By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© August 2003
Rating: G
Season: season 1
Series: Stargate SG-1

A drabble coda to "The Torment of Tantalus".

No dough, no foul.

Thanks to Jerie for making it possible.

"Chevron seven will not engage."

Daniel leaned against the useless console, thinking he should have stayed behind. At that last moment, Jack would have left him - he'd done it before. Once the threat of being dragged away bodily from Heliopolis was removed Daniel's resolve had crumbled.

With Dr. Littlefield's journal to start from, he might have been able to interpret the atomic symbols. Even if he'd lost the gate, even if he'd ended up like Ernest - naked and talking to imaginary friends - he might have read the secrets of the universe in that book.

It would have been worth it.