TITLE: Small Pieces of a Broken Puzzle
DISCLAIMER: MGM, Showtime, Gekko or Double Secret productions owns Stargate SGI and all of its entities. Davis Panzer/Gregory Widen owns Highlander. Other crossovers to come.
SPOILERS: Highlander is set after the season. Stargate is set during First Season episode “Fire and Water”.
Summary: Some of Daniel’s memory comes unblocked with a little help from “Fish Face”.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: If there is a challenge related to this story please feel free to let me know.
…Under the Sea…
Daniel coughed up water as he instantly lifted into a seated position and looked at his surroundings. He looked down at himself and realized he was soaking wet.
“I remember this,” Daniel said as he remembered the time his grandfather found him in the river.
He shook out of his thoughts as he noticed that he was in a cave.
He rose to his feet and finally spoke, “Jack? Sam? Teal’c?”
He frowned as he realized that he was alone in the underwater cave. Removing his BDU jacket, Daniel squeezed the water out of it. The black t-shirt clung to his pecs and abs like a second skin.
Daniel turned as he felt another presence in the room with him.
A greenish-gray sea creature stood nearly in his space.
Daniel backed up a step. “Daniel Jackson,” he pointed to himself as he tried to communicate. “You are?” he indicated the thing, whatever it was.
The creature remained silent.
“The creature of the week,” he smirked at his own joke.
The sea creature growled and pointed to a wall.
Looking over, Daniel noticed carvings in the stone. He moved over to investigate and ran his calloused hand over the markings. He looked over at the creature with a questioning light in his eyes.
The creature growled at him and pointed at the wall.
“It’s a- um… very recent carving…” Daniel said as he looked over at the sea creature once more. “Did you write it?” he asked in curiosity.
The sea creature gave a huffing growl that Daniel took in the affirmative.
Daniel shrugged and looked back at the wall, “Its cuneiform, one of the first forms of writing on my planet…” he trailed off in awe.
The creature growled once more.
“Alright, already,” Daniel said with a frown as he adjusted his glasses. “Akkadian… let me think… ‘Reveal fate Omorca’.” He looked at the monster, “You’re Omorca?”
The creature got in Daniel’s face and growled loudly and long revealing ugly, pointy, fierce teeth and smelly, fish breath.
Daniel waved a hand under his nose as he looked at the creature, “I don’t know what you want me to do, Buddy.”
The sea creature roared and backhanded Daniel across the face. He flew into the wall twenty feet away and crashed to the ground.
“You beating the crap out of me is not going to make me understand you anymore than I do now!” Daniel protested as the monster loomed above him.
…Fire and Water…
“What speech?” the creature said with his growling, lumbering voice.
“Akkadian?” Daniel asked as he looked at the creature in surprise. “Akkadian hasn’t been a living breathing language in millennia!”
The monster gave him a dead stare then spoke once more, “What speech?”
“You mean English? What we’re speaking now?” he said as he looked at the monster in confusion.
“What fate Omorca?”
Daniel shook his head, “I don’t know.” He stepped away from the monster warily.
The creature growled as he stepped into Daniel’s space. “What fate Omorca?!” he yelled.
“I told you I don’t know, Fish Face!” Daniel yelled back in aggravation. The usually peaceful archaeologist lost his calm and patience long ago.
The creature growled then walked away from him.
Daniel frowned as the creature walked back with something clutched in his clawed hand. A cup was thrust at him.
“Nourishment,” the creature said as it moved to a wall and pulled out a flat, bed looking thing. “Sleep,” the creature turned to leave the room.
Just before the sea creature left, Daniel said, “I can’t tell you what I don’t know.”
“You will. Or you die,” the creature did not turn to him as it spoke those words and left the room.