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5 Aliens Cam Will Never Forget

Fandom: Stargate SG1

Category/Rated: Gen, G

Year/Length: 2009/ ~447 words

Disclaimer: No, I don't own them, for which I should think they're profoundly grateful.

Author's Notes: Written for sg1_five_things

Feedback: Yes please. Even if it's bad. Especially if it's bad.

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1.

Jolan of the Sodan. Because he might have run Cam into the ground, but in the end, he took care of Cam and saved his life, which was very nearly more than the SGC could be bothered to do. And because the Sodan stood up to the Ori and were wiped out, and Cam will never be able to stop feeling like he's partly to blame, like they wouldn't have done it if Jolan hadn't known him so well.

2.

Tarvia the Ancient. Cam's never met him, never will because he ascended from Earth hundreds of years ago. But one of the junior anthropologists at the SGC spent three years trying to trace the ancestors of the ATA gene carriers back to the Ancients they came from, and she found twelve of them with Tarvia in their line, including John. Which means Tarvia is, in his slightly slutty way, responsible for John coming back into Cam's life, which is pretty much worth remembering.

3.

Dr Marrell. And Reya, of course, but mainly Marrell. Seeing Reya's broken body and believing he'd killed her is starting to fade, but he can't forget Marrell, how much he must have been hurting to do what he did. Cam doesn't exactly feel sorry for him, after he killed Reya and put the memory of it in Cam's head, but the confusion and anger and hurt he feels when he thinks of the scientist won't go away.

4.

Cicero from the museum. He reminds Cam of Jackson, all that belief in something no-one else believes in, all that intellectual curiosity and desire to help, to make other people see. And although Cam gets Walter to dial Cicero's planet every month, they never get a reply, and Cam can't stop thinking about how it must feel to *know* what's out there and not be able to touch it. He knows he couldn't bear it; the need to be part of that is a huge part of why he's not in a wheelchair right now.

5.

Teal'c and Vala. Which, sure, makes six, but he thinks of them together, thinks of them as part of the team, not really as aliens except for sometimes. When Teal'c gives him that long, slow look of 'you are young and foolish,' despite not looking that much older than Cam. When Vala says something that reminds him that she was possessed by a Goa'uld for years. It's the differences that get him still, or maybe it's just the wondering if one day they'll get fed up with how they're treated by the SGC, on Earth, and go back. Because he's never sure that, in their place, he wouldn't.


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