The Sunnydale High Archaeology Club: Inca Mummy GirlAuthor:
Not mine, don't sue. They write it better, anyway. Dialogue from 'Inca Mummy Girl' also not by me. Obviously.Fandoms:
Stargate: SG-1 and Buffy the Vampire SlayerSpoilers:
Up to 'Fragile Balance' for SG-1 and 'Inca Mummy Girl' for BtVSSummary:
What if the Scoobies had to go through with the "archaeology club" lie to Ampata?Notes:
Product of YIM conversations. Hopefully (hopefully
), this will be the first in a series of ficlets. Blame Copper!
Four sixteen year olds stood before their new high school
Nothing would be out of the ordinary with this, except (contrary to all appearances) these sixteen year olds were not actually sixteen. They were Jack O'Neill, Samantha Carter, Daniel Jackson and the Jaffa Teal'c, cloned and de-aged by the Asgard, and sent out into the world by the Air Force ("no one gets left behind," Sam had told Jack).
And this wasn't just any high school in southern California; this was Sunnydale High, the only high school situated directly over a Hellmouth.
The group formerly known as SG-1 had no idea what they were in for.
* * *
Buffy and Ampata walked up the steps towards Willow and Xander.
"Your first day at school," Buffy remarked. "Nervous?"
"It is more people than I have seen in a long time," Ampata admitted.
"Don't worry," Buffy reassured her, glancing at her new friend's classic beauty, "You'll have no problems making friends. As a matter of fact, I know someone who's dying to meet you."
Buffy took Ampata's hand to lead her towards the library, past four students who had just transferred in from Colorado.
* * *
"Car-ter," Jack complained (Sam noted that he'd gotten the hang of teenage whining remarkably quickly), "You have a PhD in astrophysics. You could teach most of these science classes in your sleep. *Why* do we need to get science books from the library?"
"Because, sir," Carter replied as they opened the library doors, "I doubt that the average American high school deals in astrophysics."
The library was deserted, although there was a murmur of voices coming from one of the offices behind the desk, so the four 'students' went their separate ways to try and find the books they needed.
"Jack!" Daniel ran over to where his friend was looking for the astrology books, "This is the Pygathalon Codex! In a high school library!"
Jack looked blankly at Daniel. "Which means?" he asked dryly.
"It's legendary!" Daniel held the book like it was made of gold. "It's been presumed destroyed with the Library of Alexandria! And it's in a high school library in California!"
Daniel looked at the blank expression still on Jack's face. "It's supposed to deal with the expulsion of the Goa'uld from this planet. And it's not the only book in the collection. This place has books I've only ever dreamed about! Most of them haven't been seen by the academic world since the 1800s, they're subject to rumour and legend, and they're here! In California! In a high school library!"
Sam and Teal'c overheard this last part as they came over with the required reading materials. "Sir, if they have material on the Stargate here..." Sam's voice trailed off as a teenage couple exited the offices the voices had been coming from.
Daniel exchanged a look with Jack, and approached the twosome. "Excuse me," he asked, "we're looking for the librarian. Have you seen him?"
"You wanna see Giles?" the boy asked, "He's right back there." He pointed towards the office behind the desk.
"He's just finishing meeting with the Archaeology Club," the girl added.
The four former members of SG-1 looked at each other. Daniel sighed; he was taking one for the team with this one. "You have an archaeology club? Where can I sign up?"