walk you out."
Janet nods and picks up her lab. "Bye Sam, remember, take it
grins at me before being escorted to the door.
"Thanks for everything Doc."
"Anytime." Janet replies, stepping
up to kiss my husband on
Closing and locking the door, he comes back over and picks me up,
me back to bed before gently laying me down. He turns off
the lights throughout the house and comes to join me in the
"You sure you're feeling okay?"
"Yeah, I'm a little surprised though."
"You and me both." He chuckles.
"How do you feel about it
I smile and touch my stomach, feeling only a very slight bump
my fingertips. "Happy, really happy. You?"
"Over the moon." He smiles, bending his head to kiss me. As
kiss gets a little more intense, he pulls back. "Go back to
baby, you need your rest."
"Do you know how
much time I've spent sleeping the last few
ask with a raised eyebrow, snuggling into his body.
you're sleeping for two now."
I giggle at his words, but my eyes are already closing.
through the halls of the SGC, heading for her lab.
She was still tired from the previous night that she and Joe had
spent by the fire and she found it hard to believe that they'd
seeing each other for six months now. It had
been a good six months,
she realised, and she was happy with their relationship. He was
funny, attentive, intelligent…..everything
that she wanted from a
Pulling her ID card from her breast pocket, Sam swiped in through her
lock and waited
until the doors opened before stepping inside and
gasping with delight.
There were red roses everywhere.
every conceivable surface, and some that she wasn't sure
that some of her experiments and equipment should be that close
flora, but the general effect was stunning.
"Oh my God….." She murmured. There must have been at
dollars worth of flower in the lab. If Joe was one thing, it was
certainly very extravagant with money.
Came his voice from behind her.
She turned around to see him standing next to the door, wearing a
all of this about?" She asked with a grin.
He shrugged nonchalantly. "Well, we've been together for six
and I thought you deserved something special."
"This is something special? Wow, what are you going to do when I
something *really* special?" She laughed, but her face
serious as he bent on one knee in front of her, grasping
"Samantha Carter…..you are the most amazing woman that I have
met and you make my life
worth living. I love you and I would be
honored if you would agree to be my wife?"
For a brief moment, Sam though
her heart had stopped beating. Then he
pulled out a ring and she was *sure* that it had stopped. The ring
and it had a huge diamond in the center with small emeralds
"Sam?" Joe asked, his voice shaky.
looked down at him. "Yes?"
"Really? This is fantastic!" He cried, slipping the ring on
finger and standing
to kiss her passionately.
"I…..ah…..okay." She shrugged and kissed him back
among a thousand
worth of roses.
Her favorite flowers were Lilies.