TITLE: The Second First Not Date
CATEGORY: Missing scene, episode tag
CHARACTERS: Daniel Jackson, Vala Mal Doran, Cameron Mitchell, Tomin
WORD COUNT: 1661
SPOILERS/TIMELINE: 10x08 'Memento Mori; 8x18 'Threads'; The Ark of Truth
SUMMARY/PREMISE: Daniel & Vala's Not Date from 'Memento Mori', written on Groundhog Day, time loop style. For the Daniel/Vala Month of Love 2013 at LiveJournal.
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The waiter has finally left, and now it's just Daniel and Vala. She's exquisite sitting there across from him, her face aglow in the candlelight. He can't stop himself from wanting her to finally hear how he feels: "Listen—"
She leans forward just as he does, eager to tell him something. "Ah—"
Their words collide and they instantly stop, arresting a moment heavy with anticipation. He loves to hear her speak (even when she's badgering him to irritation) but he can't be sure whether what she has to say will derail his train of thought. She's rediscovered who she was before becoming a con artist and a Goa'uld host and a woman trapped in a marriage of convenience by forced pregnancy — perhaps a village lass who led a simple life?
"Oh," she breathes, seeming to realize the gravity of what he needs to say.
"Uh, lemme start," he offers, pointing to himself. If he doesn't say it now, he won't ever be able to say it.( Read more... )