Pairing/Charecter(s): Cameron Mitchell, Daniel Jackson, background Ancient!John
Warnings/Spoliers: this drabble takes place, chronologically, after "Legati" in Ancient!John 'verse, during the SG1 epsiode "The Fourth Horseman," and contains allusions to S9 SG1 and very little actual SGA
Disclaimer: Title 17 of the US Code, § 107, aka the Fair Use Doctrine.
Summary: ...he's not quite what you'd expect from an Ancient.
Notes: I was trying to watch S9 of SG1. I was mostly unsuccessful, but got this out of the first 60 seconds of "The Fourth Horseman," 'cause that's all I could really bear.
untitled drabble #21
An Ancient!John Drabble
"Prometheus, in order to be free, has but a bronze collar to break and a god to conquer; Hamlet must break and conquer himself."
"I'm just saying, it's pure ego."
"Pure ego? I don't know, at that level of enlightenment? I mean, arrogance is about pleasure, right? Wallowing in the pride of one's achievement."
"Well," Cam says, pointing at Daniel with his water bottle, "you don't think that getting a whole galaxy to bow down and worship you is something to write home about?"
Daniel frowns. "No, I'm just saying the Ascended beings I've met have pretty much all the satisfaction anyone can need. They don't need to lord it over us. They kind of look at us the way we look at bugs: insignificant, amusing at best. And," he continues, "even the one normal, non-Ascended Ancient we've met seems to think of us, again, as hopelessly primitive, if more interesting than most the other Descendants he's encountered."
"I still can't believe you got to meet a real, live Ancient. And I missed it."
"Well, I'll tell you one thing: he's not quite what you'd expect from an Ancient."
"So no cryptic remarks about Ascension or the desperate desire for us to worship him as a god?"
"Definitely not. And, actually, he dislikes the Ori more than we do. Apparently the Ancients we're familiar with thought that letting yourself be worshipped as a god was the worst crime that could be committed."
"Can't say I blame them if this Origin business is the result."
"We're not quite sure what it was like before the Ancients and the Ori split, only that, apparently, the two groups fought for over a thousand years before the Ancients came to our galaxy."
Cam whistles. A thousand years is a long time. "He say anything about how they beat them?"
"No." Daniel, clearly surprised by this question, stops in the middle of the hallway and turns to look back at him, frowning slightly. "The Ancients actually lost the war. Those that came to the Milky Way were actually trying to escape the pre-Ascended Ori – or the Haeretici, as the Ancients called them."
"That's not good."
"No, it's not."