Time of the Enterprises

A rough flash to the past

Daniel glared toward George's direction. George sat down into a chair lighting up his cigarette then he puffed out smoke from the white thin tube item. He should be using a electronic cigarette but maybe he is fueled by general nicotine not synthetic or he could be an alien for what it is worth. The room is dark yet well lit.

"Hello," George said. "I understand you tried to break in."

"Where is he?" Daniel asked.

"Where is this 'he' you ask of?" George said, pretending to be confused.

Daniel stand up.

"You know who I am talking about!" Daniel said.

"Uh huh," George said, lowering the cigarette. "How do you know this 'he' is here?"

There is a pause.

"Where else would top secret alien beings go?" Daniel asked.

George smiled.

"Home." George said.

"He is an old man, and whatever you are doing to him . . ." Daniel started but George held his hand up above the table.

"If we were doing harm to this 'he', you wouldn't be aware now would you?" George asked.

Daniel frowned.

"I would know, either way." Daniel said.

"If you want to help this 'he' then stop trying to break in," George said, standing up.

"Could you stop referring to Mr Quarty as 'he' and call him by name?" Daniel asked.

George looked down upon Daniel, with a grim look.

"I know no Quarty." George said.

"Hey!" Daniel shouted as George went out the door. "I am not leaving without him."

The door closed.

The next Daniel knew was that he was on the ground apparently in the dark facing the sky. A flash of light blinded his eyes at first. He could make out a familiar figure in front of two head lights. Daniel turned over shielding his eyes feeling a pain in his back along his shoulder blades as though he had been dragged. He coughed.

"Daniel Jackson, are you all right?" Teal'c asked.

Daniel held his hand out to which Teal'c helped him up.

"Just a little off," Daniel said. "Ow, ow, ow my back!"

"Your body was dragged out of the back entrance," Teal'c said, then he let go of Daniel's hand. "You were inside the building for three hours."

"Three hours?" Daniel repeated, appearing to be startled.

"Affirmative," Teal'c said.

"I don't remember being held in there for that long." Daniel said.

"You have missing time." Teal'c said.

"Teal'c, I wasn't abducted." Daniel said.

"No, Daniel," Teal'c said. "It is a common tool the Goa'uld use to ensure other species searching around do not remember what they saw. You were given a drug and lost some of your memories in exchange to be released."

Daniel rubbed the back of his neck.

"That is possible," Daniel said. "I might have gotten further . . . I just remember talking to The Smoking Man."

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