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04 May 2007 @ 01:34 pm
[fic] The Fraiser Women (Gen) [PG]  
Title: The Fraiser Women
Author: havocthecat
Pairing: None
Rating: PG
Author's Notes: Angsty. Written for wabbitseason's prompt of "Janet Frasier. Mother."


"She'd have been proud of you, you know," said Sam, walking in from the doorway and sitting down on the bed next to Cassie. She tugged a corner of black graduation gown away. "She always was."

Cassie looked away from the picture. Janet smiled up at them calmly from her dress blues, the mahogany frame dark against Cassie's fingers. "I know," she said, blinking back tears. "I wish she could be here."

"Graduating from college is a big thing," said Sam, wrapping one arm around Cassie's shoulders and pulling them into a hug. "Graduating first in your class is bigger. I'm glad the rest of us could be here to see it."

Cassie nodded. "The world's not going to end before I get my diploma, is it?"

"The world's not ever going to end," said Sam firmly, leaning her head on top of Cassie's.

"Good, because I've done that once, and I'm tired of it," said Cassie, rolling her eyes. She set the picture gently on the dresser. "When are you going back to Area 51?"

"I don't think I will be," said Sam, looking down at the bedspread and smoothing a faint wrinkle.

"How come I keep losing mothers?" asked Cassie. She stood and straightened her gown. "First on Hanka, and then Janet, and now you're offworld most of the time. I get that there's a war going on, Sam, but I need you here."

"The whole planet needs me out there," said Sam. "I can't argue with that."

"I think I have a right to be selfish." Cassie crossed her arms and glared at Sam. "At least Jack comes out once a month for a chess game, but you show up in between crises and all I end up doing is watching you avoid Dr. Lam. Mom never would've let you get away with that!"

"Yeah, well, your Mom's dead," snapped Sam. "Do you think I don't miss her too?"

"Of course you do!" Cassie's mouth tightened. "But sometimes I think you stop taking care of yourself because you couldn't save her. Or that you won't let Dr. Lam do it just because she's not Mom. You can't let that stop you."

Sam opened her mouth, then paused, and closed it again. "You know," she said, walking up and hugging Cassie. "Janet's not completely gone. Not when you can read me the riot act as well as she can."

Cassie wrapped her arms around Sam and held her tightly. "Yeah, well, you better listen to me the way you'd listen to her," she said. "Got it?"

"Got it," promised Sam. She pulled away and straightened Cassie's cap. "Come on, let's go. Daniel and Cameron are waiting downstairs with Vala, and she's driving them crazy."

"Is Teal'c picking up Jack from the airport?" asked Cassie, wiping at her eyes.

Sam nodded. "General Hammond was on the same flight. Everyone wants to watch you walk across the stage. Vala calls it alien solidarity."

Cassie chuckled. "I like Vala."

Sam nodded. "Your mom would've too."
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Havoc: janet be therehavocthecat on May 6th, 2007 03:26 am (UTC)
Thank you! *sigh* I love Janet. And miss her DESPERATELY.
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Havoc: janet is goofyhavocthecat on May 6th, 2007 03:27 am (UTC)
Thanks! God, Janet and Vala together would've been a trip. And Sam would've been doomed; they'd drag her into having fun kicking and screamng. (Sam would've enjoyed it, of course.)
ex_katiedamm852 on May 4th, 2007 08:40 pm (UTC)
*is sad beyond all reason now*

Lovely, even so.
Havoc: stargate 'doxhavocthecat on May 6th, 2007 03:28 am (UTC)
Thanks. I was seriously in tears the whole time I was writing this. Janet's presence is just so freaking palpable here.
Ariestess: janet fraiser officer doctor friend mothariestess on May 6th, 2007 02:10 am (UTC)
Oh that was lovely, amusing, and melancholy all in one...
Ariestessariestess on May 6th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
And of course, I forgot to ask if I could possibly link to this on the Sam page over at Mmm...Doctor!?
Havoc: stargate 'doxhavocthecat on May 6th, 2007 03:30 am (UTC)
Oh, it would be great if you'd link it! And thanks for the comment. I'm really glad you liked it. I miss Janet so very much.
mlspikie: Janet - heroml_spikie on May 8th, 2007 10:19 pm (UTC)
*sniffles* I miss Janet sooo much. And yes, she would have liked Vala.
Havochavocthecat on November 2nd, 2007 01:37 pm (UTC)
Janet and Vala let loose on the world together would be terrifying.
mlspikie: Janet Fraiserml_spikie on November 3rd, 2007 12:34 am (UTC)
But so much fun...
Christina K  (jackelope hunter!)butterflykiki on July 6th, 2007 01:30 am (UTC)
*likes this one very muchly!* And yeah, Janet and Vala would've hit it off with "Let's make babies!"
Havochavocthecat on November 2nd, 2007 01:38 pm (UTC)
*sheepish* Didn't reply sooner. Am a dork.

But with that line alone, Janet and Vala would've embarked on a long and vastly amusing tradition of mocking Daniel. And it would've been beautiful.
Slamslamaina on September 22nd, 2008 04:44 am (UTC)
Wow, this was perfect. I think Janet and Vala would have been a blast to see.