Do you believe in aliens?
Disclaimer: See chapter 1
AN: Thanks for the reviews, they really helped, I'm glad the characters are all in-character. This chapter is a bit longer. Hope you like it. bold: flashback italics:thoughts
The silence in the private library was cut with the ringing of a phone in Giles’ office.
“I’ll get it, anything to let me actually move my legs.” Xander offered.
Giles’ didn’t even look up from his book.
“I’ll take that as a yes then.”
Xander threw the book he had in his hands on the table and headed in to the office, hoping that the call was the annual apocalypse being announced, he couldn’t take anymore of this research.
“Hello Watcher’s Council Headquarters how may I help you?”
“Hello I’m calling for Rupert Giles?” A male voice said through the phone,
“Ok, Who’s calling?”
“Oh, yes of course, my name is Dr. Daniel Jackson.”
“Ok hang on a sec.”
Xander covered the talking end of the phone and shouted for Giles.
“Hey, G Man, there’s a nice Doc Jackson on the phone for, can you leave the books for a sec?”
There was movement just outside of the office and a few moments later Giles came in, looking very irritated.
“Xander, how many times must I tell you, don’t use that ridiculous nickname for me.”
Xander just grinned and passed him the phone as he passed him out of the office.
“Hello this is Rupert Giles.”
“Mr Giles, I was wondering if I could arrange a meeting with you sometime this week .”‘Dr. Jackson where have I heard that name before? Oh yes… he was the archaeologist who wrote that paper on the Pyramids of Egypt.’
Giles frowned, this was going to be another headache, he was sure of it.
“Ok, I will arrange it for a couple days time.”
“That would be fine, I’m in Colorado at the moment, so it will give me a chance to get there.”
“I’ll have someone meet you at the airport. I will see you in a few days.”
“Goodbye Mr. Giles.”
Daniel put down the phone with a sigh of relief, the next trip to Atlantis was scheduled for next week , leaving him plenty of time to convince the Council to ‘lend’ them a translator. Now he just had to tell Jack he would be gone for a few days. ‘I just hope he doesn’t sent a bodyguard’
Daniel thought, smiling to himself. A guy gets kidnapped a few times and is in the infirmary on a regular basis and he never lives it down.
10 minutes later he was in Jacks office, explaining what had happened.
“…so I have to go to Cleveland in a couple of days.”
“Uh huh, can I leave you for 2 seconds without you giving me another heap full of paperwork?” Jack sighed. “Ok, fine you can go to Cleveland, but you take Teal’c with you.”
Daniel was about to protest, but the look the General gave him was enough to shut him up.
“Alright, I’ll go tell Teal’c now, just let me know what time the flights are.”
“You’ll probably find Teal’c in the sparring room, he’s been toughening up the new recruits, might be a good idea to distract him before he kills them, anyway.”
Daniel frowned. Teal’c had good intentions, but he worked the new recruits like they were Jaffa warriors. More than once he put them in the infirmary by accident.
8 hours later the flights were arranged and Teal’c had been more than willing to go. Jack found Daniel in his quarter, and the look on his face didn’t bide well for the archaeologist.
“Oh Danny Boy, would you like to tell me why when I was getting the non disclosure forms ready, that big ol’ red phone rang and told me not to bother?”
Daniel stood there gob smacked for a second, the American Military were big on the secret bit of a secret military base.
“What?” Was all Daniel managed to say.
“Yep Mr. P said you can pretty much tell anyone within that Council of yours .” Jack said, sitting on the bed.
“But that doesn’t make any sense, did the President say why?”
“Just that they had the highest clearance there is”
Daniel frowned, to be able to know about the Stargate program and Atlantis without signing the non disclosure, they had to be involved with something as equally important as it. Suddenly this trip was going to be a lot more exciting than he first thought.
Willow, Dawn and Faith were standing by the arrival board of Cleveland airport, waiting for their visitors.
“So, do you think the Doc’ll be cute? Faith asked, breaking the silence.
Dawn smiled, she loved the way Faith said was whatever on her mind. After she had forgiven the Rogue Slayer, they had become good friends. Dawn felt she related to Faith, more than Buffy, Faith was the one who fought for her when Buffy thought it was too dangerous for her to learn magic. She still remembered that fight.FLASHBACK
“Dawn, it’s too dangerous.” Buffy yelled.
“No, you just can’t let go of me. When I joined the Watchers Council you wanted Giles to put me in a comfy desk job!”
“This isn’t the same, you saw what the magic did to Willow, I can’t watch you go through that as well.”
At that moment Faith stepped in between them.
