The Thousandth Man


One man in a thousand, Solomon says,
Will stick more close than a brother.
And it's worth while seeking him half your days
If you find him before the other.
Nine hundred and ninety-nine depend
On what the world sees in you,
But the Thousandth Man will stand your friend
With the whole round world again you.
Rudyard Kipling

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Warnings and Disclaimers

Rated: PG13
Posted: January 2002

Summary: This is what I call a mood piece and was inspired by an image -- an image of Daniel, alone in the dark, haunted by past losses. And Jack understanding the kind of comfort Daniel needs when the shadows become overwhelming.

Author's Notes: Thanks to Maisie, who let me drag her into Highlander fandom but is thus far resisting with Stargate. And thanks to Sting's All This Time cd and a lazy Sunday afternoon that helped me get over the doldrums and finish this piece. Please also note this is my first time writing a Stargate fanfic. I'm so happy to have finally jumped in the wading pool. Maybe I'll find my way to the deep end next time out. :)

His wrong's your wrong, and his right's your right,
In season or out of season.
Stand up and back it in all men's sight --
With that for your only reason!
Nine hundred and ninety-nine can't bide
The shame or mocking or laughter,
But the Thousandth Man will stand by your side
To the gallows-foot -- and after!
Rudyard Kipling


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