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Do You Hear Me Calling - Part 1

By Tarra O'Neal

Email: IrishLas413@msn.com

Status: Complete

Category: Hurt/Comfort, Angst, Romance

Pairings: Sam/Jack

Spoilers: Divide and Conquer

Season/Sequel Info: Season 4 / none

Rating: PG (I'm no good at figuring ratings!)

Content Warnings: None

Summary:Sam gets sick on a mission.

Disclaimer: Stargate SG-1 and it's characters are the property of Stargate Productions, MGM/UA, Viacom, Double Secret Productions, Gekko Productions and the Showtime network. No infringement is intended to the above parties. This is for entertainment purposes only and no money exchanged hands.The original characters, situations, and story are the property of the author.This story may not be posted elsewhere without the consent of the author.

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Archive: Here, on this site.

Authorís Note: This story was inspired by the song "When You Lie Next To Me" by Kellie Coffey.Characters thoughts and dreams are in italics.Feedback is appreciated!J

 

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"Achoo...."

 

"Gesundheit," Jack O'Neill blessed the female form standing next to him.

 

"Thank you, Sir," Sam said as Daniel handed her a tissue.

 

"Sick, Carter," Jack asked as he focused on the Stargate before him.

 

"I'm sure it's nothing more than a cold, Sir," Sam assured him.

 

"Good to know, Carter," he said without emotion.

 

The members that made up SG-1, advanced up the ramp to the activated Stargate.Sam sneezed again as she stepped up to the event horizon.Geez, I haven't had a cold in ages.Maybe I've caught Daniel's allergies, she thought smiling to herself.

 

They emerged on the other side to see the curious faces of the natives.

 

"Where are we at again, PJ-something-or-'nother," Jack questioned anyone who was listening.

 

He glanced around at the surroundings.Trees, trees, and more trees.Why was he not surprised?!

 

"PJ9-688 would be the designation code of this planet, O'Neill," Teal'c answered.

 

The villagers came closer, sure that the newcomers would not harm them.Daniel stepped forward to introduce them.

 

"Hello...we're uh...from Earth.I'm Daniel Jackson.This is Colonel O'Neill, Major Carter, and Teal'c," he said gesturing to each of his team members.

 

A lone villager stepped forward.A middle-aged, medium built man, who seemed to be someone of high esteem.

 

"I am Aulin, we welcome you, for you have come through the Chau'pere," he said sweeping his hand toward the Stargate behind SG-1.

 

"Chau'pere.That seems to be a derivative of......" Daniel began talking to himself.

 

"We would be honored if you would join us for our evening meal," Aulin invited hopefully.

 

"We would be honored as well," Daniel spoke for the rest of the team.He turned around and silently gauged the team's reaction.

 

"Lead on, Oh Honored One," Jack approved derisively.

 

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SG-1 was seated ceremoniously around a large wooden table underneath a tent-like covering.Aulin urged Daniel to take the head of the table. A sign of importance, Aulin had said.Daniel reluctantly sat, when Jack told him to "Just shut up and sit down, Space Monkey."He did, not wanting to bring up that nickname again in public.

 

The servers placed various appetizing dishes in front of their guests.Not realizing how hungry he was, Jack jumped right in.Daniel and Sam followed suit.Teal'c hesitantly chose the safest looking pieces and a vessel of water.

 

"This is some good stuff," Jack said around a mouthful of something that tasted like chicken."We should've came here sooner, Daniel."

 

"We should probably gather some artifacts and learn about the culture," Daniel suggested.

 

"That can wait until we're finished," Jack said, delving into a cherry-like desert.

 

Daniel struck up a conversation with Aulin, talking about the land, people, and background of the culture.Daniel wasn't too patient when it came to things like that.

 

Sam picked up her cup of juice-like beverage.Her hand started shaking and she was overcome with weakness.The cup dropped from her slack fingers and clattered onto the table.She jolted out of her seat and retreated as far away from the tent as she could before nausea overtook her.

 

She lost the entire contents of the meal she just had.She sensed a presence behind her, but wasn't for certain who it was.She couldn't hear anything for the roaring in her ears was blotting out all sound.She continued to heave until there was nothing left in her sore stomach.A hand touched her shoulder as another hand offered her a handkerchief.Accepting it she wiped her mouth, and then refolded it to swipe a clean square across her forehead.

