“Oh good, you guys got here just in time,” Janet said to the members of SG-1 as they walked into her house.
“We couldn’t miss this, Janet,” Sam said as the four members were settled in the living room.
“Our little girl’s growing up,” Jack said as he nervously looked out the window for Cassie’s date to arrive. Ever since Cassie had come to Earth, she had been a major part in all of their lives.
Daniel fought the urge to pace the back of the room. All this prom stuff was way over his head. He never went to any of those kinds of things when he was a kid. And now as an adult, he really felt uncomfortable in these kinds of situations. To come back from P6-X92, a primitive planet with nothing but trees and more trees, and end up surrounded in gowns and tuxedos. He had seen Isabel’s Porsche parked in front of the house, so she had to be somewhere in the house, probably upstairs helping Cassie getting ready.
In the month that she had been living in his house, Daniel still had no idea what was going on between them. Professionally, things were practically perfect. They worked well together, bouncing theories off the other and able to collaborate in projects, but outside of work, he was nervous around her. He wanted more than just co-habitation with her but couldn’t get things started. The night they shared together was amazing and he was hoping that there would be more nights like that.
It felt great to come to someone after a long mission, someone to share a dinner that was prepared in his kitchen, fresh towels in the bathroom and knowing he wasn’t alone. She understood how consumed he got when working on a project and kept him on schedule when necessary. He looked forward to her smile and didn’t mind waiting an extra few minutes for the bathroom.
The doorbell rang and Jack opened the door to a very young, very intimidated young man in a rented tuxedo. Jack let him in and between himself and Sam; they began to interrogate him about his intentions for the evening, just like protective parents. Janet was snapping pictures of the whole event while Teal’c stood in the background, trying to understand the whole Taur’i tradition of youth dating rituals.
Janet took her camera upstairs to get Cassie and to move things along. Knocking on her daughter’s bedroom door Janet said, “Cass, you almost ready? Jack is interrogating Jason and I don’t know how much more he can take.”
“Almost Mom. What do you think?” Cassie asked as she turned to face her mother.
Janet almost dropped the camera in her hands, amazed how beautiful her daughter looked. “Cassandra, you look beautiful.”
“Thanks to Isabel,” Cassie said as she stood.
“Yes, thank you Isabel,” Janet said.
“Cassie, you don’t need the dress or the makeup to be beautiful, but I’m glad you like the dress,” Isabel said. “But you do have a young man waiting for you.”
Cassie gave Isabel a hug, trying not to wrinkle her soft blue dress. It only took minor alterations to make the slightly used dress look as if it was made just for her. Isabel held back in the room as Cassie and her mom left the room getting ready to make her grand entrance. She wanted to let Cassie have her own entrance.
From the top of the stairs, Isabel could hear the response to Cassie’s entrance. She felt so good that she played a small part in making a special night for a very nice girl.
An hour after Cassie and Jason had left for the prom, Janet was thanking Isabel again as she and Daniel left her house. Isabel was tired and wanted to go home. It only made sense that Daniel went home with her.
“That was a beautiful dress you got for Cassie,” Daniel said as they pulled away from the house in her car.
“Yes, I was glad that my friend found something for her,” Isabel told him as she shifted into third.
“Where does your friend work that has dresses just lying around?”
“Versace, Cassie’s wearing the dress that Jennifer Garner wore to the Oscars a few years ago.”
“Who?” Daniel asked, surprised.
“An actress, she’s got a TV show and was in Daredevil.”
“So Cassie is wearing a dress that was worn to the Oscars?”
“Does she know this?”
“Why? Why did you do that for a girl you barely know?” he asked, amazed with what she had done.
“Cassie seems like a great girl and it was nice to play a small part in a special night in her life. It was nice to live vicariously.”
“You never whet to your prom?”
“Nope, I was a bit of a late bloomer.”
“I don’t believe that, you were a model,” he said.
Isabel chuckled nervously. “I was a scrawny, stick of a girl with braces. I got my braces off right before I went off to college. I wasn’t approached by my agent until my last term of school.”
