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Exile I ch 2

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Chapter Two



“Daniel?  Are you alright?”

“Me?”

“You’re looking a little pale.”

“I guess I’m just a little shocked.”  Daniel admitted.

“No more than I am.”

Sam forced a smile and brushed away the last of her tears.  Daniel watched anxiously as she rubbed at her sour stomach.  She rolled her eyes at his over protective stance.  Daniel flushed and smiled.

“Daniel, please don’t tell Sam this, I don’t want to worry her anymore than I’m sure she already is.  However, there is a good chance that Neith planed this.”

“What?”  Daniel accidentally said out loud.

“What’s Gabriel saying?”  Sam asked.

“Uh...nothing.”

“Daniel, you are the worst liar.”

“He thinks that this may not be an accident.”

“Damn it, Daniel!”

Daniel winced at the internal scolding.

“Gabriel, leave Daniel alone.”  Sam chastised.  “I’m a Big Girl and I can handle these possibilities.  In fact, it’s something I’ve already thought of.”

“I should have known.”  Gabriel smiled.  

Still sitting at the base of the giant tree’s corpse Sam decided to get back to her feet.  Daniel leapt up and helped her as if she was eight months into her experience.  Sam shook her head in silent mirth, but she accepted his help.  

“I take it Jack doesn’t know about this?”

“No.  I’ve only just decided that I must be a few minutes ago.  I mean, I’ve been suspicious, but...”

“Didn’t want to believe it?”  Daniel supplied.

Sam nodded.  

“I can understand that.”

“Please, Daniel, don’t tell him.”

“Okay...  Although I think it’s something that he’s probably going to notice if you don’t tell him soon.”

The pit of Daniel’s stomach suddenly made itself known.  Sam quickly averted her eyes and seemed unwilling to look at him again.  She licked her lips compulsively, something she only did when extremely stressed.  Daniel reached out and put his hand on her shoulder.  She looked up at him, straightening her back and taking a deep breath.

“Gabriel, I’m sorry I have to ask you this.  But, please, help me.”

“How can Gabriel help?”  Daniel asked automatically.

“She wants me to take her as a host and terminate the pregnancy.”  Gabriel explained.

“Sam!”  Daniel exclaimed in shock.  “You don’t want this child?”

“Daniel, it’s not about what I want.”

“Then what is it?”

“I’m too afraid that it won’t be human.”

“You are right in your fears.”  Gabriel responded.  “I can not say for sure, but I would guess that the child will not be fully human.”

“Sam,”  Daniel interjected  “does that mean you can’t love them?”

“Please don’t say it like that.”  Sam sighed.

“Daniel, Sam is not being cruel in her request.”  Gabriel said out loud.  “She’s being very rational.  There is a chance that such a hybrid could be extremely powerful and very likely dangerous.”

“There’s an equal chance that he or she is not.”

“Daniel, please, I’ve been thinking about this for a long time, every since I first suspected.  I have not taken this decision lightly.”

“Sa...”

“Gabriel, can you help me or not?”  Sam interrupted.

“I can...but I won’t.  Unless you tell Jack first.”

“Gabriel...”

“Samantha, Jack is the father, and he deserves a voice in this decision.”  Gabriel said firmly.  “Ultimately the choice is yours, but I can’t in good conscious do this without Jack even knowing about it.”

“You think that I want to end this so that I can avoid telling him.”

“I didn’t say that.  I just don’t think it’s fair to Jack.”

“It isn’t.”  Daniel interjected.

“Daniel!”  Gabriel growled.

“I’m sorry, Sam.”  Daniel apologized meekly.  “I’m really not helping, am I?”

“You’re certainly not making things any easier on me.”  Sam admitted.

“I’m sorry.  I’ll support you either way, honestly.  However I agree with Gabriel, you have to tell Jack.  You said you’re a Big Girl?  Well, Jack’s a Big Boy and he has a right to know.”

Sam took a breath to protest, but ended up just sighing in defeat and nodding.  Daniel smiled sadly and offered Sam a comforting hug.  Forcing a smile herself Sam accepted it.  He gave her a gentle squeeze before releasing her.

“Everything’s going to be alright, Sam.  You don’t have to do this alone.”

“I do feel better now that I’ve told someone.”

“You’ll feel even better once you tell Jack.”

“I really don’t know how.”

“Just tell him.  Don’t be surprised if he reacts negatively at first, he still hasn’t forgiven himself for what happened with Neith.”

“It wasn’t his fault.”

“It wasn’t yours either.”

Sam’s eyes brightened with tears once again.  Daniel knew the forced encounter was tearing them both apart, from each other and inside their own minds.  He didn’t know how to deal with it anymore than they did.  Gabriel reminded him that the best he could do was offer support.  He reached out again and gave her a hug.

“This is so hard.”  Sam sighed.  “I just want things to go back to the way they were.”

“Do you really?”  Gabriel asked.  “You’ve been waiting for this opportunity for thousands of years, through hundreds of incarnations.  Finally there’s nothing standing in between you two.”

“That’s where you’re wrong, Gabriel.”  Sam corrected.

“What’s getting in the way?”

“Our personalities.”

“Ah yes,”  Daniel chuckled  “like leading two mules up opposite sides of a mountain.”

“And then trying to get them to drink the water.”  Sam added.

“Go and try taking a sip,”  Gabriel grinned  “I think you’ll find yourself surprisingly thirsty.”


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:giggle: I'm so proud of that last line! Gabe is *such* a romantic!
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Luthlaya's avatar
I agree with ye, that last line is absolutely great!
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
Luthlaya's avatar
miauw prrrrrrr
macgyvering-my-way's avatar
not very long trust me
macgyvering-my-way's avatar
wow...gabriel that was sweet
ok i've finally decited that i have absolutly nothing against gabriel.
where's teal'c?
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
I wonder how long that will last. :giggle:

he was a sweetie in the end of this though!
Musik-lover's avatar
I love the last line. So romanitic for Gabriel!:)
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
Gabriel is a born romantic. :giggle:
Maeix2's avatar
umm...Neith didn't planed this.....but quite possibly she planned it!!

Poor Sam....having to feel so bad already and this only making things harder :petting:
I do hope those two manage to work things out.

hehe...always knew Gabe was quite the romatic :giggle:
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
Well...Neith certainly didn't plan to be dead...but she may have planed the kid. :giggle:

Gabe! Purrrrr!
Maeix2's avatar
hehe...no most of us don't make plans for ending up dead ^^; :giggle:

*pets snake*
Maeix2's avatar
he's just too cute for words :cuddle:

me, obsessed?...Noooooo *shakes head*
GaterGina71's avatar
I'm loving this so far! Still can't wait for Jack's reaction!
gatebee's avatar
Aaaw I love that last line too ...

Now me thinks Jack knows something already.
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
Perhaps Jack is more observant that we think...
Maeix2's avatar
well...he DID have a family before all of this after all!
tifreak8x's avatar
hehe, good chapter. Hmm... Jack's response... This will be hard for you to decide, he can go one of two ways... Since he had had a son at one time, he might want another chance, and not care about the repricussions of the decision, or he could back Sam, and say terminate the life.

Decisions, decisions... :)
Phoenix-Cry's avatar
I'm gonna have fun with Jack! :giggle:
Dreams-of-Skies's avatar
*eyes Gabe*

You old softie you...

*can't resist...must hug the romantic...*

Totally agree with you!
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