Fandom: Stargate SG-1 Title:Grounded Author: Pares (kormantic) Genre: Angst, First Time, Hurt/Comfort, Slash, Humor Pairing: Jack/Daniel Rating: NC17 Warnings: Existential Angst Spoilers: Slight mention of Season Seven, Episode One - Fallen
Notes: This is a short piece, but very enjoyable. Daniel is going through a mid-life crisis (uh, which life he's not really sure...) Jack realizes something is wrong when he finds Daniel's notebook, filled quotes from dead philosophers like Kierkegaard. So he kidnaps Daniel to get him out of the mountain, and things get a little out of hand. I love the fact that he quotes Sappho - uh, never mind...not going to spoil anything, just read it and enjoy.
Oh, yeah. There was a website listed for Pares on her Live Journal, but I kept getting an error message. It may be temporary, so try it again, if you'd like...it may show up later.
"You left this in the briefing room this morning."
Daniel made no move to retrieve it.
Jack cocked his head at him and flipped the book to a random page, held it open and pointed to a passage written in block letters.
"Somethin' going on with you, Daniel?"
Daniel licked his lower lip and gripped the edge of the table. He gave every impression of trying to think up a good cover story on short notice. Finally, he spread his hands on the table, and sighed a little.
"'Listen to the cry of a woman in labor at the hour of giving birth-- look at the dying man's struggle at his last extremity, and then tell me whether something that begins and ends thus could be intended for enjoyment.'" Jack finished reading aloud and closed the notebook, sliding it across the table to Daniel. "Ah, Kierkegaard."
"A little gloomy, don't you think?"
Daniel gave him a small, twisted smile and dropped his eyes to study his own outstretched hands.
"If I hadn't died so many times already, I'd guess I was having a midlife crisis."
There was an uncertain pause as Jack tried to come up with something supportive to say to that. After a moment he said, "Heavy."