“I never went to any of my school dances either.”
There was silence in the car as they traveled to the house.
“So how was your mission?” she finally asked.
“Not bad, uneventful really. No scraps of any form of civilization at all.”
“I bet you were board out of your mind.”
“Not really. I helped Sam get soil samples for the biochemistry department.”
The two of them drove the rest of the way home in silence, both wanting to ask questions but not sure how to put it into words.
As Isabel cooked dinner, she couldn’t help think of Daniel as he took his shower. The hot, steamy water spraying his body, suds making his skin extra slippery, hands moving over his strong body, it was almost too much for her to take. It took much of her willpower to not join him. She knew the shower stall was big enough for the two of them, same with the sunken Jacuzzi. But those fantasies were just that. She was still amazed that she had the one night in his arms but wanted more and that scared her.
Daniel was a great guy and they had the beginnings of a very nice friendship, but if things were to go any further than that, she needed to know if he was thinking he was with Isabel the model or Isabel the woman and Doctor. He seemed not interested in finding out if there was a difference between the two.
Dinner was ready just as Daniel entered the kitchen, his hair still damp from his shower. He silently helped her set the table and pulled out a bottle of red wine for them. They moved in concert with the other in the kitchen, silently completing tasks together.
Seated at the table, Daniel asked, “So did anything interesting happen while I was off world?”
“Nothing too important. Some Senator is coming for a visit next week and General Hammond wants me to be there when he comes. How often do Senators come for visits? I thought all this was top secret.”
“It is top secret, but they like to come out once in a while to make sure that we are spending the budgeted money the right way. It can turn into a real power struggle, but Hammond has good connections with the President.”
“Sounds like a lot of political issues are wrapped up in the program. The Universities are almost as bad.”
Daniel nodded in agreement, as they ate the rest of their dinner, discussing the little things that had occurred in the week he was away. It was mostly gossip but he enjoyed talking with Isabel, he liked making her smile. Things felt so right between them and he wanted more with her. They shared a house together and he wanted to share his bed with her but he didn’t know how to take the step without making a complete fool of himself.
After dinner, they took their wine to into the living room. Even though it was May, the evenings still got chilly and Daniel decided to make a fire for them. It felt nice to have things simple between them even though the relationship they did have hadn’t been defined yet.
Isabel sat on the couch and watched him build a fire. She couldn’t help but to watch his body as he moved, lifting split logs and placing them in the hearth. His shoulders were strong and she thought about the night that she had his shapely arms wrapped around her and how wonderful it felt. Daniel had defiantly ‘grown up’ in the years after he left school. Back then he was thin and wiry but now he could compete with some of the male models she used to work with.
With the fire burning, Daniel sat on the floor with his back against the couch in front of Isabel. He could feel the heat from her jean clad legs on the back of his neck.
“Good to be home?” Isabel finally asked.
“Running water, four walls and good company at home, yeah, I’m glad to be home,” he replied.
“It’s nice to have you home. I’m being temporally assigned to SG-15 when they get back from leave in a few weeks. Doctor Montgomery discovered she is pregnant.”
“That’s good news for her, right?”
“Yes, I had heard that her husband and she had been trying to start a family for a while. The assignment could turn permanent if she chooses to stay Earth-side after the baby.”
“Congratulations then. Just remember to be safe. I can’t remember how many times I’ve ended up in an extended stay in the infirmary after missions. It’s easy to let things get out of hand, especially when there is something interesting to research.”
“I’ve seen. So I guess this was a boring mission for you since you came back unscathed.”
“Pretty much. Did something to my shoulder two days ago and I haven’t been able to work the kink out.”
Isabel placed her wineglass down and sat up, putting a leg on either side of him. She placed her hands on his shoulders and began to knead his tired muscled, feeling the knots that populated his muscular shoulders.
“Ooh, that feels good,” Daniel said, almost purring from her ministrations. Touching him felt so good and she was glad that she could make him feel a little bit better.
