By Jemima Pereira (
Fic series: Stargate by Drabbles
© October 2003
Rating: G
Season: season 1
Series: Stargate SG-1

No dough, no foul. Lyrics of "Space Oddity" (Ground Control to Major Tom) are copyright David Bowie, 1975.

Thanks to Jerie for making it possible.

Everyone in the Air Force dreams of being an astronaut, just like everyone wants to be a pilot. Eventually you grow up and get on with the job. Even when the job is walking through a stargate to a new planet every week, you don't think of yourself as having the right stuff.

Then one day the snakehead who used to be your friend does a fly-by of Saturn just to prove a point, and you're sitting in a tin can, far above the world. Planet Earth is blue and there's nothing you can do.

But you're an astronaut.