P is for Peace On Earth
Daniel,team--Gen fic--Season 9
Sixteenth in my Alphabet Holiday series
Daniel rubbed his face again.
He'd been the intermediary for the Glonee's and the Atal's for the last two days and he was tired of their bickering over the smallest of things.
"Another break?" Landry asked entering the room.
Daniel nodded hearing the exasperation in his voice.
"Go take a break too,get a bite to eat,take a nap." Landry ordered.
"I think I will." Daniel agreed and left the briefing room.
On the way to the mess hall he passed the common room and stopped upon seeing the upright piano sitting next to the Christmas tree.
Music always soothed his soul so he sat and began to play which led to singing.
'Let there be peace on Earth
And let it begin with me
Let there be peace on Earth
The peace that was meant to be
With God as our father
Brothers all are we
Let me walk with my brother
In perfect harmony.'
"I wish they could find peace and stop fighting. Their loved ones are dying because they refuse to acknowledge their common ground! How do I help them?"
Daniel sighed and dropped his head wearily.
"I take it things aren't goin well?"
Daniel shook his head.
"Have you eaten?"
"Was headed there."
"Come on." Sam said rubbing his shoulders and he rose to follow her to the mess hall.
"Oh great." Daniel muttered seeing the delegates enter before them.
"We'll grab and go." Sam patted his arm.
Daniel nodded and followed her inside.
"Or not." Sam nodded to Mitchell and Teal'c.
With a heavy sigh Daniel got his lunch and joined them.
It wasn't long before they had Daniel smiling and relaxed.
All too soon he was back in the briefing room but to his shock the two sides were civil to each other and met half-way.
It wasn't long before they had a treaty and Daniel was shaking their hands.
"I have to know...how did you...?"
"We were on our way to your eating center when we heard a most unusual sound." The Atal representative replied.
"You were singing and the words were so powerful..." The Glonee man added.
"Let There Be Peace On Earth." Daniel nodded,"It is powerful."
"The words spoke to us and we realized peace must begin with us if it is to be passed to our brothers." The Atal woman said.
"I'm glad you took the words to heart." Daniel nodded to them both.
"We shall see you for the Feast of Stan'tot?" The Glonee asked.
"We'll be honored to attend." Daniel nodded.
"We must take our leave now,the treaty must be approved by the Zmoh and the Woxeti." The Atal woman reminded.
Daniel knew it was more a formality that their leaders had to approve the treaty they'd worked out.
Walking them down to the gateroom Daniel said good-bye and they went through.
"Hey Jackson,get changed,dinner's on us." Mitchell said leading the rest of the team into his office a few hours later.
"The Pentagon is happy with the way things turned out today." Sam clarified.
"You did well DanielJackson." Teal'c nodded.
"So,let's go eat." Mitchell motioned toward the door.
Daniel looked at them a long moment then smiled and followed them out the door.
|Summary:||Sixteenth in my Alphabet Holiday series.
Daniel is tired of trying to get two waring factions to unite and wishes for peace between them.