Chapter 6

Daniel's POV

'How am I going to tell her that a higher power in a government system she doesn't even understand wants to experiment on her because someone has already messed with her brain?' As I enter the Briefing Room, I still don't have an answer to my question. The rest of the team is waiting, and I find myself blurting out the news.

"Kinsey wants her transferred to Area 51 for experiments."

Jack speaks first. "Well when have we ever let Kinsey boss us around on matters like this?"

Sam smiles, "Never."

"Indeed," Teal'c added.

"So, where do we send her?"

"What about sending her to the Nox, maybe they can help her," Sam suggested.

"Perfect," Jack quipped.

"I'll send them a transmission and in two hours Walter will be yelling unscheduled off world activation," Sam says with a mega-watt grin. I crossed my fingers hopefully. 'I'm not letting Maybourne or Kinsey get their hands on you,' I promised.

Nataia's POV

Daniel comes forward with a bag in his hands and a smile on his face. I eye him suspiciously as my mind starts running scenarios and motives. "What's going on?" I ask.

"We're sending you to a race called the Nox, and they might be able to help you with your nightmares."

I try not to let hope color my voice when I speak. "Really, no more nightmares?"

He leans forward and hugs me tightly. "No more nightmares," he promises. He plops the bag down on the bed and motions me to open it. I do so and find my old clothes and weapons in there.

"Get changed, they'll be here in two hours," he tells me and I wonder if any of them will miss me. I get changed and sit back down on the bed and cross my legs.

"Daniel can I ask you a question?"

He smiles. "I think that you just did."

"You know what I mean," I say exasperated.

He grins. "What do you want to know?"

"What are regs?" I ask making him pause.

"A series of rules set in place by the air force for certain things," he says after few seconds.

"Like what?" I ask expectantly.

He sighs and starts to explain about the certain regs that are in place. He visibly tensed when he got to the fraternization regs. I nodded after he finished explaining.

"Thanks for telling me."

"No problem, but why did you ask?" He asks curiously.

"I heard the word and was curious as to what it meant," I lied.

"Okay," he said seeming to accept that for an answer. It wasn't technically a lie. But I decided earlier that I would keep what I saw private for their sakes. Especially since I now knew the consequences of it. Those two are meant to be together, I know it.

"Daniel," Sam called from the entrance to the infirmary.

"Coming," he called back.

He gave me a smile before heading towards his team mate and they moved out of sight. I ponder on what to do. I suddenly grinned to myself. I knew what to do now.

Third Person POV

"Unscheduled off world activation!" Walter yells into the com.

Daniel grins at Nataia. "That's our cue."

The young girl takes a deep breath and opens her eyes. "I'm ready."

Them and SG-1 race down to the gate room and stand perfectly still, despite the chaos, alarms and shouting around them.

"Shut down that wormhole, Major and close the iris!" General Hammond yells as a woman walks out of the wormhole which doesn't disengage despite all efforts nor does the iris close.

"Lya" Daniel says warmly.

She smiles at him before turning her attention to Nataia. "It's time to go."

Nataia turned and hugged each one of them and whispered in Sam's ear. She stepped up to the ramp and hesitated before turning and throwing herself in Daniel's arms. "Goodbye," she whispered.

"Goodbye Nataia," he murmured. She went and stepped through the gate and out of SG-1's life.

Sam's POV

"Regs be damned. Love whomever you wish and don't let anything stand in your way of it. Goodbye."

I pondered on what she meant by that for the tenth time since she left with the Nox woman Lya. I briefly wonder how she knows about me and Jack before he knocks on my door.

"I was bored so I figured that I'd come and see what you're doing."

"Nothing much," I sigh.

"Hey." He touches my shoulder gently. The way he looks at me makes me want to kiss him. I shake myself and ask "Do you, maybe want to get something to eat?"

He grins. "Sure Carter."

"Regs be damned." Huh, she might be on to something there.

Sorry about the cliffie in the last chapter but I, again, couldn't resist! There will be one more chapter after this tat will, hopefully, start another story in which will alter seasons 2 through 9 or so.

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