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This story is No. 5 in the series "Watcher Woes". You may wish to read the series introduction and the preceeding stories first.

Summary: A confused Daniel falls into an awakening of his past. Please, feel welcome to review. Chapters revised.

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Stargate > Non-BtVS/AtS Stories > Crossover: HighlanderVivianCaidinFR131314,29303127,6769 Aug 068 Feb 09Yes

Chapter 10


…A Dream within a Dream…

Daniel looked at Jack as though he had grown two heads.

“What?” Jack snapped.

“That was a trigger,” Daniel said, “I’m remembering more… You hated me during that first Abydos mission.”

“Hate is a strong word, Daniel,” Jack protested with a slight smirk.

“No. You truly hated me,” Daniel said as he looked around the room. He noticed a framed, faded picture of a young woman on one of the shelves. He stared at it a long time. “Shau’ri,” he whispered the name as he moved closer to the shelf.

The proper sound took Jack slightly since he remembered the man had relaxed the formal, “Your wife.”

Daniel laughed, hysterical sounding as he touched the cheek of the woman in the photo. “No,” he denied.

“You were married in the way of her people on the first mission to Abydos,” Jack told him.

“No, I can’t be married to her,” he denied in an odd humor. “She’s too young.”

“You were married to her, Daniel Jackson,” Teal’c confirmed. “She became Amonet and had to be destroyed.”

“Amonet…” Daniel trailed off into a Flashback of a dream playing and replaying itself. “Yes, that was the only thing you could have done,” he told Teal’c as though from the end of a long tunnel. He moved over and placed a hand on the larger man’s shoulder. “Yes, nothing you could have done.”

Teal’c bowed his head in acceptance; this was the third time that the younger-seeming man had forgiven him for the death of his wife.

“I don’t understand how you can be Daniel Geiger AND Daniel Jackson,” Jack said in a growl.

Daniel noticed the computer on a table in front of a wall with a window that looked into a hallway. He moved to the computer and moved the mouse. The password screen popped up. “Uh,” he said as he turned to look at the others.

“Oh, for crying out loud!” Jack exclaimed, “You should know your own password!”

“Try 'ascension,' Daniel,” Sam said calmly.

“Thank you, Major,” Daniel said as he typed it in and the code was accepted. He quickly went to the Internet, to a search engine and typed his name: Daniel Geiger. Once he hit the enter key, a list came up of different searches. He scrolled down until he found what, to the others, looked like a police report. It read:

NAME: Geiger, Daniel Harrington
PLACE OF BIRTH: Manchester, England
BIRTHDATE: 15 April 1962
DATE OF DEATH: 23 March 1984
HAIR: Light Brown
BUILD: Average/slender
EYES: Hazel
CURRENT: Deceased -- under inquiry
LAST LOCATION: Paris, France
EDUCATION: University of Manchester
SKILLS: Philosophy doctorate; Captained champion university rugby team; languages: English, French,
rudimentary Latin

Nathan Stern and his driver were found dead on the bridge at Nezy-sur-Seine. Daniel Geiger’s body was not found. Local authorities at Poissy found the bodies of Stern, his driver Vizcarrondo, and three unknown men shot to death.

Local authorities at Poissy advise that witnesses stated that Geiger was shot twice, once in the chest and once in the back but was alive when he fell into the river. Upon further investigation, it was advised that Geiger had stolen a crystal from a vault in the Western European Regional Library. Geiger had recently been working for the Library in the Research department after having been transferred from the Historical Department. This Department has assigned the top investigators and forensic experts to the case, but many questions remain that may never be answered.

NOTES: Was this an act of retaliation on Geiger's part? Or was his transfer part of some covert operation on Stern's part, and was he somehow culpable in Stern’s death and the death of the others?

CASE: Remains open until the body of Geiger has been found.

The picture that had been included was of Daniel with hazel green eyes.

“Why are your eyes hazel in this picture?” Sam asked him as she stared at the picture.

“My eyes ARE hazel,” Daniel said with firm belief.

“They’re blue,” Jack said from where he hovered over Daniel’s shoulder.

"No, they aren't," Daniel argued as he looked over at the Colonel.

"Yes, they..." Jack stopped as his brown eyes clashed with the bright hazel green eyes in Daniel's face. "Why the hell are your eyes hazel?!" he demanded.

Sam pushed Daniel out of the way so she could sit in front of the computer and pulled up the base personnel files…

NAME: Jackson, Daniel
PLACE OF BIRTH: Cairo, Egypt
BIRTHDATE: December 15, 1970
EDUCATION: Columbia University
Doctorates in Archaeology and Anthropology
Military Education: Linguistics, Military History

SG1's archaeological expert, responsible for cracking the code that activates the Stargate. A student of language, mythology and ancient cultures, Jackson's knowledge is key to encounters with alien civilizations and displaced human colonies across the galaxy. Sometimes awkward, sometimes socially inept, he is driven, intelligent, and an invaluable member of the Stargate program…

“Blah, blah,” Daniel said as he read through the document until he came to a picture of himself in military garb. He frowned as he looked at the photograph. The stranger in the picture did have blue eyes.
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