May 8th, 2008

Two Sides of the Coin by Dith (NC-17)

Title: Two Sides of the Coin
Author: Dith
Fandom: Stargate: SG-1
Pairing: Jack O’Neill/Daniel Jackson, Jack O’Neill/Other
Categories: Action, Romance, Angst
Length: Epic
Warnings: Possible non-con

Author on LJ: raqs
Author Website: Dith Fic


Jack and Daniel are on a research mission to a relatively new world when things spiral out-of-control and they end up caught in the middle of civil strife. When we meet the two characters they’re fighting their feelings for one another, and it takes more than an uprising to bring them together. Daniel is dealing with the events of “Aftermath”, where he was revealed to be a ruthless dictator in another timeline, and he’s convinced his feelings towards Jack can only lead to bad outcomes for both of them. Jack is dealing with Daniel's mixed messages and keeping the two of them alive as they struggle to find a way off the planet, among other things.

One of the things that I enjoy about this fic is the way that Jack becomes a focal point for Daniel and the original character Shigeru (hands-down one of my favorite OC’s ever), a feudal lord/samurai who finds himself drawn to Jack from the first time they meet, which is a bit of a role reversal as to what's more often seen in SG-1 fic of his nature. Add to that the interactions between Jack and Shigeru, the missteps between Jack and Daniel (truly heartstring-pulling at certain points), and the broad scope of the world Dith shows us, and you have a great read.

Two Sides of the Coin