TITLE: Two Words

AUTHOR: Little Red

RATING: PG

CATEGORY: drabble, Sam/Jack, future, angst, romance

SPOILERS: "Heroes," "In the Line of Duty"

SUMMARY: One in five pregnancies ends in miscarriage.

AUTHOR'S NOTE: First drabble ever! Tammy beta'd, and rules.

DISCLAIMER: Not mine. Really.

DEDICATION: elly427, consider it an angst down payment.

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In two words it was over.

"I'm sorry."

The familiar beeps and whirrs of the infirmary faded in and out with the sedative she'd been given. Words barely reached her, hushed and impersonal through the curtain. 'Gate travel. Naquadah. Protein marker.

Jolinar
. Sam longed bitterly for Janet, for a doctor who got it.

They were just getting used to the idea.

A man parted the curtain, and her heart choked. He didn't ask.

He already knew.

"I'm sorry," she whispered, like it was her fault.

In two steps Jack reached her, and held her like he would never let go.

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