"So Jack, what did you think?" Danny asked, as they
walked through the park.
"About what Danny boy?" Jack asked him.
"All this Cassandra stuff. Do you believe Sam didnít
want her?" Danny asked Jack, as he stroked the dog in the soldierís arms.
"I do not." TealíC commented.
"I donít either Jack. You should have seen her in Cassyís
room when we found that bomb. She was crying, a lot. She felt sorry for the poor
kid." Danny remembered the awful sight of Sam crying, and Cassy coughing.
"Perhaps Captain Carter was especially fond of Cassandra
because the same thing happened to her." TealíC thought.
"What? Having her whole planet wiped out and being used
as a bomb to destroy us?" Jack stopped.
"No, I meant that her mother died when she was but a
child also, perhaps she felt sorry for Cassandra because she knew what it was
like to loose a parent at a young age." TealíC answered him.
"Yeah, I guess. I mean she did stay down there, that
shows she likes her, and she seems really attached to her. She isnít meant to
be though, and she knows that." Jack told the guys, and then they started
walking back to the swings.
"She does. I know that she does. God it scared me when
she went back down!" Daniel announced, with relief in his voice.
"And me." Jack agreed.
"As was I." TealíC said.
"She doesnít want Janet to take her." Daniel
looked at Sam, who was not too far away now.
"I think you might be right Danny." Jack nodded.
"I am right, arenít I?" Daniel asked the dog Jack
was carrying. Jack made the dogís head nod.
"I have never seen Captain Carter smile as much as she
has this afternoon OíNeill."
"Me neither. I asked Hammond if Sam could take Cass, I
really did, but Janet was going to be a better parent. Not because Sam wouldnít
beÖbut because sheís off world so much. Janet works long shifts, but at
least sheís at home more." OíNeill ran up to Cassy, and gave her the
dog back. Then he talked to Sam, but Daniel and TealíC couldnít hear what he
was saying, because they were still standing in the same place they had been a
"Heís got a point TealíC." Daniel thought.
"Yes." TealíC agreed.