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12 October 2007 @ 10:15 pm
SG-1 Fic: One Last Dance (Daniel/Janet)  
This was written for the Dan/Jan Archive Challenge. It's very short and well, not my best stuff but I wanted to show my support to the Dan/Jan folks. it's based on the challenge: revival :)

Dont worry aurora_novarum I haven't forgotten about you.

Title: One Last Dance
Author: Moonshayde
Season: Seven
Category: Ficlet, Ship, Angst
Spoilers: Through S7
Pairing/Character: Daniel/Janet
Summary: She saved him one last dance
Warnings: none
Word Count: 320
Rating: PG

Disclaimer: Stargate, Stargate SG-1 and all of its characters, titles, names, and back-story are the property of MGM/UA, Double Secret Productions, Gekko Productions, SciFi Channel, and Showtime/Viacom. All other characters, the story idea and the story itself are the sole property of the author. This story cannot be printed anywhere without the sole permission of the author. Realize this is for entertainment purposes only; no financial gain or profit has been gained from this fiction. This story is not meant to be an infringement on the rights of the above-mentioned establishments


She stood in front of him, bathed in a simple yet elegant grace, a grace that he'd allowed to permeate his hardened shell long ago. He wasn't sure when it'd happened and he wasn't sure he'd ever know, but for once the how and why wasn't important to him. All that mattered was that she was here, now, standing there with the same playful smile that had captivated him when they'd first met.

Daniel said nothing as he stepped forward and took her into his arms. He felt her head on his chest, her hands on his back, her body shifting against him.

And they danced. Quiet, slow, swaying to the soft music that touched his bedroom. Nothing else penetrated their space; just the two of them, alone, comfortable and home.

He touched her hair, remembering the texture. He didn't want to let go. He never wanted to let go.

"Thank you," he said, still holding her close. "Thank you for everything."

He didn't wait for her to respond. He didn't wait for her to pull back and study him with her knowing gaze. He didn't wait at all.

Daniel swallowed hard and opened his eyes. He winced, the brightness of the gardens jarring him, but he quickly adjusted, his vision coming into focus.

"And?" the voice boomed all around him.

Daniel glanced at the Gamekeeper before he proceeded to disentangle himself from the pod. "It felt real."

The Gamekeeper clapped his hands, his face sparkling. "Oh excellent! Shall we do it again?"

Daniel shook his head. While it was tempting to keep on reviving Janet, living little snatches of life that had never been more than fantasies and missed opportunities, he knew better now. He knew he could let her go. He knew he could say goodbye.

Real or imagined, he knew they would always have that one last dance. And nothing would ever take that away from him.
Current Mood: sleepysleepy
6beforelunch on October 13th, 2007 02:34 am (UTC)
Oh, that's wonderful. Brilliant and sad. Fantastic idea. Great work.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And I love that icon. It's too cute.
majorsamfan: dan-janmajorsamfan on October 13th, 2007 02:56 am (UTC)
Hmmm...a chance to say good-bye.

I think SG-1 knows in their heads that they could die on any mission, but it doesn't sink down into their hearts. And they *really* don't expect to lose a non-combatant like Janet. It had to have hit the military folk REALLY hard, like they had failed to protect her as they should. I'm sure it took a looooong time to work past that in addition to the regular grief of losing a friend.

I feel as though they didn't really deal with Janet's loss past the episode of Heroes (except for Ripple Effect), not as well as they did with Sam and the loss of Daniel the first time he ascended AND when he was gone the 2nd time for a while.

This was a nice good-bye, bittersweet but well done.
Working for the Mandroid: Jack's Smilemoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:36 pm (UTC)
Thank you. I was always miffed that Janet's death never really was addressed, aside from Ripple Effect and that felt way too late. I mean Daniel's death impacted the show and the character for a long time. I loved that. It showed just how depe their bonds went. And while Janet isn't a main character, she was part of the foundation of the SGC. Her absence really should have had a greater impact. I felt like the writers just wanted to ignore what they did and swepe it under the rug :(

But thanks :)
majorsamfanmajorsamfan on October 14th, 2007 04:01 pm (UTC)
Yes they did. It probably was due to the horrific fan response. Or maybe in spite of it. Who knows with TPTB?
mysticalweather: D/J: (thefakeheadline) Future Shockmysticalweather on October 13th, 2007 06:15 am (UTC)
Awwwwww! *sniffle* *pats Daniel*

Yay for D/J Kerri!fic!! What a lovely surprise. :)

Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:33 pm (UTC)
Yes, surprise! I didn't think I'd get one done. But hey I tried. Thanks for reading.
Working for the Mandroid: Languemoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:34 pm (UTC)
And I like that icon.
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Working for the Mandroid: yearnmoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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Working for the Mandroid: archaeologistmoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Just couldn't do fluff this time. But I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Halo In Reversesunspawn on October 13th, 2007 06:49 pm (UTC)
:( That was heartbreakingly beautiful. If that even makes any sense.
Working for the Mandroidmoonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:32 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Nicole: dan/jan lifeboatnicole9514 on October 13th, 2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
that was just lovely and sad great job
Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on October 13th, 2007 08:31 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks!
~Jia~: SG1 Janet o.Osecretbutterfly on October 13th, 2007 10:58 pm (UTC)
*sniffle* This was wonderful.
Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on October 14th, 2007 12:04 pm (UTC)
mehhhhhh: [Janet] undonecnidarian on October 14th, 2007 01:50 am (UTC)
oh ouch
I'm very impressed with your multi-tasking - chatting and writing fic!

Great idea, great piece. *chokes back a sob*

- 'Izzue' :p
Working for the Mandroid: Pleasedmoonshayde on October 14th, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
Hey Izzue! ;)

Don't be too impressed. My writing has gone down in quality a lot. I have so much on my mind.

But thanks!

*takes out the pom poms and rallies for you*
All the letters I can write: SG1wendelah1 on October 14th, 2007 04:35 am (UTC)
I found my SG1 icon just for you. I liked this story. I was very traumatized by Janet's death, and wish it had been addressed more fully as well by the series.

Working for the Mandroid: Flower (Janet)moonshayde on October 14th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
Oh cute icon! *squees at team* I truly am a team girl.

Thanks for reading. I also wished her death had been addressed more in the series. I miss Janet :(
All the letters I can writewendelah1 on October 14th, 2007 04:06 pm (UTC)
I miss her too. Sniff.
Meredith: Daniel and Janet - hugxfirefly9x on October 14th, 2007 11:21 am (UTC)
Working for the Mandroid: Jack's Smilemoonshayde on October 14th, 2007 12:06 pm (UTC)
numom1 on October 19th, 2007 09:19 pm (UTC)
Excellent fic - the idea of him going back to the gamekeeper planet was wonderful, but I can understand him not doing it over and over again as it's just way too bittersweet. Thanks for sharing your muse with us!