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John had stopped thinking of Mer'deth as a parasite long ago, but at some point he'd also stopped thinking of him as a passenger. Somewhere along the way, Mer'deth had become the other half of John's soul.

Please note there is a sort of Major Character Death Warning.

Published: 12 Oct 2009 Updated: 14 Oct 2009
Story Notes:This story was directly inspired by lavvyan's jaffa_for_hire AU, wherein John Sheppard is host to Mer'deth, a brilliant, arrogant, and not-entirely fearsome Goa'uld. This story is a sequel to her Lord of the Sea, and is a companion piece to her story The Extraction of the Goa'uld Mer'deth: A Brief Summary. You don't actually have to read those fics to understand this one, but I really hope you will anyway. They're not very long, but they're typical examples of Lavvyan's wonderful and inspirational storytelling. I'm very happy that she is so generous to let other people play in the universes she creates.

My beta for this was the incomparably incredible Squeaky.

1. One of One by taste_is_sweet [ - ] (17500 words)

Published: 12 Oct 2009 Updated: 14 Oct 2009