 

"Are you okay, Carter" Jack asked softly, concerned.

 

"Yeah, I'm fine, Sir," Sam reassured him, as much as herself.

 

"Seriously, Carter.Are you sure you're all right,"

 

"It was probably just something I ate.You know, foreign food and all."

 

"If you're sure you're fine...." he trailed off.

 

"I am.Don't worry," Sam said.

 

They both returned to the meal, though each choosing not to continue eating, due to the earlier circumstances.The meal reached a halt when the servers returned to clear the table free of dirty vessels and discarded food.Aulin showed the honored guests to a hut on the outermost edge of the village, and furthest from the Gate.Candles were pre-lit and comfortable bedding was waiting for the guests.Aulin left them to get their rest.

 

"Well, isn't this a homey place.Just a little paint here, a few curtains there, and it'll look just like home," Jack commented.

 

Teal'c placed himself on the pallet closest to the entrance.If any danger were to arise he would be able to adequately defend his friends.Daniel chose the bedding furthest from the door.He knew the night air would cause his sinuses to be congested.That left the two center pallets for Sam and Jack.Sam didn't care which one she got, she just wanted to lay down.Man, I feel like crap.I don't know what I ate, but I never want it again, she thought.

 

As soon as they were all settled in, Sam felt a little better.I must be more tired than I thought.

 

"Hey Carter, you awake," Jack asked quietly not wanting to disturb the others.A soft breathing sound answered him.Carter was out like a light.

 

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Jack sat up and scrubbed his hands over his face, then ran them back through his graying hair.He glanced around and saw that he was the first one awake.Stupid internal clock, he thought.Why can't I enjoy sleeping late like everyone else?

Already hit with boredom, he decided to wake the rest of his team.At least he'd have someone to talk to, even if they were angry at him for waking them up.

 

"Rise and shine, kids," Jack raised his voice above Daniel's snoring.

 

"Hrrmmm...." from Daniel's side of the room.

 

"What was that?I didn't catch that," Jack said as he walked over to him and kicked at his feet.

 

"I said, why can't you sleep late like normal people," Daniel's voice was still muffled, but louder.

 

"Well, aren't we just full of sunshine today," he said in his most charming voice.

 

"O'Neill is correct.It is morning, and time to awaken," Teal'c offered in his usual bland tone.

 

"See, Teal'c sees it my way."

 

Jack moved back to Sam's pallet and started to nudge her with the tip of his boot, but thought better of it.

 

"Hey Carter, up and at 'em."

 

Maybe he didn't say it loud enough.He crouched down next to her, his knees protested all the way.

 

"Carter?Did you hear me?Time to get up," he reached out his hand and touched her shoulder.He immediately jerked his hand back.Heat was emanating from her body, even through the long-sleeved black t-shirt she wore.He rolled her onto her back.Her face was the palest he'd ever remembered seeing it.Something was wrong.Really wrong.

 

"Carter.Carter wake up," Jack said urgently.He grasped her by the shoulders and shook slightly.He didn't want to hurt her.

 

"Jack, what's wrong," he heard Daniel ask behind him.

 

"It's Carter.She's not waking up, and she's got a fever."

 

Daniel moved quickly from his pallet over to Sam's, adjusting his glasses on the way.He felt of her head and on instinct pulled his hand back, like it'd been scalded.

 

"What do we do," Daniel asked, trying not to let the panic fill his voice.He didn't like seeing his friend like this.

 

"We've got to get her back to the base," Jack stated the obvious.

 

"I don't think that's a good idea," Daniel said.When faced with an irritated look from Jack, he went on."I've heard that if you move someone who is severely ill, it might make their symptoms worse."

 

"Well what other options do we have," Jack said getting agitated.

 

"I could go through the Gate and bring Janet back with some medical supplies," Daniel suggested.

 

"Go then, but make it snappy.We don't want her to get any worse," Jack accepted the decision.

 

"I will stay here, O'Neill," Teal'c offered.

 

"No I want you to go with Daniel," Jack said directly.

 

"I can handle it on my own, Jack.You might need Teal'c here," Daniel said as he rose to his feet.

 

Jack was battling with the thoughts and decisions running through his head.

 

"Fine.Go," he said after a short debate in his mind.

 

Daniel ran out of the hut and headed for the Gate.

 

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