By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© March 2004
Rating: G
Season: season 4
Series: Stargate SG-1

A drabble coda to "Absolute Power."

No dough, no foul.

"The worlds in which different societies live are distinct worlds, not merely the same world with different labels attached." --Sapir, 1956

Thanks to Veronica for making it possible.

Funny how we never stopped to wonder why Apophis had created the boy. With their genetic memory, he already had all the knowledge of the Goa'uld. Why take the risk of that knowledge falling into the wrong hands - my hands?

I speak 23 languages. You can never truly understand a culture without speaking the language, and I wanted to understand. But to be harsesis, to know the Goa'uld so intimately - their callousness and their hatred, their cruelty and their wrath - is to become one of them.

Yes, I was still Daniel Jackson, and yet...nothing of the host survived.