“You’re really tight. How heavy was you pack this time?”
“It was pretty heavy, but I guess sleeping on the ground didn’t help.”
“Ya’ think?” she said, impersonating Jack, making both of them laugh.
Isabel continued to massage the knots out of his shoulders but couldn’t get the right angle. Daniel sensed her difficultly and pulled his shirt off, making Isabel wanting to gasp when she saw his bare back, highlighted by the firelight.
After she was able to compose herself, she instructed Daniel to sit on the couch, still nestled between her legs so she could work on the rest of his beautiful back. She was so glad that he couldn’t see her face as she took in every inch of his bared skin.
“Mmmm, you don’t know how good that feels,” he said almost purring and her hands moved lower down his back.
“I’m glad you’re enjoying. You’ve looked tight all night,” she said amazed how husky her voice sounded as she moved her hands up to work on his neck and scalp.
Daniel sighed in contentment, loving the feel of her fingers on his skin. When her fingers slipped through his hair, Daniel was lost. He leaned back against her, trapping her between the couch and his back.
“Daniel, what are you doing?” she giggled nervously.
He didn’t reply with words but instead snaked his arms around her neck. Twisting his neck around, he met her lips. He could taste traces of the wine on her lips as he teased her lips.
Isabel froze for a moment before she relaxed and surrendered to his kiss. Her hands ran from his shoulders down the front of him, caressing every inch of skin she could reach. Daniel twisted around and maneuvered her so they were both laying on the couch, their bodies lined up knee-to-knee, hip-to-hip, and stomach-to-stomach.
He finally pulled his lips from her and touched her hair, amazed at the feel of the silken strands as they ran threw his fingers. Isabel looked into his blue eyes before pulling him back down to her lips for a deep, penetrating kiss.
Daniel was cast in a web of sensations as he pulled Isabel closer. His hands roved over her entire body, finally stopping at her waist to pull her blouse from her jeans and sliding his hands over the newly exposed skin. Isabel’s hands didn’t stay idle either, stroking his arms, feeling the definition of his limbs. Her hands wandered below his waistband to firmly grab his butt and heard him moan in response. Isabel felt like she was in a dream, making out on the couch with the man she had dreamed about for over ten years.
Hands roved and pulled at clothing, which were unceremoniously removed and tossed onto the floor. Seeing her naked again made Daniel’s blood heat to the point where he swore it was about to boil in his veins. He needed just a bit of space or else he would burst right there, so he picked Isabel up in his arms and carried her so that they were in front of the fire. He laid her down on the carpet and looked at her, amazed that this supermodel was laying there for him and only him.
“You are so beautiful, Isabel,” he told her as he joined her on the floor, her skin glowing from the firelight and her eyes seemed darker as she watched him stretch out alongside her.
“You’re not so bad yourself, Doctor,” she said as she reached for him, loving the feel of his skin on hers. Her fingers slid down his abdomen and gently caressed his hardening penis.
Daniel silenced her by kissing her deeply, tongues exploring their mouths. His fingers caressed the softness of her inner thigh, teasing her as he inched closer and closer to her wet, hot core. Reaching her moist folds, Daniel gently traced around her, feeling her squirm in pleasure, while he continued to kiss her. He could feel how wet she was and two of his fingers slipped inside of her easily. Setting a slow pace, she moaned in pleasure against his mouth.
Pulling his lips from her one more time, he watched her face for a moment. If at all possible, she was even more beautiful with the growing pleasure inside her. Instead of returning to kiss her, Daniel lowered his head to suck on one of her taunt nipples before moving to her twin.
Finally, Daniel came back to her face and withdrew his fingers. Hearing her whimper with her loss. “You know what you do to me, Beautiful,” he murmured to her.
“Then show me,” she replied with a smile as he teased her opening with the tip of his penis before pushing smoothly into her.
