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Improbable Truth

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Summary: AU of the SG-1 episode 1969. They didn't tell General Hammond the whole truth about their trip to the past. Not even how long they were really gone. *Nominated for CoA, Best Non-BtVS/Ats Story*

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Improbable Truth

A/N: This is an AU of the episode 1969 and the Stargate Universe. No complaints that this is impossible. Nothing is impossible, just improbable.

I do not own any of these characters.



The team gathered in Daniel’s lab and closed the door. They didn’t want anyone to know what they were doing. There was something that they didn’t tell General Hammond, something that none of them wanted to tell him.

SG-1 had been gone a year, and they left something behind.

Jack paced the room, his patience almost at an end. “That’s it?” He practically shouted. At Sam’s grimace, his face softened. She was feeling this as much as he was.

“We have gone through every boy who was issued a birth certificate at this hospital on July 8th after 14:00. None of them are our son.” She sighed, sounding more weary than angry.

“Perhaps they did not proceed immediately to obtain the document.” Teal’c interjected.

Sam shook her head. “I met them in the hospital lobby. I saw them get onto the elevator that would take them to records. Besides, they promised and I believed them.” She spoke earnestly.

“I just wish that you knew their names or what they named him.” Jack stuck his hands into his pockets, shoulders hunched.

Sam wished she had too, but she hadn’t gotten the chance. “Maybe she told the hospital that he was born the day before.” She started turning her chair back to the computer when she caught sight of Daniel. He was staring at the computer screen in front of him. Displayed were all of the names they had gone through. She had seen that look before. It usually preceded a breakthrough in his thought process.

“Daniel?”

He didn’t immediately turn around, confirming her suspicions.

“When the two of you were trapped in Antarctica after the wormhole jumped, we starting searching any planet that you could have been directed too, eliminating the ones you couldn’t have been on.” His eyes never left the computer and Sam leaned over to see what he was looking at.

“Yeah, we were on Earth. You figured that out Daniel.” Jack didn’t get why this was important. He was about to say just that when Daniel told him why. He always was good at anticipating.

“It suddenly struck me after General Hammond called off the search that we had eliminated one planet we shouldn’t have.” He turned the computer monitor to face him more fully, pulling it out of Sam’s view. He started typing, eyes moving rapidly, words following. “We eliminated the girls, but that was fine, boys born before we even got to the hospital, also fine, but…” He trailed off, having found what he was looking for. He suddenly became aware of the tension vibrating around the room. Pushing the monitor back toward Sam he asked, “Are these the people that you spoke to?”

Sam, Jack and Teal’c all leaned in to look. On the monitor was a picture of a happy young couple, a baby boy between them.

Sam lit up. “Daniel, that’s them! How did you find that?” She turned to him, eyes alight with excitement.

He met her gaze, his expression tightly controlled. “Did you give your son to these people?” He asked with an intensity that made the hairs rise on the back of Jack’s neck.

“Daniel, what’s wrong.” He demanded, “Who are these people? Did something happen to our son?...”

“Jack.” Daniel cut him off before he could get out more. “They are Claire and Melburn Jackson. They are my parents.”

The room fell into shocked silence.
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