SG1-16 Four Dragons
By Diana Dru Botsford
Shortly after Daniel Jackson returns from his time among the ascended Ancients, he volunteers to join an archaeological survey of Chinese ruins on P3Y-702. But after accidentally activating a Goa’uld transport ring, Daniel finds himself the prisoner of the Goa’uld Lord Yu. Blaming himself for Daniel’s capture, Jack O’Neill vows to go to any lengths to get him back – even if it means taking matters into his own hands.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Diana Botsford has written science fiction for a variety of mediums including books, television, stage and comics. Her screenwriting credits include “Rascals” for Star Trek: The Next Generation and episodes of Spiral Zone. She recently completed her first original novel, “Critical Past,” and the comic book series, “The Fracture.” Prior to picking up the pen, she worked in the television & film industry as a producer and Visual FX Supervisor.
UNABLE TO STAND, unable to sit, Daniel hung from handcuffs latched to the top and side of a barely four-foot high cage. He tried to shift his weight, crouching in an awkward position that did little to stop the aches in his shoulders and thighs.
He’d heard about cages like this one. Communist China allegedly used them to torture political prisoners. After a few days, the victim’s legs would become swollen. In severe cases, necrosis can happen to feet, ankles and legs. Usually, the cages were set outdoors, exposing the prisoner to the elements.
In Daniel’s case, the cage was set just outside the door to Yu’s throne room.
So much for scoping out an escape route.
He closed his eyes, exhausted. Other than a short nap in a cell on Yu’s mothership, he hadn’t slept in…
Daniel wasn’t sure how long it’d been. More importantly, he had no idea if Jack, Sam, or Teal’c had any idea where he was…