He loved watching her face as he set a slow pace, moving in and out of her. She felt so good wrapped around him, her arms, her legs, and her hot core. Isabel tightened around him as she met each thrust, hoping to speed up the pace. Daniel smiled as he realized that she was trying to speed his pace up but wouldn’t let her take control, not this time at least.
“Daniel, please,” she pleaded with him when she realized she was on the edge, wanting to fall into the waves of her climax and caressed his face. Hearing her say please was enough for him and Daniel picked up the pace, driving both of them over the edge.
Once he regained the strength to move, Daniel placed a tender kiss on her lips as he rolled off her. Instead of pulling her into his arms, like he had before, he got up. This puzzled Isabel, not sure what to do until she realized that he was getting a pillow and blanket for them and then rejoined her in front of the fire.
“You have magic fingers,” Daniel finally said once they were covered by the fleece throw.
“I hope you feel better,” she teased.
“You could say that. It’s good to be home,” he said as he placed a kiss on her forehead and laced his fingers through hers.
“How long are you on stand-down?”
“I have to be in on Monday but I brought work home with me.”
“Same here,” he said, pausing as he tried to formulate what he wanted to say. “It was nice, what you did for Cassie today,” he finally said.
“It was nice to be able to use my contacts like that. She looked beautiful tonight.”
“So you can just call up your friend and they send you a dress?”
“Usually, unless it’s for something important. Then I would call my agent.”
“You still talk with your agent? I thought you were done with that?”
“Steven was a great agent while I worked and would love it if I came back, not that I would. He calls now and then, just to make sure I haven’t changed my mind.”
“But he would just ‘get’ you a dress?” Daniel asked, amazed how her world worked.
“I made him enough money, it’s the least he could do,” she replied.
“Oh, are you going to the dining out?” he asked, trying not to hold his breath as he waited for her answer.
“I wasn’t invited.”
“Jack said that if I didn’t go he would send Teal’c after me to drag ‘my sorry butt’ there.”
“Sounds like Jack.”
“So, um, would you like to go with me?”
Isabel turned onto her elbows to look at him. “Would this be just to save you from Teal’c and Jack?”
“Kind of, but more like an evening with you, if you wanted.”
“Sounds like fun,” she said with a smile followed by a kiss on his lips.
Daniel returned the kiss and tried to deepen it but Isabel wouldn’t let him.
“Daniel, we need to talk about one thing,” she said.
“What would that be?” he asked, not sure if she was still talking about the dining in or not.
“We’ve, um, moved pretty fast here and…”
“You want to slow things down?”
“No, I just wanted to let you know that between all the blood work Janet has done on me and with what I know about myself. Well, I just wanted to let you know that you don’t have to worry about any surprises of any kind from me,” she said, feeling relieved for getting that off her chest.
“Oh, yeah, I was kind of thinking about that but I figured with all the vampires that Janet employs, things would be okay,” he said, obviously nervous about the topic.
“Yeah, same here, but I was talking about, additions. But don’t worry, that won’t happen either,” she said softly.
“Okay,” he said sounding a bit more relieved as he stroked her shoulder. She lowered her head and kissed his hand and rested her head on his chest as they watched the fire for a while.
“Who would have thought, us, like this after all these years,” she finally said, wanting to hear that he was enjoying this change between them.
“If it wasn’t for that paper, I don’t think I would have realized what a brilliant scientist you’d become.”
“You think I’m brilliant?” she asked, turning her head to face him.
“Of course you are. If you weren’t, I would have never gotten approval to offer you the job,” he said as he brushed a strand of her blond hair away from her face. “And I’m so glad you said yes.”
“I surprised myself by accepting. Who would have thought, me working for the government?”
“I know, I still am amazed sometimes too. I took me a while to get the swing of things myself.”
“I’m amazed by all of this,” she said, gesturing to the two of them and the blanket that covered their naked bodies.
“Let me continue to amaze you then,” he said as he kissed her deeply.
Taking a quick break for air, Isabel replied, “You can amaze me any time, Daniel, any time.”