By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© February 2004
Rating: G
Season: season 7
Series: Stargate SG-1

A drabble coda to "Fragile Balance."

No dough, no foul.

Thanks to Jerie for making it possible.

You lose your son, misplace your wife, fall for a woman you can never have, and you figure, those are the breaks. Everyone starts out even, but some people succeed at life and some people fail. If you had it all to do over, you'd probably screw it up again. And hey, at least you're good at your job.

Then you wake up one day fifteen years old and dying, with an alien telling you you were the next big step in evolution - a shame you didn't work out. But you'd do it right this time.

You're starting over.