“Guy, lets just calm down, you’re both pissed at each other, I get it, but fightin’ ain’t gonna help.”
The sisters just stared at each other, neither refusing to back down.
“Ok, at least the shouting stopped.” Faith murmured. “ First of all, B I gotta agree with the brat. She’s more than capable to do this, and at least this way she has a teacher and won’t go off and do anything stupid.”
“Hey!” Dawn cried indignantly.
Faith ignored her and just looked at Buffy. She was wavering, both Dawn and Faith could see it.
“I don’t know Faith, I don’t want to risk my sister, I can’t be there every time she does magic.”
Faith paused for a moment, trying to think of a way everyone could be happy.
“How about this. Buffy, if you let Dawn start practicing with Willow, I’ll be there every lesson. Dawn, until Willow thinks your ready and know enough of….whatever, you don’t do magic outside of the lessons.”
Faith looked at the two sisters, preying to whatever the hell was really up there that this would stop the Summer’s Feud.
Finally broke the silence. “ I can live with that.”
Dawn could tell this was an olive branch. “ Guess I can too.”
Faith sighed. “Thank God for that, the Baby Slayers were about ready to Slay the both if you.
Buffy glared at her. “ Thanks, Faith.”
Faith gave her trademark smirk. “ Anytime B. Now lets celebrate, I feel the two H’s comin’ on.”
“I dunno, but I call dibs if he is.” Dawn smirked.
Faith began to protest when Willow cut her off.
“Looks like we’re about to find out.”
The two brunettes looked to where Willow was pointing, there stood a ridiculous muscled man with a hat on and a brunette with glasses.
Daniel looked around for the redhead Mr. Giles described , after a quick scan of the room he found her, with two curvy brunettes.
The redhead, Willow , if he remembered correctly waved for him to come over.
He nudged Teal’c and pointed and nodded in the direction of the three girls.
“Come on lets introduce ourselves.”
Teal’c and Daniel made their way over to their escorts, they were a few feet away when one of the Brunettes whispered in Willows ear.
The redhead looked up sharply, judging the two. She closed her eyes and began muttering .
She carried on for a few seconds and opened her eyes . Daniel stopped in his tracks, her bright green eyes were now a silvery Grey.
“What is the matter Daniel Jackson?” Teal’c asked.
“Not sure yet.” He replied, not taking his eyes of the redhead.
Willow final murmur was loud enough for him to hear.
A bubble of white light surrounded all five of them, the outside seemed to have stopped completely.
Immediately Teal’c became the Jaffa warrior he was. He studied the 3 seemingly harmless girls, trying to decide which one was the biggest threat.
Willow’s eyes had returned to normal, and were now looking at Daniel with a coldeness he didn’t think the bubbly looking red head could possess.
“Why are you here?” She asked.
Daniel frowned, trying to figure what was going on, he did know something though, if he got out of this, Jack would never let him live it down.
Faith watched the…..whatever it was next to the Archaeologist shift immediately, he was trying to figure out the biggest threat. ‘Well good luck with that, two helluva powerful witches and a Slayer rearing to go, not a place I would like to be.’ Faith thought to herself.
The Doc finally responded to Willow’s question.
“I was looking for a translator, but guess that’s out of the question now..”
Faith frowned. The Doc wasn’t lying, she could tell but she was sure as hell that the dude next to him wasn’t human.‘But not demon either’
“Red, he’s not a demon. He’s just….off I guess.”
“’off’, that’s all you got?” Dawn said with a roll of her eyes.
“Well it’s not exactly a science, all I’m getting is ‘not human’.” Faith protested.
Faith saw the Doc look at the big guy, obviously they knew what this was about, and were trying ti decide whether or not to tell them.
Finally the Doc turned to face them.
“We can explain, but can we do it somewhere a bit more privately.”
“Sweetie, this is a private as your gonna get.” Faith smiled.
Doc gave her a questioning look, but she didn’t elaborate, she left that to the brains of the operation.
“The bubble we’re in is a concealment spell, we are kinda in a differnet dimension” Dawn explained.
The two guys exchanged looks again.
“Do you believe in aliens?”
“Yes” All three replied at once.
The incident with the insect from out of space during the Glory problem came to mind. Dawn had told Faith on one of their nights out.
Daniel smiled. “Well that will make things a lot easier.”
AN: there are some people who didn't get the whole bubble thing, try and think when Willow and Tara are looking for Dawn (I cant remember the episode.) and Willow cast a spell so that every person who isnt a girl and the same age as Dawn is shifted into another dimension. It like that, but she has shifted them out. Thats why everything stopped, time is slower there. Everyone happy now?