I. All That We Leave Behind

 

Summary: Sometimes, the universe accepts our intentions at face value. Sometimes it has other plans.

Jack O’Neill’s one-time best friend had sacrificed himself while helping Jack save Earth from a black hole. But was he really gone? The past be damned; Jack wasn’t about to leave Frank Cromwell behind if he could help it.

Lost on a planet in rebellion against the Goa’uld, and with no knowledge of the gate address for Earth, Cromwell finds unexpected allies while waiting for the chance to go home. But he is unprepared for a shocking discovery that will take him on an odyssey that no one could have anticipated.

Status: Work-in-progress, with regular updates

Season: Season 2

Episode Spoilers/Tags: major for A Matter of Time, plus minor tags for The Torment of Tantalus, Cold Lazarus and for The Tok’ra, Pts. I & II. Possible oblique references to events of other episodes from the pilot up to the end of Season 2.

Missing Scenes: A Matter of Time

Category: This is basically a Gen drama, and will also include a mystery to be solved, a bit of angst, some action, adventure and a small romantic subplot between a nominally-canon character and an original character. Should also be considered AU, in that A) someone considered to have died in the series is presented as alive in this story, B) we will be meeting an Earth-origin culture that was addressed later in the series, but I am giving it a different spin than the series did, and C) this story will also introduce a non-canon subgroup of a canon alien species.

Disclaimer: Standard. Stargate SG-1, its characters and all related entities are property of Stargate SG-1 Productions (II) Inc., MGM Worldwide Television Productions Inc., Double Secret Productions, Gekko Film Corp and Showtime Networks Inc / The SciFi Channel. No copyright infringement is intended. I am in no way affiliated with any of the foregoing entities; these are not my characters, I’m merely taking them out for a little exercise and fresh air, I’m not making any money from this, etc. (In fact, if I did own the Stargate franchise, elements of this story would have formed part of a major arc, and at least one group of aliens would have been a little less hardassed. Also, Seasons 8, 9 and 10 would have been very different. Well… Ahem. Anyway.)

This story is for David Cohen, wherever he may be. Godspeed, my friend.


Author’s Note:

Please be aware that while there are descendants of a Welsh culture addressed in later seasons of SG-1, this is one way in which my universe is alternative. The Pridani are a different Welsh group from the culture shown in canon. In my universe, the people of Tir ’n Awyr were taken from the British Isles on Earth around the beginning of Roman occupation. They were spirited away and enslaved by a completely original Goa’uld posing as the deity Belatucadros no later than the 1st century CE, which is roughly four to five centuries prior to what might be considered “Arthurian” times. None of what I do in this story is intended to tie in with the canon Welsh arc in any way, because those events don’t exist in my universe. Neither do the Ori.

Also, any words or phrases used in this story that appear to be modern or near-modern Welsh are intended to stand in for a hypothetical related language, Pridanic, descended from the Brythonic language of the time when these people were taken from Earth. Brythonic was one of the two major language groups of the British Isles in pre-Saxon, pre-Roman times, and later went on to produce Welsh, Cornish, Cumbric, Breton and possibly other tongues. In the period from 100 BCE to ca. 150 CE, the time the Celtic-speaking peoples in this story were taken from Earth, Brythonic is postulated to have been one common language, possibly with two dialects. I am taking some license with the idea that another language evolved from Brythonic in off-world isolation would be at least close enough for a Welsh speaker to learn with relative ease, although in actuality, that may not be as unlikely as it might sound, especially given the strong motivation of utter necessity. But in any case, if invoking artistic license is what it takes so that poor Frank can at least manage to communicate, then so be it.

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