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This story is No. 1 in the series "Watcher Woes". You may wish to read the series introduction first.

Summary: Someone important to Daniel was murdered a long time ago. Song fic: Queen's "Who Wants to Live Forever"

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Stargate > Non-BtVS/AtS Stories > Crossover: HighlanderVivianCaidinFR131518021,1828 Feb 098 Feb 09Yes
TITLE: Who Wants to Live Forever Anyway?

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 up to "Methuselah's Stone". Stargate is preseason.

Summary: What causes a man to go on the path of a downward spiral?


There's no time for us
There's no place for us
What is this thing that builds our dreams
Yet slips away from us...

Grungy, bloody and dirty from the war, Daniel was headed home to his Immortal wife, Madera. He was glad the battle had gone well, and he was ready to come home.

As he reached their secluded thatch dwelling along the riverbank, Daniel noticed that he could not feel her presence. But he did not think anything of it since she liked to go hunting sometimes for their dinner.

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

As he reached the perimeter to their home, he noticed the disheveled appearance that their place never had.

"Madera!" he called out, hoping she was within hearing distance...

There's no chance for us
It's all decided for us
This world has only one sweet moment
Set aside for us...

“Madera!” he called again as he dismounted his horse and let it graze at the patch of thick grass on the side of the mud road.

But there was no answer.

He reached out with his Quickening like Agamemnon had taught him. He extended the range of his senses, but Daniel could not sense any Immortal nearby.

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

Looking around to get a finer detail of what was going on; Daniel noticed signs that a battle had taken place.

Daniel’s heart sped up in his chest as he followed the signs of battle.

Who dares to love forever?

The battle separated at one point, and he could tell she had taken off running and the larger footprints had taken off after her.

Daniel, in a panic, ran to follow the footprints, which took him to one of the out buildings they used as a barn.

When love must die.

Then, he flung open the door and noticed there was a failed attempt to barricade from the inside.

But touch my tears
With your lips

Then he saw a body, obscured from view by one of the stalls. The small body lie half in and half out of the open stall.

Everything stopped for him.

Touch my world
With your fingertips

Daniel ran to her side hoping that whoever had attacked her had just killed her enough for her to come back.

And we can have forever
And we can love forever

As he reached her side, he realized there was no head.

Forever is our today...

A ragged, tortured cry left Daniel's lips as he fell to his knees in defeat.

He grabbed her hand helplessly, willing her death to not be so, and powerful sobs wracked his body.

Who wants to live forever?
Who wants to live forever?

He was a broken man.

Forever is our today...

Daniel was in the vegetable garden his wife loved so much. Sobbing and hyperventilating he dug using his bare hands, he dug for what seemed like hours.

He buried his wife's headless body where she had loved to be the most.

Who waits forever anyway?

Deep in his heart, Daniel snapped.

The End

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