Title: An Echo of Freedom
Slash, Angst, AU, Hurt/Comfort
Non-Con, Violence, Issues of Consent
This story takes place
in an Alternate Universe where the military has a stronger presence
both in life in general, and the Stargate in specific. The
military stuck around and estabilshed a base on Abydos, and when in a
huge battle between the Goa'uld and the military, a good portion of the
human population of the planet were destroyed or left homeless, Daniel
opted to stay and help care for the surviors instead of return to
Earth. He was branded as a traitor, and is now the property of
the man who turned him in - Colonel Jack O'Neill.
Daniel struggles to keep his sanity and dignity in a world where his
entire life is controled by the military, and his very survival is in
the hands of those he hates and despises. He's protected (in some
ways) by O'Neill, but his status as a prisoner, leaves him open to
abuse and mistreatment, accepted by all as his due for his "betrayal"
of his own race. Every night he dreams of his wife and
freedom, only to wake to a world of despair from which he sees no
chance of escape, except death.
I love this story. It's bleak, and filled with horror, but
Daniel's struggles to keep his dignity, and Jack's efforts to find a
way to reach through to him, make this Universe real to me. There
really can be no truly happy ending, here, Daniel is always going to be
a prisoner - no matter what happens. But you hope all the way
through that the two can at least find some balance that can keep them
both alive and help them find some peace in their lives.
For some reason, Quinn has taken her fiction off Area 52, but I found this copy on The Angst Archive
thank goodness. I saved a copy for myself. I really don't
want to lose this fic. Quinn used to have more fic on Area
52. If anyone knows of a website, or another archive where more
of her fic is kept, please let me know!
( Daniel rolled over and pushed himself up from the mattress. )
I rate this fic:
Pretty Damn Good