|Genres:||Alternate Universe, Angst, Pre-Slash|
|Summary:||The story takes place in an alternate reality a year and a half after the original Abydos mission. Portal Command has been a failure, and is about to be shut down for the second and final time. That is until Catherine Langford brings news of the activities of the man who once declined to join them, and the amazing discovery he's made that will save the Program. If Jack can persuade him to accept the offer he once refused.|
Author's Chapter Notes:
This story is complete in itself but it will also be a prequel to a longer novel, if I ever get around to writing it. I know it says Sam/Jack in the pairings, but this is not for Sam/Jack fans, so please be warned if you are one, this is NOT a story you will enjoy, it is definitely NOT a ship story, it is emphatically anti-ship and the 'relationship' Brad and co would have us believe worked so well in other realities (in which coincidentally Jack is dead, so he can't say...) is in this story only for the purposes of systematically demonstrating why it would never, ever fly. The link will take you to more extensive notes and more of an explanation as to exactly what the story is and why it was posted in the first place and then to the actual story.
You can read this story at JD Divas: But For The One by PhoenixE